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The Indian Fairy, illustration by by Charles Doyle

The Indian Fairy

For the first time, the Arthur Conan Doyle Centre is a Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue. We are venue 290.

Of the four different shows we are home to, one of them is our own production, The Arthur Conan Doyle Experience. This is a walk and talk show which demonstrates how this great man links to what we do here and why we have named our centre after him.

Everyone knows Arthur Conan Doyle as the famous author of Sherlock Holmes, but how many know that he was a Spiritualist, an Edinburgh man and had links with art and music? So as part of this exhibition, we have, for the first time in Scotland, a collection of his father’s art, which he created while incarcerated in various sanatoriums throughout Scotland. This collection comes to us courtesy of the Chris Beetles Gallery in London.

To complete the exhibition, we have the Arthur Conan Doyle quartet of instruments which were fashioned by Edinburgh violin maker Steve Burnett from the tree which young Arthur played under as a boy.

We were delighted to receive coverage of the show in the Edinburgh Evening News. You can read the article at: