Mon 17 Mar 2014

Summerhall Visual Arts

Artist Talk: Ian Hughes

14:00 - 15:00

  An informal opportunity to meet with Ian Hughes, as he discusses the research and methods which informed his current exhibition 'Unearthed Tongues Set Free'.Please... [more]

Please note: some viewers may find the subject matter upsetting. There are some images containing nudity.

Wed 19 Feb 2014

Who decides? Me or my brain?

10:30 - 11:30

Part of the 'Philosophy in the Playground' series. This session will be led by Dr Tillmann Vierkant. Can women be good scientists? Most people would say that this is a stupid question,... [more]

Fri 07 Feb 2014

Greenlight and the Post Collective

New Scotland, New Culture?

doors 19.00, 19.30 - 22.30

2014 will be a big year for Scotland, and whatever happens in politics Scotland is seeing a cultural renaissance like never before. As the prospect of a new Scotland looms, what does it mean for... [more]

Sat 14 Dec 2013

Ella Berthoud

How to Find Your Novel Cure

19.00 - 21.00

‘How to Find Your Novel Cure’ by School of Life Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud. Have a physical or emotion malady that needs fixing? Get rid of the Ibuprofen! Whether you are attempting to get... [more]

Thu 12 Dec 2013

Simon Garfield: The Art of Letter Writing

18:30 - 20:00

To book tickets, click here   This week, we will be looking at the letter by one of the most renowned writers of the 20th century, Virginia Woolf for famous British writer, David Garnett... [more]

Sat 07 Dec 2013

NVA/The Invisible College

Next Steps in the Re-invention of St. Peter's Seminary and Kilmahew

18.00 - 21.00

The Invisible College and Summerhall host an evening of good food, open discussion, provocation and future thinking. A presentation of research investigations and activities undertaken by NVA and... [more]

Limited number of tickets available

Thu 24 Oct 2013

CAPS Advocacy/Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

MADNESS: Mystical Experience or Clinical Fact?

18:30 - 20:00

Psychiatrist, philosoher and historian Dr Allan Beveridge discusses the work of 19th Century "Mad Poet" Gerard de Nerval. Jo McFarlane responds with performance poetry based on her own experiences of... [more]

Free, booking required - contact Kirsten at CAPS Advocacy on 0131 273 5116.

Wed 18 Sep 2013

Edinburgh Green Party

What sort of economy for our future?

19.00 - 21.00

The British Government and the Opposition both seem to have no idea how to get out of this economic depression. One suggests austerity, hitting the poorest hardest and throwing millions into... [more]

Thu 13 Jun 2013

The Danish Cultural Institute

Cross Cultural Reading with the award winning authors Pia Juul (DK) and Ali Smith (UK)


Pia Juul (born 1962 in Denmark) will read of her novel “Murder of Halland”, which was published in the UK last summer. She can look back on an outstanding career and has contributed to Danish... [more]

Sat 25 May 2013 - Thu 25 Jul 2013

Barney's Beer

Barney's Beer presents: brewery lates.

Every Thursday 7pm

An after hours tour of the Summerhall Brewery (originally founded circa 1704) now home to Barney’s Beer. Tasting, talk & tour hosted by owner, head brewer & chief bottle washer Andrew... [more]

Fri 12 Apr 2013 - Mon 15 Apr 2013

Historical Fiction Festival

Summerhall, Edinburgh’s award winning Arts Centre is proud to announce the launch of Britain’s largest Historical Fiction Festival with a line up of award winning and acclaimed authors. It is... [more]

Sun 31 Mar 2013

Unreasonable Learners Network

Ideas that Ripple, Spread and Inspire


On the evening of 21st March, the Unreasonable Learners Network is holding an “open space” style event with seven entertaining, knowledgeable, and thought-provoking speakers, each well able to... [more]

Sun 24 Mar 2013

The Invasion of Iraq: A panel discussion on the artistic and political responses to the war in Iraq


Commemorating the key political developments that marked the run-up to the invasion in March 2003, a group of engaged artists, activists and academics will discuss the artistic and political... [more]

Fri 22 Mar 2013

In Conversation With John Byrne


John Byrne talks to theatre critic Joyce McMillan about the richness and diversity of his life and work. In this unique conversation we are offered insights into his creations that have for decades... [more]

Sat 09 Feb 2013

SNAPSHOTS: Creation & Play - Platform Performance


                  Both recent recipients of Puppet Animation Scotland Creative Fund awards, one Scottish artist and one... [more]

Sat 09 Feb 2013

The Boundaries of Art: An Exploration with Gareth Vile


Gareth Vile presents a participatory seminar on how to develop a wider diversity of voices in performance criticism, and experimenting with new ways of presenting critical writing. Participants... [more]

Sun 03 Feb 2013

//Buzzcut// @ Manipulate


//BUZZCUT// welcomes you to manipulate in emphatic fashion with a performance fiesta! Join us to learn about the potential future of humans alongside robots…. meditate on the politics of... [more]

Fri 25 Jan 2013

in association with Society of British Theatre Designers and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Making a Scene: The Anatomy of Theatre Design


          A symposium for performance design practitioners, their collaborators and students of all design for performance related disciplines in... [more]

20% discount for block bookings of 5 or more (not including concessions) All tickets include Burns reception.

Thu 29 Nov 2012

Anobii First Book Award


Do you remember the first time... …you read a book? …you wished a book would never end? …you cried at a book? Or the first time you wanted to write a story? First day at school. First... [more]

Wed 28 Nov 2012

Canongate Books

Canongate Talks Series: Alasdair Gray launches Every Short Story 1952–2012


In the latest event in the Canongate Talks series, Alasdair Gray launches Every Short Story 1952–2012. Gathering together every story he has written in a career spanning 60 years, as well as... [more]

Mon 19 Nov 2012 - Tue 20 Nov 2012

Puppet Animation Scotland and the Federation of Scottish Theatre Seminar,

We're delighted to announce booking is open for Puppet Animation Scotland and the Federation of Scottish Theatre's two day seminar, during which the choreographer, performer, writer, educator and... [more]

Please note: your delegate place will only be confirmed on receipt of payment.

Sun 19 Aug 2012

Cher Potter Talk


Cher Potter is a design and fashion forecaster leading Creative Direction at WGSN where she analyses changing tendencies in arts, design, architecture and new media in relation to fashion. She is... [more]

DAY TICKET: £35.00 (£17.00)

Sat 18 Aug 2012

Panel Talk: The Fragility of Ideas


This panel discussion, moderated by highly respected Scottish journalist Jackie McGlone, will look at the genesis of the creative idea and ask the question; how can we protect the best ideas,... [more]

Fri 17 Aug 2012

Amanda Harlech Talk


“The dust of a Spanish street in a stray breeze, spiraling like a flamenco dancer in the wavering midday heat, the sound of the bullfight on a black and white TV high on a shelf in a dark shuttered... [more]

DAY TICKET: £35.00 (£17.00)

Thu 16 Aug 2012

Sissel Tolaas Talk


Sissel Tolaas was born and raised between Norway and Iceland and has degrees from Scandinavia, Poland and Russia in sciences, chemistry and fine arts; Tolaas is a leading expert on everything related... [more]

DAY TICKET: £35.00 (£17.00)

Sat 04 Aug 2012

The Making of Figure Studies: An illustrated talk by David Michalek


Celebrated American artist David Michalek pairs his exhibtion 'Figure Studies' with a special and very comprehensive discussion about the genesis of the concept, the research and development of... [more]