Leith in World War One: Andrew Grant talks about the Home Front and what happened to the men who marched away. 6.30-7.30pm, Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Road. Free but advance booking required: call 0131 529 5517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org There will be more talks in this series throughout the autumn.
Bach Before Breakfast: John Bryden plays Bach and Shostakovich on the Cathedral Steinway. Coffee and croissants follow. 8.05-8.35am every day until Friday 29th August, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Free: retiring collection.
Glitz Lit: this reading group for girls aged 11-14 starts again today! 6-7pm, Oxgangs Library, Oxgangs Road North. Call in to the library for more information, or email them at email@example.com
Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice: drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around the productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project Team. 1-3pm, Demonstration Garden, Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row. Free, no booking required. Also available at same times on Tuesday 26th August.
From Scotland With Love: special screening of this feature film by award-winning director Virginia Heath, consisting entirely of Scottish film archive and with a transcendent score by King Creosote. ‘A journey into our collective past, exploring universal themes of love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play. Ordinary people, some long since dead….appear shimmering from the depth of the vaults to take a starring role…..their stories given voice by King Creosote’s poetic music and lyrics.’ Introduced by Dr Jonny Murray, Senior Lecturer in Film & Visual Culture at ECA. Followed by a Q & A session with Virginia Heath and King Creosote, who will play a couple of tunes from the soundtrack live. Certificate U. 6pm, The Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Prices vary; to book call 0131 228 2688 or visit the Filmhouse website. Part of the To See Oursels season.
Where Do I End and You Begin: Curator’s Tour. Director of the Edinburgh Art Festival Sorcha Carey will lead this informal tour, introducing the exhibition and its themes. 3pm, City Art Centre (meet at reception), 2 Market Street. Free.
LGBT Drop-In: weekly informal gathering for LGBT people. Have a cup of tea and a chat and meet others in a friendly, relaxed and welcoming environment. Find out what is happening at the Centre and in the community. This week’s Drop-In will include an information session with Support In Mind Scotland: an informal session exploring what schizophrenia means, how it may impact on everyday lives and relationships, and what support is available. Drop-in 5.30-8pm weekly (not 15th Sept), Support In Mind 6.30-7.30pm this week only, LGBT Health & Wellbeing Centre, 9 Howe Street.
Elaine Wilson: an exploration of the crossover between fine and applied arts. Paintings, drawings and textile pieces from Out of the Blue based artist and QMU Masters student Elaine Wilson. Launch tonight at 6pm, then 10am-5pm until Thursday 28th August 2014. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street.
Lunchtime Concert: The Pilgrim Singers. 1.10-1.50pm, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Free: retiring collection.
Lunchtime Concert: Piano Speak with Will Pickvance. 12.15pm, St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile. Free.
Amnesty Undercroft Group: this group meets on the last Monday of the month to write letters campaigning for the release of prisoners of conscience. All welcome to join in. Soup and light lunches available to purchase from the cafe. 12.15-1pm, Undercroft Cafe, St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street.