EVENTS

On the 12th of December 2013 we organised a massed sing with The Heart & Soul Singsters in the Talbot Rice Gallery. The date was set for a Friday afternoon and we were very unsure people would turn up. We thought perhaps we would get a few people who would brave the cold weather and join in. On the day of the mass sing, the choir set up and a few people trickled through the door, then a few more, then more and more. We were taken aback! More than 50 people joined the choir to sing. It was brilliant!

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On the 25th November The Hear & Soul Singsters had the opportunity to try out their voices in St Giles.

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On Saturday 7th December we held our first walking tour of the hospital. A small group of people were introduced to the hospital from the perspective of our guides. It was a resounding success!

A series of small wall paintings started to appear around the hospital. ‘Calling Cards’ from past and present patients within the hospital. Each painting has been placed in a space which is of personal significance to the person who painted the picture. It just so happens that each of the spaces also has had a number of different identities over the past 200 years.

This walking tour will provide people with stories about each of the paintings, the personal significance of each space and stories about the corridors, wards and rooms of this Victorian Psychiatric institution.

Participants had the opportunity to hear the wit and wisdom of some amazing people. Look out for the next tour at the end of January.

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The opening of Ever Present Past on the 15th November 2013.

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The Royal Edinburgh Fete took place on the 6th of September. Attended by many it brought together the hospital and wider community to enjoy amongst many attractions; creative skills, entertainment, a dog show and the history room.

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The date for the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Summer Fete is the 6th of September. See you there!

Summer Fete Poster

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We have nearly concluded our search for 200 objects which will help us tell the broader human story of the hospital over the last 200 years. The objects will form an artwork by Mark Dion, which will tell the wider story of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, which will be presented in the Talbot Rice Gallery from November 2013 to February 2014. Please contact us if you have objects or stories relating to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital  – 0131 229 3555 or 200objects@gmail.com .

200 years 200 objects flyer

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The History Room was a one off, one day exhibition of objects located at the main entrance of Mackinnon House at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. The room was busy all day and we are indebted to Tom Arnott, Operations Manager for pulling this amazing room together!

History Room Event Poster

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The July week of celebrations for the 200th Anniversary celebrations included al fresco dining and gardens in bloom in the grounds of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Glasshouses. Great food, great company and great weather!

Summer Picnic Event Poster
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Music was all round the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in July during the week of celebrations for the 200th Anniversary. The Heart and Soul Singsters were accompanied by Edinburgh University Music Society and Cairn String Quartet, thank you for all the music!

Listen Out, Tune In Evetn Poster

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On the 9th of July Artlink organised a tour of Craighouse. It was so well attended we had to split the tour into two groups. The tour was led by Gordon Mcletchie.

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On the 21st of June The Royal Edinburgh Hospital singing group the Heart and Soul Singsters joined forces with the Edinburgh University Music Society chorus for a massed sing in the Talbot Rice Georgian Gallery. The massed sing was a fun event to experiment with the acoustics of the gallery and for people to experience singing as part of a big group.

Singing together June13

STARS ARE BORN!

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