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Fri 24 Nov 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Old Lab
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
Phone
0131 560 1580

A special live recording of the Lantern Scottish Poetry podcast, with Scottish Makar Kathleen Jamie and Alistair Heather talking tradition, mentoring and passing the baton, with their guest, the poet and mentor, Niall Campbell.

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Sat 25 Nov 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Deans Office
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
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0131 560 1580

Poetry reminds us what it is to be human, and more importantly, humane. It creates a haven for those who care. In a mutually supportive atmosphere, poet John Glenday will share existing poems and discuss how to approach writing your own. Using tools and tips, you will write a poem that reflects your experience of caring in a world that often overlooks kindness as a force for change.

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Sat 25 Nov 2023 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Delve into the BBC archives in this screening of pioneering film Hair. After the screening Hannah McGill, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Khadijah Ibrahiim and Joanna Bourke will discuss all things follicle, and poet Francesca Beard will read a new poem inspired by the film.

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Sat 25 Nov 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH91PLUnited Kingdom
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01315601580

To tell your story is to create it. In this double bill, Kim Moore and Iona Lee both share poems and lyrical essays firmly written from the female gaze. In All The Men I Never Married, Kim Moore reckons with the harms and coercions of being female in a male-dominant world. Moore’s 2023 collection of

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Sat 25 Nov 2023 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

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Deans Office
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
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0131 560 1580

Ready to take the stage? Join Rock the Boat for this hands-on workshop for aspiring open mic performers! Learn how to use a mic, develop your delivery, discover where to perform and build your confidence engaging with audiences, in the capable hands of Rock the Boat hosts Julia Sorenson and Catherine Wilson Garry.

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Sat 25 Nov 2023 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

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Dissection Room
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
Phone
0131 560 1580

As well as a shared belief in a fairer, more equal Britain, former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and trade unionist Len McCluskey share a love of poetry. In this special event, they share poems from their new co-edited anthology Poetry for the Many and talk about why poetry is for everyone.

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Sat 25 Nov 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Hybrid Event: Red Lecture Theatre / Online

Catrìona NicÌomhair Parsons is a native Gaelic speaker who moved from Lewis to Cape Breton in the 1970s; Beth Freiden crossed the Atlantic in reverse, from the US to Scotland. Both of them now write in Gaelic. Tune in to hear them read and discuss ideas of home and place, language and identity with Peter

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Sun 26 Nov 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Off-Site

Poet Rishi Dastidar has spent a lot of time in the company of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. Join them for a Sunday morning stroll along Portobello Beach, where they will try and answer questions about the waves, species envy, the apocalypse, football managers, and much, much more

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Sun 26 Nov 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Hybrid Event: Red Lecture Theatre / Online

Tishani Doshi shares work from her recent collection A God at the Door, alongside conversation with poet and researcher Theresa Muñoz. Tishani Doshi publishes poetry, fiction and essays. For fifteen years she worked as lead dancer of Chandralekha company in Madras, India. As such, the body has been a central preoccupation in her work—a vehicle

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Sun 26 Nov 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Venue

Dissection Room
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
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0131 560 1580

Chaired by Mónica Parle, Co-Executive Director of the Forward Prize, performance poet and Forward judge Joelle Taylor will share her work alongside insights into the art of delivering captivating poetry performance and discuss what’s exciting in contemporary poetry right now. This fascinating conversation will be followed by a reading from a Forward poet. Joelle Taylor

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Sun 26 Nov 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Venue

Old Lab
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
Phone
0131 560 1580

Inspired by the Arena film, Hair, this workshop will explore how our individual poetic voices can come together to create a collective cultural memory which acts as an alternative history and document of our society. This hands-on workshop is for experienced writers and spoken word artists as well as beginners.

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Sun 26 Nov 2023 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Translating poetry is as much a technical endeavour as it is an immersion into the feeling and context of the original work. Join poets Esa Aldegheri, Annie Rutherford, Peter Mackay and Nasim Rebecca Asl as together they attempt a live translation of At Eighty, the Edwin Morgan poem that our festival takes its name from.

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Sun 26 Nov 2023 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

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Red Lecture Theatre

Join Hannah Lavery and Caitlin Skinner as they host a one-off Quines Cast special. For this show, the theme is BELONGING, with poetry from RJ Hunter and an extract from a new work in progress by Hannah Lavery with music provided from a special guest. Come and find your place.

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Sat 20 Jan 2024 - Sun 21 Jan 2024

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Summerhall
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
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0131 560 1580

This one-of-its-kind event is your permission slip outta your day-to-day, and into a realm of wellness wonder where we champion the unsung heroes in the wellness business space. These passionate individuals are on a mission to serve, contribute, and make a positive impact on your well-being.

