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War Dialogues

Monday 7 August 2017
The Studio

Does the placement, presence, and input of artists need to be re-negotiated and re-imagined in the context of contemporary crises? This panel discussion will explore the changing role, responsibility and challenges of witnessing and responding to modern conflict.

Panellists include British artist David Cotterrell, an official war artist in Afghanistan; Lola Arias, director of MINEFIELD, theatre which brings together ex-servicemen from the Falklands/Malvinas; Professor Michael Clarke, former Director General of the Royal United Services Institute and Ruwanthie de Chickera, a Sri Lankan writer and cultural activist. The discussion will be chaired by former BBC war correspondent Allan Little. 

Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47

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  • Running time: 
    1hr 15mins approx


The Studio

22 Potterrow



More information about some of the guests:

David Cotterrell
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This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


All tickets: £6

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF