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48 hours | Future of Festivals

West Port Book Festival

Monday 26th November 2012, 6.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

As the 5th West Port Book Festival draws to a close, and the inaugural Book Week Scotland begins, we turn to a little future-gazing beyond the booze, bosoms and bespoke tailoring. What will the festival of the future look like?

Nick Barley of Edinburgh International Book Festival, Adrian Turpin of Wigtown Book Festival, Amanda Tyndall of Edinburgh International Science Festival & Lisa Dempster of Melbourne Writers Festival share their thoughts.


48 hours | Taking Tea with Turing

Alan Turing

Friday 23rd November 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Taking Tea With Turing is an anthology of creative work inspired by Alan Turing, compiled and edited by the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh writer-in-residence, Viccy Adams.

Presented as an interactive iPhone/iPad app, the anthology features the work of a diverse range of writers and writing, from poems read by robots to comedy twitter-based animations.

To book a ticket click here.

Atmosphere | The Pillow Book

The Pillow Book

Saturday 24th November 2012, 7:30 for 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Nagiko loves books. Her desire to read is insatiable. The smell of white paper to her is like "the scent of skin of a new lover who has just paid a surprise visit out of a rainy garden," or in other words... covetable and delicious.

Starring Vivian Wu, this 1996 Peter Greenaway film deploys all his signature visual devices to great effect. His focus being on the beauty of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, hand painted on the body like pages of a diary.

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