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Booking infomation Information for reserving free entry and buying tickets can be found on our website: www.justjust.org Most events for which there is a charge can be booked in advance online, by phone or in person at: Brown Paper Tickets Miller Row Edinburgh EH4 3BQ 0800 411 8881 www.brownpapertickets.com For free events book places online at Eventbrite: www.just-festival.eventbrite.co.uk It is possible to buy tickets to all events on the door, subject to availability. For further information visit the Information Points at just Festival at St John’s Church during August or www.justjust.org at anytime.


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Ticket tax explanation just Festival is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting those with a practical vision for peace. Each year we raise money for selected humanitarian causes through a 50p ticket surcharge. This year we will split the money raised between the inspirational charities Streetwork and Mercy Corps. Streetwork www.streetwork.org.uk Streetwork is a local homeless charity in Edinburgh with a unique approach. We don’t wait for people to come to us; we go to them on the street. We go out, we seek, and we find and connect with people in desperate and destitute situations. Regardless of the circumstances in the past, we work to enable them to bring safety and stability to their lives. We aim to get it right first time and bring an end to the recurring problems that living without a home can bring. But homelessness is often a symptom of other underlying issues. A bed for the night is just the starting place. Working in a partnership based on respect and trust, we help people to find their own solution in ‘your terms, your pace, your place’. Mercy Corps www.mercycorps.org.uk Mercy Corps alleviates suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Since 1979, we’ve been helping people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. Driven by local needs, our programmes provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools they need to transform their own lives. Our worldwide team – 93% of whom are local - are improving the lives of 19 million people in over 40 countries. We partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity and build stronger communities, now, and for the future.


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Home In our world, rights such as citizenship, equal treatment and access to resources and services are apportioned on the basis of territorially anchored identities. Place provides identity and is perceived as an instrument to a socially and economically fulfilling life. To many your territory is your ‘home’. However, if ‘home’ is a territorially defined space, is this lost as soon as a person crosses an international border? Or, is ‘home’ created in the objects, routines, relationships and communities that we arrange and shape to our needs regardless of territory? Or is ‘home’, simply, where the heart is? A refugee is defined as someone who has been forced to flee their country because of persecution, war, or violence. Are the increasingly permanent refugee camps which supply resources and services, routines and communities, a new ‘home’? Are families who provide shelter to exhausted and desperate people in host communities that cannot meet their own daily needs, providing a ‘home’? With displaced people fleeing their homes in South Sudan, refugees escaping Syria daily, voters questioning their identity in a referendum in Scotland – what and where is ‘home’? Mercy Corps Scotland

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Freedom We in the so called ‘free world’ are relatively fortunate in that we live in countries where our government is elected by the people. And although our political and legal systems are far from perfect they are nevertheless open to improvement and change for the better, even if those improvements sometimes take a long time to implement. The real lack of freedom in the West is on a more subtle and insidious level as it stems from our capitalist system which encourages us to consume ever more ‘stuff’, be it food, clothes, gadgets, cars, drink, drugs, you name it, we are constantly being persuaded to want it. Paradoxically, under the banner of freedom of choice, we become more insecure and neurotic about making the right one. The end result is enslavement not freedom! And this is exactly what big businesses and their advertisers want, as the consumer society breeds off fears and insecurity. What to do? It isn’t necessary to give up the ‘good things’ in life but simply to recognise that owning this or that object is not what brings lasting happiness. For that we need to look within. True freedom lies in having a peaceful mind, free from the unrealistic expectation that happiness is to be found outside ourselves. It makes life a whole lot simpler! So, step away from that screen, put down that phone, sit down and just be. We are after all human beings, not human doings. Technology should be our servant, not our master, so show it who’s boss and set your mind free! Ani Rinchen Khandro Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre for Peace and Health


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Forgivness For many years the speaker of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, refused to host or speak to any German. Having lost most of his family in the Shoa, he just couldn’t go there. For many of my German compatriots, however, this behaviour was incomprehensible. ‘What about forgiveness?’ they said. I think forgiveness is one of the hardest things we do. I know it is one of the hardest things I do. How often do I carry a grudge or hold on to resentment? How often is the pain that has been inflicted just too deep? And this is just in small things... I cannot really fault the speaker of the Knesset, who witnessed and had to endure evil beyond imagination. Furthermore, I can never demand forgiveness from the ones I have violated. There is no right or entitlement for forgiveness. It needs to be offered freely. But is forgiveness even desirable? What about justice? Doesn’t forgiveness let the culprit off the hook? How can you restore justice, when there is no retribution for the injustice committed? In my particular religious tradition, forgiveness is central. But at times it seems as if this centrality dishonours justice and violates the human integrity and dignity of the victims. And still, I hold on to forgiveness. I hold on to it because true forgiveness has nothing to do with amnesia. ‘Forgive and forget’ is a fallacy. I believe only truthfulness by the culprits about what has happened and a willingness to acknowledge one’s involvement in the wrongs of the past without expecting anything in return will open opportunities for reconc.liation, for establishing a new and just bond of interconnectedness among individuals, groups, and nations. It allows us to move forward in life-giving ways by learning from the past. And from my perspective that is much more than a good start. It is an end in itself. But I look forward to exploring this difficult topic during the festival and look forward to learning more from you. Revd Markus Dünzkofer Rector, St John’s Episcopal Church

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performances

The Bridge

Annie George A remarkable story, fusing text, sound, visuals traced through family memories from present day to pre-Independence Kerala, India. It considers how our histories are told, identity, belonging and the power of the pen. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

price £10 full £8 conc.

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 1, 3 – 10, 12 – 17, 19 – 23, 25 20:30 – 21:30

Loud Poets

price £8 full £6 conc.

