Review (Edinburgh): Andrew Graham-Dixon and Rembrandt 2018-9-24

Tonight, I got to listen to a lecture on Rembrandt, by one of my art heroes, Andrew Graham-Dixon (lecturer and TV presenter).  This was part of the celebration of NADFAS' 50 years and also a spectacular Rembrandt lecture at the RSA, Edinburgh. I'm not particularly a fan of Rembrandt, but I do find the lecturer's …

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“A Fine Line” – 4 artists’ exhibition, Edinburgh

City Art Centre, Edinburgh have a current exhibition curated by printmaker Angie Lewin and Lizzie Farey (willow weaver) who invited ceramicist Frances Priest and artist/printmaker Bronwen Sleigh to exhibit also.  (The exhibition runs until 18th February). It was an absolute pleasure to be with them yesterday, at their "In Conversation" discussion, chaired by Amanda Game (independent curator …

Umbrellas of Edinburgh – podcast

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The Umbrellas of Edinburgh is a book of new poems, covering a wide range of city scapes.  The Scottish Poetry Library has taken some of these, read by their creators, and made them into a podcast which lasts about 43 minutes.

Each brief poem is written specifically about a different place, ranging from well known central landmarks to deprived outer city estates.  The voices in your ears will take you to a variety of places and times – including the resident who remembers catching his first glimpse of Rolls Royces in his street, during Festival time.

A delight to hear, and it will give a flavour (if ears can have tastebuds) of various parts of the city.  A great addendum or introduction to a visit.