Main hall of Scottish Parliament building transformed into hub of Festival of Politics 2013
Space to eat, drink and enjoy the exhibitions
This article is from 2013.
Since 2005, the Festival of Politics has emerged as a platform for debating the past, present and future of Scottish, British and world politics, through talks, debates and exhibitions. This year, organisers are keen to take the festival up a level, focusing not just on events, but on the parliament building itself, with the Main Hall and Garden Lobby being transformed into a festival centre so that even those not attending debates can drop in and soak up the atmosphere. The idea is to allow festival-goers the chance to engage fully with what’s going on, either by physically attending or through the digital media at their fingertips. Situated at the parliament’s heart, and connecting the debating chamber and committee rooms with the MSP building, the Garden Lobby will be a space to eat, drink and enjoy the exhibitions, as well as engage with like-minded FoP fans.
Festival of Politics, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Road, 0131 348 5200, 23–25 Aug.