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Lead by Juliana Capes and Alice Betts, Edinburgh Art Festival’s Audio Described Tour & Workshop for the visually impaired begins at Stills Gallery on Cockburn Street with the photographer Cindy Sherman’s exhibition Early Works, 1975 – 80.

From here the group will walk up to the Institut Français d’Écosse on West Parliament Square, where we will explore Sriwhana Spong’s installation and video work commissioned for the festival; Castle-Crystal. After this, the tour will head across the square to see another commission; Nathan Coley’s The Future is Inside Us, It’s Not Somewhere Else, installed in the historic Parliament Hall.

A lunch break will allow plenty of time to eat, chat, and browse the Edinburgh Art Festival Kiosk at Institut Français d’Écosse, refreshing us for the afternoon’s workshop. The workshop will include short readings relating to the exhibitions and hands-on making to explore the idea within Sriwhana Spong’s work of creating interior chambers; an architecture of expression, stories and identities. This event offers portable hearing loops and is wheelchair accessible.

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/audio-described-tour-workshop-tickets-64529037087


Stills: Centre for Photography, 23 Cockburn Street, EH1 1BP

Walking to Parliament Square.


Suitable for visually impaired adults.

Capacity: 20, including any support workers/carers.

(please book a ticket for each person attending)


If you would like to eat lunch in the café at the Institut Français d’Écosse, it is advisable to book a table. Alternatively, bring a packed lunch to eat together in the workshop/lunch space.


Stills Gallery, Institut Français d’Écosse and Parliament Hall are fully accessible.

For full details of the venues see their access info here:

Stills: https://www.euansguide.com/venues/stills-centre-for-photography-edinburgh-6905

Institut Français d’Écosse: https://www.euansguide.com/venues/edinburgh-art-festival-at-the-institut-francais-decosse-edinburgh-7128

Parliament Hall: https://www.euansguide.com/venues/edinburgh-art-festival-at-parliament-hall-edinburgh-9911

Please notify at time of booking of any allergy, health or accessibility requirements so that the organisers can make sure the tour is as comfortable, and enjoyable as possible.

Please fill in the box at the checkout to inform us of any requirements.

Photo Permissions

Edinburgh Art Festival and Stills Gallery would like to document this event for use on their websites, social media and evaluations.

At the checkout, please tick the relevant box to give your permission for photographs of you to be used.


Email Alice on learning@edinburghartfestival.com


Stills Gallery

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