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Choose Life. Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location at Stockbridge Library

  • Stockbridge Library 11 Hamilton Place Edinburgh EH3 5BA (map)

Choose life, choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location by Tim Bell is a close analysis of Irvine Welsh’s book Trainspotting and the play and the film of the same name.

Much more than transgressional entertainment, Trainspotting is a fictionalised history of youth unemployment in Leith and Muirhouse in the 1970s and 1980s, together with the arrival of heroin and the collision with HIV/AIDS. Tim Bell’s book tells the story behind Welsh’s story.

For author Tim Bell this is personal, bringing up a young family in Leith with it all going on around him. He got caught up in the literature and has been doing Trainspotting tours, interpreting the book on location for locals, tourists, aficionados and academics, for 15 years.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Please book your ticket via the Eventbrite page here.