Saturday, 20 August 2011

MOBILISE Saturday 20 August – There Is A Better Way: Creative campaigning

Saturday is the last day of MOBILISE: The Anti Cuts Festival at Edinburgh Fringe. Our finale brings all our themes together under the banner of There Is A Better Way as we celebrate the relevance of creative arts to campaigning. We are joined by the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy for not one but TWO reading sessions and we end our week with a Gala version of the Mobilise Show with special guests.

Come along to Fringe Venue 138 - UNISON Office, Belford Road and join in - campaigning can be fun.

Today's Events

12:00-2:00 Workshops: Drama with Active Inquiry; There is a Better Way: Busting the Myths about the Economy with Jennifer McCarey and John Slaven

2:00-3:00 Rise Up - anthems against the cuts: The First of May Band (aka Banner Theatre)

3:00-4:00 Carol Ann Duffy Poet Laureate reads

4:00-5:30 The Art of Struggle – the Role of Visual and Performing Arts in Trade Union Campaigns (Discussion)

5:30-6:30 Carol Ann Duffy – more from the top poet

7:00-8:00 Dave Anderson: How to talk to Old People (music and comedy show)

 8:30-10:30 The MOBILISE Show hosted by top standup Susan Morrison, featuring star guest comedians Philip Differ and Robin Ince, and music from House Band Eddie and Fraser.

PLUS Cafe/wine Bar open all day and until 11pm

Activate, agitate, debate, laugh, mobilise
Mobilise is on all week from Sat 13 - Sat 20 August. Tickets for the evening's entertainment (£6/£4) are available at or 0131 226 0053 or on the door at UNISON Offices, Douglas House, 60 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3UQ - map here
All other events are FREE!

For more Mobilise Festival information please contact Nancy Kelly on 07904 342230 or the UNISON Press Office. Find out more at UNISON Scotland website:


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