Last night I attended the Just Festival launch at St John’s Church, Edinburgh.
Once known as the Festival of Spirituality and Peace, the Just Festival marks its fifteenth edition under the theme of ’15 years of Light’. As Festival Director puts it, ‘We are lighting up our programme with candles of celebration and reflection’
International, multi-cultural and multi-faith the festival hosts events in many Edinburgh locations, including the Central Mosque, various Church of Scotland kirks and and cathedrals and at The Filmhouse. Also this year the Central Hall in Toll cross will be hosting many events.
The programme which runs from August 7th to 31st features a huge range of art and performance art created to provoke and create conversation. Including talks, conversations, performance art, films, workshops and art installations, which is where I am extremely honoured to say I come in.
I will have an exhibition of sketches located in the Chapel at St John’s Church, which is stuated on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road.
‘Sketching the Shadows’ will take a look at the hidden side of Edinburgh, the shaded spots in the heart of the city which go unseen to many of the capitals population. Through my free scribbled style I hope to shine a light on these forgotten or ignored areas.