“Whose Festival is it Anyway?” The 2020 Cockburn Annual Lecture

Monday 30th November 2020 at 7pm

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On November 30th at 7pm we are hosting on Zoom the 2020 Cockburn Annual Lecture. Professor Cliff Hague, chairperson of the Cockburn Association, will give us a talk entitled “Whose Festival is it Anyway?” followed by an Q&A with the audience.

Focusing on what Edinburgh’s Festivals should look like in the future, Prof Hague will assess why the sheer scale of Edinburgh’s Festivals has become a source of controversy to many residents. He will also offer some suggestions how these events might become more citizen-friendly from 2021 onwards.

His talk will build on the “Our Unique City” manifesto produced by the Cockburn Association that outlines our vision for life in Edinburgh in a post-COVID era.

Tickets to the event are free to Cockburn Association members and by donation to non-members. Please book on our Eventbrite page here. Only ONE ticket per screen, per event is required to be booked.

If you enjoy our Cockburn Conversations and other events please do consider becoming a member of the Cockburn Association – The Edinburgh Civic Trust. We are an independent conservation charity and we need your assistance to help us continue protecting Edinburgh’s wonderful civic amenities and unique built heritage.

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