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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. Use the events search below to find the right event for you. Please note, if you are a Network Member your discount for workshops will be applied at the Checkout stage. If you have any questions please call Reception on 0131 556 9579. 

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Stories - On and Off the Page

Friday 6 March
Price: £15.00

Many stories from oral tradition all across the globe are now available through print and electronic media.Do you read stories but would be nervous about telling a tale? Do you...

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As I Was Young and Easy: Dylan Thomas - A Lyrical Celebration

Friday 6 March
Price: £8.00

Storyteller David Campbell and cellist Wendy Weatherby come together in this joyous evocation of their fellow Celtic poet's life and wit.The programme connects Wales and...

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Further with Storytelling – National Network Development Day

Saturday 7 March
Price: £28.00

Take the pulse of storytelling development in Scotland today. Refresh your thinking and be inspired by work in schools, with children, in the workplace, in outdoor settings,...

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Tiny Tales: A Wiggle and a Jiggle and a Woo Hoo Hoo!

Tuesday 10 March
Price: £5.00

Do you ever just want to dance around, swing in the trees, crouch down low and shout Woo Hoo Hoo?!An action packed session full of wonderfully wiggly songs and stories, with...

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Jo Caulfield Presents… The Speakeasy

Tuesday 10 March
Price: £7.00

Uncover true stories from the haunting to the hilarious live on stage, giving some unexpected insights into different worlds.MarchGuest host, storyteller Fiona Herbert, presents...

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Terry Alderton: All Crazy Now

Wednesday 11 March
Price: £0.00

Come and be part of the audience for a brand new show on BBC Radio 4. Multi-award winning comedian and star of Eastenders Terry Alderton will be performing for his brand new...

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Café Voices: Sheroes

Thursday 12 March
Price: £5.00

Who is your 'shero'? Join storyteller Ruth Kirkpatrick – whose 'sheroes' include Billie Jean King, Mo Mowlem, Grace Darling… and her Great Granny – for an evening celebrating...

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The Arts of Memory in Later Life

Friday 13 March
Price: £36.00

The greatest music according to tradition is "the music of what happens".How do we nurture that music in later life through storytelling, poetry, song, visual memory and music...

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Rhythm & Shoes

Friday 13 March
Price: £10.00

Edinburgh based Irish Dance Group, Absolutely Legless, present their show Rhythm & Shoes, to celebrate St Patrick's Day.An evening full of traditional music, song and dance,...

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Beginning Well with Singing

Saturday 14 March
Price: £36.00

As a new season begins, Ali Burns offers a day of preparation and encouragement for all those in leading or supporting singing groups and choirs, whether in education or...

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The Story Kist: Inclusive Storytelling

Saturday 14 March
Price: £5.00

Stories of the wild woods! Who will we meet if we go down to the woods today?Come and enjoy some multi-sensory stories, songs and adventures with storytellers Ailie Finlay and...

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Café Ceilidh: St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday 17 March
Price: £0.00

Join Linten Adie and friends from the Scots Music Group for a free afternoon of songs and music in the Storytelling Court, celebrating all things Irish.

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Broth

Wednesday 18th March
Price: £5.00

‘Boil stones in butter and you may sip the broth’ (Old Proverb)'Broth' is an honest exploration of the experience of elders in 21st century Scotland, told by artist Donna...

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Makin a Song an' a Brew

Friday 20 March
Price: £15.00

A creative exploration of storymaking, music and song for those working creatively with youngsters.Join Gica Loening and storyteller Claire McNicol for a hands-on showcase of...

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Tall Tales Oscar

Friday 20 March
Price: £8.00

Hilarious, mysterious or just plain ridiculous - listen to tall tales, ferocious fibs and fables performed live on stage by Scotland's finest tellers, then you decide who wins...

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Starting with Stories 2

Saturday 21 March
Price: £36.00

A hands-on introduction to live storytelling and the associated skills, with leading storyteller and educator Fiona Herbert.This participative session takes you a step further...

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Dance Callers – Host and Guide

Saturday 21 March
Price: £18.00

The Dance Caller is a vital ingredient for a successful dance event. What are the skills and background knowledge required?What should be the style and tone used and how can...

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All I Want for Christmas is the Head of Johnny Murdock

Wednesday 25th March
Price: £3.50

by Sam Siggs Amy "Squeaker" Benson has an unusual yuletide request. She’s taken out a contract on her stepfather. And not for the reasons you might think. Is that radge...

