Landmarks Exhibition: Sandy Moffat, Alan Riach and Ruth Nicol
Jul
29
to Nov 30

Landmarks Exhibition: Sandy Moffat, Alan Riach and Ruth Nicol

The Junor Gallery is pleased to present the next stage in this touring exhibition of Alexander Moffat’s Scotland’s Voices, the most significant composite portrait to be painted in Scotland and Europe since the artist’s Poets’ Pub (1980, National Galleries of Scotland).  Poet’s Pub depicted an imaginary gathering of some of Scotland’s most renowned poets of the twentieth century.  This major new work focuses on Scotland’s traditional singers and musicians. It is presented in the context of a selection of preliminary sketches and drawings, together with Ruth Nicol’s celebrated landscape paintings and the evocative words of poet Alan Riach.  ‘LANDMARKS’ is a chance to see together new works by three of Scotland’s artists who have shaped the way we see ourselves and our culture.

Exhibition opens Sunday 29 July 2018 at 2pm. Admission is always free and all are most welcome. The independent gallery and artists presented are supported by your purchases, however small or large.

Exhibition runs until St Andrews Day (30 Nov 2018) and will be accompained by a series of events.

For more information, please visit https://junorgallery.scot/exhibitions/landmarks/

Facing the Nation: The Portraiture of Alexander Moffat by Bill Hare

Arts and the Nation: A Critical Re-examination of Scottish Literature, Painting, Music and Culture by Alan Riach, Alexander Moffat and John Purser

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Loki, the Scottish Rapper: Poverty Safari Live
Aug
3
to Aug 26

Loki, the Scottish Rapper: Poverty Safari Live

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Blending elements of music, comedy and spoken word to bring to life themes of social mobility, class and identity. An attempt to find a way across the ravine while still retaining your sanity. Loki AKA Darren McGarvey's bestselling 2017 book Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain’s Underclass blended memoir, journalism and polemic to make an argument that even the left – as well as Conservatives – misunderstand the complexity of poverty as it is experienced and that many traditional ideas on both the left and right are dangerously outdated.

Tickets for this event are available from https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/loki-the-scottish-rapper-poverty-safari-live

Poverty Safari: Understanding the anger of Britain's underclass by Darren McGarvey
 

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Reading the Street: An Old Town Poetry Tour
Aug
6
11:00 AM11:00

Reading the Street: An Old Town Poetry Tour

Weaving through courtyards, kirkyards and vennels, hear poems about Edinburgh past and present written by residents, tourists and those who visited only in imagination, including Robert Burns, Victor Hugo and the great anon. The city has inspired tragic ballads and heartfelt lovesongs, poems celebrating its dramatic beauty and poems attacking its grey narrow-mindedness. Ken Cockburn has led poetry walks on the Royal Mile since 2007.

‘An excellent tour for both the historian and the poetry lover: Ken is a brilliant guide… book yourself a tour – you won’t regret it!’ (ScotsGay.co.uk).

Tickets range from £8 - £36 and are available from the Eventbrite page.

Floating the Woods by Ken Cockburn

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EIBF: Towards A New Welfare State with James Bloodworth & Annie Miller
Aug
12
2:15 PM14:15

EIBF: Towards A New Welfare State with James Bloodworth & Annie Miller

Chair of the Citizen's Income Trust, Annie Miller, proposes Basic Income which guarantees everyone money until death. Journalist James Bloodworth worked undercover in low–wage jobs for six months to produce his book Hired. He says urgent steps must be taken to repair Britain's broken system and its gig economy. Chaired by Rosemary Burnett.

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EIBF: Great Women of Scotland with Gerda Stevenson
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

EIBF: Great Women of Scotland with Gerda Stevenson

In histories writtern by men, good women have rarely been given much credit. With her new collection Quines, Gerda Stevenson has produced a very necessary corrective. These unforgettable poems recognise the salt-sellers, the fish-gutters, scientists and politicians who have made such a key contribution to Scotland's history. Chaired by Jackie McGlone.

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EIBF: Moors and Bogs Deserve Another Chance
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

EIBF: Moors and Bogs Deserve Another Chance

The moorlands of Scotland and beyond fascinate art historian Robin Crawford and playwright-poet Donald S Murray. Crawford discusses what he found after evaluating the peat areas of the Outer Hebrides for a year, documented in Into the Peatlands, while Murray extends his reach from Lewis and the Highlands to the Netherlands and Australia in The Dark Stuff, unpicking why these landscapes have been represented unfairly in folklore.

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EIBF: ReimagiNation Debate: Environment
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

EIBF: ReimagiNation Debate: Environment

novelist and architect David F Ross joins author and nature writer Karen Lloyd whose latest book is The Blackbird Diaries, to discuss the interaction of nature and the built environment with social historian Daniel Gray, who has been chronicling the voices of Scotland's New Town residents throught the Book Festival's ReimagiNation touring programme.

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EIBF: ReimagiNation Debate: Health
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

EIBF: ReimagiNation Debate: Health

The intersection of health, environment and benefit systems, both locally and globally, is the subject of today's discussion. Explore the issues with our panel: Edinburgh GP and author Gavin Francis; Devi Sridhar, the Global Public Health Chair at the University of Edinburgh; and Daniel Gray, lead writer on a Book Festival project involving sufferers of chronic lung conditions in Fife.

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Thomas Muir Memorial Lecture: Gerda Stevenson
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Thomas Muir Memorial Lecture: Gerda Stevenson

The Thomas Muir Lecture celebrates the legacy of Thomas Muir through a commitment to the ideals of democracy, liberty and human rights.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by the award-winning poet, playwright, singer-songwriter Gerda Stevenson and will be based on her latest book Quines, a collection of poems in tribute to women of Scotland.

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