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There is always something happening at the Centre. We have storytelling, theatre, music, art exhibitions, kids events, free events, craft fairs, workshops and festival events to showcase the best of Scottish culture. Network Members Note: please choose the Network Members concession. Discount is no longer automatically applied.

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DESIRE LINES GATHERING

Wed 28 Sep (SOLD OUT)
Price: £0.00

An open invite to participate in the next Desire Lines meeting, with updates and discussion on Edinburgh's cultural directions.Part One: Creative and Cultural CityThe Culture...

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EDINBAL DANCE WORKSHOPS: A DANCE TOUR OF EUROPE

Wed 28 Sep
Price: £5.00

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,...

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EXHIBITION: WOOL AGAINST WEAPONS - 100 YEARS OF WOMEN CAMPAIGNING...

Fri 9 Sep - Fri 30 Sep

An exhibition highlighting the work of women campaigning for peace, starting with those who tried to bring harmony in WW1 – including Edinburgh's Chrystal Macmillan – and ending...

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KAT HEALY

Fri 30 Sep
Price: £10.00

With special guest, Little Fire (Jamie McGeechan)Scottish singer-songwriter Kat Healy performs an intimate acoustic set of new material with her band, in support of her latest...

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GUID CRACK: TALES FROM THE OCEAN DEEP

Fri 30 Sep

Join Argyll based storyteller Patsy Dyer for an evening of international tales from mysterious water worlds and the secrets within them. Edinburgh's monthly storytelling night,...

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BRINGING THE SONG ALIVE

Sat 1 Oct
Price: £24.00

Incorporate movement and drama into singing and performance in this practical workshop for song leaders and singers. Share techniques, stimulate discussion and...

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FLYING WITH SWANS

Sat 1 Oct
Price: £8.00

When three old friends reunite after many years, a ferry trip to see Arran's migrating swans turns out to be the trip of a lifetime. This poignant, often hilarious play by Jack...

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MEN WITH COCONUTS & FRIENDS

Sat 1 Oct & 5 Nov
Price: £8.00

The award-winning musical improv comedy troupe are joined by new & established improvisers & sketch comedians for off-the-cuff scenes & original sketch comedy.'One...

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CAMPBELL'S CEILIDH

Tue 4 Oct, 1 Nov & 6 Dec
Price: £8.00

Inspired sessions of story, song, music & dance bring the true spirit of a Scottish ceilidh, led by Mairi Campbell with occasional special guests. A different experience...

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CAFÉ VOICES: TALES OF WATER & WAVES

Thu 6 Oct
Price: £5.00

"Water gives life to ten thousand things and does not strive" Tao Te Ching (Lao Tzu)From ancient wetlands to rolling seas, water connects us to one another wherever we are. As...

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WORKING CREATIVELY WITH SMALL GROUPS 1: TALKING, LISTENING & STORYING

Fri 7 Oct
Price: £18.00

What are the skills involved in facilitating small groups? How can creativity and wellbeing support each other? This is the first in a series exploring core participative skills...

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BRINGING THE STORY ALIVE

Sat 8 Oct
Price: £24.00

Explore the performance aspect of live storytelling. How do traditional ways of storytelling interact with drama? What are the performance skills available and how can audience...

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

Sat 8 Oct
Price: £16.00

If you enjoy writing stories, or would like to enjoy it more, come along to an afternoon workshop held in the Storytelling Centre with prize-winning author Janis Mackay (Magnus...

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FRANCIS THE HOLY JESTER

Sat 8 Oct
Price: £10.00

Performed by Mario PirovanoDario Fo's monologue is performed in English by his close friend and leading interpreter of his work. Mario Pirovano plays cardinals, soldiers,...

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REAL TALK

Mon 10 Oct
Price: £5.00

An evening of storytelling, connection & honesty, creating a safe space to speak about one of our most beautiful assets, our minds! Attendees are offered an opportunity to...

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THE SECOND TIME AS FARCE

Wed 12 Oct
Price: £20.00

With Olly Crick and Frances Rifkin.'History repeats itself. The first time as tragedy, and the second time as farce.' (Karl Marx)This one-off workshop is an invitation to learn,...

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EDINBAL DANCE WORKSHOPS: A DANCE TOUR OF EUROPE

Wed 12 & 19 Oct, Wed 2, 16 & 23 Nov, Wed 7 & 21 Dec
Price: £5.00

From social & energetic dances from Brittany or joyful group dances from the Basque country, to warm, exuberant Southern Italian dances or smooth couple dances from France,...

