Monthly Archives: June 2016

Great Summer Theater at 59E59 Street & Festival of Arts, New Haven

National Theater of Scotland – June 10 – 25                            The Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven, CT 

Exclusive premiere of “Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour” - A musical play about losing your innocence and finding yourself. Music by Handel, Bach, and 70s classic rock band Electric Light Orchestra. From the writer of Broadway smash hit ‘Billy Elliott’.

Ladies of Perpectual..”Once again the NTS has produced an outstanding piece of theatre which rivals the best seen in the last decade”.  Daily Record, Scotland .                                                                                                               “#1 stage show in the UK 2015″   The Guardian

Nominated for three CAT Awards including Best Production and Best Ensemble.  ASF Members & Friends : CODE TARTAN21 for a $5 per ticket discount.

59e59 logoBrits off Broadway Seaon thr July 3rd                 59E59th Street Theater59 East 59th Street, NYC                                                                                The best of British theater has been showing never before seen productions in the USA as part of the annual Brits off Broadway. The terrific season continues through July 3rd

For tickets and details visit 59E59.org

“A highlight of the theatrical year in New York.”  Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

                  

East to Edinburgh Season – July 12th – 31st                    59E59th Street Theater59 East 59th Street,                             NYC

Experience the excitement of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe without leaving New York!  59E59 will present 13 plays as part of their annual East to Edinburgh festival.

 The productions are new works   from North American  companies  before they travel across the pond toEdinburgh.  Tickets details visit 59E59.org

 

 

Renowned Scottish sculptor Andy Scott, holds rare exhibit : June 10th – 26th, Glasgow Caledonian University, 64 Wooster Street, NYC.

Andy ScottA rare exhibit of renowned Scottish sculptor Andy Scott (sculptor), is now on show at the New York campus of Glasgow Caledonian University,           64 Wooster Street, NYC.    The show runs now through June 26th.                                                                                           The exhibit through a series of bronze sculptures and sketches, shows us Scott’s love of the horse, especially the large working Clydesdales.

In  2014 Andy Scott’s completed his largest public work to date when The Kelpies, the largest equine sculptures in the world standing over 100ft tall, were unveiled at the       Helix Park, Falkirk.

Scott normally presents LARGE public works, and for this show he is presenting twelve bronze sculptures and two wonderful larger steel pieces.  These are shown together with maquettes (scale models) of some of his famous public works.Kelpies bathed in Gold                                                                                                              Also on display are sketches and drawings showing the process for making his landmark public figurative and equine works.                                                                Scott in recent years, produced some of Scotland’s leading art in the public space.  In addition to the Kelpies he has created Arria in Cumbernauld, Ravenscraig’s Steelman and the Heavy Horse.

In addition to the smaller series of bronze sculptures for the show, Scott has also been collaborating with renowned silversmiths Hamilton & Inches and cabinetmakers Method Studios.  Together they are developing a bespoke sterling silver chess set to mark Hamilton & Inches’ 150th Anniversary.  All the chess pieces will be based upon the horse.

kelpies bryant parksIn Spring 2014, The American-Scottish Foundation® in conjunction with Andy Scott and Falkirk Council, worked to bring the Kelpies maquettes to New York, where they took up residence for several weeks on the Fountain Terrace of Bryant Park.

They looked very “at home” on the Fountain Terrace and many of us wished they could stay but they had to continue their world travels.

National Fish and Chips Day was Friday June 3rd – this was a GREAT Day

National Fish and Chips Day was Friday June 3rd – this was a GREAT Day that we really enjoyed, this is after all THE Classic British Dish.

fish and chip 1Following the resounding success of last year’s inaugural National Fish and Chip Day, Fish & Chip lovers across the UK this year -the US took up the idea… after all who doesn’t love great fish and chips – with vinegar – served in newspaper (of course)!.

On National Fish and Chip Day ASF popped over to Jones Wood Foundry - one of our top picks for great fish and chips in NYC – let us know you favorite spot.

AND HOW DOES ONE MAKE CLASSIC FISH AND CHIPS- The American-Scottish Foundation® has a recipe all to give the classic dish a try.

Have a look at our recipe here:http://americanscottishfoundation.com/magazine/?p=1612

IRN-BRU IN CUPCAKES? YES!

IRN-BRU IN CUPCAKES? YES – it can work – but it has taken Baking With Granny a few trys to work out the “secret” to Scotland’s favorite fizzy drink being a successful cupcake…

AND the secret is: Boiling down the Irn-Bru into a SYRUP
… “boiling a 2 litre bottle of Irn Bru, texting Granny saying, “You know when you’re 50% sure you have a good idea & 50% sure you’re completely mad? Thankfully though, it worked!irnbrucupcake-1

• Place your Irn Bru into a pot large enough to hold it & bring it to the boil.
• Boil until the Irn Bru reduces to around a 10th of its original volume. It took around 2.5 hours for 2 litres to reduce down to 200ml but obviously the less Irn Bru you use, the less time it’ll take.
• Once it’s ready it’ll be a thin syrup consistency and a deep orange colour. Remember it will be very hot and as such will be a bit thicker once it cools down.

And there you have it! Your very own Irn Bru syrup, ready to bake into cupcakes. ”

The receipe can be found at Baking with Grannys website … and now all of us can enjoy IRN-BRU Cupcakes http://bakingwithgranny.co.uk/recipe/irn-bru-cupcakes/

Enjoy – from The American-Scottish Foundation® Team.