This Saturday and Sunday 1st & 2nd November.
2:30pm. National Library of Scotland
This Saturday and Sunday the Scottish International Storytelling Festival makes space for the voices of those who questioned and opposed the First World war in a live performance at the National Library of Scotland based on first hand testimonies of soldiers, nurses, home front workers, women peace campaigners and conscientious objectors.
The Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre multimedia production, features award winning actor, director, poet and playwright Gerda Stevenson, Gaelic poet Aonghas Macneacail, and BBC Radio 4’s Crawford Logan.
The piece, scripted by Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre Coordinator Brian Larkin sets excerpts from letters, journals, memoirs and poems of those who questioned and opposed the war against a backdrop of patriotic propaganda. It includes selections from newspapers written by soldiers at the front and by conscientious objectors in prison.
Tickets £7.50. Book Tickets online here.
Featuring Gerda Stevenson, Aonghas Macneacail, Crawford Logan, and Jamie Reid Baxter, with music by Michel Byrne. If you missed the highly successful performance of Divergent Voices that took place at the Storytelling Centre in July don’t miss this. Script by Brian Larkin, Coordinator of the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre.
This event is part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. It complements the exhibition ‘Behind the Lines: Personal stories of the First World War’ at the National Library of Scotland.
Tickets £7.50. Book Tickets online here or in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Royal Mile, Edinburgh,
by phone on +44 (0)131 556 9579.