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Warming up for Tradfest 2019

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Where can you hear an anarchic Irish folk band named after a child-murdering villain, an acoustic Swedish trio whose music is said to defy the laws of physics, a Fair Islander with a penchant...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne *****

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At the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Mairi Campbell riffs wildly on a wry conceit - deconstruct the iconic Rabbie Burns ballad rabidly 'sung' but once a year across the Western Hemisphere (more pan-contextually, inter-continental as...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

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The Scottish Storytelling Centre presents 21 shows in an Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme celebrating local talent with international context, crossing borders and stepping #intotheunknown.Programme Manager, Daniel Abercrombie said: ‘Throughout the year the Scottish Storytelling...

Edinburgh creatives launch film supporting mental health awareness

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A group of Edinburgh based creatives have pooled their talents on a project to raise awareness for mental health. Using film, music, dance and physical theatre, Fabric is a multidisciplinary arts project intended to...

At the Scottish Storytelling Centre – telling St Andrew’s story

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From St Andrew’s Day until Burns Night, the Scottish Storytelling Centre in association with Scotland’s Winter Festivals will  use Scotland’s traditions to bring people together, home and away, in cross-generational celebration.Inspired by St Andrew himself,...

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,...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – WHYTE

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Emerging Gaelic electronica duo WHɎTE (Alasdair Whyte and Ross Whyte) released their debut album, Fairich in October 2016.  Each from very different musical backgrounds (traditional Gaelic and ambient electronica), their music has drawn comparisons with Sigur Rós and Martyn...

What’s on this week at the Storytelling Centre – a home for Scotland’s culture

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Monday begins with the first of the new Mind Well events, a relaxed, social session of stories, songs and laughter in the Storytelling Court. Hosted by some of our loveliest storytellers, with tea, coffee and...

Summit being held during Book Week Scotland 2016

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Next week a summit will be held on 23 November 2016 at the Scottish Storytelling Centre Edinburgh.  It is felt appropriate to hold the talks during Book Week Scotland as the topic is the promotion of...

Defy the Norm: The Fringe at The Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Puppets, poetry and plays, music, monologues and Men with Coconuts – and yes, lots of storytelling and exhibitions too; the Scottish Storytelling Centre’s 2016 Fringe Programme has something for everyone.The Centre is a vibrant arts...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 Interview – Dale vN Marshall: I am not a child

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 by Ricky BrownOriginally a graffiti artist tagging under the name "Vermin", whose canvas was the streets of Bristol, Dale vN Marshall went on to study fine art and abstract art. His Walls with Wounds...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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North Edinburgh Arts Theatre Project: 1d Tenement Opera. A story based on the lives of people who lived in an Edinburgh tenement over two centuries: the tenement eventually became part of Edinburgh Corporation's Slum...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Greyfriars Bobby's Headstone Service and Reception: following the sound of the 1 o'clock gun, local schoolchildren will lay flowers on  the Skye Terrier's grave. Also in attendance will be Laurie Aitken of the Scottish Fire...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Stitch 'n' Time: award-winning sewing and crafting class led by a professional textile craftswoman. The group focuses on projects that help the community while learning new skills and sharing a cuppa! All levels and...

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...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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'I Know Where I'm Going' (U): the classic 1945 film in which a headstrong, rather proud young woman travels by train and ferry to the Hebrides to marry her wealthy fiancee - but on...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Case of the Curious Clock. The clock did not strike. Midnight was not marked. The New Year did not arrive. Join textile artist Sarah Reay and storyteller Allison Galbraith in a workshop of...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 29TH DECEMBER 2014The Case of the Curious Clock. The clock did not strike. Midnight was not marked. The New Year did not arrive. Join textile artist Sarah Reay and storyteller Allison Galbraith in...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Filmhouse Slackers Club: a free-to-join club especially for students offering members the chance to attend very special free monthly screenings. This month: The Woman In Black: Angel of Death (15). 9pm, Cameo Cinema, 38...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2014 Dog Tales: The Dogs Trust will host this storytelling and crafts session about safety around dogs and responsible dog ownership. For ages 5-10. 2-3pm, Gilmerton Library, 13 Newtoft Street.Messy Nativity! 4-5.30pm,...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTHjd8PM6ts]Can't Dance Cameron: Emily Dodd introduces her new book, the tale (or tail?) of a capercaillie bird who doesn't think he can dance. Emily is a former Reader-In-Residence at the library. For ages...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Russkaya Capella: Russian Choral Music with a Christmas Flavour. A mixed voice chamber choir performing Russian music, Russkaya Capella was founded in Glasgow in 2009 and is one of very few choirs in the...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Friendship Day: come along, bring a friend (large or small!) and enjoy free mulled wine, tea, coffee and a festive mince pie. 10am-4pm, The Open Door, 420 Morningside Road.Sing a Sang: a relaxed singing...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Dream Walking with Hares: an exhibition of gilded works on wood by Sally Bruce Richards (The Bruce Gallery, Isle of Mull). Open preview tonight 6-8pm, then 11am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday, The Gallery on the Corner, Northumberland Street....

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2014For Crying Out Loud: special screenings for carers and their babies under 12 months old - maximum of 2 adults per baby. Babychanging, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities available. This...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Christmas Special Dugs N Pubs: dress your pooch up as a Christmas pudding, Santa or Rudolph and meet your favourite doggy friends at Sofi's! 12 noon, Sofi's Bar, 65 Henderson Street.Out of the Blue Christmas...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Women By The Sea: portraits by Eleanora Scalise. Launch party for this new exhibition of watercolours painted on Eleanora's recent trip to Southern Italy. From 7.30pm, Sofi's Bar, 65 Henderson Street. Free refreshments!Quartermile Christmas Market: street...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Lots of Christmassy things this week, from craft fairs to carols and music to markets - but if the very thought of anything festive sends you running from the room, fear not - there...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Garvald Christmas Bazaar: handcrafted goods made by members of Garvald Edinburgh, live music, children's activities, refreshments. 10.30am-1.30pm, Garvald Gorgie Workshops, 454/1 Gorgie Road. Entry by donation. Garvald Edinburgh is a Scottish charity offering creative opportunities and support...

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...

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