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GUIDE TO SCOTLAND’S LONDON 2012 CULTURAL PROGRAMME

Premier Partners of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad

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Cover: Lynne Ramsay’s The Swimmer (courtesy of BBC and Free Swimmer Ltd) Page 6: Scottish Poetry Library (photo: Chris Scott) Page 7: Prosthetic limb by Kellie of Dundee (courtesy of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) Page 8: Greenwich Observatory Page 9: Snails and Ketchup (photo: Ben Tan) Page 10 top: Private Dancer (photo: Brian Hartley) Page 11 top: Ménage a Trois (photo: Peter Dibdin) Page 11 bottom: Fusional Fragments (photo: Roswitha Chesher) Pages 12-13: Vatersay, Barra (photo: Alison Turnbull) Page 14: Voluntary Arts Week (photo: Olivia Gifford and Katie Crook) Page 15: A Sporting Chance (courtesy of Arts in Motion) Page 16: NYCoS National Boys Choir (photo: Drew Farrell) Page 17: Taranto Horse, c.350-300BC (courtesy of The British Museum) Pages 18-19: North Harris (photo: Francis Lopez) Page 21: New Music 20x12 (courtesy of PRS for Music Foundation) Page 22 top: Aidan O’Rourke (photo: Craig MacKay) Page 22 bottom: Oliver Searle (courtesy of PRS for Music Foundation) Page 23 top: Anna Meredith (courtesy of PRS for Music Foundation) Page 23 bottom: Sally Beamish (photo: Epicscotland) Page 24: BBC Pacific Quay (courtesy of BBC Scotland) Page 25: Hansel of Film (photo: Billy Fox) Page 26: Gustavo Dudamel (photo: Chris Christodoulou) Page 27: Dance GB (courtesy of Scottish Ballet) Page 28: Mikey and Addie (image: map.ref.ltd) Page 29: Lynne Ramsay’s The Swimmer (courtesy of BBC and Free Swimmer Ltd) Page 30: Scottish Dance Theatre’s Toby Fitzgibbons and Matthew Robinson at Morgan Academy, Dundee (photo: Nicole Guarino) Page 31 top: Culture Crush, Citymoves (photo: Colin Thom) Page 31 bottom: Scottish Dance Theatre’s Naomi Murray and Toby Fitzgibbons at Magdalen Yard Bandstand in Dundee (photo: Nicole Guarino) Page 32 top: Dance class, Dancebase (photo: Maria Falconer) Page 32 bottom: Performance at Go Dance, SDT Youth Dance Company, Citymoves Fusion and macrobert (photo: courtesy of macrobert)

Page 33 top: Dance House (photo: Andy Byars) Page 33 bottom: BodyCurrents, an Inspiring Communities project led by Eden Court Theatre (photo: Ewen Weatherspoon) Page 34: Scotland, Our Scotland! (photo: Peter Dibdin) Page 35: Riverside Museum (courtesy of Glasgow Museums) Page 36: Pennan, Aberdeenshire (photo: Jim Richardson) Page 37: Forest Pitch (image: Craig Coulthard) Pages 38-39: Surge Festival (courtesy of Conflux) Page 40: Martin Creed (photo: Chris Watt) Page 41: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (photo: Douglas Robertson) Page 43: Susan Phillipsz (photo: Eoghan McTigue) Page 44: image courtesy of the London Canal Museum Page 45: 2008: Macbeth (photo: Stefan Okoêwicz) Pages 46-47: Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir (Aurores) (photo: Michèle Laurent) Page 48: NVA’s Speed of Light (photo: Alan McAteer) Page 49: image courtesy of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Page 50: image courtesy of Edinburgh International Book Festival Page 51: Red Baraat (courtesy of Asian Arts Agency) Page 52: Scota-land (photo: Douglas Robertson and Angela Latham) Page 53: Glasgow Barrowland (photo: Gillian Hayes, Dapple Photography) Page 54: Bandstand Marathon (photo: Mark Adkins/ Oohlala Creative) Page 55: Curious (courtesy of Glasgow Museums) Page 56: Tunnock’s medals Design Sketch (image: Claire Duffy) Page 57: Johnstons of Elgin (courtesy of Johnstons of Elgin) Page 58: Cove Park (photo: Ruth Clark) Page 59: Culture Kitchen, Glasgow Harvest (photo: Neil Davidson) Page 60: Mestre Jonas and the Cubango Bateria (courtesy of Deveron Arts) Page 61: Map prepared by Collective Architecture. Reproduced from / based upon Ordnance Survey material with the permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, © Crown Copyright


Welcome It gives me great pleasure to introduce this wonderful Guide to Scotland’s London 2012 Cultural Programme. The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have inspired a fantastic programme of activity across the UK and this Guide captures those creative and cultural events that define Scotland’s response to this amazing global event during this Year of Creative Scotland. Scotland’s programme is not only diverse and exciting, it is rooted in our ongoing plans for creative and cultural celebration – not just during this year of Olympic and Paralympic celebration but through to 2014, when we will be celebrating the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and our second year of Homecoming. This year, Scotland’s culture and creativity is being celebrated in communities across the country and on the international stage. We are proud that the fantastic programme of events enjoyed in Scotland every year is enhanced by the London 2012 Festival and the great Scottish contribution for the Cultural Olympiad and Torch Relay and Paralympic Flame Festival. The programme is so rich and diverse that our communities and our visitors alike will definitely find something here to delight, to enjoy and to inspire. We have much to celebrate in 2012, the Year of Creative Scotland, and I warmly invite you to join us.

Fiona Hyslop MSP Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs

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Introduction

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Scotland is in a unique position due to the proximity and profile of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. At the heart of London 2012 is Pierre de Coubertin’s 1894 vision of art, sport and education coming together in one celebration within a UK-wide Cultural Olympiad. The modern Olympic movement was designed to promote the practice of sport and the joy derived from effort. The Games aimed to build a better world by bringing together people from around the globe to compete to the best of their abilities in the spirit of fair play and friendship. The Commonwealth Games’ core values are humanity, equality and destiny and, like the Olympic and Paralympic Games, culture is an integral part. It is used to celebrate both sporting achievement and the gathering of many nations and people. Creative Scotland recognises that this context provides an unprecedented opportunity for commissioning new cultural experiences for Scotland’s diverse communities and visitors to encourage richer participation and create new sites and settings for the cultural sector to develop their work. In doing so Creative Scotland is bringing together a cultural programme that presents a fresh, sophisticated and contemporary image of Scotland while building a long-lasting, meaningful cultural legacy that contributes to the quality of our daily lives. Combined, both Games present one incredible opportunity for Scotland to present an inspiring programme of extraordinary cultural activity ranging from spectacle and ceremony to more intimate experiences. Activity takes place in a diverse range of settings to illustrate and illuminate the distinct layers and rich cultural context of Scotland, creating moments, places and spaces, experiences, impressions and memories of a country that is truly creative. Creative Scotland’s role is to develop a cultural programme of activity in partnership with Scotland’s cultural sector and to build UK and international cultural collaborations. Creative Scotland is working in close partnership with London 2012, Legacy Trust UK, Glasgow 2014, Glasgow Life and The Scottish Government to realise creative ambitions for both events. At the heart of Scotland’s London 2012 Cultural Programme are the creative people that are collaborating, partnering and striving to meet the ambition and aspiration set out by London 2012 and Creative Scotland to create a summer like no other. This, set within the Year of Creative Scotland, is the perfect atmosphere to prepare for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, when Scotland will become the focus of the world’s attention. Leonie Bell, Creative Programmer, London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 Iain Munro, Director of Creative Development, Creative Scotland


‘Every element of this exhilarating programme is a testament to the quality of Scotland’s creative talent. The programme has been produced in partnership with Creative Scotland’s great skills in developing strong creative collaborations which will be an asset as the country prepares to welcome the Commonwealth Games in 2014.’ Ruth Mackenzie London 2012, Director of Culture and Director of London 2012 Festival

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Programme areas

The London 2012 Festival is the biggest cultural festival the UK has ever seen, with artists from all over the world taking part, and millions of opportunities to join in across the UK. The London 2012 Festival is the climax of the Cultural Olympiad and runs from 21 June to 9 September 2012. www.festival.london2012.com The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Running from 2008–2012, it is designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012 and inspire creativity across all forms of culture. 16 million people across the UK have taken part so far. www.london2012.com/cultural-olympiad The Olympic Torch Relay will shine a light on the whole of the UK – from dynamic urban areas to places of outstanding natural beauty. Representing peace, unity and friendship, the Flame will be carried by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers during the relay. Summer of Song: Celebrating the Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland enables every area of Scotland to welcome the Torch on its journeys. www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay

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Paralympic Torch Relay Celebrating the power of human endeavour and energy, the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay will see Flame Festivals staged in London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff from 24-27 August followed by the Paralympic Flame Lighting Ceremony in Stoke Mandeville on 28 August. www.london2012.com/paralympic-torch-relay


