Music: Minu Puri

Mini Puri was born in Calcuta, India, in 1955, She is a Singer, Music Composer, Pianist and Music teacher. She has recently got an award from Trinity College London for Excellence in Music Teaching for the year 2012.  She is presently teaching at Theme Piano Institute and running her own music Institute called MMP at Gurgaon.

About Me:

I have been a great lover of music since my childhood and have now developed a passion for it. I do not know who I am but I believe in two things… Love and Music, which are like two wings of my soul. I love to sing and compose music but I do not choose what I compose… it chooses me.

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19th August 2011: 'Robert Burns: Shortbread Tin Icon, or Radical Subversive?' by Kevin Williamson

Kevin Williamson

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Name of speaker and subject:

Kevin Williamson on Robert Burns

Title of talk:

Robert Burns: Shortbread Tin Icon, or Radical Subversive?

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • The Framing of Robert Burns
  • Robert Burns:  Not In My Name
  • The Scottish Terror
  • A Fickle Man?

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18th August 2011: The Poetry Of W.S. Graham; Knocking From The Other Side Of The Page by David Greig

David Greig

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Name of speaker and subject:

David Greig

Title Of Talk:

The Poetry Of W.S. Graham;
Knocking From The Other Side Of The Page

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • Introduction To Graham’s Poetry With Examples
  • WS Graham’s Life And Background To His Work
  • The Context – How Graham Was Seen, And Is Seen Now
  • Why I Believe Graham Is Important
  • Why I Love Graham’s Poems

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Why Are We Here? By Adam Smyth

Empire magazine’s latest interview with director Ridley Scott about his new film ‘Prometheus’ forces us to return to perhaps the biggest question of our entire existence: Why are we here?

Before I write any feature no matter how varied it is I like to jot down the basic journalistic principles (who, what, when where, how and why) at the top of the page. This is so that I don’t become distracted by tangential thoughts that are fighting to be recognised in my article. With this Goliath question though, it’s hard not to deviate from off-shooting insights and reflections that bring real value to the table. Read more…

16th August 2011: What do you get when you cross The Mcdonaldization of society, the Slow movement and the Industrial food system? by Adam Smyth

Press

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Speaker

Adam Smyth

Title of Talk

What do you get when you cross The Mcdonaldization of society, the Slow movement and the Industrial food system?

Bullet points of what I would like to cover:

  • The age of Rage. The approach to many human problems seems to be to speed them up.
  • Speed can be powerful and useful but it also has negative consequences.
    Balance is the key
  • Living life in the fast lane leads to burnout and meaninglessness, alternatively, slowing down for everything results in becoming proverbial roadkill.

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14th August 2011: Right to a Fair Trial Part 1; ‘The Painted Bird’ by Tom Muirhead

leith on the fringe

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Name of speaker:

Tom Muirhead

Title of talk:

Right to a Fair Trial Part 1 ‘The Painted Bird’
The first of a ten part series that questions whether it is possible, under the current legal framework in Scotland, for anyone to receive a Fair Trial or a Fair Hearing in any legal proceedings.

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • Explains why the wearing of wigs and gowns by judges and other officers of the court introduces apparent bias into all legal proceedings.

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