The festival programme will feature performance and visual artists telling their stories through artwork, poetry, storytelling, music, theatre and dance. This year’s festival offers creative writing and visual literacy workshops, poetry, dance and new work showcase events as well as intimate and outdoor music experiences curated with audiences audiences across age groups, backgrounds and identities in mind. All events are free but ticketed.
1 OCTOBER 2021: LITERARY AND VISUAL ART
granton:hub located in the heart of Granton will be home to creative writing and visual arts events on 1 October 2021 featuring the artwork of Harriet Mould, Jose Luis Cote and Kate Soltan as well as workshops in creative writing and visual literacy facilitated by Joan Hephzibah + Ebony Pollard and Kate Soltan + Magda Adamow.
12:00-13:30 The Land of Punt: Creative Writing for Children with Joan Hephzibah and Ebony Pollard
13:45-15:30 Imagination in Motion: Visual Literacy Workshop with Kate Soltan and Magda Adamow
16:00-17:00 Person Behind Picture: Exhibition and Panel Discussion with Visual Artists
2 OCTOBER 2021: DANCE, POETRY AND NEW WRITING FOR STAGE & FILM
Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) Theatre at Edinburgh College (Granton Campus) will be home to exciting dance, theatre, poetry and stand-up comedy work presented by Scotland-based diverse artists on 2 October 2021.
With this programme we would like to present the work of artists at different stages of their creative careers and promote collaboration and exchange of skills and practice. Join us for three showcase events with the focus on DANCE, POETRY and NEW WRITING for THEATRE, FILM and STAND-UP featuring Divine Tasinda, TuFlamenco with Inma Montero and Danielo Olivera, Anu Josep, Fronteiras Theatre Lab, Lubna Kerr, Sean Wai Keung in collaboration with Jinling Wu, and Raheema Sayed.
13:00-14:00 In Dance Intertwined: Dance Showcase with Divine Tasinda, Anu Joseph & TuFlamenco
14:30-15:30 The Words We Are: Poetry and Performance Poetry Panel with Raheema Sayed
16:00-17:00 Lines from Lived Experience: New Writing for Stage and Film feat. Fronteiras Theatre Lab, Lubna Kerr, Sean Wai Keung + Jinling Wu
3 OCTOBER 2021: MUSIC
Starbank Park nestled in the Newhaven Harbour area of Edinburgh will be a stage for Scotland’s diverse MUSIC stars on 3 October 2021! Let’s celebrate the festival finale day with intimate instrumental music experiences and big band and sound performances on the main stage. The Edinburgh Multicultural Festival is delighted to present Mio Shudo, Alec Cooper and Roo Geddes followed by The Spinning Blowfish, Mother All Mighty, Lone Bear Duo and Shona the Musical - Band and Choir.
12:00 - 13:30 Musical Musings feat. instrumental music performed by harpist Mio Shudo, sitarist Alec Cooper and fiddler Roo Geddes will soothe your soul and take you on a journey into the sounds and stories of sea-bound people of Japan, South Asia and Ireland. [Entrance: Upper Grounds at Laverockbank Road]
14:00 - 19:00 StarDome21: Edinburgh Multicultural Festival Finale at Starbank Park with big bands and bigger sound. The Spinning Blowfish, Mother All Mighty, Lone Bear Duo and Shona the Musical - Band and Choir will grace the StarDome21 Finale Stage with an eclectic mix of Trad and Folk to Neo Soul / Hip Hop / R’n’B. From Africa to South America, and back to Scotland, the finale concert will satisfy your music buds and fill your heart with joy. Not all goodbyes should be sad! [Entrance: Lower Grounds at Starbank Road]
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