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24 DOORS OF ADVENT

Wed 13 Dec
Price: £0.00

24 Doors of Advent opens many new doors for you to explore including Trinity House, Mansfield Traquair and Lauriston Castle.The Storytelling Centre welcomes you into it's...

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EDINBAL DANCE WORKSHOPS: A DANCE TOUR OF EUROPE

Wed 13 Dec
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: COLD SNAP

Thu 14 Dec
Price: £5.00

Join Claire Druett for tales of snow-capped mountains, the shade of an eclipse and the chills of the heart. The Centre’s monthly storytelling session, with an open-floor section...

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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY ON STAGE

Fri 15 Dec
Price: £15.00

The story of the most inspirational film of all time is performed as a 1940s radio broadcast. Six radio actors portray ALL the characters of It's a Wonderful Life. Featuring...

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LITTLE ULLA

Sat 16 Dec
Price: £8.00

Little Ulla is no ordinary goat, she is also the postie! It's Christmas time and she is delivering cards to all her friends. But when Mr Hans the clockmaker doesn't get any...

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WORKSHOP: ART OF THE STORYTELLER

Sat 16 Dec
Price: £12.00

What are the skills, experiences and inspirations that drive contemporary storytelling? Heather Yule and Beverley Bryant open a discussion on the arts of oral storytelling for...

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ART OF THE STORYTELLER

Sat 16 Dec
Price: £8.00

An Evening of Christmas TalesAt Christmas time we are often so busy out in the crowds trying to find just the right gift that we forget the magic. Storytellers Beverley Bryant...

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JEKYLL AND HYDE: A SPECIMEN

Thu 21 – Sat 23 Dec
Price: £10.00

Two distinct sides to humanity - good and evil. This is Dr. Henry Jekyll's theory and he's going to prove it! Deep in his laboratory in modern day Edinburgh he believes that by...

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STORIES ROUND THE TREE

Fri 22 & Sat 23 Dec
Price: £5.00

Join storyteller Claire Hewitt for a magical Christmas afternoon of wintry tales, all gathered round the Centre's Christmas tree.If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter,...

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FOR AULD LANG SYNE

Thu 28 & Fri 29 Dec
Price: £5.00

Join ElderWise storytellers to hear stories of Hogmanay, from Scotland's rich past. Tall dark strangers, lumps of coal, stories, songs, a time for remembering and a time for...

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FOLK DRAMA - RESOURCES AND SKILLS

Thu 28 Dec
Price: £15.00

A participative guide to producing and performing folk dramas. This session focusses on The Burdies, which is based on Scottish and Irish midwinter traditions about wrens and...

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PLAY IN A DAY: THE BURDIES

Fri 29 Dec
Price: £5.00

Celebrate inclusive folk traditions by creating & performing a play in a day! A chance for all the family to participate in dance, drama, costume making & music before...

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GUID CRACK: THE ALCHEMY OF STORY

Fri 29 Dec
Price: £0.00

When one little thing becomes so much more... Relieve your festivity cabin fever, by joining Allison Galbraith for heartwarming stories of love, courage and change. Edinburgh's...

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FAMILY CEILIDH

Sat 30 Dec (SOLD OUT)
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 littler ones....

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MEN WITH COCONUTS & FRIENDS

Sat 30 Dec
Price: £8.00

Men With Coconuts are one of the UK's leading improvisational comedy troupes. The award-winning, Edinburgh-based collective improvise stories, sketches and songs,...

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MIND WELL

Mon 15 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 Mar
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 and biscuits...

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EDINBAL DANCE WORKSHOPS: A DANCE TOUR OF EUROPE

Wed 17 & 31 Jan, 7 & 21 Feb, 7 & 21 Mar
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: MIDLOTHIAN TALES

Thu 18 Jan
Price: £5.00

Celebrate the New Year with the launch of Midlothian Folktales written by host Lea Taylor and illustrated by Sylvia Troon. Come and join us for some hilarious and heart-warming...

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TAM O'SHANTER: TELLING THE BIG TALE

Sat 20 Jan
Price: £16.00

Explore Robert Burns' master narrative and learn how to recite this most mighty of tales. Donald Smith shares his lifelong quest to understand the poem and do it justice in that...

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TINY TALES: MAGICAL TALES FROM SCOTLAND

Tue 23 Jan
Price: £5.00

An exciting morning of Scottish fairytales with puppets for your young ones, with a guest appearance by Rabbie Burns and a wee mouse! With Sylvia Troon.A booking fee of £1 is...

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CAFÉ CEILIDH: BURNS CELEBRATION

Tue 23 Jan
Price: £0.00

Join friends from the Scots Music Group for an afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems and stories celebrating Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. Held in the...

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SUPPER WITH BURNS

Wed 24 & Thu 25 Jan
Price: £25.00

A seasonal favourite! Join us for an alternative Burns Supper in the beautiful setting of the Storytelling Court, serving up a delicious 3-course Scottish dinner - with the...

