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Jan
9
Mon
Filmhouse Screening: The Fits preview @ Filmhouse
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Filmhouse Screening: The Fits preview @ Filmhouse | Scotland | United Kingdom

We’re delighted to welcome our members to a free preview screening of The Fits, the next title to be supported by BFI FAN’s New Release Strategy.

The Fits is not your usual coming-of-age tale. Dreamy, poetic, visually lush with an immersive score that beguiles and intrigues, this confident debut feature from director Anna Rose Holmer deserves to be seen on the big screen.

After the screening we’ll be discussing ideas and support available via the New Release Strategy to help you screen the film. The Fits will be released into UK cinemas on 24 February 2017 and can be booked via Lionsgate.

10.00-10.15 Teas/coffees in Filmhouse Cafe
10.15-11.35 Screening of The Fits in Cinema 3
11.35-12.00 Discussion of support available through New Release Strategy in Cinema 3

Advance booking is essential for this free screening. Please sign up via the green ‘Register’ button above.

Bim Adewunmi on The Fits for Buzzfeed
Watch trailer (US)

Jan
27
Fri
Film Screening: We Are Many
Jan 27 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Film Screening: We Are Many @ Scotland | United Kingdom

Critical Mass unites cyclists the world over, every last Friday of the month.

The concept is simple; bring your bike and ride through the city streets, reclaiming the space, getting to know the city, meeting other cyclists and generally having fun. There are over 300 critical mass rides over the world each month so join in and get your wheels in motion.
As they say, we have nothing to lose but our chains!

Critical Mass unites cyclists the world over, every last Friday of the month.

The concept is simple; bring your bike and ride through the city streets, reclaiming the space, getting to know the city, meeting other cyclists and generally having fun. There are over 300 critical mass rides over the world each month so join in and get your wheels in motion.
As they say, we have nothing to lose but our chains!

About

Meeting 6.30pm (to ride at 7:00pm)
Mid-Meadow Walk (where the two bike lanes cr0ss)
Every last Friday of the Month

Fernando and his amazing converted Police Box at the top of Middle Meadow Walk has offered us a free film screening this Friday after Critical Mass in the wee garden at the back of his box! He’s offered to serve tea to keep us warm, so wrap up well and be cosy and if not folk can always retreat to the Doctor’s if gets toooo cold!

All invited to the film screening at approximately 8.30pm

The film that we’re planning to screen is:

‘We Are Many’: about the biggest demonstration in the history of the World in opposition to the Iraq war in 2003.

wearemany.com

Feb
4
Sat
Artists’ books workshop with artist Susie Wilson @ George Washington Brown Room
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Artists' books workshop with artist Susie Wilson @ George Washington Brown Room | Scotland | United Kingdom

Create a pocket book with our artists’ books workshop led by artist Susie Wilson.

Working with postcards, re-cycled papers and ephemera, learn to make a book which has secret pockets for keepsakes and pages that pull out.

This two and a half hour workshop will use artists’ books from the Art & Design Library collection as inspiration and will introduce ways to combine content and structure to create a unique book. This event is suitable for beginners and no previous experience is necessary.

Susie Wilson graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1992 with a BA (Hons) degree and Postgraduate in Drawing and Printmaking. She has exhibited widely with work held in various collections. Susie is an experienced tutor leading many classes in creating artists’ books and printmaking. Find more information on Susie Wilson.

Mar
17
Fri
Brian Catling: The Erstwhile @ Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Brian Catling: The Erstwhile @ Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Blackwell’s Bookshop is extremely excited to welcome Brian Catling, who will be in store to chat about his forthcoming book The Erstwhile, the second in The Vorrh series.

Brian will be in conversation with literary critic and fellow writer Stuart Kelly.

About the Book

In London and Germany, strange beings are reanimating themselves. They are the Erstwhile, the angels that failed to protect the Tree of Knowledge, and their reawakening will have major consequences.

In Africa, the colonial town of Essenwald has fallen into disarray because the timber workforce has disappeared into the Vorrh. Now a team of specialists are dispatched to find them. Led by Ishmael, the former cyclops, they enter the forest, but the Vorrh will not give them back so easily.

To make matters worse, an ancient guardian of the forest has plans for Ishmael and his crew. Meanwhile a child of mixed race has been found abandoned in a remote cottage. Her origins are unknown, but she has powers beyond her own understanding. Conflict is coming, as the old and new, human and inhuman are set on a collision course.

Once again blending the real and the imagined, The Erstwhile brings historical figures such as William Blake and places such as the Bedlam Asylum, as well as ingenious creations such as The Kin (a family of robots) together to create unforgettable novel of births and burials, excavations and disappearances.

About the Author

Brian Catling RA is an English sculptor, poet, novelist, film maker and performance artist. He was educated at North East London Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. He now holds the post of Professor of Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford and is a fellow of Linacre College.He has been exhibiting his work internationally since the 1970s. In 2001 he co founded the international performance collective WitW. He has published poetic works, including one compendium, A Court of Miracles, in 2009. His first prose book Bobby Awl was published in 2007. Currently he is writing novels and has just completed The Vorrh trilogy.

For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can’t make it to the event, please contact Ellie Wixon on 0131 622 8229 or [email protected]