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More details - New Boot Camp For Women
Fitandhappy are delighted to be running a new fun boot camp for women in Ravelston Park. These outdoor fitness sessions are suitable for women of all ages and levels of fitness. You will be supported and encouraged at all times. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.
Ravelston Park, Blackhall, Edinburgh
Today, Wed 23 May, Thu 24 May

More details - Arandora Star
A vibrant, evocative full-length drama about the controversial sinking of the SS Arandora Star on July 2nd, 1940, in which some 700 ’enemy aliens’, many of them Scottish-Italians, lost their lives while being transported to Canada by the British Government.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh
Tue 22 May to Sat 26 May

More details - Edinbal Dance Workshop: A Dance Tour of Europe
From social and energetic dances from Brittany or joyful group dances from the Basque country, to warm, exuberant Southern Italian dances or smooth couple dances from France, this series will take you on a folkdance tour of Europe!
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh
Wed 23 May

More details - Dear Olivia
with Cav. Mary Contini After her highly successful Dear Francesca, Mary Contini writes to her other daughter, Olivia, to tell the story of her great-grandparents, the Italian shepherds who emigrated to Edinburgh and then helped to transform Britain’s food culture.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Wed 23 May

More details - Transformed in Translation
Comedy and satire come to the fore as we celebrate the sonnets of Roma’s Giuseppe Belli in their original Romanesco; and as owersett into Scots by Auld Reekie’s Robert Garioch. With Raymond Ross & Giacomo Giuggioli.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Thu 24 May

More details - A Scottish Risorgimento
Renowned translator and commentator, Professor Joespeh Farrell (University of Strathclyde) explores the rich contribution made by Italian-Scots to Scotland’s twentieth century cultural renaissance, in literature, music and the visual arts.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Fri 25 May

More details - Guid Crack Storytelling Session
Strongminded tales of those who didn’t take no for an answer, who believed and loved so much to risk everything for their ideal. Edinburgh’s monthly storytelling night returns to its spiritual home at The Waverley Bar. With guest storyteller, Italian Scot, Diana Bertoldi.
The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary’s St, Edinburgh EH1 1TA
Fri 25 May

More details - Hosting an Event: Presence, Participation & Performance
Creative events and social gatherings, not least in traditional arts, need skilful compering. The host crafts the atmosphere and flow that will make the evening sing with pizazz or flag. What are the skills involved? Can we improve them, and how can we prepare ourselves to be receptive and encouraging hosts?
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 26 May

More details - Crossing Identities
Author of Language of My Choosing, poet and life writer, Anne Pia, explores gender, identity and language in the context of Scots-Italian families and the wider community.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 26 May

More details - Scottish Land Rover Show
Hundreds of Land Rovers and Club Displays, Jam Packed main arena action, fun and games and evening entertainment will ensure there’s something for all the family. New products and services will be on display from the biggest names in 4x4 as exhibitors from all over the UK bring their products to your doorstep.
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston
Sat 26 May and Sun 27 May

More details - Though this be Madness: Babes-In-Arms Sharing
Content from Though This Be Madness will be shared in a daytime performance in the Storytelling Court, specifically for parents with babes in arms. How can we nurture our collective sanity?
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 29 May

More details - Reconstructed: Bob Dylan
A new series where performers interpret the material of great songwriters. Not a tribute act, but a loving celebration of wonderful songs. Beginning with one of the greatest of all, Bob Dylan, who has inspired musicians and poets for over half a century.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 29 May

More details - An Iolaire
Pupils from Bun sgoil Taobh na Pàirce and James Gillespie’s High School perform William Hershaw’s play about about the tragic sinking off the coast of Stornoway on New Year’s Day, 1919.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Wed 30 May

More details - Shapeshifters: On Medicine & Human Change
To be alive is to be in perpetual change: growing, healing, learning, aging. For this exhibition, award-winning writer and doctor Gavin Francis will consider in words and iconic images some of the changes that occur across the arc of human life: from the dynamism of biochemistry that sustains life to the...
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh
Fri 1 Jun, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Music with the Spoken Word
A workshop for storytellers, musicians and singers who want to interweave music and the spoken word in performance. Experienced harper and storyteller, Heather Yule takes you into this fertile territory with examples, discussion and the opportunity to reflect on your own approach, as well as try some new ideas.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Men with Coconuts & Friends
The award-winning musical improv comedy troupe are joined by new and established improvisers and sketch comedians as they present two hours of off-the-cuff scenes and original sketch comedy.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Mind Well
A relaxed, social session of stories, songs, memories and laughter in the Storytelling Court with some of our loveliest storytellers. Come to join in, or just to listen, with friends old and new. Tea, coffee and biscuits included. Hosted by the ElderWise group.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh
Mon 4 Jun

More details - Beataidh, Bob, Agus AM Madadh Allaidh/ Betty, Bob & The Wolf
James Gillespie’s High School S1s perform an adaptation of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. This play, performed in Gaelic, encourages audience participation of all their favourite Gaelic nursery songs from Cròileagan and Sgoil Àraich. Parents and carers are encouraged to sing along too! Guaranteed fun event for all ages!
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Thu 7 Jun

