The acclaimed "Loss of Innocence" by Rod Cox is a UNESCO supported exhibition of paintings and drawings by children of Gaza illustrating their experience of conflict, their hopes for the future and giving a voice to their pain. Hosted by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (sponsored by the F.B.U.) and free to attend.
Acclaimed and respected Israeli journalist, Gideon Levy writes for Haaretz in Israel and is widely sindicated in Europe, he also writes a blog for the Financial Times. To promote his new book "The Punishment of Gaza" and encourage dialogue Gideon will be doing book signings and and taking part in a public meeting which also includes Khaled Al Awasi from Hebron (now based in Dundee).
Stuart McHardy is a writer, storyteller and lecturer. His interest in Scotland's past has led him to re-evaluate the role of the oral tradition in gaining a clearer picture of our history. He believes that while history is written by winners, story flourishes amongst history's survivors. He was Director of the Scots Language Resource Centre from 1993 to 1998 and is a founder member and past president of the Pictish Arts Society.