Just Festival's socially-conscious events aim to challenge perceptionscelebrate differences and promote respectful dialogue



In 2016 Just Festival’s events and exhibitions were curated under the theme ‘From the Edge’. With this theme, we wanted to challenge our audiences to engage with the experiences and ideas of those people who are commonly perceived to sit at the edge of our communities and societies; whether it’s those who find themselves socially or politically marginalised, or perhaps the boundary-pushers who sit at the very edge of their disciplines, challenging the way we think about science, society, faith and the arts. 

To find out more about our 2016 Just Festival edition, follow the links below.

If you wish to learn more about our activities, visit our project pages 


2017 edition of Just Festival will be held under the theme #AgainstTheCurrent. We will host conversations, talks and performing arts events that present people, movements and ideas that challenge(d) the status quo. 

We are looking for proposals from individuals, groups, organisations and companies that wish to collaborate on a rich programme that informs and inspires.

We will be launching a call for event proposals in November 2017. If you have an idea you would like to share with us now, drop us a line at info@just-festival.org

Upcoming Events

Outside the festival season we host additional events, including Conscious Film Screenings, PhD in an Hour, Death Cafes and Science, Faith and Society Conversations. Check the calendar for dates and times. 

School Outreach Programme

We are launching our pilot School Outreach Programme this year. The programme co-funded by the Scottish Government and the Robertson Trust aims at engaging secondary schools students in events that tackle vital social justice matters and engage young people in reflecting on and responding to current affairs. 

For more information, click on the button below.

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