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In Edinburgh this month: the 12th Africa in Motion Film Festival

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‘Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds.’ (Martin Scorsese, founder, World Cinema Fund) The first film...

Africa in Motion Scotland African Film Festival 2016

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'The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it' (George Kimble) What does African film mean to you? Does it bring to mind Meryl Streep and her Kenyan farm? Virginia Anderson and...

Just Festival 2015: Nelson Mandela: the Myth and Me

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The first time Khalo Matabane heard Nelson Mandela's name he was seven years old and living in Ga Mphahlele, a village in Limpopo. It was 1981, South Africa was still split by apartheid; Khalo's...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Edinburgh Printmakers Open Day 2014: an opportunity to visit the oldest open access printmaking studio in the UK. Hands-on activities, with printmaking workshops for adults and children, printmaking demonstrations and studio tours. The brand new exhibition No Fixed Abode will be on...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Paint Like Degas: Demonstration and Book Launch. Artist Damian Callan will talk about and demonstrate some of Degas's techniques that feature in his new book Paint Like Degas. These will include the use of chalk pastels on...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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  Dolina: An Island Girl's Journey.Well-known singer, actress and storyteller Dolina Maclennan launches her autobiography, written in conversation with Jim Gilchrist and Stuart Edymann. Dolina looks back at her childhood on Lewis and to her friendships with many of the...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Boney Night wi' Firewurks! Fireworks, dookin', fancy dress competition, turnip lantern competition, snack refreshments - and fireworks!  Free and open to all, children must be accompanied by an adult. 6.30-8.30pm, Craigmillar Community Arts Centre, Newcraighall Road. For more...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Are You Going Up The Road? A new exhibition by Carolann Alexander, and Land Sea and Sky, new works by Newton Ross. Preview 6-8pm today, then 11am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday, The Gallery on the Corner, Northumberland Street. Exhibitions close 29th November...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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  Before The Diving: little is known about ancient Penguin civilisation, but the recent discovery of early Penguin eggshell drawings provides a fascinating though slightly disconcerting insight into their previously unknown empire. Haika Maeda, a Chinese/Japanese artist...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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Plenty happening again this week - from fundraisers for Palestine, Water for Life and the Scouts, to films from Poland, Africa and Italy. Books will be launched, exhibitions will be opened, French and Russian...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 March of the Daschund: children's craft event. 3pm, McDonald Road Library, 2-4 McDonald Road. Free: no booking required. Part of From Poland With Love: Scottish-Polish Cultural Week.Haunted Tales of Old Edinburgh: Royal Mile storyteller Calum Lykan captures some gruesome...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Golden Hare Books presents An Evening with Allan Massie. An eminent Scottish author and journalist, Allan has written over thirty books; his latest, Klaus, is the story of Thomas Mann's son, a bold political activist who...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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What's On is truly international this week, with Poland, Italy, Spain, Afghanistan, Palestine, Denmark, China, France, the USA, Canada, Japan and the entire African continent all being involved in events in Scotland's capital. Closer...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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  Down at the Farm in Gorgie: Storyteller Rosie Mappleback shares some animal tales amidst the cows, sheep, pigs and ducks. Suitable for all ages. 11.30am-12 noon or 1.30-2pm, Gorgie City Farm, 51 Gorgie Road. Free - donations welcome! Part...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Cancer Research UK Ceilidh Experiment! Dancing (with caller), fairground games, films, theatre, poetry and the chance to try some hands-on science. Brew up a hoolie with Edinburgh-based Cancer Research scientists and find out...

Africa in Motion – Scotland African Film Festival 2014

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Where can you see a 1927 silent film about Zulu culture, a documentary about the Rwandan genocide and a thriller set in Guinea-Bissau? At the 2014 Scotland African Film Festival is where! Looking Back, Reaching...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2014Metals and Marble: an exhibition of contemporary metal and marble sculpture by Chris Muirhead and Simon Burns-Cox, displayed in the gallery with its 17th century Renaissance hand-painted ceiling. 9am-6pm today and everyday until 25th October 2014, Gladstone's...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 7 JULY 2014South West Neighbourhood Summer of Sport: get competitive! take part in this summer's themed activities and events.  2.30pm every Monday in the school holidays, Colinton Library, 14 Thorburn Road - contact...

Africa in Motion Film Festival 2013 announced

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The programme for the Africa in Motion Film Festival 2013 has been announced. The festival, which takes place between 24 October - 3 November 2013 at Edinburgh's Filmhouse Cinema, Glasgow's Film Theatre & Centre for Contemporary Arts and ...

Africa in Motion Film Festival 2012 announced

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Following the success of the 2011 Africa in Motion Film Festival, which offered a vibrant mix of films showcased at Edinburgh's Filmhouse Cinema on Lothian Road, the event will be back from 25 October to...

Review – Africa in Motion Film Festival Edinburgh 2011

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If you missed this year's Africa in Motion Film Festival, you really missed out. You missed several UK premieres of some startling films. You missed out on some eye-opening documentaries. You missed out on the...

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