Event: New Scotland, New Culture?

So the Post Collective will be co-hosting an event tomorrow evening looking at the future of ‘culture’ in Scotland, alongside the Scottish Green Party and National Collective. We’ll have musicians, artists, poets and politicians discussing culture, alongside performances throughout the evening. It’s at Summerhall from 7pm, £5 in advance, £6 on the door, with post-event discussion in the Royal Dick bar.

New Scotland new Culture
New Scotland new Culture

The line up includes:

  • Fraser MacDonald – Fraser is one of Scotland’s foremost cultural geographers and writes in the media about Scotland’s future, its culture and how culture and academia can be be communicated to the public.
  • Andrew Patrizio – Andrew is Chair of Scottish Visual Culture at the Edinburgh College of Art
  • Claire Askew – Claire is an award winning young poet based in Edinburgh. Her first full collection of poems will be coming out later this year
  • Andrew Eaton Lewis – Andrew is the former arts editor at The Scotsman, a member of the band Swimmer One and a contributor to the Whatever Gets You Through The Night multi-platform project. He also runs Biphonic Records.
  • BEAM – The gifted young alt-folk artist Amy MacDougall is one of the Scottish music scene’s most promising stars. Working as a backing singer to house names such as King Creosote, Amy will be performing her own instrumental compositions and songs in a special performance.

More info here.

It’s our first real foray into putting on events, and will hopefully be the first of many. The event fits in nicely with our recently released second edition of the magazine which has a large cultural theme. I’ll probably be at the back trying to sell a few.

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