Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) will take place in venues across Scotland from 3rd - 26th May 2019, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

About Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

Now in its 13th year, SMHAF is one of Scotland's most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. By engaging with artists, connecting with communities and forming collaborations, we celebrate the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues, explore the relationship between creativity and the mind, and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

Launched in 2007, SMHAF has grown into one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world, with over 300 events and 25,000 attendees across Scotland each year. Its innovative approach, combining high quality artistic events with community led programming and a social justice agenda, has been replicated internationally.

Find out more at www.mhfestival.com

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International Yoga Day at Soma Yoga Scotland
21st June 2019
Soma Yoga Scotland Edinburgh Branch, Leith
Come join Soma Yoga in this celebration of International Yoga Day and of our 1st Year in our beautiful Soma Yoga Centre in Leith!
Self Care Day Retreat for Women
Self Care Day Retreat for Women
13th July 2019
Cockenzie House and Gardens, Prestonpans
Join Authentic Bliss Holistic Therapies, at the tranquil Cockenzie House & Gardens, for a day dedicated to YOU and your own self care and leave feeling nourished & refreshed!
FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2019
FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2019
16th July 2019
The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh South
Join Share International Scotland for a powerful group meditation and work of planetary service at the time of the full moon each month!
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Local Art Auction
Local Art Auction
19th Jun 2019 - 22nd Jun 2019
NA, Edinburgh West
The Greenwood is hosting a fabulous four day long silent auction choc full of local artworks. Come along and see what's on offer from 19th to 22nd June!
Splat Messy Play: Kirkliston Taster Session
Splat Messy Play: Kirkliston Taster Session
20th June 2019
Kirkliston Community Centre, Kirkliston
Bring the children along to a fun Splat Messy Play session at Kirkliston Community Centre on Thursday 20th June.
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Tartan Folk
20th Jun 2019 - 24th Oct 2019
NA, Edinburgh New Town
Design your own outfit using exciting tartan fabrics, laces, sparkly gems, pom poms and other embellishments in these fun family workshops with Fiona Mackechnie!
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Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Power to the People
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Power to the People
10th Aug 2019 - 11th Aug 2019
Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh New Town
DeRay Mckesson talks to writers Casey Gerald, Ibram X Kendi, Fatima Bhutto and Regina Porter about why everyone, no matter who they are, should have a role in making a better society.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Indigenous Voices
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Indigenous Voices
10th Aug 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh New Town
These canny events help even the most monolingual of us to enjoy the richness and diversity of languages beyond the dominant ones.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The World on a Plate
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The World on a Plate
10th Aug 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh New Town
Created with author and food and drink entrepreneur Nikki Welch, the food strand at this year’s Festival has an irresistible series of events with internationally-renowned chefs.
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Fosse Flashmob with Caroline
20th June 2019
St Brides Centre, Edinburgh West
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MCFB Science Ceilidh
21st June 2019
South Leith Parish Church, Leith
Part of Refugee Festival Scotland, the MCFB Science Ceilid is a multicultural family friendly ceilidh with a difference!
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21st June 2019
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Enjoy a night of Latin American and Hispanic music and dance from Grupo Magnético, the Alba Flamenca Company and DJs from the acclaimed Scottish record label Athens of the North, and 4 Corners.
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The Royal Highland Show
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20th Jun 2019 - 23rd Jun 2019
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre for it's 179th show from 20th June!
MCFB Science Ceilidh
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21st June 2019
South Leith Parish Church, Leith
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International Yoga Day at Soma Yoga Scotland
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21st June 2019
Soma Yoga Scotland Edinburgh Branch, Leith
Come join Soma Yoga in this celebration of International Yoga Day and of our 1st Year in our beautiful Soma Yoga Centre in Leith!
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Exhibitions Events you might like...

The Royal Highland Show
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20th Jun 2019 - 23rd Jun 2019
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
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Rhythm by Soosan Danesh
Rhythm by Soosan Danesh
21st Jun 2019 - 12th Jul 2019
Upright Gallery, Edinburgh South
For this show Soosan Danesh presents a new set of Rhythm paintings and combined images inspired by unique structures of Edinburgh Closes. Come along and see them at Upright Gallery from 21st June!
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22nd Jun 2019 - 29th Jun 2019
Ocean Terminal, Leith
Discover comfortable, practical living in a space created entirely from beautiful and affordable reused and upcycled furnishings.
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‘Bring It On’ the Musical at Dalkeith High School
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19th Jun 2019 - 21st Jun 2019
NA, Dalkeith
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Splat Messy Play: Kirkliston Taster Session
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20th June 2019
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20th June 2019
IKEA Edinburgh, Loanhead
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Cinema on Sunday at Summerhall: That Man From Rio
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24th June 2019
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FILM: The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) (Edinburgh International Film Festival Award Winner)
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XO at Subway Cowgate
XO at Subway Cowgate
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20th June 2019
NA, Leith
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Cheese Dinner - CANCELLED
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John Barrowman - Fabulous
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19th June 2019
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‘Bring It On’ the Musical at Dalkeith High School
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NA, Dalkeith
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The Poor and the Dead: The Legacy of Burke and Hare - Reprogrammed!
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20th June 2019
NA, Leith
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Explore the History of Spiritual Art
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22nd June 2019
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh West
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John Barrowman - Fabulous
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‘Bring It On’ the Musical at Dalkeith High School
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NA, Dalkeith
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Counterfeit Seventies
21st June 2019
The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
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