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The 2016 Edinburgh Book Fringe

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From the Spanish Civil War to the Summer Walkers of the North-west Highlands, the Edinburgh Book Fringe will offer daily authors’ talks, readings and discussions this August at Word Power Books. Robert Crawford, Ruth Thomas...

The 19th Edinburgh Independent and Radical Book Fair

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From Romeo and Juliet in Palestine to Travels in North Korea, the 2015 Edinburgh Independent and Radical Book Fair journeys far and wide. This alternative festival, organised by Word Power Books and encompassing bookstalls,...

Alex Salmond to deliver inaugural Thomas Muir Memorial Lecture

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'We have achieved a great duty in these critical times...we have been the first to revive the spirit of our country and give it a national existence' (Thomas Muir, 1798) 'We unite behind a declaration...

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...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Football Cronicas: Jethro Soutar (who co-edited the book with Tim Girven and is a founder of Ragpicker Press) and translator Rachael McGill discuss all things literary, Latin American and football, plus translation and the setting up...

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....

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...

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...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Wunderfuk 2! Delighted Peoples (vocals, guitar - hip hop, punk), Small Feet Little Toes (vocals - folk) and Felt Tip Pen ('electro-coloured twisted folk'). Hosted by Chris Willatt. 7pm, Forest Cafe, Lauriston Place. Free entry, BYOB (corkage charge.)Lunchtime Concert: Canadian National Arts...

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...

The 18th Independent Radical Book Fair at Out of the Blue

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Would you like to try an alternative book festival? The 18th Independent Radical Book Fair begins on Wednesday 22 October 2014. Organised by Edinburgh's own Word Power Books, the fair will feature talks, film...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Family Arts Festival Activity Day: a fun-filled BFG themed activity day for all the family. Make and create things at a range of drop-in activities and bookable-on-the-day drama and movement workshops.  You can also make a...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2014The Key Material is Time: Art and Music in Glasgow since the 1970s. Writer, curator and lecturer Dr Sarah Lowndes traces the development of Glasgow's unique and largely self-initiated arts scene...

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...

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...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Frisky Ducks and Other Poems and The Lucky Charm of Major Bessop: Mario Relich and Tom Hubbard launch their new works. Relich was born in Zagreb, grew up in Montreal and has lived most of his life in Edinburgh: he...

Friday 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, St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Free: retiring collection.Mythical Maze Ceremony: have you completed the Challenge?  Come to the...

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...

Saturday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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 Lunchtime concert: Judy Brown (soprano), John Bryden (piano.) 1.10-1.50pm, St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Free: retiring collection.GENERATION Tours at Modern ONE: free, discussion-led tours of the GENERATION exhibition, focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or...

Friday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Make Your Own Kelpie....and bring it to life in a story. Craft event for ages 7-11. 2-3pm, Central Children's Library, George IV Bridge.Edinburgh Book Fringe 2014: Sally Heathcote, Suffragette. Costa award winners (Dotter of her Father's Eyes) Mary...

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...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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 Titian in Ten: ten minute pop-up talks delivered by NGS staff.  Gain an exclusive insight as staff from across the galleries offer different perspectives on Titian's masterpieces. 2pm, Scottish National Gallery, The Mound.  Free and...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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War Poets Collection Guided Tours: Edinburgh Napier University houses a small special collection of material relating to the fascinating history of its Craiglockhart campus, which began life in 1880 as a Hydropathic establishment and was...

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...

Monday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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 Edinburgh 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 in Los Angeles and one in Omaha....

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...

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...

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