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MAIRI CAMPBELL: PULSE

Thu 3 – Sun 27 Aug (odd dates)
Price: £12.00

Award-winning musician’s five-star show returns after a triumphant Fringe 2016. A homecoming in viola, voice, movement, animation and storytelling, Pulse is the story of Mairi’s...

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TURNTABLE | EDINBURGH

Mon 14 – Sun 20 Aug
Price: £8.00

Turntable started when MJ McCarthy and his Great Aunt Kathleen – 55 years his senior – connected over a stack of vinyl. Since then the Turntable team have toured her record case...

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DRAWN TO EDINBURGH

Sat 29 Jul – Mon 28 Aug
Price: £0.00

An exhibition of illustrated works by students and graduates of Edinburgh College of Art. Its theme is a sense of place and what makes Edinburgh unique. The first strand...

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(MORE) MOIRA MONOLOGUES

Wed 2 – Mon 28 Aug (not 14, 21)
Price: £15.00

Written and performed by Alan Bissett. Directed by Sacha Kyle. ‘The most charismatic character to appear on a Scottish stage in a decade’ ★★★★ (Scotsman). After two sold...

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LOUD POETS

Fri 4 – Mon 28 Aug (not 14, 21)
Price: £10.00

This is fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is the spoken word revolution! Over the last three years, the award-winning Loud Poets have...

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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LAPIN

Thu 3 – Tue 15, Sat 19 – Sun 20, Sat 26 – Sun 27 Aug
Price: £8.00

Tania has just arrived from Paris for a very special occasion: The World’s Tastiest Carrot competition! In her leather trunk, she carries her very own garden, from which a whole...

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HOME IS NOT THE PLACE

Fri 18 – Sun 27 Aug
Price: £10.00

Where do I belong? What defines me? Where is home? Poetic, poignant solo show by Annie George – Inspiring Scotland Saltire Bursary winner 2016 – contrasting struggles faced by...

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BONNIE FECHTERS – SONGS AND STORIES OF HOPE AND RESISTANCE

Fri 18 – Sat 26 Aug (not 21 – 24)
Price: £9.00

'In the 1970s there was a wee bit of a stooshie here in Scotland. I understand it reached other parts of the world too... it was called the Women’s Liberation Movement....

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IS THIS A DAGGER? THE STORY OF MACBETH

Thu 3 – Sun 20 Aug (not 10, 17)
Price: £9.00

By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. Andy Cannon tells Shakespeare’s classic, taking audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back...

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ROBERT BURNS: ROUGH CUT

Fri 4 – Sun 27 Aug (not 14, 21)
Price: £10.00

Meet the real edgy Bard. In crisis and contradiction but at full creative stretch. Rough Cut brings you Burns in the raw for the 21st century. Based on Donald Smith's...

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LEAF BY NIGGLE

Fri 4 – Mon 28 Aug (even dates)
Price: £12.00

In 1939 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 a...

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THE ILLUSION OF TRUTH

Mon 21 – Thu 24 Aug
Price: £9.00

Enter a world where Gods feast, dance and wander through forests. Reaching into the pantheon of African Orishas (Yoruban mythology), performance storyteller Mara Menzies...

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FUAIGH - INTERWEAVING

17 & 21 Aug
Price: £10.00

Using song, story, imagery and dance, Fuaigh – Interweaving looks at the consequences of losing words, land and language and being forced to the edge.Fuaigh starts at a ceilidh...

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FAIRICH: LIVE

Mon 21 – Mon 28 Aug
Price: £10.00

Fairich: Live is an immersive audio-visual experience by Gaelic electronica duo WHɎTE. Their album Fairich, released in October 2016, contains new arrangements of rarely-heard...

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THE STRANGE AND THE EERIE: BALLADS AND STORIES OF AULD SCOTLAND

Mon 21 – Wed 23 Aug
Price: £10.00

Scotland’s dark and mysterious past is hidden deep in its songs and legends. Heather Yule, Jeanie Roy Collins and Alison Bell are Cantrip Teasel.Join them on their dangerous...

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CAFÈ VOICES

Thu 24 Aug
Price: £8.00

The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart. An Edinburgh Festival Fringe special of the Scottish Storytelling Centre’s monthly session with live storytelling...

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EXHIBITION: A KIST IN THYME

Wed 6 Sep – Sat 7 Oct
Price: £0.00

Story-led art created as part of a collaboration between two primary schools, community elders and storyteller/artist Amanda Edmiston. The exhibition contains photographs and...

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SALT HOUSE

Fri 8 Sep
Price: £12.00

Salt House combine new writing with reworkings of old words and their sound is rooted in the rich British song-writing tradition. 2017 heralds the arrival of a new voice for...

