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LITERARY SALON

Tue 27 Feb
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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MARYVONNE THE GREAT: THE SUNG STORY OF A BRETON WOMAN

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 (SOLD OUT)
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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MEN WITH COCONUTS & FRIENDS

Sat 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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MIND WELL

Mon 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 included...

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EDINBAL DANCE WORKSHOPS: A DANCE TOUR OF EUROPE

Wed 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: 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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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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MAKING STORIES RESONATE

Sat 10 & 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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TRADITIONAL DANCE REGIONAL GATHERING – ABERDEEN

Sat 10 Mar
Price: £7.00

This open meeting is for the traditional dance community in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire. It is an opportunity for participants to have a conversation on what’s happening...

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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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STREET PERFOMANCE FOR MAYDAY: MUSICIANS AND MUMMERS

Weds 14 Mar - 2 May
Price: £0.00

Wanted! Performers on all instruments suited for street parties - Brass, Reeds, Pipes (A, D, C), Accordions, Shawms, Drums, Percussion - and people who like costuming, dancing...

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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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THE WARDS

Wed 28 Mar
Price: £0.00

A play by August Wilhelm IfflandTranslated by Walter ScottAdapted by Laura WitzDirected by Caitlin SkinnerJoin us as we eavesdrop on a reading of The Wards,...

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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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SPACE APE

Sat 7 Apr
Price: £10.00

by Andy CannonOnce upon a time, approximately twenty years from now, Yorick stands alone, suited up and ready to blast off in a rocket on his celebrated journey to Mars.Space...

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ANIMALS

Sat 19 May
Price: £8.00

Created by Greg Sinclair, a co-production with Perth Theatre.ANIMALS is a show about… animals. Big ones, little ones, wild ones, tame ones. It’s also a show about us, and our...

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