Just Festival events aim to challenge perceptions,celebrate differences and promote respectful dialogue. The conversations, talks, exhibitions and performances which constitute Just’s annual programme are designed to engage with topical local, national and international questions of social justice, equality and identity, including prejudice against race, ethnicity, class and economic status. Just explores these issues by creating safe spaces for dialogue and exchange between affected groups and individuals, invited experts, practitioners, community based organisations, socially conscious performing arts groups and the general public. This multi-dimensional, multi-stakeholder approach encourages creative engagement with important societal questions from a variety of angles and perspectives with the aim of reducing religious, political and social intolerance.
The 2019 edition of Just Festival is held under the theme 'Transitions'. We have curated a programme of performing arts events, conversations, talks and exhibitions that address an array of different transitional moments, incidents and processes in life . Be it ageing, resettlement, gender reassignment, socio-political changes, we want to explore what has an impact on our choices and well-being. We are interested in the surrounding environments that determine who we are or how we perceive the world around us.
The 19th edition of Just Festival will take place at St John's Church (Princes Street/Lothian Road) between 2nd and 25th August 2019.