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Vive le Fringe! 2017 Institut Français d’Écosse

Edinburgh,Edinburgh4 Aug - 28 Aug
For the past 6 years, the Institut Français d’Écosse has been hosting Vive le Fringe! a showcase of the crème de la crème of French performance arts. In 2017, Vive le Fringe! is expending over two venues for 3 shows, 2 literary encounters, and an exhibition. The Institut Français is presenting new piece of writing Lost in Translation: A Bilingual Journey and Poitiers-based Collectif Or Normes’ adaptation of Marguerite Duras novel, La Maladie de la mort at its historic base in…
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Spirit of ’47 at Edinburgh International Festival

,Edinburgh6 Aug - 27 Aug
A 70th anniversary collaboration between the British Council & the Edinburgh International Festival In 1947 Rudolf Bing, the General Manager of Glyndebourne Opera, Henry Harvey Wood, the Head of the British Council in Scotland, and leaders from the City of Edinburgh came together to conceive of an event that would welcome the world to the Scottish capital. In an act of extraordinary courage and optimism they asserted that art and culture could act as a beacon of hope and reconciliation in a…
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Michel Bussi & Arne Dahl at Edinburgh International Book Festival

,Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre26 Aug
MONET, MONET, MONET Black Water Lilies by bestselling French author Michel Bussi is named after a rumoured Monet masterpiece, which seems to be a magnet for murder. Sweden’s Arne Dahl, whose novels have already been translated into over 30 languages, launches a new series with Watching You, where a serial killer seems to be toying with his detective. Join them for a feast of the finest European fiction. Chaired by Jenny Brown. https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/michel-bussi-arne-dahl-10208
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European Writers’ Tour presents Janne Teller at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh,,Edinburgh International Book Festival26 Aug
Janne Teller the Danish novelist and short story writer who has won numerous prizes will talk to Chilean writer and teacher Lina Meruane, as part of the festivals’ “Age of Political Earthquakes” series of events the author Her novel ‘War’, published in the UK last year, has been translated into several languages and is uniquely adapted according to the country in which it is published. As a former United Nations employee and member of the jury of the prestigious German Book Peace Prize,…
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European Writers’ Tour presents Orbita

Hull,Hull City of Culture30 Sep
In response to the changes faced by Europe, literature can offer new and challenging views on our identity, history and diversity. European Writers’ Tour invites you to meet some of the most exciting writers from across the channel, as we bring authors to the UK and share their stories and experiences. Latvian poetry collective Orbita read and perform their work, dedicated to dialogue between various creative media and cultures. Presented as part of Contains Strong Language Festival, a major new national spoken word and…
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European Writers’ Tour presents Dulce Maria Cardoso

Birmingham,Birmingham Book Festival7 Oct
In response to the changes faced by Europe, literature can offer new and challenging views on our identity, history and diversity. European Writers’ Tour invites you to meet some of the most exciting writers from across the channel, as we bring authors to the UK and share their stories and experiences. Portuguese writer Dulce Maria Cardoso talks with European Literature Champion Rosie Goldsmith about her novel The Return which tells the story of a young boy’s return to Portugal following the Angolan War…
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