City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Poetry and storytelling


Book Week Scotland

Children picking books from tree

Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of reading created to highlight Scotland’s cultural, creative and literary talent, and to remind everyone of the pleasure that can be gained from

Previously... Scotland's History Festival

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Launched in 2011, "Previously" is a volunteer-driven local history festival. In 2015, the programme runs over five days following Robert Louis Stevenson Day on the 13th November. It comes before St Andrews Day on 30th November and the start of the Winter Festivals.

Robert Louis Stevenson Day

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish essayist, poet, man of letters, novelist and travel writer, became an international celebrity for his classic tales Treasure Island, Kidnap

Fringe Debut Goddess Tales Showcase Storytelling Females Through Time

Xanthe Gresham Knight on the Mile

With her brand of magical and mythical storytelling, Xanthe Gresham Knight cuts across the lines between storytelling and theatre to showcase the female voice through time with a double debut at the @

Ndebele Funeral, Summerhall, Festival Review

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Nothing is black or white in this powerful play from Brooklyn based Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative.

Arabian Nights, Gilded Balloon, Festival Review

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The ancient tales of the Arabian Nights are brought to vibrant comic life by the brilliant trio that is Story Pocket Theatre.

Books: Postcairds fae Woodwick Mill by William Hershaw

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The Sheafy is the part of Woodwick Mill in Orkney where poet Willie Hershaw retreats and reflects.

Kidnapped: RL Stevenson's Ripping Adventure Yarn Live

Billy Mack and John Winchester - Kidnapped: When Kilts Were Banned

Seven years after its original inception, Donald Smith’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Scottish novel returns to the Scottish Storytelling Centre for two performances.

Japan Children's Day

The Consulate General of Japan in collaboration with Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh, is once again proud to present Japan Children’s Day

Imaginate Festival

Touring children's theatre festival, taking place each summer, with around 15 or so productions in various venues across the city. Imaginate brings together shows by top international performers as well as Scottish theatre companies, for an audience that ranges in age from babies to 16-year-olds.