Thursday, 18 August 2011

MOBILISE on Thursday 18 August – Scotland: A Radical Nation?

Thursday is radical history day in Mobilise: The Anti Cuts Festival at Edinburgh Fringe. From land raiders to the UCS occupation, many Scots pride themselves on belonging to a radical tradition. MOBILISE explores the reality behind the tradition and asks whether the reputation is alive and well in 21st century Scotland.

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 (Thomas Muir and the Scottish radicals - with Murray Armstrong; Political cartooning - with Martin Rowson)

2:30-4:00 MOBILISING for street action - a message for reactionary judge Henry Dundas/Viscount Melville who is memorialised amongst the bankers of St Andrews Square

4:00-5:30 Panel discussion: Scotland - a radical nation? Chaired by Susan Morrison

Murray Armstrong on Thomas Muir and our history
Helen MonaghanMargaret Wallace and Vera Coates from the Lee Jeans occupation of 1981
Veterans of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders work-in Jimmy Cloughley, George Kerr and Davey Torrance with unique film footage
Andy Anderson from the Skye and Kyle Against the Tolls Campaign

5:30-7:00 Rise Up - anthems against the cuts: The First of May Band (aka Banner Theatre)

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

 8:30-10:30 The MOBILISE Show featuring House Band Eddie and Fraser with top comedians Simon Munnery and Vladimir McTavish

Activate, agitate, debate, laugh, mobilise
Mobilise is on all week from Sat 13 - Sat 20 August. Tickets for evening shows (£6/£4) are available at or 0131 226 0053 or on the door at UNISON Offices, Douglas House, 60 Belford Road, Edinburgh - 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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