Alexandre Prevert Concert Recital
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Alexandre Prevert Concert Recital

Are you ready for a life change?

Alexandre Prevert is a 21 year old French concert pianist who graduated from Conservatoire de Paris. This event is an invitation to go on a musical and poetic journey through time and history, focusing on great classical music composers and great poets, staged in a simple fashion accessible to all audiences. Composers include Schubert, Wagner, Liszt, Beethoven, Bach, Paganini. Poets include Byron, Blake, Henley, Shakespeare, Bronte.

Tickets £10 (£12) from the Scottish Arts Club Office

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THREE MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Sep
5
to Sep 29

THREE MEMBERS EXHIBITION

Exhibition of works from Three of our Members, Joyce Campbell, Hamish Haswell-Smith and Andrew Merrylees RSA.

The Exhibition runs from Wednesday 5th September until the 29th September with a Preview from 608pm on Wednesday 5th September.

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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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Ceilidh 2018
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

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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An Enchanting Evening at the Scottish Arts Club
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

An Enchanting Evening at the Scottish Arts Club

With Juliet Montgomery (soprano), Aidan Edwards (baritone) and Stephen Adam ( piano).  A program of opera and song

1. Meine Lippen sie küßen so heiß - Lehar
2. Ma rendi pur contento - Bellini
3. Non siate ritrosi - Mozart
4. Quando men vo or O mio Babbino - Puccini
5. Die provenza - Verdi
6. What Good Would the Moon Be? -Weill
7. Bess, you is my woman now - Gershwin

8. Younger than springtime – Rodgers & Hammerstein
9. Mr Snow- Rodgers & Hammerstein
10. I have Dreamed – Rodgers & Hammerstein
11. On the street where you live - Loewe
12. I could have danced - Loewe
13. The song is you - Kern
14. You light up my life - Perry Como
15. Bill - Kern
16. Old Man River - Kern
17. You are love - Kern
18. Why do I love you? - Kern

 

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A Mendelssohn Soiree
Aug
20
4:30 PM16:30

A Mendelssohn Soiree

You are cordially invited to an evening of Mendelssohn’s music at the Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, which includes a short documentary film by Matt Jones on Mendelssohn’s 1829 visit to Scotland.

This event will run from 4.30pm to 7pm on Monday 20th August 2018.

Sparkling wine and canapes will be served.

This is sponsored by Applecatcher Films.

RSVP to the Scottish Arts Club, 24 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BW, tel 0131 229 8157

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Nancy Nicolson, songwriter, storyteller and singer
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Nancy Nicolson, songwriter, storyteller and singer

Nancy Nicolson's stories are set firmly in Scotland, particularly in the North, with tales of Caithness, the Pentland Firth and the Selkies.  There are some from around the world too.  She mingles her storytelling with song and melodeon, and given half a chance, has the listeners participating.  Her natural use of Scots is fundamental to the richness of her storytelling.

As a singer, songwriter and storyteller, Nancy relates warmly to all audiences from toddlers upwards, through schools, Day Centres, Burns Suppers and ceilidhs.

Nancy was brought up on a croft in Caithness.  From behind the curtain in the box bed when she should have been sleeping, she used to hear her "Granda and his cronies yarning about poaching and illicit stills".  She remembers there was water from the well, peats for fuel, and a pair of Clydesdales as the only horse-power on the croft, but that did not stop her being an Elvis fan and a rock-n-roller when she went to the dances in Wick.

Nancy Nicolson is a scriptwriter for BBC Scotland Schools Radio and advises on Scots culture and language in the Scottish schools curriculum.  With the New Makars Trust she has taught songwriting in Fife, and currently works for Celtic Connections.  She is a favourite with audiences at folk clubs, in pubs and at festivals.

 

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Fete Champetre - Garden Party 2018
Jul
29
12:30 PM12:30

Fete Champetre - Garden Party 2018

This year's Garden Party will take the form of a Fete Champetre. 

This was an outdoor entertainment popular with 18th century French aristocracy who would take picnics into their landscaped gardens in order to recreate a pastoral idyll.

The romantic atmosphere would be further enhanced by music wafting over them from behind the trees.

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The ERRAID Residency -  6 ° W E S T - Opening and Talk
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

The ERRAID Residency - 6 ° W E S T - Opening and Talk

Following a residency on the Island of Erraid, a tidal island off the south-west coast of Mull, the Artist’s collective 6 ° W E S T created a set of unique postage stamps in response to the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson and his connection to the island (and the island’s connection to the Lighthouse Stevensons).

In addition to the Exhibition Opening, a talk will be given by the Robert Louis Stevenson Society.

6 ° W E S T  is Anne Devine, David Faithfull, Alicia Hendrick and Mhairi Killin

The Exhibition will we available for the Festival Period in the McTaggart Room (Dining Room).

