Dance Fusion

Thistles and Sunflowers Dance Fusion New Commission as part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 linktr.ee/thistlesandsunflowers #ThistlesandSunflowers #YS2022  29 May 2022 | 7pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR With welcome notes by special guests, including H.E. Mr. Marin Raykov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Court of St. James’s Tickets … Continue reading Dance Fusion

Thistles and Sunflowers

Nectar for insects, seeds for birds and symbols for nations, Thistles and Sunflowers is a spotlight on stories and artists from Scotland and Bulgaria, including Yana Aleksandrova, Thomas Bak, Caroline Brockbank, Colin Garvin, Jenny Haslimeier, Stefan Ivanov, Maria Kassimova-Moisset, Jim Mackintosh, Ariana Stoyanova, Alexis Street and Theodore Ushev. Featured are also works by Bulgarian writers Marin Bodakov, Tsocho Boyadjiev, Silvia Choleva, Peter Chuhov, Krassimira Dzhisova, … Continue reading Thistles and Sunflowers

Forgotten Magic

The Forgotten Magic of Bulgaria New Commission as part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 #ThistlesandSunflowers  #YS2022  Festival at a glance: linktr.ee/thistlesandsunflowers Now touring as part of Dalkeith’s Mayfield Mini Festival   10 August 2022 at 11.45am | Lawfield Primary School, 26 Lawfield Rd, Mayfield, Dalkeith EH22 5BB Tickets for the entire festival are free but Eventbrite registration is required … Continue reading Forgotten Magic

Peace Cranes

Peace Cranes was a project about peace, people and planet exploring the twin existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate change. It was manifested through a series of contemporary art exhibitions and events across Edinburgh and online since 6 August 2020 until 3 September 2022. Through artist’s films, drama, photography, installations and poetry, we explored the humanitarian and environmental consequences posed by the Russia’s invasion … Continue reading Peace Cranes

Movement

Movement is a touring screen dance exhibition which paints a collective moving image portrait of the pioneering contemporary dance diva Margaret Morris (1891–1980) and her method of natural movement known as Margaret Morris Movement or MMM, still practised the world over today. This is an homage through six films by Scottish and international contemporary visual artists and filmmakers including Lewis Gourlay, Su Grierson, Brian Hartley, … Continue reading Movement

Pomegranates

Uncertainty Is the new certainty Displacement Is the new stability And language’s ability To comprehend Is starting to bend And crack. Ian McMillan @IMcMillan Over the past decades, uncertainty, displacement and border restrictions have become a concern for almost everyone – but especially for those, including traditional dance artists, who have migrated away from their countries and have adopted Scotland as their new home. There … Continue reading Pomegranates

Balkan Rhapsody

Balkan Rhapsody (Балканска рапсодия, Colibri, Sofia, 2018) is the debut novel by the Bulgarian-born author Maria Kassimova-Moisset currently being translated into English by Iliyana Nedkova and due to be published by the independent Scottish press Tippermuir Books, Perth with the support of Creative Scotland through the Bulgarian Cultural and Educational Centre Scotland. As a truly rhapsodic autofiction, this historical novel follows the internal and external … Continue reading Balkan Rhapsody

POLSKI

POLSKI is a curated Polish artists-in-residence programme in a publicly funded primary school in Edinburgh established in 2015 and aiming to ensure all pupils aged 3 to 12 years including those from Polish heritage, have an entitlement to quality cultural learning and meaningful access to contemporary visual and performing arts. The line-up of POLSKI artists featured since 2015, include Zu Dominiak, Joanna Lubonska, Dawid Gumula, … Continue reading POLSKI

Mare Tralla

Having discovered the work of the London-based Estonian artist, designer and activist Mare Tralla in 1996, it has been my curatorial privilege ever since to continue to explore, commission, present and champion Mare’s work through a series of residencies, exhibitions, festivals, publications, essays, interviews, features and talks. Iliyana Nedkova Currently, together with Heather Kiernan, I am co-curating a new Peace & Justice (Scotland) commission by … Continue reading Mare Tralla

CODE RED: Peter Kennard

PREVIEW 5 November 2021 Friday 6pm – 8pm. Free entry. Open to all. Registration required here EXHIBITION 6 – 26 November 2021 Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm. Free entry. Open to all. Donations welcome here The Out of the Blue Drill Hall 30 – 38 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG CODE RED is a print installation by one of Britain’s foremost political artists Peter … Continue reading CODE RED: Peter Kennard