‘I Know Where I’m Going’ (U): the classic 1945 film in which a headstrong, rather proud young woman travels by train and ferry to the Hebrides to marry her wealthy fiancee – but on the way she falls under the spell of the Scottish landscape and encounters another man, with whom she falls suddenly and passionately in love. A film with ‘unique power…odd, dreamlike interludes, weird symbolism, a sense of ancient forces and the supernatural, and …alertness to the possibility of romantic love…a magical, unforgettable experience, a work of real and enduring genius’. 1pm, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Book online or call the box office on 0131 228 2688. Also showing at 6pm on Thursday 1st January. Part of the Filmhouse’s Scotland Galore! season.
The Death of the Fin King: Bryony Knox’s intricate metal creations will bring the ocean to life using puppetry techniques, while Erin Farley tells the tale of the struggle between fisherman Johnny Brass and the Fin King. Try out metal working and help to create the Fin King – or make something to take home – at the Fish or Fin workshops before the performance. Suitable for ages 12+ and adults. 11am-12 noon or 2-3pm, Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street. Tickets cost £6/£4 and can be purchased online here or by calling the Box Office on 0131 556 9579. This event has been commissioned by Craft Scotland with support from Creative Scotland, as part of Tales In The Making.
eBook Surgery: get help with downloading free eBooks, emagazines and audiobooks. 2-3.30pm, Central Library, George IV Bridge. No appointment necessary – just drop in.
National Museum of Scotland Christmas Art Competition: be inspired by the objects in the museum and get drawing! A popular annual event for all ages and abilities – basic materials and lots of encouragement provided. 10.30am-4.30pm (drop-in), National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. Last day today!
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (12A): the Oscar-winning Classic set in a private girls’ school in Edinburgh, where Maggie Smith’s headstrong teacher ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable young charges – her Creme de la Creme – with her over-romanticised world view. 6pm, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Book online or call the box office on 0131 228 2688. Also showing at 1pm on Friday 2nd January. Part of the Filmhouse’s Scotland Galore! season.