Fete Champetre - Garden Party 2018
Jul
29
10:30 AM10:30

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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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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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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Scotland's Legacy in Calcutta - whose responsibility?
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Scotland's Legacy in Calcutta - whose responsibility?

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.”

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Matthew Siviter Returns
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Matthew Siviter Returns

 

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!

 

 

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