Book Launch: Nite Life During Wartime by Innes Reekie

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Stills, Scotland's Centre for Photography

23 Cockburn Street

Edinburgh, Scotland

EH1 1BP

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Join us for the publication launch of Innes Reekie's 'Nite Life During Wartime,' published by Stereogram Recordings

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This fascinating new photobook by Innes Reekie captures the grit and the glamour of the 1980's music and clubbing scene in Edinburgh, interspersed with images and dialogue on the wars running concurrently over that period. The launch event will include a panel discussion between Innes Reekie and Jeremy Thoms (Stereogram Recordings/Publishing), chaired by journalist and critic Neil Cooper (The Glasgow Herald), followed by drinks and a book signing.

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"We were poets, musicians, writers, comedians, actors, designers, artists and photographers - full of life, hope and rebellion. Edinburgh in the 80s, despite the turbulence of Thatcherism, was vibrant. We were brimming with potential; a hedonistic mix of dreamers and doers, fantastic and fearless. On any given day, we could be whomever we wanted. Creativity was key, and that usually started in our favourite charity shop. Everyone had something to say and they said it - in theatres, wine bars and pop up parties. It was a time when originality was celebrated, uniqueness was applauded - and it was all photographed.

When the sun went down, Edinburgh became our playground, our platform, our voice. When the sun came back up, it was an easy walk home in the morning light."

- Simone Lahbib

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Stills, Scotland's Centre for Photography

23 Cockburn Street

Edinburgh, Scotland

EH1 1BP

United Kingdom

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