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Sat 17 Feb 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Venue

Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH91PLUnited Kingdom
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01315601580

Mella Shaw, the artist behind ‘Sounding Line’ , currently exhibiting as part of the Summerhall Arts inaugural exhibition season FORM: a season of exhibitions by female contemporary artists, will give an illustrated presentation on their inspiration, creative practice and current exhibition. Between 11:00 – 12:00 there will be a chance to view the galleries and

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Sat 17 Feb 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Venue

Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH91PLUnited Kingdom
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01315601580

Camila Ospina Gaitán, the artist behind ‘An Uncanny Feeling that She was Being Watched’, currently exhibiting as part of the Summerhall Arts inaugural exhibition season FORM: a season of exhibitions by female contemporary artists, will give an illustrated presentation on their inspiration, creative practice and current exhibition. Between 11:00 – 12:00 there will be a

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Sat 17 Feb 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Venue

Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH91PLUnited Kingdom
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01315601580

Emma Hislop, the artist behind ‘What is Left Behind’, currently exhibiting as part of the Summerhall Arts inaugural exhibition season FORM: a season of exhibitions by female contemporary artists, will give an illustrated presentation on their inspiration, creative practice and current exhibition. Between 11:00 – 12:00 there will be a chance to view the galleries

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Sat 17 Feb 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Venue

Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH91PLUnited Kingdom
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01315601580

Rowan Walker, the artist behind ‘Foreign Objects’, currently exhibiting as part of the Summerhall Arts inaugural exhibition season FORM: a season of exhibitions by female contemporary artists, will give an illustrated presentation on their inspiration, creative practice and current exhibition. Between 11:00 – 12:00 there will be a chance to view the galleries and meet

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Thu 04 Apr 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Edinburgh Science Festival
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Venue

Summerhall
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
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0131 560 1580

Explore the microscopic world of fern rhizomes in this artist-led workshop. Investigate the intricate microscopic worlds found just below the ground in the rhizomes of ferns. Learn to use various microscopes and polychromatic stains to identify different cellular structures. Join artist Dawn Felicia Knox in her intercellular search to learn how plants navigate the pollution humans have

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Fri 12 Apr 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Edinburgh Science Festival
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Venue

Dissection Room
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
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0131 560 1580

Get your game face on and extend your reality as we explore how creative technologies and on-screen innovation are changing how we play and experience the world around us – and worlds we can only imagine. Virtual production is one of the most exciting new technology areas and Scotland has a global reputation for game,

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Sat 13 Apr 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Edinburgh Science Festival
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Venue

Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH91PLUnited Kingdom
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01315601580

A talk from the artist about his exhibition, We Pretended It Wasn’t Green. James Stephen Wright will discuss his work We Pretended It Wasn’t Green, a generative animation showcasing a frog and enchanting mushrooms intricately woven into a constantly changing narrative influenced by real-time earth data from satellites spinning above us.As climate change continues to affect our

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Sat 13 Apr 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Edinburgh Science Festival
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Venue

War Memorial Gallery
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
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0131 560 1580

Alongside the artwork of yeast-human bread, a tasting event will be held to provide a theatrical genetic dining experience for the participants to explore their personal morality calculus by eating food fermented by fictional hybrid organisms with a variety of DNA fusions. Through ordering, tasting and becoming with the food, we invite you to calculate

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Sat 13 Apr 2024 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Edinburgh Science Festival
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Venue

Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH91PLUnited Kingdom
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01315601580

Emma Hislop will give an illustrated presentation on her work that comprises the exhibition ‘Mythic Instruments’. Presented by Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science, in partnership with Edinburgh Futures Institute

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Sun 14 Apr 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Edinburgh Science Festival
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Venue

War Memorial Gallery
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH9 1PLUnited Kingdom
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Phone
0131 560 1580

Alongside the artwork of yeast-human bread, a tasting event will be held to provide a theatrical genetic dining experience for the participants to explore their personal morality calculus by eating food fermented by fictional hybrid organisms with a variety of DNA fusions. Through ordering, tasting and becoming with the food, we invite you to calculate

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Sun 14 Apr 2024 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Edinburgh Science Festival
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Venue

Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Summerhall
Edinburgh,EH91PLUnited Kingdom
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Phone
01315601580

A discussion with artist Dawn Felicia Knox about her exhibition, Post-industrial Ecologies. Artist Dawn Felicia Knox will discuss her exhibition, Post-industrial Ecologies, grown from a decade of research moving through geology, industrial archaeology and ecology across one plot of land. Dawn has been exploring ferns found in the fossil excavated when the site was a coalmine as