Celebrating the bicentenary
of the birth of Dr David Livingstone

19 March 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone. This explorer, writer, missionary, medic and anti-slavery campaigner rose from humble beginnings in a Lanarkshire tenement to become celebrated as “Africa’s first freedom fighter.” Join us in rediscovering a man whose life and legacy has spanned continents.


Festival Fringe Exhibition - Livingstone's Africa

Celebrating Dr David Livingstone's bicentenary, inspired by countries through which he travelled - from Zambia to Zanzibar, Malawi to Mozambique, Botswana and beyond.

Contemporary art and photography of people, wildlife and landscapes by Mary-Anne Bartlett and Claire Foottit, descendants of Livingstone's fellow explorers.

Where & when


Gladstone's Gallery, Gladstones Land, 477b Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2NT, Scotland

Date & time

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 - Sun, 18 Aug 2013
10.00 - 19.00


This is an old event, tickets are no longer for sale


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National Trust for Scotland Scotland Malawi Partnership Scottish Government