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Edinburgh beyond the guide book with Jenni Calder and Tim Bell

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The Quaker Meeting House

7 Victoria Street

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EH1 2JL

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Part of ScotlandsFest 2018, a week-long festival of stimulating conversation, readings and debate. For more information, please visit www.luath.co.uk/scotlandsfest-2018

Jenni Calder, author of Existential Edinburgh: An Eccentric Odyssey, shares her personal experience of the city along with Tim Bell, author of Choose Life Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location who runs ‘Leith Walks’ walking tours.

JENNI CALDER spent several years part-time teaching and freelance writing, including three years in Kenya, before working at the National Museums of Scotland from 1978 to 2001 as education officer, Head of Publications, script editor for the Museum of Scotland and latterly as Head of Museum of Scotland International.

TIM BELL arrived in Leith in 1980 from his native rural Northumberland. Working as a social worker and bringing up a young family, he was a witness to the unfolding drama of the heroin epidemic and the arrival of HIV/AIDS in the setting for Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting. Intrigued by the way Welsh spliced geography and history into his fiction, Bell set about unpicking the chaos and complexities. He currenly runs 'Leith Walks' - tours that guide around the Leith area and discuss Trainspotting in relation to its locational content.

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