Activism

Occupy Edinburgh

Submitted by edg on Mon, 10 Oct '11 9.58am

It started with Adusters magazine's poster, inspired by the Arab Spring, suggesting that Americans Occupy Wall Street on 17th September. "Bring tent" said the poster. They did, in huge numbers. And they stayed. Surprising media commentators and the authorities, the movement continues to grow globally.

Fringe Shows The Wheel and Sold Win Amnesty Award

Submitted by edg on Fri, 26 Aug '11 10.00pm

The joint winners of the 2011 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award were announced yesterday. The winners of the award that honours productions fighting for human rights were Sold (view photos), directed by Catherine Alexander at the Pleasance Courtyard, and The Wheel, directed by Vicky Featherstone at the Traverse.

Pride Scotia 2011

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 25 Apr '11 9.59am

Scotland's national LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) pride festival is a traditional pride march and rally, and a community based festival. The festival, held in Edinburgh every two years, encompasses live music, DJs and a health and community fair.