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Events programme 2020 – 2021

All events start at 19.30 on Tuesday evenings online using Zoom:

All welcome

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20 Oct 2020


The History of the Edinburgh Festival


With film and recordings of the earliest international performers who established Edinburgh as the Festival City.

Souvenir Programme 1947

Festival Theatre

Mike Lewis
Local Historian and Royal Mile Guide

Mike Lewis 08.19

17 Nov 2020


Luxury Hotel Design in Scotland and Beyond

Hotel architecture and interior design in the twentieth century with a focus on Scottish examples of the 1930s-1970s and concluding with some covered in his latest book, Jet Age Hotels and the International Style 1945-1965.

Bruce Peter
Professor of Design History, Glasgow School of Art

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15 Dec 2020

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Words and Music

The presenters talk about their musical collaborations
over more than 10 years
including video clips from several performances.

Tom Cunningham (composer)
Alexander McCall Smith (author)

Tom Cunningham and AMS

19 Jan 2021

Is Hydrogen the Answer?

Examining the potential of this new technology

Bill Ireland
CEO, Logan Energy

Bill Ireland

16 Feb 2021

Age Scotland

This talk will be about the services available to Edinburgh residents to help them live independently for as long as they want and are able.

Mike Douglas
Director, Social Enterprises

Mike Douglas_Photo


16 Mar 2021


(at 19:00) followed at 19:45 by:

The Revival of the Borders Railway

From controversial project to outstanding success

Ann Glen
Author and Historian

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