Nancy's Philosopher

Nancy's Philosopher

‘What an egregious folly it is for a man of my years to attach himself too strongly to one of yours – I know the tear will be in your eye when you read this, as it is in mine whe… 

Had We Never

Had We Never

Poet and Makar Jackie Kay, singer-songwriter Ghetto Priest, bass Brian Bannatyne-Scott and renowned countertenor David James come together with members of the Scottish Ensemble for… 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Come join the stand-up legend and punk poet for a daily dose of iPad-driven art fun. 

A Perfect Chemistry: Photographs by Hill and Adamson

A Perfect Chemistry: Photographs by Hill and Adamson

Only four years after the invention of photography was announced to the world in 1839, two Scots had mastered the new medium and were producing works of breathtaking skill in extra… 

Comedy at the Portrait Gallery

Comedy at the Portrait Gallery

Join us for an evening of the best comedy, music and poetry Edinburgh has to offer in the atmospheric environs of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. 

Facing the World: Self-Portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei

Facing the World: Self-Portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei

The many extraordinary ways in which artists have portrayed themselves are explored in this exhibition, with over 150 self-portraits by over a hundred artists, across six centuries… 

Lee Miller and Picasso

Lee Miller and Picasso

Edinburgh is a hotbed of street performance, pushy flyerers and hill-related exhaustion at this time of year. 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Back to the National Galleries, iPad in hand, and ready to sketch, legendary stand-up, punk poet and sketchsmith Phill Jupitus invites you to join him each morning as he sketches a… 

Comedy at the Portrait Gallery

Comedy at the Portrait Gallery

Legendary stand-up and original punk poet Phill Jupitus hosts two evenings of some of the best comedy Edinburgh has to offer, in the atmospheric environs of the Scottish National P… 

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer

‘Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty’ declared John Ruskin ‘if only we have eyes to see it’. 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

The National Galleries of Scotland will be letting legendary stand-up, punk poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks. 

John Byrne: Sitting Ducks

John Byrne: Sitting Ducks

John Byrne, who was born in Paisley, is one of Scotland’s most versatile and accomplished artists and writers. 

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

This nationwide programme, developed in partnership with National Galleries of Scotland and Glasgow Life, and supported by Creative Scotland, will be one of the most ambitious cele… 

Dear Scotland

Dear Scotland

As part of its contribution to the many debates in Scotland during 2014—sparked into life, of course, by this September’s independence referendum—new National Theatre of Sc…