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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Catalonia Reborn: A Perth & Kinross Commonweal Event
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Catalonia Reborn: A Perth & Kinross Commonweal Event

Why was the 2017 Catalonian independence referendum illegal? Is there a chance the region could become independent? Why Catalonia? And what are the reasons behind the fight for independence?

And importantly, what are the lessons for Scotland?

Catalonia an autonomous region of modern Spain has seen great change, produced world-renowned figures, and plays a huge part in Spain’s economy and history. 2017 saw Catalonia again come under the world's spotlight as it fought for independence.

Answering the questions and complications behind the fight for Catalonian independence, journalist, political activist, and TV presenter/producer Chris Bambery and economist, academic, and former SNP MP (East Lothian) George Kerevan - authors of Catalonia Reborn (2018) - will offer a guide to the region's political, historical, and cultural issues.

Admission is free and all are welcome. To book your free ticket, please visit the Perth & Kinross Eventbrite page.

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Essence of Edinburgh with Jenni Calder
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Essence of Edinburgh with Jenni Calder

Taking a personal journey through a city that has inspired so many for centuries, Jenni Calder’s Essence of Edinburgh is an exploration through the past and the present of Auld Reekie, weaving together personal experience, memory and history. Exploring beyond the guide book, be transported on an imaginative and interactive journey through the many layers of our rich capital. Walking with many well-known figures, literary and historical, (as well as Jenni’s canine companion), historian Jenni Calder offers her personal take on Scotland’s capital.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Please book your free ticket at the Blackwell’s events page.

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Festival of Politics 2018 - Trade Wars
Oct
10
4:00 PM16:00

Festival of Politics 2018 - Trade Wars

Free, fair and mutually beneficial trade appears to be a long-gone ambition of former global trading partners in an age of fractious G7 deals and Brexit negotiations. Join our chair Deputy Presiding Officer Christine Grahame MSP and panellists including Professor Michael Keating, Chair in Scottish Politics, University of Aberdeen; Douglas Fraser, BBC Economy Editor; and Dr Eva Pocher, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, to decipher the new trade rules, tariffs and what all this means for the consumer.

Tickets for this event are £6/£4 and are available from the Festival of Politics ticket page.

Small Nations in a Big World: What Scotland Can Learn by Michael Keating and Malcolm Harvey

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Festival of Politics 2018: Prejudice - Free Your Mind!
Oct
11
1:15 PM13:15

Festival of Politics 2018: Prejudice - Free Your Mind!

Why are some people deemed viable targets of abuse on the basis of faith, race, sexual orientation, disability and gender? How can political organisations and civil society challenge institutionalised discrimination when it pervades public bodies from schools to the labour market? Join chair Patrick Harvie MSP, Deputy Convener, Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, and panellists Professor Neil Chakraborti, Criminologist, University of Leicester; Dr Maureen McBride, University of Glasgow and co-author of No Problem Here: Understanding Racism in ScotlandGhizala Avan, Regional Manager, Amina, the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre and Talat Yaqoob, equality campaigner, to debate the counter-attack to prejudice.

Tickets are £6/£4 and are available from the Festival of Politics booking page.

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Festival of Politics 2018: Living Outside the EU
Oct
11
5:15 PM17:15

Festival of Politics 2018: Living Outside the EU

Though the UK’s future relationship with the EU is still to be determined, countries such as Norway, Iceland and Canada’s relationships with the EU provide an insight into our future. Join our chair Ann Packard, Hon. Fellow RIAS, and panellists including Jill Rutter, The Institute for Government; and Lesley Riddoch, Nordic Horizons and author of McSmorgasbord; What post Brexit Scotland can learn from the Nordics, to talk trade, economy and culture when living outside the EU.

Tickets are £6/£4 and are available from the Festival of Politics booking page.

Riddoch on the Outer Hebrides by Lesley Riddoch

Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish by Lesley Riddoch

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Festival of Politics 2018: Freedom to Offend
Oct
11
5:45 PM17:45

Festival of Politics 2018: Freedom to Offend

In partnership with Battle of Ideas

Free speech was once an unquestionable virtue but now it is explicitly queried. With universities potentially fined if they don’t allow freedom of speech on campus, how do we navigate this right with that of the freedom to offend? Join our chair Claire Fox, Battle of Ideas, and panellists including Dr Joanna Williams academic and author; Nik Williams, Scottish PEN; and writer and commentator Gerry Hassan.

