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LOST TALES LIVE

Fri 20 Oct
Price: £7.50

Explore the undocumented side of our history through folk tales, urban legends, culture heroes and creatures, exposed in gripping original tales.Spirits, gods and demons from...

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MOBILE DREAMS

Fri 20 Oct
Price: £7.50

A poetic, funny and warm storytelling performance about the everlasting human search for truth and connection, freedom and beauty. In a playful stream of English spiced with...

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LOST TALES: WALKING WITH GODS - LIVE

Thu 19 – Tue 31 Oct
Price: £0.00

An opportunity to engage and experience aeons old stories in a completely new light. Multidisciplinary artist, writer and creator Travis De Vries works live at the...

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THE STORYTELLING MACHINE BY PINOKIO THEATRE IN ŁÓDŹ

Sat 21 Oct
Price: £8.00

A scientist accidentally invents a machine which buzzes, creaks, clatters, but most importantly tells stories!On request, the machine has already told stories about a boy who...

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WEE FOLK MAGIC

Sat 21 Oct
Price: £5.00

Enter the enchanted world of fairy tales, full of mystery, malice and magic. With sessions catered for different age groups with accompanying adults, throughout the afternoon,...

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MAYHEM AND MAGIC – STORIES FROM SWEDEN

Sat 21 Oct
Price: £7.50

Once described as “a force of nature”, storyteller Jerker Fahlström invites you to a glittering world of the Viking Age gods and heroes.With his brilliant ingenuity, tales are...

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365 DAYS, STORIES, TUNES

Sat 21 Oct
Price: £7.50

Throughout 2013, James Robertson wrote a daily story, each exactly 365 words long.In 2016-17, Aidan O’Rourke wrote a daily tune in response to the stories, collaborating on some...

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OPEN HEARTH: DONALD SMITH

Sat 21 Oct
Price: £9.00

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories from home and abroad, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures...

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MIXING THE MAGIC: POLISH FOLKTALES

Sun 22 Oct
Price: £5.00

Storyteller and folklorist Michał Malinowski hosts this rich introduction to Polish oral tradition.Showcasing the vivid and interactive telling style, spectators can discover a...

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UNDERSEA AND OVERLAND – STORIES FROM KOREA

Sun 22 Oct
Price: £7.50

Storyteller Seung Ah Kim collected a treasure of Korean folk tales from her grandmother and has brought them to Scotland to share.Join her in an enchanted afternoon of...

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THROUGH THE FOREST – STORIES FROM THAILAND

Sun 22 Oct
Price: £7.50

Originally from the region of Isan, in northeast Thailand, storyteller Wajuppa Tossa will guide you through a rich forest of Thai myths and legends, where you can pick up some...

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ST MAGNUS OF ORKNEY – 900 YEARS

Sun 22 Oct
Price: £7.50

Storyteller Tom Muir tells the great Orkney saga of Magnus, the earl who made peace, and paid with his life, nine hundred years ago.Since then the legend of Magnus has gone...

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UNDER ANCIENT SKIES – STORIES FROM IRAN

Sun 22 Oct (Event Cancelled)
Price: £7.50

Your evening will be lit by hundreds of dazzling stars as ancient Persian stories unfold under the fine craftmanship of Master Storyteller Nosratollah Goodarzi, with bilingual...

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OPEN HEARTH: MARION KENNY

Sun 22 Oct
Price: £9.00

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories from home and abroad, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures...

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STORYTELLING IN SCHOOLS: BEYOND PERFORMANCE

Mon 23 Oct
Price: £12.00

The Village Storytelling Centre has an excellent track record of delivering projects in school settings, from whole school projects to working with a single class over several...

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AOTEAROA – STORIES FROM NEW ZEALAND

Mon 23 Oct
Price: £7.50

Experience the rich traditions of New Zealand’s Land of Cloud and Dawn, with Maori storyteller Joe Harawira. The first nation peoples of Aotearoa are a dynamic part of the...

