What’s New: Look at upcoming events | Pro IQRA News

What’s New: Look at upcoming events

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Pro IQRA News Updates.

Gaia show

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society launched its 50th Anniversary program of events with the unveiling of the installation Gaia (Earth) by artist Luke Jerram.

Gaia – named after the Greek goddess of Earth – will be open to the public until 24 June at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, Glagow.

Gaia is 2.1 million times smaller than the real Earth with each centimeter of the inwardly lit statue describing 21 km of the Earth’s surface.

By standing 181 meters away from the artwork, the audience will be able to see the Earth as seen from the Moon.

Measuring six meters in diameter and created from detailed 120 dpi images from NASA of the Earth’s surface, the artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet floating in three dimensions.

For a full list of events visit – www.mackintosh.eventbrite.co.uk

Kids Festival

The 2023 Edinburgh International Children’s Festival is back, with 14 live performances in theaters across the city, from 27 May to 4 June.

This year’s lineup of shows hosts a variety of live theatre, dance and storytelling performances for kids to discover.

Wife Gallery

The capital’s newest wine fair, Edinburgh Uncorked, takes place on June 3.

Held in assembly rooms, the event brings together 35 producers, makers and diverse wine personalities – including world-renowned wine expert Oz Clarke, OBE – for a day of wine tasting and learning.

For more information, head to wineeventsscotland.co.uk

Diana Thompson, Edinburgh Uncorked.  Photo by Phil Wilkinson

Diana Thompson, Edinburgh Uncorked. Photo by Phil Wilkinson

Toxic folk

The world’s premier Folk Film Festival returns to Edinburgh from 12-29 June.

This year’s festival hosts a rare screening of a 1920s Ukrainian silent film Arsenal with a new live recording by Scottish electronic duo Dalhousse.

Other highlights include documentaries on the Outer Hebrides’ second sight phenomenon, rare performances of 1970s Scottish gems from the BBC play Today Strand and Granton Voices, and a celebration of half a decade of filmmaking by Granton Primary School.

For more information visit – www.folkcinemas.com

Pierre Laval Retrospective

A major retrospective of the artist’s work, Pierre Laval, will be held at Nicholls Gallery in Glasgow from 2-18 June.

The exhibition, the first since 1990, and since Pierre’s death in 2002, is titled “Colour, Emotion and Lighting” and will feature 40 of his works.

The paintings range from the late 1950s to the 1970s, with some classic tales, biblical stories, and historical events.

The landscape is based on the scenery of Scotland and, in particular, plays with light reflections on the water.

Art Night

A world-renowned contemporary art festival, Art Night presents its first full iteration in a city outside of London – in Dundee.

Art Night is a one night only festival that will take place across the city of Dundee on 24 June and will present ten new major commissions in civic spaces across the city by internationally notable and emerging artists.

Signature and unique spaces across Dundee will be used for this wide range of events, from Dundee Contemporary Arts and V&A Dundee to the historic ships RRS Discovery and HMS Unicorn.

Read more news and reviews on Scottish fieldCulture pages.

Plus, don’t miss the June issue of Scottish Field magazine.