Power of the People
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- Website: www.festivalofpolitics.org.uk
Politicians and political institutions undoubtedly play a vital role in democracy. But politics is not the exclusive reserve of our elected representatives and democratic institutions. This event will examine how people who are not professional politicians can have a significant impact upon the political landscape, and how this affects parliaments and governments. Panellists include Annie Lennox, providing an insight into how her SING Campaign is combating HIV/AIDS in South Africa, Martin Bell, recounting his successful campaign to become a 'sleaze-busting' MP, and Mark Thomas, leading political campaigning comedian and Perrier Award nominee. Chaired by Alasdair Morgan MSP, Deputy Presiding Officer. 'Part of the Festival of Politics 2010.'
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Reviews & features
Festival of Politics - Annie Lennox on HIV/AIDS in South Africa14 Aug 2010
Founder of the SING campaign set for Edinburgh appearance
1. Becoming a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador recently has strengthened and broadened my platform. Michel Sidibé, the director of UNAIDS, is a real visionary who has a very clear and innovative directive as to how he wants to lead the response to the HIV…
Martin Bell discusses lack of faith in politicians in Edinburgh visit6 Aug 2010
Festival of Politics and Book Festival appearances scheduled
The man in the white suit is in town for an event at the Festival of Politics but he’s also kindly dropping by to charm the punters in Charlotte Square. Here, he will be discussing the lack of faith we now have in our elected representatives, mainly due…