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Posts from ‘September, 2011’

FOUR SEASONS: SHIVERING FOR HIS ART

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 24 September 2011 THE artist, musician and storyteller John Slavin is explaining what it’s like to paint outdoors on the Isle of Skye in the middle of winter. “Two hours and you’re actually physically shaking,” he says. For Slavin, though, there’s no other way to work. Like the members of the […]

FOUR SEASONS: BUY ART, GROW TREES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 17 September 2011 In a moment, I’m going to tell you about an online art exhibition that’s raising money for the very worthwhile Trees For Life charity, which aims to restore the once mighty Caledonian Forest to some semblance of its former glory. First, though, a word about this week’s gear […]

FOUR SEASONS: LITTLE BLOBS OF OIL

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 10 September 2011 AFTER last month’s oil spill at Shell’s unfortunately- named Gannet Alpha platform (on reflection, perhaps “Gannet Slayer” would have been more appropriate), I stayed out of the North Sea for about a fortnight. Didn’t dip so much as a toe. Partly this was because I was caught up […]

BOOK REVIEW: EXPLORERS OF THE NILE

Published: The Scotsman (Books supplement) 10 September 2011 Book review: Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and the Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure, by Tim Jeal Faber, 510pp, £25 IN HIS introduction to this juicy slice of revisionist history, Tim Jeal acknowledges the modern penchant for calling 19th-century adventurers “self-destructive or perverse” and tries […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE, WITH THE SOUND OF LAUGHTER (AAH-HA-HA-HA)

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 3 September 2011 ONE of my favourite experiences at this year’s Edinburgh Festival was going to a comedy gig on top of Arthur’s Seat. Well, I say “on top”. Actually the guy running the show, a free-thinking stand-up called Barry Ferns, had set up his amp and mic in a grassy […]