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May 2017

I’m Adam: A Collective Poetry Reading

Tuesday 23 May, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Book via Eventbrite On this evening we will be hosting a collective poetry reading drawn from Mark Wallinger’s Adam, which is a collapsed ‘found poem’ created from all the first lines of poems beginning with ‘I’ from Palgrave’s Golden Treasury. We will unfold the associations of this condensed work, with poems by Shelley and Wordsworth, Rossetti and Burns, allowing us to encounter the person Wallinger calls the ‘yearning I’ of the Romantic era. We are inviting you to read, declaim…

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Blowing Their Own Horns

Thursday 25 May, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Thu 25 May, 6.30–7.30pm, £5 (conc. £4). Book via Eventbrite The collection of the Museum of Musical Instruments in Edinburgh University includes some curious instruments named after their self-aggrandising inventors. This concert sees musicians from Red Note Ensemble give these show-offs a chance to be played, echoing artist Mark Wallinger’s exploration of ego in The Fruitmarket Gallery’s current exhibition. We will hear solo music for each new-fangled instrument followed by a commission from fearless composer Jim Sutherland, specially written to…

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June 2017

Ambient Audiences: Sonic Structures

Friday 2 June, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Live electronics, sound design, creative music practice and digital composition selected by Edinburgh College of Art’s Jules Rawlinson, featuring staff and postgraduate students from The Reid School of Music. Bar and MARK WALLINGER MARK exhibition open.

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Book Group: The Funeral Party by Ludmila Ulitskaya

Sunday 4 June, 2017 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Free. Book in via Eventbrite so we know you are comeing. The Fruitmarket Gallery's monthly Book Group returns, bring yourself and the book to the cafe and discuss this month's book by Ludmila Ulitskaya In a small apartment in New York, in the sweltering mid-summer heat, a group of Russian émigrés gather around the sickbed of an artist, Alik. Nina, his wife, is desperate for Alik to be baptised; Irina, his ex-lover, a circus acrobat turned lawyer, quietly pays the…

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Exhibition: The Only Fun In Town

Friday 16 June, 2017 at 11:00 am - Sunday 18 June, 2017 at 6:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Open Fri 16 11–7pm. Launch 5–7pm, all welcome. Sat 17 and Sun 18, 11am–6pm. Free Entry. We are hosting the first pop-up exhibition of the latest project from Avalanche Records. This history of Scottish pop music will showcase rarities, memorabilia and music from Scotland’s rich musical past brought to you by its musicians, record labels and fans. A journey through the 1960s, post-punk and indie bands of the 1980s up to the modern day where you can pick up some…

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