This Napier Notes programme from four musicians will include solos for guitar and cello as well as duets for flute & guitar and guitar & cello. The programme will range from the classical era through to the romantic era and include music from Latin America and new music.
Four Saints in Three Acts was an extraordinary opera premiered at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford and on Broadway in 1934. In this lecture, Dr Christopher Breward will reveal the gossip, creativity and subversive intent that lay behind the opera’s artistic and commercial success.
The Drama Group presents…. The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard.
A murder mystery is being watched by two theatre critics. The characters learn of a madman nearby and their interactions become increasingly bizarre and amusing.
Something breaks outside the frame. Liminal and fleeting - a moving installation.
/ created by invited artists / dance and film
/ animating the arts club / edinburgh’s secret gem / awakening
past / present / future
/ reimagining / rekindling / reawakening
/ sensing art / using the body
An Exhibition by Scottish Arts Club Award Winners.
Preview Wednesday 6th March 6-8pm
Clare Arbuthnott, Joyce Gunn Cairns, Helga Chart, George Donald , Jim Dunbar, James Fairgrieve, George Gilbert, Euan Gray, Diana Hope, James Lumsden, Catriona Mann, Jennifer McRae , Paul Mowat, David Nealon, Elaine Shemilt, Miriam Vickers.
The beauty of the Universe around us was captured by Albert Einstein’s work on the relation of Space and Time. Largely unknown, however, was Einstein’s avowal of inspiration from another genius, Edinburgh’s great philosopher David Hume. They never met, but are now inseparable in their joint illumination of the Cosmos.
Discussing his own labours as a creative person, and those of artists throughout history, Alan will make some attempt to try and define what happens internally as an idea grows to fruition (or withers on the vine), and willconnect this to the function of the artist within society.
Gabriella Sargent and Jamie Lang will treat us to a varied programme of music from Bellini, through Barber, to Porgy and Bess.
This talk will examine the various journeys Barns-Graham made in Europe throughout her long career, from Switzerland in 1949 to Lanzarote in 1993 and including Italy, Spain, Ibiza and Orkney, which continued to provide fresh and reinvigorating inspiration to her development as an artist.
It is often thought that it was the Edinburgh weather that drove RLS away but it was more the fault line caused by his double life where ‘velvet jacket’, as he was known, inhabited not only the smart Drawing Rooms of the New Town but the brothels and opium dens of Leith Walk.
Talk by Dr Jane Goldman. The talk draws on her book With You in the Hebrides: Virginia Woolf and Scotland which brings together and expands on some of her diverse attempts to follow Woolf’s Scottish trails.
Was the last man hanged in Dundee actually Jack the Ripper? Investigative journalist Michael Mulford believes William Henry Bury was indeed the notorious Whitechapel serial murderer. Michael invites the entire audience to form a Jury then deliver their verdict.
Concert featuring Carl Maria von Weber’s 1st clarinet concerto and Johann Melchior Molter’s 1st clarinet concerto played on the Eb clarinet. There will also be clarinet excerpts and introductions to various orchestral music including Ravel’s Bolero and Daphnis and Chloe, Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel and Mendelsohnn Midsummer Nights Dream.
Albany Street housed a remarkable number of individuals working as significant architects, musicians, writers and visual artists. Barclay Price, arts administrator turned house-historian , who has researched the 19th century occupants of the houses here, will describe these creative residents in his talk.
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.
This talk is informed by Neil’s research study of landscape photography practices aimed at developing new perspectives on the understanding of the photographer’s image making processes when on location.
Talk by Dr Michael Wood, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
This talk will discuss what drew Sir Walter Scott to German drama in the first place and dwell a little longer on which plays he ended up dedicating his time to studying in detail and translating.
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.
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.
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.