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Politics Festival is go

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

Festival Of Politics

Yet another of Edinburgh’s August festivals kicked off yesterday, the Festival Of Politics based at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood.

This ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winning festival consists of a series of politically-themed debates staged at the home of Scottish democracy. This year’s programme takes the theme of ‘Re-newing Politics In The Age Of New Media’, and includes debates on social media and politics, political communication, intellectual property in the digital age, the Scottish independence vote and recent events in the Middle East. This year there will also be some drama and music events in the MSP’s restaurant.

Although the political fest officially kicked off yesterday, most of the events take place between Thursday 25 and Saturday 27 Aug, so there’s still time to take a look at www.festivalofpolitics.org.uk and pick out some events to see.