All Quiet On The Western Front (1930): a film saga of German boys avidly signing up for World War I and then learning the truth of war. 6.30-8.30pm, St Brides Community Centre, Orwell Terrace. Free: shown as part of Gorgie War Memorial’s World War I Commemoration Events. For more details of other events see programme available from St Bride’s Centre.
Blackwell’s Edinburgh Book Group – lively, friendly book chatter for adults, no previous experience required! Currently reading Laurent Binet’s HHhH: next month The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud. 6pm, Blackwell’s, South Bridge. To join email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasure Everywhere: draw, colour or design a piece of treasure to add to the arty archaeological frieze. For all ages. 12 noon-4pm (drop-in session) Grand Gallery Level 1, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street.
Dish The Dirt! Who or what is buried in the dig boxes? Sift, sort and solve the mystery. Suitable for ages 7-12 with an adult helper.
12.30, 2.30 or 3.30pm (45 minute sessions.) Limited places – sign up from 11.30am on the day in the Learning Centre on Level 4, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street.
Paul Durand-Ruel in London and New York: the National Gallery (London)’s curator of post-1800 paintings Christopher Riopelle looks at Durand-Ruel’s marketing strategies in two foreign cities, London, where he first met Monet and Pissarro and showed their works in 1871, and New York where from 1887 he maintained a highly successful gallery with a major impact on American collecting. 12.45-1.30pm, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound. Free and unticketed.
Crowd Sourcing: popular family drop-in workshops taking inspiration from the Where Do I End and You Begin exhibition. Kushana Bush’s paintings tell mysterious stories about groups and crowds: using paper and collage, make your own crowd scene and tell its story. Suitable for the whole family working together. 1.30-3.30pm, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street.
Create a Caricature: learn the art of caricature in this special workshop for families – come prepared with the images of some people you would like to caricature. 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-3.30pm, Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South. £5 per person – bookings must be made via the Usher Hall Box Office, in person, by phone or online.
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 16th September.