Experience the world in a weekend at this festival of literature and thought, all in the tranquil setting of Traquair House in the Scottish Borders. Explore and discuss cultural diplomacy, dialogue, human rights, modern slavery, art, migration and identity with a variety of influential diplomats, politicians, writers, artists and thinkers.
Also featuring the Walled Garden Arts & Music Programme. Take part in an explosion of cultural activities, with workshops, film screenings, exhibitions and visual arts performances. BBIF 2018 highlights include Hard Truths, prize-winning photography exhibition from The New York Times, UN Special Envoys, former CIA agent Valerie Plame, the inimitable William Dalrymple and much more.