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10 events to book at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Readers, writers and bibliophiles of all stripes have been flocking to this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival since it opened on 12 August. And while the last week-and-a-bit has been packed with impressive events, there are still plenty of talks and readings to attend before the festival wraps up on 28 August. Here, we've picked a selection of readings and talks with tickets still available, if you're looking for a last-minute literary jaunt.

22 August 2017

Exploring the FuturePlay Festival

We went to explore the FuturePlay Festival (3 - 26 August), a celebration and showcase of cutting-edge creative content, offering a virtual reality studio, a gaming and interactive tech zone, an immersive art gallery and a black box theatre.

11 August 2017

Microscopic Dances: Drake Music Scotland's Digital Orchestra premiere bold new work

Microscopic Dances is a collaboration between Drake Music Scotland, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) and the Scottish composer Oliver Searle. Drake Music Scotland’s renowned Digital Orchestra is an ensemble of young disabled musicians, who create and perform a unique new repertoire using digital music technology, controlled by tiny head and hand movements, eye control and brainwaves. We caught up with the organisers to find out more.

10 August 2017

Craft Scotland Summer Show makes waves in Edinburgh

The Craft Scotland Summer Show is an annual selling exhibition, showcasing contemporary, design-led craft throughout August in Edinburgh. Here, a selection of Summer Show makers talk about their favourite pieces they have made for the show, and what makes it extra special to them.

7 August 2017

A virtual taste of the Edinburgh Festivals

Edinburgh 70 is an immersive new Virtual Reality app by Dennis and Debbie Club celebrating the craziness and vibrancy of the world’s biggest arts festival.

4 August 2017

Contemporary dance meets cutting-edge tech with AbstrACTION

Bright Side Studios and Janis Claxton Dance have collaborated on a innovative new digital work, capturing the movements of professional dancers and projecting them into a Virtual Reality experience.

2 August 2017

Dundee Urban Orchard project aims to grow creativity and sustainability

Dundee Urban Orchard (DUO) is a city-wide art and horticulture project, which aims to build and care for small-scale orchards in Dundee. It aims to develop new artistic practices, which will speak across communities, and seeks to address global environmental challenges on a local level.

25 July 2017

Learning from the Future: the dance piece set in a post-life world

For choreographer Colette Sadler, creating the interdisciplinary piece, Learning from the Future, has been a unique experience. This work brings together dance, music, lighting and stagecraft to imagine a post-life world, where linear time and space don't exist.

21 July 2017

Shaping young lives and minds: Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop's Schools Programme

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Schools Programme is now in its fifth year, and the initiative is stronger than ever. We caught up with ESW's Irene Kernan and Debi Banarjee, who told us more about the project.

21 July 2017

404 Ink: A year of Nasty Women and winning over Margaret Atwood

It's been one whole year since independent publisher 404 Ink launched, and boy, what a year it’s been. The ladies behind 404 (Laura Jones and Heather McDaid) spoke to us about some of the highlights of the past 12 months, including having their Nasty Women anthology praised by Margaret Atwood, commissioning new work from authors and printing two editions of their acclaimed literary magazine. 404 Ink received an award through the Open Project Fund.

20 July 2017

Paisley's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 is now Scotland's bid

After making the official shortlist, Jean Cameron, project director for Paisley 2021, explains how Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 is now Scotland’s bid.

31 July 2017

Scotland's music on the world stage

In this article originally published by The Herald on Friday 9 June 2017, our Head of Music Alan Morrison reflects on Scotland's music's place on the global stage...

13 June 2017

Alan Morrison: Showcasing Scotland at The Great Escape 2017

Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland, reflects on two busy days of Scottish Showcases at The Great Escape in Brighton...

20 May 2017

Craft Scotland becomes a Scottish Living Wage employer

In this guest post, Craft Scotland explores the wide-reaching benefits of the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation.

4 May 2017

Surveying Scotland's Games Industry - The Next Level

Morgan Petrie, Creative Industries Manager, provides an update on our efforts to better understand Scotland’s Games Industry, and reports on future plans to take this work to the next level.

2 March 2017

Getting creative with care

Creative Learning Officer Sarah McAdam takes a look at some of the creative initiatives aimed at helping young people in care.

28 February 2017

Rosie Crerar on why Screen Equalities Matter

The Glasgow-based producer explains what Creative Scotland's Equality Matters Review could mean for Scotland's Screen Sector.

31 January 2017

Guest Blog: Jo Verrent welcomes Tramway's Unlimited Festival

Jo Verrent is a speaker, writer, activist and the senior producer for the UK Unlimited Commissions programme. As we look forward to Tramway's Unlimited Festival opening tomorrow, Jo shares some thoughts on the festival running from 15-25 September…

14 September 2016

Anticipating the Edinburgh Book Festival

Kaite Welsh, Literature Officer, gives us a few reasons why she's looking forward to this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival.

12 August 2016

Guest Blog: "Why do we need diversity?"

We share Cloudberry MacLean and Nosheen Khwaja from Glitch / Digital Desperados powerful opening statement from the Equalities panel at the Scotland Screen Summit 2016.

19 July 2016