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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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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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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 (CANCELLED)
Price: £15.00

This event has been postponed until 2018 - we apologies for any inconvenience.This follow-up workshop is a chance to share your songs and learn more about creative voices from...

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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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LITERARY SALON

Tue 28 Nov
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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BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND POETRY SLAM 2017

Tue 28 Nov
Price: £3.00

Join top Scottish poets Jenny Lindsay, Harry Giles, Andrew Blair and Katie Ailes as they battle it out for the 2017 Book Week Scotland Poetry Slam title. Co-hosted with...

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BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND: AN EVENING WITH CATHY RENTZENBRINK

Wed 29 Nov
Price: £0.00

As part of Book Week Scotland, author Cathy Rentzenbrink talks about her new book A Manual for Heartache.When Cathy Rentzenbrink was still a teenager, her happy family was torn...

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EDINBAL DANCE WORKSHOPS: A DANCE TOUR OF EUROPE

Wed 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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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, poetry...

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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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MIND WELL

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: 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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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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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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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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