The St. Andrew's Day DO 2008

Submitted by edg on Sat, 8 Nov '08 2.08am

Scotland's national day of celebration sees a weekend long government-sponsored fest in Princes Street Gardens West, dubbed the St. Andrew's DO. The programme kicks off with a children's "happy march" along Princes Street on the Saturday and continues throughout the two days with circus skills workshops, a magic show and interactive activities for kids. For the adults there's events like a ceilidh workshop, and live music each night from Hip Hop Scotch Sandi Thom, Salsa Celtica, and Dykeenies.

The St Andrew's Day celebrations mark the official start of Edinburgh's Winter Festivals.

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

Saturday 29 November

Morning

Princes Street Gardens West
10.45 - 11.00 Happy march of children along Princes Street
11.00 - 17.00 Balloon modellers, National Storytelling Centre, face painting, art workshops, giant games

Afternoon
14.00 – 14.30 Magic show: Tricky Ricky
Throughout the afternoon there will be Children's Author storytelling sessions and from the afternoon to evening there will be opportunities for children to meet SRU rugby players.

18.30 – 18.50 Hip Hop Scotch

Evening entertainment from Hip Hop Scotch
Sandi Thom, Salsa Celtica, Dykeenies

Sunday 30 November

Morning

Princes Street Gardens West
11.00 – 15.30 Balloon modellers, National Storytelling Centre, face painting, art workshops, giant games
11.00 – 15.00 (with breaks) Kids ceilidh
11.00 – 15.30 Author storytelling sessions: as Saturday
Closed 3.30pm-4.30pm

Afternoon into Evening
16.30 – 17.00 "Clarinda – a new Scottish musical play" by Mike Gibbs
17.35 – 17.55 Hip Hop Scotch
18.00 – 18.45 Ceilidh workshop
19.00 – 19.10 Hip Hop Scotch
19.25 – 22.00 (incl 30 min break) Salsa Celtica