This Week’s Diary

Aug
16
Mon
2021
Sacred Arts Festival Exhibition: “The Art of Illumination” opening of a week-long exhibition by Helen White
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Illumination (the use of gold or other metals to embellish a painting), is an art which has its roots in the beautiful manuscripts produced in medieval times. Contemporary illuminator, Helen White, uses the same gilding techniques as her medieval predecessors, and her work is frequently inspired by medieval designs: sources include wood- and stone-carvings, tiles, fabrics, paintings, architecture and glass. Like the medieval craftsmen, she also looks to Creation for inspiration. Geometry underpins Creation – from the tiniest flower (and smaller) to the movement of the planets – and is a reflection of the beauty of Divine order. Using geometric proportions helps give harmony to designs. Helen delights in fine detail, and often introduces tiny jewels such as sapphires, amethysts and pearls into her work. This exhibition will include some of her ‘illuminated rose windows’, as well as her most recent work: a set of ‘ illuminated meditations’. 

Sacred Arts Festival Poetry: The present moment of the past, Christian poetry as perpetual renewal, Malcolm Guite
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Malcolm Guite is a poet-priest and Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge. He travels extensively in Great Britain, and North America, giving lectures, concerts and poetry readings, and is the author of eight books.

“Malcolm Guite has established himself as one of the leading Christian poets of our time” — Jeremy Begbie, Duke University

“Malcolm Guite knows exactly how to use the sonnet form to powerful effect” —. Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

Tickets £8 from the Fringe Box Office and at the door

Sacred Arts Festival Talk: “The Illuminator’s Art” by Helen White
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
There will be a second opportunity to hear this talk at 11am on Saturday 22nd August
 Helen White is a professional artist who uses traditional methods of working. She teaches at The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts. Visitors to her exhibitions have commented on her work as being “Beautiful and peaceful'”,                                                                  “Absolutely stunning” “Exquisite craftsmanship”.
 
Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00)
Sacred Arts Festival Concert: Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, Calum Robertson, Director and Clarinet
Aug 16 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, for clarinet, violin, cello and piano was written when Messiaen was a prisoner of war in German captivity and first performed in 1941 by fellow prisoners.  Inspired by verses from the Book of Revelation, it is widely regarded as one of Messiaen’s most important works.

Aug
17
Tue
2021
Sacred Arts Festival Exhibition: “The Art of Illumination”, Exhibition by Helen White
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Illumination (the use of gold or other metals to embellish a painting), is an art which has its roots in the beautiful manuscripts produced in medieval times. Contemporary illuminator, Helen White, uses the same gilding techniques as her medieval predecessors, and her work is frequently inspired by medieval designs: sources include wood- and stone-carvings, tiles, fabrics, paintings, architecture and glass. Like the medieval craftsmen, she also looks to Creation for inspiration. Geometry underpins Creation – from the tiniest flower (and smaller) to the movement of the planets – and is a reflection of the beauty of Divine order. Using geometric proportions helps give harmony to designs. Helen delights in fine detail, and often introduces tiny jewels such as sapphires, amethysts and pearls into her work. This exhibition will include some of her ‘illuminated rose windows’, as well as her most recent work: a set of ‘ illuminated meditations’. 

Sacred Arts Festival Talk: “The Art of Hymns”, John Kitchen MBE, Edinburgh City Organist
Aug 17 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Dr John Kitchen MBE, is well known as a conductor and early music scholar, highly regarded for his extensive recording portfolio of organ and harpsichord music. He serves as the Edinburgh City Organist, University Organist and Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and Director of Music at Old Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. He was appointed MBE in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00)

Aug
18
Wed
2021
Sacred Arts Festival Exhibition: “The Art of Illumination”, Exhibition by Helen White
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Illumination (the use of gold or other metals to embellish a painting), is an art which has its roots in the beautiful manuscripts produced in medieval times. Contemporary illuminator, Helen White, uses the same gilding techniques as her medieval predecessors, and her work is frequently inspired by medieval designs: sources include wood- and stone-carvings, tiles, fabrics, paintings, architecture and glass. Like the medieval craftsmen, she also looks to Creation for inspiration. Geometry underpins Creation – from the tiniest flower (and smaller) to the movement of the planets – and is a reflection of the beauty of Divine order. Using geometric proportions helps give harmony to designs. Helen delights in fine detail, and often introduces tiny jewels such as sapphires, amethysts and pearls into her work. This exhibition will include some of her ‘illuminated rose windows’, as well as her most recent work: a set of ‘ illuminated meditations’. 

Sacred Arts Festival: “Faith in Fabrics” Exhibition of Church Vestments and Ecclesiastical Embroidery
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sacred Arts Festival Talk: Rt Revd Ian Paton, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane “The Art in Vestments”
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00)

Sacred Arts Festival Talk: Zoe van Zwananberg, “The Art of Embroidery”
Aug 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00)

Aug
19
Thu
2021
Sacred Arts Festival Exhibition: “The Art of Illumination”, Exhibition by Helen White
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Illumination (the use of gold or other metals to embellish a painting), is an art which has its roots in the beautiful manuscripts produced in medieval times. Contemporary illuminator, Helen White, uses the same gilding techniques as her medieval predecessors, and her work is frequently inspired by medieval designs: sources include wood- and stone-carvings, tiles, fabrics, paintings, architecture and glass. Like the medieval craftsmen, she also looks to Creation for inspiration. Geometry underpins Creation – from the tiniest flower (and smaller) to the movement of the planets – and is a reflection of the beauty of Divine order. Using geometric proportions helps give harmony to designs. Helen delights in fine detail, and often introduces tiny jewels such as sapphires, amethysts and pearls into her work. This exhibition will include some of her ‘illuminated rose windows’, as well as her most recent work: a set of ‘ illuminated meditations’. 

Sacred Arts Festival Talk: Sir James MacMIllan, composer, in conversation “Composing Sacred Music for a Secular World” with the Reid Consort
Aug 19 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Tickets from the Fringe Box Office or at the door.

Tickets £10.00 (concessions £8.00)

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