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Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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This is Supermarionation Weekender: a programme of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's classic TV shows to coincide with the release of the new documentary Filmed in Supermarionation.  Includes Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet. 12 noon (4 hour programme), Cameo Cinema, 38 Home Street, Tollcross....

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Tiger Tales: stories and craft for ages 4-8. 3-4pm, Fountainbridge Library, 137 Dundee Street. Free.Bruncheon, featuring The Sound of Muesli: brunch and live music at the Drill Hall Arts Cafe. Local musical talent and DJs creating a chilled-out...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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GENERATION DJ Set: A La Fu. A La Fu has performed at Glastonbury, Brixton Academy, Trans Musicales, Pukkelpop and NYC's Knitting Factory. He will be offering an improvised response to the GENERATION art works before...

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...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Fresh Start Sale: cake stands, china, glass, bric a brac, coffees, teas and home baking. Fresh Start is an Edinburgh-based charity helping those who have been homeless to get established in their new homes: it...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2014Dance and Cafe Culture: a new exhibition of work by Andrew Fitzpatrick, Norma Maclean, Peter Nardini, Chris Taylor, Nichola Martin and Maggie Vance. 11am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm Saturdays, closed Sundays, The...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Storytelling: Right Royal Adventures. Join storyteller Anna Lehr in the magnificent Great Hall and hear all about the daring deeds and amazing adventures of some of the royal portraits. For ages 7+. 2pm or 2.45pm or 3.30pm (30 minute sessions), Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2014LGBT Spiritual Space: Conflicts of Sexuality and Faith. Explore conflicts that exist within these two aspects of identity; Maxwell Reay, NHS Mental Health Community Chaplain, offers a supportive space for LGBT...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Colony of Artists: a varied collection of work on display in the artisan community of Abbeyhill Colonies. Over 30 artists in 20 venues open their homes to show painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, music and...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Moonhop - The Raverendum: live music, whisky, dancing and rare vinyl, featuring Moonhop DJs Whisky Stephen (& the FOUND team), live set from FOUND (Lomond Campbell and River of Slime) and poetry from Neu Reekie's Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson....

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Well we all know what's on in Scotland this week....but there's plenty available to take your mind off it.... MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2014All Quiet On The Western Front (1930): a film saga of German boys...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Citizen Science: Have you spotted a bug and not known what it was?  Seen a frog and wanted to tell someone about it? Find out how, where and why your wildlife sightings can be used...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Someone Was Singing: World War One in Poetry and Song.  In association with the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh Reads presents poet Alexander Hutchison and singer/musician Wendy Carle Taylor for an evening of poetry (contemporary and historic) and song commemorating those...

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...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Bach Before Breakfast: John Bryden plays Bach and Shostakovich on the Cathedral Steinway. Coffee and croissants follow. 8.05-8.35am every day until Friday 29th August, St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Free: retiring collection.Map Making: drop-in workshop for families...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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As we say goodbye to the festivals, there's still plenty on offer in the capital, and as ever, most of our listings are FREE! MONDAY 25TH AUGUST 2014Leith in World War One: Andrew Grant talks...

Sunday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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At Home with Mrs Reid: don your top hat or pearls and enjoy a grand visit to Mrs Reid's Lauriston Castle, then switch roles and work with the cook in the old castle kitchen...

Thursday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Live Music Now: Andrew Waite and Seth Tinsley. The accordion, voice and guitar duo perform a mixture of traditional and self-penned songs  and tunes in response to John Ruskin's artworks and other portrayals of...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 18TH AUGUST 2014Edinburgh Book Fringe 2014: John Menaghan and Andy Jackson.  Prize-winning poet and playwright John Menaghan has published four books with Salmon Poetry (Ireland); four of his short plays have been staged...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 11TH AUGUST 2014Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic.  The National Galleries of Scotland are letting legendary stand-up, poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks during August.  Each morning Phill...

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...

Scottish National Portrait Gallery – marking centenary of WWI

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A largely unknown painting which profoundly impressed the poet Wilfred Owen will be one of the highlights of a new exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, marking the centenary of the outbreak of...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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We all know what starts this week: on Friday both the Fringe and the Just Festival open their numerous doors.  The Edinburgh Reporter will cover many events at both festivals - so What's On...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 14TH JULY 2014Dog Tales: the Dogs Trust are hosting this storytelling session about safety around dogs and responsible dog ownership.  For ages 5-10.  2-3pm, Wester Hailes Library, 1 Westside Plaza.Lunchtime Concert: First Central...

National Museum of Scotland hosts a heat of Sky HD Portrait Artist of the...

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This week the Scottish regional heat of Sky Arts HD Portrait Artist of the Year competition took place at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.   The event was staged in the centre...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 7 JULY 2014South West Neighbourhood Summer of Sport: get competitive! take part in this summer's themed activities and events.  2.30pm every Monday in the school holidays, Colinton Library, 14 Thorburn Road - contact...

Harry Benson’s portrait of the Queen on view at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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It is an exciting day at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery today. The gallery commissioned the renowned Scottish photographer Harry Benson CBE to create a new portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, and it's...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 30 JUNE 2014Continuing: GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. Venues include the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art One, Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Fruitmarket Gallery and Collective Gallery, with...

John Byrne at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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A stunning new exhibition of portraits by one of the UK’s most versatile and accomplished artists has opened the summer season at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.Born in Paisley in 1940, John Byrne has...

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