Now What?

Two great gatherings coming up this week about the massive political events we’re going through. If you have other events coming up – let us know and we’ll update this page… STOP CAMPAIGNING START TRANSFORMING Robin McAlpine: Stop campaigning, start transforming: Organised by… Read More ›

On RIC 2014

RIC’s Jonathon Shafi looks ahead to Saturday’s gathering and lays out some of the ways that this has been curated into a more participatory forward-focused event. Everyone remembers those exciting days and weeks on the lead up the referendum. For… Read More ›

London Calling

As part of our English for Yes series here’s details of an important event organised by Red Pepper and openDemocracy ‘The Radical Case for Scottish Independence’ Committee Room 14  House Of Commons. Book your tickets here. By Adam Ramsay Nicky… Read More ›

Yes East Ayrshire

Full coverage of the entire Yes East Ayrshire Indy debate that took place in the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock on Monday 12th May 2014 With Patrick Harvie, Natalie McGarry, Jim Sillars and Fiona Hyslop:

Signs of In(ter)dependence

‘The run up to Scottish Referendum has inspired a re-examination the relationships, tensions and dialogues between the constituent parts of the Atlantic Archipelago and its place in the wider international community’. A great line up for this event by the… Read More ›

One Way Ticket

You are invited to Bella at the Voodoo Rooms: to celebrate 10,000 followers on Twitter – and in aid of our fundraising campaign – Edinburgh, Sunday 8th December 8 till late. This is a fund-raising reception, a One way Ticket to… Read More ›

Yes Fife

Two great Yes events coming up in the Kingdom… Tuesday 29th October at the Jubilee Tavern, Burntisland, 7.30 pm Yes Burntisland – open meeting to find out more about the Yes Campaign. Come along if you are undecided or have… Read More ›

Mary, Queen of Scots

By Paul Cockburn This summer’s big exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh, focuses on the life and death of Mary (or, given her French upbringing, should that be Marie?) Stewart, Queen Regnant of Scotland from… Read More ›

Fuzzy Friday 2

Each week we offer you five great things, sites, events, people or projects which we think are Bella-isimo. 1. Come and Have a Go if you Think Your Bard Enough. Tomorrow night there’s the Neu Reekie Burns Supper in the… Read More ›

This is not a protest

by Robin McAlpine Anyone who was involved in yesterday’s Radical Independence Conference knows the political buzz is justified, but the big question is ‘what next?’ The Radical Independence Conference which was held yesterday was probably the most important event held… Read More ›

Disloyal Subjects

All proceeds to Scottish Left Review. Monday 4 June 2012. Doors 19.30, tickets £10. With Susan Disloyal SubjectsMorrison, Vladimir McTavish and Bruce Morton together with music from The McClusky Brothers and Arthur Johnson and friends. The Stand Comedy Club, 333… Read More ›

Here & Now

‘Despatches from the Invisible Revolution’ E-book published by New Public Thinkers launch evening 29 February, Venue tbc. Includes: A show of hands – Alex Fradera, Fear and homecoming in 2011 – Keri Facer Bergeron’s Children – Smári McCarthy, Accents of the… Read More ›

Do Words Have Voices?

Huge hearty Bellalicious congratulations to Martin Boyce for winning the Turner Prize 2011 with his wonderful spooky installations. This completes a hat-trick for Scotland, following fellow Scots artists Susan Philipsz and Richard Wright, who won last year and in 2009… Read More ›

Occupy Edinburgh

Politics in the service of people and planet; not run by corporations for profit. This is local, national and global democracy. That is what we demand – something only we can make.

Kandinsky in Govan

Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944) was a Russian painter, printmaker and art theorist, so what’s he doing in Govan? Alastair McIntosh, the organiser of the three day festival celebrating ‘art, spirituality and the future’ explains the need to explore “art… Read More ›

FED – Ideas to Sustain

Realpolitik and Bella Caledonia present ‘FED – Ideas Worth Sustaining’, a one-day program of talks, discussions, and, most importantly, ideas. FED takes its cue from July’s TEDGlobal Edinburgh conference – but while TED costs an eye-watering £3,700 to attend, FED… Read More ›

What’s Going On?

First up from our occasional series of assorted & haphazard shtuffwhatshappening…is our own NeuReekie…Friday 27 May…Scottish Books Trust, Trunk’s Close, 55 High Street, The Capital. Here’s the blurb: “Neu! Reekie! is a night of avant-garde poetry, music and film fusions…. Read More ›

Changin’ Scotland

Changin’ Scotland – a weekend of politics, culture and ideas …. And fun! Friday March 25th-Sunday March 27th The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool Friday March 25th 8.30pm Land, Power and Politics Andy Wightman, writer, campaigner and author of ‘The Poor Had… Read More ›

Neu Reekie 2

* It’s Neu like pie not Neu like Neo… “Neu! Reekie! is the very visceral meeting of avant-garde poetry and film. The night promises to shock and stun, playing host to the abstract and abstruse, the sinister and sanguine. Post… Read More ›

Positively Independent

What’s the point of independence? Opponents routinely portray the independence movement as being about ‘divorce’  ‘break-up’ and separation. Those within it see it as an opening future – a path to create an alternative based on home-grown principles facing the… Read More ›

Generation Less

Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X, and A, chronicler of the internet era, codifier of minutaie of disaffected sects, neologist and cultural entrepreneur sets out his notes for the future. It’s important because Coupland’s invention of contemporary cultural concepts stick… Read More ›