Festival 2019

To Absent Friends festival is taking place across Scotland from 1-7 November 2019 - in public spaces, over social media, among friends, families and communities, and in people's minds and hearts.

You can find a full list of festival events here and view a gallery of photos from events as they come in.

To Absent Friends is not like traditional, curated festivals. It exists to encourage participation, and it is non-prescriptive – groups and individuals are welcome to take part in whatever way they feel is appropriate.

There are many ways in which you can get involved. Our ideas page has lots of suggestions for people who would like to host an event. You can also take inspiration from what people have done in festivals past.

We would love you to participate. Please get in touch if you are planning to do something or you would just like to discuss.

Featured below are some of the things happening this year.


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