Loud Poets This is slam-style make some noise, fist thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is poetry for the masses. This is the spoken word revolution. Featuring the best spoken-word artists from Scotland and beyond. May contain strong language and adult themes. venue 1 aug 1 – 6, 10 – 13, venue 2 aug 15, 22 Scot. Storytelling 20, 24 The Church 22:00 – 23:00 Centre 21:00 – 22:00 at St John’s

Warrior

Black Dingo Productions 16-year-old Evan lives in a different world. A world where he can ignore the harsh reality of high school. But when his world is threatened, he reacts hastily. Detailing the time between his arrest for leaving anti-Catholic comments online and the day of his trial, Warrior explores the aftermath of sectarianism in Scotland.

price £10 full £8 conc.

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 1 – 13 14:00 – 15:00

An Island Between Heaven and Earth

price £12 full £10 conc.

supported by the Scottish Government

AJL Productions

In 1938 a group of unemployed shipyard workers, trainee church ministers and their leader, George MacLeod, arrive on the island of Iona to restore the ruined medieval Abbey. They’re all volunteers and their problems are only just beginning. venue aug 1 – 2, 4 – 9, The Hall 11 – 16, 18 – 23 at St John’s 13:00 – 15:00


performances

The Onion of Bigotry: A History of Hatred

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Black Dingo Productions Layer by layer the onion of Sectarianism shall be peeled away… to music. Will there be tears? There should be. A new play by the award-winning The Kielty Brothers.

price £10 full £8 conc.

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 1, 2, 4 – 9, 11 – 16, 18 – 23, 25 16:00 – 17:00

supported by the Scottish Government

Kitchen Porters

price £8 full £6 conc.

An average day at work for a Kitchen Porter who is faced with colleagues, an environment and boss that constantly remind him how insignificant he is as a person but how vital he is as a piece of machinery. You will not be a spectator; you will be part of this kitchen nightmare! venue aug 1 – 2, 7 – 9, aug 18 The Hall 14 – 16, 21 – 22, 25 20:30 – 21:30 at St John’s 11:00 – 12:00

Brave and Free: Traditional Tales of Scotland

Storytelling Scotland

Tales full of giants, broonies and selkies. Heroic stories of kings of old and warriors out of the mists of time. Storyteller Calum Lykan introduces you to his magical Scotland. price £6.50 full £4.50 conc.

venue Scot. Storytelling Centre

aug 1 – 25 13:30 – 14:45 15:30 – 16:45

Nzinga – Warrior Queen

Toto Tales Dynamic, ruthless and courageous, Queen Nzinga made brutal sacrifices to fight the invading Portuguese army for the freedom of her people. Powerful visual imagery, storytelling and live music provide insight into the soul of a woman determined to fight terrible injustice.

price £10 full £8 conc.

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 1 – 4, 6 – 9 16:00 – 17:00


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performances

Simply Soweto Encha

Simply Soweto Encha The creative and joyous sound sensation from South Africa. Embark on an incredible a cappella journey with Simply Soweto Encha. Feel uplifted by the unique melodic fusion of timeless and new soul, jazz, doo-wop, gospel and R’n’B.

price £15 full £13 conc.

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 1, 3 – 6, 8, 10 – 13, 15, 17 – 20, 22, 25 20:30 – 21:30

Manchester International Roots Orchestra

price £10 full £8 conc.

Michael Cretu (Music Dir.)

A unique, musically diverse orchestra nurturing collaboration between international musicians, including refugees and other culturally diverse backgrounds. From powerful African to Eastern European and Eastern genres singing and playing together to create amazing performances. venue aug 1 aug 2 The Church 18:30 – 19:30 18:00 – 19:00 at St John’s

X and Y

price £10 full £8 conc.

aug 9, 16, 23 18:00 – 19:00

Black Dingo Productions Glasgow 2014. Homosexuality is still a criminal offence in 80% of the Commonwealth. X and Y looks at stories from two Commonwealth countries, Jamaica and the Maldives, alongside the experiences of a Glaswegian transgender woman. Contains adult themes. venue 1 aug 1, 3 – 5, 16 – 19 venue 2 aug 6 – 10, 20 – 24 The Hall 22:00 – 23:00 Scot. Storytelling 19:00 – 20:00 at St John’s aug 2 Centre 18:00 – 19:00

Peaces of History

Annie Aldam

An interactive cabaret show that looks at activism through the ages. Each of the three acts uses puppetry and object manipulation to represent an event in history where people have stood against war. price £5 full

venue 1 The Chapel at St John’s

aug 2 12:00 – 13:00

venue 2 The Quaker Meeting House

aug 11 – 13 20:30 – 21:30


performances

Just Starting

price by donation

just Festival Join us in celebrating the start of just 2014. With guest speakers and special performances in a mix of cultures and wisdom. We start as we mean to go on. Followed by a reception in the Hall until 10pm. Come and catch up with old friends, make new friends and get in the Festival spirit. venue aug 2 The Church 20:00 – 21:00 at St John’s

Sounds of Freedom

price £10 full £7 conc.

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Edinburgh Brass Band

Edinburgh Brass Band presents an hour of thought-provoking music, exploring human liberty through the ages. Grab this rare chance to hear the diversity of a traditional brass band, weaving beautiful music and the abstract notion of freedom. venue aug 3 The Church 16:00 – 17:00 at St John’s

Soweto Melodic Voices

Soweto Melodic Voices The South African choir offers a life affirming, joyous celebration of traditional and contemporary African music, song and dance. Returning to the Fringe following international success and acclaim, a visual and melodic delight for everyone.

price £12 full £10 conc.

