Secret Life of Coral

Explore the Secret Life of Coral and uncover the amazing creatures that live in its communities in this captivating hands-on activity.

Secret Life of Coral

About Secret Life of Coral

Age 5+

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What’s life like underwater? Explore the Secret Life of Coral and uncover the amazing creatures that live in its communities. Help us build a coral reef by making your own sea creature in this captivating hands-on activity.

Please note: This event is part of our family science playground at City Art Centre - a day pass is required for entry

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Secret Life of Coral are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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In Focus: Scottish Photography

In Focus: Scottish Photography

7th July 2018 - 12th May 2019
This exhibition showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day.
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At the City Art Centre with The Edinburgh Sketcher

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Come along to special sketching workshops with the famous Edinburgh Sketcher at the City Art Centre!
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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

20th July 2018
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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

21st July 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Music in the Gallery with the Furness Music Centre

Music in the Gallery with the Furness Music Centre

22nd July 2018
Come along to this informal gallery concert with the Furness Music Centre at City Art Centre!
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Dara the Dormouse with Fuschia Phlox at City Art Centre

Dara the Dormouse with Fuschia Phlox at City Art Centre

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

27th July 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Behind ‘Real Edinburgh’

Behind ‘Real Edinburgh’

28th July 2018
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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

28th July 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

3rd August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

4th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

10th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Surreal Edinburgh - Your Favourite Places in the City

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11th August 2018
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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

11th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

17th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Writing Workshop inspired by Edwin G Lucas: An Individual Eye

Writing Workshop inspired by Edwin G Lucas: An Individual Eye

18th August 2018
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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

18th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

24th August 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
A Different Approach- Surrealist Paintings and Collage

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

25th August 2018
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Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Curator’s Tour

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Curator’s Tour

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

31st August 2018
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1st September 2018
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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

1st September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

7th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

8th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

14th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Exploring Bookbinding and Cyanotype

Exploring Bookbinding and Cyanotype

15th September 2018
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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

15th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

21st September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

22nd September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
In Focus: Scottish Photography - Curator’s Tour

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

28th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

29th September 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

5th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Exploring Surrealism

Exploring Surrealism

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

6th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

12th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Stereoscopic 3D Images - Creative Workshop

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

13th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
The Edinburgh Sketcher In The Gallery

The Edinburgh Sketcher In The Gallery

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

19th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Photography into Art

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20th October 2018
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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

20th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

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The Morton Photographic Project: Exploring the Photographic Collections of the National Trust for Scotland

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

27th October 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

2nd November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

3rd November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Stereoscopic 3D Images - Creative Workshop

Stereoscopic 3D Images - Creative Workshop

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

9th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

10th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

16th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

17th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

23rd November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Behind ‘Spectacular Scotland’

Behind ‘Spectacular Scotland’

24th November 2018
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Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen Archive

Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen Archive

24th November 2018 - 17th March 2019
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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

24th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
The Early Life and Times of Robert Blomfield: The Making of a Street Photographer

The Early Life and Times of Robert Blomfield: The Making of a Street Photographer

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

30th November 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
An Audience with Dark Edinburgh

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Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

1st December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Edinburgh: A City of Contradictions

Edinburgh: A City of Contradictions

2nd December 2018
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Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Lecture by Dr Helen Scott

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye - Lecture by Dr Helen Scott

7th December 2018
In this illustrated lecture Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, traces the career of Edwin G. Lucas and reveals the stories behind his intriguing artworks.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

7th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

8th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

14th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

15th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

21st December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

22nd December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

28th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

Gallery Tours at City Art Centre

29th December 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.

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