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NORTHERN LIGHTS - STORIES FROM NORWAY

Mon 23 Oct
Price: £7.50

Enjoy a cosy evening with storyteller Stina Fagertun.With her Norwegian, Kven and Coastal Sami ancestry she will share fairy tales and legends from the edge of the Arctic Circle...

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OPEN HEARTH: DAVID CAMPBELL

Mon 23 Oct
Price: £9.00

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories from home and abroad, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures...

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ISTRIA INSPIRES – STORIES FROM CROATIA

Tue 24 Oct
Price: £7.50

The heritage and landscapes of this beautiful country in the North East of the Mediterranean Sea are brought to life by the young storytellers of the Istra Inspirit group.Be...

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SCOTLAND MEETS HUNGARY: ROMANY AND TRAVELLERS

Tue 24 Oct
Price: £7.50

Jess Smith and Maja Bumberák explore connections between Europe’s nomadic peoples.Often described as “gypsies”, these distinct groups are known for their rich oral cultures and...

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THE ALAN BRUFORD LECTURE - A NIGHT IN THE FAIRY BRUGH: MUSIC AND...

Tue 24 Oct
Price: £7.50

While Gaelic music and dance practices are rich and reasonably well-documented, few writers on these subjects have proceeded from the culture’s own vantage point.Dr Uilleam Lamb...

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PRECIOUS LEGACIES: REMEMBERING THE ANCESTORS

Tue 24 Oct
Price: £9.00

Margaret Bennet, Ruth Kirkpatrick, David Campbell and Jess Smith celebrate their rich inheritance from iconic mentors and forebears.By honouring the past, we give to the future...

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TALES OF THE QUEBEC WETLANDS

Wed 25 Oct
Price: £7.50

200-year-old Scottish-French Canadian legends and Mohawk first nation oral traditions are revealed for the first time in this storytelling feature film.The rich history and...

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WHERE SNAKES CAN SING - STORIES FROM POLAND

Wed 25 Oct
Price: £7.50

Enjoy an afternoon with storyteller Małgorzata Litwinowicz and be transported to the magical world of traditional Polish stories and songs, where trees can talk and snakes can...

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SCOTLAND MEETS PAKISTAN: ISLANDS TO CITIES

Wed 25 Oct
Price: £7.50

A collaboration between Pakistani singer Sara Kazmi and Scotland based musician Sarah Hayes flows into an exchange between Pakistani poet Shazea Quraishi and Scottish...

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OPEN HEARTH: IAN STEPHEN

Wed 25 Oct
Price: £9.00

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories from home and abroad.Hosted by Ian Stephen, with Shazea Quraishi and Sara Kazmi...

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PEOPLE OF THE NORTH - STORIES FROM RUSSIA

Thu 26 Oct
Price: £7.50

Northern Russia is a rich tapestry of cultural diversity and ethnic traditions. Marina Yuzhaninova, Director of the Northern Travelling Film Festival introduces two classic...

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WORLD OF THE BEAR

Thu 26 Oct
Price: £7.50

The kinship of bears and humans has been running through world mythology since the Ice Age. The seven stars of Ursa Major symbolise the North, begetting stories of hunters,...

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HEALING THE SOUL – STORIES FROM PERU

Thu 26 Oct
Price: £7.50

The myths and legends of the Peruvian landscape come again to Scotland with colour, humour and the captivating, heart-warming storytelling of Wayqui César Villegas Astete and...

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OPEN HEARTH: STORYTELLING FOR PEACE COUNCIL

Thu 26 Oct
Price: £9.00

Enjoy a traditional story session hosted by storytellers from the European Storytelling and Peace Council.Gather round the hearth to hear stories of bridge builders across the...

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OCTOBER 1943 – THE RESCUE

Fri 27 Oct
Price: £7.50

One of the most successful actions against Nazi Germany’s extermination of Jewish people took place in Denmark in October 1943. More than 7000 Danish Jews were sailed to safety...