More details - The MoonWalk Scotland 2018
Hollywood comes to Holyrood on Saturday 9th June 2018 for The MoonWalk Scotland! The famous night time fundraising challenge is back with added sparkle and glamour for its 13th year. Sign up now!
Holyrood Park
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Davno: Rites of Summer
Inspired by ancient Slavic celebrations and based on traditional songs from Eastern Europe, Rites of Summer is about passage and human relationship with nature. At midsummer, when their ancestors lit bonfires at water banks, Davno brews a cocktail of laughter and sorrow, fun and fear - an essence of summer.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Information Lecture:  Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.
Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh
Sat 9 Jun, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Tiny Tales: This little Pig went to Market
Stories for fingers and stories for toes! Tales that tickle and land on your nose! Come along and enjoy some old favourites and some new. Lots of joining-in, props and toys to squish and rattle. With Ailie Finlay.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 12 Jun

More details - CAFÉ VOICES: Wolves & Witches
A night uncovering our favourite folk and faery scoundrels. They are vilified, feared, and hunted, but do wolves and witches deserve such a wretched reputation? Join Dougie Mackay in an enchanted evening of lesser known tales, tuned to the moon and murmuring with musings from the forest shadows.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Thu 14 Jun

More details - What I Know (About What My Grandfather didn't Know)
Can you kill an idea? Breaking the silence built around the patriarch of her family, Sònia Gardés starts a journey inside the anarchist movement of the Spanish Civil War.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Art of the Storyteller: If the Story fits…
Jean Edmiston leads a workshop about choosing stories and identity to work creatively with in times of change. Which stories do you tell, and where do you find them? Are the stories you choose suitable or appropriate for these ever changing times and for the audience you’re telling to?
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 16 Jun

More details - CAFÉ CEILIDH: Summer Stramash
Join friends from the Scots Music Group for an afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems and stories. Held in the relaxed setting of the Storytelling Court. All welcome to listen or bring a tune for a turn!
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 19 Jun

More details - Emily & The Howlers' Hollow
Written by Sam Siggs Directed by Adam Rosa In the woods outside the nowhere town of Midvale stands an abandoned house with scorched rooms and boarded windows. Long ago something terrible happened there, or so the stories go. But is there really any truth to the myths?
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh
Fri 22 Jun and Sat 23 Jun

More details - The Witch Game
Written by Natalie MacKinnon Directed by Ellen Shand Lucy is used to feeling alone. She’s got hardly any friends. Even her big sister ignores her. But Lucy has made some new friends.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh
Fri 22 Jun and Sat 23 Jun

More details - Escape From Troglodopolis
Written by Tim Primrose Directed by Catherine Ward-Stoddart Colossal CAVERNS! Dastardly DUNGEONS!! Terrible TROGLODYTES!!! Giant MUTANT spiders!!!! Also, some HUMMUS!!!!! Can our INTREPID HEROES escape the fantastical UNDERGROUND CITY of TROGLODOPOLIS… alive???
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Growing & Developing with Stories: National Development Day
The annual Scottish Storytelling Forum Development Day will focus on the role of storytelling within education and youth development. The magic of stories and storytelling have the power to bring a curriculum to life, enabling vivid and embodied learning and understanding across multiple subject areas.
Additional Info: External Event - Not held at Scottish Storytelling Centre Fair Maid’s House, Perth PH1 5LU
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Cancer Research UK Race For Life 5k /10k
Run, jog or walk. Raise £200 or £10. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. Sign up for Race for Life RIGHT NOW. Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.
Holyrood Park
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Reconstructed: Cat Stevens
The second in our ’Reconstructed’ series celebrates the work of Yusaf Islam, commonly known by his former stage-name, Cat Stevens. Father and Son, How Can I Tell You, The Wind and more.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 26 Jun

More details - Dowally - 'Somewhere' Album Launch
Dowally’s brand new album Somewhere tells a tale of music from wild, rolling places. Tonight sees the album being officially launched and audience members can anticipate an exciting, energetic performance from a trio whose expression and style has been described as ’something special – one of the big surprises...
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Thu 28 Jun

More details - Guid Crack Storytelling Session
The role of the storyteller in the culture of Chuck Warren’s ancestors in the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians was an important one. The storyteller was a wanderer, they would carry news, and provide a means for personal communication between relatives.
The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary’s St, Edinburgh EH1 1TA
Fri 29 Jun

More details - 5-day Summer film schools
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE An exciting and fun 5-day filmmaking adventure for young people age 9 to 18 where they will learn all the tricks of Hollywood to make their own short films or online videos, experiencing the challenge and fun of making movie magic!
Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East
Mon 9 Jul to Fri 13 Jul
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More details - 5-day Summer film schools
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE An exciting and fun 5-day filmmaking adventure for young people age 9 to 18 where they will learn all the tricks of Hollywood to make their own short films or online videos, experiencing the challenge and fun of making movie magic!
Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East
Mon 23 Jul to Fri 27 Jul
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More details - World Conference Pediatrics 2018
Pediatrics 2018 includes international attendee workshops, lectures and symposia, including a designated registration area, a refreshment break and gala lunch.
Hyatt Place, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thu 26 Jul and Fri 27 Jul

