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Alba ad Astra - Run Extended!


Alba ad Astra
Originally uploaded by MadeleineS.

Mike at Transreal Fiction has agreed to extend the run of the Alba ad Astra exhibition to the end of September. All the documents, so carefully researched by Gavin Inglis and Andrew C. Ferguson of Writers' Bloc continue to be on display along side my photographs. If you thought you'd missed your chance to see this fantastic piece of research into Scotland's engineering past then don't despair - there are still a few weeks in which to visit it at Transreal Ficiton, 7 Cowgatehead, The Grassmarket, Edinburgh.

If you can't get a long to the show you can see the photographs and some of our research notes at www.madeleineshepherd.co.uk.

The collective which constructed this exhibition is currently considering how to take it forward. We hope to be able to report on the expected return of the Golden Eagle capsule on 30th November, regardless of restrictions that may be placed in our path. We also hope to be able to reconcile our findings with the ravings of one Hector McKracken, whose spam email some readers may have received. If you have any leads you think we should follow or any comments about our research so far please leave a comment after this post.

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