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Delighters: Hula Hooping  – taster session. For ages 14+, beginners or beginners + – session will be tailored to the abilities of the participants. 6.30-7.30pm, Forest Centre +, 38 Castle Terrace. Free but booking required: email or call 077461 43324.

Blackwell’s Edinburgh Adult Book Group: join this monthly group for lively, friendly book chatter. Discuss everything from fiction to non-fiction, contemporary to classics, prizewinners to cult heroes. Currently reading Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger. Next month: John Irving’s The Cider House Rules. 6-8pm, Blackwell’s, South Bridge. To join the group (it’s free!) contact Blackwell’s through their website.


LGBT: HIV Home Testing. Testing kits for HIV that you can use at home were introduced in Scotland this year; find out about their advantages and limitations from HIV Scotland staff. 6.30-8pm (within weekly drop-in session), LGBT Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street. For more information call 0131 523 1100 or email

Scottish Geneaology Society: Ken Nisbet will talk about Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of Rosebank Cemetery (Edinburgh). 7 for 7.30pm, Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge. For more information contact the Society at 15 Victoria Terrace, tel: 0131 220 3677 or email

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Toddler Time: each programme is designed to introduce small children to the big screen, featuring 30 minutes shows for pre-school children and their parents and carers. This week: Olly the Little White Van: Programme 10 ‘a fun and charming animated show with a great message…’ 10-10.30am, Cameo Cinema, 38 Home Street. £3 per child, accompanying adults free if they join the Toddler Time Club (free – ask at box office). Free for babies under one year old. No adult unaccompanied by a toddler will be admitted.

Karma Club: live music and DJs in aid of Save The Children’s Syria Appeal. 7pm till late, Cabaret Voltaire, 36-38 Blair Street. £6 per person.