Just Festival

Edinburgh’s social justice and human rights festival

Just Festival 2021

Edinburgh’s social justice and human rights festival

6th Aug to 28th Aug

Just Festival 2021 - No Alleluias: A Requiem for 2020

World Premiere

A musical journey from despair to hope. Based on personal writing by Rev Dr Karen Georgia Thompson, this new choral work closes Just Festival in an act of remembrance. Composer Anthony Hammond and Lyrics by Robert Rae.

28th Aug, 7pm

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Just Festival 2021 - No Alleluias: A Requiem for 2020

Peace & Justice present...

A monumental exhibition of 140,000 origami paper cranes of peace and hope by Scottish artist Janis Hart which spans the heritage space of St John’s Church and explores the twin existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate change.

6TH to 28th Aug

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Just Festival 2021 - Michael Rosen: Many Different Kinds of Love

Join one of the most loved poets in the UK

Michael Rosen, reflects on his book Many Different Kinds of Love, which movingly describes his journey through Covid in the hands of the NHS.

7th Aug, 6:30pm

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Just Festival 2021 - No Alleluias: A Requiem for 2020

World Premiere

A musical journey from despair to hope. Based on personal writing by Rev Dr Karen Georgia Thomson, this new choral work closes Just Festival in an act of remembrance. Composer Anthony Hammond and Lyrics by Robert Rae.

28th Aug, 7pm

learn more

Just Festival 2021 - No Alleluias: A Requiem for 2020

Peace & Justice Scotland present...

A monumental exhibition of 140,000 origami paper cranes of peace and hope by Scottish artist Janis Hart which spans the heritage space of St John’s Church and explores the twin existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate change.

6th to 28th Aug

learn more

Just Festival 2021 - Michael Rosen: Many Different Kinds of Love

Join one of the most loved poets in the UK

Michael Rosen, reflects on his book Many Different Kinds of Love, which movingly describes his journey through Covid in the hands of the NHS.

7th Aug, 6:30pm

learn more

Appearing at Just Festival 2021

Susan Morrison

Susan Morrison

Susan MorrisonSusan Morrison is a comedy volcano, erupting with an endless flow of scorching hot gags, spewing forth at a blistering pace. learn more

The Revd. Jarel Robinson-Brown

Jared Robinson Brown

Jared Robinson BrownJarel is a British-Born Jamaican and grew up in West London where, with his elder sister he was raised by his Grandmother. Sensing an early call to ordained ministry, Jarel began preaching in the Ealing Trinity Circuit of the Methodist Church in 2006 and later trained for ordination at Wesley House, Cambridge from 2010-2013. learn more

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen

Michael RosenMichael Rosen was born in 1946 in North London. One of the best-known figures in the children’s book world, he is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. As an author and by selecting other writers’ works for anthologies he has been involved with over 140 books. He lectures and teaches in universities on children’s literature, reading and writing. learn more

Dr. Anne Karpf

Dr Anne Karpf

Dr Anne KarpfDr Anne Karpf is Professor of Life Writing and Culture. A writer, sociologist and award-winning journalist, she writes regularly on social, political and cultural issues for The Guardian and other publications, and is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio. learn more

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