Festival Events 2015

A Time of Reflection for Those Bereaved by Suicide

Sunday 1 November, 2pm

St. Columba's Church, Glenrothes


Short talks, poetry readings and music, to remember those who have tragically lost their lives to suicide.

A Hearth for Old Stories...

Sunday 1 November, 2.30pm

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Royal Mile, Edinburgh


Poet and storyteller Margot Henderson marks this day of remembrance as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Cambuslang Remembering

Sunday 1 November, 2.30pm

Flemington Hallside Parish Church, Cambuslang


This event, jointly delivered by the local churches and Cambuslang Bereavement Support Group, aims to provide a safe and supportive opportunity for celebration and an expression of feeling, in the company of folk who care.

The event is open to anyone who has lost a loved one, whether recently or in the past – and will include reading of names of those who have died, lighting of candles, and a release of beautiful red heart balloons.

Get Organised

Monday 2 November, 1.10pm

Usher Hall, Edinburgh


A programme of organ music for To Absent Friends, by organist John Kitchen.

Courage in the Name of Freedom of Expression

Monday 2 November, 5:30 pm

The Mitchell Room, The Mitchell Library, Glasgow


The Scottish Writers' Centre in partnership with Scottish PEN are collaborating in a remembrance event to honour 'Courageous Writers' who are no longer with us.

Hosted by journalist and author, Jean Rafferty, of Scottish PEN, this celebration of Mexican Day of the Dead is being held to honour 'Absent Friends' and commemorate the courage of writers, poets, and journalists living and working in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for expressing the right to freedom of expression.

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