Things To Do Scotland 25 Jun-2 Jul: Phyllida Barlow, Ela Orleans + Terminator

Zap by Anna Docherty | 25 Jun 2015
  • Phyllida Barlow, dock (Tate Britain, London)

1. ART | Phyllida Barlow
The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Opens 27 Jun, Mon-Sat, free 

For their summer exhibition – and an early preview of one of the exhibitions making up this year's Edinburgh Art Festival programme – The Fruitmarket Gallery host the Scottish solo debut of Newcastle sculptor Phyllida Barlow, for which she'll be showcasing a selection of new large sculptures made especially for the space, and designed to, in her own words, "turn the gallery space upside down", spilling from the upper gallery over the staircase and into the ground floor.
2. CLUBS | Modal @ Glasgow Jazz Festival
Sub Club, Glasgow. 25 Jun, 11pm, £8 here

This year's Glasgow Jazz Festival takes a foray into the heady world of clubbing, with Ministry of Sound resident and Schiehallion jazz label owner Rebecca Vasmant hosting a special edition of her Modal night – taking to Sub Club with dancefloor-friendly jazz troupe Ray Harris and The Fusion Experience (pictured), bolstered by a DJ set from the lady herself alongside one-half of the Optimo tag-team, JD Twitch.
3. FILM | CinemaAttic: Summer Short Film Night
Summerhall, Edinburgh. 25 Jun, 8pm, £5 here

CinemaAttic – a showcase platform for Spanish, Iberian, and Latin American cinema in Scotland – takes to Summerhall for a special summer showcase of independent Spanish short films themed around the trope of 'home', exploring the different notions we all have of it, including Zoé Salicrup Junco's thesis film GABI (pictured), about a woman who only returns to her rural hometown when her mother unexpectedly dies.
4. ART | Photography in Print
Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh. Opens 30 Jun, 8pm, free

As a partnering venue of The ACTINIC Festival – giving a platform to emerging artists at the intersection of analogue and alternative photography – Edinburgh Printmakers opens its doors for a members-only exhibition, Photography in Print, showcasing the various photo processes used in contemporary printmaking (amongst them Paul Charlton, pictured work). Join them for the sneak preview on Saturday 27 June, 4pm-6pm.
5. MUSIC | Poor Things + Pinact + Sharptooth + Halfrican
The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh & The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow. 26 & 27 Jun, 7pm/8pm, £5 here (Edinburgh) & here (Glasgow)

In celebration of their split 7-inch EP on Edinburgh DIY label Gerry Loves Records, a quartet of Glasgow's brightest young musical pups – Poor Things, Pinact (pictured), Sharptooth, and Halfrican –  take to a live setting over two consecutive nights (Edinburgh’s Banshee Labyrinth, Friday 26 June and Glasgow's The Old Hairdressers, Saturday 27 June), with each band taking a stint at destroying the stage. Grab exclusive ticket/music bundles via the label here.
ADVERTISEMENT | Photography: A Victorian Sensation

The National Museum of Scotland present a unique exhibition of pioneers in photography, revealing how the Victorian craze for the photograph shaped the way we capture and share images today.
 
Follow the cross-channel competition between photographic trailblazers Louis Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot, enter the world of the 1851 Great Exhibition and see some of the world’s first 3D photographs. Featuring around 1,500 photographs, from iconic images of the day to quirky Victorian humour, the exhibition explores the remarkable stories of the people both in front of and behind the camera. On until 22 November. Book via nms.ac.uk/photography.
6. FOOD & DRINK | Edinburgh Canal Festival
Union Canal, Edinburgh. 27 Jun, 12pm, free

Edinburgh's Union Canal plays host to the annual Edinburgh Canal Festival – a community-organised affair at which punters can expect water-based fun in the form of the official Raft Race, plus free boats trips and canoe taster sessions, alongside live music, a selection of local stall holders, and food from the likes of Ninja Buns, Alplings Dumplings, and The Crema Caravan (aka the UK's first crème brûlée van. rejoice!).
7. MUSIC | Ela Orleans
CCA, Glasgow. 27 Jun, 7.30pm, £7 here 

Following the release of her new LP Upper Hell back in April, and consequent tour, Glasgow-based Polish chanteuse Ela Orleans pleasingly manages to squeeze in another date on home soil – inventively using loop pedals to sync otherworldly synth chords, silken vocals, sampled melodies, and scuzzed-up programmed percussion, sounding like some kind of glorious hallucinatory angel of the night. Support comes from Tut Vu Vu and Joe Howe.
8. FILM | Terminator / Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow. 28 Jun, 5pm, £13 (£11) here

With Terminator Genisys hitting cinema screens this weekend – the first installment in a new trilogy of cyborg silliness – Glasgow Film Theatre do the done thing and dig out James Cameron’s original sci-fi classics, Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, for a double-bill airing. And, if you think you've got the robotic recall, there will be a special Terminator-themed quiz during the interval.
9. FASHION | Misty Mountain Swop
Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh. Opens 26 Jun, 10am-6.30pm, free

Encouraging the recycling of your unwanted clothing and accessories, ethical fashion exchange boutique Misty Mountain Swop holes up in Gayfield Creative Spaces for a week-long pop-up (Fri 26 Jun-Thu 2 Jul) – where you can buy, sell or trade your clothing for cash or store credit, which obviously you'll want to spend on the oodles of designer, vintage, and contemporary second hand items the store carts with it wherever it goes.
10. ART | TARDIS
Leith Walk Police Box, Edinburgh. Opens 25 Jun, 6pm, free


As Embassy Gallery's city-wide Annuale art fest draws to a close, a highlight of the last few days looks to be Emma Macleod's mini exhibition, TARDIS. It's quite literally 'mini' in every sense of the word – she'll be transforming the inside of Leith Walk's diminutive Police Box with a selection of small-scale objects, paintings, video, sound and light, opening on Thursday 25 June (6pm-9pm), and then running for the tiddly sum of just one day (Fri 26 Jun, 1pm-9pm).

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