EVENT – Chile: 40 Years On

Chilean Poster Exhibition at Summerhall until 25 Sep

Chilean Poster Exhibition at Summerhall until 25 Sep

A series of events is taking place across Scotland and Edinburgh this month to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Chile’s infamous military coup in 1973.

Marking the special relationship Scotland have with the Chilean people, the broad spectrum of events includes music, dance, poetry and art, as well as a motion to take place in the Scottish Parliament on 11 September, the exact anniversary of the coup.

At Summerhall, an exhibition of reproductions of political posters from the time is now on display until 25 September – Chilean people possessing or displaying these at the time literally risked their lives.

On Wednesday 11 September, the Filmhouse will be screening a series of films dealing with the coup, its aftermath and the undeniable stamp it has left on the country’s national identity.

And on Friday 13 September, the life and work of Chilean poet, diplomat and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda will be celebrated at a special evening at Edinburgh City Chambers, featuring Liz Lochhead, Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin and Chilean poet Pablo San Martín Varela amongst others.

A full list of events taking place in Edinburgh and Scotland is available on the Chile: 40 Years On website.

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