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Solas Festival: Lesley Riddoch


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Solas Festival - Scotland’s midsummer festival - has been running since 2009. The all-age, weekend-long celebration of music and the arts is designed to entertain, inspire and challenge. Our programme makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum. The festival offers a broad, inclusive, creative and entertaining programme for festival-goers of all ages in a safe environment; everyone is welcome.

In 2018 the theme for the festival will be “Drift”, exploring internationalism, journeys, change and cultural fusion. Artists, musicians and performers will engage with this theme creatively.We think that it is more important than ever to look outwards, to find what we have in common with those around the world and close to home, and so we hope to build on these connections and help Solas reach out further.

As part of the Headspace and Literature programme, Lesley Riddoch will be joining the festival. Lesley is an award-winning journalist, commentator and broadcaster who writes regularly for the Scotsman, the Sunday Post and the Guardian. Her writings about civic and political Scotland have been a focal point of national debate in recent years. The most recent revised edition of her bestselling book Blossom includes the Independence Referendum and the leadup to Brexit.

Lesley is the co-founder of the Nordic Horizons thinktank, an informal group of Scottish professionals who want to raise the standard of knowledge and debate about life and policy in the Nordic nations, and is the director of the Nordic House exhibition.

For more information and tickets, please visit the SOLAS Festival website.