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TONGUE TIED & TWISTED – INDIAN TALES; CONTEMPORARY TWIST

Fri 27 Oct
Price: £7.50

Indian storytelling for the 21st century combines the talents of UK music producer PKCtheFirst with international storyteller Peter Chand. Experience two distinctive artists...

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FESTIVAL GUID CRACK – WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE

Fri 27 Oct
Price: £0.00

Join Edinburgh’s renowned storytelling club. The veil between the worlds grows thin at Samhuinn and Beltane, dawn and dusk. As Halloween approaches we invite you to share your...

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OPEN HEARTH: MARA MENZIES

Fri 27 Oct
Price: £9.00

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories from home and abroad, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures...

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GUISERS GALORE

Sat 28 Oct
Price: £0.00

What's Guising? Come along and learn a song, a poem and a dance for real Halloween guising, then follow the Old Town Guisers parade or prepare for guising in your local area...

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CHAMPIONS TALE – A SOUTH AFRICAN STORY

Sat 28 Oct
Price: £7.50

An invigorating show with performance art, dance and interactive discussion. It tells the story of one young man growing up in rural South Africa – a story of secrecy, lies,...

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REFLECTING FRIDAS

Sat 28 Oct
Price: £7.50

The life and work of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo inspires this show, created and performed by Brazilian storyteller Ana Maria Lines. Frida's soul echoes in many of us. Frida...

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THE SECRET LIVES OF BABA SEGI’S WIVES – STORIES FROM AFRICA

Sat 28 Oct
Price: £7.50

Inspired by Nigerian writer Lola Shoneyin’s novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is an endearing and powerful tale of deception, betrayal, love, and friendship. It...

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OPEN HEARTH: MICHAEL KERINS

Sat 28 Oct
Price: £9.00

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories from home and abroad, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures...

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FAMILY SAMHUINN

Sun 29 Oct
Price: £2.00

In the Celtic calendar, the traditional festival of Samhuinn is a time when the veil between the land of the living and the departed is thinnest. Enjoy an afternoon of stories,...

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JOURNEY TO THE WEST – STORIES FROM CHINA

Sun 29 Oct
Price: £7.50

Storyteller Ma Wei has undertaken a long Journey to the West to share stories from one of the masterpieces of Chinese literature. Together with Scotland based Chinese...

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MOON SHADOW – STORIES FROM SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA

Sun 29 Oct
Price: £7.50

Originally from Malaysia and now in Singapore, storyteller Kamini Ramachandran takes your imagination to special places with her enchanting telling. Follow her magic weave to...

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OPEN HEARTH: GEORGE MACPHERSON

Sun 29 Oct
Price: £9.00

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories from home and abroad, as the darkness closes in and the embers glow with pictures...

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TO ABSENT FRIENDS: SUPPERS OF STORYTELLING AND REMEMBRANCE

Mon 30 Oct
Price: £8.00

People who have died remain a part of our lives – their stories are our stories, yet many Scottish traditions relating to the expression of loss and remembrance have faded over...

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STORYTELLING FESTIVAL PASS

Fri 20 - Tue 31 Oct
Price: £20.00

Become a supporter of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2017!There is no greater pleasure than the power of traditional storytelling taking listeners on a journey...

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THE DEVIL AND THE CLUTCH OF FOOLS: A SPONTANEOUS MARATHON OF...

Tue 31 Oct
Price: £0.00

You know who you are… this event is a culmination of our global storytelling festival for you to join in with a story of your telling, whoever you are! Young or old, grimy or...

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OSSIAN SUPPER

Tue 31 Oct
Price: £25.00

Discover Ossian – Scotland’s other, ancient Bard – along with traditions of Fionn Mac Cùil and his warrior band. This unique event combines feasting, comradeship, poetry, story...

