Edinburgh Arab Festival 2015

Edinburgh Arab Festival 2015

Marhaba! We invite you to experience the beauty, diversity and richness of the Arab world, right here in Edinburgh! This vibrant two-day cultural festival will provide visitors with a unique insight into Arab culture through a wide array of open and scheduled events, including music, art, poetry, fashion, film screenings, photography, calligraphy, exhibitions, language taster classes, authentic traditional cuisines and more... 

Sex, Food and Politics – Lecture by Ang Li (Writer)

Sex, Food and Politics – Lecture by Ang Li (Writer)

Ang Li is the most controversial woman writer in Taiwan. In this lecture, she examines the intertwining of gender, food and politics, which continues to break new ground of literary reflection, creating a new space of questions involving female sexuality and Asian women’s literature on the international literary scene. 

Theatre Censorship Now

Theatre Censorship Now

What is the price of free expression in theatre today? Are concerns about causing offence, security risks, or funding cuts leading to increased self-censorship? And what can the international theatre industry do to support theatre practitioners working under harsh political censorship? Join director Lisa Goldman, Robert Sharp (PEN), and playwright Peter Arnott for a discussion chaired by Dr Laura Bradley from the University of Edinburgh. 

Ensemble

Ensemble

This rehearsed reading of Peter Arnott’s new play is an experiment about theatre. About theatre as something we make together, and the reasons why a society does that. It’s also about the social experiment that took place in East Germany – the attempt to make a new kind of country and what became of it...