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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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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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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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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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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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 6-8pm on Wednesday 5th September.

An exhibition of glass from Jeff Zimmer & Friends is showing in the Club Room

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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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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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