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STARTING WITH STORIES 1

Sat 9 Sep
Price: £24.00

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

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MIND WELL

Mon 11 Sep
Price: £0.00

A relaxed, social session of stories, songs, memories and laughter in the Storytelling Court. Hosted by some of our loveliest storytellers, with tea, coffee & biscuits...

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A THOUSAND & ONE OLIVE TREES: STORIES & SONGS FROM OCCUPIED PALESTINE

Mon 11 Sep
Price: £12.00

Following a sell-out TradFest show San Ghanny Choir (meaning 'we shall sing') share songs and stories from their journey to Palestine, portraying people's everyday lives under...

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TINY TALES: INTO THE JUNGLE

Tue 12 Sep
Price: £5.00

Join Lorna Shields from award-winning 'It's in the bag' with her shy but friendly puppet Sam. Bring your favourite jungle animal, pack your suitcases and journey across the...

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO EVERYTHING

Wed 13 Sep
Price: £15.00

Tim Daniels and Tom Reynolds are the Brooklyn-based comedians who host this weekly podcast with over 10 million downloads. Featured in The New York Times, Metro and as an Editor...

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EDINBAL DANCE WORKSHOPS: A DANCE TOUR OF EUROPE

Wed 13 & 27 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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CAFÉ VOICES: PERTHSHIRE TRAVELLERS' TALES

Thu 14 Sep
Price: £5.00

Stories handed down through the generations from Scotland's heartland Perthshire, with guest storyteller Lindsey Gibb, joined by musician Munro Gauld. The Centre's monthly...

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HERBAL MAGIC AND POTENT POTIONS

Sat 16 Sep
Price: £6.00

Ever wondered if real plants live up to the chronicled claims in stories? Fascinated by potions? Here's your chance to discover the place where magical memories, tales and...

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CAFÉ CEILIDH: CHANGING SEASONS

Tue 19 Sep
Price: £0.00

Join friends from the Scots Music Group for an afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems & stories. Held in the relaxed setting of the Storytelling Court. All...

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STORYTELLING IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM 1

Fri 22 Sep
Price: £15.00

A two-part workshop, for language teachers wanting to use storytelling in the classroom. Whether it's traditional folktales, myths and legends, or anecdotes, jokes and...

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DOORS OPEN DAY: JOHN KNOX HOUSE

Sat 23 Sep
Price: £0.00

Dating back to 1470, John Knox House is one of Scotland's greatest cultural treasures, associated with the most dramatic events in Scotland's turbulent history. Located in The...

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SCOTTISH DANCE WORKSHOP

Sat 23 Sep
Price: £24.00

It was not all doom and gloom after Culloden. Find out how Scots found fun on the dance floor in Enlightenment Edinburgh. This workshop will cover the period 1745 to the mid...

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ACQUIT? WAS MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS FRAMED?

Sat 23 Sep
Price: £0.00

500 years ago, the Protestant Reformation began a train of events that led to the overthrow and then execution of Mary Queen of Scots. But was she complicit in murder, guilty of...

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STORY-GUIDING

Sat 23 Sep
Price: £15.00

Story-Guiding is where tourism, interpretation and story meet. Explore key skills for bringing people and places to life, and enhance your guiding and storytelling technique in...

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MEN WITH COCONUTS & FRIENDS

Sat 22 Jul & 23 Sep
Price: £8.00

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...

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STORYTELLING IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM 2

Fri 29 Sep
Price: £15.00

The second session invites you to come with a prepared storytelling activity for learners. Whether it's a story you want to tell or a group activity you want to test run, this...

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GUID CRACK: QUEERS & QUEENS - THE QUINTESSENTIAL STORY

Fri 29 Sep
Price: £0.00

A bold and uncompromising evening of stories, songs and poetry to queer the narrative. Where are our LGBT+ kin in folklore? They surely existed, but are seldom heard of in...

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W-HAT ABOUT

Sat 30 Sep
Price: £7.00

A brand new, children's dance theatre piece by the enchanting Fuora Dance Project, celebrating grandparents who help us to grow up and teach us to be brave when life is...

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

Sat 7 Oct
Price: £16.00

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

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STORYTELLING FESTIVAL PASS

Fri 20 - Tue 31 Oct
Price: £20.00

Become a supporter of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2017!There is no greater pleasure than the power of traditional storytelling taking listeners on a journey...

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CEARCALL CHALUIM 2017

Fri 3 Nov
Price: £5.00

’S ann le tachartas ùr togarrach - Cearcall Chaluim 2017 - a chuireas Bothan, an co-bhonn le Iomairt Ghàidhlig Dhùn Èideann, Seachdain na Gàidhlig gu dol am bliadhna. Mar urram...

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