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 4 – 5, 7 – 8, 11, 12, 15, 18 – 19, 21, 22 18:00 – 19:00

Jabulani: Township Voices

aug 9, 16, 23 20:30 – 21:30

supported by the University of Edinburgh

The Dloko High School Choir Winners of the John Byrne Award travel with their classmates to Edinburgh to share their outstanding gift for music and song. Feel the rhythm; join in the song as they transport you to the townships of South Africa. There will also be performances at The Assembly Rooms’ Music Hall on Aug 12 – 14, 19:55 – 20:55. Tickets at Assembly Rooms are £15 full and £12 conc.

price £10 full £8 conc.

venue 1 St Andrew’s & St George’s West

aug 4 – 8 16:30 – 17:30

aug 11 19:30 – 20:30


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performances

My Name is Saoirse

Black Dingo Productions A new play by Traverse 50 playwright Eva O’Connor, a poignant and darkly funny coming of age story in rural Ireland, 1987. Saoirse lives in a peachcoloured bungalow with her Da and brother Brennan. Saoirse prefers running round the fields to chasing after boys, but her friend Dee has other ideas one fateful Friday night.

price £10 full £8 conc.

venue 1 The Hall at St John’s

aug 6 – 15, 20– 23 22:00 – 23:00

venue 2 Scot. Storytelling Centre

aug 1 – 5, 16– 19, 19:00 – 20:00

Cinematic Theatre

price £10 full £8 conc.

A multi-media performance featuring the housing problem of Hong Kong. Explore how life in 50 sq. ft. “sub-divided units” influences people’s interpersonal relationships and family communications. Packed with cultural exchanges and new experiences. venue aug 9 – 10 aug 11 The Hall 18:00 – 19:00 16:00 – 17:00 at St John’s 20:30 – 21:30

No Secrets… Roshni

price £5 full

Roshni

Roshni works across Scotland to raise issues on many topics. The one that is perhaps the most sensitive and one that can have detrimental effects is sexual abuse. Through this play, we hope to raise awarness and participate in the debate surrounding these issues. Contains adult themes. venue aug 13 – 16 The Hall 16:00 – 17:00 at St John’s

Celebrating the Social Fabric for Change: Fashion Show

Weaving Destination Come and contribute to a social cause while enjoying a fascinating fashion show exhibiting beautiful garments and items made from colourful organic cotton and ethical erisilk fabric hand-woven by vulnerable indigenous women and survivors of human trafficking from Assam, India.

price £7 full £5 conc.

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 14 18:00 – 19:30


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Such a Nice Girl

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Black Dingo Productions

Eilidh has always been a nice girl. She’s caring, she’s polite… and she’s in jail over an email full of vicious threats and sectarian hate speech. A play about grief and prejudice. price £10 full £8 conc.

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 15 – 24 14:00 – 15:00

Echoes and Shadows

supported by the Scottish Government

just Festival

An evening of candle-lit poetry about anything and everything. Listen as poets share their unique view on the world while you reflect on yours. What could be better after a busy day in August? price £5 full

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 8 22:00 – 23:00

Usifu Jalloh

price £10 full £8 conc.

Four times award winner Usifu Jalloh presents Africa’s Cowfoot! An electrifying cabaret of African storytelling and live music with exhilarating songs from ancient to modern contemporary African. Celebrate the journey of life in an unforgettable show. This is a highly interactive show with live drumming and singing. venue 1 aug 12 venue 2 aug 16, 17 St Andrew’s and 19:30 – 20:30 The Hall 18:00 – 19:00 St George’s West at St John’s

Tibetan Monks Dance and Music

Tashi Lhunpo Monks

Monks evoking the mysteries of a Tibetan Monastery. Buddhist monks present a colourful programme of sacred dance, music and Tantric prayer with traditional costumes, ceremonial masks and ancient monastic instruments – a magical window onto a world of reincarnation and mysticism. price £8 full £6.50 conc.

venue The Quaker Meeting House

Fundamentalists

price £10 full £8 conc.

aug 18 – 23 14:30 – 15:30 18:30 – 19:30

My Lucky Mojo

Performed by an ex-serviceman from the Afghanistan war who meets a Somali nurse in a Help for Heroes recovery hospital and ends up finding friendship in a world of Islamophobia. Performed in international sign language. With humour and anger it exposes the weakness of wars governed by politics. venue aug 18, 20 – 25, The Hall 16:00 – 17:00 at St John’s


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performances

Misuma Monsoon

price £5 full £2.50 conc.

Misuma

Join us as musicians bring to life the vision of designer, Caterina Monaco’s bespoke clothing. Misuma sees all women as Goddesses. Inspired by the high Himalayas to the Scottish seas, a magical, and meditative, journey through the seasons of the soul. venue aug 21 – 24 53 George Street 16:00 – 17:00

Asian Fashion Show

Beyond the Veil

A fashion show inspired by young creative designers who want to promote their cultural dress, which can be both fashionable and fall within the acceptable realms of Asian styles. Please note this is a women only event. price by donation

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 23 18:00 – 19:00

The Consulate General of Japan & Japanese Arts and Culture International

Kimono Japan

Kimono Fashion Show: A marvelous collection of Kimonos inherited from the times of our mothers and grandmothers. The Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment which is still worn and beloved in Japan. price by donation

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 24 16:00 – 17:00

Just Together

price by donation

just Festival Bringing together the many strands of the festival in words, music, and dance. Featuring guest performers in a mix of cultures and wisdom. Giving thanks to the people who made the Festival, celebrating the highs and looking to the future. Not forgetting, of course, the hearty singing of Auld Lang Syne. Followed by a reception in the Hall until 10pm. venue aug 24 The Church 20:00 – 21:00 at St John’s

Rug of a Thousand Colours: Poetry Inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam

price free

Tessa Ransford & Iyad Hayatleh

A reading in English and Arabic by poets Tessa Ransford and Iyad Hayatleh from their collaborative project ‘Rug of a Thousand Colours’ – inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam. As each poet translates the other, unpredictable but revealing symmetries emerge. venue aug 24 19 George 14:00 – 15:00 Square


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conversations

After the Fire Ceases

The Church in Society Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church In the light of the 40th anniversary of the Dublin, Monaghan and Birmingham bombings, we reflect on the long-lasting process of reconc. liation in Northern Ireland. Are there lessons to be learnt from the peace process or has religious sectarianism transformed into a culturally ingrained identity?

