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Edinburgh: The Two Cities

  • National Library of Scotland George IV Bridge Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom (map)

Jenni Calder and Tim Bell share their experiences of Edinburgh and Leith through literature from the likes of Irvine Welsh and Walter Scott. Calder’s Essence of Edinburgh explores the city through its literature, across the old and new towns and beyond. Bell’s Choose Life Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location brings Welsh’s Trainspotting back to its raw origins of Leith in the 1980s, a time of Thatcherism, social inequality and the HIV pandemic.

Journeying through this most ‘walkable’ of cities, Calder and Bell bring a new appreciation of Edinburgh into being, a ‘city of fascinating unpredictability’.

Admission is free and all are welcome. To reserve your ticket, please visit the Eventbrite event page.