RPF Meet-Up in Edinburgh? Who's in?

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  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I vaguely remember @Hamish Gill organising an RPF Meet-Up before, somewhere in the shires of Ingerland, and I often thought we could have one in Edinburgh. But now the stars have aligned to make this an absolute MUST.

    Over this summer we have three major exhibitions, all happening at the same time:

    1. Lee Miller and Picasso - https://www.nationalgalleries.org/whatson/on-now-coming-soon/lee-miller-and-picasso/
    It's an excellent event, well worth seeing. Some wonderful photography by and of Lee Miller. She was a close friend of Picasso, and captured him in many relaxed moments, both in his studio and elsewhere.

    2. Photography: A Victorian Sensation http://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/whats-on/photography-a-victorian-sensation/ - 18,000 items from the birth of photography, images and equipment, some of it by Daguerre, some by Fox Talbot. Amazing.

    3. David Bailey's Stardust https://www.nationalgalleries.org/whatson/exhibitions/baileys-stardust - starts on Saturday. Haven't seen it, but it should be good.

    There are also events at the Stills Gallery, right in the heart of the city: http://www.stills.org/event/future

    And of course, the other attraction is Edinburgh itself - a photographer's paradise (OK, I might be overselling it a little!).

    Date: tbc after discussion here.

    Who is in?
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I certainly hope to be. It all depends on the timing. My only chance at all 3 would be around the 20th August I think.
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  3. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Love to Rob but sadly too far for me these days.
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  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

  6. Douglas McMann

    Douglas McMann Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...quite fancy that Victorian one...but I've no leave until end of October, so limited to weekends with a three hour drive...
  7. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Ah well. It was worth a try. Hopefully I'll meet one or two of you at different times.
  8. Ian Grant

    Ian Grant Active Member

    It's difficult to make definite commitments because of health issues in the family, I've cousins in Edinburgh so do visit when I can and it's time for a visit. Trips of more than a day or two tend to be short notice, so it's possible.

  9. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    I'd love to, but I'm hesitant... only for the fact that Hannah is increasingly pregnant and I wouldnt want to be too far away for too long ...
  10. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Hamish - Congratulations!

    Ian - It would be great to see you in Edinburgh. Short notice is fine. I'm just short bus ride away.

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