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 4 18:00 – 19:30

Are We Living in a Debtocracy?

Jubilee Scotland We are told it is morally wrong not to pay our debts. But should all debts be repaid? Does this change if repayment results in human suffering? We’ll be exploring the global financial crisis, student debt, and payday loans. Can we fight for debt justice as the cost of living rises and wages stay the same?

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 5 18:00 – 19:30

The Church in Society Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church What does it mean to be a Good Society? – an exploration of the values which underpin a “Good Society” project and what we can do as individuals to put these values into practice. Join the conversation that will allow for a wider debate conc.ning the role of the Church and faith in society.

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 6 18:00 – 19:30


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& Weaving Destination Women across the world still face extraordinary discrimination in education, work and decision-making. Looking at Equal Exchange’s Coffee Grown by Women, the work of Get Paper Industries in Nepal and Weaving Destination’s work with trafficked women in India, we examine what more could be done in the world of Fair Trade, both at home and abroad. price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 7 18:00 – 19:30

Hope Alive with Protective Presence

Church of Scotland The Keep Hope Alive campaign of the YWCA/YMCA to offer protective presence to communities in need. What are the aims and effects of accompaniment as protective presence? What is the relationship between faith and accompaniment? What are the similarities’and differences between groups doing it?

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 8 18:00 – 19:30

Syrian Without Syria

Mercy Corps All refugee settings have layers of tragedy and no solution is perfect - Syria is the most complex humanitarian situation in recent memory. What can/should we do? Why do nation-states respond with camps? Whose interests are served? What are the long-term solutions? How do the media represent refugees and refugee camps?

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 11 18:00 – 19:30


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Sex for Money: Supply and Demand

Streetwork With the recent Police Scotland action and the the City of Edinburgh Council’s decision to revoke licenses for saunas, we will reflect on the supply and demand for paid sex in Scotland. A recent figure suggests perhaps as many as one in ten men have paid for sex. Should the sex trade be regulated like any other service industry?

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 12 18:00 – 19:30

The Aye of the Storm

BEMIS Scotland is in the midst of a constitutional debate. This September the electorate will go to the polls on the basis of a YES / NO referendum. Regardless of the vote’s outcome the status quo will not remain. What visions of the future do the YES and NO campaigners and independent experts hold for Scotland?

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 13 18:00 – 19:30

A Spoonful of Money: Incentivising Healthcare Waverley Care Where is the line between personal responsibility and public health? NHS Tayside gives incentives to encourage people with Hepatitis C into treatment. Is this a good use of NHS resources for the greater good or an undermining of personal responsibility? We will explore the ethical issues associated with offering financial rewards in health-care. price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 14 18:00 – 19:30


conversations

Beyond Binaries: LGBT Voices & the Freedom to Self-Identify

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LGBT Health and Wellbeing Gay, Straight, Male, Female. Society’s need for everything to be categorised, often in binaries, has been cited as a cause of mental health problems in LGBT communities. How can we remodel our language in addressing sexuality and gender? Or, are genders and sexualities fixed identities controlled by society?

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 15 18:00 – 19:30

Africa in Motion 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of democratic elections in South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s struggle against inequalities brought about by the apartheid regime continues to inspire nations, while the honeymoon period in the Republic is over. Will South Africa remain the token of peace and reconc.liation or be affected by populist racial slogans on both sides? price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 18 18:00 – 19:30

Church of Scotland What might the future of economic and social cohesion look like? What about a ‘Citizen’s Income’, where all members of society would receive a basic income: a fair way to eradicate poverty or a recipe for producing a something-for-nothing society?

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 19 18:00 – 19:30


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Responses to the First World War

Peace and Justice Centre As we mark the centenary of the First World War, those who fought and died in the war will be remembered in many ways. But what about those who followed their consciences and refused to fight? We remember the women who, rather than urge their men to go to war, organised to oppose it.

price £5 full

venue 121 George Street

aug 20 15:30 – 17:00

Church of Scotland & The Alwaleed Centre

Celebrating Difference

We explore the Church of Scotland’s report ‘One Scotland, Many Cultures’ and the ‘Cultural Heritage Project’ addressing first-generation immigrants to Scotland. We ask our panel members to consider how migration, hospitality and celebrating difference require a continued willingness, from host and immigrant communities, to be counter-cultural and embrace the possibility of transformation. price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 20 18:00 – 19:30

BEMIS Please change text to - 2014 is an exciting year as Scotland celebrates Home. Visit Scotland, BEMIS Scotland and The Scottish Government will explore multicultural homecoming through a series of themes over 2014, engaging with Scotland’s diverse communities and creating a new dimension in ‘Scottish Heritage’. Enjoy a taster of the events with music and conversation. price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 21 18:00 – 19:30


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A Brush with God

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Church of St John the Evangelist Prayer is considered by some to be the art of communicating with God. Can the arts convey religious messages and allow for building dialogue between God and ourselves? Scotlandbased religious artists and experts will share their spiritual experiences of speaking and listening to God through art, icons and calligraphy.

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 22 18:00 – 19:30

Church Against Violence

Church of Scotland In recent years Christians in Scotland have been active in initiatives to address violence against women as a fundamental matter of faith. How can the recent Church of Scotland report be used to propel churches into action and to highlight our role in challenging gender inequality as the very root of violence against women?

