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The programme for the above is most impressive. Not so the prices. A few years ago I went to several events. My attendance declined as the prices increased. My income didn't increase by the same percentage! This year I can't afford to attend any. It's not just the event cost. Add in the online/tel booking fee, the cost of travelling from Loch Lomond, especially as many events involve using the train when concession cards are not usable and the total cost is prohibitive. I do appreciate that the organisers want to make the festival bigger and better but, by so doing, they are denying the poorer among the population the opportunity to attend. Is Glasgow becoming the 'London' of Scotland where only those with money can attend cultural events...
Maya Angelou passed away last week at the age of 86. I've always meant to read her work, shame on me for not getting around to it sooner. She had some life, not all good, sadly. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/29/my-hero-maya-angelou-by-lennie-goodings