slow food

Grow Your Ain: come and enjoy the art of producing your own food, from high-class restaurants to children’s vegetable patches. Join Slow Food Edinburgh to learn, dig, eat, forage and connect with people producing their own food all over the world – the good, clean and fair way. 1-4pm, Real Life Science Studio, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row. Free, no booking required.  Part of Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight. Also available on Sunday 14th September.

Powerful Plants: no strangers exhibition talk and tour. Each culture has plants that are significant beyond the prosaic in providing health, happiness or an entrance to other worlds.  Find out more about the plants especially valued by the people featured in the current no strangers exhibition, and what secrets these plants hold for the modern world. A talk and tour of the exhibition by Ian Edwards, RGBE Head of Exhibitions and Events. 3-4pm, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row. No booking required.

Organ Recital: Inverleith St Serf’s Church celebrates the renovation of its 1931 Rushworth and Dreaper organ and the 150th anniversary of the Royal College of Organists with a recital by St Serf’s organist Nicky Fraser.  Music by Bach, Franck, Guilmant, Vierne, Howells, MacMillan and Moore. 7.30pm, Inverleith St Serf’s Parish Church, 280 Ferry Road. Admission free: retiring collection.

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Lunchtime Concert: Gule Blandakor. 12.15pm, St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street. Free.

Treasure Everywhere! Draw, colour or design a piece of treasure to add to the arty archaeological frieze. Suitable for all ages. Drop in between 12 noon and 4pm, Grand Gallery One, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. Also available on Sunday 14th and Monday 15th September. Free.

Dish The Dirt: who or what is buried in the dig boxes? Sift, sort and solve the mystery! 12.30, 2.30 or 3.30pm (45 minute sessions),   National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. Also available on Sunday 14th and Monday 15th September. Suitable for ages 7-12 with an adult helper. Free but limited places: sign up from 11.30am on the day at the Learning Centre on Level 4.

GENERATION tours at Modern One: free, discussion-led tours focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or 1-1.45pm, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Belford Road. Free: no booking required.

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Bruncheon! aka The Sound of Muesli… Featuring the Songs of Bob Dylan. This month at Bruncheon Edinburgh’s finest performers tackle the timeless songs of Bob Dylan. 11.30am-3pm, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 35 Dalmeny Street. Free entry.