2014_04_24 CastleMONDAY 2  JUNE 2014

Anthony Penrose: Backstage at the Lee Miller Archives.  A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Lee Miller Archive, which houses more than 60,000 negatives and 20,000 prints of Miller’s work, plus manuscripts & ephemera.  The human and practical face of running one of the most internationally significant private collections of photography and fine art.  12.45-1.45pm, Hawthornden  Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery.  Free but ticketed: tickets available on the door (if not full) or in advance from the Information Desk, or by calling 0131 624 6200.

This week is your  last chance to see Edward Lear In Greece at the Scottish National Gallery, The Mound – ends 8th June 2014.

Tricolour: monthly night showcasing three different poetry and spoken word talents. This month enjoy a set of 50-word wonders from Stephen Barnaby and the first full performance of the Sleevenotes album from 65n by Graeme Hawley.  6.30pm, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge.  Free, book online or call 0131 623 3734.

Lunchtime Concert: Susanne Pemmerl, soprano.  12.15pm, St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile.  Free.

3 Harbours Festival ‘Art in Unusual Places‘ continues this week in Cockenzie, Port Seton & Prestonpans.  Art, crafts, events, music, food.  See website for details (NB certain venues only open at weekend.)  Ends Sunday 8th June 2014.

Block_2McLaren Digital Animation Workshops; a professional animation teacher will introduce you to Norman McLaren’s practice and help you create your own short animation film using the McLaren’s Workshop I-Pad App.  Suitable for ages 14+  11am and 1pm (each workshop lasts one hour), Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge.  Free, but must be booked on 0131 650 2210 or at info.talbotrice@ed.ac.uk