Sectarianism in spotlight as Festival of Politics begins

Young people, sectarianism and George Wyllie’s sculpture are among subjects at the annual Festival of Politics.

Hosted at the Scottish Parliament for the eighth year running, the festival is known for its thought-provoking events. It features an insight into the inspiration of George Wyllie, a play about two opposing football fans locked up in a cell for the night and a debate on talented young people.

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The festival today will focus on sectarianism. This morning academics, community leaders and policy-makers will take part in 
Scottish-Irish Conversations on Sectarianism. Later, Des Dillon’s award-winning comedy Singing I’m no a Billy he’s a Tim will be staged.

The Festival runs from today until August 25.