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Today to Thu 17 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Ranger Led Walks
Join the Bowhill Ranger for a guided walk around the estate. Each session will focus on a different topic ranging from biodiversity in the woodlands to wildlife watching.
Bowhill House Selkirk
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 30 May

More details - Splinters Productions Double Bill: Nancy Sleekit & Howard’s Revenge
Meet Nancy – widow, with three husbands who all died in mysterious circumstances, and Howard, playing the lead role of Rob Roy MacGregor. Neither to be meddled with in this evening of two separate Victorian Entertainments. Conspiracies and lies abound. Is anyone telling the truth? Will secrets come to light?
Bowhill House Selkirk
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Archery at Bowhill
Come along and try archery with Barons Folly Archers. Whether you are an expert or more of a Robin Hood wannabe, the club will ensure you have a great experience. And if you want to take up a new hobby, tuition is available. Prices from £3, suitable for ages 6+.
Bowhill House Selkirk
Sun 6 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Mousetale Puppets: Oscar’s Amazing Space Adventure
When a mysterious object lands in the garden shed, Oscar the mouse investigates. Join Oscar and his new friend, Zimmy, as they blast off through the solar system in search of Quagroon rocks.
Bowhill House Selkirk
Sun 6 May

More details - May Day In Its Hey Day
Join us as we try to recreate a Victorian themed family friendly fayre. With hook a duck, tin can alley, skittles and don’t forget Punch and Judy! You can also discover a real Victorian love story in our exhibition and take a tour of Bowhill to see how a Georgian mansion was transformed in the Victorian era.
Bowhill House Selkirk
Mon 7 May

More details - Sunrise Wildlife Watch
The early bird catches the worm. Join the Bowhill ranger for an early morning wildlife watch followed by a delicious home cooked breakfast in our Minstrel Tearoom.
Bowhill House Selkirk
Wed 16 May

More details - Manfords Comedy Club
The Maltings Theatre in Berwick-Upon-Tweed plays host to Manford’s Comedy Club. This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK, personally selected by Jason Manford.
Eastern Lane, Berwick Upon Tweed
Sat 12 May

More details - Cragside - Trust10 run
Have a go at a free 10k run through the estate on the fourth Sunday of every month (excluding December). Lace up your trainers and have a go at our monthly 10k run. Booking Not Needed. Run is suitable for ages 14 and over with parent’s discretion. Dogs on leads welcome.
Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth,
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Cragside - Open Garden for NGS
The Formal Garden is in the ’High Victorian’ style created by the 1st Lord and Lady Armstrong. Incl orchard house, carpet bedding, ferneries, Italian terrace and Rose borders. The largest sandstone Rock Garden in Europe with its tumbling cascades.
Cragside, Rothbury
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Osprey Watch
Join us to observe the beautiful Kielder ospreys. You can see all the action close up through a live camera feed and even spot the birds on their nest using high powered telescopes with trained volunteers.
Kielder Waterside
Sat 21 Apr, Sun 22 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May, Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 19 May, Sun 20 May, Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun

More details - Wild at Kielder
Get the family together and discover your wild side at Kielder for a two-day event of exploration in nature! We’re getting ‘Wild at Kielder’ once again on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May with a bank holiday weekend full of wildlife themed activities all over Kielder Water and Forest Park.
Kielder Waterside
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - Batteries not Included
An exhibition of toys, games and pastime. As well as the history of toys there are costumes to dress up in and toys to play with for all ages.
Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery
Today to Tue 12 Jun

More details - Teddy Bears Picnic
Bring your teddy along for a day dedicated to bears of all shapes and sizes. Make bear masks, Goldilocks puppets and bear friendly sandwiches with bear favourites, honey and marmalade, or cheese, if preferred.
Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Sewing Workshop - Learn to Love Your Machine
The ideal class for beginners or experienced sewers wishing to refresh their skills. Each person will make an item of their choice. Bring your own sewing machine.Booking essential
Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery
Mon 30 Apr

More details - Build It weekend
Build a model using one of our construction sets including Knex, Lego, Duplo, Meccano and others, have a photo taken and enter the competition for the best model.
Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Dinosaur Day
Dressing up, dinosaur skeleton pasta pictures, add your own dinosaur picture to a dinosaur frieze, dig for dinosaur bones, play with dinosaurs in two ’dinoramas’, dinosaur puppets and lots more
Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery
Sat 12 May

