Creative Stirling events

Based at the Old Town Jail, our pals Creative Stirling are hosting some special events during Bloody Scotland. Here’s the low-down:

Freedom Versions V.1 graffiti art installation

This has been the centrepiece for a Year of Creative Scotland funded project for Culture and Tourism for summer 2012. The 31m mural, inspired by its location and the rich historical context of the City’s Victorian prison, was created by ten contemporary  Scottish artists as the first stage of a two year project exploring notions of freedom, justice and ultimately Scottish independence. The artwork will be deconstructed and auctioned off to the public to support Creative Stirling’s mission as a not for profit, community interest company making a mark on the new cultural identity of the city and to offer an original cultural experience for Crime Fest visitors.

The Freedom Versions V.1 mural in the Old Town Jail yard

Bloody Scotland Reception – £5 entry

Friday Sept 14th: 20.30 to 23.00 – £5 entry

Tickets here

An outdoor event in the unique outdoor surroundings of Stirling’s Old Town Jail Yard, to welcome visitors to the Festival. Join us for an evening of fine local beers from the Bridge Of Allan Brewery and acoustic music to make this last chance opportunity to view the Freedom Versions mural before the live auction event on Saturday a memorable social event. Meet with the artists and reflect on the days events with fellow festival goers and guests. There will be some blood soaked ‘crime’ graffiti art being created live on site, as well as literature, locally produced artwork and fine prison stovies for sale under our marquee to ensure some home comforts.

Auction Event: Freedom Versions 2012 – £3 entry

Saturday Sept 15th: 19.30 to 20.30 – £3 entry

Tickets here

This is a Creative Stirling CIC fundraising event with 10% of the proceeds of the evening going to support the Million for a Morgue campaign. It’s your only chance to buy some of the original artwork from the Old Town Jail project, as well as other prints and work created for the Bloody Scotland Festival. Enjoy a dram, share the excitement and contribute to two great causes, as well as gaining an outrageously unique memento of Stirling and the Bloody Scotland Festival weekend. View the work and get details of delivery on the Creative Stirling website.

Secret Cinema of Sherlock Holmes

Saturday Sept 15th: 22.00 to 24.00 – £5 entry

Pay at the door

Bloody Scotland and Creative Stirling present a treat for Arthur Conan Doyle and cinema fanatics, Creative Stirling will be hosting a pop up cinema event in Stirling City Centre, in association with IceCream Architecture. The innovative team at Creative Stirling invite you to an imaginatively presented evening of classic crime cinema. Directions will be divulged at the Bloody Scotland events on the day, or follow the trail to lead you the short distance from the Albert Halls Million for a Morgue event, to the secret location for the surprise title screening. Refreshments available and included in the ticket price.