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More details - Beyond: The Story of an Irish Immigrant
Glasgow based fiddler Gráinne Brady presents an evening of music, storytelling and spoken word exploring the history and legacy of mass Irish emigration to Scotland.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Fri 22 Mar 19

More details - Spring Wreath Making Workshop
Wreaths are no longer just for Christmas. Welcome guests to your home this spring with a gorgeous fresh wreath made with lush foliage and fresh blooms. In our spring wreath making workshop you will create a beautiful wreath that will add a breath of fresh air to your front door.
Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park via Town Gate, Dalkeith
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - Stepping Stones – Changemaking
How can we create more spaces where people are able to share experience and grow through mutual understanding?
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne
The story of Mairi’s adventures with Scotland’s most famous song. An exhilarating and original sequel to Pulse, ‘visionary musicianship… distinctive virtuosity’ (Herald), blending live music, animation and movement. Co-devised and directed by Kath Burlinson.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - Make Mum a Medal Craft Workshop
Mums deserve a medal every day – make this one extra special by letting your little ones get crafty with clay! In this fun, hands-on workshop, kids of all ages can paint and glitter pre-made clay medals to create their very own Mother’s Day gift. Suitable for all ages with parental assistance for younger ones!
Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park via Town Gate, Dalkeith
Sun 24 Mar 19

More details - America's Musical Journey
America’s Musical Journey, the new documentary film celebrating the cultural and musical heritage of the United States, will hold a UK consumer showing on Wednesday 27th March at the Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird.
Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird Fort Kinnaird Retail Park, Newcraighall Rd, Edinburgh
Wed 27 Mar 19

More details - Wicked Stepmother?
Stepmothers… are they always wicked? Are they doomed to play the villain forever or can they become heroes in their own right? Join storytellers Franziska Droll and Daiva Ivanauskaite for an evening of stories and songs exploring stepmothers in traditional tales and in the modern world.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Thu 28 Mar 19

More details - The Space Gecko Project
In 2014 The Telegraph released an article headlined ‘Five Geckos Freeze to Death on Sex Space Mission’. The diary of one of those geckos has since been salvaged, however, and its contents prove this was no ‘sex mission’… because two of the geckos were deeply in love.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Fri 29 Mar 19

More details - Guid Crack Storytelling Session
Glasgow’s own double storytelling Oscar winner Michael Kerins returns to Guid Crack with his hilarious tales of contemporary and contemptuous life. Bring along your favourite tales to share at Edinburgh’s monthly storytelling night at the Waverley Bar, St. Mary’s St.
Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh
Fri 29 Mar 19

More details - Exploring Our Voices
Do you know the capabilities of your own voice? No one is unmusical and in our voices we each have a unique instrument to use and enjoy. In this accessible workshop, singer Kirsty Law introduces voice care; explores rhythm, pitch and harmonies; and encourages approaches to sample songs.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Sat 30 Mar 19

More details - Mother's Day Spring Wreath Making Workshop
Make Mother’s Day a really special one. Treat her to this creative fresh spring wreath making workshop. Or treat yourself – you deserve it. Welcome guests to your home this spring with a gorgeous fresh wreath made with lush foliage and fresh blooms.
Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park via Town Gate, Dalkeith
Sun 31 Mar 19

More details - Fort Douglas Easter Holiday Activities
Play, build, create, learn! Get the kids outdoors and away from the screens this Easter with a visit to Fort Douglas. If you’re looking for things to do with the kids during the Easter holidays you’ll find lots of extra activities in this magical adventure playpark, included in your entry fee.
Fort Douglas, Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Sat 6 Apr 19 to Mon 22 Apr

More details - dressed.
dressed. premiered at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to critical acclaim, winning a Scotsman Fringe First as well as a nomination for ThisEgg for Total Theatre Awards’ Emerging Company 2018.
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Thu 11 Apr 19 to Sat 13 Apr

More details - Gandeys Circus: The Greatest Show Tour!
YOUR CIRCUS is back for 2019. GANDEYS returns with ’The Greatest Show Tour!’ Staged in the fully-heated 1,000-seat Big Top and equipped with theatre-standard lighting, this is the greatest show for all the family! Even bigger! Even more spectacular!
Theatre Big Top, Sighthill Park, Broomhouse Road, Edinburgh
Sat 13 Apr 19 to Mon 22 Apr

More details - Kids Easter Egg Painting Workshop
Easter, kids and crafting – it’s a merry mix. Make it even more fun for mum and dad by losing the apres-craft mess factor from your home. Instead, bring them along to Restoration Yard’s Easter egg painting workshop where kids can take their egg creativity to the max with glitter, paint and cute animal accessories.
Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park via Town Gate, Dalkeith
Fri 19 Apr 19 and Sat 20 Apr

More details - Fort Douglas Easter Weekend Egg Hunt
Things to do with the kids this Easter It’s sometimes tricky to find the perfect thing to do with kids on Easter weekend in and around Edinburgh. We are so tempted to say we’ve cracked it (eek we just did). But we really have.
Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Fri 19 Apr 19 to Mon 22 Apr

More details - Gnoss
A dynamic quartet of fiddle,flute, guitar and percussion, Gnoss tackles energetic tune sets and driving folk song with a ‘maturity of ability many of a greater age will envy’ (The Living Tradition).
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Tue 30 Apr 19

More details - Savourna Stevenson and Steve Kettley
Clarsach virtuoso and acclaimed composer Savourna Stevenson has joined forces with old friend and saxophonist Steve Kettley in a duo showcasing her compositions – a blend of haunting melodies, pulsating rhythms and stirring improvisations.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Thu 2 May 19

More details - The Labyrinth Challenge
THE WORLD’S LONGEST, CONTINUOUS, INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSE! It’s coming to Dalkeith Country Park on the 4th and 5th May 2019. It’s the perfect day out – for family fun, competing with friends or pitting yourself up against your colleagues – be prepared to enjoy and be silly.
Dalkeith Country Park, Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Sat 4 May 19 and Sun 5 May

More details - Effortless Walking
Discover how the everyday activity of walking can become pleasurable and powerful by learning to pay attention to more parts of your body in motion.
Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh
Sat 4 May 19

More details - Breathe With Ease
Learn how to improve the moveability of your ribs, chest and abdomen to make breathing easier. As we begin to let go of ingrained patterns of muscular holding we often feel calmer and more at ease.
Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh
Sun 5 May 19

More details - Race for Life - Edinburgh Hopetoun House 5k
Race for Life 5k is suitable for all ages and abilities. The event is non-competitive and open to everyone – bring the whole family and walk, jog or run 5k at your own pace while raising valuable funds for Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work.
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Sun 12 May 19

More details - Race for Life - Edinburgh Hopetoun House 10k
Race for Life 10k is a great step up from our 5k events. The event is non-competitive and open to everyone – bring the whole family and walk, jog or run 10k at your own pace while raising valuable funds for Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work.
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Sun 12 May 19

More details - Kendal Mountain Festival Tour Edinburgh
Calling all adventure lovers! The award winning Kendal Mountain Festival is back on the road with its UK Tour. Join us for an evening packed full of amazing films and awe-inspiring talks from some of the world’s most impressive adventurers.
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
Sun 19 May 19

More details - Edinburgh (Penicuik) Spring Foraging Courses
This course is a simple foraging walk where we expect to be able to identify a selection of edible and poisonous wild plants, mushrooms flowers and fruits. We’ll also be providing a wild food based meal at the end of the course to include some of what we find.
The Flotterstone Inn, Milton Bridge, Penicuik, Edinburgh, Midlothian
Fri 24 May 19 to Sun 26 May

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