Activism

The Fringe Society, the body that publishes the Fringe programme, has opened nominations for the newly established Participants’ Council. The deadline for submitting nominations is 6 May 2011.

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.

Government austerity measures, the threats posed by climate change, and the uncertainities brought on by rapid globalisation, have galvanised the youth of today into becoming increasingly politically active.

A reading, on the anniversary of International Women's Day, of a new play looking at the experience of imprisoned suffragettes on hunger strike.

Guardian columnist and author George Monbiot comes out swinging against his critics in his "Left Hook" tour. The event is part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival.

Speed of Light, created by public art organisation NVA, is today confirmed as being funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to create a cultural legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK.

TED goes to Ed for the first time with TEDGlobal.

How can staff and students make the necessary changes to achieve a low carbon world? Inspired by student groups, students' associations, and the growing Transition movement, colleges and universities are leading the way. Times/venue TBA

Communities, small and large, across Scotland, are being encouraged to get proactive in the fight against climate change with the help of government funding. The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has been extended and is open to applications for the 2011/2012 round.

High School pupils from across Eastern Scotland will take part in a model united Nations conference at Edinburgh City Chambers tomorrow.