John Calder in focus

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The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh will celebrate the life and career of one of its founder members, John Calder, in a series of events next week (April 18 and 19).

The weekend includes an opening night concert by Scotland’s premier collective music group Hebrides Ensemble on Friday, with a once in a lifetime chance to hear; John Calder in conversation with Alan Taylor (founder of the Scottish Review of Books and deputy editor of The Herald) in a wide ranging discussion about Calder’s life and work, writers, publishing, music, progressive art, freedom of speech and more. In another session John Calder and Derek Watson, of West Linton, read a selection of prose and poetry from the authors Calder published. For details call 0131 228 1404 or visit