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Three To See 2013: Festival Of Politics

By | Published on Thursday 25 July 2013

Festival Of Politics

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor tips a few events happening as part of this year’s ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winning Festival Of Politics.

The Power Of Social Media
Social media is increasingly relevant to practically anyone with a pulse. Even if you’re not on it so much, you’re probably aware of its power. This session asks whether that power is enough to increase the influence of small independent nations on world affairs. Panellists include Professor Rachel Gibson of the University of Manchester, and Gregor Poynton of Blue State Digital, the company that drove the Obama social media campaign.
The Scottish Parliament, 25 Aug, 5.30pm.

The Kennedys
The Kennedys are a family that polarise opinion; if you’ve got strong views on the matter, this event might be of interest to you. Award winning biographer and historian David Nasaw will discuss his recent work on the Kennedy dynasty and introduce and discuss his new biography ‘The
Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P Kennedy.’
The Scottish Parliament, 25 Aug, 2.00pm.

Politics And Art
So, people who are interested by art AND politics, and those of you who think that they are inextricably interlinked, here’s something that might interest you; a discussions about how artists create art in a social and political context, and what happens when art challenges the political status quo. Chair Linda Fabiani MSP, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal is joined by artists Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion.
The Scottish Parliament, 24 Aug, 6.00pm.