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EDINBAL DANCE WORKSHOPS: A DANCE TOUR OF EUROPE

Wed 4 Oct, 1, 15, 29 Nov & 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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CEARCALL CHALUIM 2017

Fri 3 Nov
Price: £5.00

’S ann le tachartas ùr togarrach - Cearcall Chaluim 2017 - a chuireas Bothan, an co-bhonn le Iomairt Ghàidhlig Dhùn Èideann, Seachdain na Gàidhlig gu dol am bliadhna. Mar urram...

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BIG GAELIC BEASTIES

Sat 4 Nov
Price: £6.00

Bilingual, immersive, interactive fun with Big Beasties from traditional Gaelic storytelling lore. Take part in a rambunctious adventure through the Highland Glens, as our...

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UBONGO KIDS

Sat 4 Nov
Price: £5.00

STORYTELLING & FILM SCREENINGThe annual Africa in Motion family day will ignite the imagination of curious little ones with an array of stories from across Africa....

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LONGING BELONGING & BALFOUR

Sat 4 Nov
Price: £12.00

CHAI FOR ALL ENSEMBLEAn evocative music and spoken word concert marking the centenary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration that led to the creation of the state of Israel, the...

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NIC GAREISS & SCOTT HARTLEY ACOUSTIC CONCERT

Sat 4 Nov
Price: £20.00

Drawing inspiration from the fiddle and dance traditions of Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada, and Appalachia, Scott Hartley & Nic Gareiss re-animate the dynamic symbiosis...

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THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL: EXHIBITION

Mon 6 Nov – Fri 24 Nov
Price: £0.00

Michael Kerins in conjunction with children from School 139 Perm Russia presents paintings and chalk drawings based on the poems of the late Emma Scullion. Emma had a diagnosis...

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MIND WELL

Mon 16 Oct, Mon 6 Nov & Mon 4 Dec
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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TINY TALES: HONK! HONK! RATTLE! RATTLE!

Tue 7 Nov
Price: £5.00

Honk, Rattle and Roll with Renita Boyle. Meet Aunty and her quirky crew of kids and critters in a Campervan. Stories, songs, games and crafts for under-fives and their grownups....

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HEAVIER THAN AIR

Wed 8 Nov
Price: £0.00

‘Heavier than Air’ is a play based on transcripts of interviews with queer teachers in Australia. The play is designed to educate non-LGBTIQ audiences, along with school...

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AISLING OIDHCHE MEADHAN SAMHRAIDH / MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Thu 9 Nov
Price: £10.00

’S e oidhche meadhan an t-samhraidh a th’ ann, agus gun teagamh tha sgeul ri innse. Eadar am blàr a tha a’ dol eadar Rìgh is Banrigh nan sìdhichean, na leannain air chall sa...

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TOGAIL NÀISEAN / BUILDING A NATION

Thu 9 Nov
Price: £10.00

Tha bàrd a dh’ionnsaich a’ Ghàidhlig, Martin O’Connor, a’ cur Building a Nation air àrd-ùrlar le cainnt is fuaim. Tha dualchas Albais gnìomhachais Ghlaschu gu domhainn ann fhèin...

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DUNCAN WILLIAMSON: THE CARRYING STREAM

Fri 10 Nov
Price: £10.00

A storytelling ceilidh and tribute to Duncan Williamson. Ten years on from the passing of this great Scottish Traveller tradition bearer, his legacy pulses on in song and story....

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NATHANIEL GOW QUADRILLE WORKSHOP 2

Sat 11 Nov
Price: £20.00

Violinist/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...

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DUNCAN WILLIAMSON - THE CARRYING STREAM OF SONG

Sat 11 Nov
Price: £15.00

Ten years after the death of the Scottish Traveller Tradition bearer Duncan Williamson, his legacy of song continues to flourish. An introduction and exploration with Linda...

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HAMISH HENDERSON LECTURE: SCOTLAND IN EUROPE; EUROPE IN SCOTLAND

Sat 11 Nov
Price: £0.00

CARRYING STREAM FESTIVALThis year's annual lecture explores the European dimensions of Hamish Henderson's work and continuing legacy. Is there more to the 'Father of Scotland's...

