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EIBF 2023: John King, Alan Warner & Irvine Welsh: Comedies of No Manners

After attending Jackie Kay’s launch of her new collection, A Life in Protest, at EIBF on Saturday afternoon, I was surprised to find an entirely different audience that evening for…

Poetry in Motion: The Legacy of Robert Burns

On Monday 25th January, Scotland celebrated Burns Night. Haggis was cooked, Buckfast was poured and the ephemeral words of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, were recited. Each year, on…

Choose Life, Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location

It may be August, but then again, this is Scotland. So if you gather outside the Leith Dockers Club on any given morning as the rain begins to fall in…

Filth

If Quentin Tarantino is the king of violence, then Irvine Welsh is the undisputed king of filth. Filth, incidentally, is the title of Welsh’s 1998 novel. It was adapted into…

Performers

Here’s what was expected from Performers, as a black comedy co-written by Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh: intrigue, glamour, and two sharp-witted gangsters with greater ambitions than testosterone-fuelled one-upmanship. Alas,…

Trainspotting

Trainspotting is located in the Assembly Underground; the set resembles a derelict warehouse with graffiti covering the walls. Upon entrance, each audience member is given a glow stick and you…

Irvine Welsh and Robert Carlyle host talk, ‘Grim, nasty, and fun – Begbie’s back!’

Irvine Welsh and Robert Carlyle: ‘Grim, nasty, and fun – Begbie’s Back!’ was recently hosted by Usher Hall as part of their Book Festival. Although Edinburgh’s Book Festival is usually…