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Hallway - Photographer Adrian McNeece

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Scottish Arts Club
The social hub of the Arts in Scotland

ClubLife Online!

The latest edition of ClubLife (September 2014 to February 2015) is now available to view on the website. Click on "ClubLife" on the menu to the left and then on the link which will appear, and all will be revealed! (Alternatively, click here; the events booking form is also available.)

Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition 2015

Chairman of Judges: Alexander McCall Smith

Deadline 31 March 2015

Entry details here

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Referendum Reverb - Saturday, 1st November, 4pm-6-m (All tickets £10, to include drinks and canapés)

Whither Scotland? Join our guest panellists as we debate the future of the creative arts in a post-referendum Scotland.

The Club's Christmas Pantomine - Sunday, 7th December, 6pm (£18 members, £21 non-members)

Come and join in the fun of a traditional Panto, with unique Arts Club twists, where no-one, and no hallowed Club ritual, is immune! Enjoy a celebratory supper, afterwards.

Gallery Exhibition (from 8 October 2014)



Forthcoming events

Please note, all Club events run under the Chatham House Rule.

November 2014
Sat 1 4pm - 6pm "Referendum Reverb" - Our Second Question Time (Drinks and canapés - all seats must be booked)

Whither Scotland now? Following on the success of our first Question Time, in February, we re-visit the issues in the light of the Referendum result. Guest panellists will include Marion Sinclair, from Publishing Scotland, and Pauline Miller Judd, from Napier University, and Lady Caplan will be chairing. Once again, members will be invited to submit their questions for consideration on the day.

Booking for this event is absolutely essential!

£10, including drinks and canapés








Sat 8 2pm - 4pm

"Lacquerware and Japanese Culture" - a talk and presentation by Visiting Artist, Mr. Takashi Wakayama


This promises to be a fascinating presentation, given by Mr. Wakayama, one of whose works ahs been chosed for the permanent collection at the V&A, in London. Our thanks go to Junko MacKenzie, for her work in liaising with the Japanese Cutural Attaché at the Japanese Consulate, to bring this unique event to the Club.

(If you wish lunch beforehena,d please remember to book!)

Wed 12 6pm-8pm

Private View - Christmas Show - all members

Sat 15 12 noon - 1pm

"The Magic of Makhazhins" - a talk by Kathy Crawford Hay.

Kathy discusses the history of magazine publishing, and the crucial rôle played by Scottish publishing houses in the publications so beloved, today.

The talk will be followed by our Annual Periodicals Auction, with the inimitable David Ingram presiding over the gavel

(If you wish lunch, beforehand, please remember to book!)



To book, please contact the Club. More events are in the diary.

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