Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival 2021 Programme Unveiled

This July, Scotland’s largest rural performing arts festival  returns with an outdoor and online performance programme celebrating the people and creativity of Dumfries and Galloway.  The 42nd programme, that runs from 16th till 25th July, has the central theme of Hame’ll Dae Me – a tribute to the burgeoning artists and world class performers of the regionContinue reading “Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival 2021 Programme Unveiled”

This Year’s Edinburgh Science Festival Theme – One World: Science Connects Us

The annual Edinburgh Science Festival (ESF) is the world’s first and still Europe’s biggest of its kind. Having been postponed from its usual slot around the Easter holidays, it will take place instead this year from Saturday 26th June to Sunday 11th July. With the  theme One World: Science Connects Us, and the 26th UNContinue reading “This Year’s Edinburgh Science Festival Theme – One World: Science Connects Us”

‘Human Swan’ Sacha Dench Visits Edinburgh Ahead of Edinburgh Science Festival

Sacha Dench has earned the name of The Human Swan after flying 7000km by paramotor from Arctic Russia across 11 countries to the UK to help save the Bewick’s swan. This conservationist, adventurer and motivational speaker is visiting Edinburgh ahead of her talk as part of Edinburgh Science Festival (ESF) 2021. Dench visited Edinburgh toContinue reading “‘Human Swan’ Sacha Dench Visits Edinburgh Ahead of Edinburgh Science Festival”

August 2021 Holds Promise of Return of the Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF), the platform for the visual arts at the heart of Edinburgh’s August festivals, has been running since 2004. It brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums, production facilities and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of the very best in visual art. Each year EAF comprises newly commissioned artworks by leadingContinue reading “August 2021 Holds Promise of Return of the Edinburgh Art Festival”

Artwork Arrives in Tollcross to Mark Reported Covid Deaths Across the UK

As lockdown is being eased, Edinburgh based artist Andrew Brooks brings an artwork to a gallery in Lauriston Gardens in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh that aims to encourage reflection on the pandemic. The work makes a single mark for each of the 145,652 deaths reported across the UK and will be made over 52Continue reading “Artwork Arrives in Tollcross to Mark Reported Covid Deaths Across the UK”

Careers Hive Online Encourages Pupils to Engage with STEM Based Subjects

Thursday 22nd April was Earth Day 2021. This special day has been chosen by Edinburgh Science to announce details of its annual Careers Hive, a week-long free event run by Edinburgh Science Learning, the education arm of Edinburgh Science Foundation and one of the UK’s leaders in science education. With help from a film prop-makerContinue reading “Careers Hive Online Encourages Pupils to Engage with STEM Based Subjects”

Return of Edinburgh Art Festival This August

Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF), founded in 2004, is the platform for the visual arts during Edinburgh’s festival period in August when it brings together the Capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of highlights in the visual art world. Following last year’s Festival cancellation, EAF is set to return this summerContinue reading “Return of Edinburgh Art Festival This August”

Edinburgh’s History Brought to Life Through Cookery in New Digital Series

As part of Auld Reekie Retold, the three-year project connecting artefacts from the City’s collection, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh has launched a new digital series called Cooking up the Past that  brings the city’s history to life through cookery. Featuring videos of staff members cooking up historic recipes at home that have been sourced from digitalContinue reading “Edinburgh’s History Brought to Life Through Cookery in New Digital Series”

Celebration of Edinburgh Women Across the Years This International Women’s Day

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh curators have taken the opportunity to shine a light on a selection of outstanding women from Edinburgh’s past.   Five pioneering women, whose lives are reflected in the city’s history collections, have been chosen. The respective choices of History Curators Victoria Garrington and  AnnaContinue reading “Celebration of Edinburgh Women Across the Years This International Women’s Day”

Digital Exhibition Shows Unique Perspectives of Edinburgh in Art

A new digital exhibition has opened thanks to Museums & Galleries Edinburgh.  Featuring 22 works from the City’s Collection of Scottish art, regarded as one the country’s finest, and housed in the currently closed City Art Centre (CAC), the exhibition is entitled Edinburgh: Our City. The exhibition offers a chance to explore Scotland’s capital throughContinue reading “Digital Exhibition Shows Unique Perspectives of Edinburgh in Art”