Tickets are £6/£4 and are available from the Festival of Politics booking page.

A Nation Changed? The SNP and Scotland Ten Years On by Gerry Hassan and Simon Barrow

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A Scottish Journey with James McEnaney
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

A Scottish Journey with James McEnaney

Inspired by Edwin Muir’s travels around Scotland in 1934, in spring 2018 James McEnaney sought to complete his own Scottish Journey, exploring the communities of Scotland by motorbike. Braving the snow that the Beast from the East hailed upon the country, McEnaney set off from the Scottish Parliament on a 10-day, 1500-mile, two-wheeled journey that would take him around Scotland via Gatehouse of Fleet, Oban, Orkney and Aberdeen, amongst others.

Relaying on the kindness of strangers to offer him shelter, he discovers the communities within our nation and their real-life hopes for the future of the country. In the words of Muir himself, ‘this is not a survey but a bundle of impressions: not the Scottish journey, but a Scottish journey.’

Admission is free and all are welcome. To book your free ticket, please visit the Blackwell’s event page.

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Festival of Politics 2018: Happy Governments
Oct
12
3:15 PM15:15

Festival of Politics 2018: Happy Governments

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were enshrined in the United States Declaration of Independence and Aristotle described politics as the science of well-being. Yet the UK and the U.S. are ranked way down the 2018 World Happiness Report.  Is citizens’ happiness the purpose of government or have policy makers been misled by cognitive psychologists who said that we can measure and translate the most private of feelings into political data?

Join chair Shelagh Wright and panellists including author of Radical Happiness; Lizzie Spencer, Health and Social Care Manager Windmill Hill City Farm, Bristol; and Lesley Riddoch, journalist, broadcaster and member of Nordic Horizons, to discuss happy citizens.

Tickets are £6/£4 and are available from the Festival of Politics booking page.

Riddoch on the Outer Hebrides

McSmorgasbord: What post-Brexit Scotland can learn from the Nordics

Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish

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Festival of Politics 2018: Posh or Poor?
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

Festival of Politics 2018: Posh or Poor?

The demise of forelock tugging and deference to those ‘upstairs’ may make class less obvious, but with inequality and poverty rising, has Britain really thrown off its class obsession? Join our chair Kenny Farquharson, The Times, and panellists including Claire Ainsley, Director, Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Darren McGarvey aka Loki, author of Poverty Safari; Chris Snowdon, author of The Spirit Level Delusion; and John Boothman, The Times, to discuss social mobility and meritocracy.

Tickets are £5/£3.50 and are available from the Festival of Politics booking page.

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Festival of Politics 2018: Who Owns and Stewards Scotland's Lands?
Oct
12
7:15 PM19:15

Festival of Politics 2018: Who Owns and Stewards Scotland's Lands?

Scotland is said to be disproportionately owned by a small number of individuals and companies. Join our chair Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani MSP and panellists Andy Wightman MSP, Local Government and Communities Committee and author of The Poor Had No Lawyers: Who Owns Scotland and How They Got It; Ninian Stuart, Centre for Stewardship; David Johnstone, Chairman, Scottish Land and Estates Commission; and Megan MacInnes, Scottish Land Commission, to debate Scotland’s land ownership and whether or not proposed land reform will actually punish those committed custodians who provide jobs, housing and security for rural communities.

Tickets are £6/£4 and are available from the Festival of Politics booking page.

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Festival of Politics 2018: In Conversation with Darren McGarvey
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Festival of Politics 2018: In Conversation with Darren McGarvey

Darren McGarvey, aka LOKI, is a writer, performer, community activist and columnist. His book Poverty Safari, has recently won the prestigious Orwell Prize, is described by Irvine Welsh as, “an intellectual and spiritual rehab manual for the progressive left,” and McGarvey’s views are being sought on everything from BBC Question Time to The Guardian and rapper-in-residence at Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction Unit. Join Darren and the Presiding Officer to discuss the “industry of deprivation”; how to achieve political representation for the unrepresented and working-class masculinity in the 21st century, as explored in McGarvey’s new album Trigger Warning. Join us for an energising mental-flossing from one of Scotland’s most inspiring commentators.

