Festival Café Bar

The Summer of Love’s Legacy

Date: Saturday 21 October

Time: 11:00 to 12:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

In 1967, free love, free speech and free spirits were the basis of a counter culture of change.  Amidst the protest, the songs and the politics, critics have slated the culture of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll as self-indulgent and corrupted by the capitalistic materialist society it originally opposed.  Join our panel of celebrants […]

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The Romanovs: Rise and Decline of a Dynasty

Date: Saturday 21 October

Time: 11:15 to 12:45

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

In 1917, the Bolsheviks came to power and Tsar Nicholas II lost his reign, freedom and ultimately along with his immediate family, his life.  The brutal execution of the Romanovs concluded a 300-year-old imperial dynasty of absolute power.  Join our panel including Professor Robert Service, historian and author of The Last of the Tsars; and […]

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No Pasaran! – Scots and the Spanish Civil War

Date: Saturday 21 October

Time: 13:00 to 14:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

The Spanish Civil War was a call to arms for the 549 Scots who volunteered to fight for The International Brigade on the side of the elected Republican government against General Franco and the fascists.  In this anniversary year, join our panel including Daniel Gray, author of Homage to Caledonia; and Professor Willy Maley, University […]

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