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SHE WINS ALL THE RACES: A TRAGICOMEDY WITH BISCUITS…

Thu 13 Oct
Price: £10.00

A dynamic, heartening one-woman show about growing up with the certainty of loss, with quirky, physical storytelling & a little bit of Abba! Based on the performer's...

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PLACING THE TALE: GUIDING & STORYTELLING

Fri 14 Oct
Price: £8.00

Join an afternoon of creative networking and resource sharing amongst tour guides and storytellers. Learn how tourism and local culture are natural partners and...

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STORIES ON THE WAY

Fri 14 Oct
Price: £8.00

An evening of stories from our apprentice storytellers, each sharing stories around the theme of Dreams, ahead of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. Scotland has...

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STARTING WITH STORIES 1

Sat 15 Oct
Price: £24.00

A hands-on, practical introduction to live storytelling and associated skills. Storyteller and educator Kate Walker leads this participatory session for anyone curious...

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CHEERING UP THE KING

Sat 15 Oct
Price: £5.00

The King is feeling down & it’s up to the audience to cheer him up! Suit and Pace present this interactive storytelling session for children aged 5-8. A fun piece from an...

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THE BOX / THINKING IN THE FIRST PERSON

Sat 15 Oct
Price: £5.00

A double bill of dance from Julia James-Griffiths & Emma Jayne Park. The Box explores the impact depression can have & how society responds. Thinking in the First Person...

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SPELLCHASERS RIDDLING WORKSHOP WITH LARI DON

Mon 17 Oct
Price: £5.00

Lari Don loves telling stories about riddles, writing adventures containing riddles & bamboozling audiences with riddles! Join Lari to hear a riddle tale, learn to create...

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SMHAFF WRITING AWARDS

Mon 17 Oct
Price: £0.00

Join us to honour the very best submissions from SMHAFF's annual writing competition, held in partnership with Bipolar Scotland. Expect to be moved by inspiring, beautiful...

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TINY TALES: APPLE PIES & TWINKLY EYES

Tue 18 Oct
Price: £5.00

Join Mrs Mash the Storytelling Cook for songs, stories & joining-in fun for wee ones, with a rather delicious apple flavour & some woolly mice too!! Please book in...

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KIST O' MEMORIES

Tue 18 Oct
Price: £3.00

A storytelling & craft workshop for older people, their carers & family members. Join the Life Stories group for an inspiring afternoon of stories, fun & creativity....

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WHERE THE CROW FLIES

Tue 18 & Wed 19 Oct
Price: £10.00

Image: (c) Matthew ThomasIn Motion Theatre Company presentsWhere The Crow FliesWritten by Lisa NicollDirected by Beth MortonOstracised by the community she lives in, Carrie...

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FESTIVAL KEY NOTE: CERVANTES THE STORYTELLER

Fri 21 Oct
Price: £7.50

Dr Ted Bergman presents a talk dedicated to the most influential work of literature from the Hispanic world. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes’ death,...

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ONCE OUR VALLEYS WERE RINGING

Fri 21 Oct
Price: £7.50

Dougie Mackay, Daniel Allison and Janis Mackay explore folk tales that cross the liminal threshold, spanning the extraordinary and the everyday.Join this immersion where people,...

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OPEN HEARTH: DONALD SMITH

Fri 21 Oct
Price: £9.00

Join storytellers and musicians in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the fire. Hosted by Festival...

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THIS IS WHERE DREAMS ARE MADE

Sat 22 Oct
Price: £15.00

Playing with words, sounds, movement and story, this workshop for adults takes inspiration from traditional tales, exploring the links and resonances in our own lives. InterPlay...

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DARE TO DREAM DAY

Sat 22 Oct
Price: £0.00

Through storytelling, the liberating power of imagination is open to everyone, big or small!Imagine you live in the best possible future. What stories would you tell to the...

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FESTIVAL KEY NOTE: SIMÓN BOLÍVAR – THE LIBERATOR

Sat 22 Oct
Price: £7.50

Matthew Brown gives fresh insight into the controversial father of South American independence and democracy.This is one of the continent’s defining stories – but what exactly...

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STORIES FROM MEXICO AND PANAMA

Sat 22 Oct
Price: £7.50

With his double cultural background, storyteller Rubén Corbett treats you to stories from both Central American countries. Venture into pivotal places in world geography which...

