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.
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
‘Me and Blinky Palermo’
Preview Wed 4th July 6-8pm
Craft: 3D Art ‘Manifest’ by Sylvie Stainton
Geddes Gallery - John Dunbar
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.
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.
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.
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.
Talk on Saturday 24th February at 12.00 noon:
Dr James Simpson OBE FRIAS
Scotland's Legacy in Calcutta - whose Responsibility?"
“Calcutta is one of the great cities of the world and, to a very significant extent, Scottish. After 34 years of communist state government, during which time there was no development, it is largely intact, but, like Havana, in a state of decay. There is a growing heritage movement in the city and Edinburgh is seen as an example. The Asia Scotland Trust is a Scottish charity promoting conservation to exemplary standards and the revival of trade skills. The re-roofing of St Andrew’s Kirk in Dalhousie Square (1818) and the restoration of the Roxburgh House in the Botanic Garden (1796) are its first projects.”
Matthew's first visit to the Club, in November 2016, was received with acclamation by the capacity audience, who were captivated by his powerful baritone voice, his enthusiasm, and his choice of programme.
He is returning with a new programme - "A Comedy WITH Errors", which features an eclectic mix of music and styles, including works by Tom Lehrer, Rodgers and Hammerstein, John Kander, Lionel Monkton and, of course, his first love, Gilbert and Sullivan, all delivered with his signature wit and verve.
We expect a capacity audience, so please put your names on the sign-up sheet as soon as you can.
We hope you will wish to stay for lunch - please remember to book this in advance!
David will give a talk on antiques today and will follow this up with a series of five talks 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.