London 2012 Inspire Programme An Olympic and Paralympic first, this programme enables non-commercial organisations across the UK to link their events and projects officially to the London 2012 Games. Across the UK more than 2,000 projects and events have been awarded the coveted Inspire mark for their work in one of six areas: sustainability, education, volunteering, business, sport or culture. www.london2012.com/inspire-programme The Scottish Project presents a truly diverse range of cultural and participatory activities for people of all ages across Scotland through four distinct projects: Conflux, Human Race, Curious and People Making Waves. Underpinning every aspect of the Scottish Project is the notion of legacy, for the public and the professional cultural sector of Scotland, beyond London 2012 and Glasgow 2014. The Scottish Project has been funded by Legacy Trust UK and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Legacy Trust UK is an independent charity set up to create a lasting cultural legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in communities across the UK. www.legacytrustuk.org Looking towards Glasgow 2014 In addition to the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad programmes, this guide also looks towards Glasgow 2014 by highlighting a selection of projects already underway that embrace both London 2012 and Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in 2014. www.glasgow2014.com www.gameslegacyscotland.org

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Poetry 2012: The Written World Poetry 2012: The Written World is an exciting cultural initiative, developed by the Scottish Poetry Library in partnership with BBC Scotland, to broadcast a poem from each of London 2012’s competing nations on BBC Radio Scotland and appearing across the BBC Radio Network in the build up to and during the Games. Between 13 March and 9 September, the project will bring poetry into people’s lives, providing brief, thought-provoking moments that celebrate the scope of London 2012. Nominations have been invited from every participating nation and will be read by members of the public with family ties to each country. The poems are a mix of traditional and contemporary, and each will offer a window on to a nation – its people, history, landscapes, customs and culture. Poetry 2012: The Written World has commissioned a brand-new poem by Scottish poet William Letford to mark the end of the London 2012 Games and to look towards Glasgow 2014. This will be broadcast on 9 September 2012. Poetry 2012: The Written World will be broadcast across the BBC Radio Scotland schedule and all 205 poems will be available to read online, providing a legacy beyond the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Daily until 9 September

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www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland


Human Race: inside the history of sports medicine Human Race: inside the history of sports medicine is a Scotland-wide touring exhibition and programme of events that uses Scottish medical collections and newly commissioned artworks to explore the history, development and ethics of sport and exercise medicine. Over 15 different museums, individuals and institutions from across Scotland have contributed objects to the exhibition, many of which will be on display to the public for the first time. Four Scottish artists – Kona Macphee, Catherine Street, Beverley Hood and Louise Menmuir – have also been commissioned to introduce creative voices to the rich material and themes of the exhibition. Alongside the exhibition Human Race will run a programme of workshops, films, lectures, talks and live performances. Human Race is a Scotland & Medicine Partnership initiative. It is part of The Scottish Project, funded by Legacy Trust UK and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. 20 April – 18 May Aberdeen – MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Sports Village 25 May – 7 July Inverness – Inverness Museum and Art Gallery 21 July – 9 September Edinburgh – City Art Centre and Royal Commonwealth Pool 21 September – 10 November Dundee – Lamb Gallery and Institute of Sport & Exercise, University of Dundee www.humanrace.org.uk

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Sacrilege One of Britain’s most consistently interesting and influential artists, Jeremy Deller presents a major new interactive public artwork on Glasgow Green for the duration of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. Sacrilege is characteristic of Deller’s ongoing exploration of contemporary culture in all its forms and will also be appearing at sites across the UK and London during the London 2012 Festival. Sacrilege has been co-commissioned by Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and the Mayor of London and will be shown as part of CREATE and the London 2012 Festival. 20 April – 7 May Glasgow Green 21 June – 9 September Sites across London and UK

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www.glasgowinternational.org www.london.gov.uk www.createlondon.org


Unlimited Disabled and deaf artists have been encouraged to push beyond their personal best alongside Paralympic athletes, by creating work which opens doors, changes minds, and inspires new collaborations. Prepare to be amazed, inspired and moved by artists at the height of their careers. These Scottish artists lead the way; their ambitions are unlimited. Unlimited has been developed in partnership with London 2012, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council Wales, Arts Council Northern Ireland and the British Council.

Skewered Snails Ramesh Meyyappan in association with Iron-Oxide A darkly comic tale of a dysfunctional family, powerfully told through the extensive and imaginative physicality of a dynamic ensemble cast. Skewered Snails grew out of Ramesh Meyyappan’s solo work Snails & Ketchup. Its creation has been funded by the Unlimited programme with additional support from Creative Scotland and Singapore International Foundation. Skewered Snails is aimed at audiences aged 14+ 1-2 May Tron Theatre, Glasgow (Snails & Ketchup) 19 June Macrobert, Stirling 28 June Millennium Centre, Cardiff 26-27 July Platform, Glasgow 2 August Byre Theatre, St Andrews 6 September Southbank Centre, London www.iron-oxide.org www.macrobert.org www.conflux.co.uk www.southbankcentre.co.uk

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www.rameshmeyyappan.com www.tron.co.uk www.wmc.org.uk www.byretheatre.com


Private Dancer Herald Angel Award winner Private Dancer plays with our expectations and emotions through unique choreography created by some of Scotland’s best disabled dancers. Directed by Janice Parker, this immersive performance, with artist and MC Richard Layzell, is a bespoke event that re-invents itself in each location. Commissioned by the Unlimited programme. Supported by Made In Scotland, Creative Scotland, IETM, The Work Room and Glasgow Life. 21-23 June CCA, Glasgow 7-9 September Southbank Centre, London www.cca-glasgow.com www.southbankcentre.co.uk www.janiceparker.co.uk/privatedancer/about

Leaving Limbo Landing Leaving Limbo Landing is an ambitious new outdoor production in air, in water and on land that explores journey, placement, displacement, settling, arrivals and departures. It is inspired by choreographer Caroline Bowditch’s move from Australia to the UK, as well as the personal stories of 12 East Londoners. Dancers and aerialists will take you on a journey through limbo to landing with an original score by composer Christopher Benstead, and spectacular costumes by costume designer Abby Grewcock.

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7 July London Fields, Hackney, London 28-29 July Glasgow Merchant City Festival 16-20 August Edinburgh Festival Fringe, St Andrew Square 8-9 September Southbank Centre, London www.leavinglimbolanding.tumblr.com www.eastlondondance.org www.edfringe.com www.merchantcityfestival.com www.southbankcentre.co.uk


Ménage à Trois In a dark, private chamber, a lonely woman begins to craft the perfect man out of the only thing she knows: her crutches. A hauntingly beautiful study of love, obsession, loneliness and manipulation, Ménage à Trois explores award-winning performer Claire Cunningham’s 20-year relationship with her crutches. This darkly humorous and deeply personal portrait asks if it’s possible to find love when there are already three of you in the relationship. Created by Claire Cunningham in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland. 24-25 August Tramway, Glasgow 8 September Southbank Centre, London www.clairecunningham.co.uk

Fusional Fragments Choreographer Marc Brew explores the concept of a fusion of life fragments between classical ballet and contemporary dance. With an original score by composer Philip Sheppard and acclaimed percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, a cast of five dancers investigate the difference and influences of the two styles, questioning whether elements can be fused together or if they should remain as fragments in isolation. The first phase of Fusional Fragments was produced in partnership with DanceEast. 31 August Southbank Centre, London www.marcbrew.com www.southbankcentre.co.uk

All Unlimited commissions will be presented at the Southbank Centre this September as part of the Centre’s Festival of the World.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

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31 August – 9 September Southbank Centre, London


Sea Change Pioneering climate and culture organisation Cape Farewell presents new stories from Scotland’s islands about people, place and resources. Sea Change 2012 is part of an ongoing programme of research, connection and art-making involving over 30 Scottish, UK and international artists. The programme consists of residencies, workshops, commissions, events, screenings and exhibitions of new work across all art forms. Participating artists include Julie Fowlis, Annie Cattrell, Deirdre Nelson, Anne Bevan, Stephen Hurrel, Atul Bhalla and Hanna Tuulikki. A selection of activity is outlined below but for a full listing of events please visit www.capefarewell.com

Na Fir Chlis/Aurora Borealis Na Fir Chlis/Aurora Borealis is a collection of Gaelic poems by Rody Gorman – inspired by Cape Farewell’s 4-week expedition across the Hebrides in 2011. 21-24 June An Tobar, Mull

Ditty Boxes Ditty Boxes is an installation by Shetland/Orkney sculptor John Cumming and Shetland furniture maker Cecil Tait, based on the handmade sailors’ boxes designed to hold treasured possessions on hazardous voyages.

