Saturday 28 July 2012, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
At: Starbucks, 116-118 Cannongait, Edinburgh, ,
In March 2011, an anonymous artist delighted Edinburgh and the literary world with a mystery. A series of unique sculptures, each crafted from old books, were subsequently discovered in quiet spots of various Edinburgh literary institutes. With each was a tag containing a recurring message:
“A gift in support of libraries, books, words, ideas”
Join us Saturday July 28th as we take a walk around Edinburgh’s Old Town hoping to get a peak at several of these curious donations, as well as taking half an hour to explore each location and discover its significance. We will meet 1:00pm at Cannongait Starbucks and begin our journey as follows:
- Scottish Poetry Library - The Poetree and The Cap & Gloves
- Scottish Storytelling Centre – The Hatching Dragon
- Writers Museum – The Jekyll & Hyde
- Central Lending Library – The Magnifying Glass and The Confessions
- National Library of Scotland – The Gramophone
- National Museum of Scotland – The Tyrannosaurus Rex
The National Museum of Scotland will close at 5:00, after which time we can head for dinner and a chat at the reasonably-priced Yocoko Noodle Bar on South Bridge, just a short distance from the museum.
Due to distance and the unlikelihood of their sculpture being on display, we will not be including the Filmhouse and Edinburgh Bookshop in our tour.
Read more about the book sculptures here: http://thisiscentralstation.com/featured/mysterious-paper-sculptures/
Note that this Day Out is on Saturday, not Sunday as previous Days Out have been