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REFLECTING FRIDAS

Sat 22 Oct
Price: £7.50

The life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo inspires this event, created and performed by Brazilian storyteller Ana Maria Lines.In the artist’s words, “I paint myself...

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OPEN HEARTH: MICHAEL KERINS

Sat 22 Oct
Price: £9.00

Join storytellers and musicians from Scotland and abroad in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the...

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STORIES IN BOTTLES

Sun 23 Oct
Price: £7.50

For the beachcomber, a castaway bottle signals the start of adventure and romance, but what are the tales of the people who put precious messages or objects into bottles and...

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EDUARDO GALEANO: RESCUING THE KIDNAPPED MEMORY OF LATIN AMERICA

Sun 23 Oct
Price: £7.50

Alastair Hulbert celebrates in words, images and music the great Uruguayan, Eduardo Galeano, who died last year.“I am a writer,” Galeano explains in his wonderful trilogy,...

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STORIES FROM ARGENTINA

Sun 23 Oct
Price: £7.50

Storyteller Liliana Bonel transports you to the Southern hemisphere, where the vast lands of Argentina still hold a hidden treasure of legends and folk tales, with which...

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OPEN HEARTH: BEVERLEY BRYANT

Sun 23 Oct
Price: £9.00

Join storytellers and musicians from Scotland and abroad in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the...

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CONNECT THROUGH STORYTELLING: EDUCATION

Mon 24 Oct
Price: £15.00

A fantastic opportunity for educators and storytellers to explore the role of storytelling across all aspects of the school curriculum, as well as for lifelong learning.Led by...

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THE STORY OF A NICARAGUAN FAMILY

Mon 24 Oct
Price: £7.50

Rosa of the Wild Grass is a true story which spans the last fifty years of the life of the small republic of Nicaragua.The book’s author, Fiona Macintosh, unravels a fascinating...

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STORIES FROM JAMAICA

Mon 24 Oct
Price: £7.50

Storyteller Amina Blackwood introduces you to the richness of Jamaican oral traditions in an evening that promises to be filled with all the vibrant energy expressed in...

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OPEN HEARTH: DAVID CAMPBELL

Mon 24 Oct
Price: £9.00

Join storytellers and musicians in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the fire.Hosted by storyteller...

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CONNECT THROUGH STORYTELLING: COMMUNITY

Tue 25 Oct
Price: £15.00

Join Drut’syla Shonaleigh to explore Jewish storytelling traditions as a way of connecting to community.This Connect through Storytelling series is for all those interested in...

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THE WOMEN WHO MADE THE MOUNTAINS SING

Tue 25 Oct
Price: £7.50

A unique, multilingual storytelling creation between Finnish Rune singer and storyteller, Anna-Maria Toivonen and Highland Perthshire storyteller, Claire Hewitt.Step with them...

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THE ALAN BRUFORD LECTURE

Tue 25 Oct
Price: £7.50

‘The Space Between is Where the Maysie Lives’: Presence, Imagination and Experience in the Traditional BalladDr Mairi McFadyen invites us to reflect on the magic and power of...

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OPEN HEARTH: PARAIG MACNEIL

Tue 25 Oct
Price: £9.00

Join storytellers and musicians from Scotland and abroad in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the...

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CONNECT THROUGH STORYTELLING: LIVING

Wed 26 Oct
Price: £15.00

Join Colombian-Chilean storyteller Daniel Hernández to explore the parallels between the art of living and the art of telling stories.In this workshop, he will take you through...

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IN THE GREEN HEART

Wed 26 Oct
Price: £7.50

“In the green heart of a fallen oak I found this story.”An original folktale inspired by the work of sculptor Tim Stead and the beauty of Scotland’s woodlands.Storyteller Jean...

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DIARIO DA FLORESTA – THE FOREST DIARY

Wed 26 Oct
Price: £7.50

Brazilian anthropologist Betty Mindlin has worked with and on behalf of indigenous people in Brazil for many years.Together with Brazilian storyteller Ana Maria Lines, she...

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DREAM FEAST

Wed 26 Oct
Price: £11.00

Enter the Garden of Dreams, make yourself comfortable and enjoy a night of tasty stories with the enchanting Shonaleigh.Multi-cultural buffet included, along with a multi-option...

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SENSING PLACE – SHARING EVENT

Thu 27 Oct
Price: £0.00

What stories are important to you? Sensing Place harnesses the power of storytelling and archive film to explore new ways to get involved in creative work that has its roots in...

