Head North, My Friend – Edinburgh Book Festival, Edinburgh
Head North, My Friend
In this special event Highlight Arctic celebrates the culture of the High North at a time when the region is experiencing enormous and rapid transition. Join us for words, music and stories from: Sami poet and musician Niillas Holmberg, Icelandic crime-writer Ragnar Jonasson and the Inuit poet and-live artist Jessie Kleemann. Plus, Shetlandic poet Christine De Luca will read new translations specially commissioned by the EIBF and DJ Aikio will provide the aural beats.
Bar, dancing and smiles also guaranteed.
Wednesday 19th August
Jura Unbound @ Edinburgh International Book Festival
Spielgeltent, Charlotte Square Gardens
Free Entry (no tickets required)
Further Info via Skinny Magazine
Highlight Arctic Project
As ice caps melt and sea-levels rise, we feel it is high time to shine a light on the Arctic – a region that has become one of the world’s major international economic battlegrounds. Highlight Arctic will be a collaboration with artists who live and work in the High North in order to celebrate the culture and significance of the region.