Our February Exhibitions
Feb
6
to Mar 2

Our February Exhibitions

’Almost Abstract’ Fine Art paintings by Artists Charlie Scott and Krissy Stewart. Ceramics by Jake Irving. Welcome to the Preview on February 2nd, 6pm-8pm.
The exhibition is on until 2nd March - open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm.

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TALK: Chic Collaborations
Feb
23
12:00 PM12:00

TALK: Chic Collaborations

Four Saints in Three Acts was an extraordinary opera premiered at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford and on Broadway in 1934. In this lecture, Dr Christopher Breward will reveal the gossip, creativity and subversive intent that lay behind the opera’s artistic and commercial success.

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Glimpse at the Scottish Arts Club
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Glimpse at the Scottish Arts Club

Something breaks outside the frame. Liminal and fleeting - a moving installation.
/ created by invited artists / dance and film
/ animating the arts club / edinburgh’s secret gem / awakening
past / present / future
/ reimagining / rekindling / reawakening
/ sensing art / using the body

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PRESIDENT'S EXHIBITION
Mar
6
to Mar 30

PRESIDENT'S EXHIBITION

An Exhibition by Scottish Arts Club Award Winners.

Preview Wednesday 6th March 6-8pm

Exhibitors include:

Clare Arbuthnott, Joyce Gunn Cairns, Helga Chart, George Donald , Jim Dunbar, James Fairgrieve, George Gilbert, Euan Gray, Diana Hope, James Lumsden, Catriona Mann, Jennifer McRae , Paul Mowat, David Nealon, Elaine Shemilt, Miriam Vickers.

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TALK: Einstein and Hume - 
How David showed Albert the path to Relativity
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

TALK: Einstein and Hume - 
How David showed Albert the path to Relativity

The beauty of the Universe around us was captured by Albert Einstein’s work on the relation of Space and Time. Largely unknown, however, was Einstein’s avowal of inspiration from another genius, Edinburgh’s great philosopher David Hume. They never met, but are now inseparable in their joint illumination of the Cosmos.  

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TALK: Mapping the Isles
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

TALK: Mapping the Isles

This talk by Christopher Fleet will show how maps offer a powerful view into the history of particular islands at specific points in time. Maps define our understanding of the Scottish islands, and define the way past generations understood them too.

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RECITAL: Calum Robertson
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

RECITAL: Calum Robertson

Concert featuring Carl Maria von Weber’s 1st clarinet concerto and Johann Melchior Molter’s 1st clarinet concerto played on the Eb clarinet. There will also be clarinet excerpts and introductions to various orchestral music including Ravel’s Bolero and Daphnis and Chloe, Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel and Mendelsohnn Midsummer Nights Dream.  

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Burns – A Mortal Memory.
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Burns – A Mortal Memory.

This talk by David Purdie, co-Editor of the Burns Encyclopaedia, will describe what killed our national Bard, and what did not; concluding with the crusade, by persons known, to restore his reputation as a worthy man - and one of the finest lyric poets and songwriters ever to lift a pen.

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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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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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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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