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 25 18:00 – 19:30

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talks

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just Festival & Beltane Public Engagement Network

PhD in an Hour

One PhD student, one fascinating topic, one café, one hour. Enjoy a cup of tea while a PhD student shares his/her interesting findings and ground-breaking ideas. With students from a wide range of subjects, there will be something to tempt everyone’s intellectual appetite. Make a PhD a piece of cake.

price free

venue Lovecrumbs

aug 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 19:00 – 20:00

The Ageless Wisdom Teachings

price free

The Spiritual and Philosophical History of Scotland

price £6 full

Share International

An overview of humanity’s spiritual legacy and a simple introduction to The Ageless Wisdom Teachings, which throw a greater light on the mysteries of the universe, the spiritual nature of our Being and the underlying synthesis between science, religion and philosophy. venue aug 5 Theosophical 19:30 – 21:30 Society

School of Philosophy Scotland

‘Illuminate the tradition you have got, and by Jove, you will always find that it is magnificent.’ Leon MacLaren 1910–1994. This series of summer talks will illuminate the richness and depth of our own Scottish history and spirituality. Ticket price includes refreshments. venue aug 5, 12, 19 School of 19:30 – 21:30 Philosophy

Streetwork 39 years is the average age of death for someone on the streets. Streetwork is on the streets 365 days of the year reaching those in desperate and destitute situations. Damaged and damaging people sleep rough, begging, drinking and involved in sex work. Join Streetwork to consider the solutions beyond a bed for the night. Followed by an open discussion. Includes adult content. price by donation

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 10 14:00 – 15:00


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In Love with Death

Satish Modi In Love with Death is a new book written by Indian industrialist and philanthropist Satish Modi. The work explores the themes of life, friendship, money, love, generosity and nature; all through the framework of the first paragraph, which asks the reader to set their date of death, and with this in mind, focus on what is really important in life.

price £8 full £6 conc.

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 16 12:00 – 13:00

Such a Nice Girl Q&A

Black Dingo Productions

A discussion with the writer, director and actors of Such a Nice Girl, a play about grief and prejudice. price free

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 17 15:15 – 16:15

Warrior Q&A

supported by the Scottish Government

Black Dingo Productions A discussion with the writer, director and actors of Warrior, a play about online identity and expression.

price free

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 10 15:15 – 16:15

Nothing But The Poem: Death

supported by the Scottish Goverment Scottish Poetry Library

Lilias Fraser from the Scottish Poetry Library will share a selection of poems for reading and discussion on the theme of death. price £5 full £4 conc.

venue Cornerstone Bookshop

aug 7 17:30 – 18:30


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The Mirror of the Word: Spirituality in Islamic Calligraphy

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The Alwaleed Centre

A visual journey into the world of Islamic calligraphy and spirituality, focussing on the contemporary Turkish calligraphic tradition in Istanbul. Led by Francesco Stermotich-Cappellari, PhD researcher at The Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh. Turkish tea and baklava will be provided. price free

venue 19 George Square

aug 23 14:00 – 15:00

The Onion of Bigotry: A History of Hatred Q&A

Black Dingo Productions

A discussion with the writer, director and actors of The Onion of Bigotry, a musical about sectarianism and not onions. price free

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 25 17:15 – 18:15

Building Peace in Lebanon

supported by the Scottish Government

Mercy Corps Lebanon is home to most refugees fleeing Syria. Refugee families are scattered in makeshift shelters and abandoned buildings. With resources at breaking point, political and cultural tensions high, a young population without a clear future, and tensions among communities exacerbated… what next?

price free

venue The Nomads Tent

aug 13 14:00 – 15:00

Colombia: Reclaiming the Children of War

Mercy Corps

Children in Colombia suffer serious violations from recruitment and exploitation by armed forces, including death, sexual violence, kidnapping, and attacks against schools. Despite efforts towards peace, recruitment of children has increased. What hope for them? Come and hear their story. price free

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 17 14:00 – 15:00


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Change in Motion

Take One Action Film Festival Do you want to make a positive change in the world? So do we! Films, music, chat, and much more to celebrate and be inspired by people who are fighting for a better tomorrow. May contain strong language and adult themes.

price free

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 1 18:00 – 19:30

Songs from Soweto: An A Cappella Journey

Simply Soweto Encha & just Festival A fascinating documentary charting the remarkable journey of five a cappella singers from one of South Africa’s most notorious townships to the famous Edinburgh Fringe. Simply Soweto Encha share experiences of post-apartheid generations of Soweto where old shack misery meets new opportunities, prosperity and hope. Sponsored by the British High Commission, Pretoria.

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 3 18:00 – 19:00

Beyond the Veil & Amina Muslim Beyond the Veil and Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre host an evening of short films highlighting issues around forced marriage and violence against women.

price free

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 24 18:00 – 19:00


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Tango Negro: Slavery on Film

Africa in Motion Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro explores the expression of the tango’s African-ness and the contribution of African cultures to the creation of the tango. The film reveals the depth of the footprints of African music on the tango, a reflection of the social life of the slaves who were taken to South America.

price £6 full £4 conc.

venue The Quaker Meeting House

aug 14 20:00–22:00

The Price of Memory: Slavery on Film

see all three Slavery on Film screenings for only £15 full or £10 conc.

Africa in Motion The Price of Memory is a poetic documentary that explores the enduring legacy of slavery in Jamaica and the decades-long movement for slavery reparations. It follows The Queen’s visit to Jamaica in 2002 when she was petitioned by a group of Rastafari for slavery reparations.

price £6 full £4 conc.

venue The Quaker Meeting House

aug 15 20:00–22:00

They Are We: Slavery on Film

see all three Slavery on Film screenings for only £15 full or £10 conc.