More details - Needle Felted Cactus Workshop
Create a quirky cactus prop! This sweet needle felted design features in my new title Boho Felt Crafts (CICO Books). Made from 100% merino wool, it would make a lovely prop for your living room mantle or kitchen shelves!
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Nr Edinburgh
Sat 12 May

More details - Stress Buster Walk
Our fabulous Ranger Julia is hosting a gentle stroll through Dalkeith Country Park’s beautiful woodlands for Stress Awareness Month. Research shows that spending time in a wooded area is good for your mind, body and spirit so take some time out and enjoy an outdoor cuppa on your walk.
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Nr Edinburgh
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Wallington - Open Garden for NGS
Magical walled, terraced garden with herbaceous and mixed borders. Packed with colour. Edwardian conservatory with unusual plants. 100 acres of woodland. Pleasure grounds, river and lakes. Set in a stunning landscape, with opportunities for walking and cycling. House dates from 1688.
Wallington, Cambo
Sat 21 Apr, Sat 16 Jun

More details - Kenny Wheeler's Sweet Sister Suite & The Music of Mary Lou Williams
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) directed by Tommy Smith Presents Kenny Wheeler’s ’Sweet Sister Suite’ featuring guest soloists Laura Jurd (trumpet) and Irini Arabatzi (voice) and The Music of Mary Lou Williams featuring Brian Kellock (piano) Sweet Sister Suite was specially
The Queen’s Hall, 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh
Sun 22 Apr

More details - 'Oedipus' and 'Hands Across The Sea'
A varied double bill: First up - A contemporary one-act version of Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, presenting the tragic Greek story of the man who killed his father, married his mother and suffered the consequences of his self-inflicted punishment.
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh
Wed 25 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - James Kirby Spring Tour - Edinburgh
Acoustic singer-songwriter James Kirby is touring across the UK this spring. His blend of meaningful lyrics combined with his unique style of guitar playing has captivated audiences of all ages and sizes across the globe. This is an opportunity to see this technically brilliant performer up close ...
Canon’s Gait, Cannongate, Edinburgh
Fri 20 Apr

More details - The Mark of the Beast
A new spoken word performance from Martin O’Connor, exploring Glasgow’s relationship with alcohol, created in collaboration with those in recovery from alcohol addiction from Glasgow’s North East Recovery Community.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
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More details - Interrobang: Field Work
In the 1950s, American ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax conducted field recordings of Scots and Gaelic song. Now Interrobang, composer Paul Walker, and award-winning guests Stuart A.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Fri 20 Apr

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 21 Apr, Sat 2 Jun

More details - Trad Talk Gig with Pete Coe
Following on from the daytime Trad Talk event, Pete Coe leads an evening of narrative folk songs, rooted in English traditions. He sings and plays classic ballads, historical broadsides, rural yarns, travellers’ tales, songs of love and loss and industrial protest.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Tad Talk: Oasis or Mirage? The Trad Gigging Economy in Scotland today
Festivals seem to flourish, CDs still pour from the pressing plants, musicians are fizzing with ideas and skill. All seems to be well in the trad scene today, but what is the reality for musicians, promoters and venues? Are there enough gigs? Has the folk club had its day? What do audiences want?
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 21 Apr

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 25 Apr, Wed 9 May, Wed 23 May

More details - Opening Concert: Passing It On
TradFest’s Opening Concert celebrates the tradition of handing down a tune, song, story or dance to the next generation through performances and social occasions.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Thu 26 Apr

More details - The Bernicia Suite: The Real Price of Fish
The personal story of Cellardyke skipper Daniel Henderson and the fishing tragedy which struck numerous coastal communities in 1900. Richard Wemyss leads the audience through this moving tale set to his compositions (played by a six-piece traditional band), poignantly illustrating the real price of fish.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Guid Crack Storytelling Session
You see, that’s what you get! Come and hear tales about things that should have been left alone, and what happened when they were not! Edinburgh’s monthly storytelling night returns to its spiritual home at The Waverley Bar. With guest storyteller Ron Fairweather.
The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary’s St, Edinburgh EH1 1TA
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Lift up your Voice
Singing makes you feel better, so come along to explore Scots song with two skilled enthusiasts, Scott Murray and Ruth Kirkpatrick.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Journeys: The Women who made the Mountains sing
A unique, bilingual storytelling creation between Finnish Rune singer and storyteller, Anna-Maria Toivonen and Highland Perthshire storyteller, Claire Hewitt.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Inside Mariotta's House
We know it as John Knox House, but who did the property really belong to? Join Mariotta Arries, the true owner of the house, to hear the story of a wealthy burgess in 16th century Edinburgh.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh
Sat 28 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sun 6 May

