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The Scottish Arts Club in Rutland Square takes a very active role in the Fringe – here is our top three of what they have to offer this month.

Edinburgh Festival Supper 2013 Saturday 3 August at 9pm

Two productions on the Fringe this year are being supported by Jim
Haynes: Broadway Enchanté is a homage to Broadway and has been playing in Paris to packed audiences for 10 months, and The Surrender: Direct from a sold-out run at the National Theatre of Spain comes Toni Bentley’s notorious, hilarious, erotic memoir.
Supper £10 (Combined supper and show tickets available)

Music on Mondays 5, 12, and 19 August
Performances at 6.30 and 8.30 pm—Come and go as you please.

The Scottish Arts Club will be open on three Monday evenings during the festival to provide a ‘salon’ atmosphere with musical entertainment. The Club’s very fine piano will be used to full effect as accompaniment to the singers and in a range of solo and duet piano pieces.

The artists engaged include the Stockbridge Piano Trio, pianists, Richard and Andy Jeffcoat, violinist Heather Kennedy and Juliet Montgomery and Aidan Edwards, two young singers in their final year at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Richard Jeffcoat will be in charge, and if anyone has any special request for works they would like to hear please let the Club know.

Donations will be requested to help defray musicians’ expenses.

Scottish Arts Club Fringe Award Party Sunday 25 August at 6pm

This will be the third presentation of our wonderful “Flying Artichoke” award, designed by Edinburgh artist Duncan Robertson, for the best, new Scottish drama performance on the Fringe. Like our Fringe Day, our award has created enormous interest with Fringe performers, and has attracted considerable attention in the Press and within the theatre community. Come and hear all about the short-listed plays from the Club’s panel of judges, and meet and talk with the performers over a glass of wine.

And while you are there you can have a look at the exhibitions of artworks displayed in the fine townhouse setting.

One of these is in the Studio Gallery — Drawings by Emilio Coia

Exhibition in the Studio for the Festival. The Emilio Coia exhibition was organised by Club member Kathy Crawford Hay whose friends have a collection of Coia’s drawings.

More information here on the club’s website and you can also find out about membership here.