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DUNCAN WILLIAMSON - THE CARRYING STREAM OF STORY

Sat 11 Nov
Price: £15.00

Ten years after the death of the Scottish Traveller Tradition bearer Duncan Williamson, his legacy of story continues to flourish. An introduction and exploration with Linda...

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REFLECTIONS OF A CONSTANT MONK

Thu 16 Nov
Price: £8.00

THE ELEMENTS WORLD THEATREPoetry and music unfold the thought-provoking adventures of a modern-day Monk facing life's challenges: being overweight, meeting a bully, falling in...

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RAISING YOUR VOICE: EXPLORE SCOTS SONG 1

Fri 17 Nov
Price: £15.00

Bring a song of your own and gain confidence for singing sessions or ceilidhs. Learn how to choose the best song for you and explore phrasing and style with singer/songwriter...

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THE FLYTING

Fri 17 Nov
Price: £8.00

A welcome return for this lively showcase for the Scots language. William Dunbar and Walter Kennedy, the two great makars at the court of James IV, squared up to each other for...

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A HERO'S JOURNEY – STORYTELLING PATHWAYS

Sat 18 Nov
Price: £24.00

A bold re-imagining of The Hero's Journey as a triptych: A Warrior's Journey, An Enchantresses Journey and A Fool's Journey. Participants are invited to enter a web of stories....

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RUNAWAY SLAVES IN BRITAIN

Sat 18 Nov
Price: £8.00

Relatively little is known about the enslaved people who lived and died in 18th century Britain. Runaway slaves inadvertently generated records of themselves, when slave-owners...

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REFORMATION DRAMAS

Mon 20 Nov
Price: £5.00

John Knox House TourFrom Robin Hood to Mystery Plays and The Satire of the Three Estates.FREEDOM AND FAITH 1517-2017In the 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95...

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ALL MARY'S MEN

Mon 20 Nov
Price: £5.00

To lose one husband might be careless or unfortunate but to lose three and almost net a fourth seems extravagant. Who were Mary's men, and what went wrong?FREEDOM AND FAITH 1517...

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KINGS, DEMONS AND WITCHES

Tue 21 Nov
Price: £5.00

John Knox House TourWhy did witchcraft in Scotland become a focus for fear and persecution?FREEDOM AND FAITH 1517-2017In the 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95...

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WARS OF RELIGION

Tue 21 Nov
Price: £5.00

Despite his personal motto, 'Blessed are the Peacemakers', James VI and I set the scene for a century of bloody conflict. Why was 17th century Scotland so tragically divided and...

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UNIONISTS AND JACOBITES

Wed 22 Nov
Price: £5.00

Edinburgh's Netherbow TourExplore the Old Town haunts of heroes, spies, sangsters and rebels.FREEDOM AND FAITH 1517-2017In the 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95...

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PROTESTANT UNION; JACOBITE CAUSE

Wed 22 Nov
Price: £5.00

Why did the 1707 Union of Parliaments not settle Scotland's conflicts? What drove the Jacobite Risings?FREEDOM AND FAITH 1517-2017In the 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his...

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CAFÉ VOICES: MYTHISTORY TALES

Thu 23 Nov
Price: £5.00

Never let the facts get in the way of a good story! Home truths and blatant lies from Scotland’s past with Andy Cannon. The Centre's monthly storytelling session, with an open...

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6 FEET, 3 SHOES: EXPLORING PERCUSSIVE DANCE

Fri 24 Nov
Price: £9.00

Join Slanjayvah Danza dancers and musicians for a fun dance workshop exploring rhythm, percussive movement and steps from Scotland and Spain. All ages and experiences welcome....

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RAISING YOUR VOICE: EXPLORE SCOTS SONG 2

Fri 24 Nov
Price: £15.00

This follow-up workshop is a chance to share your songs and learn more about creative voices from the tradition. This participative session takes you a step further in...

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JOHN KNOX: A LONG GOODBYE?