More details - Nations United - Daytime
A Cultural Journey in the Heart of Edinburgh. A celebration of Scotland, South Africa, India and Brazil in the heart of Edinburgh. Join BE United for a day of dance, music, storytelling workshops, stalls and talks.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Aspects of Youth
Led by musical director Corrina Hewat and featuring traditional singer Scott Gardiner, Sangstream folk choir observes Scotland’s Year of Young People.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Giants
Two giant storytellers tell the tales of the gargantuan race of beings who once populated the earth. Mapping their rise and demise through myth and folktale, Alice Fernbank and Svend-Erik Engh take a loving look at the lives of the giants and their gradual departure from the earth.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Family Ceilidh
Come with family and friends to dance well-known Scottish dances and sing well-known songs. All the dances will be called and there will be easier circles for the littler ones. A fun introduction to sociable dancing with live music and some stories too.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Perthshire Folk Tales: Book Launch
Bringing a piece of Perthshire to Edinburgh, co-authors Lindsey Gibb & C.A. Hope launch their ’Perthshire Folktales’ book, the latest in the folktales series from History Press.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Mary Rushiecoats and the Wee Black Bull
A circle dance-story celebrating the full moon of Beltane and the cosmic bull, an ancient rite of passage to summer. Featuring traditional ballads from Scotland, moon stories from Japan and the most beautiful ‘Buffalo Woman’ from the Great Plains. With Linda Williamson and Mio Shapley.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Mon 30 Apr

More details - A Flame of Wrath for squinting Patrick
Fresh as today’s headlines, a contemporary story of murder, treachery and revenge based on a tale from the annals of Highland clan history.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Mon 30 Apr

More details - Scotland's National Music: Hamish Henderson: New Voice on the Carrying Stream
Fred Freeman shares his knowledge on the renowned father of the Scottish Folk revival, highlighting his contributions as song maker and poet, birthing a new wave in the carrying stream of culture.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 1 May

More details - CAFÉ CEILIDH
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 are welcome to listen or bring a tune for a turn!
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 1 May

More details - Brighde Chaimbeul ft. Aidan O’Rourke
Winner of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, and 2017 Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Up and Coming’ nominee, Skye musician and piper Brighde Chaimbeul is one of Scotland’s fastest rising stars.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 1 May

More details - Street Performance for May Day: Musicians & Mummers
Wanted! Performers on all instruments suited for street parties - Brass, Reeds, Pipes (A, D, C), Accordions, Shawms, Drums, Percussion - and people who like costuming, dancing and acting out.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Wed 2 May

More details - Young Night Thought
Named after a small Robert Louis Stevenson poem, ’Young Night Thought’ is a new album of original contemporary folk from Kirsty Law.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Wed 2 May

More details - Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son
One of the most popular old-time roots acts in North America. Noted for their highly original presentation, the band have created a sonic and visual language that is very much their own, utilising instruments they’ve created, like the Sepia-phonic Monophone and the Contrabass HarmoniPhoneum.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Thu 3 May

More details - Scotland's National Music: The Songs of Robert Tannahill
Paisley’s Robert Tannahill continues to be celebrated as one of Scotland’s finest songmakers. With his beautifully delicate pastoral songs and an empathy for minority communities which sets him apart from many of his eighteenth-century contemporaries, Tannahill remains hugely influential.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Thu 3 May

More details - Where I Stand: A New Conversation
The result of a collaboration forged at a residency in Mumbai in March 2018 which brings together two young artists from Scotland and two from India, combining music and storytelling to reflect on the connections, differences and influences that link the two countries.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Fri 4 May

More details - The Rymours
The Rymour Club was formed in 1903 in tribute to the poetic inspiration of Scottish Song and Folklore. Regional songs and children’s lore abound in this celebration of the preservation and study of Scottish song.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Fri 4 May