Hafez & Burns - Bards Apart?
(Performed in English, Scots & Farsi, with English Subtitles)
Date: Sunday 12th Feb 2017
Time: 16:00 –17:00
Venue: The Nomads Tent, 21 St Leonard’s Lane, EH8 9SH
Entry: FREE Admission
Robert Burns: Ploughman Poet, Scotia’s Bard, Master of the Standard Habbie.
Hafez: Master of the Ghazal, his Divan in every Iranian home, his work unsurpassed in Persian literature.
Separated by four centuries and over 4000 miles, by culture, by history, by religion, by language, they can’t really have anything in common – can they? Are Burns and Hafez “Bards Apart” or have they got far more in common than that which divides? Join us for this genre-defying event in celebration of both these great poets and you – the audience - will decide! In keeping with the traditions of both Scotland and Iran, the two bards’ key poems and songs will be performed with a bit of context and discussion. For those who don’t understand Farsi – or 18th century Scots – we have English subtitles!
This event will be followed by a complimentary drinks reception.
||Books about Iran available at bookshops
Date: 9th till 19th Feb 2017
Time: Mon-Sat: 09:00-20:00 / Sun: 12.00-18:00
Venue: Blackwell’s, 53-62 South Bridge, EH1 1YS
To mark the Festival, the Blackwell’s bookshop have put together a special collection of books on Iran, its history, and its culture. This collection will be available for purchase throughout the Festival so visit the shop and enjoy a browse!