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CONNECT THROUGH STORYTELLING: VOICE

Thu 27 Oct
Price: £15.00

Ever wished your voice sounded better, richer, or more expressive?Join storyteller and voice teacher Giles Abbott to learn how to connect to your natural voice quickly and...

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SECOND SIGHT: SEEING IN HIGHLAND TRADITION

Thu 27 Oct
Price: £7.50

Storyteller and tradition bearer George Macpherson of Glendale in Skye explores the phenomena of super-sensory “seeing” in the Gaelic traditions of the Highlands and Islands.Are...

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FROM BORGES TO BUGS

Thu 27 Oct
Price: £7.50

Storyteller Giles Abbott will lead you gently from the mind-opening fiction of Argentina’s Jorge Luis Borges to Magical Realism and Amerindian folk story, highlighting the...

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OPEN HEARTH: LINDA WILLIAMSON

Thu 27 Oct
Price: £9.00

Join storytellers and musicians from Scotland and abroad in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the...

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GIFTING EVERY CHILD: LOCAL SONGS (DUNDEE)

Fri 28 Oct
Price: £0.00

Gifting Every Child is a free online resource that aims to provide every child in Scotland with a core repertoire of traditional songs, tunes, stories & dances. TRACS...

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CONNECT THROUGH STORYTELLING: HEART OF THE TALE

Fri 28 Oct
Price: £15.00

The theme of connection runs through all great stories and is the gift at the heart of the tale.Storytellers Steve Killick and Alette Willis lead a series of exercises that...

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A HUMAN LOVE STORY

Fri 28 Oct
Price: £7.50

By sharing stories we allow ourselves to become vulnerable, enabling connection and nurturing empathy with others. In that compassion lies the heart of true community.Over the...

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TALES OF DON ROBERTO

Fri 28 Oct
Price: £7.50

Writer Jamie Jauncey grew up with stories from the extraordinary life of his great-grand-uncle, Robert Cunninghame Graham, politician, author, horseman and adventurer.But who...

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STORIES FROM PERU

Fri 28 Oct
Price: £7.50

Be prepared for an intimate evening where ancient Peruvian tales and legends are brought to life through the enchanting storyteller Wayqui (Brother) César Villegas Astete.No...

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GUID CRACK AT HALLOWE’EN

Fri 28 Oct
Price: £0.00

Edinburgh’s renowned storytelling club holds its open Friday night session for Hallowe’en, with guest storyteller Mara Menzies. Expect scares and frightful tales, but lots of...

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OPEN HEARTH: GEORGE MACPHERSON

Fri 28 Oct
Price: £9.00

Join storytellers and musicians from Scotland and abroad in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the...

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FAMILY SAMHUINN

Sat 29 Oct
Price: £0.00

In the Celtic calendar, the traditional festival of Samhuinn is a time when the veil between the land of the living and the departed is thinnest.Enjoy a day of crafting, face...

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DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA!

Sat 29 Oct
Price: £7.50

A bilingual storytelling show based on Don Quixote de la Mancha and filled with humour and live music.The irrepressible David & Monma will guide you into Miguel de Cervantes...

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STORIES FROM CHILE

Sat 29 Oct
Price: £7.50

Enjoy an afternoon in the company of Colombian-Chilean storyteller Daniel Hernández and let your imagination roam through the varied landscape and cultures of Chile, which...

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STORIES FROM COLOMBIA

Sat 29 Oct
Price: £7.50

Colombia is a tropical land that smells of coffee and blossoms with stories.But it is also a country with ancient roots and a distinct storytelling imagination.Enjoy listening...

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OPEN HEARTH: IAN STEPHEN

Sat 29 Oct
Price: £9.00

Join storytellers and musicians from Scotland and abroad in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the...

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CLOWN: FROM SHADOW TO LIGHT

Sun 30 Oct
Price: £15.00

Join David & Monma, the Festival’s Cervantes storytellers, to awaken your inner clown.A little death of “what we think we are” allows a rebirth in the depths of our being,...

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GUISERS GALORE

Sun 30 Oct
Price: £0.00

What’s Guising?Come along and learn a song, a poem and a dance for real Hallowe’en guising, then follow the Old Town Guisers parade or prepare for guising in your local area...

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STORIES FROM CUBA

Sun 30 Oct
Price: £7.50

Experience Cuba in a time of change and transition as storyteller Beatriz Quintana awakens your imagination and takes you on a special journey to the world of Cuban stories,...