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Eigg Island: Launch Event

Thursday 26 March
Price: £6.00

The launch evening of Eigg Island features new music and poetry inspired by Eigg, including a piece for string quartet by composer Atzi Muramatsu, and a series of poems created...

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Guid Crack: Glamourie

Friday 27 March
Price: £0.00

Enchantment can take many forms. Wrap yourself in the cloak of story this evening and leave time itself waiting outside, with storyteller Beverley Bryant.Edinburgh's...

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Nae Plans

Friday 27 March
Price: £10.00

Hamish Napier and Adam SutherlandTaking their cue from the spontaneity of the trad music session, two of our finest folk musicians, Hamish Napier (piano, flute, whistle, vocals)...

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Trad Talk: Crossing Points

Saturday 28 March
Price: £28.00

As traditions and artforms in Scotland feed off each other, and communities engage with their local heritage, this development day provides the perfect annual occasion for...

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Crossing Points

Saturday 28 March
Price: £10.00

Kathleen MacInnes and Fiona Hunter.Two of Scotland's finest traditional singers find musical crossing points, echoing across landscapes and centuries. An enchanting night of...

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Jack and the Land Without Music: Storywalk and Come & Try Harp...

Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 April
Price: £9.00

Join Heather Yule, spellbinding storyteller and harper, on a storywalk around the Scottish Storytelling Centre.Through story, riddles and rhymes we will follow Jack as he seeks...

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Shoe Kangaroo & The Big Bad Boot

Friday 10 April
Price: £8.50

A strapping tale filled with shoes, which promises to be a delightful load of old cobblers...Did you ever lose a shoe? One that tumbled into a bird that flew, over the sea to an...

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Family Treats: Animated Short Films

Friday 10 & Saturday 18 April
Price: £5.00

Enjoy an eclectic mix of beautiful visual styles and intriguing animation techniques in this collection of Short Films, all created in the past 18 months.Among many vivid and...

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The Man Who Planted Trees

Saturday 11 April
Price: £8.50

This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren...

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Film: The Man Who Planted Trees

Saturday 11 April
Price: £5.00

To accompany Puppet State’s award-winning production, we are also pleased to present the classic Oscar-winning animated film about the shepherd Elzéard Bouffier, , who over 35...

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3 Pigs

Wednesday 15 April
Price: £8.50

A sty full of stories and song!The Three Little Pigs, Susannah the Fanciful Sow and The Old Woman and her Pig are all brought to life with the amazing ingenuity and formidable...

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Film: Up

Wednesday 15 April
Price: £5.00

Pete Doctor, Bob Peterson (USA, 2009)Carl Fredricksen is an elderly and very grouchy widower with not a friend in his neighbourhood. When Russell, a young Scout, comes calling...

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Pitschi, The Kitten with Dreams

Thursday 16 April
Price: £8.50

Pitschi the kitten lives with her brothers and sisters, Grandma Lisette and a dog called Bello on a farm high up in the Swiss Alps. She doesn’t care much for the rough and...

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Film: How To Train Your Dragon

Thursday 16 April
Price: £5.00

Dean Dubois, Chris Sanders (USA, 2010)An awkward and hapless Viking teenager called Hiccup is desperate to prove himself and become a respected member of his community so he...

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Liang & The Magic Paintbrush

Friday 17 April
Price: £8.50

Liang dreams of being a painter but is too poor to buy himself a paintbrush.Join him on a magical adventure to find out if dreams really can come true. This inventive and gentle...

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Film: The Secret of Kells

Friday 17 April
Price: £5.00

Tomm Moore (Belgium, France, Ireland, 2009)Adventure, action and danger await 12 year old Brendan who must fight bloodthirsty Vikings and a cunning serpent god to find a crystal...

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Little Princess Goldtree

Saturday 18 April
Price: £8.50

A wicked stepmother, a beautiful princess and an all knowing, all seeing magical trout – just the ingredients needed for a fairy tale!This Scottish version of Snow White is told...

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Diane Cluck

Friday 1 May
Price: £10.00

Intuitive folk musician Diane Cluck (US) returns to the UK for a solo tour, accompanying herself on guitar, zither, imbira, and a copper pipe instrument she built by hand....

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