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November 2018

Challenging HIV Stigma: Writing Workshop

Friday 23 November, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Fri 23 Nov, 6.30–7.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Engage in a discussion about the stigma faced by people with HIV in Scotland today while writing your own rebellious poetry or stories with HIV Scotland’s Artist in Residence, Angie This event is followed by a Reading party from 7.30–9pm, hear stories from people affected by HIV, as they read from the forthcoming collection Disclosures.

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Challenging HIV Stigma: Story & Poetry Reading

Friday 23 November, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Hear the stories and poetry of people affected by HIV as they read from their forthcoming literary collection. The book, which will be published in late autumn, reshapes the narrative of HIV, painting a picture of HIV in Scotland today and moving beyond the grim, looming image of the AIDS tombstone imagery of the 80s. The reading is preceded by a writing workshop, where you can write your own rebellious poetry or stories with HIV Scotland's Artist in Residence, Angie…

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December 2018

BOOK LAUNCH: Iain Morrison: I’m A Pretty Circler

Sunday 9 December, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Sun 9 Dec, 7–8.30pm. Free. Bar open. Book via Eventbrite Join us as we launching Iain Morrison’s debut poetry collection I'm A Pretty Circler from Vagabond Voices, tonight readings by the author are met with responses from artist and movement researcher Claricia Parinussa and artist Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay.

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April 2019

Open Book Workshop

Wednesday 3 April, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Wed 3 Apr, 10.30am–12.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite. Read and discuss passages of fiction and poetry thematically linked to the gallery’s exhibitions and events, then try your hand at creative writing in response. These sessions will be led by the poet JL Williams.

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Garde Rose: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay and Mark Clintberg

Tuesday 23 April, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Tue 23 Apr , 7–9pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite A participatory floral exchange. Guests are invited to arrive with a single flower and see its incorporation into a dynamic display made up of more than fifty vases. Leave with the gift of another flower, different from the one you arrived with, as the sun sets on Sant Jordi.

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May 2019

Each body has a use, has a use

Saturday 25 May, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Sat 25 May, 6-9pm. Free. Bar open. Book via Eventbrite. Join us for an evening of performances in response to Senga Nengudi’s exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery. The performers have been selected by movement researcher, artist and producer Claricia Parinussa, artist Natasha Ruwona and Fresh Fruit, the gallery’s peer-led programme for young adults. Performances 6-8pm DJ set 8-9pm LINE UP Aya Kobayashi is an independent dance artist working in the field of performance and movement exploration. She makes site specific work often collaborating with…

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Roots, Rhythms,Testimonies: Brina, Tom Pow and Marty Hailey

Sunday 26 May, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Sun 26 May, 7.30–9.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite. Jamaican roots reggae singer Brina is one of Scotland’s undersung talents, whose music fuses elements of her cultural and musical heritage using Reggae, Nyabinghi and other musical styles from the global African Diaspora. Tom Pow is one of Scotland’s most accomplished poets and tonight he offers Transfusion his extended poem in praise of Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela, which brings in elements of travel writing from visits to Africa separated by twenty years. Marty…

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June 2019

Moving Gallery Notes

Thursday 13 June, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Thu 13 Jun, 6.30–7.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Iain Morrison gives a live performance of his film poem series MovingGallery Notes. The work charts a year at John Hansard Gallery in Southampton and the experience of communities forming in and around changing gallery spaces.

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October 2019

Open Book Workshop

Wednesday 2 October, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bookmarket: a pop up bookshop and events space by The Fruitmarket Gallery, 3/1 Waverley Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ United Kingdom
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Wed 2 Oct, 10.30am–12 noon. Free. Book via Eventbrite This event takes place at Bookmarket: a pop up bookshop and events space by The Fruitmarket Gallery. Bookmarket is on the top level of Waverley Mall, Princes Street accessed via Williams and Johnson Coffee Co. situated at the top of Waverley Steps. Read and discuss passages of fiction and poetry then try your hand at creative writing in response. These sessions will be led by the poet JL Williams.

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November 2019

Open Book Workshops

Wednesday 6 November, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bookmarket: a pop up bookshop and events space by The Fruitmarket Gallery, 3/1 Waverley Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ United Kingdom
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Wed 6 Nov, 10.30am–12pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite  At Bookmarket, Waverley Mall Read and discuss passages of fiction and poetry then try your hand at creative writing in response. These sessions will be led by the poet JL Williams.

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