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Festival of Lights: enjoy a happy and safe Diwali

October 24, 2014 by


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Diwali … The festival of lights is a time of celebration for Hindu, Jain and Sikh members of our communities. As the festival of lights, Diwali is a time of celebration often marked by special meals for family and […]

Now, listen: Scottish Storytelling Festival starts tomorrow

October 23, 2014 by


The 2014 Scottish International Storytelling Festival begins tomorrow (Friday 24 October) and runs until 2 November. The programme is themed Once Upon a Place and celebrates Edinburgh’s reputation worldwide as a city bursting with culture, as well as being the world’s first UNESCO designated City of Literature. Scotland is welcoming the world in 2014 and […]

Soon be time for Septemberfest …

August 26, 2014 by


Septemberfest 2014 Community Festival at Broughton High School Saturday 27 September 2014 11am – 4pm Free Entry and lots of free activities for all ages Fun for all the family!  This years Septemberfest has a Commonwealth flavour with lots of sports to try out: Indian Dance, Commonwealth food and all the usual bouncy castles, inflatable […]

New poll shows Scottish writers ‘have broad appeal and a bright future’

August 12, 2014 by


With this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival now well underway, a new poll suggests Scottish writers are proving as popular as ever … Almost seven out of every ten (68%) Scottish adults claim to be buyers of new books by Scottish writers – and just under a third (28%) of Scottish adults purchase at least […]

Fringe first for North Edinburgh

August 1, 2014 by


The Fringe is back, with it’s eclectic mix of the good, the bad and the downright awful. Last year’s event offered enthusiasts no less than 45,464 performances of 2,871 shows, making it the largest ever arts festival in the world. This year’s could be even bigger – aficionados really are spoiled for choice. It’s always […]

Foodies Festival to tempt tastebuds in Inverleith

July 23, 2014 by


Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink, returns to Inverleith Park all weekend from Friday 8th – Sunday 10th August. Each year the ever-growing festival sees visitors flock to feast on a delightful choice of culinary activities, making Foodies Festival one of the big social events of the summer. This year we’re […]

MELA looking for volunteers

July 23, 2014 by


The Edinburgh Mela Festival 2014 is looking for volunteers Friday 29 – Sunday 31 August A carnival atmosphere with a vibrant and exciting mix of dance, music, street art and theatre, The Edinburgh Mela Festival is a lively, colourful event for all the family. We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to join the […]

Let the good times roll! Jazz and Blues Festival kicks off tomorrow

July 17, 2014 by


Edinburgh’s annual Jazz and Blues Festival kicks off tomorrow and promises ten terrific days and nights of top class jazz. There’s something for all tastes and big names performing at this year’s event include the ever-popular Jools Holland with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra (Mel C guesting), Scotland’s Queen of the Blues Maggie Bell and […]

Gypsy Brae goes techno-colour!

July 7, 2014 by


Spot the strange goings-on on Gypsy Brae on Saturday? It was Scotland’s first Holi One Colour Festival – (no, I don’t know either!) Apparently the festival is inspired by the ancient Indian spring festival of colours, but has nothing to do with religion – instead, it’s about music, performance arts and a very colourful – […]

Food, glorious food … be prepared for a treat!

March 27, 2014 by


Love food? Granton Campus Hub is the place to be this afternoon when Edinburgh College holds treat, a fabulous Food and Drink Festival from 4 – 8pm. As well as showcasing the skills of College Hospitality students and promoting course programmes, the free Treat event also offers an opportunity to raise funds for St Columba’s Hospice, […]