National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall events are free and take place at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, unless we state otherwise.
List updated: 16 February.
CINE[STHESIA] 22: Kelvin Hall Takeover!
This screening marks the first of our guest-curated CINE[STHESIA] events. Join us as we celebrate communities and partnerships with our colleagues at Kelvin Hall.
Saturday 24 February
Free. Book 'CINES[THESIA] 22' via Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
CINE[STHESIA] 23: Anonymous was a Woman
Following our first 'Anonymous was a Woman' screening last year, come along to this follow-up on the eve of International Women's Day. This compilation takes a critical and comical look at historical gender roles as seen in films in the Moving Image Archive.
Wednesday 7 March
14.00 and 18.00
Free. Book 'CINES[THESIA] 23' via Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
Getting started with the Moving Image Archive
The Moving Image Archive has been collecting and preserving films since 1976. All of Scots life can be seen: adverts, documentaries, home movies, promotional films, amateur comedies, educational programmes and more. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the archive and guide you through getting the most from searching our catalogue. Workshops last approximately one hour.
Wednesday 14 March
Free. Book 'Getting started' workshop with the Moving Image Archive' on Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
CINE[STHESIA] 24: 'Land made' — replay
Due to popular demand, we bring the 1977 documentary 'The Living Land' back to our CINE[STHESIA] film club. Celebrate today's Earth Hour by exploring the ways in which mankind has shaped the natural environment of the Scottish Highlands.
Saturday 24 March
Free. Book 'CINES[THESIA] 24' via Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
Discovering family history at Kelvin Hall
Have you discovered the outline of your family history? Do you want to find out more about your ancestors' lives? Come to our workshop at Kelvin Hall to find out how to use the Library's huge range of resources. If you plan to register for a library card when you visit, please bring evidence of identity with you. This session takes around 90 minutes.
Wednesday 28 March
Free. Book 'Discovering family history at the Moving Image Archive' on Eventbrite or phone 0845 366 4629.
Muriel Spark 100: Colin McIlroy in conversation with Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor first met Muriel Spark in 1990 when he interviewed her for a press feature, and a long lasting bond was formed. He is the series editor of Polygon's Muriel Spark Centenary Editions, and the author of 'Appointment in Arezzo: A Friendship of Muriel Spark'. Colin McIlroy is the Muriel Spark Project Curator at the National Library of Scotland. Alan and Colin will discuss Spark's work and the Library's exhibition, 'The International Style of Muriel Spark'.
Wednesday 28 March
Free. Book 'Colin McIlroy in conversation with Alan Taylor' or phone 0845 366 4629.