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Edinburgh poet launches his new collection online

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In normal times writers celebrate the publication of a new work with launches, readings, maybe even parties.But these are not normal times, so at 6.30pm on...

Central Library adviser gets poetry award

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Central Library adviser, Stewart Sanderson, has been awarded the Jessie Kesson Fellowship award 2019 for his poetry.Established in 2009 by Moniack Mhor Writers' Centre, the Jessie Kesson...

Popular CAJUN Combo Turns NASTY for Halloween

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Poetry Circus and The Jennifer Ewan Band join forces at Woodland Creatures in Leith, with a brand new Halloween cabaret that takes music and spoken word into darker places than they have previously dared...

Russell Jones: Blue Cross’s first Pet Poet Laureate

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Edinburgh resident Russell Jones is a prize-winning writer, editor and published poet. He’s a novelist with a PhD in Creative Writing, he helps to run Shoreline of Infinity’s Event Horizon science fiction evenings, and...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Queer Words

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Stand-up comedy and poetry meets dance theatre in an outspoken slice of pride, hope, activism, and courageAt an open mic poetry toxic ideals and a crisis of masculinity are exposed on and off stage as the performers line...

Schools and reading groups – take up our World Cup 2018 poetry challenge

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The FIFA World Cup takes place in June and July this year. The tournament brings people from across the globe together to enjoy the skills of the players and the excitement of the competition....

An Evening with ‘Umbrellas of Edinburgh’

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'so many people come to Edinburgh… and they go back with a bit of Edinburgh in their hearts.’ (Janice Forsyth) The brief to the writers was simple: choose a location in Edinburgh and write about...

National Poetry Day is back – “Say it with a poem”

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The 22nd annual National Poetry Day will take place on Thursday 6 October 2016, promising a mass break-out of poetry and verse in venues and public spaces all around the UK.Each year schools, groups and...

Pen Reid: InValid*****

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'Our song began by a loch...the fish lay still listening to our words' (Awakening) InValid, artist and poet Pen Reid's new pamphlet, tells the story of a marriage  - hers. It begins with the first meeting, with that...

Neu! Reekie!’s Burns Belter

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More sedate and quieter than any other Neu Reekie I have attended before now, the stage was graced with Craig Lithgow, a youthful local lad from Kinnesswood. Known for his talents with previous band,...

Community taking action to help refugees

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A special evening of art, poetry and music, to help refugees, is being held at Northfield Willowbrae Community Centre on Saturday 28 November from 6.30 – 9 pm.At the event, craft and artworks, contributed...

Vote for Rory in the Poetry Games UK Voices competition

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Rory Garbutt  an S3 pupil at Boroughmuir High School entered the Poetry Games UK Voices 2015 competition last year, through his school, when he was just 13.The organisers are Young Writers.   Rory was delighted to...

New book marks Iain Banks’ birthday

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Today would have been Iain Banks' 61st birthday and to mark the day a new joint collection of poetry by Banks and his friend and fellow author, Ken MacLeod has been published.Best known as...

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...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Greenman's Grotto at The Secret Herb Garden: instead of Santa asking a child 'what do you want for Christmas?', why not allow a child the chance to hear how to respect and care for...

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...

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...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Women By The Sea: portraits by Eleanora Scalise. Launch party for this new exhibition of watercolours painted on Eleanora's recent trip to Southern Italy. From 7.30pm, Sofi's Bar, 65 Henderson Street. Free refreshments!Quartermile Christmas Market: street...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Talbot Rice Gallery : Christopher Orr

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If every picture tells a story, each one of Christopher Orr's paintings tells many. At first they may seem simple - if strange - depictions of people in natural scenes; rivers, mountain ranges, country...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Edinburgh Steiner School Christmas Market: handmade gifts and crafts, puppet shows and fairground games, raffle, tombola, complementary therapies, live music, King Winter's Grotto, Viennese Cafe, world food market, craft workshops, star hunt and more. 11am-4pm, Edinburgh...

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....
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