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The hunt is on for Scotland’s greatest Ghost Stories

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Ghostly tales will be brought to life at John Knox House in Edinburgh by storyteller, Fiona Herbert, ahead of Scotland's Greatest Ghost Stories event which will close the Scottish International Storytelling Festival on the...

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2020 – get ready for the voyage in October

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The Scottish International Storytelling Festival claims it will be the first in Edinburgh this year to host live events. But they will, of course, have some online events too.In October, the Scottish International Storytelling...

Growing Stories: the 2018 Scottish International Storytelling Festival

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‘At the end of the day, everything is stories, and they all start and grow from somewhere.’ (Fiona Hyslop MSP)A Jacobite plot, an Icelandic troll, gardens, Gaelic, guisers and ghosts – what else could...

Open Word – Open World: Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2017

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‘There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.’ (JK Rowling) This year the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) is opening its doors to the world.The world’s largest celebration of live,...

The Edinburgh Reporter guide to Edinburgh Festivals 2016

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Here in the capital we are very proud of all our festivals.There really is something for everybody and now it is not just in August that you can find something to entertain you that...

Stories without Borders: the 2015 Scottish International Storytelling Festival

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[vimeo 140435951 w=500 h=375] Donald Smith shares a Nasreddin Story from SISF Storytelling Festival on Vimeo. The stranger is often a revealer of truth; his arrival casts a stone into the water, shakes us out of...

Through Border Eyes: Sir Walter Scott and John Buchan

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We all like to think we know about Sir Walter Scott; plenty of us have visited Abbotsford, his beloved Borders home - we may even have seen Ivanhoe (the film version, that is...), and...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Canongate: The Glorious Half Mile to Holyrood. Sir Walter Scott was inspired to pen his Chronicles of the Canongate and Charles Dickens got his ideas for Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol here, whilst Edinburgh's makar Robert Fergusson found his last resting place at the Kirk....

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Save the Elephants Halloween Party: two bands, nibbles, mini-auction, raffle. All funds will go to Kuki Gallmann Conservancy in Kenya, which works with wildlife conservation, especially elephants. Come in your scariest fancy dress!  7pm-midnight, Function...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 March of the Daschund: children's craft event. 3pm, McDonald Road Library, 2-4 McDonald Road. Free: no booking required. Part of From Poland With Love: Scottish-Polish Cultural Week.Haunted Tales of Old Edinburgh: Royal Mile storyteller Calum Lykan captures some gruesome...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Magazine Showcase: Far Off Places. Far Off Places, the magazine of written whimsy, was launched in November 2013. Since then five issues have been released, apps developed and podcasts recorded. Dressed in Halloween costumes for...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Golden Hare Books presents An Evening with Allan Massie. An eminent Scottish author and journalist, Allan has written over thirty books; his latest, Klaus, is the story of Thomas Mann's son, a bold political activist who...

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2014: Witches Brew

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Witches will be much in evidence at the end of this week. Adults and children alike will be dressing up in all manner of witch-like garb, partying, trick-or-treating, and generally having fun - and...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Africa in Motion : Music Documentary Afternoon. Heavy metal and electronica in Africa? Yes! Africa is changing fast. Electro Chaabi (cert.15) offers an insight into the mindset of today's restless Egyptian youth, focusing on this new underground craze, a...

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival: From The Pacific Coast

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Dawne McFarlane first visited Vancouver Island over 25 years ago. Coming from Toronto, she had hardly seen the sea before - but now she was heading for the remote north of the island; friends...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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  Golden Hare October Book Group: The Village Against The World by Dan Hancox. Author and Guardian journalist Dan's 'vivid and even-handed book' is a fascinating and highly entertaining true account of life in the unique Spanish...

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2014 – Mercat Tours

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Think only modern architects make mistakes? Fondly imagine that if your house had been built in the 18th century you wouldn't have that mouldy bathroom? Well think again! On Friday, as part of the Scottish International...

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...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Cancer Research UK Ceilidh Experiment! Dancing (with caller), fairground games, films, theatre, poetry and the chance to try some hands-on science. Brew up a hoolie with Edinburgh-based Cancer Research scientists and find out...

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...

Beacons From Bards: Stories on Climate Change

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Beacons: Stories for our not so distant future is a short story collection exploring the impact of climate change on our future. Celebrate this collection with a live event on Saturday 26 October 2013 at...

Review : Frieda Morrison and her band at the Botanics

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And a lovely time was had by all. The Reporter was lucky enough to catch one of the events in The Scottish International Storytelling Festival which has just begun in the city.What made this...

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