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MACBETH – PLAYING SCOTTISH

Sun 30 Oct
Price: £7.50

As darkness descends, join one of Scotland’s finest storytellers for an oral rendition of William Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy, in honour of Shakespeare400 - commemorating 400...

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STORIES FROM THE SHADOWS: CHILE

Sun 30 Oct
Price: £7.50

Storytellers Daniel Serridge, Lauren Bianchi and Dougie Mackay take you into the dark and disturbing world of Chilean folklore.Sitting off the coast of Chile lies the Chiloé...

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OPEN HEARTH: JESS SMITH

Sun 30 Oct
Price: £9.00

Join storytellers and musicians from Scotland and abroad in a relaxed traditional session round the hearth, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures in the...

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STORYTELLING FESTIVAL PASS

Fri 21 - Mon 31 Oct
Price: £20.00

Become a supporter of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2016!There is no greater pleasure than the power of traditional storytelling taking listeners on a journey...

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ONCE UPON A HALLOWE'EN

Mon 31 Oct
Price: £0.00

Primary school pupils share tales of their own creation, with storyteller Tim Porteus who has nurtured their storytelling imaginations.Enjoy the talents of some of Scotland’s...

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NAKOM

Thu 3 Nov
Price: £5.00

Kelly Daniela Norris, Travis Pittman | Ghana/USA 2016 Kusaal with English subtitlesFollow the story of Iddrisu, a Ghanaian medical student forced to return to his rural home...

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HAMISH HENDERSON & THE STORYTELLING TRADITION: EXHIBITION

Mon 7 – Sat 26 Nov
Price: £0.00

An exhibition of work by the artist & illustrator Charles Nasmyth, which includes a large portrait of the poet & folklorist Hamish Henderson, who is celebrated each year...

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THE APPIN MURDER & OTHER CRIMES

Thu 10 Nov
Price: £0.00

Readings by members and friends of the Robert Louis Stevenson Club, focussing on the central crime in Kidnapped & Stevenson's handling of crime in Jekyll & Hyde, his...

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THEY SENT A WUMMAN: NANCY NICOLSON AT 75

Thu 10 Nov
Price: £10.00

A celebration of Nancy Nicolson, the "cultural crofter" from Caithness. Renowned for her quirky & poignant songwriting & storytelling skills, Nancy was once described as...

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LIFT YOUR VOICE: EXPLORE THE SCOTS SONG TRADITION 1

Fri 11 Nov
Price: £15.00

Bring a song of your own and gain confidence for singing sessions or ceilidhs. Learn how to choose the best song for you and explore phrasing and style with...

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YOU'RE WANTED, LADS: FRONTLINE VOICES FROM WW1

Fri 11 Nov
Price: £10.00

The impact & experience of the war to end wars, from those who were there.Hear from the testimonies of ordinary soldiers from Perthshire & Aberdeenshire, collected over...

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SHARE THIS DANCE! TRADITIONAL DANCE DEVELOPMENT DAY

Sat 12 Nov
Price: £12.00

The annual occasion for the traditional dance community to meet, share, learn & support each other. This year, dancers, teachers & callers will share lesser-known dances...

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DARE TO PERFORM: WRITING FOR PERFORMANCE

Sat 12 Nov
Price: £10.00

Join performance poet Jenny Lindsay for a creative writing workshop which will explore ways to use personal stories to create imaginative literature for a live audience. This...

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KIDNAPPED: WHEN KILTS WERE BANNED

Sat 12 Nov
Price: £8.00

This timeless tale by Robert Louis Stevenson follows young Davie Balfour who, after the death of his parents, leaves home for the first time, only to be double crossed by his...

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A ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON FELLOWS SHOWCASE

Sat 12 Nov
Price: £6.00

A night of live literature, poetry & spoken word to celebrate the RLS Fellowships. Featuring performances & readings from a selection of the Fellowship awardees; expect...

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FROM THURSO TO BERWICK: A CELEBRATION OF MORRIS BLYTHMAN

Mon 14 Nov
Price: £10.00

A Rebel Ceilidh Come All Ye celebrating the songs & poetry of Morris Blythman (Thurso Berwick), the "Magic Marxist" of the Scottish Folk Revival. Songs Republican &...

