Citizen Winter Warmer: Bringing Warmth into the Heart of the Community

Citizen Winter Warmer: Bringing Warmth into the Heart of the Community

We're delighted to announce our third season of Citizen Winter Warmer a community celebration bringing together local voices and authors and artists from across Scotland. This year we are hosting two public ‘Stories and Scran’ events where you can enjoy delicious food from Scran Academy and brilliant new writing from local people who have taken part in our flagship Communities programme, Citizen, alongside special guests including Chitra Ramaswamy, Claire Askew, and Ross Makay, joining us 1st December, with Kate Foster and Doug Johnstone on 2nd December.


Join us on 1st December at the Fisherrow Centre in Musselburgh from 7pm – 8.30pm; 2nd December at North Edinburgh Arts at the West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre from 3pm – 4.30pm


Tickets are on sale now and cost £5 [concessions £3], with the price of your meal included. Find full details of each event and how to book here.


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In partnership with North Edinburgh Arts, we are also hosting a morning of story-based activities for children who attend their regular ‘Saturday Art and Dance programme. Workshops include a storytelling session with Ailie Finlay, a story and dance workshop with Nadine Aisha Jassat and Rasa, and an opportunity for children to make their own ‘zine.

In addition to these public events, we’ll be hosting author visits to our partner schools across Edinburgh. Michael Pederson will visit Tynecastle High School, Danielle Jawando will visit Craigroyston Community High School, and Tom Morgan-Jones will run draw-alongs in Craigroyston Primary and Pinkie St. Peters Primary.


Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Citizen project is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery and funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government – through Creative Scotland – the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.  



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