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7-28 August Shetland Museum


Bird Yarns Bird Yarns brings Mull’s community of knitters together with textile artist Deirdre Nelson in response to the changing migration patterns of seabirds across Scotland’s islands. 21-24 June An Tobar, Mull August Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Air falbh leis na h-eòin / Away with the Birds Air falbh leis na h-eòin / Away with the Birds is a performance for multiple voices by composer and artist Hanna Tuulikki, based on mimicry of birdsong in Gaelic songs. September Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Things Unspoken, Things Unseen New work by visual artists Anne Bevan and Andrea Roe. Both artists work across areas of human and animal behaviour, natural history and the environment. 23 May – 13 July Royal Society of British Sculptors, London 3 August – 16 September Bonhoga Gallery and the Shetland Museum

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People Making Waves This nationwide volunteering programme invites everyone to connect with the Olympic and Paralympic Games through a range of cultural activities. People Making Waves is made up of four strands: • Wave of Friendship is a volunteer exchange programme that encourages and supports the exchange of volunteers between Scotland and London • Make A Splash! is a Scotland-wide series of training events and small grants for voluntary arts groups, run by Voluntary Arts Scotland • Wave of Change is a national series of debates and events about the future of Scotland • My Volunteering aims to capture volunteers’ experiences. People Making Waves is part of The Scottish Project which is supported by Legacy Trust UK and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Voluntary Arts Week, supported by People Making Waves, is an annual celebration of amateur arts and craft activities in the UK and Ireland. Groups are encouraged to show how rewarding arts participation can be, through taster sessions, special performances or exhibitions. Visit the Voluntary Arts Week website to find out what’s going on in your area. Voluntary Arts Week 12-20 May

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www.peoplemakingwaves.org.uk www.voluntaryartsweek.org


A Sporting Chance Arts in Motion presents a children’s show charting the madcap adventures of a hero as he makes his way from his home in Scotland to the Olympic Stadium and all the athletic and sporting activities that he takes part in on his journey. This comedy is presented by combining live performance with projected interactive animation. 12 May The Ceilidh House and Heritage Centre, Arnisdale 14 May Knoydart Village Hall, Inverie 16 May Mallaig & Morar Community Hall, Mallaig 18 May Aros Centre, Portree 19 May Lyth Arts Centre, by Wick 21 May Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit 22 May Cullen Town Hall, Cullen 24 May Finzean Hall, Banchory 25 May Midmar Hall, Midmar, Inverurie 26 May Grassic Gibbon Centre, Arbuthnott www.nxne.info www.artsinmotion.co.uk/cartoontheatre

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Going for Gold: a sports cantata Going for Gold: a sports cantata is a musical composition written for children and especially for boys’ voices. There are seven songs in the cantata all based on sporting themes. The composition had its premiere on 5 April 2012 at Perth Concert Hall performed by NYCoS National Boys Choir. This new work was written by composer and librettist duo Tom Cunningham and Derek Roberts. 25 May BBC Radio Scotland live broadcast 26 May City Halls, Glasgow (RSNO Junior Chorus) 27 May Holy Rude Church, Stirling

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www.nycos.co.uk


Masters and Champions Moray Art Centre brings the London 2012 celebrations to north-east Scotland this summer with Masters and Champions, a historical and contemporary arts event featuring exhibitions, workshops and combined art/sporting activities that celebrate the influence of Classical Greece on British culture and the Classical Greek Olympic Games, in which the arts were as prominent as sport. 9 June – 6 October Moray Arts Centre, Findhorn www.morayartcentre.org

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Olympic Torch Relay In addition to the official London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay celebrations, Scotland can also look forward to Summer of Song: Celebrating the Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland. As the flame arrives in Dumfries & Galloway for its first moment on Scottish soil, it will be welcomed by pipers from the National Youth Pipe Band, and by local members of the National Youth Choir of Scotland singing the Inspire-marked Going for Gold cantata. The nation will burst into song as the Olympic Flame weaves its way across the country from 8 to 14 June 2012, before a final visit on 21 June. Singing a mixture of local favourites, new commissions, anthems, pop songs and traditional music, each community will unite to celebrate in song the values of the Olympic Torch: peace, unity and friendship. A taste of the plans for Scotland’s Summer of Song include: • Moray’s High Choir will welcome the Torch at Tomintoul, the highest village in Scotland on the Torch route • Musician Dougie Maclean will create a song that will feature in a singing relay across Perth and Kinross, and will feature on Radio Tay • In Rutherglen, a massed choir will sing well-known pop songs, including Katy Perry’s Firework, as the Torch arrives in the town’s Main Street • Schoolchildren in Shetland will perform a song written in Shetland dialect on the theme of ‘Light and Flame’ • Composer Kenneth Dempster will present Rising Wave, which will bring together Aberdeen’s choirs in song celebrating the region’s people, culture, dialects and connections with the sea. At least 10 new songs will be created through Summer of Song. As well as increasing the involvement of people with little or no singing experience, young children aged between birth and five years will also get involved through the Bookbug Rhyme and Singing sessions, which will see up to 7,000 babies, toddlers and young children taking part. Creative Scotland has commissioned artist Roddy Buchanan to capture Summer of Song on film to create a lasting chronicle of the people, landscapes and cities that the Torch Relay will be part of during June 2012. Buchanan’s photographic and film works skilfully engage with their subjects to explore the codes and iconographies of cultural allegiance and identity, frequently focusing on the individual subject as part of a wider field of social and cultural relationships.

www.london2012. com/olympic-torchrelay For further Summer of Song and Roddy Buchanan film screening info visit www.creative scotland.com www.scottish booktrust.com/ babies-early-years


Paralympic Torch Relay In the evening of 26 August Edinburgh will host one of four UK Flame Festivals as part of the Paralympic Torch Relay. The four flames from Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London will then be united at Stoke Mandeville on 28 August to create the Paralympic Flame, before a 24-hour Torch Relay to transport the Flame to the Olympic Stadium. A Paralympic Flame will be lit in Edinburgh on the morning of 26 August. Once the Flame has been lit, it will visit local community groups, building up to an evening Flame Festival in the city with lots of activities and entertainment. Glasgow will also host a Paralympic Flame celebration in the afternoon of 26 August at Tramway. This family day will be open to the public but will be specifically marketed towards young people with disabilities and their friends and families. Using the unique spaces within the building and the adjacent Hidden Gardens, the event will include participative arts and sports activities, dance and music performances and a special celebratory moment when the Flame is officially welcomed to Glasgow. The day will celebrate achievements and inspire others to realise what they can achieve, responding to the Paralympic theme of ‘the spirit of human endeavour – making everyone believe that anyone can do anything’. 12-4pm, 26 August Tramway, Glasgow 26 August evening Flame Festival, Inverleith Park, Edinburgh www.london2012.com/paralympic-torch-relay

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CitizenRelay A participatory media project amplifying London 2012 Cultural Olympiad activity taking place across Scotland. Led by the University of West Scotland Skillset Media Academy, CitizenRelay engages individuals and groups across the length and breadth of Scotland to generate multimedia content, present it online and share alternative stories about London 2012. CitizenRelay will provide a space for the oral and visual recording of Scotland’s citizens’ views on the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. CitizenRelay is the Scottish hub for the UK-wide #media2012 network. 8-14 June

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www.citizenrelay.net www.uwsmediaacademy.com www.media2012.org.uk


New Music 20x12 New Music 20x12 is a UK-wide commissioning programme initiated by Jillian Barker and David Cohen, and delivered by PRS for Music Foundation in partnership with the BBC, London 2012 and NMC Recordings. Twenty new pieces of music, each 12 minutes in length, are inspired by the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and have been written to celebrate the talent and imagination of the UK’s musical community. Each piece will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3, and will be available to purchase from NMC Recordings. Four Scottish composers’ works are among the programme of 20 new pieces selected by a panel of judges. Two other works from the New Music 20x12 programme will also be performed in Scotland: Sheema Mukherjee’s piece Bending the Dark performed by the Imagined Village at ABC Glasgow O2 Academy on 26 May, and Richard Causton’s Twenty-Seven Heavens will be played by the European Union Youth Orchestra as part of the Edinburgh International Festival at the Usher Hall on 23 August. www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Partnerships/FlagshipProgrammes/New-Music-20x12

Southbank Centre Showcase All 20 commissions will be presented at the Southbank Centre, London, in a weekend dedicated to music and composition in the UK, from 13–15 July 2012 as part of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World. The weekend will feature talks and composing workshops alongside performances of the 20 new musical works.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

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13-15 July Southbank Centre, London


TAT-1 Aidan O’Rourke, commissioned by An Tobar Fiddler and composer Aidan O’Rourke and An Tobar, The Tobermory Arts Centre, have created TAT-1, a piece inspired by the first transatlantic telephone cable which ran from Aidan’s hometown of Oban to Newfoundland. As the Olympic Games bring the world closer together, the cable had the same purpose, and for many years carried the ‘hotline’ between Washington and Moscow. 8 June An Tobar, Tobermory 14 July Southbank Centre, London 31 August Woodend Barn, Banchory 1 September Corran Halls, Oban www.antobar.co.uk www.aidanorourke.net

Technophonia Oliver Searle, commissioned by Drake Music Scotland Technophonia will bring together cutting-edge music interfaces used by Drake Music Scotland, the nation’s leading arts organisation providing music-making opportunities for people with disabilities. Oliver Searle’s music inspires young musicians to combine their individual talents to achieve a unique team performance, challenging how the audience defines musical instruments and performing musicians.

