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LittlesMarket

Sat 6–Sun 7 Oct. All Day. Free entry.

LittlesMarket is a free weekend fair for children and their families. This will be a jam-packed weekend of readings from children’s authors, craft activities for kids, and a range of stalls from designers, makers and publishers producing the best contemporary children’s books around. There will be much fun to be had, and beautiful things to buy that will delight you and the little ones in your life.

* Visit our giant blanket fort and discover new books.
* Readings by Alastair Chisholm, Lari Don and Tom Morgan-Jones.
* Music workshops with Mrs Mash and cooking with Mary Contini
* Kids knitting workshops with Jeni and Maja
* Stalls filled with toys, clothing, art, illustration and decor for little ones.
* AlmaBorealis new knitwear collection The Convertibles * Bairns  * Emma O’Brien * Girl Guides * Hats of Faith * Jessica Kirkpatrick  * Ola Rek * Wooltide

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LittlesMarket

Sat 6–Sun 7 Oct. All Day. Free entry.

LittlesMarket is a free weekend fair for children and their families. This will be a jam-packed weekend of readings from children’s authors, craft activities for kids, and a range of stalls from designers, makers and publishers producing the best contemporary children’s books around. There will be much fun to be had, and beautiful things to buy that will delight you and the little ones in your life.

* Visit our giant blanket fort and discover new books.
* Readings by Alastair Chisholm, Lari Don and Tom Morgan-Jones.
* Music workshops with Mrs Mash and cooking with Mary Contini
* Kids knitting workshops with Jeni and Maja
* Stalls filled with toys, clothing, art, illustration and decor for little ones.
* AlmaBorealis new knitwear collection The Convertibles * Bairns  * Emma O’Brien * Girl Guides * Hats of Faith * Jessica Kirkpatrick  * Ola Rek * Wooltide

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Young Creatives: Workshops for 12–15 year olds

Sun 12 Aug, 4–6pm. 12 places for 12–15 year olds. Free. To book email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk or call 0131 226 8181.

Explore the exhibition using a variety of materials, techniques and discussion activities, led and supported by trained Fresh Fruit Leaders and artist Louise Fraser. Each workshop is unique and will include drawing, film and sound.

About the exhibition

Tacita Dean is one of Britain’s most respected and successful international artists. This year has been a busy one for her, with exhibitions at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery focusing on the genres of landscape,portraiture and still life. Taking theatre and performance as its theme, our exhibition complements these showings, and is presented in the context of the Edinburgh International Festival, the world’s pre-eminent celebration of the performing arts.

The exhibition is built around Dean’s film Event for a Stage (2015), in which actor Stephen Dillane delivers a virtuoso solo performance: it is a performance about performing, given by an actor playing the part of an actor. As the film moves swiftly backwards and forwards between ‘reality’ and ‘illusion’, the audience never quite knows how much of what we are seeing to believe – much of the script concerns the role of text, actor and audience in creating and preserving the ‘magic of suspended disbelief that is the theatre’.

Event for a Stage is joined in the exhibition by a selection of works brought together for the first time that focus on ideas related to acting and the theatre, including her recent film miniature His Picture in Little of three actors who all played Hamlet on the London stage and her early installation Foley Artist that uses the fiction of sound in cinema to portray the actions of a theatre usherette. The exhibition also includes a blackboard drawing and photogravures that together examine performance and its relationship to fiction, the imagination and the collective effort of artist and audience. Turning truth into fiction and unspooling the threads of narrative even as they seem to be weaving them into a convincing tale, these beguiling, entrancing works offer another window into the imagination of this most complex of artists.

Photo: Sally Jubb Photography

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Sunday Makers: Sound Effects

Sunday Makers: Sound Effects
12 Aug, 10–11am. 12 places for 8–11 year olds. Free. To book email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk or call 0131 226 8181.

These creative workshops explore the themes, ideas and materials in Tacita Dean’s exhibition. This workshop is led by artist Louise Fraser, you will play with a range of everyday objects and materials to create sound effects for films.

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Set Pieces: Fresh Fruit Tweens for 8–11 year olds

Sun 13 May, 10–11am. Free. 12 places for 8–11 year olds.
To book a place email the bookshop on bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk or call 0131 226 8181.

Artist Louise Fraser leads this workshop which explores themes, ideas and materials within our Lee Lozano exhibition Slip Slide Splice. You will perform and document everyday scenarios in this workshop exploring language and instruction as art.

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Fresh Fruit: Tweens for 8–11 year olds – Photography and Me

14 Jan, 10–11am, Free for 8–11 year olds. Book via Eventbrite

These workshops designed for 8–11 year olds take place on the second Sunday of the month. In the workshop Artist Louise Fraser will explore themes, ideas and materials in Jacqueline Donachie’s exhibition.

January’s workshop is entitled Photography and Me, a morning of playing with dressing up and performance to make self portraits.

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Pips! Family: Garlands for 4–7 year olds

Sat 16 Dec, 2–5pm. Free. Drop-in, no booking required.

Make paperchains and garlands in this festive workshop with artist Juliana Capes. Have fun with a range of materials including leather, plastic and paper, inspired by Jacqueline Donachie’s work in the exhibition.

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