More details - Pamela's Palace
Pamela is the hard won queen of a buzzing beauty salon but behind the glamour, there are secrets that threaten to bring the walls of her suburban Palace crumbling down.
Venue 119: Principal Edinburgh George Street, 19-21 George Street
Thu 2 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Signor Baffo’s Restaurant
An interactive children’s comedy making its Edinburgh Fringe debut. Signor Baffo has been appearing around the UK since 2015, lauded by children everywhere in a show that can ‘blow your head off’ (Kai, aged 7). A treat for children of 3+ and their families that will keep the giggles coming long after it’s over.
Venue 119: Principal Edinburgh George Street, 19-21 George Street
Thu 2 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - The Wedding Reception
Booking now for Edinburgh Fringe 2018: the 5-star comedy that promises love, honour and disarray as well as a 3-course meal. Tickets and gift vouchers are on sale now, with an Earlybird discount running until 7 January.
Venue 119: Principal Edinburgh George Street, 19-21 George Street
Thu 2 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
This globetrotting hit is returning for its 11th Edinburgh Fringe with a massive 49 lunch and dinner performances. But be warned: it’s bound to sell out once again, so early booking is essential. Tickets and gift vouchers are on sale now, with an Earlybird discount running until 7 January.
Venue 119: Principal Edinburgh George Street, 19-21 George Street
Thu 2 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Wonder Women
Uncork the champagne! Dress to kill! Party like there’s no tomorrow! Celebrating 20 diamante decorated years, The Lady Boys of Bangkok ‘Wonder Women’ Tour will take the UK’s number one cabaret show to a new level.
The Sabai Pavilion, Theatre Big Tops, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh
Fri 3 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-Farting Bean
Can Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess) and her best friend, Guffy, find the purple super-farting bean and save Wiffyville from Prince Nastavia and the low-flying gnomes? Aided by bizarre clues from a werewolf, a mummy and a prisoner, Princess Pumpalot and Guffy embark on a mind-boggling adventure.
Le Monde (Venue 47), 16 George Street, Edinburgh
Fri 3 Aug to Tue 14 Aug

More details - Truckfest Scotland
Truckfest is the must see show for enthusiasts, families and the road haulage industry. Proud of its heritage in presenting trucks from all over the world, Truckfest is Europe’s Premier trucking event, showcasing a huge variety of trucks from giant American to jaw dropping customised vehicles.
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston
Sat 4 Aug and Sun 5 Aug

More details - 5-day Summer film schools
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE An exciting and fun 5-day filmmaking adventure for young people age 9 to 18 where they will learn all the tricks of Hollywood to make their own short films or online videos, experiencing the challenge and fun of making movie magic!
Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East
Mon 6 Aug to Fri 10 Aug
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More details - Edinburgh Antiques & Collectors Fair
Take part in Scotland’s largest antiques event. Quality vintage clothing and accessories, jewellery, ceramics, collectables, Art Deco items, pens, walking sticks and much more awaits. ATM machine on the showground, on site catering in the hall and free car parking.
The Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston Centre,
Sat 1 Sep and Sun 2 Sep

More details - Scottish Child Abuse Rally Get Up Stand Up  on historic child sexual abuse.
S.c.a.r. Scottish Child Abuse Rally Get Up Stand Up is a collective of orginizations and individuals raising awareness of serious child abuse. Join Us for a action packed afternoon of speakers and much much more.
Scottish Parliament Holyrood Edinburgh
Thu 6 Sep

More details - Cancer Research UK Race For Life Pretty Muddy
Run, jog or walk. Raise £200 or £10. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. Sign up for Race for Life RIGHT NOW. Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.
Royal Highland Centre
Sat 22 Sep

More details - Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival
The Edinburgh Blues ’N’ Rock Festival returns this year on Saturday 22 September at The Corn Exchange. This year the festival will be promoted and programmed by the Edinburgh Blues Club who have shaped a fantastic contemporary lineup for 2018.
10 Newmarket Street
Sat 22 Sep

More details - Queen Extravaganza Tour 2018
The hugely popular live band performance, returns to rock the UK with the ‘Queen Extravaganza Tour’ ‘Queen Extravaganza’ – described by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as ‘A rock celebration in the Royal tradition’ and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen - will play 17 shows
Lothian Rd, Edinburgh
Tue 30 Oct

More details - Edinburgh Antiques & Collectors Fair
Take part in Scotland’s largest antiques event. Quality vintage clothing and accessories, jewellery, ceramics, collectables, Art Deco items, pens, walking sticks and much more awaits. ATM machine on the showground, on site catering in the hall and free car parking.
The Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston Centre,
Sat 24 Nov and Sun 25 Nov

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