AN EXHIBITION OF ART BY PRISONERS AT HMP EDINBURGH by David McGill There is no accompanying information to tell us what offence caused each of these eight artists to be locked up in Saughton, or how long is their particular sentence. We know nothing of their background or age. We only know they are male, and that they have varying degrees of artistic talent and, from the accompanying notes, no little sense of humour. Three of the eight works have links to the sea. One depicts the three favourite fish of the artist painted in such analytical detail as more »
Peoples Festival presents exhibition of paintings by city’s prisoners An exhibition of paintings by prisoners at HMP Edinburgh opens to the public next week. ‘Straight Outta Saughton’ presented by the Edinburgh People’s Festival, begins a two week run at the WHALE Arts Centre in Wester Hailes starting Monday [29th August]. The paintings have recently been on display inside the prison but Peoples Festival Director Colin Fox believes they deserve to be seen by a wider audience.
We are delighted to announce that the next three screenings of ‘Hamish’ the movie – about the life and legacy of the legendary Hamish Henderson – will be introduced by our guests, the retired architect and gaelic speaker David McGill, the founder of The Corries Bill Smith and actress Dolina McLennan. The Edinburgh People’s Festival is proud to have the exclusive rights to the film for this years festival. The show starts at 4pm on Saturdays [13th, 20th and 27th August] at the Edinburgh South YES Café in Liberton. An opportunity for Q&A’s follows the screening.
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