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Setting the Scene for Playfair

Setting the Scene for Playfair


City Art Centre
[Lecture]

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Saturday 4 November 2017, 2pm
Cost:  Free

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Lecture on James Craig's ideas for a new Edinburgh

 
William Henry Playfair (1790-1857) is one of Edinburgh’s beat known architects, and his skills in designing buildings, monuments and town planning can be readily seen today. But did Georgian Edinburgh influence his work? The planning and building of the first New Town, South Bridge and Leith were three major undertakings dominating planning and construction from the 1760s on.
 
The architect of the New Town plan was James Craig (1739 -1795). This talk will set the scene for Playfair’s work by placing it into the context of an earlier Edinburgh architect with some influential ideas and friends.
 
Dr Anthony Lewis was born, raised and educated in Edinburgh but found work in Glasgow. He is currently curator of Scottish history for Glasgow Museums. In 2006 he completed his PhD on the builders of Edinburgh New Town, 1767-1795 at Edinburgh University, and in 2014 he saw his book bearing the same title published. 
 
Lecture is free though booking is essential - please phone the City Art Centre reception on 0131 529 3993.
 
For further information (non-booking information), email Margaret Findlay Learning and Programmes Manager, or phone 0131 529 3963.
 

 

Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems


City Art Centre
[Tour]

Curator's Tour

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Thursday 9 November, 11am
Cost:  Free

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Tenements and multi-storey living in Edinburgh since 1767

Tenements and multi-storey living in Edinburgh since 1767


City Art Centre
[Lecture]

Lecture inspired by our Playfair and the City exhibition.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Saturday 11 November 2017, 2pm
Cost: Free

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Playfair and the City

Playfair and the City


City Art Centre
[Event]

Celebrating William Henry Playfair's vision of our city

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:11 November 2017 - 25 February 2018
Cost:  FREE

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Ekphrasis: the art of writing about art

Ekphrasis: the art of writing about art


City Art Centre
[Event]

Hidden Gems Open Masterclass

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Saturday 18 November, 2017. 11am - 1pm or 2pm - 4pm
Cost:  Free

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Seen/Unseen - Poetry Late

Seen/Unseen - Poetry Late


City Art Centre
[Event]

Poetry performance for Hidden Gems

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Wednesday 22 November 2017, 7pm - 9pm
Cost:  Free

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Songs for Winter

Songs for Winter


City Art Centre
[Tour]

Gallery Tour

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Saturday 25 November, 11am and 2pm
Cost:  Free

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Wood engraving

Wood engraving


City Art Centre
[Event]

Masterclass with Angie Lewin

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: Saturday 2 December 2017, 10am - 4pm
Cost: £75 per person

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WIllow Crafts

WIllow Crafts


City Art Centre
[Event]

Masterclass with Lizzie Farey

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: Saturday 16 December, 10am - 4pm
Cost:  £75 per person

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