Fri 24 Nov
Price: £5.00

Each succeeding century has had a different take on Knox - from historical player, to hero to scapegoat. Where are we now inthe 21st century - on Protestantism, religion and...

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GUID CRACK: ANIMALS

Fri 24 Nov
Price: £0.00

Whether it be pit ponies or war horses, wolves or sheep dogs, the poacher's ferret or the 21st century pampered house cat, humankind and animals have always had a close affinity...

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6 FEET, 3 SHOES

Fri 24 Nov
Price: £10.00

Spain meets Scotland meets Yorkshire. 6 Feet, 3 Shoes is a story that celebrates friendship, cultural references and humour told through dance, music and traditional...

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ART OF THE STORYTELLER - DARIO FO

Sat 25 Nov
Price: £24.00

Discover the storytelling world of Dario Fo with Svend Engh. What stories did he tell, and how did he tell them? How did he use his body and voice with such comic and satiric...

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MEN WITH COCONUTS & FRIENDS

Sat 14 Oct, 25 Nov & 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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CAFÉ CEILIDH: ST. ANDREW'S DAY CELEBRATION

Tue 28 Nov
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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FISHERMAN'S FEAST, SAILOR'S REST

Thu 30 Nov
Price: £15.00

A celebration of Scotland's rich cultural diversity for St Andrew's Night. Enjoy a feast of one of Scotland's national dishes - Fish and Chips - along with music, song and story...

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STORY KIST: INCLUSIVE STORYTELLING

Sat 2 Dec
Price: £5.00

Join artist Fiona McDonald and storyteller Ailie Finlay for some multisensory stories and crafts to celebrate winter. Ice, snow and lots of elves! Tactile props, games &...

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STORYMAKING AND STORYTELLING FOR ALL - WORKING CREATIVELY WITH...

Sat 2 Dec
Price: £15.00

We all tell stories. How can small group work embrace everyone in storytelling, including those with learning and additional support needs? Maria MacDonell unpacks a suitcase of...

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ITALIAN & SCOTTISH CEILIDH

Sat 2 Dec
Price: £5.00

A family ceilidh with a difference! The Girotondo Italian Children's Club, with Heritage Lottery Fund sponsorship, invites you to mark St Andrew's Day in a unique way, with a...

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TINY TALES: FREEEZZZING STORIES

Tue 5 Dec
Price: £5.00

Join Lea Taylor on a trip to the frozen north! Learn how Santa manages to find his way home after getting lost, how penguins don't like hamburgers after all and travel on a...

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A WINTER WARMER

Wed 6 Dec
Price: £8.00

On the day of the feast of St Nicolas, patron saint of brewers, pawnbrokers and repentant thieves, you are welcome to join storytellers from Edinburgh's Burgh Blatherers for an...

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PANTASIA

Fri 8 & Sat 9 Dec
Price: £8.50

By Amy DrummondWhen Ali Dinn is sent out of rehearsals for the school Christmas show for being a disruptive wee so and so, little did he know, how far he could go, (with a genie...

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BEAUTY & THE BEAST

Fri 8 & Sat 9 Dec
Price: £8.50

by Duncan KiddA financial disaster brings Beauty and Beast together. Will true love win the day? Or will it be defeated by a dastardly Pump Bot duo? Performed by the Wednesday...

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IT'S IN THE BAG

Sat 9 Dec
Price: £5.00

10.15am | 0-2yrsSam & Rosie's Christmas AdventureJoin Sam and Rosie as they journey to the North of Scotland for Christmas with Granny & Grandad on the Island. With lots...

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JINGLEBELL JONES: ELF SQUAD

Sat 9 & Sun 10 Dec
Price: £8.50

by Tim PrimroseSanta is missing. Can New Lapland Yard's most hard-boiled cop crack the case without blowing too much stuff up? Jinglebell Jones: Justice with bells on. Performed...

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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

The Art of the Storyteller series continues with Beverley Bryant and Heather Yule sharing an evening of their favourite stories. Drawing on their experiences and inspirations...

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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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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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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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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
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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