1 December - Bookmarket by the Fruitmarket Gallery
10am - 6pm
Bookmarket by the Fruitmarket Gallery is an independent bookshop with a reverence for good books at its core and a mission to help you find beautiful, useful, and inimitable books. It offers expertly selected niche titles, hard-to-find arts resource texts, artist’s books, and specialist books on typography, art theory, design, architecture, and fashion, plus a curated selection of design-led products and cards from all around the world.
10am–noon Make your own Christmas decorations. Free and drop in for all ages.
2–5pm A drop in art workshop for 8–15 year olds.
3.30–5pm Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's Night Walk for Edinburgh. Bookable through Eventbrite.
The image of the street comes up on the screen you are holding. It appears that it has been shot in the exact location that you are standing in, almost as if it is in real time. A figure walks past on the video as another passes by in the real world, the two realities aligning. The sounds from the headphones are startlingly three-dimensional, further merging the two worlds in front of you. A female voice close behind you says: so here I am in Edinburgh...
As you listen, she begins to tell you where you are – you should be at the bottom of Advocates’ Close, looking out at Cockburn Street with your back to the steps... – and what you should do – now let’s turn around... and go up the stairs.
Following Cardiff’s voice and walking in her footsteps, you will be led throughthe backstreets of the Edinburgh’s Old Town, unravelling a disjointed tale – part game-playing, part surrealistic poetry, perhaps even a murder mystery – layered with history, invention and memories.
Bookmarket, Waverley Mall, 3/1 Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