FSU Edinburgh Speakeasy: Can Words Really Hurt?

The Counting House 38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Can Words Really Hurt? A philosophical, legal and common sense conversation. Almost two and a half years after achieving royal assent, Scotland’s controversial Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act is due to be implemented in 2024. It was reported recently that Police Scotland are setting up a special unit to deal with the new hate […]

Event Series Regional Speakeasies

Edinburgh Summer Speakeasy – Can the Arts Survive in Scotland?

The Counting House 38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

CAN THE ARTS SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN SCOTLAND?   In a censorious climate, how can we protect the freedom to imagine for actors, artists, comedians, musicians, poets, writers and audiences? Last summer, comedian Jerry Sadowitz was forced to cancel his show at the Edinburgh Fringe when staff at The Pleasance refused to work at his […]

Event Series Regional Speakeasies

Edinburgh Regional Speakeasy

The Counting House 38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We are kicking off 2023 with a new series of Regional Speakeasies around the UK. Each event will be addressed by a senior member of Free Speech Union staff to discuss Why Free Speech is Worth Fighting For. It’s your chance to find out why the individuals involved in FSU are so passionate about defending […]