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13-15 July Southbank Centre, London 15 June Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh 22 June Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow www.drakemusicscotland.org


HandsFree Anna Meredith, commissioned by the National Youth Orchestra The National Youth Orchestra has worked with composer Anna Meredith on a piece that enables its young musicians, from all over Britain, to share their musicianship and creative inventiveness without their instruments – through clapping, body percussion and beatboxing. 13-15 July Southbank Centre, London www.annameredith.com www.nyo.org.uk

Spinal Chords Sally Beamish, commissioned by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Spinal Chords is a new piece of music set to a text written by Melanie Reid, a columnist for The Times who broke her neck and back following a horse-riding accident in 2010. The piece reflects the positive spirit of Melanie and the many other people, including Paralympians, who display such a lifeaffirming attitude in the face of adversity. 13-15 July Southbank Centre, London www.sallybeamish.com www.oae.co.uk

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Imagine: The extraordinary story of contemporary art in Glasgow To coincide with the BBC’s broadcast of Imagine: The Extraordinary Story of Contemporary Art in Glasgow, BBC Scotland, in partnership with Creative Scotland, brings the programme to life with an exhibition of selected works and supporting events at BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay HQ. The last three Turner Prize winners have all hailed from, been educated or based in Glasgow and just under a third of all Turner Prize nominees have studied at Glasgow School of Art. Imagine explores the largely untold account of a generation of artists who have placed Glasgow firmly on the international art map. Presented by Alan Yentob, among the artists Imagine encounters are 2011 Turner Prize winner Martin Boyce, as well as previous winners Douglas Gordon, Simon Starling and Richard Wright to tell the story of a city now as famed for its contemporary art as it was for its shipbuilding. Early July Imagine, BBC One Exhibition and events 8 June – 16 July BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow Further details regarding the exhibition will be announced nearer the time via www.bbc.co.uk/Scotland

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www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007ght1 www.bbc.co.uk/scotland


Hansel of Film Hansel of Film is a cinematic journey like no other – a relay of screenings of short films made by the public in various parts of the UK, kicked off in Shetland on 10 June by the arrival of the Olympic Flame in the isles as it reaches its most northerly point. The various programmes of films will be relayed between participating venues by ‘runners’, creative and energetic individuals who will employ whatever means of transport they can devise to get the right films to the right venue on time. This will culminate in a marathon screening of over 100 short films at Shetland Arts’ annual film festival, Screenplay, between 6 and 9 September. Screenplay’s curators, acclaimed film critics Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams, will also be taking an active part in several of the Hansel of Film events around the UK including the Relay’s halfway point at Southampton’s Harbour Lights Cinema.

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10 June, 11.30am Garrison Theatre, Lerwick, Shetland 14 June, 8pm Screen Machine, Ullapool 16 June, 1pm University of the West of Scotland, Ayr 17 June, 7.45pm Isle of Whithorn Cinema, Isle of Whithorn 20 June, 7.30pm Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 24 June, 2.30pm The Maltings, Berwick-Upon-Tweed 28 June, 7.30pm The Mart Theatre, Skipton 5 July, 7.30pm Cambridge, venue tbc 8 July, 3pm Aldeburgh Cinema, Aldeburgh 9 July, 8.30pm Kino, Hawkhurst 12 July, 7.30pm Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury 15 July, 2pm Harbour Lights, Southampton 28 July, 7.30pm Dogbite Studio, Falmouth 30 July, 7.45pm Electric Picture House, Wotton-Under-Edge 31 July, 6pm Watershed, Bristol 2 August, 7.30pm The Scala, Prestatyn 4 August, 7pm Ucheldre, Holyhead 7 August, 7.30pm Black Box, Belfast 12 August, 6.30pm Filmhouse, Edinburgh 14 August, 7.30pm Woodend Barn, Banchory 17 August, 8pm Gable End, Hoy, Orkney 20 August, 7.30pm Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland


The Big Concert On midsummer night Gustavo Dudamel and The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela will perform a spectacular outdoor concert in the heart of Raploch, Stirling. The Big Concert features a full performance by the Venezuelan orchestra with a special guest appearance by Stirling’s very own Big Noise Orchestra. The outdoor performance marks the opening of the London 2012 Festival and is a unique celebration of social hope and artistic beauty. A spectacular outdoor concert venue and stage will be created, accommodating hundreds of musicians and thousands of spectators. Set against the backdrop of Stirling Castle, the site has sweeping views of the Ochil Hills and Wallace Monument. Laid out for mostly informal picnic attendance, the concert will be family-friendly, with tickets being exceptional value for money. The Big Concert is being staged by Sistema Scotland in association with Creative Scotland, EventScotland, Stirling Council, Year of Creative Scotland, London 2012 Festival and the Southbank Centre. 21 June Raploch, Stirling Gates open at 6.30pm Show starts at 7.45pm

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www.makeabignoise.org.uk/the-big-concert www.ticketweb.co.uk T: 08444 77 1000 www.hubtickets.co.uk T: 0131 473 2000 Tolbooth T: 01786 27 4000


Dance GB Scottish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales and English National Ballet are joining forces for the first time in a groundbreaking national celebration of dance inspired by London 2012 and the coming together of the British nations for Team GB. The world premiere of this unique collaboration takes place in Glasgow, before the tour continues to Cardiff and London. Dance GB will also feature the screening of a short film created as part of Dancing Parallel, a national project run by the three national companies, bringing young people together to create a unique performance combining ballet, contemporary dance and parkour. 19-23 June Theatre Royal, Glasgow 28-30 June Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff 4-8 July Old Royal Naval College, London page 27

www.dancegb.co.uk


Mikey and Addie, Imaginate Andy Manley, Rob Evans and macrobert Mikey is 10. A sunny boy. He lives alone with his mum. Mikey’s mum has a secret. It is not well kept. Everyone knows it. Everyone except for Mikey. Addie is a good girl. She doesn’t tell lies. Her father makes sure of that. Addie tells the truth. It’s what you have to do. Isn’t it? Mikey and Addie is a highly visual piece of storytelling that asks how you work out who you are when everything around you is changing. Mikey and Addie is commissioned by the London 2012 Festival and supported by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. Suitable for ages 9+ 22-23 June Lochgelly Centre 25 June Eden Court, Inverness 30 June Perth Theatre 1 July macrobert, Stirling 3 July Catstrand, New Galloway 5 July Hamilton Town House

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www.imaginate.org.uk www.andymanley.com www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk www.macrobert.org www.onfife.com www.eden-court.co.uk www.horsecross.co.uk/whats-on www.catstrand.com


London 2012 Festival Short Films The Swimmer (Lynne Ramsay) A Running Jump (Mike Leigh) What If? (Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini) The Odyssey (Asif Kapadia) The Edinburgh International Film Festival will host the world premiere of a suite of four short films commissioned for the London 2012 Festival, including Lynne Ramsay’s The Swimmer. The Swimmer is a poetic journey through the waterways and coastline of the British Isles as we follow a lone swimmer through lakes, rivers and coves. The journey is framed by a soundtrack of seminal British music from Delius to The La’s, combined with a sound tapestry of hydrophonic recordings and snippets of bankside conversations, providing a real feel for the diversity of landscape and people of Britain. A Running Jump by award-winning British film-maker Mike Leigh reflects on sport in everyday life – not to mention taxis and dodgy second-hand cars. What If? by Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini is a celebration of urban youth culture and London, showcasing some of the best of the UK’s freerunning, skateboarding, BMXing and in-line skating talent, and featuring urban art by Matthew Small. The Odyssey, directed by BAFTA-winner Asif Kapadia will explore the relationship between the British capital and the Olympic Games. All four films will receive their world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 24 June and their London premiere at the Hackney Picturehouse on 25 June, with a live simulcast to around 50 cinemas across the UK thanks to a partnership with Picturehouse cinemas. The films will also be screened on the BBC and Channel 4 during the London 2012 Festival period. The four films were commissioned by London 2012, BBC Film and Film Four for the London 2012 Festival with Creative Scotland co-commissioning The Swimmer. Edinburgh International Film Festival tickets will be on sale from Thursday 31 May. 24 June 2012 Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh 25 June 2012 Hackney Picturehouse, London page 29

Picturehouse Cinemas UK–wide see website for dates www.edfilmfest.org.uk www.picturehouses.co.uk


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Get Scotland Dancing will encourage more people to get active and participate in dance, bringing together professional and amateur dancers of all ages to dance in public spaces in our towns, villages and cities to create a celebration of dance across Scotland. In 2012 Get Scotland Dancing will be aligned with Big Dance, a London 2012 Festival project taking place across the UK. It will be the UK’s biggest ever celebration of dance and will include thousands of events in all sorts of locations and in all dance styles that will be open to absolutely anyone. There are hubs in each of the six cities that are instigating events, but we will reach every area of Scotland. Everyone is invited to join in and make dance part of their lives in 2012 and beyond. www.bigdance2012.com


Big Dance Aberdeen – Citymoves Big Dance Aberdeen will kick off with a celebration of local dance activity through a large showcase event at His Majesty’s Theatre on 5 July. The showcase will include performances from both professional and community groups from the North East, as well as special guest performers. The Big Dance Hunt on 7 and 8 July will take dance out of the studio and into the city. From Ballroom in the Bon Accord Centre, Salsa in St Nicolas to Tango at the Tunnels – dance will be taken out onto the streets and into the hidden corners of Aberdeen, for audiences to discover for themselves. 5-13 July www.citymoves.wordpress.com

Dundee Dance Partnership Dundee Dance Partnership is collaborating on two major projects: Dundee Dance Walk and the Flash Mob Project. Inspiring people to get dancing, flash mobs will be popping up at key events in the city, culminating in the The Art of The Pitch created by Smallpetitklein Dance Company. Dundee Dance Walk will take place on Saturday 14 July 2012 with a promenade performance animating a route between some of Dundee’s former and current dance venues. 14 July www.dundeedancepartnership.com

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Edinburgh – Dance Base The Big Dance celebrations in Edinburgh are on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July. Dance Base is thinking big and inviting dance groups, schools and societies to perform, teach and demonstrate in themed stages throughout the city centre. At night an outdoor dance-along movie, a breakdance battle and a world-record attempt for the biggest Tea Dance will bring people into the city to celebrate dance in its many forms. 30 June – 1 July Edinburgh 18 May Big Dance Schools Pledge Performance Find out more and get involved at www.dancebase.co.uk/bigdance

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www.macrobert.org/letsdance


Glasgow – Dance House Dance House will be flying the flag for dance activity in the Greater Glasgow area. Specific Get Scotland Dancing initiatives include: Dance Juke Box – public spaces such as shopping centres and streets host a unique blend of performance and participation opportunities for all. 12 March at Glasgow Central Station, 29 July at Merchant City Festival, and in various transport hubs as part of The Last Mile. Dance House Community Company – new choreography by Rosina Bonsu to The Making Music Overture by Orlando Gough, performed live by Helensburgh Orchestral Society. 28 July as part of Merchant City Festival. Bus Stop – connecting marginalised groups of young people throughout the City, animating outdoor public spaces and playing with their urban landscapes, in partnership with Visible Fictions. April-December. www.dancehouse.org

Inverness – Eden Court Theatre Flashmob Relay, 23 April – 9 June. Groups across the Highlands will learn a piece of choreography to perform, film and up-load to create an on-line relay. On 9 June, when the Olympic Torch is in Inverness, groups will perform the Flashmob along the route. Breakin’ Convention, 22 May. Coming to Inverness for the first time this year. Salsa Street Parties, 6-8 July. A series of outdoor events in Inverness, Portree and Aviemore offering taster classes and performances in Latin American and Street dance styles. The Big Screen Big Dance, 9-14 July. A week of dance classes for all ages based on famous pieces of choreography from the movies. Hit Squad, Autumn. Groups will learn a piece of commissioned choreography which they will perform to another group in their community. page 33

www.eden-court.co.uk


Scotland, Our Scotland by Scottish Opera An opera written specially for children, Scotland, our Scotland has already been a hit in schools across Scotland. In July 2012 it will be performed by 500 children in five schools in London, over 10 days. 9-13 July www.scottishopera.org.uk

Chariots of Fire Taking place around the UK will be 12 Gala screenings of the re-mastered film Chariots of Fire, based on the true story of Olympic athletes Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams.

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Sun Rings at Riverside Sun Rings is the climax of an evening of music and installations inspired by Glasgow’s spectacular Riverside Museum. Music and science are brought together for one special night to explore this story from the steam age to the space age. International artists, headed up by Scanner, and young musicians from across Scotland, create musical and sound responses to the Riverside Museum, taking inspiration from individual displays to create a soundtrack to the museum’s collection as you walk around. The Kronos Quartet present the grand finale of Sun Rings, performed outdoors with film projected on an immense screen. The performance features awe-inspiring footage including images of solar flares, close-ups of the planets and, most extraordinarily, the sound of space. Sun Rings at Riverside is produced in partnership with Glasgow Life. 15 July 7.30-11pm Riverside Museum, Glasgow www.glasgowconcerthalls.com

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Peace Camp: A celebration of our coastline and our great poetic heritage The Isle of Lewis and Fort Fiddes in Aberdeenshire are two of the locations chosen by renowned director Deborah Warner and actor Fiona Shaw for Peace Camp, the most romantic project in the Cultural Olympiad. From dusk to dawn, visitors will be able to walk through glowing encampments in some of the UK’s most extraordinary and remote places, and listen to a soundscape made up of voices murmuring the love poetry of our islands. You are invited to take part by nominating or uploading a reading of your favourite love poem, or by signing up as a volunteer. Created by Deborah Warner in collaboration with Fiona Shaw. Soundscape by Mel Mercier. Sound design by John Del’ Nero. An Artichoke project. Peace Camp is co-commissioned by London 2012 Festival and Derry-Londonderry City of Culture. 19-22 July from dusk til dawn Valtos, Uig, Isle of Lewis 19-22 July from dusk til dawn Fort Fiddes, Cullykhan Bay, Aberdeenshire Peace Camp is suitable for all, but please note that the installations are in the open air and at remote and fragile sites. Access may be difficult for those with mobility issues – advice will be posted on the project website nearer the time. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

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www.peacecamp2012.com


Forest Pitch Art and Sport come together for a remarkable event. On a single day this summer, 21 July 2012, two amateur football matches will take place in a Scottish forest. Forest Pitch by Craig Coulthard is a celebration of art and sport that revives the original spirit of the modern Olympic Games. Hidden deep within a forest, Coulthard has created a full size football pitch reminiscent of one he played on as a youngster. Spruce trees felled to make space for the pitch have been used to create goalposts, benches and a changing room, with the corner flags and colourful team strips designed by Scottish school children. Four teams of players (two men’s and two women’s), all of whom have taken British citizenship since 2000 or have Leave to Remain and live in Scotland, will take to the field for this special event watched by over 1,000 spectators and followed online via a live internet broadcast. After Match Day, the pitch will be planted with native trees where the pitch markings once were, creating an evolving, living sculpture which holds memories/carries traces of this remarkable event. The site will be freely accessible to the public for up to 60 years. Forest Pitch is an Artists taking the Lead commission supported by Creative Scotland in partnership with the Arts Council of England. Take Part! If you have been granted British citizenship or leave to remain since the year 2000 and live in Scotland you could be one of the players on 21 July! Please visit the Forest Pitch website for full details. 21 July Clarilawmuir, near Selkirk, Scottish Borders Tickets will be available from 6 June, online via www.forestpitch.org or by phoning 01665 83375

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Merchant City Festival – Last Mile In addition to the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad, Glasgow is also celebrating its status as an Olympic Games Host City with Hampden Park hosting 8 football matches during the Games. This year’s Merchant City Festival will deliver site specific work linked to city centre transport hubs and routes around the stadium. The Merchant City will operate as a site for Olympic ticket holders to come and experience live entertainment before or after the matches, encouraging increased visits to the Festival. Last Mile is a London 2012 initiative which asks Olympic host cities to signpost and orientate ticket holders from transport hubs to sporting venues – the ‘last mile’ around the stadium.

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25 July – 3 August Glasgow Merchant City and transport hubs www.merchantcityfestival.com


Conflux Surge Festival Scotland’s festival of street arts, physical theatre and circus returns, taking over Glasgow with a raft of new work from Scottish and international companies and artists. As well as events at some of the city’s top venues, the festival spills onto the streets of Glasgow, taking in some unusual and unexpected locations and illuminating the city over one packed week. There will also be a range of workshops, masterclasses and residencies for beginners, emergent artists and professionals. Surge Festival is presented by Conflux, an Arches project which aims to develop and promote a thriving community of artists and educators working in the fields of street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland through a year-round programme of masterclasses, residencies and creative learning opportunities. Conflux is part of The Scottish Project, which is supported by Legacy Trust UK and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. 23-29 July Glasgow City Centre and Merchant City 23-29 July The Arches, Glasgow 23-29 July The Briggait, Glasgow www.conflux.co.uk www.merchantcityfestival.com

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All the Bells Friday 27 July 2012 will be no ordinary morning. At 8am people all across the UK will ring bells to perform Martin Creed’s Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes, a piece specially commissioned by the London 2012 Festival. Hand bells, door bells, bicycle bells, church bells, sleigh bells, cow bells, school bells, last-orders bells, dinner bells – where there is a bell, we need someone to ring it! In Edinburgh, the Fruitmarket Gallery will stage an All the Bells event, on the historic Scotsman Steps – the site of Martin Creed’s Work No. 1059. Bring your bell along to the Fruitmarket Gallery from 7.30am before crossing the road to the Scotsman Steps, where participants will be able to choose their step and prepare to ring their bell as part of this nationwide celebration. 27 July from 7.30am Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh 27 July 8am UK-wide

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www.allthebells.com www.fruitmarket.co.uk


Edinburgh’s Festivals Edinburgh’s Festivals are a major player in the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad. When the world’s elite and emerging sporting talent gather in London in August and September, the elite and emerging artistic talent gather in Edinburgh for the world’s greatest artistic event. Each year, Edinburgh’s Festivals attract more than 4 million attendees, across 40,000 performances in over 300 venues, involving more than 25,000 artists. In a powerful reflection of the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth ideals – internationalism, excellence and the nurturing of talent – Edinburgh’s Festivals have developed an ambitious artistic programme that is produced across the Festivals and sits alongside and at the heart of the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad. During the summer period seven Festivals coincide and the city’s population doubles as people flock to Edinburgh. Partnerships with Imaginate and Edinburgh International Film Festival are listed on pages 28, 52 and 29. Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival and Edinburgh Mela all have London 2012 Festival commissions and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe play a part in the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival. Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival will also present work as part of the Cultural Olympiad. www.festivalsedinburgh.com

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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival The Festival Carnival is a free event to mark the start of the summer Edinburgh Festivals season, featuring Scottish and international performers playing outdoors in Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens. 22 July Princes Street and Gardens, Edinburgh Scottish-International Jazz Collaborations is a project bringing musicians from Brazil, India, Canada, Korea and many European countries together with leading Scottish jazz musicians to produce a creative hothouse with a huge range of concerts programmed. Included in this will be a major Brazilian-Scottish samba-fest, as well as workshops, residencies, performances and free outdoor shows. 20-29 July Venues throughout Edinburgh Directed by the world-renowned saxophonist Joe Temperley, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival’s World Jazz Orchestra will have a musician of a different nationality in every chair, coming together for a very special concert on 28 July, featuring a rare performance of the Duke Ellington classic ‘Black, Brown and Beige’. 28 July Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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www.edinburghjazzfestival.com


