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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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EDINBAL DANCE WORKSHOPS: A DANCE TOUR OF EUROPE

Wed 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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MAKE MUSIC DAY IN SCOTLAND: ACOUSTIC

Thu 21 Jun
Price: £0.00

Make Music Day is an international celebration of music making, celebrated in over 120 countries on the summer solstice annually.We’ll be celebrating the value of music making...

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MINDFUL DISCO

Fri 22 Jun
Price: £5.00

Rise and shine with Mindful Disco! A guided event combining dance and mindfulness. Boogie to uplifting tunes, move your body in wisdom and start your day off in fabulous style....

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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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GLOBAL FOLK: ETHNO ENGLAND WORLD MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Fri 29 Jun
Price: £10.00

A one-night-only chance to see the ephemeral Ethno England band - a global folk fusion band formed through an intensive week of musical exchange. Traditional music and dance...

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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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MEN WITH COCONUTS & FRIENDS

Sat 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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TINY TALES: RHYMETIME JOURNEY

Tue 3 Jul
Price: £5.00

Join Eric Brennan and a host of fluffy creatures on a fun filled trip to meet lots of favourite nursery rhyme characters. Interactive songs and rhymes guaranteed to make you...

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NIGHT OF THE SWAN: TANABATA CEILIDH

Thu 5 Jul
Price: £7.00

見上げてごらん夜の星を (Look up at the stars in the sky)Miagete Goran, the swan of heaven, is soaring down the Milky Way through our summer nights. She tells the most famous story of love...

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STORIES ON THE WAY

Fri 6 Jul
Price: £8.00

Come along and listen to stories for the Earth. Our wonderful apprentice storytellers present tales of the environment, from a feminist perspective to climate change. Come and...

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EXHIBITION: MY CITY

Sun 8 - Sun 22 Jul
Price: £0.00

A project by Imaginate and Multi-Cultural Family Base bringing together artists Victoria Beesley, Yvonne Buskie and Arran Howie with refugee families in Edinburgh. Over a series...

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TRADITIONAL TALES

Wed 11 - Fri 13 Jul, Wed 18 - Fri 20 Jul, Wed 25 - Fri 27 Jul
Price: £8.00

A summer season of traditional tales from Scotland and further afield. Hear the truths, myths and legends of folklore, past and present. Authentic entertainment and insight, all...

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CAFÉ VOICES: OUR BEAUTIFUL WOODLANDS

Thu 12 Jul
Price: £5.00

Step into the rich, green, growin landscape o scots pine, birch, oak, aspen and juniper with storyteller Grace Banks. Discover and enjoy nature tales where ancient wisdom speaks...

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MEN WITH COCONUTS & FRIENDS

Sat 21 Jul & Sat 29 Sep
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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REAL TALK: STORYTELLING FOR WELLBEING

Fri 27 Jul
Price: £6.00

An evening of storytelling, connection and honesty, creating a safe space to speak about one of our most beautiful assets, our minds! Attendees are offered an opportunity to...

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GUID CRACK STORYTELLING SESSION

Fri 27 Jul
Price: £0.00

Magical nature stories in celebration of wild spaces and their heart stirring beauty. Explore forests where dreams dwell and share tales on this summer evening's journey, with...

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EDINBURGH URBAN SKETCHERS

Sat 28 Jul - Mon 27 Aug
Price: £0.00

The Edinburgh Urban Sketchers group is part of a global network of people who meet together to sketch, both home and abroad. This exhibition showcases sketches created on...

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MAGIC, MUSIC & MYSTERY FROM THE SCOTTISH BORDERS AND BEYOND

Sat 28 Jul
Price: £5.00

Joan Morrison shares mysterious and magical stories from the Scottish Borders, including the strange and spellbinding tale of Thomas the Rhymer. Hear traditional Borders tunes...

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SCOTLAND: SEASONS, CUSTOMS, DRAMA & DANCE

Wed 1 Aug
Price: £18.00

Explore Scotland's relationship with its rich natural environment and how that has been, and continues to be, expressed through culture.Get to grips with what really makes...

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THE MOIRA MONOLOGUES

Wed 1 - Sat 11 Aug
Price: £13.00

Moira Bell – single mum, cleaner, hardest woman in Falkirk, and alter ego of writer/performer Alan Bissett – is back at the Fringe after a storming tour of Scotland. Time for...

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MORE MOIRA MONOLOGUES

Wed 1 - Sat 11 Aug
Price: £13.00

'The most charismatic character to appear on a Scottish stage in a decade' ***** (Scotsman) is back! After three sold-out Edinburgh runs, straight-talking Moira Bell returns in...

