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Many Bulbs Make Bright Work

If you want a good display of bulbs next Spring, here are a few ideas.

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Instrinsically Optimistic, Comprehensively Exhilarating

I am never quite sure what to expect when I visit one of my favourite art galleries, The Open Eye in Edinburgh. Let me explain. The featured work currently  is that of the artist Ruth Nicol. I had thought the works would probably have a ‘delicate touch’. Not at all. Her paintings are all inspired by poets and very well-known artists like Sandy Moffat and Alan Riach. Many of them are big, bold exhilarating landscapes.

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Bondagers

“Redd up the stables, muck out the byre, plant the tatties, howk the tatties, clamp the tatties… Shear, stook, striddle, stack. Women’s work.”

The Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh presents Bondagers, By Sue Glover from 22nd October – 15th November 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Book Week What’s On?

With only weeks to go until Scotland’s annual national celebration of books and reading, communities across the country are gearing up for a week-long programme of events, activities and projects that will run from 24 to 30 November 2014.

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