In partnership with the Open University in Scotland 

Tickets for this event are £8/£6 and are available from the Festival of Politics events page.

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Samhradh ’78: Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir le Gillebrìde MacIlleMhaoil
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Samhradh ’78: Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir le Gillebrìde MacIlleMhaoil

Join us for the free to attend, Edinburgh launch of Samhradh '78 (Summer of '78), a new Gaelic language novel by Martin Macintyre. The event will be chaired by none other than Gaelic singer and star of the programme Outlander, Gillebride MacMillan, who will sing a song or two. Held in both Gaelic and English, this launch will be accessible for non Gaelic speakers and those who have just started learning! 

'S E CUR AIR BHOG AN TÌR-MHÒIR a tha seo don leabhar ùr aig Màrtain Mac an t-Saoir, Samhradh '78. Chaidh a chur air bhog a chumail ann an Uibhist a Deas (far a bheil an leabhar stèidhichte) san Iuchar aig tachartas air leth soirbheachail, ach tha sinn cuideachd 's gum faigh luchd-èisteachd Dhùn Èideann cothrom cluinntinn mun nobhail beò-ghlacmhor seo. Sa chathair bidh sàr-sheineadair, cleasaiche 'Outlander' agus Uibhisteach, Gillebrìde MacIlleMhaoil, agus 's cinnteach gun gabh e òran no dhà dhuinn aig deireadh an tachartais!

Leanaidh an nobhail beatha dithis, Cailean Quinn agus bràthair a mhàthar, an Dr Ruairidh MacGillÌosa rè làithean an t-samhraidh a thug iad còmhla an Uibhist a Deas o chionn 40 bliadhna, fhad ’s a bha sùilean an t-saoghail air Alba sna chuairtean deireannach aig Cupa na Cruinne san Argantain (b’ iad na làithean!). San leabhar, gheibhear seallaidhean làidir, beòthail air beatha muinntir an eilein aig an àm a thaobh slàinte nuair a choinnicheas Ruairidh riutha na dhreuchd mar dhotair agus gu cultarach is e fhèin is Cailean a' rannsachadh beartas am beul-aithris. Mar a thèid an sgeulachd air adhart, chithear mar a thug na dh’fhiosraich an dithis dhuine rè an t-samhraidh ud, buaidh mhòr orra.

Tha an cur air bhog saor an asgaidh, feuch nach caill sibh a-mach!

Admission is free and all are welcome. To book your ticket, please visit the Blackwell’s events page.

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Constabal Murdro: Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul le Derek 'Pluto' Moireach
Oct
17
3:00 PM15:00

Constabal Murdro: Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul le Derek 'Pluto' Moireach

Thèid fear de na ciad leabhraichean eucoir Gàidhlig, Constabal Murdo le Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul, a chur air bhog aig tachartas mar phàirt de Mhòd Dhùn Obhainn. Anns a' chathair, bidh fear a tha gu math eòlach air 'whodunits', sàr-chraoladair Derek 'Pluto' Murray a bha na phoileas fad bhliadhnaichean mòra ann an Srath Chluaidh. Chan eil teagamh ann gum bi tòrr spòrs agus sùsbaint sa chòmhradh eadarra.

Tha an sgeulachd a' leantainn Constabal Murdo - Leòdhasach a' fuireach ann am Barraigh - 's e air tòir nam mèirleach a ghoid bràist eachdraidheil bho Chaisteal Chiosmuil. Fàsaidh rudan nas inntinniche buileach nuair a thig dithis phoileas àrdanach bhon tìr mhòr gus cuideachadh a thoirt do Mhurdo leis a’ chùis. Tha sgrìobhadh a’ Chaimbeulaich siùbhlach is furasta ri leantainn. Gheibhear tòrr àbhachd san leabhar seo ach a’ cheart àm bheirear sùil air cuspairean inntinneach mar choimhearsnachd, eachdraidh is leas-breith. 

Tha an cur air bhog saor an asgaidh!

Ma tha thu aig a' Mhòd am-bliadhna, feuch gun tadhail thu a-steach air cur air bhog leabhar eucoir Gàidhlig a dh'fheumar leughadh sa bhad! 