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The Sound of Their Music
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Sound of Their Music

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Enjoy a feast of song, in the company of the Principals and Chorus of the acclaimed Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society, under the direction of David Lyle and Alan Borthwick, as they celebrate the works of the two great masters of the American Musical, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein ll.

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Back Room Dinner

The organisers of the Back Room Dinner have kindly opened up this event to members of the Scottish Arts Club and would be of particular interest to anyone who is involved, in any capacity, in music, theatre, dance etc. You may find someone who will help you with your next production!

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Bill Gillon - Retrospective II Exhibition
May
2
to Jun 2

Bill Gillon - Retrospective II Exhibition

McGillion Gillon born Leith 19/8/1942.

This is the second retrospective exhibition of Bill Gillon's works to be shown in the Club following discovery of 300 plus unseen works by the artist. This exhibition is accompanied by a talk: "Bill Gillon Unwrapped" to be given by Stephen Gillon (son) on 12th May (3.30pm).

CRAFTS: Jen Skedd, Artisan Stitch

PREVIEW: Wednesday 2nd May 6-8pm

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Ruya Taner Piano Recital
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Ruya Taner Piano Recital

Since her debut at The Wigmore Hall, she appeared at London’s St John's Smith Square, Fairfield Hall and major venues within the U.K. She has toured extensively over almost 70 countries in Europe, USA, Asia and the Gulf region, giving solo recitals, chamber music and concerto performances.

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Paloma Proudfoot and Aniela Piasecka: The Engagement Party, A Labour of Love
Apr
10
to Apr 18

Paloma Proudfoot and Aniela Piasecka: The Engagement Party, A Labour of Love

Edinburgh's West End BID is excited to announce the launch of its first Arts Festival this Spring. They've teamed up with artists' Paloma Proudfoot and Aniela Piasecka to bring you an incredible project exhibited in Edinburgh's West End at the Club.

Inspired by the detailed records held inside the grand neoclassical building, Proudfoot and piasecka bring some of the records to life through outsized surreal sculpture and ceremonial performance, featuring singing by Quinie.

For the latest news on the West End Arts Festival please visit:
www.edinburgh-westend.co.uk/edinburghs-west-end-arts-festival

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SSAA Exhibition "The Revitalised Art"
Apr
4
to Apr 28

SSAA Exhibition "The Revitalised Art"

SCOTTISH SOCIETY OF ARCHITECT ARTISTS 

Preview 6-8pm Wednesday 4th April. Exhibition runs till 28th April

The Scottish Society of Architect Artists, [est 1987] formed by SAC past-president Hamish Haswell-Smith now has strong membership drawn from the architectural profession, students of architecture and those who have worked in architecture and landscape architecture in Scotland.  Exhibition organised by Stuart Campbell.

Craft Exhibition: Silver Jewellery by Avril Jacques

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Songs of the Hebrides – The songs and the story of Marjory Kennedy Fraser
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Songs of the Hebrides – The songs and the story of Marjory Kennedy Fraser

Lecture-recital by Joan Busby, mezzo soprano, accompanied by Christine Gough, piano

Saturday 24 March at 12.00 noon

‘Songs of the Hebrides’ tells the amazing adventurous life story of Marjory Kennedy Fraser , illustrated by the Hebridean Songs  she collected and published. She travelled the world in her youth as accompanist to her father, the famous singer of Lowland Scots songs David Kennedy. Later, widowed after only three years of marriage, she settled  with her two young children in Edinburgh , teaching singing and piano, giving lecture- recitals and writing as a music critic for the Evening News. In 1904, the artist John Duncan wrote to her from Eriskay urging her to come to the remote island and set down the traditional songs that were still to be heard there. She made her first visit the following year and her life’s work from then on was devoted to the collection, arrangement, publication and performance of Hebridean songs, which became known and loved world wide.

Update: due to a wrist injury, Margaret McLeod is unable to accompany Joan Busby and will now be accompanied by Christine Gough. We wish Margaret all the very best and hope for a quick recovery.

CHRISTINE GOUGH was born in Edinburgh. As a child she studied violin, piano and later, singing. After completing undergraduate studies in music at Edinburgh University, she was awarded a scholarship to continue training at the Academy of Music and Drama in Vienna.

After gaining professional qualifications in accompaniment and chamber music there, Christine based herself for many years in London, becoming much sought-after as an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists as well as pursuing a busy career as a teacher. She has composed incidental music for BBC productions of Shakespeare’s ‘The two gentlemen of Verona’ and ‘All’s well that ends well’.

In 1978 she became an examiner for the Associated Boards of the RSM, travelling extensively throughout the world.

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David Ingram Talk on Antiques
Mar
9
11:30 AM11:30

David Ingram Talk on Antiques

The final talk in the series is now scheduled for this Friday 9th March at 11:30am.

This is the fifth in a series of five talks to be given by David Ingram on antiques in the John Calder Reading Room, with an emphasis on glass and furniture. These will run each Friday at 11.30am for 5 weeks starting on Friday 2nd February.

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