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LOUD POETS: THE FANTASTICAL GAME SHOW SPECTACULAR

Wed 1 - Mon 27 Aug (not 13, 14, 21, 22)
Price: £12.00

After four years of wowing audiences at festivals across the UK and Europe, the award-winning Loud Poets return for their fifth year at the Edinburgh Fringe and this time they...

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WAVES

Thu 2 - Wed 15 Aug (not 8)
Price: £9.00

Waves is the tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on Gabo Island (Australia) in the 1930s, by emulating fish, penguins and dolphins to learn how to swim, she came to...

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SCOTLAND: LANDSCAPES, ROUTES & RELIGION

Thu 2 Aug
Price: £18.00

Beginning with landscape as a focus for the sacred, this day explores pre-history to the Early Christian and Celtic era, and through to the present day. The constant factor is...

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EATEN

Thu 2 - Sun 19 Aug (not 8, 15)
Price: £9.00

What if your food started talking back? Meet Lionel the lion. He’s just eaten a human called Mamoru for lunch. But Lionel hasn’t chewed his food well, so Mamoru’s alive and well...

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THE TIME MACHINE

Thu 2 - Sun 19 Aug (not 15)
Price: £10.00

Join us on a thrilling journey to a future age where things are not as they seem. Has mankind created a social utopia free from need, or does something sinister lurk below?...

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WITCHES, WEE FOLK & WATERY BEASTIES

Thu 2 - Sun 12 Aug
Price: £9.00

There’s more to Scotland than meets the eye, for amidst the bonnie hills, craggy coasts and lush, green glens, dwell some truly curious beings. Storyteller Dougie Mackay evokes...

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MAIRI CAMPBELL: AULD LANG SYNE

Thu 2 - Mon 27 Aug (not 13, 20)
Price: £12.00

The story of Mairi’s adventures with Scotland’s most famous song. Tales of time, love and friendship combine in an exhilarating and original sequel to the five-star Pulse: ...

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THE LAIRD’S BIG BREAXIT

Thu 2 - Mon 27 Aug (not 13, 20)
Price: £10.00

Scotland’s landowners were in retreat. Between EU Directives and the Holyrood Parliament, life was barely worth living. But now the worm has turned... blue. A new political...

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A TRILOGY OF HORRORS

Thu 2 - Sun 12 Aug
Price: £10.00

TumbleDry Theatre present three classic horror stories from three great writers. In Dickens’ The Signal Man, a schoolmistress tells of an unnerving meeting with a railway...

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SCOTLAND: MUSIC, STORIES, POETRY & SONG

Fri 3 Aug
Price: £18.00

Scotland's arts tap into its cultural riches in terms of both content, styles and creative methods. This is a ceilidh of a day with multi-faceted jewels but also vivid overviews...

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MINDFUL DISCO

Wed 8, Thu 16 & Fri 17 Aug
Price: £10.00

Rise and shine with Mindful Disco! A guided event combining dance and mindfulness. Boogie to uplifting tunes, move your body in wisdom and start your day off in fabulous style....

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SINGING & VOCAL POLYPHONIES FROM NORTH EAST BRAZIL

Sat 11 Aug
Price: £20.00

A deeply expressive Brazilian singer-songwriter nominated for Songlines Best Artist Award 2018, Renata delves into polyphonic harmonies and unearths musical influences from many...

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TWA

Sun 12 - Mon 27 Aug (not 20)
Price: £12.00

A powerful performance that weaves together memoir and myth in a blend of theatrical storytelling and digital and live drawing response. Award-winning writer Annie George and...

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HAMISH HENDERSON: ON THE RADICAL ROAD

Sun 12 - Mon 27 Aug
Price: £12.00

Evocative, innovative, shape-shifting drama, sculpted from the poetry, music and songs of Hamish Henderson (1919-2002). A vital, new perspective on this revolutionary European...

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THIS SCRIPT AND OTHER DRAFTS

Mon 13, Tue 14, Mon 20 - Wed 22 Aug
Price: £10.00

At a time of schisms within feminism, ongoing revelations of #MeToo, endless discussions about womanhood, and sirens being the soundtrack to our newsfeeds, Jenny Lindsay found...

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HENNA

Wed 15 - Sun 19 Aug
Price: £10.00

On the eve of an Indian wedding an anxious bride-to-be is having intricate henna patterns applied to her hands. As the patterns emerge, stories begin to unfold. Join British...

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GIE'S PEACE

Fri 17 - Sun 19, Fri 24, Sat 25 Aug
Price: £9.00

Following her sell-out show Bonnie Fechters at last year’s Fringe, performer/writer/director Morna Burdon returns with more inspiring stories about women of courage. The focus...