Africa in Motion Can a family separated by the transatlantic slave trade for 170 years sing and dance its way back together? They Are We tells the story of survival against the odds and how determination and shared humanity can triumph over the bleakest of histories.

price £6 full £4 conc.

venue The Quaker Meeting House

aug 16 20:00–22:00

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Punjabi Cookery Class

Punjabi Junction

Learn how to make authentic Punjabi curry with rice and chapatti in less than 2 hours. All you need to do is turn up with a note pad and an apron. At the end of the session you will be provided with a recipe for the dish you cooked. You can eat what you have cooked in the café or take some home for your loved ones.

price £150–020

venue Punjabi Junction

aug 4–5, 11–12, 18–19, 25 18:00 – 20:00

Scottish Poetry Library Poetry Workshop: Death

Scottish Poetry Library

In this poetry workshop, led by poet and Scottish Poetry Library Programme Manager Jennifer Williams, we will read, write, and discuss poems on the theme of death. Open to poets at any stage in their career. price £5 full £4 conc.

venue Cornerstone Bookshop

aug 5 17:30 – 18:30

Mindfulness at Lunchtime

Community of Interbeing Come and find peace and mindfulness at lunchtime with a guided sitting and walking meditation. Enjoy food together, mindfully in silence, and end with a short silent meditation, before returning to the world refreshed! Please bring your own lunch. A regular Community of Interbeing meeting in collaboration with the Unitarians in Edinburgh.

price free

venue St Mark’s

aug 5, 12, 19 12:15 – 14:00

Mindful Peace Walk in Princes St. Gardens

price free

Community of Interbeing

This silent walking meditation will be led by members of the Edinburgh Sangha of the Community of Interbeing, who follow the practice of Zen Buddhism Master Thich Nhat Hanh. There will be a brief introduction to mindful walking as meditation practice. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. meet beside aug 3 Henderson’s 9:30–10:45 at St John’s


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Independence Referendum Café

price £6 full

Have your cake and eat it at the Independence Referendum Cafe. We offer a chance to discuss the Independence Referendum with people who want to listen and talk about the issues and raise questions. Delicious tea, coffee and cake are included in the price to aid the conversation. venue aug 7 Cuckoo’s Bakery 18:00 – 19:00

Spiritual Healing

NFSH Scotland & others

Need a quiet time out of the busy Festival rush? Why not drop in for one-to-one spiritual healing, available for those of all faiths or none, given by accredited healers? Relaxing, gentle, and safe. Try it for yourself. price by donation

venue The Chapel at St John’s

aug 7, 14, 21 10:30 – 12:30

Way of Tea: Japanese Tea Ceremony

price by donation

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 9, 23 12:00 – 13:00

Henna Workshop

Mio Shapley

‘Cha-no-Yu, Way of Tea,’ is a living art originating in 16th century Japan. The four principles of the Tea Ceremony are Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility. It synthesizes the elegant arts of kimono, flower arrangement, calligraphy and pottery into a philosophy and way of life. Following the popularity of previous years’ Tea Ceremonies, Mio Shapley, master of the Tea Ceremony, along with Rumi McIntyre and Shamisen player Hiromi Moffat, warmly invites you to share a cup of peace and simplicity.

Kashaf Latif Come along and learn how to apply Henna. This is a very old and traditional method of decorating hands but one that is still very popular around the world today. The workshop, led by a professional henna artist, will teach you with simple steps, giving you the confidence to apply it yourself.

price £5 full

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 10, 17 16:00 – 17:00


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Nitekirk

price free

venue Greyfriar’s Kirk

A place of peace, an open sacred space. Welcoming people of any background, age or belief. Drop in for candlelit contemplation, music, art, stillness, refreshment, poetry and a sense of space in the midst of your Fringe. Rooted in Greyfriars Kirk and supported by its local ecumenical partners, Nitekirk seeks to create an opportunity for welcome, reflection and community. Throughout the year, the Nitekirk community gathers on the third Friday of each month. aug 13, 16, 20 20:30 – 23:30

Transmission: A Meditation for the New Age

price free

Edinburgh Trans. Meditation Group

Do you want to help the world and also build a stronger connection with your own spiritual nature? Transmission Meditation is a simple form of group meditation providing both a dynamic service to the world and powerful personal development. venue aug 14, 19 Theosophical 19:30 – 21:00 Society

Death Cafe At Death Cafés people come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake. A lighthearted natter taking the darkness out of death, whether you believe in an afterlife or not. price free

venue Lovecrumbs

Just Godly Play

price £5 full

Godly Play Scotland Come and play? The invitation to play is timeless, but could you, would you play with God? Godly Play does. This is an opportunity to experience this creative, imaginative, and playful approach to exploring Christian faith and heritage. venue aug 19 The Hall 16:30 – 17:30 at St John’s

Tibetan Monks Art Workshop

price £5 full £3.50 conc.

aug 14. 21 19:00 – 20:00

Tashi Lhunpo Monks

Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo offer you the chance to try the unique traditions of Buddhist monastic art: sand mandala making, prayer flag printing and butter sculpture. Learn some Tibetan language or make a dukar wheel. Suitable for all ages. venue aug 20, 21 The Quaker 10:00 – 11:30 Meeting House


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Just Faith Explorers

price by donation

just Festival

Packed with fun for all ages. We believe that we grow best when we share the journey with as many different people and learn about as many different faiths as possible. Each session includes storytelling, fun craft activities, with time to reflect and share food. venue aug 5, 12 The Hall 16:00 – 17:00 at St John’s

Storytelling

just Festival Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It brings words and the world to life, stimulates the imagination and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners.