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TINY TALES: BOUNCE & TICKLE

Tue 15 Nov
Price: £5.00

Join in the fun as storyteller Eric Brennan presents action rhymes, songs & stories to get you wriggling & giggling. Please book in advance.A booking fee of £1 is...

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A CALENDAR OF MEMORIES

Tue 15 Nov & Tue 13 Dec
Price: £0.00

A relaxed session of stories, songs, laughter & reminiscence in the Storytelling Court. Hosted by the Life Stories group, who specialise in sharing stories with older people...

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CRADLE KING/ON STAGE

Wed 16 – Fri 18 Nov
Price: £10.00

An intimate audience with Shakespeare's patron, King James. Brainy, dream-haunted, theatre crazy, peace loving… he's the real-life inspiration for Hamlet & Macbeth, but...

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CAFÉ VOICES: GAELIC IN EDINBURGH

Thu 17 Nov
Price: £5.00

Join us during Edinburgh Gaelic Week for a bilingual celebration of stories and songs, hosted by Martin MacIntyre. For fluent speakers and those who know nothing about...

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LIFT YOUR VOICE: EXPLORE THE SCOTS SONG TRADITION 2

Fri 18 Nov
Price: £15.00

This follow-up workshop is a chance to share your songs & learn more about creative voices from the tradition. This participative session takes you a step further in...

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SELF-TRANSFORMATIONS: WRITING FAITH JOURNEYS IN VERSE

Fri 18 Nov
Price: £0.00

Have you taken steps in faith that may have felt difficult to put in words? Write a poem describing your transformation in a workshop led by an experienced poet. People of all...

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FROM HERITAGE TO CREATIVITY WITH SCOTLAND'S URBAN PAST

Sat 19 Nov
Price: £5.00

Inspiration for all, open to all. Learn how community groups working on the story of their places have dreamt up imaginative, creative outcomes - making a greater impact - and...

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SOUTHERN TENANT FOLK UNION - ALBUM LAUNCH CONCERT

Wed 23 Nov
Price: £12.00

The highly acclaimed folk/bluegrass band launches their seventh album with this special hometown concert. They've appeared on BBC TV's Andrew Marr Show plus been praised in The...

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GIFTING EVERY CHILD: LOCAL SONGS (EDINBURGH)

Fri 25 Nov
Price: £0.00

Gifting Every Child is a free online resource that aims to provide every child in Scotland with a core repertoire of traditional songs, tunes, stories and dances. TRACS...

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GUID CRACK: NAKED STORIES

Fri 25 Nov
Price: £0.00

No, we don't want anyone to leave their clothes at home! But this month we are doing something different & giving the traditional tales a night off. We want you to bring a...

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MEN WITH COCONUTS - BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND

Fri 25 Nov
Price: £8.00

After a hugely successful Fringe Festival, the award-winning musical improv comedy troupe present new spins on well-known stories and characters from literature, as part of...

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FOLK DRAMA: PLAY IN A DAY

Sat 26 Nov & Fri 30 Dec
Price: £5.00

A series of community-led plays, based around traditional folk drama, featuring the all-star Netherbow Mummers. Celebrate inclusive folk traditions by creating and performing a...

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FAMILY CEILIDH

Sat 26 Nov & Fri 30 Dec
Price: £5.00

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...

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TRAD TALK EXTRA: MUSIC

Sun 27 Nov
Price: £30.00

This year's Trad Talk Extra is very much practically focused. With the digital world constantly changing, we’ll look at the latest developments and how to use them best, from...

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CAFÉ CEILIDH: ST. ANDREW'S DAY CELEBRATION

Tue 29 Nov
Price: £0.00

Join friends from the Scots Music Group for an afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems & stories celebrating Scotland's patron saint. Held in the relaxed...

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EXHIBITION: 100 SMALL WORKS 2016: SCOTTISH STORIES

Wed 30 Nov – Sat 7 Jan
Price: £0.00

Space Artworks was set up in 2012 to provide a diverse & creative arts space & to support artists in Scotland living with a disability or long term illness. Scottish...

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BEMIS & TRACS: ST ANDREWS DAY OPEN CONFERENCE

Wed 30 Nov
Price: £0.00

Enhanced by Diversity - Connected by HumanityScotland's history and heritage belongs to all of Scotland's people. Ahead of 2017’s Year of History, Heritage &...

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LIGHT IN THE DARK

Wed 30 Nov
Price: £8.00

Stories, music and dance celebrating Scotland's multi-culturalism. As the winter nights draw in, we capture moments of light and beauty in the songs and stories that exist...

