mac's munchkins

Mac’s Munchkins: an hour of farm-themed storytelling, crafts, playgroup and songs. For ages 2+. 10am and 3pm,  today and every Tuesday, Gorgie City Farm, 51 Gorgie Road. £2 per child, no booking required, just come along and meet up at the Red Tractor.

Cancer Research UK’s Annual Art Exhibition: a week of original and unique art. Paintings from £30 to over £1,000, plus crafts, cards and handmade jewellery. Lots of great gift ideas! Teas, coffees, soup and home baking available to purchase in the cafe. 10.30am-5pm today and Wednesday to Friday, 10.30am-4pm Saturday, Adam House, 3 Chambers Street. Ends 6th December 2014.

Le Havre - French Institute film December 2014

Le Havre (2011): Marcel Marx (Andre Wilms), a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city of Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty (Kati Outinen), his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a shoeshiner. As Arletty suddenly becomes seriously ill, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into his path. Director Aki Kaurismaki’s masterpiece champions the downtrodden and celebrates the little things that make life worth living. ‘A glorious, colourful and deeply humane work.’ Shown in French with English subtitles. 6-7.30pm, Institut Francais Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent. Free. Also showing 1-2.30pm on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.

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Janice Cairns: Forgiving Nancy. Janice will read from her first suspense romance novel, and talk about her journey to publication and the challenges she faced – a story that many unpublished writers will find inspiring. Refreshments available! 2-3pm, Stockbridge Library, 11 Hamilton Place. No booking required, just come along.

Dementia Awareness Talk: over 86,000 people in Scotland have dementia, and the number is expected to double over the next 25 years. In this talk Andrew Senew, Director of Home Instead Senior Care, will discuss the causes, symptoms and different types of dementia, and the importance of diagnosis, medication, diet and lifestyle. 6.30-7.30pm, Blackhall Library, 56 Hillhouse Road.

Bookbug: songs and rhymes for very young children and babies: 10.30am, Corstorphine Library, 12 Kirk Loan.

Community Navigator Information Stall: if you are 65+ and would like to find out about interesting local activities, groups, organisations and services, drop in to the library today or any Tuesday and say hello to the Health in Mind staff. 10am-12 noon, Oxgangs Library, 43 Oxgangs Road North.

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Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra Concert: the orchestra and Edinburgh College of Art present a concert of varied film music, game scores and collaboration film music. Conductor: Yato Durant. 7.30pm, Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square. Entry by donation.

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Edinburgh Greek Film Festival continues this week. Today September (2013): a gentle film about loneliness in the suburbs of Athens. 8.35pm, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Tickets can be booked in person, by phone or online.

The OCP Pub Quiz: £5 per team, winner takes all, with some ‘tasty’ prizes for the runners-up.  8-10.30pm, Old Chain Pier, 32 Trinity Crescent.

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