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FOLK DRAMA - RESOURCES & SKILLS

Fri 26 Jan
Price: £15.00

A participative guide to producing and performing folk dramas. This session focusses on the epic Burns poem Tam O'Shanter as Tam's Mare Meg. Those attending can also help lead a...

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KEARA MURPHY: THE BARD & I

Fri 26 Jan
Price: £10.00

A personal story from acclaimed writer, broadcaster, Burns speaker and comedian, Keara Murphy, about the making of her BBC Radio Scotland documentary series, The Secret Life of...

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GUID CRACK: STRANGER THAN FICTION

Fri 26 Jan
Price: £0.00

Gerry Durkin offers a collection of "true" stories - from his first realisation that he was destined to be a storyteller to the time he met himself in a bank queue… It's up to...

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EXHIBITION: IT'S ALL MADE UP

Until Sat 27 Jan
Price: £0.00

Eddscape presents a two-part exhibition: Made-Up Books & Movies of Scotland (until 7 Jan), filled with movie and pop culture trivia for the aficionado, plus plenty more nods...

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PLAY IN A DAY: TAM'S MARE MEG

Sat 27 Jan
Price: £5.00

Celebrate inclusive folk traditions by creating & performing a play in a day! A chance for all the family to participate in dance, drama, costume making & music before...

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SCOTCH REELS

Sat 27 Jan
Price: £5.00

Scotch Reels are simple enough to be danced and sung by everyone. Come and learn both Standard and Strathspey Reels, with the songs that accompany them. Several setting steps...

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FAMILY CEILIDH

Sat 27 Jan
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 littler ones....

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MEN WITH COCONUTS & FRIENDS

Sat 27 Jan, 3 Mar & 31 Mar
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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LITERARY SALON

Tue 30 Jan
Price: £0.00

Edinburgh City of Literature welcome anyone with a professional interest in literature to their monthly networking event, held on the last Tuesday of the month. Make contacts,...

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THIS SCRIPT (AND OTHER DRAFTS)

Thu 1 Feb
Price: £8.00

Join an award-winning spoken word poet for an evening of new work exploring sexual politics, gender, feminism and more. A purposefully work-in-progress show. Can she rewrite...

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PIECES FROM A BROKEN LAND

Fri 2 Feb - Sat 10 Mar
Price: £0.00

Pictures, Poems & Stories from a Year in the West BankAn exhibition of mixed-media drawings inspired by artist Victoria Fifield's year spent living and working in the...

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SPONTANEOUS STORYTELLING

Fri 2 Feb
Price: £12.00

Far from whatever just springs to mind, spontaneous storytelling comes from trusting the heart to find a natural voice when faced with the unrehearsed, equipped with curiosity...

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STARTING WITH STORIES 1

Sat 3 Feb
Price: £24.00

A hands-on, practical introduction to live storytelling and the associated skills. Storyteller and librarian Claire McNicol leads this participatory session for anyone curious...

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THE PURPLE, WHITE & GREEN: THE STORY OF THE SCOTTISH SUFFRAGETTES

Tue 6 Feb
Price: £8.00

Specifically written to mark the centenary of (some) women's right to vote, this powerful piece of storytelling is both timely and compelling. Focussing on the Scottish...

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CAFÉ VOICES: OTTAWA INDIANS

Thu 8 Feb
Price: £5.00

Chuck Warren shares stories from the Ottawa tradition, reflecting his family heritage of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. The Centre's monthly storytelling session, with...

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QUADRILLES WORKSHOP

Sat 10 Feb
Price: £20.00

Band leader Nathaniel Gow and dancing master Barclay Dun led a revolution in Scottish Dance. Having introduced the capital to French Quadrilles in 1817, they brought their own...

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TINY TALES: SHAKE YOUR TINY TAIL!

Tue 13 Feb
Price: £5.00

Put on your dancing shoes and boogie through fun-filled stories, songs and rhymes with Fergus McNicol... It's 'Strictly' story time for tangoing tots and breakdancing big folks...

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A MANY SPLENDOURED THING

Wed 14 Feb
Price: £8.00

It is the season of love and love is a many splendored thing. Harriet Grindley, Maria MacDonnell and Bob Mitchell aka We Three invite you to join them in a lighthearted,...

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OUR ABC STORY

Sat 17 Feb
Price: £5.00

A fun and interactive story-crafting morning allowing children to discover a story by identifying where, when, what and who. They create a story as a group with the help of...

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THE TIME MACHINE

Sat 17 Feb
Price: £10.00

Combining exquisite puppetry, scintillating melodrama and chilling shadow projections, this fast-paced adaptation of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic is suitable for enquiring minds...

