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Pathhead gets a Creative Place Award

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Winners announced today, at an Awards Ceremony at the The Byre Theatre, St AndrewsCreative Scotland announced the winners of the country’s Creative Place Awards today which includes a £50,000 award to Pathhead for their music...

Paper sculptures return to Edinburgh after their Scottish tour

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Edinburgh's Mysterious Book Sculptures return for homecoming exhibition following tour of ScotlandThe beautiful literary sculptures are to be exhibited together at The Scottish Poetry Library for the first Book Week Scotland on 24 November...

Creative Industries contribute billions to the Scottish economy

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Scotland’s arts and creative industries sectors add more than £3.2 billion to the country’s economy, according to new research published today.The research, jointly commissioned by Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise, also identifies direct employment...

Edinburgh Leads Shortlist for Scottish Children’s Book Awards

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Picture by Gareth Easton PhotographyIt seems only yesterday we were at a star studded awards ceremony in Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre hearing the results of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2011, but actually it was...

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards – vote in June

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Twenty titles shortlisted for Scotland’s largest literary prize Twenty authors have been shortlisted to win £30,000 in the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards 2012, in partnership with Creative Scotland. Spread across four categories - Fiction,...

Creative Scotland announce Funding for hyperlocal media

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Creative Scotland and Nesta are today calling for ideas that could contribute to the development of a hyperlocal media sector. (We find this news very exciting indeed!)The call is part of a major new...

Spectacular light show set to illuminate Edinburgh

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Massive 3D projections of famous Scottish quotations will illuminate George Street and Rose Street this March as part of Edinburgh’s new initiative. The project, named ‘enLIGHTen’, is led by The City of Literature Trust...

Middle Eastern Film Festival comes to Edinburgh

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This year’s Middle Eastern Film Festival, a partnership between the Middle East Festival, Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace , and the Filmhouse with support from Creative Scotland, runs from 6...

Edinburgh Lectures 2012 announce starry line up

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The Edinburgh Lectures 2012 series has announced one of its best ever line-ups to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this long running lecture programme.Illustrious speakers such as Kate Adie, Lord David Puttnam, His Holiness...

Movie Magic in A Box

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Movie Magic in a Box is an animated film which takes you behind the scenes to see the 8½ Foundation’s Catherine Payton wrapping the 2000th film on DVD to be sent to an 8½ year-old child...

City Art Centre – Waves and Weaves

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The City Art Centre is hosting two exhibitions over the Christmas and New Year period.The Edinburgh Reporter spoke to tapestry artist, Fiona Hutchison, who has work which will be displayed in both shows. "I've...

Creative Scotland backs Edinburgh’s initiative to drive growth in the creative industries

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Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council have this week announced new funding to support a strategy for developing the city’s creative enterprises. The heart of the plan is the revival of Creative Edinburgh,...

Youth training centre for Scotland

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Scotland is set to establish its first National Conservation Centre for training young people in traditional building skills. The centre will be based in Stirling and the announcement was made earlier today by Culture Secretary...

Jackie Kay wins Scottish Book of the Year

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Creative Scotland is delighted to announce that award winning poet and author, Jackie Kay, has been awarded the 2011 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year, in partnership with Creative Scotland, for her...

Edinburgh Bands On TV Tonight

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Several local bands will grace our screens tonight in an hour long BBC documentary about the South by Southwest Festival, which took place back in March in Austin, Texas.  Called Artworks: Scotland Rocks at SXSW, the programme...

2011 Book of the Year Shortlist includes Edinburgh-based Stewart Conn

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Four talented authors, including one who is Edinburgh-based, have been shortlisted for Scotland’s largest literary prize, the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Award, in partnership with Creative Scotland. Stewart Conn who lives...

Access to Sport and Culture Edinburgh conference 8 June 2011

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A major networking event aimed at promoting sporting and cultural opportunities in the Capital is being held on Wednesday.Representatives from Creative Scotland, EventScotland, Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council and BBC Screen will mingle with around...

Atom Town : Life after Technology

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ATOM TOWN: LIFE AFTER TECHNOLOGY (2011) → A film by Gair DunlopArtist Gair Dunlop had unprecedented access to the Dounreay Atomic Research Establishment and to the UKAEA Archive at Harwell over two years, allowing...

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships 2011 awarded

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Four talented British writers have been awarded the 2011 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship.Based at the Hotel Chevillon International Arts Centre, Grez-sur-Loing, France the Fellowship allows the writers to take time out of their usual...

Palestinian Children to perform in Edinburgh

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Children from Shatila, a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Beirut, will perform Peter Mortimer’s fable, Croak, the King and a Change in the Weather, on Wednesday 6 April at The Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.Croak, the...

Creative Scotland forges broadcasting partnerships

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Arts, screen and creative industries development agency Creative Scotland today announced it has secured significant partnerships with the country’s major broadcasters. BBC Scotland, Channel 4, STV and MG Alba have each agreed a programme of...

Makar to help Scottish Government promote literature

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The expertise of Scotland's new Makar, Liz Lochhead, will be harnessed to promote Scottish literature at home and internationally as proposals to boost literature and publishing got the go ahead today.Responding to the Literature...

Vital Spark winners 2011 announced by Creative Scotland

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Creative Scotland, the national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries, today announced almost £500,000 of investment in eight new innovative and interdisciplinary creative collaborations, which includes The Scottish Poetry Library here in...

Calling all Edinburgh artists! – Chance to show your work in City Art Centre

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The City Art Centre will showcase works by some of Edinburgh's finest artists and craft makers when it hosts a special exhibition later this year. Submissions are currently being invited for the exhibition, which will...

We have a new Scots Makar!

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Poet and playwright, Liz Lochhead, has been announced as Scotland's new Makar. The announcement was made by the First Minister Alex Salmond and former First Ministers Lord McConnell and Henry McLeish.Ms Lochhead, who will...

Social Network Launches Table Book

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Arts network Central Station is celebrating 35,000 works of art by launching a new table book on Friday December 3rd.Central Station is an online community linking artists, writers, filmmakers and photographers from all over...

Creative Scotland on the move

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Creative Scotland, Scotland’s new development body for arts, screen and creative industries, has confirmed that it will relocate its Edinburgh office to Waverley Gate early in the new year, providing a modern and effective...

Creative Scotland respond to the Scottish Budget

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Sir Sandy Crombie, Chairman, Creative Scotland Board speaking after the Scottish Government unveiled its budget, said:‘This is a welcome expression of confidence in the contribution that the arts, screen and creative industries will make...

The First Movie

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The supported documentary, The First Movie, nominated for awards by the Royal Television Society, One World Media and submitted for an International Emmy, is opening in October throughout the UK and will be shown...
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