Solas, Scotland’s Festival of Arts and Ideas, The Bield at Blackruthven, Tibbermore, 23 – 25 June, 2017
Scotland’s festival of arts and ideas is delighted to announce its biggest programme ever. Solas Festival, which takes place as ever at The Bield at Blackruthven near Perth, this year between 23-25 June, confirmed headline acts and some very exciting new developments for 2017.
Talks and Debates Programme
The bands and musicians
Acts include: Lau, Radio One darlings WHITE, folk legend Mary Ann Kennedy and Mercury Prize nominee C Duncan head up the music stage, while Booker Prize winner James Kelman, Green MSP Andy Wightman, Scotland’s leading playwright David Greig and recently appointed UNESCO chair Professor Alison Phipps lead a programme of talks, debates and readings. A new focus on performance, bringing more dance and theatre to the festival will be headlined by dancer Claire Cunningham.
The festival is also delighted to announce two major new international collaborative projects, pairing Scottish musicians with artists in Palestine and Ghana.
Talks and Debate Programme
The talks and debates programme will reflect on ideas of belonging and competing nationalisms through panels on identity, citizenship, land, and the impacts of Brexit on the national consciousness. Accessibility and inclusivity will be a particular focus, and of course we will be continuing to think about and engage with people that have to leave their homes in order to make new ones in Scotland and abroad.
As ever, Solas Festival remains one of the most family-friendly events int he country, with a huge programme of activities for children.
(Photographs by John Graham and Colin Mearns)
Solas Festival, The Bield at Blackruthven, Tibbermore, Perth PH1 1PY
- Alan Murphy – A Nod to John Martyn
- The Creative Process with Jacqueline Smith
- An Evening with local author – Pat McIntosh
- Scottish PEN’s Writers in Exile
- Queen Margaret Drive Festival, West End Festival 2019
- Kirklee Allotments Open Day West End Festival 2019
- Manaf Halbouni – Artist’s Talk Refugee Festival Scotland
- Britain on Film: Welcome to Britain plus Q & A GFT
- Memoir of War GFT
- Anna Magnani: Made in Rome GFT
- The Cure Live at Hydepark – Anniversary 1978 – 2018
- Outdoor Art Film, Eglantine, North Kelvin Meadow Glasgow
- The Glasgow Mela 2019
- Love Me or Leave Me, GFT
- Doc’n Roll presents: It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story
- Interfest and Book Launch Garnethill Glasgow
- The Captor, GFT
- Robert the Bruce, GFT
- Diego Maradona GFT
- NT Live: Small Island, GFT