31 July – 31 August 2014

7 August 2012

Weaving the Century: Tradition and Modernity at Dovecot Studios

12.45—1.30pm

 

Elizabeth Cumming, curator of Dovecot's centenary exhibition, explores the evolution of Edinburgh's international tapestry studio since 1912.

 

Free to attend, no booking required.

 

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, EH2 2EL

7 August 2012

Festival Detours: Joe Dunthorne at National Museum of Scotland

3.30 — 4pm

 

In a unique performance written for this year's festival, Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine, responds in his own particular way to the work of Melvin Moti at National Museum of Scotland.

 

Free to attend, but booking is essential. 

 

Festival Detours is produced by Trigger and commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival. 

 

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, EH1 1JF

0300 123 6789

www.nms.ac.uk

7 August 2012

Festival Detours: Joe Dunthorne at National Museum of Scotland

4.15 — 4.45pm

 

Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine, will be giving a second performance responding to the work of Melvin Moti at National Museum of Scotland.

 

Free to attend, but booking is essential. 

 

Festival Detours is produced by Trigger and commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival. 

 

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, EH1 1JF

0300 123 6789

www.nms.ac.uk

7 August 2012

A Tapestry of Many Threads

6.30pm (1 hr)

 

Alexander McCall Smith and composer Tom Cunningham mark Dovecot’s centenary with the world premiere of this dramatic musical production, performed among the looms used to create the tapestries that inspired it.  

 

Tickets: £15 (Sat £16), Concessions £14 (Sat £15), available from www.dovecotstudios.com

 

Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, EH1 1LT

0131 550 3660

www.dovecotstudios.com