The 2018 Festival Archive

2018 Front Cover

In 2018, the festival celebrated its 15th anniversary year. The programme was slightly turned on its head, with TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham, our headline speaker, closing the Festival on Sunday afternoon to usher the 15th birthday party. There were many highlights, and the team was particularly delighted to have worked with the Wildbird arts team and the National Theatre of Scotland. The broad theme of health and creativity was reflected throughout the programme in ways subtle and not so subtle, with events from talks on medical practice ancient and modern, to the illustration of disease. A roving poet also featured - popping up in unexpected places - alongside a raft of brilliant authors, exceptional musicians and a host of fringe events.

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