Heritage Hits – Summer 2019

Need your heritage fix this summer? We have rounded up all the best heritage, museum and history events for you in one handy place!

Exhibitions

Discover how today’s fashion industry is challenging perceptions and championing alternative ideals of beauty on the catwalk, in advertising, editorial and behind the camera at The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. The Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk is on until 20th October 2019. Entry is FREE.

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The Women, War & The West End Exhibition on at Tenement House. This FREE exhibition celebrates the female business owners, nurses and medics, designers, and other strong-willed women of Glasgow’s West End who kept the country running and were active in the war effort, both at home and abroad. The exhibition is on until the end of July 2019.

The Linda McCartney Retrospective, which is curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, features iconic names and moments in music from the 1960’s along with more intimate and emotional later work by this acclaimed and prolific photographer. On at Kelvingrove At Gallery & Museum from the 5th Jul 2019 – 12th Jan 2020.

The Architecture of Worship Exhibition at Historic Environment Scotland, John Sinclair House. The exhibition is on from Thursday 6 June 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019.

Meet your Maker exhibition at Stirling Castle. Historic Environment Scotland and Craft Scotland collaborated to provide opportunities for members of the local community to co-design new work – inspired by Stirling Castle and the Engine Shed – with practicing contemporary makers. On from Friday 7 June 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019.

Displaced – Uist exhibition – Travelling Gallery’s Spring 2019 exhibition, Displaced, will explore how artists are responding to global migration and the refugee crisis now. With ongoing international conflicts and the continued displacement of human beings, artists are asking us to question how we view, understand, and represent refugees and migrants.Wed 12 Jun to Thu 13 Jun 2019 in Uist.

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Events

King’s Theatre Backstage Tour – The King’s Theatre first opened its doors to audiences on 11 September 1912. Since then the great and the good of the theatre world have given a fantastic variety of performances to thousands of audience members. During that time relatively few members of the public have had the opportunity to visit backstage. However, that’s all changed! If you would like to hear about the King’s rich history and have a look behind the scenes, this is your opportunity. Please note, there are a limited number of places available per tour.15th, 22nd & 29th June 2019. Time vary. 

Costume Sunday at Pollok House – Pollok House brought to life by wearing trends from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. 23rd & 28th July, 25th August 2019

Curator’s Tour of Bridget Riley Exhibition. Join Curatorial Assistant Dr Leila Riszko discuss Bridget Riley (b.1931).  Through Riley’s observations of the natural world, her experience of looking at the work of other artists, and her own experimentation, Riley has made a penetrating investigation into the act of painting, and how we see. She is one of the most distinguished and world-renowned artists working today. Event run by the Scottish Society for Art History 21st June 3pm-4pm.

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Picking Up The Pieces: Women in Post-War Britain at Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL). GWL’s Create and Connect Writing Group have responded to the theme of this year’s Harpies, Fechters, and Quines festival, ‘Picking Up the Pieces. Join them and the GWL team at the Scottish Poetry Library for an evening of powerful readings. This event is free and open to all 16+. Please book through the Scottish Poetry Library website or call us on 0141 550 2267. 12th June 2019 7pm-8pm.

Ring of Brodgar Walk –  Explore the area around the Ring of Brodgar during a guided walk around Scotland’s largest stone circle which forms part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. Selected dates from Thursday 6 June 2019 to Thursday 26 September 2019.

Enjoy – K

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