Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a screening for pre-school children and their parents/carers only. 11am, Cameo Cinema, Home Street. Tickets are £3 per child, accompanying adults & babies under 1 year free. Membership of Toddler Time is required – this is free: ask at the Box Office.
smART Craft: a weekly visual arts and crafts group, primarily for adults with complex or additional support needs. The group is led by a professional artist and a support worker. New members are always welcome, please come in and see us, or call the centre for more information. This term the group is working towards a fantastic exhibition! 1-3pm today and every Monday until 30th March 2015, WHALE Arts, 30 Westburn Grove. . £2 per session. Contact WHALE for more information: call 0131 458 3267 or email email@example.com.
Edinburgh Schools Performance Pipe Band Auditions: funding from Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative has enabled Edinburgh City Council to start the Edinburgh Schools Performance Pipe Band. Pupils from Edinburgh’s schools who play pipes or drums are invited to audition. Weekly rehearsals will begin on 26th January 2015, with concerts on 25th March at the Queen’s Hall and on 13th June at the Assembly Hall on the Mound. Auditions will be held 5-7pm tonight at Drummond High School, 41 Bellevue Place. If you would like to audition, please email Frances.firstname.lastname@example.org
Pass It On Week Workshop: Pass It On Week is a Zero Waste Scotland re-use initiative dedicated to encouraging people to get involved in re-use activities of all shapes and sizes – swapping, sharing, repairing, upcycling or buying secondhand. This year’s Pass It On Week will take place in March; anyone can organise an event – schools, community groups, workplaces, individuals, universities, colleges, councils – and you can find out more about the resources, support and advice available to you, and get lots of ideas and inspiration, at this free workshop. There will also be presentations from a number of organisations that have undertaken innovative and effective re-use and repair work. 10am-2pm, Godfrey Thomson Hall (off Holyrood Road) University of Edinburgh. Free but registration is required: click here. For more information contact Kim Young on 01786 433960 or email email@example.com.
Sofi’s Cult Movie Nights: When Elvis Met Nixon. ‘A humourous, historically-embellished’ made-for-TV movie from 1997 to close Elvis’s Birthday Weekend. President Nixon meets with Elvis in an attempt to improve his image with ‘the kids’. 7.30-9.30pm, Sofi’s Bar, 65 Henderson Street. Free.
Broughton History Society: Elspeth Morrison: Hallmarking and the History of the Assay Office. 7pm, Drummond Community High School, Bellevue Place. Non-members welcome. For more information contact Richard Love at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 0131 556 1488.
New Town & Broughton Community Council meeting. NTBCC represents the views of the local community in the New Town and Broughton areas: local residents are very welcome to attend meetings. 7.30pm, Drummond Room, Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue Crescent. If you have an issue you wish to raise at the meeting, please use the email contact form on the NTBCC website to give the Community Council the details in advance.
For Crying Out Loud: screenings for carers (maximum 2 per infant) and their babies under 12 months – nappy-changing, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities available. Today: The Theory of Everything (12A), 11am, Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Tickets cost £4.50/£3.50 per adult: online booking is not possible, so please call the Box Office on 0131 228 2688 or book in person.
Cafe Histoire: The Auld Alliance – une histoire des relations franco-ecossaises. ‘The oldest alliance in the world’ is how General De Gaulle described the alliance between France, Norway and Scotland in 1942. From 1295 to 1903 Franco-Scottish relations were based on this relationship, and the links between France and Scotland remain strong today. Patrick Landri (Librarian at the French Institute in Glasgow) talks about this enduring alliance. Please note that this talk will be given in French. 5.30-7pm, Institut francais d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent. £5 (members) £8 (non-members). For more information call 0131 225 5366 or email email@example.com.