 

 

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LAUNCH: The Fashion Annual - Lynne Coleman
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

LAUNCH: The Fashion Annual - Lynne Coleman

THE FASHION ANNUAL 2018 / 19

Join Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh for an exclusive Q&A with Lynne Coleman, one of the country’s leading fashion experts, to discuss her latest book, The Fashion Annual 2018/19.

Launching this Autumn, Lynne’s third publication, The Fashion Annual 2018/19 is a portrayal of events that have hit the headlines this year. From political turmoil to the #metoo movement, plastic pollution to social media anxiety – this year’s ‘Algorithm’ edition depicts our year through the medium of fashion and art in ten breathtaking editorials.

Lynne Coleman (nee McCrossan) has worked with Burberry, Chanel, Liberty of London and Harvey Nichols. As a fashion writer and style columnist, she wrote for Edinburgh Evening News and was in-house stylist for Scotland on Sunday. She is also the go-to fashion girl on the BBC, be it BBC Breakfast, Five Live, Radio 4 or Radio Scotland.

Tuesday 23 October

6.30pm

Second Floor

Tickets £10 per person, redeemable on copies of The Fashion Annual 2018/19 purchased on the evening. Tickets are available from the event page here.

Terms and Conditions apply.

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Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh
Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh

The first of its kind to look at Paolozzi in his home city of Edinburgh, Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh is a collaboration between Dr Carlo Pirozzi, former Edinburgh Makar Christine De Luca and artists from the RSA. Pirozzi and De Luca will discuss the work of the artist Paolozzi and their subsequent work and collaboration with the students of the RSA, with readings of the poems that De Luca wrote in response to some of Paolozzi’s iconic sculptures and pieces that can be seen around Edinburgh.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Tickets for this event will become available shortly.

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Firefighters of Belfast with Brian Allaway
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Firefighters of Belfast with Brian Allaway

The years 1969 to 1994 were particularly difficult for Northern Ireland, and what would become known as ‘The Troubles’ would test the firefighters of Belfast to their limits. Documenting events from the firefighters’ perspectives, former Firemaster of Edinburgh Brian Allaway tells the stories from the front line of firefighters working during the Troubles years in Northern Ireland, including his own personal experiences.

With first hand accounts from the people who lived through these events, Brian provides a record of the people who served their country through one of its bleakest moments in history.

Admission to this event is free and all are welcome. Tickets will become available shortly.

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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Carrying Stream Festival - Hamish Henderson Lecture

Cogadh no Sìth? War or Peace? Hamish Henderson, Jock Duncan and the Voicings of War

by Professor Gary West, Chair of Scottish Ethnology, University of Edinburgh

As we gather to remember and pay tribute to Hamish Henderson, we also mark the centenary of the end of one global war, aware of course that it was a short-lived peace. Hamish Henderson and folksinger Jock Duncan both fought in the next major world conflict, and both have left us powerful voicings of the Scottish experience of war. Reflecting on the poetics of these legacies, Gary West argues that both men have contributed significantly to the creative process of bearing witness and of ‘remembering’.

More information and tickets are available at the Edinburgh Folk Club page.

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Merdeka with Chris Moorhouse
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Merdeka with Chris Moorhouse

The founder of Edinburgh-based publisher Luath Press, Tom Atkinson was instrumental in the fight for Indonesian independence. Merdeka (the Indonesian and Malaysian word for ‘independent’ or ‘free’) tells the little-known story of Tom’s life-long work for President Sukarno and the fight for freedom in Indonesia, based on compilations of Tom’s letters and conversations with his wife Rene, interviews with close friends and accounts of the historical events of the time. Chris Moorhouse, author of Merdeka: Tom Atkinson’s Long Fight for Freedom from Indonesia to Scotland will discuss the book and Tom’s part in the country’s freedom.

Admission to this event is free and all are welcome. Tickets will become available shortly.

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Scottish Football: Then and Now with Henry McLeish and John Cairney
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Scottish Football: Then and Now with Henry McLeish and John Cairney

Two passionate football advocates tell the story of Scottish football from past to present; from Scotland’s introduction of football to the world in John Cairney’s Scotch Professors, to the detailed research into the failing state of the Scottish game in recent years in Scottish Football: Requiem or Renaissance? by former Leeds United and East Fife player Henry McLeish. The two will discuss the beautiful game from its invention in Scotland, to the state of play today.

Admission to this event is free and all are welcome. Tickets will become available shortly.

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