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The 10th Portobello Book Festival is here!

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The 10th Portobello Book Festival opened last night, with a packed out (and packed in) evening of entertainment in Portobello Library.Introducing a programme of readings and music, author Louise Kelly spoke of the goodwill...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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North Edinburgh Arts Theatre Project: 1d Tenement Opera. A story based on the lives of people who lived in an Edinburgh tenement over two centuries: the tenement eventually became part of Edinburgh Corporation's Slum...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Greyfriars Bobby's Headstone Service and Reception: following the sound of the 1 o'clock gun, local schoolchildren will lay flowers on  the Skye Terrier's grave. Also in attendance will be Laurie Aitken of the Scottish Fire...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015Timmy 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...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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http://youtu.be/69mUzKGYlDE Creative Electric: drama and creative workshops for ages 16+.  Creative Electric create contemporary performances based on real experiences; their work has been performed in Scotland and Sweden, in theatres, studios, art galleries, on trains,...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Meet Chris Hadfield: the former Commander of the International Space Station will be signing copies of his stunning planetary photo tour You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. 12.30pm, Waterstones West End,...

What’s On In Edinburgh 15th-21st December 2014

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MONDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2014Meet Chris Hadfield: the former Commander of the International Space Station will be signing copies of his stunning planetary photo tour You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. 12.30pm,...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTHjd8PM6ts]Can't Dance Cameron: Emily Dodd introduces her new book, the tale (or tail?) of a capercaillie bird who doesn't think he can dance. Emily is a former Reader-In-Residence at the library. For ages...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Dream Walking with Hares: an exhibition of gilded works on wood by Sally Bruce Richards (The Bruce Gallery, Isle of Mull). Open preview tonight 6-8pm, then 11am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday, The Gallery on the Corner, Northumberland Street....

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2014For Crying Out Loud: special screenings for carers and their babies under 12 months old - maximum of 2 adults per baby. Babychanging, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities available. This...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Edinburgh Telephone Choir and special guests The St John's School Children's Choir perform an evening of carols (with sing-alongs!) to raise funds in aid of the Ebola Crisis. 7.30pm, St John's RC Church, 35 Brighton Place, Portobello. Free entry:...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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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...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Lots of Christmassy things this week, from craft fairs to carols and music to markets - but if the very thought of anything festive sends you running from the room, fear not - there...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Garvald Christmas Bazaar: handcrafted goods made by members of Garvald Edinburgh, live music, children's activities, refreshments. 10.30am-1.30pm, Garvald Gorgie Workshops, 454/1 Gorgie Road. Entry by donation. Garvald Edinburgh is a Scottish charity offering creative opportunities and support...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Bookbug: songs and rhymes for young children and babies. 10.30-11am, Oxgangs Library, 343 Oxgangs Road North.Live Music Now: Slide Too Far. Formed two years ago in Glasgow, trombone quartet Slide Too Far has gone from strength to strength, winning...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Blackwell's Edinburgh Presents JD Oswald: The Ballad of Sir Benfro. An epic fantasy series from one of Scotland's most successful new crime writers, 'an unputdownable tale of the great dragons returning to the kingdom of men'....

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Spanish Rhymetime! Sesiones de Rimas en Espanol! Rhymes and songs for babies and children aged 0-4 and their parents or carers. For Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers. 10.30am today and the last Tuesday of each...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2014Mrs Mash at The Skylark: songs, stories and joining in fun from Mrs Mash aka Marie Louise Cochrane, the Storytelling Cook, for the under-5s and their parents and carers - this week...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2014Delighters: 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....

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Firrhill Christmas Market: enjoy seasonal refreshments as you browse the fabulous stalls - crafts, gifts, cards, jewellery, cakes, decorations and much, much more....7.15-9.15pm, Firrhill High School, 9 Oxgangs Road. Entrance £2, under 12s free.Previously....Scotland's History Festival...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Music Box @ Colinton Library - Inaugural Event: An audience with Benny Tetteh-Lartey. A unique chance to meet and listen to the award-winning singer-songwriter and Afro-Scot Beat pioneer, following on his community appearances for Black...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Armistice Day: Prayer and Meditation. The Memorial Chapel will be open for prayer and meditation. 10.45-11.15am, St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Lothian Road.TOGETHER Remembrance Event: marking the eleventh day of the eleventh month with a musical reflection...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2014Pakistan Society Heritage Project presents Rural Reflections: an exhibition of rural scenery of Pakistan and Scotland. 'Here we share the stories of ten members of the 50+ group of the Pakistan...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Pakistan Society Heritage Project presents Rural Reflections: an exhibition of rural scenery of Pakistan and Scotland. 'Here we share the stories of ten members of the 50+ group of the Pakistan Society of Edinburgh, who began their...

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...

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...

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...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Save the Elephants Halloween Party: two bands, nibbles, mini-auction, raffle. All funds will go to Kuki Gallmann Conservancy in Kenya, which works with wildlife conservation, especially elephants. Come in your scariest fancy dress!  7pm-midnight, Function...

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...

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