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‘Mum, I’m bored …’

October 14, 2014 by

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The October school holidays, it’s raining again – but the kids needn’t be bored. The city council is offering some ideas on how to keep the little dears happy during the holidays:  With the October holidays in full swing, families from Edinburgh and further afield will be looking for fun and inexpensive ways to entertain […]

Free environmental workshops this autumn

September 20, 2014 by

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Edinburgh & Lothian Greenspace Trust (ELGT) are running free workshops over Autumn & Winter:  Fungi Foray Sunday 5 October, 10am – 12noon Colinton Dell, Edinburgh Bird Watching Sunday 19 October, 10am – 1pm Colinton Dell, Edinburgh Storytelling Tuesday 21 October, 6pm-8pm Hermitage of Braid, Edinburgh Herbal First Aid Saturday 8 November, 10am-1pm Hermitage of Braid […]

Cast your vote for the Forth Awards

September 8, 2014 by

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Still time to nominate your community champion! The ceremony recognises those living in our community as well as some of the biggest names in music and entertainment today. Voting closes at 12noon on Sept 26th so you still have the chance to nominate someone from your community that you think goes the extra mile and […]

Usher Hall celebrates Edwardian Edinburgh

September 8, 2014 by

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The Usher Hall continues centenary year celebrations this Saturday (13 September) with a Family Edwardian Day … Edinburgh’s concert venue, The Usher Hall, is inviting families to step back in time and discover what life would have been like in the Hall when it first opened its doors in 1914.  An action-packed day for all […]

Cancer charity fundraiser at Spartans this Sunday

September 8, 2014 by

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The Jordan Houston Trust, a charity established in 2012 to support children suffering from cancer and their families, is holding a fundraising family fun day event at Spartans on Sunday. Jordan, who died aged eleven from a rare type of brain tumour, was a football fanatic so it’s fitting that the highlight of the family fun […]

New exhibition reveals ‘another world’ of Scottish film

September 6, 2014 by

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Changing experiences of childhood documented on film Films and videos shot by some of Scotland’s pioneering amateur filmmakers will be showcased in a new exhibition now open at the City of Edinburgh Council’s Museum of Childhood. This new archive has been developed through a four year research project undertaken by experts at the University of […]

Porty pottery – do you dig it?

August 27, 2014 by

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Residents in Portobello are being urged to take a closer look at their own back gardens this weekend to help archaeologists uncover the secrets of the area’s once-thriving pottery industry. The area has a rich industrial heritage, with a ceramics industry that thrived in the town for more than 200 years. Dig Portobello, an initiative […]

Dare you enter … The Twilight Zone?

August 27, 2014 by

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I’m writing to tell you about a programme at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for after-school clubs and family groups called The Twilight Zone.   Get the gallery to yourselves after-hours or come at the weekends and enjoy fun, interactive tours or creative workshops. Visits are free of charge to community groups. Read all about […]

North Edinburgh Arts launches Autumn programme

August 21, 2014 by

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Summer’s almost over, but cheer up – North Edinburgh Arts have just launched their exciting Autumn programme!  The holidays are over but the fun doesn’t have to be! North Edinburgh Arts can’t wait to see you all back again to enjoy our packed Autumn programme. Activities for Children Join Alice in Zoo Arts every Wednesday […]

Judgement time for Edinburgh!

August 7, 2014 by

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Judges from across Europe took a closer look at Edinburgh’s parks, streets and gardens yesterday on a tour of the city. The panel assessed the capital for this year’s Entente Florale, Europe’s biggest environmental competition. This is the first time the capital has represented the UK in the prestigious awards, following it’s success in Britain […]