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At Out of the Blue – The Journey by Badac Theatre

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Coming to the Out of the Blue Drill Hall on Saturday 10th and and Sunday 11th November is a hard-hitting drama based on true-life refugee experiences.   The Journey is a compelling, fearless, intense and immersive...

Edinburgh based director helped create refugee play – now bringing it to Out of...

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Badac Theatre’s The Journey is a compelling, fearless, intense and immersive slice of drama that is true to the experiences of refugees from across the globe fleeing conflict and, sometimes, certain death. It comes to...

Q & A – What legal obligations does the US have to accept refugees?

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by Liam Thornton, University College Dublin Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 27 which temporarily bans the majority of refugees from coming to the US and suspends visas for those from seven, mainly Muslim,...

REVIEW – The Suppliant Women Edinburgh Lyceum *****

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The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus in a new version by David Greig directed by Ramin Gray composer and musical director John Browne Urban, street-wise, shouting from its relocation to the Athens of the North, David Greig’s reinterpretation of...

Theatre preview – The Suppliant Women – Lyceum Theatre

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The Suppliant Women - Aeschylus“If we help, we invite trouble. If we don’t, we invite shame."A new version by David Greig Directed by Ramin Gray Composer John BrowneOnce an iconic reassurance for those in peril on the sea,...

Edinburgh Cares: Step In My Shoes

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I once spent a fortnight on a narrowboat in France during the wettest October anyone could remember. It's not easy to dry clothes on a narrowboat, and by the end of the trip I thought...

Letter from Scotland

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’Tis the season of coloured lights and cheerful dispositions. The homes around me are decorated with flashing Santa Clauses, reindeer, Christmas trees, Yule wreaths and many other glittering distractions. It’s all in defiance of...

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...

Letter from Scotland

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On a wild, wet, typically-November afternoon, their plane touched down at Glasgow airport.  They are the first 100 refugees from the war in Syria to arrive in Britain under the UK government’s new resettlement...

Northfield Community Centre taking action to help refugees

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Are you concerned about the plight of refugees? Would you like to do something to help them? Here's how…. make an artwork and then come along to buy an artwork at a special event.The...

Letter from Scotland

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We are just about at the end our harvest season. It’s been two weeks later than usual this year because of the wet summer. But farmers are reporting pretty good yields of wheat and...

Scottish Government pledges extra £1m for refugees

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First Minister announces funding to help refugees integrate into Scotland.The work of the taskforce co-ordinating Scotland’s practical response to the humanitarian crisis in southern Europe will be supported by an initial £1 million in...

Letter from Scotland

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Comrade Nicola Sturgeon is leading the revolution once again. She has called all the Soviets together to declare that Scotland stands ready to take its share of the refugees from Syria and the other...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch! Every year half a million people take part in the Birdwatch weekend; you can carry out your contribution to this survey of bird life anywhere in the UK - you...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a...

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...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Remembering the Great War: Peter Catrell. Photographer Peter Catrell talks about his lifelong fascination with the Great War, his project to photograph the battlefields of the Somme and his research into the Sheffield City Battalion...

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...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Great Stockbridge Bunting Bee: help make Stockfest bunting! If you'd like to take part, drop in for an evening bee, with tea, coffee and biscuits. 6-8pm, Stockbridge Library, Hamilton Place. (There will be another event...

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...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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The First Movie: Pop-Up Screening for Kurdistan. In 2009 Mark Cousins went to N Iraq (Kurdistan) to make The First Movie, a magical film about children, imagination and storytelling. Ethnic minorities are again being 'ethnically cleansed' in the...

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...

just Festival: Manchester International Roots Orchestra *****

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'It was like paradise coming to the RNCM' - that's how Michael Cretu describes the start of the Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) of which he is Musical Director. Michael came to the RNCM...

EIFF Review – Between 2 Fires

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By David KettleAgniezska Lukasiak’s harrowing and angry film follows young mother Marta and her daughter as they escape child prostitution in their home country of Belarus and flee to a refugee camp in the...

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