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Press Release – Every Girl Matters (Talk)

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Every Girl Matters is part of our series of talks and conversations. Gender equality is one of the central themes of the Just Festival. This event focuses on working to bring change to the global disparity between the sexes.

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Press-Release- The Island

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The Island is an award-winning and acclaimed apartheid-era play set on Robben Island telling a moving story celebrating hope, passion and resilience. Two cellmates perform futile physical labour by day while rehearsing a makeshift performance of Sophocles’ play Antigone by night. learn more

The Wee Review

Review – We Are

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4 Star Review
Dance and music inspired by African culture is almost always joyous, and We Are is no exception. learn more

Edinburgh Reporter

Review – Bloominauschwitz

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Leopold Bloom is stuck. Stuck in a book, stuck in a routine, stuck in the same clothes. He’s even stuck on the toilet.

As the hero of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Bloom’s life is entirely a creation of the author. He is everyman and no man, a genial soul required to repeat the events of 16 June 1904 forever. But when Bloom starts to question things, to abandon Joyce and look for his own identity, he discovers that nothing is as simple as it seems, and that becoming too obsessed with any one point of view can have terrible consequences.
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Edinburgh Reporter

Review – Dr Korczak’s Example

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4 Star Review

David Greig’s solemn play is set in the hot summer of 1942 in an orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto where Dr Janusz Korczak is caring for 200 young people. They are in the heart of an area covering a few streets into which 350,000 Jews have been crammed. learn more

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Press Release – Faith-based Courts

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What autonomy should faith-based and family courts have in the UK? And how can it be ensured that an individual’s basic human rights, and the right to a fair trial, are respected within a religious framework? learn more

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Press Release – Alabaster Box

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Acappella from Africa to rock the Edinburgh Fringe. Ghana’s leading a cappella/Afroppella quartet, Alabaster Box returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year with a mix bag of gospel Afroppella music presentation dubbed Sounds from Gold Coast. learn more

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Press Release – Bloominauschwitz

Something is going very wrong for Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce’s great novel ‘Ulysses’ and a worldwide phenomenon. learn more

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2018 Just Festival Review

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From apartheid-era drama to creative responses to terrorism, Just Festival looks injustice square in the eye.

Celebrating humanity in all its diverse forms might not be in vogue for some of our world leaders, but the Edinburgh Festival has always promoted fairness and eclecticism in equal measure. At the heart of that mission is the Just Festival, with its annual array of theatre, talks, music, dance and exhibitions.
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The Wee Review

2018 Just Festival | The Wee Review

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At a time when so many people are worrying over the future and anxious about the lack of care they see around them, the annual socially-conscious Just Festival is more welcome than ever. learn more

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Volunteering Programme

Volunterring with Just Festival

Develop your events management and communications skills with Just!

Are you interested in social justice and diversity? Do you enjoy theatre, music, and dance performances? Do you like engaging in conversations on vital social issues? Would you like to gain valuable experience in the festival environment? If YES, then you might find Just Festival a perfect fit for you! learn more

Take Note!

A community youth choir with a message

Supported by the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (University of Edinburgh) Knowledge Exchange and Impact Grant, ‘Take Note!’ Youth Choir project invites people aged 12-21 to take part in singing sessions and performances in two shows at the 2018 Just Festival. learn more

Just Skills Academy

Just Academy Skills

Just Academy

Connecting Third Sector and Creative Practitioners

Free DROP-IN sessions for Third Sector and creative practitioners

Supported by the Voluntary Action Fund, our Just Skills Academy drop-in workshop sessions engage individuals, Third Sector representatives and creative practitioners in sharing stories of successful collaboration and ideas for joint projects. learn more

Just Festival Age and Stage

Age and Stage

Forum Theatre Drama workshops

Supported by the Corra Foundation, ‘Age & Stage’ Project engages elderly people and their carers who experience loneliness and isolation. Active Inquiry, who specialise in producing devised plays, deliver drama workshops and guide project participants in telling and sharing their stories. learn more

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Staged For Life

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Staged for Life: Changing young people’s lives since 2015

BEspoke training programme developed by just festivals and edinburgh college

‘Staged for Life’ is a unique two week training programme teaching young people aged 16–24 how to operate sound and lighting equipment for live events. Those who complete the course are offered supported work placements at  the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues to gain meaningful industry experience. The training sessions are part of the Just Skills Academy project supported by Edinburgh College, the Voluntary Action Fund and Dr Guthrie’s Association. Follow Staged for Life on Facebook for more updates. learn more

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2019 Just Festival Programme

Just Festival 2019

‘transitions’

The Just Festival Board chose the theme ‘Transitions’ for the 2019 festival. It engaged new and returning audiences in reflecting on vital social justice issues. learn more

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2019 Just Festival Report

Just Report 2019

Festival Annual Report

In addition to the annual summer programme dedicated to the theme of ‘Transitions’, Just delivered a number of community projects aimed at increasing volunteering and skills improvement opportunities as well as improving access to arts and culture to isolated communities. learn more

2018 Just Festival Programme

Just Festival 2018

‘OUTSIDE IN’

The 2018 Just Festival Programme ‘OutsideIn’ offered a wonderful mix of music, theatre, poetry and storytelling created and performed by international and local companies. learn more

Just Festival 2018

2018 Just Festival Report

The Just Festival Board chose the theme OutsideIn for the 2018 festival. It engaged new and returning audiences in reflecting on vital social justice issues. learn more

Just Festival 2017

2017 Just Festival Programme

Just Festival 2017‘Against the current’

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

Just Festival 2017

2017 Just Festival Report

Just Festival 2017

Festival annual report

The 2017 Just Festival was held under the theme ‘Against the Current’. We hosted 9 conversations, 6 talks and 40 performing arts events that presented people, movements and ideas that challenged the status quo. learn more

Just Festival 2016

2016 Just Festival Programme

‘from the edge’

With the 2016 programme, Just Festival offered safe spaces for dialogue and creative exchange between invited experts, practitioners, community-based organisations, socially conscious performing arts groups and the general public. learn more

Just Festival 2016

2016 Just Festival Report

Just Festival 2016

Festival annual report

In 2016 Just Festival’s events and exhibitions were curated under the theme ‘From the Edge’. learn more

Press Release – Slaves in Scotland

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‘But we have no slaves in Scotland…,’ states a Scottish law report from 1687. And yet, it was not made illegal to own a slave in Scotland until 1788. Newspapers in Edinburgh and Glasgow used to run adverts for slaves, at various prices, or offer rewards for escaped slaves. learn more

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