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 drop-in session. Also available on Tuesday 9th September.

LGBT Drop-In with talk on preparing for a GP appointment: informal weekly gathering for LGBT people – meet others in a friendly, relaxed and welcoming environment and find out what is happening at the Centre and in the community. Between 6.30 and 7.30pm, a GP will discuss how to make the most of appointments – use the session to ask questions and get tips on the best way to make the most of future appointments with your doctor. 5.30-8pm, LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre, 9 Howe Street.

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Blackwell’s Edinburgh Children’s Book Group: a group for 8-11 year olds with a love of books and biscuits. A friendly hour of fiction and chat, currently reading Lauren Child’s look into my eyes. 6-7pm, Blackwell’s, South Bridge. To join this free group email

Not About Heroes: Gala Opening NightFeelgood Theatre Productions presents a play by Stephen MacDonald, directed by Caroline Clegg. Not About Heroes focuses on the meeting of war poets Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon at Craiglockhart War Hospital . ‘A timeless and uncompromising exploration of courage, humanity and intense friendship forged through poetry and the power of words overshadowed by the terrible and all-consuming conflict of the First World War.’  Suitable for ages 11+.  7.30pm, then at varying times on 9th & 10th September – see website for details – The Rivers Suite, Napier University Craiglockhart Campus, 219 Colinton Road. Concessions, group and school ticket prices available: book here.


Words and Deeds: Weapons and Wounding. Surgeons’ Hall, in partnership with Edinburgh University, brings its touring exhibition to Edinburgh Napier’s Sighthill Campus. The exhibition highlights the severity of injuries that women in warfare would have dealt with, exploring the progression of weaponry and the ever increasing need for new medical and surgical techniques to cope with wounding in warfare. 9am-4pm Monday to Friday until 30th September 2014, Level 4 LRC, Edinburgh Napier University Sighthill Campus, Sighthill Court. Free.

Pear Tree Quiz: Know your physics from your psychics? Still in mourning for the loss of 15-to-1? Try the Pear Tree quiz: cash prizes! £1 per team. 8-10pm (but you are advised to arrive early as tables fill up fast), Pear Tree House, West Nicolson Street. NB: over-18s only.