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Kidnapped statue is a suburban Treasure Island

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One of the most prolific contributors to the Edinburgh cityscape is the brilliant sculptor Alexander Stoddart (1959- ).His style is neoclassical, and his bronze statues have exquisite detail, unlike the modern smooth polished...
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New print studio for Edinburgh Printmakers at Castle Mills

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In the new printmaking studio at Castle Mills, the Grieg etching press that was used to print the Treasure Island Map of Robert Louis Stevenson was reassembled by AMR expert, Giles Hovendon, after being...

Theatre – Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, King’s Theatre

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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson |Adapted by David Edgar - Starring Phil Daniels | 10 – 14 April 2018 at The King's Theatre Everyone knows that it is pronounced Jeekyll as with...

What’s on in Edinburgh – Robert Louis Stevenson Day

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Today a multitude of events will take place across Edinburgh to celebrate the birthday in 1850 of Scottish adventure novelist Robert Louis Stevenson.These events are organised by EdinburghCity of Literature and this year’s theme is ‘Stevenson on stage...

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2015 – two Edinburgh winners

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Edinburgh-based writer Lynsey May (32) and poet and playwright Michael Pedersen (30) have been named by Scottish Book Trust as two of four recipients of a 2015 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, involving a month-long writing residency in...

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...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Soutra: the 'once powerful' hospital in the Bannockburn years - a talk by archeo-ethno-pharmacologist Dr Brian Moffatt, Director of SHARP. Soutra was the site of the greatest medieval hospital north of York - archaeologists are now...

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....

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...

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...

Letter from Scotland

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I have in my hand a half-penny minted in 1914. It’s worn and faded, almost black with age, but you can still see King George V’s head on it and that awful date. I’ll...

Go on a digital treasure hunt this summer

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A new app deveoped by Desgin Informatics researchers at the University of Edinburgh aims to challenge children to track down some of the city's most valuable artifacts in a digital treasure hunt. Utilising GPS technology...

Letter from Scotland 21 June 2014

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LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 21.6.14Arthur Conan Doyle might have called them “Mid-Summer Mysteries.” What were all the political party leaders doing inside one tent ? Whatever happened to the Robert Burns Airport ? And why...

Val McDermid on top form at the Central Library

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'My life', says Val McDermid, 'is a testament to the power of books: they made me.' This may well be true, but Val has also made quite a few books herself.  Prodigious writer, frequent broadcaster, entertaining...

Robert Louis Stevenson readings on Sunday

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“In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands...

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships 2011 awarded

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Four talented British writers have been awarded the 2011 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship.Based at the Hotel Chevillon International Arts Centre, Grez-sur-Loing, France the Fellowship allows the writers to take time out of their usual...

School Pupils access real history of Edinburgh

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School pupils across the city are set to benefit from a unique new digital teaching resource which uses real life Edinburgh case studies to illustrate key periods of recent history.Whose Town?, a collaborative project...

Robert Louis Stevenson – new book

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A new book revealing Robert Louis Stevenson’s struggle to reconcile his darker side with the repressive climate of Victorian Edinburgh has been launched online. Lamplit, Vicious Fairy Land details the double life...

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