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ARANDORA STAR

Tue 22 - Sat 26 May
Price: £12.00

A vibrant, evocative full-length drama about the controversial sinking of the SS Arandora Star on July 2nd, 1940, in which some 700 'enemy aliens', many of them Scottish...

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DEAR OLIVIA

Wed 23 May
Price: £0.00

with Cav. Mary ContiniAfter her highly successful Dear Francesca, Mary Contini writes to her other daughter, Olivia, to tell the story of her great-grandparents, the Italian...

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EDINBAL DANCE WORKSHOPS: A DANCE TOUR OF EUROPE

Wed 9, 23 May, 6, 20 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 couple dances from France,...

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TRANSFORMED IN TRANSLATION

Thu 24 May
Price: £0.00

Comedy and satire come to the fore as we celebrate the sonnets of Roma’s Giuseppe Belli in their original Romanesco; and as owersett into Scots by Auld Reekie’s Robert Garioch...

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A SCOTTISH RISORGIMENTO

Fri 25 May
Price: £0.00

Renowned translator and commentator, Professor Joespeh Farrell (University of Strathclyde) explores the rich contribution made by Italian-Scots to Scotland's twentieth...

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GUID CRACK STORYTELLING SESSION

Fri 25 May
Price: £0.00

Strongminded tales of those who didn't take no for an answer, who believed and loved so much to risk everything for their ideal.Edinburgh's monthly storytelling night returns to...

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EXHIBITION: STORIE DI TERRA

Sat 7 Apr - Sat 26 May
Price: £0.00

Terra is soil as well as place. In this playful visual ceilidh between Scottish fairytales and Sardinian contos, illustrator Annalisa Salis presents a series of ink drawings...

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HOSTING AN EVENT: PRESENCE, PARTICIPATION & PERFORMANCE

Sat 26 May
Price: £24.00

Creative events and social gatherings, not least in traditional arts, need skilful compering.The host crafts the atmosphere and flow that will make the evening sing with pizazz...

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CROSSING IDENTITIES

Sat 26 May
Price: £0.00

Author of Language of My Choosing, poet and life writer, Anne Pia, explores gender, identity and language in the context of Scots-Italian families and the wider community.

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THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS:BABES-IN-ARMS SHARING

Tue 29 May
Price: £0.00

Content from Though This Be Madness will be shared in a daytime performance in the Storytelling Court, specifically for parents with babes in arms.How can we nurture our...

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RECONSTRUCTED: BOB DYLAN

Tue 29 May
Price: £12.00

A new series where performers interpret the material of great songwriters.Not a tribute act, but a loving celebration of wonderful songs.Beginning with one of the greatest of...

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AN IOLAIRE

Wed 30 May
Price: £6.00

Pupils from Bun sgoil Taobh na Pàirce and James Gillespie’s High School perform William Hershaw's play about about the tragic sinking off the coast of Stornoway on New Year's...

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SHAPESHIFTERS: ON MEDICINE & HUMAN CHANGE

Fri 1 - Sat 30 Jun
Price: £0.00

To be alive is to be in perpetual change: growing, healing, learning, aging.For this exhibition, award-winning writer and doctor Gavin Francis will consider in words and iconic...

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MUSIC WITH THE SPOKEN WORD

Sat 2 Jun
Price: £15.00

A workshop for storytellers, musicians and singers who want to interweave music and the spoken word in performance. Experienced harper and storyteller, Heather Yule takes you...

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MEN WITH COCONUTS & FRIENDS

Sat 2 & 30 Jun
Price: £12.00

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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MIND WELL

Mon 14 May, 4 Jun
Price: £0.00

A relaxed, social session of stories, songs, memories and laughter in the Storytelling Court with some of our loveliest storytellers. Come to join in, or just to listen,...

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BEATAIDH, BOB, AGUS AM MADADH ALLAIDH / BETTY, BOB & THE WOLF

Thu 7 Jun
Price: £5.00

James Gillespie’s High School S1s perform an adaptation of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. This play, performed in Gaelic, encourages audience participation of all their favourite...

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DAVNO: RITES OF SUMMER

Sat 9 Jun
Price: £10.00

Inspired by ancient Slavic celebrations and based on traditional songs from Eastern Europe, Rites of Summer is about passage and human relationship with nature.At midsummer,...

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TINY TALES: THIS LITTLE PIG WENT TO MARKET

Tue 12 Jun
Price: £5.00

Stories for fingers and stories for toes! Tales that tickle and land on your nose! Come along and enjoy some old favourites and some new. Lots of joining-in, props and toys to...

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CAFÉ VOICES: WOLVES & WITCHES

Thu 14 Jun
Price: £5.00

A night uncovering our favourite folk and faery scoundrels. They are vilified, feared, and hunted, but do wolves and witches deserve such a wretched reputation? Join Dougie...

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ART OF THE STORYTELLER: IF THE STORY FITS…

Sat 16 Jun
Price: £24.00

Jean Edmiston leads a workshop about choosing stories and identity to work creatively with in times of change.Which stories do you tell, and where do you find them? Are the...

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WHAT I KNOW (ABOUT WHAT MY GRANDFATHER DIDN'T KNOW)

Sat 16 Jun
Price: £10.00

Can you kill an idea? Breaking the silence built around the patriarch of her family, Sònia Gardés starts a journey inside the anarchist movement of the Spanish Civil War. Diving...

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CAFÉ CEILIDH: SUMMER STRAMASH

Tue 19 Jun
Price: £0.00

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

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THE WITCH GAME

Fri 22 – Sat 23 Jun
Price: £8.50

Written by Natalie MacKinnonDirected by Ellen ShandLucy is used to feeling alone. She's got hardly any friends. Even her big sister ignores her. But Lucy has made some new...

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EMILY & THE HOWLERS' HOLLOW

Fri 22 – Sat 23 Jun
Price: £8.50

Written by Sam SiggsDirected by Adam RosaIn the woods outside the nowhere town of Midvale stands an abandoned house with scorched rooms and boarded windows. Long ago something...

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GROWING & DEVELOPING WITH STORIES: NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Sat 23 Jun
Price: £24.00

The annual Scottish Storytelling Forum Development Day will focus on the role of storytelling within education and youth development.The magic of stories and storytelling have...

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ESCAPE FROM TROGLODOPOLIS

Sat 23 Jun & Sun 24 Jun
Price: £8.50

Written by Tim PrimroseDirected by Catherine Ward-StoddartColossal CAVERNS! Dastardly DUNGEONS!! Terrible TROGLODYTES!!! Giant MUTANT spiders!!!! Also, some HUMMUS!!!!! Can our...

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RECONSTRUCTED: CAT STEVENS

Tue 26 Jun
Price: £12.00

The second in our 'Reconstructed' series celebrates the work of Yusaf Islam, commonly known by his former stage-name, Cat Stevens. Father and Son, How Can I Tell You, The Wind...

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DOWALLY – ‘SOMEWHERE’ ALBUM LAUNCH

Thu 28 Jun
Price: £10.00

Dowally’s brand new album Somewhere tells a tale of music from wild, rolling places. Tonight sees the album being officially launched and audience members can anticipate an...

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GUID CRACK STORYTELLING SESSION

Fri 29 Jun
Price: £0.00

The role of the storyteller in the culture of Chuck Warren's ancestors in the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians was an important one. The storyteller was a wanderer, they...

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