Burns – A Mortal Memory.
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Burns – A Mortal Memory.

This talk by David Purdie, co-Editor of the Burns Encyclopaedia, will describe what killed our national Bard, and what did not; concluding with the crusade, by persons known, to restore his reputation as a worthy man - and one of the finest lyric poets and songwriters ever to lift a pen.

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TALK: Mapping the Isles
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

TALK: Mapping the Isles

This talk by Christopher Fleet will show how maps offer a powerful view into the history of particular islands at specific points in time. Maps define our understanding of the Scottish islands, and define the way past generations understood them too.

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Walter Scott, Thomas Pringle and Abbotsford
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Walter Scott, Thomas Pringle and Abbotsford

Dr Malcolm Morrison
Abbotsford Tour Guide

A talk about objects in Abbotsford’s entrance hall, and about the man, Thomas, who sent them from Africa to Walter Scott in the 1820s. Pringle, born near Kelso in 1789, is, today, overlooked, despite being recognised as the “Father of South African Poetry”, a pioneer of a free press in South Africa, and a supporter of the abolition of slavery.

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St Lukes Dinner
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

St Lukes Dinner

St Luke, one of the four Evangelists, was understood to be a doctor and a painter, and he therefore is the Patron Saint of Artists, Physicians and Surgeons. This year, the Club’s St Luke’s Dinner will be held on his Feast Day. Our guest speaker for the evening is retired Edinburgh-born Orthopaedic Surgeon, Robert Hay, who studied and trained in his native city. Robert’s pre-dinner talk will be on the meeting points between Medicine and Music, with musical illustrations from David Lyle.

 

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Ceilidh 2018
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Ceilidh 2018

The Scottish Arts Club is on a mission to re-establish some of its older social traditions which have fallen by the wayside.  For instance, we have an ambition to organise a formal but fun ball next year and we will place in the diary more annually occurring events such as parties, dinners and talks. 

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Dresden Duo
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Dresden Duo

Victoria Romann (flute) and Anna Berwanger (harp) are visiting Scotland from Live Music Now Dresden as part of an ongoing programme of international exchange between Live Music Now Scotland and branches of the scheme in Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands.  In addition to their Scottish Arts Club performance on Wednesday 10 October, they will give three education/outreach concerts including for children with severe and complex learning disabilities at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh.

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Katharine Aarrestad 2016 SSA Award Exhibition
Oct
3
to Oct 27

Katharine Aarrestad 2016 SSA Award Exhibition

Katherine Aarrestad won the 2016 SAC SSA Award and this is her award winning Solo Exhibition in the Club Room

Colin Povey is delighting us with an exhibition of his CityScapes in the Dining Room.

Ian McPhail is returning once more to the Club to exhibit his Wooden Art.

Preview is on the 3rd October 6-8pm

The Exhibition Runs from 3rd October until the 28th October

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Art in the Shadows - A Talk by Dr. James Lawson
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Art in the Shadows - A Talk by Dr. James Lawson

The classical tradition in Western painting, represented by such as Raphael, involved setting up the optimum conditions for seeing and understanding. However, real experience is not always so favoured by circumstances.  There is another tradition that acknowledges the deficiency of our vision and grasp. Titian serves as its early exemplar.  A history of painting is to be traced through the obscurings of Caravaggio and his followers, the incompletenesses of appearances, noted by such as Vermeer, the adoption of a role for painting to show the reality of action and experience; the one often in disregard of witness, the other frequently obscured.

 

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Leo de Feu Talk
Sep
26
12:00 PM12:00

Leo de Feu Talk

Leo du Feu will give an informal chat about his work - questions welcome! - finishing by 1pm to give opportunity for Members and guests wishing to stay on for lunch in the Club restaurant. 

Leo has given two talks to the Club in past years so to reduce repetition in this latest he will focus on stories surrounding the various watercolour paintings in his current Geddes Gallery exhibition. 

Come along to hear about the travels surrounding Leo's latest work plus insights into some of the techniques involved.

Isle of May, the Far North Line, the West Highland Line, Linlithgow Loch, Flanders Moss and the Aberdeen coast are likely to feature. And birds.

 

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Film Club Event - The Prime of Miss Jean Brody (inc. intro by author Ian Rankin)
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Film Club Event - The Prime of Miss Jean Brody (inc. intro by author Ian Rankin)

Ian Rankin will introduce ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ starring Maggie Smith and based on the book of the same title by Muriel Spark.  This event will take place in the John Calder Reading Room on Friday 14th September 2018, 6.30pm,  The ticket price is £14/£16 and the number of seats are limited to twenty five.  The tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so please telephone the office promptly should you wish to make a purchase.

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Scottish Arts Club Golf Outing
Sep
10
11:00 AM11:00

Scottish Arts Club Golf Outing

Tee Time: 11:00am

High tea will be served after the matches.
The outing has been arranged on a Monday when the Courts are closed to allow those members who have been accused of some misdemeanor or are awaiting sentence will be able to attend. It also means that Judges, Q.C.'s etc. can attend.

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Creative Stitchers - First Meeting
Sep
5
2:00 PM14:00

Creative Stitchers - First Meeting

Holiday's almost over and so it is back to work!


Hope you have all been inspired by what you have seen and done during this wonderful summer and are ready to start on your new stitching project.
Why don't we meet for lunch first at 12.30 for 13.00? Please let the Club know if you plan to do this. Looking forward to seeing you, Lorna and Sona.

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