- Published: 11 July 2017 11 July 2017
The Evergreen: A New Season in the North, Volume 3
The Evergreen, a unique anthology in 4 volumes from Edinburgh's Old Town, revisits a 400-year old tradition that sparked the Evergreen anthologies of Allan Ramsay and Patrick Geddes, inspiring a civic and cultural revival within Edinburgh and beyond. After 120 years, it's back.
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Behind the Scenery: the Folk of the Edinburgh Old Town
The latest volume of The Evergreen teems with Old Town community life past and present in illustration, poetry, conversation and story: the assorted portraits of street characters from Ned Holt's portfolio; James Connolly and Patrick Geddes as 'good neighbours' in Dublin and Edinburgh; St Columba as inspiration on Lawnmarket of all places; a thriving housing cooperative 40 years on; community arts bestowing light on Craigmillar, and wine its distinctive pleasures in the Southside; and illustrated conversations with current residents, and street scenes that bridge the present with the re-imagined past.
It's not all local. Farflung places feature in poetry and fiction: Australia, Italy, U.S.A. and Glasgow.
Add in Surveiillance, The Meadows, and visions of a city afloat. Consider this, What if the city were an ocean and its buildings ships?
Introduction - Sean Bradley
What if the City Were an Ocean and Its Buildings Ships? - Tim Ingold
From Here to Everywhere Else - Alison Flett
That’s Amore - Marianna Silvano
Behind the Scenery - Astrid Jaekel
Patrick Geddes and a Statue of St Columba - Alan Harding
The World of Ned Holt - Donald Campbell
The Lister Housing Co-operative Banners - Mary Quinn
Knitting a Tenement/Common Ground - Jennie Renton
Coming to Terms With Nature - Lee Randall
Postcards From Dublin - Sean Bradley
Picnic - A.Jak
Untitled Poem - Patrick Geddes
Where Do I End - Nik Williams
Come Into the Light - Derek Rodger
Folk of the Old Town- Lucy Roscoe
Notes From a Wine Cellar - Michael Romer
Armless Clock/The Cemetery - Youssef Al-Khatib
Notes from a Marche Village - David Tomassini
Grand Canyon - Mary Hong
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