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OLD BOY

Sat 18, Sun 19, Fri 24 - Sun 26 Aug
Price: £10.00

Do you remember when we used to go camping? And when you helped me make an ATM out of cardboard for my school project? Do you realise what a big impact you’ve had on who I am?...

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THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES

Mon 20 - Mon 27 Aug
Price: £12.00

Back by popular demand, this multi award-winning adaptation of Jean Giono's classic environmental tale by Edinburgh-based Puppet State Theatre Company has been touring...

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IS THIS A DAGGER? THE STORY OF MACBETH

Wed 22 - Sun 26 Aug
Price: £10.00

By the pricking of my thumb, 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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WALK THE OARS

Wed 22 - Sun 26 Aug
Price: £9.00

A storytelling, poetry and music performance filled with Viking tales and Nordic myths about the Vikings' arrival in Scotland. Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish...

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UNCANNY THINGS

Wed 22 - Sun 26 Aug
Price: £10.00

Beira – Alison Bell and Heather Yule – weave songs and harp music into a rich fabric combined with traditional stories of the land, the sea and the people of Scotland. They...

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GUID CRACK STORYTELLING SESSION

Fri 31 Aug
Price: £0.00

A field is never just a field when a story is seeped into its soil. Tim Porteus leads an evening of stories which are entwined with place.Edinburgh’s monthly storytelling night,...

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EXHIBITION: MORTALITY TALES

Sat 1 - Sat 6 Oct
Price: £0.00

If life and death were two characters in a range of different stories, how would they interact? And what is the boundary between them? In this exhibition Cordula Marks Venters...

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A NEW ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE INCORPORATED TRADES OF EDINBURGH

Thu 6 Sep
Price: £0.00

Join us in the Storytelling Court to hear from Charles Bradbury and Henry Fothringham as they present their treasure-chest of knowledge about every Trade. The book is...

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IT'S IN THE BAG

Sat 8 Sep
Price: £5.00

This award-winning duo delight in taking children's imaginations on a storytelling adventure, with rhymes, songs, drama, creative games and puppets bringing the story to life....

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STORYTELLING SKILLS WITH YOUNGER AUDIENCES

Sat 8 Sep
Price: £15.00

Stories are for everyone, but how do we engage young children in our stories? Join professional storytellers Lorna Shields and Kirsty Thomson of 'It's in the bag', as they share...

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TINY TALES: INTO THE GARDEN

Tue 11 Sep
Price: £5.00

Come into the garden with storyteller Claire McNicol and meet characters old and new, from Mary the contrary gardener to her pals Wiggly Woo the Worm and Cecil the caterpillar....

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CAFÉ VOICES: TALES OF MYSTERY, MAGIC, MISCHIEF AND MAYHEM

Thu 13 Sep
Price: £5.00

Host storyteller, Jackie Carothers, invites you to escape the humdrum of everyday life, give your imagination free rein, and join her for an evening of stories that will...

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LAPIN IS HUNGRY - THE BILINGUAL PICTURE BOOK FOR ALL!

Sat 15 Sep
Price: £5.00

Lapin has been delighting families since 2008 and the French rabbit now has a picture book! Join Tania and her puppets for a bilingual mini-show, the reading of the story and...

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CAFÉ CEILIDH: CHANGING SEASONS

Tue 18 Sep
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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ROBERT SERVICE - POET OF THE YUKON

Tue 18 Sep
Price: £10.00

Storytellers David Campbell, Barbara McLean and cellist/singer Wendy Weatherby celebrate the 60th anniversary of the death of poet and writer Robert W. Service. From his early...

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LOUD POETS: TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

Fri 21 Sep
Price: £8.00

Loud Poets bring you their monthly showcase of the UK's top spoken word talent. This is make some noise, fist-thumping, pintdrinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This...

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STARTING WITH STORIES 1

Sat 22 Sep
Price: £24.00

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

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RECONSTRUCTED: JONI MITCHELL

Tue 25 Sep
Price: £12.00

The Reconstructed series continues by celebrating the songs of Joni Mitchell, who has beguiled, bewitched and enchanted generations of artists and audiences alike. This evening...

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GUID CRACK STORYTELLING SESSION

Fri 28 Sep
Price: £0.00

Dogs play a big part in most people's lives, they can be man's best friend, but could they also be a curse? A terrier or a terror? A ghost or a messenger? Edinburgh's monthly...

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DOORS OPEN DAY: JOHN KNOX HOUSE

Sat 29 Sep
Price: £0.00

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

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STARTING WITH STORIES 2

Sat 29 Sep
Price: £24.00

A hands-on introduction to live storytelling and the associated skills, with leading storyteller and trainer Grace Banks. This participative session takes you a step further in...

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