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.
Albany Street housed a remarkable number of individuals working as significant architects, musicians, writers and visual artists. Barclay Price, arts administrator turned house-historian , who has researched the 19th century occupants of the houses here, will describe these creative residents in his talk.
Talk by Dr Jane Goldman. The talk draws on her book With You in the Hebrides: Virginia Woolf and Scotland which brings together and expands on some of her diverse attempts to follow Woolf’s Scottish trails.
This talk is informed by Neil’s research study of landscape photography practices aimed at developing new perspectives on the understanding of the photographer’s image making processes when on location.
Talk by Dr Michael Wood, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.
This talk will discuss what drew Sir Walter Scott to German drama in the first place and dwell a little longer on which plays he ended up dedicating his time to studying in detail and translating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.