Presented in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery in London, this is the first major retrospective of this highly influential artist’s photographic portraits and features over 100 works from his career, dating from 1916 to 1968. Demonstrating Man Ray’s central position in the Dada and Surrealist movements, the exhibition draws upon major international collections and includes portraits of the artist's lovers, friends and contemporaries: ranging from two of his most significant muses, Lee Miller and Kiki de Montparnasse, to fellow artists, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, and American author, Ernest Hemingway.
Venue: Church Hill Theatre: Studio
¡Bocón!, a fable, tells the story of Miguel who flees a repressive military regime in Central America for Los Angeles. An irrepressible big mouth or bocón, Miguel loses his voice when his parents are taken and begins a metaphorical journey. Along the way he meets up with La Llorona, the legendary Weeping Woman of Mexican and Central American mythology, finds his voice and the courage to cross the border to a new life. Miguel’s story is relevant to immigrant children from all parts of the world … and any child learning the many meanings of finding one’s own voice.
Vhukutiwa Gallery returns for its 11th exhibition of sculpture, presenting a haunting range of work, all with a remarkable tactile quality evoking a world part natural, part spirit-oriented from some of the finest sculptors in Zimbabwe.
Venue: Summerhall: The Street
YurtaKids! Best children’s and family theatre in a tent. Hop in and discover UnLeashed by ScarlattineTeatro (shortlisted Total Award and Pick of Fringe 2009)! A trip for little ones along waves of music-playing chains, simultaneously captivating and releasing, in a game of metamorphosis, discovery and enchantment. A sea travel exploring a world where chains, chainlets and laces draw circles, snakes and waves on the wood maintop. An adventure with no words, just light, sound and action. To enjoy together and reinvent everything again. A five-sense research on our link with the world and the others.
Venue: Venue 13: Venue 13
In his centenary year 2013, we celebrate this often overlooked Welsh Victorian scientist, who’s curiosity as to why there are so many different varieties of species, was ignited during his formative years in Usk and Neath, and would later find the answer to the mystery of all mysteries. His findings would compel Darwin to publish his seminal work On the Origin of Species. The play takes us through his life as a young boy growing up in Wales to embarking on epic adventures in the Amazon and Malay Archipelago, where he discovers the theory of evolution.
This interactive workshop focuses on useful lessons and tips for when writing plays for children and young people. It will include excerpts performed from a selection of award-winning plays from Trinity’s International Playwriting Competition. Find out more about writing and producing a winning play along with how to get published and possibly even win £1000! The International Playwriting Competition aims to encourage new writing for young performers and audiences around the world. A 2012 competition winner said ‘winning this competition has boosted my confidence and ambition to pursue a career in writing.’
Venue: Assembly George Square: Two
May 8th, 1938. Hitler visits Mussolini’s Italy. In a singular performance style two actors create a bittersweet human drama that unfolds against the political landscape of rising fascism. Inspired by Ettore Scola's 1977 Oscar-nominated film, this play explores a life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor. ‘Fast pace, crack timing, whimsical inventiveness’ (New York Times). ‘Genius! This sort of inventiveness is rarely seen in New York’ (TheaterMania.com). ‘Charming - worth celebrating’ **** (Time Out, New York, Critics Pick).
Venue: Charlotte Chapel: Main Hall
Read all about it! Word Alive is a free interactive exhibition about the Bible. Come and find out about the 66 books that tell one story - God’s purposes for all people. There is a daily cafe and bookshop and a programme of free (ticketed) events for children and adults. Opposite the Edinburgh International Book Festival at Venue 251. Investigate this global bestseller for yourself today! Further details: www.wordalive.org.uk.
An exploration of how witches and witchcraft have been depicted by artists over the past 500 years, including works by Dürer, Goya and Blake, alongside pieces by 20th-century artists such as Paula Rego and Kiki Smith. An investigation of extremes, Witches & Wicked Bodies explores the highly exaggerated ways in which witches have been represented, from hideous hags to beautiful seductresses. The show includes 16th and 17th-century prints and drawings that successfully spread fears about witches across Europe and modern works that challenge how these myths have contorted representations of women ever since.
Come to our family friendly workshop for 5-10 year olds just before the show where children can be introduced to the characters from the book and work on themed drama activities.