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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. Please note, Network Members workshop discounts will be applied at the Checkout. If you have any questions please call Reception on 0131 556 9579. 

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MERRY MADNESS OF MAY

Fri 27 May (POSTPONED)
Price: £15.00

Neill Martin offers a vivid introduction to May seasonal customs, the carnival spirit and the changing picture in Scotland today. This is followed by a guided tour through TRACS...

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SCOTS AROUND THE WORLD & STORY OF THE CLARET WITH BILLY KAY

Fri 27 May
Price: £5.00

Multi-linguist Billy Kay shares the stories of the Scottish diaspora emanating from his travels. Discover the impression Scots have on the people they meet and the extraordinary...

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GUID CRACK: INTO THE FOREST WE GO

Fri 27 May
Price: £0.00

An evening exploring new paths, mysteries, magic and the great unknown! Join guest storyteller Ken Shapley at Edinburgh's monthly storytelling night, currently held in the...

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CELEBRATING PLACE 1: ECO SCHOOLS & LOCAL ARTS

Sat 28 May (POSTPONED)
Price: £18.00

Join an afternoon of creative networking and resource sharing amongst teachers, Artists and environmental activists. Learn how environmental awareness and creative education are...

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DARK TALES OF SCOTLAND AFTER FLODDEN WITH ROSEMARY GORING

Sat 28 May
Price: £5.00

One of Scotland's darkest days was that of the Battle of Flodden, 9 September 1513, at Branxton. Rosemary Goring's two novels offer the reader a taste of the horrible aftermath...

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THE FAIR INTELLECTUAL CLUB

Sun 29 May
Price: £0.00

The Fair Intellectuals are BACK... but for one night only. It's the last chance to come and join in the fun as we record the final episodes in the current series at a free event...

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EDINBAL DANCE WORKSHOPS: A DANCE TOUR OF EUROPE

Wed 25 May, 1 Jun & 22 Jun
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 couplings from France, this...

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THE POLAR BEARS GO UP!

Thu 2 - Sat 4 Jun
Price: £8.00

The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They've lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It's time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing's for sure, the...

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WORKING CREATIVELY WITH SMALL GROUPS 1: TALKING & LISTENING

Fri 3 Jun
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 sharing core participatory skills...

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EXHIBITION: INSPIRING SPACES PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Fri 13 May - Sat 4 Jun
Price: £0.00

As part of the 2016 Festival of Architecture, the Edinburgh Architectural Association recently ran a photography competition, asking individuals to capture photographs of their...

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A CALENDAR OF MEMORIES

Tue 10 May & 7 Jun
Price: £0.00

A relaxed session of tales, songs, laughter and reminiscence in the relaxed setting of the Storytelling Court. Hosted by Life Stories, who specialise in sharing stories with...

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CAMPBELL'S CEILIDH

Tue 10 May & Tue 7 Jun
Price: £8.00

Campbell's Ceilidh is a 21st century old style shindig and there's no knowing what might happen! Mairi Campbell's easy and fun approach will facilitate harmony singing for...

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EXHIBITION: ORCADIANS: SEVEN IMPROMPTUS

Wed 8 Jun - Sat 2 Jul
Price: £0.00

This series of paintings and drawings by artist Simon Manfield illustrates the poem Orcadians: Seven Impromptus by George Mackay Brown.They visualise Brown's poetic vision of an...

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WOMEN BESIDE THE OCEAN OF TIME - A CELEBRATION OF GEORGE MACKAY BROWN

Wed 8 Jun
Price: £10.00

George Mackay Brown is the source and inspiration for an evening spent in the company of some of Scotland's most accomplished female artists, each offering a gem: a story, a...

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CAFE VOICES

Thu 9 Jun
Price: £5.00

All are welcome for a relaxed evening of favourite stories as David Campbell leads a special edition of Café Voices, celebrating the Centre's 10th birthday! With an open-floor...

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ORKNEY FOLKLORE & STORYTELLING

Fri 10 Jun
Price: £15.00

Renowned Orkney storyteller Tom Muir gives a compelling sense of the culture and storytelling traditions of Orkney, illustrated through his own grounded approach to traditional...

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BOOK LAUNCH ORCADIANS: SEVEN IMPROMPTUS

Fri 10 Jun
Price: £0.00

George Mackay Brown's poem Orcadians: Seven Impromptus, depicting a variety of Orkney characters in moments of light and darkness, is a work full of closely observed detail,...

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OPEN HEARTH

Fri 10 Jun
Price: £10.00

Join some of our favourite storytellers and musicians in a relaxed, traditional ceilidh session round the hearth. The perfect way to end our birthday celebrations. Hosted by...

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TINY TALES: A GIGGLE IN YOUR STORY POCKET

Tue 14 Jun
Price: £5.00

"Jeannie caught a giggle just between her toes, she gave a little wiggle and up her leg it rose . . ."Find out what happened to Jeannie's giggle and other wriggly creatures in...

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MEMORIES OF A LULLABY: THE NEED TO REMEMBER AND THE WISH TO FORGET

Wed 15 & Thu 16 Jun
Price: £10.00

A one woman show by Saras Feijoo based on a true story about growing up in Venezuela between horror and beauty, desperation and hope, the need to remember and the desire to...