price by donation

venue Knights Kitchen at St John’s

aug 6, 13, 20 16:00 – 16:45

Family Royal Mile Walk

Beyond The Veil

A Historical Family Walk starting from Edinburgh Castle, finishing at the Scottish Parliament by travelling down the Royal Mile with a guide. At the end we will have lunch at Holyrood Park. Please bring your own lunch. price free

meet at Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

Come and Play

price £5 full

Godly Play Scotland Come and play. Join the people of God as they walk through the dangerous desert. Go on your own journey in paint, clay, beads or in one of the stories being told. Then enjoy our feast. Come and play. Suitable for children from 4 to 11 years. venue aug 19 The Hall 15:30 – 16:30 at St John’s

Flights of Fantasy

price £12 full £10 conc.

aug 9 11:00 – 12:30

Bach to Baby

The critically acclaimed conc.rts for tot and you comes to Edinburgh! Children dance, roam about, and listen to music while you take a moment for yourself and enjoy an exhilarating performance. Hop on-board as we take flights of fantasy with the greatest composers of the classical world. Featuring Miaomiao Yu on the piano. venue aug 23 special price: The Hall 10:30 – 11:30 £2 under 18’s at St John’s


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exhibitions

Edinburgh Playing Cards Exhibition

price free

Humans of Edinburgh

price free

Waverley Care

This stunning exhibition demonstrates the photographic achievements of a group of people who are living with HIV or Hepatitis C. The project helped to reduce social isolation, whilst the resulting images were turned into a unique deck of playing cards. venue aug 1–25 The Church at St John’s

Humans of Edinburgh

Started by Ollie Buchanan and Zishan Ashraf in January 2014, the conc.pt is gracefully simple: everyday we search the streets of Edinburgh for one human, one photograph, one quote. We tell the tale of 500,000 Edinburgh inhabitants, one human at a time. venue aug 1–25 outside St John’s Church

No Lost Generation

Mercy Corps Alarmed by the urgency of the situation, UNICEF, with UNHCR, Save the Children, Mercy Corps, World Vision and other partners, unveiled the No Lost Generation strategy in January 2014 to mobilise champions across the globe for the children of Syria, and to mobilise the necessary resources to provide millions of children and young people with the chance to shape a more stable and secure future.

price free

venue outside St John’s Church

aug 1–25

The Garden of Contemplation

Scottish Episcopal Church Come and enjoy the sanctuary and holiness of the garden of contemplation. The prayer stations are set in the grounds of a church described as ‘the village church in the city’. Pray your way around the garden or just sit and enjoy the beauty of creation – an oasis of peace in a busy world.

price free

venue The Church of the Good Shepherd

aug 1–31


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The Table of Submissions

price free

Art Shed Collective

The Table of Submissions in the Art Shed will be the home of a group of visual artists throughout just Festival 2014, bringing new works of performance, participation, subtlety and surprise. Come and see what is happening and get involved. venue aug 2–24 St John’s Church 10:00 – 18:00 entr. Lothian Rd. The Network of International Development Associations in Scotland

Scotland v Poverty

This physical and electronic exhibition will showcase the work that Scottish organisations are doing to fight poverty overseas. It is also designed to make you think about Scotland’s role in building a just world and how you can help.

price free

venue The Church at St John’s

aug 5–30

International Street Food Extravaganza Ever fancied a tasty taco, or a nibble on a noodle? Well here’s your chance! Try some free tasters with more to buy from a range of international cuisine – with opportunities to make your own. Suitable for the whole family.

price free entry

venue The Hall at St John’s

aug 24 12:00–14:30

Picture Japan: Painting Competition for Primary Schools

price free

Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh

The Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh is proud to exhibit the winning paintings from this year’s Picture Japan: Painting Competition for Primary Schools. Children were asked to draw or paint a picture of something they found interesting about Japan. venue aug 1–25 The Church at St John’s


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In Quires and Places where they Sing: festival worship Every Sunday during August the choir at St John’s show off some of their large repertoire of choral music, including full choral mass settings with orchestra and exhilarating music for the morning and evening services. Some highlights to look out for include:

Morning Canticles and organ music covering some 500 years from Tomkins, Philips and Causton to Vaughan Williams and his friends Holst and Howells, and recent works by Alan Smith and Howard Helvey, only written last year.

Orchestral masses are always a highlight of the Festival, this year featuring Mozart’s final completed mass and his last for Salzburg, the Missa Solemnis e brevis, suitably festive with Oboes, Trumpets and Drums. In addition to a glorious double choir mass by Lasso and Kodaly’s colourful setting we come bang up to date with James MacMillan’s monumental Mass, written for Westminster Cathedral.

Our festival Evensongs have a truly international flavour, with high Italian Renaissance composers Victoria and Palestrina, delights from the German Baroque by way of Schütz and J.S. Bach’s motet Lobet den Herrn, and music from closer to home and the foundation blocks of Anglican Evensong- Walmisley, Stanford etc., all rounded off with Parry’s classic Blest pair of sirens.


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just civic cafes On Tackling Sectarianism In Scotland Just Civic CafÊs are a platform for exchanging experiences, sharing knowledge and initiating joint activities for the benefit of communities and organisations. Our just Civic CafÊ, jointly organised with partner organisations are addressed to individuals, communities and organisations that are conc.rned with issues relating to the themes covered. To register your interest please email: beata@justjust.co.uk Get involved Be part of just Festival, Edinburgh’s most diverse and exciting festival, in 2015. We are always looking for volunteers, Board Members, contributors, and new partners. If you would like to be involved or have any ideas, comments, or suggestions please email info@justjust.co.uk or visit justjust.org for more information.

