This weekend the Book festival starts off in Charlotte Square, with a lot of celebrities and international journalists presenting their new publications.
Also, on Friday, the World Press Photography Exhibition starts off in the Scottish Parliament, with the Festival of Politics starting on the 20th of August. I was also looking forward to the Festival of Peace and Spirituality, till I realised that most of the interesting events are no longer free as they were the years before.
Maybe I’ll manage this year to go to the non-commercial events of the Edinburgh’s People Festival and the alternative Free Festival. To go to the International Festival or most Fringe events will just be too expensive and unaffordable if I would have to pay.
Last year was brilliant when I was able to review events such as Whisky tasting sessions for Three Weeks.