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Touching images document dementia

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Images that document the everyday life of people living with dementia have been unveiled as part of a creative project between Edinburgh Napier University and an Edinburgh care charity.Photography, TV and music students have...

Investment at the King’s and Festival Theatres to make theatre ‘dementia friendly’

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A major investment from a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery Fund has just been announced whereby the Festival and King's Theatres in Edinburgh will become 'dementia friendly'. The two theatres  want...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends in three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Timmy discovers that everything is more fun...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 Back to 'normal' this week, with not a shred of tinsel in sight (hoorah!) and plenty of events on offer; films, books, art, and music from a very special violin....we may not have spring...

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...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Serenity Cafe Club Night: Robbie Williams Tribute. Serenity Cafe is run for people in recovery by people in recovery - and for anyone else who wants good value, good quality food in a relaxed...

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...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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  Golden Hare October Book Group: The Village Against The World by Dan Hancox. Author and Guardian journalist Dan's 'vivid and even-handed book' is a fascinating and highly entertaining true account of life in the unique Spanish...

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...

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...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Wunderfuk 2! Delighted Peoples (vocals, guitar - hip hop, punk), Small Feet Little Toes (vocals - folk) and Felt Tip Pen ('electro-coloured twisted folk'). Hosted by Chris Willatt. 7pm, Forest Cafe, Lauriston Place. Free entry, BYOB (corkage charge.)Lunchtime Concert: Canadian National Arts...

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 6TH OCTOBER 2014Mrs Mash the Storytelling Cook: stories, songs and participative fun for Portobello's youngest residents. 10.30-11am, The Skylark, 241-243 Portobello High Street.Toddler Time: Poppy Cat. Join fabulous feline Poppy Cat on her adventures...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Coburg House's World's Biggest Coffee Morning: Coburg Studios' resident talents present an array of cakes as diverse as their artwork. Homegrown favourites - and Chinese steamed buns! 10am-2pm, Coburg House Gallery, 15 Coburg Street, Leith. In aid...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2014LGBT Spiritual Space: Conflicts of Sexuality and Faith. Explore conflicts that exist within these two aspects of identity; Maxwell Reay, NHS Mental Health Community Chaplain, offers a supportive space for LGBT...

Thursday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Live Music Now: Andrew Waite and Seth Tinsley. The accordion, voice and guitar duo perform a mixture of traditional and self-penned songs  and tunes in response to John Ruskin's artworks and other portrayals of...

Gayfield Creative Spaces: Summer Exhibitions

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From the gorgeous and covetable furniture of Garden Party to the comntemplative and exquisite ceramics of Fragments and the historic and colourful textiles of India Street, there is much to enjoy at Gayfield Creative Spaces'...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 23 JUNE 2014Edible Gardening: Seasonal Advice. Drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around the productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project team. 1-3pm, Demonstration...

Council trying out Safe Walking service

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  A service is being developed by The City of Edinburgh Council using satellite technology (GPS) to help prevent people with dementia becoming lost in the city.Two women in the north of the city, both...

Link Housing raise money for Alzheimer Scotland

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Link Housing Association presented the Edinburgh-based charity, Alzheimer Scotland, a cheque for £5840.56 on 19 January 2011 at Albany Court, Denny.The money was raised as part of Link’s LinkGiving initiative last year where employees...

How is the council coping with the elderly

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by Councillor Paul EdieScotland is faced with steep rises in numbers of older people. A 20% increase in over 85s is projected over the next five years. This figure is significant because your...

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