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Tynecastle pupils toured WWI battlefields

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Students from Tynecastle High School recently toured the World War One battlefields of France and Belgium. Ben Robertson in S5 was one of them and reports for us here.2018 is a special year because...

First World War diaries published

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‘I was dressing the wounded in the trenches – enough said. Worse than Hell…’ That’s the recollection of ‘Frontline Medic’ Captain George Pirie who, as one of ‘Kitchener’s Army’, bravely volunteered for a Royal...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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David Lemm: Debris and Phenomena. The first solo exhibition by David Lemm, presenting a new body of printed works produced at Edinburgh Printmakers and whilst on an artist's residence on Eigg; the works continue...

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...

Saturday in Edinburgh – Whats’ On Today

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Happy Birthday Elvis! Elvis Presley would have been 80 this month, and Sofi's is hosting a weekend of themed events in his honour. Tonight, a toast to the king and an Elvis sing-song! 7pm, Sofi's...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Portrait Gallery Curator's talk: Ponte City. A chance to chat to Portrait Gallery curators about current exhibitions: this month Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator, will talk about Ponte City. 5.30-6pm, Scottish National Portrait Gallery,...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 Back to 'normal' this week, with not a shred of tinsel in sight (hoorah!) and plenty of events on offer; films, books, art, and music from a very special violin....we may not have spring...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Art Maker: January. If you are aged 4-12, join the Art Maker Club and make your own masterpieces with artists Tessa Asquith-Lamb and Louise Fraser. 2-4pm, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Belford Road. Free: no...

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...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Carols By Candlelight: in aid of Bethany Christian Trust, supporting homeless and vulnerable people across Scotland. 6.30pm, Central, Central Halls, Tolcross. For more information call 0131 561 8925.Family Festive Cinema at the Scottish National...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Greenman's Grotto at The Secret Herb Garden: instead of Santa asking a child 'what do you want for Christmas?', why not allow a child the chance to hear how to respect and care for...

What’s On In Edinburgh 15th-21st December 2014

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MONDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2014Meet Chris Hadfield: the former Commander of the International Space Station will be signing copies of his stunning planetary photo tour You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. 12.30pm,...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Filmhouse Junior: Rise of the Guardians (PG). An animation for the festive season: an evil spirit plans to take over the world using fear - Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter...

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...

Reenactment of WWI football match

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In Football Remembers week, Wester Hailes Education Centre reenacted a little of the football match which everyone knows about from the First World War. http://vimeo.com/114111137 Private William Tapp wrote in his diary "It doesn't seem right...

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...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Filmhouse Junior: Antboy (Denmark 2013 - English language version) Cert PG. Re-energising the superhero genre for a younger audience - who needs Spiderman when Antboy is in town? 'a rollicking good fun caper movie'. 11am, Filmhouse, Lothian...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Serenity Cafe Club Night: Robbie Williams Tribute. Serenity Cafe is run for people in recovery by people in recovery - and for anyone else who wants good value, good quality food in a relaxed...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Sing Out! featuring Brightons Praise Group. Come and sing out for homeless people! Organist: Robin Gardiner. Refreshments will be served in the Undercroft Cafe following the Sing Out! 7pm, St Andrew's and St George's West Church,...

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...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Music Box @ Colinton Library - Inaugural Event: An audience with Benny Tetteh-Lartey. A unique chance to meet and listen to the award-winning singer-songwriter and Afro-Scot Beat pioneer, following on his community appearances for Black...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Armistice Day: Prayer and Meditation. The Memorial Chapel will be open for prayer and meditation. 10.45-11.15am, St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Lothian Road.TOGETHER Remembrance Event: marking the eleventh day of the eleventh month with a musical reflection...

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...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Pakistan 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 Society of Edinburgh, who began their...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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  Tony Conrad: Opening Reception for Invented Acoustical Tools 1969-2014. The legendary artist, composer, performer and filmmaker will play a selection of his invented acoustical tools and present a number of additional works in film...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Edinburgh Printmakers Open Day 2014: an opportunity to visit the oldest open access printmaking studio in the UK. Hands-on activities, with printmaking workshops for adults and children, printmaking demonstrations and studio tours. The brand new exhibition No Fixed Abode will be on...

Look up The Gazette to find your war hero

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 If you have a family member who fought in the First World War then you might be able to find out more about him by watching this Gazette video which is designed to encourage...

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