20 October 2014 Scottish poetry at the Conrad Festival

The cities of Krakow and Edinburgh celebrate 40 years of their official cultural cooperation this year. To mark this occasion, at the corner of Bracka Street and the Main Square, for a full week, the Conrad Festival will display Scottish poetry – in cooperation with the Multipoetry project. This event will be inaugurated by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Donald Wilson, who along with festival director Michał Paweł Markowski will launch poetry projection, as well as light the famous Conrad Festival lantern signalling the beginning of the celebration of world literature from the top of the town hall tower. Illumination ceremonies will be accompanied by a group of traditional Scottish bagpipers, who will emphasize the special role of Edinburgh at this year's Festival.

Edinburgh is a partner of Krakow in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and the first city in the world to hold the title of UNESCO City of Literature, granted in 2004.