The Festival of Politics is a populist, accessible festival set in the Scottish parliament at Holyrood. The festival pulls together talks, debates, film screenings, music, food, and exhibitions.
Around 150 buildings, many off-bounds to the general public during the rest of the year, throw open their doors, and gates for the annual Edinburgh Doors Open Day.
Doors Open Day has taken place each year, since 1991, and over the whole weekend since 2009.
Seven out of the twelve gigs in Edinburgh International Festival's contemporary music strand sold out this year, with a total audience of 13,500
Tech Monkeys is an after school club in RZSS Edinburgh Zoo combining the interesting topics of technology and nature.
Returning this autumn refreshed and extended, Tech Monkeys will run on Thursday evenings throughout the term from 4 – 5pm starting today (12th Sept).
Open to children in P4-P7 with 15 spaces available. Topics to be covered will include building your own camera trap using a Raspberry Pi, media production and editing, VR experiences and looking at the use of technology in wildlife conservation, plus much more!
Anyone who follows the science of climate change closely is probably deep-down uneasy and quite possibly horrified by the increasingly perilous state of our planet. But communicating that sense is not always easy.
Early on in her one-woman show Alanna Mitchell says that she’s not a scientist, nor an actor, she’s a journalist. Her response is to tell stories in a gently spoken, semi-biographical and amusing monologue.
BoxedIn Theatre Company set themselves the goal of building a pop-up theatre using only reusable materials. The result is zero-waste venue The Greenhouse.
Vancouver-based Anita Rochon is deeply concerned about climate change. So much so she set herself the challenge of creating a touring show which didn’t involve dumping tons of carbon into the atmosphere. She decided she, herself, could not tour.
The solution she came up with is a curious fish, a “performance thing” she calls it at the start of the show, where each evening a different stand-in plays the central character against a green screen.
Earlier this month I had driven out of Thurso, past Dounreay on my right and turned left along the A897 to Helmsdale.