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Love in a ... is a pop up performance project which since 2012 has been surprising and delighting audiences across Edinburgh. We have had Love in a Library, Love in a Bookshop and even Love in a Flowerbed each of which brought a story of love to life through beautiful artsongs written by composers such as Schumann, Schubert, Wagner, Quilter and Gershwin.
Love in 2014
This year for the first time we are sharing information about the venue and timing of these performances further in advance because those who are surprised once often want to experience it again! In 2014 we also bring you Ghosts in a... which forms part of the Festival's commemoration of the First World War, reflecting upon courage and love in turbulent times.
Our earnest hero and cautious heroine, whose beautiful singing of arias and songs give passers-by a musical breath of fresh air, will pop up in galleries and museums as well as gardens, bookshops, libraries and even palaces. Take a moment to stop and join us. We hope you enjoy your encounter!
Love in a...
In Edinburgh from March until August love stories reveal themselves across the city through music and song. In cafés, bookshops, libraries and museums love is blossoming expressed through some of the most beautiful and inspiring songs ever written. The Edinburgh International Festival invites you to stop for a short while as our singers fall in love....
Take a moment and join us as our recitals pop-up in the most surprising places!
"My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require."
Edward Elgar, composer
Ghosts in the...
Throughout the spring and summer of 2014, as part of its commemoration of the First World War, the Edinburgh International Festival will reflect on the courage of love in times of war. Songs will be sung live in museums, galleries and gardens, filling them with music and inviting audiences to stop for a moment of contemplation and hope.
"All deep things are song."
Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher
Performances in 2014
Sunday 9 Love in a Flowerbed Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh 2.30pm
Saturday 15 Love in a Library Morningside Library 11.30am
Sunday 23 Ghosts in a Garden Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh 1.30pm
Sunday 23 Ghosts in a Garden Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh 3.30pm
Wednesday 30 Love in a Bookshop Blackwell's Bookshop 3.30pm
Wednesday 7 Love in a Palace Holyroodhouse Café 2.30pm
Saturday 10 Love a Bookshop City Arts Centre 1.00pm
Tuesday 13 Love in a Library Central Library 12.30pm
Friday 16 Love in a Museum National Museum of Scotland 7.30pm
Saturday 17 Ghosts in a Gallery Surgeons' Hall 11.30am
Saturday 17 Ghosts in a Gallery Surgeons' Hall 3.00pm
Sunday 18 Ghosts in a Gallery Scottish National Gallery 3.00pm
Monday 9 Love in a Library Stockbridge Library 3.30pm CANCELLED
Tuesday 10 Love in a Library Central Library 12.30pm CANCELLED
Thursday12 Love a Bookshop Blackwell's Bookshop 3.30pm
Friday 13 Love in a Library Westerhailes Library 3.30pm
Wednesday 18 Love in a Palace Holyroodhouse Café 2.30pm
Thursday 19 Love in a Library Fountainbridge Library 2.00pm
Friday 20 Love in a Library Oxgangs Library 11.00am
Saturday 21 Ghost in a Gallery City Arts Centre 1.00pm
Sunday 22 Love in a Gallery Scottish National Gallery 2.30pm
Sunday 29 Ghosts in a Gallery National Museum of Scotland 3.00pm
Tuesday 15 Ghosts in a Gallery National Museum of Scotland 2.15pm
Wednesday 23 Love in a Library Morningside Library 3.00pm
Tuesday 29 Ghosts in a Gallery National Museum of Scotland 2.15pm
Thursday 7 Ghosts in a Gallery Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2.30pm
Woman/Nurse Emma Morwood
Man/Soldier Chris Elliot
Pianist Andrew Brown
Project Manager Emma Hay
Stage Manager Kieron Johnson
Director Sally Hobson
Produced by the Edinburgh International Festival
Enjoy even more wonderful singing at Festival 2014
If you enjoyed your experience of our 'Love in a...' guerrilla operas, then why not enjoy even more fabulous singing and music at one of this year's Festival concerts at the Usher Hall? Book for the Czech Philharmonic's concert on Saturday 23 August and we'll give you 20% off your tickets for the show. Featuring world-renowned mezzo soprano Bernarda Fink, you can enjoy an evening featuring Dvořák's touching Biblical songs sung in Fink's exquisite, inimitable style, alongside spectacular music by Smetana and Janáček.
To claim your discount, simply enter 'LoveIn' in the promotional code box when booking your tickets online or call our box office on 0131 473 2000 and quote the same reference.