Edinburgh Art Festival Promenade Commissions Walking is an essential part of the Edinburgh Festivals experience, and particularly integral to the Edinburgh Art Festival, with its multiple venues across the city centre. For 2012 there will be a series of newly commissioned publicly sited artworks distributed through the central New Town. The programme will encourage visitors to look at the city and its architecture anew, presenting alternative views of Edinburgh. These new commissions represent work by a range of Scottish practitioners, from established practitioners exhibiting internationally through to the best emerging talent. As part of the London 2012 Festival, Susan Phillipsz’ new work Timeline retraces an historic, but now invisible line through Edinburgh’s city centre. Inspired by the single span electric cable which once connected the one o’clock gun, the artist will place a series of short sound installations exploring themes of sound and distance. In addition the Promenade Programme also features Andrew Miller’s pavilion in St. Andrew’s Square and Rose Street will host a series of projects by early career artists including Kevin Harman and Anthony Schrag. 2 August – 2 Sep 2012 page 43

www.edinburghartfestival.com


Tall Tales From The Riverbank A Comedy Relay on a narrow boat, follow a group of comics and their guests as they embark from London on a watery adventure…… Destination the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! During the journey, impromptu pop-up comedy gigs are performed to dedicated crowds in various secret inland locations, and along the river bank from the roof of the boat. Publicised by social media, the gigs and activities on the boat can also be accessed via web, mobile and interactive digital platforms. On arriving in Edinburgh at the world’s largest Arts Festival, as a comedy broadcast platform, the boat acts as a virtual gateway making the Festival accessible worldwide. Tall Tales From The River Bank is produced by Pleasance Theatre Trust in partnership with Inclusive Digital and Dabster Productions. Set sail after 21 June London – venue to be confirmed. 8 secret locations along the way 3-27 August Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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www.pleasance.co.uk


Edinburgh International Festival When a new generation of sportsmen and sportswomen are competing for glory in London, Edinburgh’s International Festival will host one of the greatest and most diverse annual celebrations of culture held anywhere in the world. The Festival’s programme of world-class dance, theatre, music and opera will bring the very best artists and companies from around the globe to Edinburgh in August. For further details about the full Edinburgh International Festival 2012 programme, and to book tickets, please visit www.eif.co.uk 9 August – 2 September

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Royal Highland Centre As part of the London 2012 Festival, The Lowland Hall at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, will be transformed into a theatre space hosting three vastly different shows impossible to present in conventional theatres

2008: Macbeth Directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, this spectacular adaptation is set in a contemporary and brutal Middle Eastern conflict, transforming Shakespeare’s web of politics into highly physical filmic theatre. Part of the World Shakespeare Festival. 11-13 & 15–18 August

Meine faire Dame – ein Sprachlabor Christoph Marthaler’s delightfully witty Meine faire Dame (very loosely based on My Fair Lady) is set in a language laboratory where its characters attempt to learn English from a very eccentric professor – with a secret to hide. 14-15 & 17-19 August

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In a dance hall in the spring before the First World War, a socialist visionary is shooting a silent film adapted from a Jules Verne adventure, using cooks and waiters as his cast. Ariane Mnouchkine’s huge work will transform the Lowland Hall into a spectacular world of the imagination and fantasy. 23-25 & 27-28 August


Gulliver’s Travels Celebrated director Silviu Purcarete returns to Edinburgh with a world premiere of his version of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. With an original score by Irish composer Shaun Davey, Purcarete’s production explores cultural and social aspects of contemporary society. 17-20 August King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It) Acclaimed director Dmitry Krymov’s take on Shakespeare’s most magical of comedies will be unlike any Dream you have seen before. Part of the World Shakespeare Festival. 24-26 August King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

The Rape of Lucrece Shakespeare’s tragic poem The Rape of Lucrece, is both beautiful and violent. In this compelling and provocative performance by the internationally acclaimed singer Camille O’Sullivan the poem’s exquisite tragedy is fully revealed. Part of the World Shakespeare Festival. 22-26 August Royal Lyceum Theatre

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This August Edinburgh’s Arthur’s Seat is the stage for a remarkable fusion of public art and sporting endeavour. The iconic mountain is brought to life in a mass choreographed act of walking and endurance running, as part of Edinburgh International Festival and London 2012 Festival. A mesmerising visual display unfolds each night on the ascent to the summit as hundreds of runners wearing specially designed light suits take to the intricate path networks below. As a member of the walking audience you become part of the work, carrying portable light sources set against the dark features of the hill. The wider Speed of Light programme extends to seven of Edinburgh’s other festivals throughout 2012, through events, discussions, lectures and blogs. One of only four national projects commissioned by the Legacy Trust UK’s Community Celebrations programme, Speed of Light aims to build a lasting legacy from the UK’s hosting of the Games. The project will also explore the physical and emotional aspects to endurance running, testing the physical limits of the human body and the extent to which the power of the mind can overcome physical suffering. Speed of Light is supported by Legacy Trust UK, Creative Scotland, Dunard Fund, EventScotland and Paths for All. Product sponsor GDS.

9-12, 15-19, 22-27, 29-31 August & 1 September Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh www.speedoflight 2012.org.uk www.hubtickets.co.uk


The Edinburgh Festival Fringe World Fringe Congress The inaugural World Fringe Congress will bring together Fringe directors and organisers from across the globe. Taking place during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 16-20 August, the Congress will inform and inspire the Fringe community worldwide and create a legacy of lasting networks to foster international collaboration. 16-20 August www.worldfringe.com www.edfringe.com

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Edinburgh International Book Festival 11-27 August

Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference 2012-2013 Half a century ago Edinburgh hosted a Writers’ Conference that was so influential, it helped bring about the explosion of literary festivals as we know them today. Norman Mailer, Rosamond Lehmann and William S Burroughs were among the international authors who locked horns with celebrated Scottish writers in August 1962. The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference 2012-2013, presented by the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the British Council, is inviting fifty authors from across the globe to return to the themes of 1962. Conference delegates will debate in front of a public audience the same topics that almost brought writers to blows back in 1962. However, new technology will enable the conference to become a genuinely worldwide discussion, with live online broadcasts and ongoing conference meetings across the planet over the next twelve months. The Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference will build the most complete picture of writing and its relationship to modern life ever attempted. Supported by The Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, Creative Scotland, EventScotland and the City of Edinburgh Council Dates will be announced on 21 June, Edinburgh

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www.edbookfest.co.uk


Edinburgh Mela Red Baraat Tour Asian Arts Agency present the seriously hot, larger-than-life, Brooklyn based dhol ‘n’ brass band Red Baraat from New York City for their debut UK tour. The nine piece band fuse the infectious North Indian rhythms of bhangra with funk, jazz, Latin and go-go and their sound is big, brassy and full of energy. 2 September Leith Links, Edinburgh www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk www.redbaraat.com www.asianartsagency.co.uk/redbaraat

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Scota-land, Imaginate Andy Cannon and Mull Theatre For more than one hundred years the beautiful ‘Crown of Destiny’ has held pride of place in the fictional Isle of Mikle’s ‘Scota-land’ museum, shrouded in controversy from the day the museum opened. Is it really the actual crown worn by ancient Egyptian princess Scota, on the day of her wedding to Prince Gathelus of Greece, the legendary patriarch of the Scottish nation? Or is it just a fake, a medieval fancy cherished by the romantic Victorians? With very plausible evidence to support both sides of the ‘Destiny’ debate, the controversy surrounding the crown’s authenticity has remained no more than an academic exercise for as long as anyone can remember. A stalemate not helped by the fact that no-one has been allowed to remove the crown from its plinth and examine it since June 1746 – more than 250 years ago! That is, until now . . . Scota-land is commissioned by the London 2012 Festival and supported by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. Suitable for ages 9+ 27 August – 7 September 10 performances in schools across Scotland

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www.imaginate.org.uk


The Barrowlands Project Over the final weekend of the London 2012 Festival the Michael Clark Dance Company will create a landmark dance event for Glasgow. The Barrowlands Project will mark the change in focus to Scotland and Glasgow 2014. Taking over the celebrated Glasgow Barrowlands, now a revered music venue and with a history as Glasgow’s premier dance hall, this performance project is specially created by Michael Clark, the iconic Scottish dancer, choreographer and artist. The Barrowlands Project invites local people to become performers in the choreography alongside the company dancers, accentuating the communal dance experience. The Barrowlands Project is supported by Creative Scotland and produced in partnership with Glasgow Life and Dance House Glasgow. For more information about getting involved in The Barrowlands Project visit www.dancehouse.org or contact 0141 552 2442 Aimed at audiences aged 14+ 8 September, 8pm 9 September, 3pm & 8pm Glasgow Barrowlands Tickets will go on sale in June. For more information on booking visit www.glasgowlife.org.uk/arts The Barrowlands Ballroom is accessed by stairs. Alternative arrangements will be in place for audience members to experience the project who will be unable to access the Ballroom. www.michaelclarkcompany.com www.dancehouse.org

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Bandstand Marathon Part of the biggest closing event for London 2012, the Bandstand Marathon will see over 500 events in bandstands and other open spaces happening across the UK. Taking place on 9 September 2012 from 1pm, this will be the largest Bandstand Marathon to date, a truly national event linking local communities to London 2012. For details of what is happening near you, please visit the Bandstand Marathon website. 9 September UK-wide

