A special season of film screenings celebrating Scottish pop music continues with Big Gold Dream and Teenage Superstars.

Big Gold Dream

23 October

The acclaimed film directed by Grant McPhee uses archive and interviews to tell the story of the creativity and innovation of Scotland’s post-punk scene, with a focus on influential Scottish indie labels FAST Product and Postcard Records. Big Gold Dream took nine years to make, and won the Edinburgh International Film Festival Audience Award in 2015.

Teenage Superstars

29 October

Following on from Big Gold Dream, Grant McPhee’s Teenage Superstars explores the alternative pop music scene in Glasgow from 1982 to 1992, including the early days of Creation Records, the shared roots of several bands, such as those from Bellshill (Teenage Fanclub, Soup Dragons and BMX Bandits) and the connections of the time between the Scottish and American indie scenes as these artists influenced the likes of Nirvana. 


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Rip It Up
The Story of Scottish Pop

Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.

Rip It Up events
Join us for an eventful programme of talks and live music

From live music to key note sessions to kids' craft, join us for an eventful programme to accompany our Scottish pop exhibition.

Rip It Up associated events

As well as a host of live performances, talks and discussions hosted at the National Museum of Scotland, an exciting programme of associated events will be taking place across Edinburgh during the exhibition run.

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop by Vic Galloway
You've seen the exhibition – now read the book!

Rip It Up charges through the astonishing story of Scottish pop and rock music from the 1950s to the present day, from Lonnie Donegan to Calvin Harris.

Rip It Up blog posts
Go behind the scenes at our major summer exhibition

Discover what's happening behind the scenes of our major summer exhibition for 2018, Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip It Up playlists

To get you in the mood for Rip It Up, we're sharing playlists of music inspired by the exhibition's themes, from Scottish pop classics to the tracks that mean the most to the people involved in creating the exhibition.

Future Features

Future Features is a campaign created by students from Edinburgh Napier University to celebrate the Rip It Up exhibition.
Event information


23 Oct - 28 Oct 2018


Filmhouse, Edinburgh

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Filmhouse Box Office (open 10am-9pm daily, 0131 228 2688, no booking fee) or book online.

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