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THE SECRET LIFE OF SUITCASES

Thu 1 – Sat 3 Dec
Price: £8.00

Larry works in an office & he likes it very much. He likes sorting & tidying & generally putting things in order. Everything in its place, a place for everything....

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WORKING CREATIVELY WITH SMALL GROUPS 2: PROMPTS TO MEMORY

Fri 2 Dec
Price: £18.00

What are the skills involved in facilitating small groups? How can creativity and wellbeing support each other? This is the second in a series exploring core participative...

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SÉ BALÉ

Fri 2 Dec
Price: £6.00

From VOXedinburghSé Balé is the powerful telling of four women's stories in different mediums. The evening will support the work of Scottish charity Saheliya, a mental health...

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TELL ME A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS

Sat 3 Dec
Price: £10.00

Inspired by Duncan Williamson's renowned repertoire of Christmas and midwinter tales, Linda Williamson introduces the best stories for all ages, to encourage families and...

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SING A SONG FOR CHRISTMAS

Sat 3 Dec
Price: £10.00

Inspired by the folk tradition’s wonderful repertoire of Christmas & midwinter songs, Ali Burns offers an afternoon of wintery songs gleaned from her years of research into...

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ART OF THE STORYTELLER

Fri 9 Dec
Price: £12.00

What are the skills, experiences & inspirations that drive contemporary storytelling? Ruth Kirkpatrick and Ron Fairweather open a discussion on the arts of oral storytelling...

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THE DARK HAND OVER ONION STREET

Fri 9 & Sat 10 Dec
Price: £8.50

by Sam SiggsMalevolent forces have a hold over the young inhabitants of Onion Street. Will Christmas ever be the same again?Performed by the Strange Town Friday 11-14s youth...

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ART OF THE STORYTELLER

Fri 9 Dec
Price: £8.00

The series continues with Ruth Kirkpatrick and Ron Fairweather sharing an evening of their favourite stories. Drawing on their experiences and inspirations from storytelling...

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BABES IN THE WOOD

Fri 9 & Sat 10 Dec
Price: £8.50

by Duncan KiddIf you go down to the woods today, you’re sure to find… no-good robbers, star-crossed lovers, a tone-deaf girl band, mischievous fairies & a misplaced cow...

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THE STORY KIST: INCLUSIVE STORYTELLING

Sat 10 Dec
Price: £5.00

Whatever the weather outside, we're going to make our very own wee snowstorm at the Storytelling Centre! Come along for some icy stories, cosy tales and multisensory Christmas...

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THE FROG PRINCE

Sat 10 & Sun 11 Dec
Price: £8.50

by Tim PrimroseThe Prince has been transmogrified into a frog! Everyone knows how to turn a frog into a prince, right? But who'd kiss a frog? Yuck!Performed by the Strange Town...

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TINY TALES: WINTER TAILS

Tue 13 Dec
Price: £5.00

Join the festive fun with Anne Pitcher's winter stories for wee ones. Meet all sorts of creatures big & small along with her many puppets, props & songs. All rounded off...

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CAFÉ VOICES: MIDWINTER TALES

Thu 15 Dec
Price: £5.00

Join storytellers from the Centre’s apprenticeship programme for stories, songs and poems to warm the heart on a cold winter’s night. The Centre's monthly storytelling session,...

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STEP INTO CHRISTMAS

Fri 16 & Sat 17 Dec
Price: £6.00

Join Step It Up Dance for creative Christmas storytelling & dance fun! You & your dancing tot will take the lead as the main character of our story, heading off on an...

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PUPPET SHOW & STORYMAKING WITH LE PETIT MONDE

Sat 17 Dec
Price: £6.00

Join Lapin and his French speaking puppet friends in their Christmas adventure! The show will be followed by a bilingual storymaking session where children and grown-ups can...

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STORIES ROUND THE TREE

Fri 23 & Sat 24 Dec
Price: £5.00

Join storyteller and puppeteer Sylvia Troon for a magical Christmas afternoon of wintry tales, all gathered round the Centre's Christmas tree.If you are a Storytelling Centre...

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GUID CRACK: THE DAFT DAYS

Fri 30 Dec
Price: £0.00

'Let mirth abound, let social cheer, invest the dawning of the year...' (Robert Fergusson, 1772)Party pieces wanted! Songs, jokes, monologues, cutlery balancing, hand shadows......

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