Festivals, Cultural and City Events

Fringe events at 50 George Square

The University's 50 George Square hosted a variety of festival events this August.

50 George Square

Who's Watching Who

Who’s Watching Who is a collaborative project between award-winning dramatist Peter Arnott, Dr Laura Bradley of the University of Edinburgh and ex-BBC filmmaker Susan Kemp, exploring the issues surrounding censorship and East German theatre.

On 12 August, a rehearsed reading of Peter Arnott’s new play Ensemble was performed. The play is set in a fictional theatre in 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and before German reunification.

After the play, Peter and Laura were joined by director/writer Lisa Goldman and Index on Censorship associate art producer Julia Farrington for a roundtable discussion on contemporary experiences of theatre censorship.

Ang Li lecture

Ang Li, the most controversial woman writer in Taiwan, presented a lecture on 27 August focusing on the intertwining of gender, food and politics and Asian women’s literature on the international literary scene.

The lecture was free, non-ticketed.

Edinburgh Arab Festival

The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies Department ran the first cultural Arab Festival to take place in Scotland on 28 - 29 August.

This vibrant two-day cultural festival provided visitors with a unique insight into Arab culture through a wide array of open and scheduled events.

Related Links

Who's Watching Who website

Laura Bradley