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

Scottish Football: Then and Now with Henry McLeish

Former Leeds United and East Fife player Henry McLeish conducted detailed research into the recently failing state of the Scottish game in Scottish Football: Requiem or Renaissance?, at the request of the SFA.

The Former First Minister chaired a commission into sport requested by the Scottish government. He has since been invited to speak on the subject of the report at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

On Thursday, 15th November he will speak at Blackwell's Edinburgh, taking us from the early days of Scottish Football to the state of play today.

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

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Eunice Olumide MBE launches How to Get into Fashion
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Eunice Olumide MBE launches How to Get into Fashion

International supermodel, curator and broadcaster Eunice Olumide MBE will be launching How to Get into Fashion at the Waterstones Covent Garden store on November 15th - and you're invited!

Subtitled 'A Complete Guide for Models, Creatives and Anyone Interested in the World of Fashion', it's a lavishly illustrated, essential introduction to the industry – most importantly it's written by someone who's been there and done it, in spite of all its challenges.

Recently welcomed as a Design Champion for the new V&A Dundee, Eunice will be talking about her experience as a supermodel, having walked for design powerhouses such as Alexander McQueen and Mulberry, providing a guide to safe paths into the industry, diversity in fashion and the A to Z of just what it takes to make it in the fashion world.

Tickets are free but booking is essential. Grab a glass of wine and get your book signed by its fabulous author. To book, please visit the Waterstones events page.

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Swimming against the tide with Catriona Child
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Swimming against the tide with Catriona Child

How do ordinary people deal with extraordinary events? To explore that question, the Arlington Baths is delighted to welcome novelist Catriona Child to talk about her novel Swim Until You Can’t See Land. The book charts the relationship between two rebellious women born sixty years apart: ex-professional swimmer Hannah Wright and Marièle Downie, once a wartime spy in occupied France. Catriona will discuss some of the novel's themes: secrets, swimming and the Second World War. She'll also talk about how she is inspired both by her love of sport - she was a competitive swimmer for many years and her sister is Eilidh Doyle, Olympic and Commonwealth medallist - and the stories her Granny told about her life during World War Two.

There will be free tours of the Baths from 6pm.

The event will start at 7pm and will last an hour.

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

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I Ran With The Gang: My Life in and Out of the Bay City Rollers
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

I Ran With The Gang: My Life in and Out of the Bay City Rollers

Blackwell's Bookshop and publisher Luath invite you to an evening of 'Rollermania' with Alan Longmuir's book I Ran With The Gang: My Life in and Out of the Bay City Rollers.

Don your tartan for a celebration of the Bay City Rollers and the late Alan Longmuir’s story of life in the band from ‘a plumber from Edinburgh who just got lucky’ with the launch of I Ran With The Gang: My Life in and Out of the Bay City Rollers, co-written with Martin Knight.

The boyband that almost turned the whole world tartan, the Bay City Rollers were Edinburgh’s answer to The Beatles in the 1970s. Founded by Alan and his brother Derek, the band became an international success and sold over 120 million records, including the mega hits ‘Bye Bye Baby’ and ‘Shang-a-lang’.

Alan’s brother and fellow Roller Derek Longmuir will be at the event, and Martin Knight will talk about the highs of ‘Rollermania’ and Alan’s life after running with the tartan gang.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Although tickets are free, booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. To book your ticket, please visit the Blackwell’s event page.


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How to Get into Fashion by Eunice Olumide
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

How to Get into Fashion by Eunice Olumide

Are you interested in the fashion industry? Do you want to be a model, designer, photographer or stylist? Want a rare look at the fashion industry from the inside?

Scottish supermodel Eunice Olumide MBE tells all this and more in her new book How To Get Into Fashion, a first-hand look into the elusive fashion industry from someone who has been there and done it. A lead campaigner and humanitarian, Eunice has been welcomed as a Design Champion for the recently opened V&A Dundee.

Eunice will be talking about her experience as a supermodel, having walked for design powerhouses such as Alexander McQueen and Mulberry, providing a guide to safe paths into the industry, diversity in fashion and the A to Z of just what it takes to make it in the fashion world.

Admission is £4 and are available from the Waterstones Birmingham events page.

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An afternoon of poetry with Bashabi Fraser and Alan Riach
Nov
24
2:00 PM14:00

An afternoon of poetry with Bashabi Fraser and Alan Riach

An afternoon of poetry with Alan Riach, of the exhibition, plus special guest poet & professor Bashabi Fraser, reading from Thali Katori, their anthology of Scottish & South Asian poetry.

Copies of the anthology available on the day, for only £12.99 - another chance to get a very special signed copy or a special Christmas gift!

Amongst her many achievements, Bashabi Fraser was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Woman of Scotland by the Saltire Society. She is co-founder and Director of the Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies. She is Chief Editor of the academic and creative peer-reviewed international e-journal, Gitanjali & Beyond.

All welcome. Enjoy a selection of snacks courtesy a local restaurant! For more information, please visit the Junor Gallery Facebook event page.

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Happily Drowning by Kokumo Rocks
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Happily Drowning by Kokumo Rocks

Inspired by a transformative near-death experience in Crete that dramatically altered her perspective on life, the performance poet and author Kokumo Rocks’ latest collection of poems is a deeply personal, thought-provoking read. Happily Drowning leads us from the Scottish countryside to the country of Nigeria, retracing her life through nature and the landscapes that captivate the author.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome, booking is advised. To book your free ticket, please visit the Blackwell’s event page.

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Riddle's Court Evening Sessions: Quines by Gerda Stevenson
Nov
29
7:30 PM19:30

Riddle's Court Evening Sessions: Quines by Gerda Stevenson

In this unique interactive session, acclaimed author and performer Gerda Stevenson gives life to 68 remarkable women from across Scotland’s history. Reading from her extensively researched poetry collection Quines, Gerda’s performance in both Scots and English will bring these women to life.

Tickets for this event are £10 and are available from the Patrick Geddes Centre website.

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