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www.bandstandmarathon.org.uk


Curious Curious is an innovative project that aims to celebrate the diverse populations of Glasgow, ahead of London 2012 and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The project includes a community-led exhibition, adult learning programme, schools programme and a conference. The Curious exhibition features objects chosen by a wide range of groups and individuals from across the city. Following over 1,000 conversations about objects in Glasgow’s collections, the exhibition tells some of those stories through AV, text and artistic responses. The learning programme focuses on Cultural Awareness and strategies for intercultural dialogue. Participants use museum objects to actively explore concepts of identity and culture, and discover methods to engage in intercultural dialogue. Curious is part of The Scottish Project which is supported by Legacy Trust UK and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Exhibition and learning programme: Until September 2012 St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow Conference dates are still to be confirmed. Please visit the Curious website for updates. www.glasgowmuseums.com/curious www.curiousglasgow.wordpress.com

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Looking towards Glasgow 2014

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In addition to the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad programmes, Scotland can also look forward to an exciting cultural programme to celebrate Glasgow 2014. Glasgow and Scotland are preparing to deliver a Commonwealth Games that celebrates sport and athleticism, regenerates the east end of Glasgow, improves sporting and transport infrastructure across the city, and creates a vibrant and revitalising cultural programme and legacy that reaches across Scotland. Glasgow 2014 is part of Glasgow’s ongoing journey of reinforcing the city’s belief in itself, its potential and its image as a creative and contemporary city. Coupled with Scotland’s cultural maturity and identity, we will make a strong and confident cultural and creative statement to the world during the summer of 2014.


Scotland Can Make It! An ambitious project to commission six unique souvenirs inspired by Glasgow 2014. Offering an alternative to the common notion of mass-produced and branded merchandise, the souvenirs, designed and manufactured entirely in Scotland, include ceramic jelly moulds and tableware, travel blankets, politicised tenement-shaped jewellery, sports scarves, a musical iPhone app, and medals made from Tunnock’s teacakes. The six designs will be exhibited at the People’s Palace in Glasgow in September 2012. A specially commissioned film will tour to venues across Scotland and a programme of public events in Glasgow and beyond – including discussions, musical performances and tours – will further develop ideas presented within the souvenirs. Beyond 2012 the six prototypes will be put into production for distribution and sale leading up to and coinciding with cultural activities planned for the Commonwealth Games in 2014. Scotland Can Make It! is curated and produced by Panel with souvenirs created by: • Atelier EB and Marc Camille Chaimowicz with Begg Scotland and McRostie of Glasgow • Claire Duffy with Tunnock’s • FOUND with Chemikal Undergroud • Neil McGuire and Marianne Anderson with Carlton Casting • Angharad McLaren and Emlyn Firth with Johnstons of Elgin • Katy West with Highland Stoneware and Rogano 7 Sept 2012 – 13 Jan 2013 Exhibition – People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow 7 Sept 2012 – 13 Jan 2013 Events Programme details to be announced www.scotlandcanmakeit.com

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Creative Futures: Commonwealth Writers at Cove Park This summer Cove Park will welcome the following writers from across Africa: Syl Cheney Coker (Sierra Leone); Mariama Kahn (The Gambia); Brian Chikwava (Zimbabwe); Ellen Banda Aaku (Zambia) to take part in a series of residencies. Creative Futures is an ambitious 3-year programme of residencies and related activities designed to promote the professional development, vision, connectivity and ambitions of Scotland’s creative practitioners and organisations.

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www.covepark.org/residencies www.creativescotland.com/investment/creative-futures


Culture Kitchen Over the next three years the award-winning Hidden Gardens is developing an innovative participatory programme of local and international exchange in the lead up to Glasgow 2014, involving the sharing of seeds, recipes, stories, artwork, and ideas about how to make our global food system more sustainable. This year for the Merchant City Festival in Glasgow, Culture Kitchen has commissioned artists to collaborate with community participants to create a series of pop-up food performances and events. These will range from a unique four course meal based on family recipes, to a food exchange market for growers from across the city to barter and swap their produce. In August we will embark upon the Culture Kitchen Relay – a two week trip around community gardens in Scotland exploring the local ingredients and regional dishes that make up our food culture. 25-29 July Glasgow, Merchant City page 59

www.thehiddengardens.org.uk www.merchantcityfestival.com


Ceilidh-amba

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Looking towards Glasgow 2014 and beyond, Ceilidh-amba will explore opportunities for cultural exchange between the town of Huntly and the electronic samba group Sambasupercollider from Rio de Janeiro. Managed by Deveron Arts in Huntly, the project will look at the structures of the Rio de Janeiro Samba school carnival parades, and look at how to apply these to North-East Scotland whilst remaining rooted in local cultural and parading traditions. The project will also look at developing a North East of Scotland Samba school, creating a new space for socialising and community exchange, a bond between the many cultures that make up the rural population today. This will be experimented through a series of seasonal events ranging from the Jubilee celebrations through to Samhain. www.deveron-arts.com


VeloCity: Art for a Changing City VeloCity: Art for a Changing City was initiated by Creative Scotland in 2009 in partnership with Glasgow Life, Glasgow City Council and Clyde Gateway – it is a major collective and cultural response to the impact of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on the city and its communities. Its focus is the routes between the sporting clusters of Glasgow 2014, located in the east, west and south of the city. VeloCity is a defining moment in the evolving cultural and physical landscape of Glasgow. It provides a strong and coherent framework for delivering one of the largest and most ambitious programmes of art in the public domain that Scotland has experienced. Uniquely, this proposed programme is underpinned by a genuine commitment to ensuring that Glasgow 2014 is used to better understand the fabric of the city and the many ways that it is experienced and traversed by residents and visitors. Velocity aims to celebrate both distinctive communities and the connections between and across neighbourhoods. For the VeloCity: Art for a Changing City operational plan please visit: www.creativescotland.com www.glasgowlife.org.uk www.clydegateway.com www.glasgow.gov.uk

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Diary

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Date Until 9 September 20 Apr – 7 May 20 Apr – 18 May 23 Apr – 14 Jul 1-2 May 12 May 12-20 May 14 May 16 May 18 May 19 May 21 May 22 May 24 May 25 May 25 May 25 May – 7 Jul 26 May 26 May 27 May 8 Jun 8 – 14 Jun 8 Jun – 16 Jul 9 Jun – 6 Oct 10 Jun 14 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 19-23 Jun 20 Jun 21 Jun 21-23 Jun 21-24 Jun

Event Poetry 2012: The Written World (p 6) Sacrilege (p 8) Human Race (p 7) Big Dance, Inverness (p 33) Snails & Ketchup (p 9) A Sporting Chance (p 15) Voluntary Arts Week (p 14) A Sporting Chance (p 15) A Sporting Chance (p 15) A Sporting Chance (p 15) A Sporting Chance (p 15) A Sporting Chance (p 15) A Sporting Chance (p 15) A Sporting Chance (p 15) A Sporting Chance (p 15) Going for Gold (p 16) Human Race (p 7) A Sporting Chance (p 15) Going for Gold (p 16) Going for Gold (p 16) TAT-1 (p 22) Olympic Torch Relay (p 18) Extraordinary Story of Contemporary Art in Glasgow (p 24) Masters and Champions (p 17) Hansel of Film (p 25) Hansel of Film (p 25) Technophonia (p 22) Hansel of Film (p 25) Hansel of Film (p 25) Skewered Snails (p 9) Dance GB (p 27) Hansel of Film (p 25) The Big Concert (p 26) Private Dancer (p 10) Sea Change: Na Fir Chlis (p 12)

Venue/Location BBC Radio Scotland Glasgow Green Aberdeen Inverness and Highlands Tron Theatre, Glasgow Ceilidh House, Arnisdale UK-wide Knoydart Village Hall, Inverie Mallaig & Morar Hall, Mallaig Aros Centre, Portree Lyth Arts Centre, by Wick Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit Cullen Town Hall, Cullen Finzean Hall, Banchory Midmar Hall, Midmar, Inverurie BBC Radio Scotland broadcast Inverness Grassic Gibbon Centre, Arbuthnott City Halls, Glasgow Holy Rude Church, Stirling An Tobar, Tobermory Scotland-wide BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow Moray Arts Centre, Findhorn Garrison Theatre, Lerwick Screen Machine, Ullapool Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh UWS, Ayr Isle of Whithorn Cinema Macrobert, Stirling Theatre Royal, Glasgow Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal Raploch, Stirling CCA, Glasgow An Tobar, Tobermory


Sea Change: Bird Yarns (p 13) Technophonia (p 22) Mikey and Addie (p 28) London 2012 Festival Shorts (p 29) Hansel of Film (p 25) London 2012 Festival Shorts (p 29) Mikey and Addie (p 28) Hansel of Film (p 25) Skewered Snails (p 9) Dance GB (p 27) Mikey and Addie (p 28) Big Dance, Edinburgh (p 32) Mikey and Addie (p 28) Mikey and Addie (p 28) Dance GB (p 27) Hansel of Film (p 25) Mikey and Addie (p 28) Big Dance, Aberdeen (p 31) Leaving Limbo Landing (p 10) Hansel of Film (p 25) Hansel of Film (p 25) Chariots of Fire (p 34) Hansel of Film (p 25) New Music 20x12 showcase (p 21) Big Dance, Dundee (p 31) Hansel of Film (p 25) Sun Rings at Riverside (p 35) Peace Camp (p 36) Peace Camp (p 36) Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (p 42) Forest Pitch (p 37) Human Race (p 7) Surge Festival (p 39) Skewered Snails (p 9) All the Bells (p 40) Hansel of Film (p 25) Leaving Limbo Landing (p 10) Hansel of Film (p 25)

