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Young Leaves: Writing out of Doors

Young Leaves: Writing out of Doors


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Dates:Sat 4 June 2016
Cost: £5 per person

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Come and write haiku in the beautiful setting of a Japanese garden overlooking the Firth of Forth.


Just 3 lines long, haiku are simple to write, but capable of great variety – humour, emotion, even storytelling. We’ll use poems by the great Japanese poet Yosa Buson, born 300 years ago this year, as starting points for our own writing – as well as the inspirational surroundings.

Suitable for all ages (under 12s if accompanied by an adult). Please dress for the weather. Ken Cockburn is a poet, who blogged about the Japanese garden over the course of a year.


Booking

Pre booking and advance payment are essential for all events.  To book:
Online: Go to usherhall.co.uk and look for the Other Venues link on the homepage, then select Lauriston Castle
By phone - 0131 228 1155 (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm)
In person - Box Office, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm)


For further information (non-booking information) about any event, contact Margaret Findlay, Public Programmes Manager, on 0131 529 3963, or email margaret.findlay@edinburgh.gov.uk

Divided Selves: The Scottish Self-Portrait from the 17th Century to the Present

Divided Selves: The Scottish Self-Portrait from the 17th Century to the Present


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

Self-portraiture has been an important feature of the history of Scottish art.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 9 September 2016
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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Art from Nature

Art from Nature


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

The land around Lauriston is filled with beautiful plants, flowers and other foliage.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 4pm
Dates:Sat 10 September 2016
Cost: £22

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Dreams

Dreams


City Art Centre
[Workshop]

John Maxwell was an artist who explored a dream-like world. If you could imagine your favourite place in the universe, what would it look like?

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 2pm - 4pm
Dates:Sat 10 September 2016
Cost: Free - suggested donation: £2

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The Surrealist Cabinet of Curiosities: ‘An Assemblage of Beautiful Things’

The Surrealist Cabinet of Curiosities: ‘An Assemblage of Beautiful Things’


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

The surrealist Wunderkammer or ‘cabinet of curiosities’ drew on a long tradition of aristocratic collection and display in order to explore connections, productive juxtaposition...

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Mon 12 September 2016
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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Which Great War: Whose Great War? Scottish Memory and the First World War

Which Great War: Whose Great War? Scottish Memory and the First World War


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

The popular memory of the Great War tends to focus on particular episodes and narratives to the exclusion of others.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Tue 13 September 2016
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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From Burke to Burking: The Legacy of Burke and Hare

From Burke to Burking: The Legacy of Burke and Hare


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

In 1828, William Burke and William Hare embarked on a murder spree that was to shock the civilised world to its core.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Mon 19 September 2016
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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Fashion in the Great War: Understanding Women’s Experiences of Conflict, through Costume

Fashion in the Great War: Understanding Women’s Experiences of Conflict, through Costume


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

Women’s fashion from the Great War period can be used to uncover the everyday experiences of women living on the British Home Front.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Thu 22 September 2016
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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Upstairs/Downstairs

Upstairs/Downstairs


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Can you imagine what it was like to work “downstairs” in the Edwardian kitchen or be Lord or Lady of the Castle?

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Sat 24 September 2016
Cost: £4 per person

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Exploring Colour, Shape and Texture

Exploring Colour, Shape and Texture


City Art Centre
[Workshop]

Our creative art workshops with artist Erik Petrie will explore the work of William Gillies and John Maxwell.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3pm
Dates:Sat 24 September 2016
Cost: Free, but donation of £2 would be much appreciated

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