City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Festival of Politics

By edg - Posted on 05 August 2016

Scottish Parliament - Corridors of power
Event details
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The Festival of Politics is a populist, accessible festival set in the Scottish parliament at Holyrood. The festival pulls together talks, debates, film screenings, music, food, and exhibitions (including the annual World Press Photo Exhibition).

The meat of the festival is the three days of talks on subjects that tackle issues such as the future of cities and our media to the implications of Artificial Intelligence on jobs and the economy.

Politics is the theme throughout, but with a view to the future, on issues that are closing in on us.

Some of the events - such as the exhibitions, film screenings, kids activities, and music in the Festival Cafe Bar, are free.


Talks are £8 (£6 conc).

Tickets for all events can be booked online via