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The Glasgow Effect with Ellie Harrison

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Blackwell's Bookshop

53-62 South Bridge

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Join Ellie Harrison for the Edinburgh launch of her new book The Glasgow Effect: A tale of class, capitalism and carbon footprint.

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Accusing Ellie Harrison of being on a ‘poverty safari’, Darren McGarvey was among over 8,000 people who took to Twitter to deplore The Glasgow Effect, a year-long art project that controversially received £15,000 in funding from Creative Scotland. Once McGarvey came to understand the real intention and scope of the project, he publicly changed his stance, announcing that he and Harrison were on the same side.

Now, Ellie breaks the story that only she can tell in her new book The Glasgow Effect. As an activist-artist she has been advocating how we can reduce our carbon footprint for years and was an early influencer, through performance and protest, in the movement that has brought climate change to the top to the top of the political agenda. Revealing her detailed manifesto for change, Ellie tells her side of the story about her year-long ‘durational performance’ and the practical ways we can all address global environmental challenges.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Complimentary wine will be served and Ellie will be happy to sign copies of the book. The event will be chaired by Ian Macbeth of Amnesty Books.

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Ellie Harrison was born in the London borough of Ealing in 1979. She moved north to study Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University in 1998. In 2008 she continued northwards to do a Masters at Glasgow School of Art and has been living in Glasgow ever since. She has previously described herself as an artist and activist, and as ‘a political refugee escaped from the Tory strongholds of Southern England’. In 2009 she founded Bring Back British Rail, the national campaign for the public ownership of our railways. As a result of thinking globally and acting locally during The Glasgow Effect in 2016, she is now involved in several local projects and campaigns aimed at making Glasgow a more equal, sustainable and connected city.

The bookshop has level access, events are seated and speakers use microphones. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please do get in touch and we will do our best to accomodate your needs. For more information, or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact the Blackwell's Edinburgh events team on 0131 622 8237 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk.

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