Year of Sham: Stories in a Time of Madness

November 21 - 23 | 19:00 - 19:50

Edinburgh Adults Panel Event / Author Reading, Storytelling Scots, Scottish Writers

Written and read by Donald Smith. In this sequence of subversive comedies, Year of Sham upends the lies that Scotland tells itself, along with the powerbrokers and hypocrites who manipulate it. Treacherous times produce fake news and fake history, but also farce. From Galloway to Glencoe, Edinburgh to London, pomposity is punctured and duplicity exposed in a catalogue of mishaps. Enjoy Scotland's untold Brexit chronicles. Wed 21: The Irish Hoard - An unexpected discovery in Whithorn leads to mayhem and a latter-day heist. Thu 22: Return to Clachaig - A marketing guru falls into a deadly time trap in Glencoe, while back in Edinburgh... Fri 23: Destiny Stane - The biggest fake of all finally comes good when the real Stone turns up, like an unexploded bomb, under Westminster.

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0131 556 9579

Venue information

Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High Street


Ground-level access (through John Knox/Bookshop entrance), wide door but not push-pad. Standard lifts to all levels including Storytelling Café, Netherbow Theatre and Workshop spaces. Accessible bathrooms. Hearing loop in café and theatre. Garden space for assistance dogs to exercise and water bowls provided for assistance dogs.

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