Annie Lennox will attend this year’s Festival of Politics in Scotland to present The SING Campaign and speak about the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The HIV/AIDS pandemic is probably the greatest health threat faced by the world today. Nowhere is the impact of the disease more pronounced than in Southern Africa, where in countries such as South Africa it is estimated that over 10% of the population is living with HIV and one in three pregnant women carry the virus.

Annie Lennox is internationally renowned as a singer-songwriter but, through her SING project and work with Nelson Mandela's 46664 Foundation, she has also become a leading activist in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Join her as she talks about her personal experience of the disease in Africa, and the action that we can all take in fighting the pandemic.

A Scottish parliament spokeswoman said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Annie to Holyrood this summer for our Festival of Politics as there is such a strong interest in her experiences with SING. Our full program launches on July 6 and we are confident that it will be a successful 5th year where politics meets the people.”

The event will be chaired by Alex Fergusson, and will take place on Tuesday 18th August. Tickets will be available soon via: www.festivalofpolitics.org.uk or telephone: 0131 473 2000

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