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THE PREACHING DIVAS: ALI AFFLECK & THE COPPER CATS

Thu 22 Feb
Price: £10.00

A heartfelt tribute and passionate look at the pioneering female vocalists and lyricists that launched the brand of music known as‘the blues’ which in turn became Jazz. The...

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GUID CRACK: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Fri 23 Feb
Price: £0.00

We invite you to celebrate the Celtic season of Imbolc and the return of brighter days by sharing stories that bring light to dark places and hope to dark times. Hosted by...

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SENSING A STORY

Sat 24 Feb
Price: £18.00

Join us for a day of inclusive multisensory storytelling, immersed in smell, sight, sound and taste. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to hear and create sensory...

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STORYSTEPS

Sat 24 Feb
Price: £5.00

A potpourri of tales and songs to leave winter behind and welcome in the spring. David Campbell hosts with companion storytellers and singers on the adventurous journey.If you...

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MARYVONNE THE GREAT

Wed 28 Feb
Price: £8.00

by Marthe VassalloOne of Brittany’s most acclaimed voices, Marthe Vassallo, shares emotion and awe as she retraces, via a treasure trove of documents, the life, songs and...

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

Fri 2 Mar
Price: £15.00

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

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STEP DANCE & PUIRT À BEUL

Sat 3 Mar
Price: £20.00

Join Sophie Stephenson and Joy Dunlop for a collaborative song and dance workshop, exploring the close relationship between Gaelic song and Scottish step dance; focusing on...

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LAND, LANGUAGE, STORIES: FIONN MAC CUMHAILL

Sat 3 Mar
Price: £24.00

Which Scottish locations offer a particularly strong heritage of story and legend? How can land-connected stories help us understand and relate to the Scottish environment and...

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CAFÉ VOICES: SHEROES

Thu 8 Mar
Price: £5.00

Who is your 'shero'? Join storyteller Ruth Kirkpatrick, whose 'sheroes' include Billie Jean King, Mo Mowlam, Mary Seacole and her Great Granny, for an evening celebrating great...

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SHARING SONGS FOR WELLBEING

Fri 9 Mar
Price: £24.00

This participative session with Jo Miller will teach you how to let out your inner songster at work, in play and in relaxation. Learn to hone your skills in leading and...

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MAKING STORIES RESONATE

Sat 10 & Sat 17 Mar
Price: £36.00

How do we draw our audience into the worlds of the stories we tell? How do we make our stories resonate? This 2 day workshop, led on consecutive Saturdays by Fiona Herbert, is...

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TALL TALES OSCAR

Sat 10 Mar
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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TINY TALES: MARCH HARE MADNESS

Tue 13 Mar
Price: £5.00

Spring is just around the corner! Join Heather Yule and her faithful harp to discover where all the wee fairy folk, flowers, birds, bees and creatures of the forest and field...

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CAFÉ CEILIDH: CELEBRATING ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Tue 13 Mar
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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WORKING CREATIVELY WITH SMALL GROUPS 2: PROMPTS TO MEMORY

Fri 16 Mar
Price: £15.00

Exploring the skills involved in facilitating small groups and evidencing how creativity and wellbeing can support each other, this second session explores core participative...

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QUATTRO STAGIONI / FOUR SEASONS: A YEAR OF STORIES BY ITALIAN...

Fri 16 Mar - Sat 31 Mar
Price: £0.00

An exhibition of artwork, poetry, song and theatrical performances on the theme of changing seasons, by a group of children of Italian heritage living in Edinburgh. They explore...

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TALES FROM THE MAGIC DRUM

Sat 17 Mar
Price: £5.00

Come on a global journey through the wonder tales of the world, dancing to a rhythm or two along the way! A riotous selection of stories and West African drumming from...

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CÈILIDH

Sat 17 Mar
Price: £10.00

A play by Theatre Gu LeòrPoet Màiri Ruadh is back from the grave determined to resurrect the true meaning of the ceilidh in this new play with subtitles, live music and songs...

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SHARING STORIES FOR WELLBEING

Fri 23 Mar
Price: £24.00

Ruth Kirkpatrick leads a participative session to encourage your inner storyteller at work, rest and play. Learn to hone your skills in leading and animating small groups, with...

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WORKSHOP: ART OF THE STORYTELLER:

Sat 24 Mar
Price: £12.00

James Spence and Daniel Serridge open a discussion on the art of oral storytelling for narrators of all kinds. What are the skills, experiences and inspirations that drive...

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ART OF THE STORYTELLER

Sat 24 Mar
Price: £8.00

The Art of the Storyteller series continues with James Spence and Daniel Serridge sharing an evening of their favourite stories. Drawing on their experiences and inspirations...

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GUID CRACK: LIVING HERSTORY

Fri 30 Mar
Price: £0.00

To mark the centenary of (some) women's right to vote, historical storyteller Nicola Wright introduces you to a Queen (who put her more famous brother in his place); one of the...

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

Sat 31 Mar
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 prizewinning author Janis Mackay (Magnus...

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