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MULTIVERSE: THE VOICES

Fri 17 & Sat 18 Jun
Price: £8.50

By Sam SiggsRory desperately wants to win the school 'Battle of the Bands'. The only thing standing in his way is the fact his band is massively rubbish...in this Universe...

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MULTIVERSE: THE RISE OF ALVIN

Fri 17 & Sat 18 Jun
Price: £8.50

By Sam SiggsRory desperately wants to win the school 'Battle of the Bands'. The only thing standing in his way is the fact his band is massively rubbish...in this Universe...

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WORKING CREATIVELY WITH SMALL GROUPS 2: WRITING & READING

Sat 18 Jun
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 sharing core participatory skills...

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MONSTER FORCE! ENGAGE!

Sat 18 & Sun 19 Jun
Price: £8.50

by Tim PrimroseSomething is lurking under the bed. Mum and Dad are asleep. Who will battle the things that go bump in the night? Monster Force! Engage!Performed by the Strange...

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EDINBURGH ACTING SCHOOL: JUNIOR SHOWCASE

Mon 20 Jun
Price: £6.00

The Importance Of Being Earnest (abridged)What’s in a name? Everything, according to these larger than life characters! The Edinburgh Acting School teenage class...

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CAFÉ CEILIDH: OLD TOWN CELEBRATION

Tue 21 Jun
Price: £0.00

Join Linten Adie and friends from the Scots Music Group for a free afternoon of songs and music celebrating Edinburgh's Old Town. Held in the relaxed setting of the Storytelling...

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EDINBURGH ACTING SCHOOL: SHORTS!

Wed 22 Jun
Price: £8.00

An evening of short scenes and plays performed by the EAS actors-in-training. The performers have worked hard in developing their skills, culminating in this performance to...

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MELODIES OF THE HEART: LADY NAIRNE AND HER SONGS

Fri 24 Jun
Price: £15.00

Perthshire Jacobite and minstrel of song, Lady Nairne is the often unrecognised creator of familiar songs like Will Ye No Come Back Again, Here's To Them That Are Gane and The...

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GUID CRACK: AROUND THE WORLD

Fri 24 Jun

Come with storyteller Anne Pitcher on a journey round the world, as she shares stories and legends in her vibrant and unique style, gathered from recent and past world travels....

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THE LARAMIE PROJECT

Fri 24 & Sat 25 Jun
Price: £10.00

This show is based on a true story. It is October 1998; Matthew Sheppard is savagely beaten and left to die overlooking the town of Laramie, Wyoming. Two locals are accused of...

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CELEBRATING PLACE 2: GUIDING, TOURS & LOCAL ARTS

Sat 25 Jun
Price: £18.00

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

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ONLY THE BRAVE

Mon 27 Jun
Price: £8.50

Thirteen young people have been thinking about what it means to be brave. From dead men in suits of armour to coming out to your granny - this show takes you on a journey...

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WORKSHOP: ART OF THE STORYTELLER

Fri 1 Jul
Price: £12.00

Janis Mackay and Donald Smith open a discussion on the art of oral storytelling for storytellers of all kinds. What are the skills, experiences and inspirations that drive...

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ART OF THE STORYTELLER

Fri 1 Jul
Price: £8.00

The Art of the Storyteller series continues with Janis Mackay and Donald Smith sharing an evening of their favourite stories, drawing on their experiences and inspirations...

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IT’S IN THE BAG

Sat 2 Jul
Price: £6.00

‘It's in the bag’ are an award-winning company who delight in taking children's imaginations on a storytelling adventure. Rhymes, drama, creative games and puppets bring the...

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MEN WITH COCONUTS

Sat 23 Apr & Sat 2 Jul
Price: £8.00

Scotland's foremost musical improv comedy troupe present 90 minutes of improvised games and scenes culminating in an entirely improvised Broadway-style musical. Unplanned,...

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SONGS UNSEEN

Sun 3 Jul
Price: £13.00

New Inck Theatre and Capall Dorcha Theatre Company have joined forces to present Songs Unseen.Discover never before seen songs from renowned Broadway and West End legends Bill...

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KEVIN QUANTUM “ILLUMINATIONS”

Mon 4 Jul
Price: £13.00

Magician/scientist hybrid Kevin Quantum presents his brand new show “Illuminations”. Showcasing stunning light-based illusions, including the slowing of time using flickering...

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CELESTE'S CIRCUS

Fri 5 – Sun 28 Aug (not 10, 17, 18, 22-25)
Price: £8.00

Celeste warmly invites wee ones to join her circus trip. See the high-wire hippo, the peek-a-boo cat and a lovable seal performing for paper fish. A real joy to watch with a...

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ANATOMY OF THE PIANO (FOR BEGINNERS)

Thu 4 - Sun 28 Aug (not 17, 22-24)
Price: £9.00

Will asks Father Christmas for a spaceship – he gets a piano! An adventure into the world of piano – where they come from, how they evolved and why they make a pretty cool...

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LEAF BY NIGGLE

Thu 4 - Sun 28 Aug (not 10, 15, 22, 23)
Price: £10.00

In 1939, JRR Tolkien was despairing of ever bringing his great work The Lord of the Rings to a conclusion. One morning he woke up with the tale of Niggle, a struggling artist on...

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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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