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Composer: Cunningham, Tom (b. 1946)

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Year of birth1946
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Edinburgh Fringe: A Tapestry of Many Threads by Alexander McCall Smith and Tom Cunningham

In Scotland, the world of tapestry has been emerging in an exciting revival, bringing this too often overlooked art form into focus. In 2010 the 104-metre Prestonpans tapestry of embroidered panels was unveiled, celebrating the journey 25-year-old Bonnie Prince Charlie made from France, then through the Scottish Highlands to victory at the Scottish town of Prestonpans.
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The Okavango Macbeth - UK Premiere in Edinburgh.

Beth Mckay and Andrew McTaggart  ©  Marc Marnie
While on a wildlife safari holiday in the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana, Alexander McCall Smith asked his guides to take him across a river to where two primatologists were researching baboon behaviour. Baboons are matriarchal and uniquely in common with humans, high status is inherited.
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