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Martin Creed's
Words and Music

4 - 27 August 2017
The Studio

Artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed invites you to a delightfully nonconformist evening of words, music and more, as he takes up residence for the 2017 International Festival.

Expect an extraordinary encounter between artist and audience, a bit contemporary music hall, a bit art lecture, shot through with Creed’s renowned wit and absurdity, and delivered in his own highly original style. Expect to be surprised, and you won’t be disappointed.

Part court jester, part subversive philosopher, Creed famously won the Turner Prize in 2001 with his controversial Work No. 227: The lights going on and off. His works have been shown in major exhibitions across the world, including Edinburgh’s own Fruitmarket Gallery.

Creed has always produced musical compositions. He has composed for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and London Sinfonietta; launched his own label – Telephone Records – in 2011 to release his albums of ramshackle, catchy folk-pop; and performed at music festivals throughout the UK and Europe. Join Martin Creed for an iconoclastic evening of art and silliness, humour and subversion.

Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47

We are delighted that BBC Arts Digital will be collaborating with us, making many of the events from Spirit of ’47 available live and on demand to a global audience online. Visit BBC Arts Digital for more information.


It’s endearing, exposing, ticklish and so totally unassuming that it’s hard to resist. Creed makes us feel like welcome guests

The Guardian



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  • Running time: 
    1hr 15mins approx

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The Studio

22 Potterrow
Edinburgh,
EH8 9BL

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Martin Creed's Words and Music | The Guardian

August 6th 2017

It’s endearing, exposing, ticklish and so totally unassuming that it’s hard to resist. Creed makes us feel like welcome guests ★★★★

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Review by: 

Lyn Gardner
The Guardian

Martin Creed's Words and Music | The List

August 7th 2017

He's created a world of his own here, and those who love his work will relish the chance to step into it ★★★★

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Review by: 

David Pollock
The List

Martin Creed's Words and Music | The Stage

August 14th 2017

artful and ambling ★★★★

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Review by: 

Anna Winter
The Stage

Martin Creed's Words and Music | The Scotsman

August 7th 2017

there is much sharp, witty and whimsical food for thought in his seemingly haphazard method ★★★★

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Review by: 

Fiona Shepherd
The Scotsman

Martin Creed's Words and Music | The Herald

August 6th 2017

Creed's obsessively symmetrical lines of inquiry are guffaw-inducingly funny and chin-scratchingly profound ★★★★

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Review by: 

Neil Cooper
The Herald

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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Tickets

Preview: £15
All tickets: £20

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF