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Portobello Book Festival 2019

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival may have packed its tents and said goodbye to the circus for another year, but the 11th Portobello Book Festival is still to come!Offering a wide range of events...

The 10th Portobello Book Festival is here!

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The 10th Portobello Book Festival opened last night, with a packed out (and packed in) evening of entertainment in Portobello Library.Introducing a programme of readings and music, author Louise Kelly spoke of the goodwill...

The 10th Portobello Book Festival is coming!

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Ten years ago a group of Portobello residents decided to start a book festival.Ambitious? Maybe.They decided they wanted everything at that festival to be kept local – and free. This meant no-one would be...

Portobello Book Festival 2017: A Community Triumph

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These days there are book festivals everywhere you look, from the dizzy heights of Hay-on-Wye to the cultured calm of Cheltenham.  Last weekend, however, I went out to the seaside to visit a festival...

Now you can go to Portobello Library to borrow your DIY tools

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If you need to borrow tools you can now go to Portobello Library to get a hammer with your hardback!Go to Portobello Library will now have access to a fully-equipped ‘tool box’ contributed by...

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...

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...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Armistice Day: Prayer and Meditation. The Memorial Chapel will be open for prayer and meditation. 10.45-11.15am, St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Lothian Road.TOGETHER Remembrance Event: marking the eleventh day of the eleventh month with a musical reflection...

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...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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  Dolina: An Island Girl's Journey.Well-known singer, actress and storyteller Dolina Maclennan launches her autobiography, written in conversation with Jim Gilchrist and Stuart Edymann. Dolina looks back at her childhood on Lewis and to her friendships with many of the...

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...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 4TH AUGUST 2014GENERATION: Curator's Tour. Senior Curator Lucy Askew leads an introductory tour of the GENERATION exhibition at Modern Art One, introducing key artists and themes.  This part of the exhibition includes spectacular...

Local author tells of the Hidden Years of Scots in India

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Join local author, Max Scratchmann, at Portobello Library on 11 December 2012 at 6:30pm as he shares his memories of his 1960s childhood in India when ordinary Scots still worked in the mills along the majestic Hooghly...

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