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What’s on – the advent of Modern Gaelic broadcasting

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The City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with the National Library of Scotland are hosting an event on 14 January 2021 at 5.00pm to discuss the Gaelic broadcasting service BBC Alba.The event will...

National Library of Scotland has closed – but reminders of online resources

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The National Library of Scotland (NLS) on George IV Bridge may now be closed but they have lots of online resources you can use.The NLS put out this statement:Following advice from the UK...

#ScotlandsPhotos Thousands of photographs in new collection now on display

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In a special joint project between National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland a new collection of historic photographs has gone on public display.The collection of more than 14,000 images dates...

Edinburgh libraries not just so welcoming

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Haian Dukhan, is a PhD student at the University of St Andrews who moved to Edinburgh last January. He is from Syria and used to live in Palmyra, but came to Scotland to purse his academic...

What’s On In Edinburgh? Bruce, Meg and Me

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In 2012, Gregor Ewing and his Border Collie Meg ('carrier of supplies, listener to my woes, possessor of my only towel') recreated Bonnie Prince Charlie's escape during the 1746 Jacobite rising. That journey is recorded in...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Edinburgh Zoo is open today! Please note: entrance charges apply, some animal houses close 30 minutes before the Zoo closes, Zoo opening may be affected by severe weather (see website for updates), and you...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2014 Dog Tales: The Dogs Trust will host this storytelling and crafts session about safety around dogs and responsible dog ownership. For ages 5-10. 2-3pm, Gilmerton Library, 13 Newtoft Street.Messy Nativity! 4-5.30pm,...

Top 5 films of 2014 – a personal selection

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 Having moved back into Edinburgh from the wilds of the countryside in February, I've seen more films in past ten months than I'd  managed in the previous ten years. The lovely Cameo Cinema is now...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Russkaya Capella: Russian Choral Music with a Christmas Flavour. A mixed voice chamber choir performing Russian music, Russkaya Capella was founded in Glasgow in 2009 and is one of very few choirs in the...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Friendship Day: come along, bring a friend (large or small!) and enjoy free mulled wine, tea, coffee and a festive mince pie. 10am-4pm, The Open Door, 420 Morningside Road.Sing a Sang: a relaxed singing...

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...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Animal Art: new mosaics, lino-cuts and monoprints from artist Freya Levy. Private view tonight 6-8pm, Glass & Thompson, 2 Dundas Street. Refreshments provided! Exhibition continues until Christmas: read The Edinburgh Reporter's article about Freya's work here.National Museum...

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...

Monday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Mrs 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 with patterns for...

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...

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...

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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  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...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Magazine Showcase: Far Off Places. Far Off Places, the magazine of written whimsy, was launched in November 2013. Since then five issues have been released, apps developed and podcasts recorded. Dressed in Halloween costumes for...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Africa in Motion : Music Documentary Afternoon. Heavy metal and electronica in Africa? Yes! Africa is changing fast. Electro Chaabi (cert.15) offers an insight into the mindset of today's restless Egyptian youth, focusing on this new underground craze, a...

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...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair starts today at 6pm! See The Edinburgh Reporter's article for more details; for full programme visit Word Power Books' or Out of the Blue's websites. Tonight: journalist and author Owen Jones on The Establishment:and How They Get Away...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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North Edinburgh Grows Drop-In Sessions: for ages 16+. Learn valuable gardening skills to grow vegetables, fruit and herbs. 1-5pm today and every Tuesday, North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court. Free. Keep up to date with with NEA's...

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...

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