What’s on

Manipulate Festival 2024 Opening Party

Thursday 01.02.23. 6–9pm. 18+. Suggested donation £5. Book here Come and celebrate the opening of Manipulate Festival 2024 with dancing, puppets and drinks! Featuring exclusive pop-up performances, live music, sneak […]

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One Bum Cinema Club

02.02.24–04.02.24. 11am–6pm. Free. No booking required. Experience your very own cinema-for-one, with One Bum Cinema Club arriving for its Scottish debut, popping up at Fruitmarket during Manipulate Festival 2024. The […]

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Solidarity roundtable

Friday 02.02.24. 2.30pm–4.30pm. Free. Book here Manipulate Arts invite artists and audiences to join in a roundtable discussion where we will consider together the importance of solidarity and what it […]

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L’Amour du Risque (Love of Risk)

Saturday 03.02.24. 3–3.30pm and 5–5.30pm. Age 8+. £10/£8. Book here Ballet for robot vacuum cleaners. A man is waiting to be served for a candle-lit dinner accompanied by romantic music. […]

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Visual Theatre Languages Roundtable

04.02.24. 12.30–2pm. Free. Book here Manipulate Festival 2024 invite artists and audiences to discuss the potentials and limitations of the words and visual languages we draw on when making visual […]

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Simple Machines

Sunday 04.02.24. 1–2pm, 3–4pm and 6–7pm. Age 8+. £15/£12. Book here In the satirical show where performance meets presentation, choreographer Ugo Dehaes demonstrates how he grows organic-looking robots in his […]

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Driving Your Players Mad: an RPG workshop

Saturday 10.02.24. 10–11.15am. £5 (PWYC tickets available). Book via Eventbrite Games don’t have to be fun. In this workshop we’ll look at how you can communicate about your own experiences […]

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Artists' Bookmarket 2024

Saturday 10.02.24–Sunday 11.02.24. Saturday 10am–6pm. Sunday 10am–5pm. Free. Artists’ Bookmarket is Edinburgh's annual celebration of artists’ book culture and is held for the third year in tandem with Edinburgh Zine […]

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Jane Hyslop
The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity

10.02.24–11.02.24. Saturday 10am–6pm, Sunday 10am–5pm. During this year’s Artists’ Bookmarket, we present an exhibition of work by artist Jane Hyslop. The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity presents original drawings and pochoir prints from her latest artist book project inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel, Orlando. Hyslop’s work develops themes of place and identity where human and natural histories meet. Her […]

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Book Works Artist’s Surgeries

Saturday 10.02.24 at 11am and 12pm. Sunday 11.02.24 at 11am and 12pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Book Works is a leading contemporary arts organisation with a unique role as makers and […]

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Edinburgh Zine Festival 2024

Saturday 10.02.24–Sunday 11.02.24. 11am–6pm. Free. Artists’ Bookmarket is Edinburgh's annual celebration of artists’ book culture and is held for the third year in tandem with Edinburgh Zine Library who will […]

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Ciarrai Samson: Japanese Bookbinding Workshop

Saturday 10.02.24. 11.45am–1.15pm. £15. Book via Eventbrite In this 90-minute workshop you will make two books using a selection of Japanese Papers - a hardback Japanese Album and a softcover […]

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Rachel Hazell Book Launch and Talk: Today's Changing Room

Saturday 10.02.24. 1pm–1.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Join Rachel Hazell aka The Travelling Bookbinder for the launch of her new book, Today's Changing Room. Recording year round swims in the […]

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Frances Day, Fevered Imagination: Bringing artist books to life online

Saturday 10.02.24. 1.45pm–2.15pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Fevered Imagination is a not-for-profit enterprise run by artist Frances Day that invites book artists to present themselves and their work engagingly to […]

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Concrete Nature: Collage and Artist’s Books

Saturday 10.02.24. 1.45pm–3.15pm. £15. Book via Eventbrite During this workshop, you will create your own artist’s book exploring the topic of slow living using the technique of collage, a simple […]

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Futures Past Coalition: How artists make decisions

Saturday 10.02.24. 2.20pm–3pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite The Futures Past Coalition (FPC) is an artist-led collaboration between Linda Cassels, Sue Hare, and Lyndon Watkinson. Their latest publication, How Artists Make […]

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Barrie Tullett, Four-Second Fairy Stories

Saturday 10.02.24. 3.15pm–3.45pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite A series of familiar tales, turned into unfamiliar puzzles... The 1960s saw a variety of text experiments, both in prose and poetry. This […]

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Jack Ravi: Scrolls of Memory: Crafting a Spool Book from Found Treasures

Saturday 10.02.24. 3.45pm–5.45pm. £20. Book via Eventbrite Join Jack Ravi for an immersive workshop unearthing past stories and memories. In this session, you'll discover the art of binding found papers […]

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Jane Hyslop Artist Talk, The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity

Saturday 10.02.24. 4pm–4.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Jane Hyslop’s new artist’s book, The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando. Spanning over 700 years The Oak Tree weaves historical […]

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Amy Sterly: Collage & Folded Pocket Books

Sunday 11.02.24. 11.45am–1.45pm. £20. Book via Eventbrite Make your own little pocketbook! We will be using folding techniques to create a small book with pockets to put your own images […]

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Edinburgh University Press, Dreaming Difference with David Williams

Sunday 11.02.24. 2pm–2.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Acclaimed photographic artist David Williams talks about creating his book Dreaming Difference for the Scottish Photographic Artists series. He talks about the development […]

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Jessica Crisp: Eco-Print on Paper

Sunday 11.02.24. 2.30pm–3.30pm. £10. Book via Eventbrite In this workshop you will make one or two Eco-printed 8-page pamphlets using plant dyes and a natural printing technique. You will learn […]

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Alan Mason, The Magazine

Sunday 11.02.24. 2.45pm–3.15pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Alan Mason talks about collaborating with photographer David Williams on the latest part of his long-form novel ‘The Magazine’ - a book of […]

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Scott Robertson: Fifthsyllable

Sunday 11.02.24. 3.30pm–4pm. Free Book via Eventbrite Fifthsyllable is a small press releasing artists books and editions. It also has a bimonthly (every two months) single sheet publication called A3/4 […]

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Elizabeth McLean: Fruitmarket’s publishing programme

Sunday 11.02.24. 4.15pm–4.45pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite It is the 50th anniversary of Fruitmarket this year and books have always been at the heart of our programme. At Artists’ Bookmarket […]

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Book Launch: The Vanitas & Other Tales of Art and Obsession by Jake Kendall

15.02.24. 7–8.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Spanning three hundred years of art history, The Vanitas & Other Tales of Art and Obsession tells the stories of those with an insatiable […]

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