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Letter from Scotland

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My great uncle died in the First World War, along with 140,000 other Scottish soldiers. He was just 23 years old, a major in a gunnery unit. He was killed at the second battle...

Remembrance and a link with Balerno

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One winter night during the First World War, August von Hagen, a young Artillery officer, climbed out of his trench near Verdun.Clutching a bottle of schnapps, he walked into No Man’s Land. From the...

Theatre preview – War Horse returns

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WAR HORSE Festival Theatre Edinburgh Wed 18 Apr – Sat 12 May 2018The Festival Theatre Edinburgh is delighted to welcome back the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse for a three-week run following its sell-out...

The Princess Royal opens First World War Centenary Wood

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HRH The Princess Royal officially opened Scotland’s First World War Centenary Wood in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh, unveiling a stone structure created as a space to rest, reflect and remember those who lived...

Reenactment of WWI football match

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In Football Remembers week, Wester Hailes Education Centre reenacted a little of the football match which everyone knows about from the First World War. http://vimeo.com/114111137 Private William Tapp wrote in his diary "It doesn't seem right...

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....

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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For 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 week: 2001: A...

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...

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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 Soutra: the 'once powerful' hospital in the Bannockburn years - a talk by archeo-ethno-pharmacologist Dr Brian Moffatt, Director of SHARP. Soutra was the site of the greatest medieval hospital north of York - archaeologists are now...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Football Cronicas: Jethro Soutar (who co-edited the book with Tim Girven and is a founder of Ragpicker Press) and translator Rachael McGill discuss all things literary, Latin American and football, plus translation and the setting up...

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....

Letter from Scotland

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I have in my hand a half-penny minted in 1914. It’s worn and faded, almost black with age, but you can still see King George V’s head on it and that awful date. I’ll...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Family Arts Festival Activity Day: a fun-filled BFG themed activity day for all the family. Make and create things at a range of drop-in activities and bookable-on-the-day drama and movement workshops.  You can also make a...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2014The Key Material is Time: Art and Music in Glasgow since the 1970s. Writer, curator and lecturer Dr Sarah Lowndes traces the development of Glasgow's unique and largely self-initiated arts scene...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Tiger Tales: stories and craft for ages 4-8. 3-4pm, Fountainbridge Library, 137 Dundee Street. Free.Bruncheon, featuring The Sound of Muesli: brunch and live music at the Drill Hall Arts Cafe. Local musical talent and DJs creating a chilled-out...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Mrs 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 through magical lands with her...

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...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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All Quiet On The Western Front (1930): a film saga of German boys avidly signing up for World War I and then learning the truth of war. 6.30-8.30pm, St Brides Community Centre, Orwell Terrace. Free:...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Someone Was Singing: World War One in Poetry and Song.  In association with the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh Reads presents poet Alexander Hutchison and singer/musician Wendy Carle Taylor for an evening of poetry (contemporary and historic) and song commemorating those...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 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...

Sunday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Art Maker: join the Art Maker Club and make your own masterpiece with artists Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Louise Fraser.  For ages4-12.  2-4pm (drop-in), Scottish National Gallery, The Mound. No booking required. Supported by the Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland.Riding...

Saturday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Create: creative messy play session for 0-5 year olds and their parents or carers. Drop-in sessions demonstrating resourceful and inspiring ways to learn with your child. 10am-12 noon, North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court.  50p per...

Meet Joan Rowe this week at Linlithgow’s own independent bookshop

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This evening Edinburgh-based author Joan Rowe will be at Far From The Madding Crowd bookshop in Linlithgow to talk about her book, Duty.Duty is a work of fiction based on the diary kept by...

Thursday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Magic Carpet Minis: introducing very little ones to the fantastic objects in the museum through 20 minutes of stories, songs and activities. Suitable for very young children (ages 0-2) with their parents or carers. 10.30-10.50am or 11.30-11.50am today and...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Magic Carpet: introducing little ones to the fantastic objects in the museum through 25 minutes of stories, songs and activities. Suitable for ages 2-4 with an accompanying adult. 10.30-10.55am or 11.30-11.55am today and every Wednesday until 17th...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Bach Before Breakfast: John Bryden plays Bach and Shostakovich on the Cathedral Steinway. Coffee and croissants follow. 8.05-8.35am every day until Friday 29th August, St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Free: retiring collection.Titian in Ten: ten minute pop-up...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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eBook Surgery: get help with downloading free eBooks, audiobooks and emagazines. 2-3.30pm, Central Library, George IV Bridge. Free, no appointment required.Bach Before Breakfast: John Bryden plays Bach and Shostakovich on the Cathedral Steinway.  Coffee and croissants...

Saturday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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 Lunchtime concert: Judy Brown (soprano), John Bryden (piano.) 1.10-1.50pm, St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Free: retiring collection.GENERATION Tours at Modern ONE: free, discussion-led tours of the GENERATION exhibition, focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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War Poets Collection Guided Tours: Edinburgh Napier University houses a small special collection of material relating to the fascinating history of its Craiglockhart campus, which began life in 1880 as a Hydropathic establishment and was...

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