The Club May Exhibition is extended as a Reserve Collection in the Calder Room until the 1st September. Also on display is a selection of Bill Gillon’s working sketches.
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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
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.
Toby Hay will be performing pieces from his brand new album - The Longest Day -as well as his 2017 Welsh Music Prize nominated debut album –The Gathering.
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.
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
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
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.
Lunch at the club followed by a group visit to St Cuthbert’s Church to see the Bill Viola exhibition. Guided tour of the church and its historic connections from the minister, Peter Sutton.
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.
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).
‘Me and Blinky Palermo’
Preview Wed 4th July 6-8pm
Craft: 3D Art ‘Manifest’ by Sylvie Stainton
Geddes Gallery - John Dunbar
Tuesday 5th June 11am
- delivery for hanging of exhibition at Scottish Arts Club
Wednesday 6th June 6pm-8pm - PREVIEW
Tuesday 3rd July 10am Exhibition takedown - pickup at noon
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.
An illustrated talk by David Purdie and David Lyle, followed by Supper.
On 31st January, 1891, Sullivan's only grand opera, "Ivanhoe", based on Scott's novel of 1820, opened at Richard D'Oyly Carte's newly-built Royal English Opera House, where it would run for 155 consecutive performances, a record for…
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!
Laura Gressani is organising a visit for Club members to the Scottish Ornithologists’Club in Aberlady, where she has just started as Exhibition Co-ordinator. The SOC is a charity supporting the observation and protection of birds. Its headquarters, the beautifully purpose-built Waterston House, overlooks Aberlady Bay and…
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
Max McWhirter, a student of Napier University, will be performing a concert for the Club and for his degree. The recital will be roughly 45 minutes and consist of:
- J.S Bach - Keyboard Partita no.4 in D BWV828
- Messiaen - Cloches d'angoisse et larmes d'adieu
- Jonathan Harvey - Tombeau de Messiaen
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.
Napier Notes is back with a new series of concerts launched in collaboration with Napier University, offering young student musicians the opportunity to perform their repertoire in an intimate performance space at the Scottish Arts Club.
A program for this event can be downloaded by clicking here
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:
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
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.
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.