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Former PM among Politics Festival line up

By | Published on Wednesday 18 July 2012

Festival Of Politics

A certain Gordon Brown is among the people set to appear at this year’s Festival Of Politics, which will take place over two weekends at the Scottish Parliament this August (from 17-25 Aug).

Malcolm Rifkind and Jack McConnell are among the other political heavyweights to appear, while Louise Welsh, Iain Banks and the Mull Historical Society will represent the creative community in an eclectic programme under the header of ‘Politics. Culture. Creativity. A Force for Positive Change’.

Commenting on this year’s political fest, the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Tricia Marwick MSP, remarked: “The Festival Of Politics shows the kind of innovation that sets the Scottish Parliament apart from others in engaging both the head and the heart. While debate and discussion remain the bedrock, we have added contemporary art, music and theatre to our programme that continues to push boundaries”.

She continued: “This year’s Festival Of Politics continues to offer an exciting and intelligent addition to Edinburgh’s festivals’ season. We are delighted to be part of these internationally renowned cultural events”.

The full programme is online at www.festivalofpolitics.org.uk