Announcing #GLTU6: the Edinburgh Book Sculptures, Friday 12/10/12

12 Sep

In 2011, ten mysterious book sculptures were discovered in various Edinburgh venues, the first and last appearing in the Scottish Poetry Library which has now, in conjunction with Edinburgh’s UNESCO City of Literature Trust, arranged a tour of Scotland for them. All ten will be displayed in public together for the first time at libraries across the country (as well as at the Wigtown Book Festival).

The tour is called Gifted : The Edinburgh Book Sculptures on Tour 2012 and it will arrive at the Mitchell Library next month. For more about the tour, see this Vimeo or the SPL’s event page on Facebook. Busy Thistle has left this account of visiting the exhibition in Dundee. If tweeting about it, use the hashtag #GiftEDtour.

GLTU6 will consist of a visit to the exhibition at 4pm on Friday, 12th October and we will be joined by Abby Cunnane from the Scottish Poetry Library (@byleaveswelive) and Peggy Hughes from the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust who will give us added insight into the sculptures and how they were found – it’s interesting, for example, that each sculpture was originally addressed to the Twitter account of the receiving organisation.

For the visit, please meet at the Granville Street entrance to the Mitchell just before 4. For those who want to socialise afterwards, we will adjourn to the nearby Koh-I-Noor at 5.15 for drinks and a curry (pre-theatre menu, £9.95 for 3 courses) – if you can’t make the exhibition, you’re welcome to join us for those. A sign-up is available for both events (you can choose to attend either or both) and I look forward to seeing many of you there.


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