City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Poetry and storytelling


Walking with Poets on the Royal Mile

This August, Edinburgh-based Scottish poet Ken Cockburn brings a new walking tour to the Capital’s Royal Mile with Reading the Streets: An Old Town Poetry Tour.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street

A festival that celebrates the art of yarn-spinning and tale-telling held at the award-winning Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile and around Edinburgh and Lothians.

Prévert, Piano and Poetry (Season 2) - Alexandre Prévert

"PRÉVERT, PIANO & POETRY" is a concert-show created and performed by the young French pianist Alexandre PRÉVERT (21 years old).

Jekyll & Hyde return for an alternative festive treat at the Storytelling Centre

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A bit sick of Christmas? Come indulge your dark side with a modern dramatisation of RL Stevenson’s 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'.

Reflections of a Constant Monk, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Review

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A mixture of parables, poetry, and music, Reflections of a Constant Monk is, at best, abstract and imaginative and, at worst, aimlessly frenetic.

Storytelling Centre Showcases St Andrew's Story in Cultural Diversity Celebration

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Beginning with St Andrew’s Day and running through to Burns Night, the Scottish Storytelling Centre in association with Scotland’s Winter Festivals ente

A Chance for the Words of Three Young Writers to Shine in the Sky

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This New Year’s Day marks the beginning of the Year of Young People 2018 and today, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay launches a new competition aimed at aspiring young wr

A Time to Remember Absent Friends

Organisations across Edinburgh will be gathering together this week to remember loved ones who have died, as part of a Scotland-wide festival of storytelling and remembrance called To Absent Friends.

Edinburgh's Christmas

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Dates and times to be confirmed

Christmas, or Xmas for non-believers, used to be a quiet period in Edinburgh. It's less so now, although (Edinburgh's Hogmanay aside) it's still not quite as mad as the hurlyburly of the Edinburgh Festival in August.

City of the Dead: Haunted Graveyard Tour, Outside St Giles' Cathedral, Review

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This was a very informative and entertaining tour of some historic sites in and around St Giles'.