Nigel Osborne OBE and Travis Alabanza come together for a discussion about the importance of community and connection.
Nigel Osborne OBE is a British composer and teacher, who previously served as Reid Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh. He is also an aid worker, who has pioneered using music therapy to support war-traumatised children.
Travis Alabanza is an award-winning writer, performer and theatre-maker. Their writing has appeared in publications including the Guardian and Vice, while their award-winning debut show Burgerz toured internationally in sold-out venues. Their work surrounding gender, trans identity and race has led to them speaking at universities in the UK and US, as well as publishing their book None of the Above: Reflections on Life Beyond the Binary.
TV and radio presenter Gemma Cairney chairs this discussion as part of a series exploring the principles behind the Festival programme, in partnership with the Festival of Politics.
This will be an interactive discussion, with the audience invited into the conversation. Refreshments will also be provided.
The Hub is supported by Sir Ewan and Lady Brown together with Flure Grossart.
The Hub Talks are supported by The University of Edinburgh.
Nigel Osborne OBE
Gemma Cairney Chair