The Safari Lounge is an old-school pub turned funky real-ale bar who will be hosting special Colony of Artists events throughout the weekend, with live entertainment, and an artist inspired menu.
Daily from 12:00 to closing. 21 Cadzow Place (London Road)
The Singing Street, is the second and most well known of 4 films made by a group of teachers from Norton Park School in Abbeyhill under the name of "Norton Park Productions". The Singing Street was made in 1951 and depicts pupils playing street games, accompanied by traditional children's songs, at various locations in the city.
The other 3 films in the series are Happy Weekend (1951), The Grey Metropolis: A beautifully shot film showing the city through the thoughts and songs of R.L. Stevenson. (1952) and The Flower and the Straw: Based on Dickens' "Sketches by Boz" and George Cruikshank's etchings which illustrate the book. (1955).
We will be screening the Singing Street daily in the upstairs Lounge at The Artisan Bar on London Road, 12:00-6:00pm.
Runtime: 15 minutes and will play throughout the day
On request we will play The Grey Metropolis and Happy Weekend.
“Saving one dog won't change the world, but it will surely change the world of that one dog.” Staffie Smiles Rescue saves death row dogs and helps get them furever homes.
We are a charity run solely by volunteers. and over the festival weekend we will have dog treats, snuffle mats, cards and macramé leads! All items will be homemade and all proceeds will go directly to Staffie Smiles Rescue.
Details on dogs that are available to re-home will be available and normal adoption rules apply.
Daily 12:00 - 6pm, 26 Alva Place
Imagina Studio Photography is an independent photography studio that offers a range of photographic services. This year the studio will be hosting two artist exhibitions; photography as well as expressive painting.
We will be having special events and promotions throughout the weekend, including a 10% discount to all of the people that come to visit us during the Colony Of Artist 2018 weekend.
Daily 12:00 - 6pm, 3 Cadzow Place (London Road)
Citadel Books sells a wide range of new and quality secondhand books as well as artwork and Prints. The shop is run by author Alan Spence, the Edinburgh Makar who will give two readings of his work. Paintings by artist Rose Strang. Alan Spence is an award-winning writer. He is Professor Emeritus in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen where he founded the WORD Festival. Awards include Scottish Writer of the Year. In 2017 he was appointed Edinburgh Makar, or Poet Laureate for the City. The shop will be open all day.
Daily readings at 12.30, Citadel Books, 41 Montrose Terrace
Join choreographer-in-residence Eleanor Robertson and young dance artists from Primary 2 to 7 classes for a live performance interpreting Aileen Paterson’s stories through music and movement.
Sunday 23 September only 4:00pm-5:00pm.
Abbeyhill Primary School, Abbey Street