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Online Events for Just Festival

Thursday July 23 2020

A series of online events, and a four-day piece of installation art, have been announced for this year’s Just Festival.

Formerly the Festival of Spirituality and Peace, the Just Festival is part of Edinburgh’s Fringe and consists of performances and talks around themes of social justice and human rights.

Although most of the planned events for this year had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus lockdown, the festival this week announced a slimmed-down programme, to be delivered online.

They include conversations around Black Lives Matter, vaccination, trust in the public sphere and Pilgrimage Through the Pandemic; improvised comedy from No Direction Home, and a closing concert from country band The Countess of Fife.

In addition, subject to the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, the Cornerstone Centre at St John’s Church will host ‘Of all the People in all the World’, a performance installation in which the artists build small and large mounds of rice representing the political and social realities in the world: one grain of rice for the Queen, twelve grains for people who have walked on the moon, a pile for teachers in the UK, a heap for millionaires in Europe, and a mountain for people fleeing from war and disaster.

The festival takes place from August 16-23, and the installation will be in place from August 18-22. All events are free. For more information and registration, visit the festival website.


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