31 Jul

Hansel of Film (p 25)

An Tobar, Tobermory RCS, Glasgow Lochgelly Centre, Lochgelly Filmhouse, Edinburgh The Maltings, Berwick-Upon-Tweed Hackney Picturehouse, London Eden Court, Inverness The Mart Theatre, Skipton Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Perth Theatre various venues, Edinburgh Macrobert, Stirling Catstrand, New Galloway Old Royal Naval College, London venue tbc, Cambridge Hamilton Town House various venues, Aberdeen London Fields, Hackney, London Aldeburgh Cinema, Aldeburgh Kino, Hawkhurst venues across the UK Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury Southbank Centre, London Dundee Harbour Lights, Southampton Riverside Museum, Glasgow Valtos, Uig, Isle of Lewis Cullykhan Bay, Aberdeenshire various venues Edinburgh Clarilawmuir, near Selkirk Edinburgh various venues, Glasgow Platform, Glasgow UK-wide Dogbite Studio, Falmouth Merchant City Festival, Glasgow Electric Picture House, Wotton-Under-Edge Watershed, Bristol

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21-24 Jun 22 Jun 22-23 Jun 24 Jun 24 Jun 25 Jun 25 Jun 28 Jun 28 Jun 28-30 Jun 30 Jun 30 Jun – 1 Jul 1 Jul 3 July 4-8 Jul 5 Jul 5 Jul 5 -13 Jul 7 Jul 8 Jul 9 Jul 10 Jul 12 Jul 13-15 Jul 14 Jul 15 Jul 15 Jul 19-22 Jul 19-22 Jul 20-29 Jul 21 Jul 21 Jul – 9 Sep 23-29 Jul 26-27 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 28-29 Jul 30 Jul


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2 Aug 2 Aug 2 Aug – 2 Sep 3 Aug – 16 Sep 4 Aug 7 Aug 7-28 Aug 9 Aug – 1 Sep 9 Aug – 2 Sep 11-18 Aug 12 Aug 14 Aug 14-19 Aug 16-20 Aug 16-20 Aug 17 Aug 17-20 Aug 11-27 Aug 20 Aug 22-26 Aug 23-28 Aug 24-25 Aug 24-26 Aug 26 Aug 26 Aug 31 Aug 31 Aug 1 Sep 2 Sep 6 Sep 7 Sep – 13 Jan 7-9 Sep 8 Sep 8-9 Sep 8-9 Sep 9 Sep 21 Sep – 10 Nov

Hansel of Film (p 25) Skewered Snails (p 9) Edinburgh Art Festival (p 43) Sea Change: Things Unseen (p 13) Hansel of Film (p 25) Hansel of Film (p 25) Sea Change: Ditty Boxes (p 12) NVA’s Speed of Light (p 48) Edinburgh International Festival (p 45) 2008: Macbeth (p 46) Hansel of Film (p 25) Hansel of Film (p 25) Meine Faire Dame (p 46) Leaving Limbo Landing (p 10) World Fringe Congress (p 49) Hansel of Film (p 25) Gulliver’s Travels (p 47) Edinburgh International Book Festival (p 50) Hansel of Film (p 25) The Rape of Lucrece (p 47) Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir (p 46) Ménage à Trois (p 11) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (p 47) Paralympic Flame celebration (p 19) Paralympic Flame Festival (p 19) Fusional Fragments (p 11) TAT-1 (p 22) TAT-1 (p 22) Red Baraat (p 51) Skewered Snails (p 9) Scotland Can Make It! (p 57) Private Dancer (p 10) Ménage à Trois (p 11) The Barrowlands Project (p 53) Leaving Limbo Landing (p 10) Bandstand Marathon (p 54) Human Race (p 7)

The Scala, Prestatyn Byre Theatre, St Andrews various venues, Edinburgh Bonhoga Gallery, Lerwick Ucheldre, Holyhead Black Box, Belfast Shetland Museum, Lerwick Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh various venues, Edinburgh Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh Woodend Barn, Banchory Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh St Andrew Square, Edinburgh Edinburgh Gable End, Hoy, Orkney King’s Theatre, Edinburgh Charlotte Square, Edinburgh Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh Tramway, Glasgow King’s Theatre, Edinburgh Tramway, Glasgow Inverleith Park, Edinburgh Southbank Centre, London Woodend Barn, Banchory Corran Halls, Oban Leith Links, Edinburgh Southbank Centre, London People’s Palace, Glasgow Southbank Centre, London Southbank Centre, London Barrowlands, Glasgow Southbank Centre, London UK-wide Dundee


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Cover: Lynne Ramsay’s The Swimmer (courtesy of BBC and Free Swimmer Ltd) Page 6: Scottish Poetry Library (photo: Chris Scott) Page 7: Prosthetic limb by Kellie of Dundee (courtesy of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) Page 8: Greenwich Observatory Page 9: Snails and Ketchup (photo: Ben Tan) Page 10 top: Private Dancer (photo: Brian Hartley) Page 11 top: Ménage a Trois (photo: Peter Dibdin) Page 11 bottom: Fusional Fragments (photo: Roswitha Chesher) Pages 12-13: Vatersay, Barra (photo: Alison Turnbull) Page 14: Voluntary Arts Week (photo: Olivia Gifford and Katie Crook) Page 15: A Sporting Chance (courtesy of Arts in Motion) Page 16: NYCoS National Boys Choir (photo: Drew Farrell) Page 17: Taranto Horse, c.350-300BC (courtesy of The British Museum) Pages 18-19: North Harris (photo: Francis Lopez) Page 21: New Music 20x12 (courtesy of PRS for Music Foundation) Page 22 top: Aidan O’Rourke (photo: Craig MacKay) Page 22 bottom: Oliver Searle (courtesy of PRS for Music Foundation) Page 23 top: Anna Meredith (courtesy of PRS for Music Foundation) Page 23 bottom: Sally Beamish (photo: Epicscotland) Page 24: BBC Pacific Quay (courtesy of BBC Scotland) Page 25: Hansel of Film (photo: Billy Fox) Page 26: Gustavo Dudamel (photo: Chris Christodoulou) Page 27: Dance GB (courtesy of Scottish Ballet) Page 28: Mikey and Addie (image: map.ref.ltd) Page 29: Lynne Ramsay’s The Swimmer (courtesy of BBC and Free Swimmer Ltd) Page 30: Scottish Dance Theatre’s Toby Fitzgibbons and Matthew Robinson at Morgan Academy, Dundee (photo: Nicole Guarino) Page 31 top: Culture Crush, Citymoves (photo: Colin Thom) Page 31 bottom: Scottish Dance Theatre’s Naomi Murray and Toby Fitzgibbons at Magdalen Yard Bandstand in Dundee (photo: Nicole Guarino) Page 32 top: Dance class, Dancebase (photo: Maria Falconer) Page 32 bottom: Performance at Go Dance, SDT Youth Dance Company, Citymoves Fusion and macrobert (photo: courtesy of macrobert)

Page 33 top: Dance House (photo: Andy Byars) Page 33 bottom: BodyCurrents, an Inspiring Communities project led by Eden Court Theatre (photo: Ewen Weatherspoon) Page 34: Scotland, Our Scotland! (photo: Peter Dibdin) Page 35: Riverside Museum (courtesy of Glasgow Museums) Page 36: Pennan, Aberdeenshire (photo: Jim Richardson) Page 37: Forest Pitch (image: Craig Coulthard) Pages 38-39: Surge Festival (courtesy of Conflux) Page 40: Martin Creed (photo: Chris Watt) Page 41: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (photo: Douglas Robertson) Page 43: Susan Phillipsz (photo: Eoghan McTigue) Page 44: image courtesy of the London Canal Museum Page 45: 2008: Macbeth (photo: Stefan Okoêwicz) Pages 46-47: Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir (Aurores) (photo: Michèle Laurent) Page 48: NVA’s Speed of Light (photo: Alan McAteer) Page 49: image courtesy of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Page 50: image courtesy of Edinburgh International Book Festival Page 51: Red Baraat (courtesy of Asian Arts Agency) Page 52: Scota-land (photo: Douglas Robertson and Angela Latham) Page 53: Glasgow Barrowland (photo: Gillian Hayes, Dapple Photography) Page 54: Bandstand Marathon (photo: Mark Adkins/ Oohlala Creative) Page 55: Curious (courtesy of Glasgow Museums) Page 56: Tunnock’s medals Design Sketch (image: Claire Duffy) Page 57: Johnstons of Elgin (courtesy of Johnstons of Elgin) Page 58: Cove Park (photo: Ruth Clark) Page 59: Culture Kitchen, Glasgow Harvest (photo: Neil Davidson) Page 60: Mestre Jonas and the Cubango Bateria (courtesy of Deveron Arts) Page 61: Map prepared by Collective Architecture. Reproduced from / based upon Ordnance Survey material with the permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, © Crown Copyright


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