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Wellcome funding boost for the National Museum of Scotland

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Following the multimillions spent on the renovation of the National Museum of Scotland just a short time ago, there is now more funding being put at their disposal to create six new galleries of...

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...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Dads Rock: part of a multi-award winning network of free playgroups for Dads and Kids (aged 0-5). 10-11.30am today and every Saturday, Whale Arts, 30 Westburn Grove and The Prentice Centre, 1 Granton Mains Avenue (groups operate at...

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...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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This is Supermarionation Weekender: a programme of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's classic TV shows to coincide with the release of the new documentary Filmed in Supermarionation.  Includes Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet. 12 noon (4 hour programme), Cameo Cinema, 38 Home Street, Tollcross....

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...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 The Art of Golf Course Design: golf course designer Scott Macpherson discusses how landscapes are adapted to create the best possible golf course whilst retaining a site's natural beauty. 12.45-1.30pm, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery, The Mound....

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...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Well we all know what's on in Scotland this week....but there's plenty available to take your mind off it.... MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2014All Quiet On The Western Front (1930): a film saga of German boys...

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:...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Citizen Science: Have you spotted a bug and not known what it was?  Seen a frog and wanted to tell someone about it? Find out how, where and why your wildlife sightings can be used...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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   Grow Your Ain: come and enjoy the art of producing your own food, from high-class restaurants to children's vegetable patches. Join Slow Food Edinburgh to learn, dig, eat, forage and connect with people producing their own food...

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...

Friday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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 Duty: local author Joan Rowe talks about her book, ' an epic story about love, loyalty and the winds of war.' 6pm, Far From The Madding Crowd bookshop, 20 High Street, Linlithgow. The Edinburgh Reporter's article about Joan's...

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...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2014Blackwell's Edinburgh presents The Monthly Book Quiz: if you know your Waugh from your Peace and your Meyer from your Heyer, try this monthly quiz.  Teams of up to five can...

Thursday 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.Map Making: drop-in workshop for families...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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As we say goodbye to the festivals, there's still plenty on offer in the capital, and as ever, most of our listings are FREE! MONDAY 25TH AUGUST 2014Leith in World War One: Andrew Grant talks...

Sunday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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At Home with Mrs Reid: don your top hat or pearls and enjoy a grand visit to Mrs Reid's Lauriston Castle, then switch roles and work with the cook in the old castle kitchen...

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...

Friday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Make Your Own Kelpie....and bring it to life in a story. Craft event for ages 7-11. 2-3pm, Central Children's Library, George IV Bridge.Edinburgh Book Fringe 2014: Sally Heathcote, Suffragette. Costa award winners (Dotter of her Father's Eyes) Mary...

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...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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 Titian in Ten: ten minute pop-up talks delivered by NGS staff.  Gain an exclusive insight as staff from across the galleries offer different perspectives on Titian's masterpieces. 2pm, Scottish National Gallery, The Mound.  Free and...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 18TH AUGUST 2014Edinburgh Book Fringe 2014: John Menaghan and Andy Jackson.  Prize-winning poet and playwright John Menaghan has published four books with Salmon Poetry (Ireland); four of his short plays have been staged...

Monday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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 Edinburgh Book Fringe 2014: John Menaghan and Andy Jackson.  Prize-winning poet and playwright John Menaghan has published four books with Salmon Poetry (Ireland); four of his short plays have been staged in Los Angeles and one in Omaha....

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 11TH AUGUST 2014Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic.  The National Galleries of Scotland are letting legendary stand-up, poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks during August.  Each morning Phill...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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We all know what starts this week: on Friday both the Fringe and the Just Festival open their numerous doors.  The Edinburgh Reporter will cover many events at both festivals - so What's On...

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