City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Poetry and storytelling


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.

Xanthe Gresham Knight Goddess Performance

Xanthe Gresham Knight

Visiting performance storyteller, Xanthe Gresham Knight from London, pays a visit to the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Friday 30 January, to present her eighth show in the “Goddess” series.

The Moonlit Road, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Review

The Moonlit Road

Inspired by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce, Peapod Productions brings the ghostly tale of “The Moonlit Road” to Edinburgh.

Family Fun this Hogmanay at the Brunton

Following its 2012 and 2013 Hogmanay celebrations, The Brunton is delighted to announce its Hogmanay celebrations in the Honest Toun for 2014.

Canongate celebrated at Storytelling Festival Finale

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Sunday 2 November sees the Glorious Half-Mile to Holyrood – the Canongate – come to life with a free afternoon of story sessions, walks and tours, followed by the book launch of John Fee’s ‘Old Town T