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Other site activities Cornerstone Bookshop On the peaceful St John’s Terrace, Cornerstone stocks a wide range of books, cards and gifts. Visitors are welcome to browse in the relaxed surroundings of our independent, ecumenical and inclusive bookshop. The arched vaults under the church provide the perfect place to lose yourself in a book or pick up a special gift or card. www.cornerstonebooks.org.uk Edinburgh Inter Faith Association by appointment The Edinburgh Inter Faith Association was officially formed in 1989 to promote and facilitate positive engagement between the faith communities of our religiously and culturally diverse city. EIFA is now considered one of the most experienced and developed Inter-Faith bodies in the UK. www.eifa.org.uk

The atmospheric barrel-vaulted cafe can seat up to 80 people and offers the very best in contemporary vegetarian cookery. The laid back, family friendly atmosphere makes it the ideal place to relax over coffee and a cake, a light snack or a drink, while its central location means it is the perfect venue for meeting up with friends. www.hendersonsofedinburgh.co.uk One World Shop Celebrating 30 years of trading, the One World Shop is an awardwinning retail shop that sells Fair Trade gifts, foods, and toys from communities across the world. A registered charity and social enterprise, the shop also welcomes volunteers. www.oneworldshop.co.uk


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Peace and Justice Centre The Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre promotes nonviolence and alternatives to war. They stock T-shirts and badges, run talks and a Cooperative Games Programme, campaign to end military recruitment of under 18s and publish Peace and Justice News. www.peaceandjustice.org.uk The West End Fair 100 makers, artists and designers selling only their own work, all carefully selected by the organisers: 3d2d Events. The Fair takes place in the grounds of St John’s, which will have been transformed into a stunning outdoor setting over many levels. Now in its 32nd year. www.westendfair.co.uk

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St. John’s Church Princes Street EH2 4BJ Cornerstone Bookshop Princes Street EH2 4BJ

Princes Street EH2 4BJ Knights Kitchen St John’s Terrace Princes Street EH2 4BJ Punjabi Junction Cafe 122-124 Leith Walk EH6 5DT Quaker Meeting House 7 Victoria Terrace EH1 2JL 7 Castle Terrace EH1 2DP Edinburgh Castle Esplanade Castlehill EH1 2NG 1 Greyfriars EH1 2QQ

The Nomads Tent 21 St. Leonard’s Street EH8 9SH Scot. Storytelling Centre 43–45 High Street EH1 1SR

13–17 George Street EH2 2PA The Assembly Rooms: The Music Hall 54 George Street EH2 2LR EH2 2HT

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150 Dundas Street EH3 5DQ Theosophical Society 28 Great King Street EH3 6QH School of Philosophy Scotland 18 Chester Street EH3 7RA Lovecrumbs Murrayfield 155 West PortStadium EH3 9DP The Alwaleed Centre Department of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies University of Edinburgh 19 George Square EH8 9LD

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Acknowledgments by Katherine Newbigging We would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff for the support which made this and previous festivals possible. Beata Skobodzinska and Annika Wolf have worked tirelessly to create the programme and the just Board members, especially Raymond Baudon, have given unceasing support and guidance. Emlyn Firth and Sophie Dyer have been fantastically creative in continuing to help with the re-branding of the Festival. We say a huge thank you to our friends and families for supporting us throughout the year, including for me personally Judith Newbigging and Joshua McWilliam. We would like to thank St John’s Church and its amazing staff for providing us with a home. The Scottish Episcopal Church, The International Voluntary Service, Edinburgh City Centre Churches Together, The Voluntary Action Fund, Edinburgh Inter Faith Association and all the local faith communities that have supported us and provided many of the events in the programme. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to The Scottish Government for their support and help this year and in previous Festivals. This programme would not be possible without the collaboration, enthusiasm and devotion shown by all of the organisations, groups, and individuals involved – Thank You! It was a delight to create the programme, now let’s enjoy it together. Credits Programme written and compiled by Katherine Newbigging (Festival Dir.), assisted by Beata Skobodzinska and Annika Wolf. Copyright © 2014 just Festivals Design by a visual agency and Sophie Dyer Typeset with much love in Freight Pro and Maison Neue Thank you to Gary Burnett at DCI Print Management. p.40 & p.19 ‘Syrian Refugee’, Cassandra Nelson (Mercy Corps) p.40 ‘Scotland v Poverty’, Tessa Bunney, Oxfam Images from Flickr Creative Commons: p.19 IHH Humanitarian Relief, p.20 Mihaly, p.21 Ben Tavener, p.21 Philip Taylor, p.22 Mennonite Church USA Archives p.23 Tony Hammond, p.23 Alive Popkorn, p.25 Blodeuwedd, p.25 Kathryn McGrane, p.32 Leolintang All information in the programme is subject to change. just Festival has made every effort to trace copyright holders. Any person claiming rights to the material herein is requested to contact just Festival at info@justjust.co.uk


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Knights Kitchen

Scottish Registered Charity SC042638 Eish! Karibuni – welcome to Knights Kitchen! Come in and experience the colours, rhythms and warmth of Africa.

A Company limited by guarantee and registered in Scotland with company number SC399201

Stop by at breakfast for Mandazi – Kenyan doughnuts served with Chai – ginger tea, a popular start to the day for East and Central Africans. Relax at lunchtime with some delicious barbeque Borevoures rolls, Peri-Peri chicken wraps and other delicious snacks. Join the sherehe – festivities in the evenings as we serve up traditional African Stews as you soak up the social atmosphere and great music. Our fantastic African fusion street food will include vegetarian and gluten free options. Our ingredients are fresh and locally sourced food from reputable suppliers. A friendly African welcome is waiting for all. Baadae! – See you soon!

Our partners

www.tiny.cc/knights-kitchen

The Scottish Episcopal Church

Church of Scotland On the cover: clockwise Tibetan Monks Dance and Music (credit Georgina Cranston) p.15 & p.34, Syrian Without Syria p.19, Mercy Corps (credit ©Cassandra Nelson), Punjabi Cookery Class p.32


Just Festival 2014 Programme