Costumed Performance: A Fairley Interesting Look at Lauriston

It’s the year 1923. Join Mrs Reid, her housekeeper Mrs Mackay and her steward and friend, John Fairleyus as they reflect on the many interesting people connected with the house and estate!

Costumed Performance: A Fairley Interesting Look at Lauriston

About Costumed Performance: A Fairley Interesting Look at Lauriston

It’s the year 1923. Mrs Reid, now a widow, lives a secluded life with her housekeeper Mrs Mackay. Her steward and friend, John Fairley, who is proposing to write a book about the history of Lauriston, joins them to reflect on the many interesting people connected with the house and estate.

Edinburgh Living History are our multi award- winning team, who interpret the history of the castle in a variety of entertaining ways in Edwardian costume - bringing alive the history of the house. Each performance is carefully devised by Edinburgh Living History to be as historically accurate as possible and include a touch of drama and a soupcon of humour. You will walk through the Castle on a special tour watching the performance unfold.



Other Events at Lauriston Castle

Lecture: Discovering Leith through Maps

Lecture: Discovering Leith through Maps

5th October 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This lecture given by Laragh Quinney will consider how Leith has been depicted on maps from the 16th century to the present day.
Read more

Lecture: A Guid Cause Maks a Strong Arm

Lecture: A Guid Cause Maks a Strong Arm

7th October 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This talk explores the ‘gists, the ‘gettes and the fight for female emancipation, viewed by some as a campaign and by others as a war.
Read more

Lecture: Distant lives: The Earliest Photographs of St Kilda

Lecture: Distant lives: The Earliest Photographs of St Kilda

9th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

In 1860 Capt. F.W.L. Thomas sailed to St Kilda to take the first ever photographs of St Kilda. This is the story of the quest to give these St Kildans back their identity and to tell their story.
Read more

Leith 2020: Leith: HQ of the Trainspotting Phenomenon.

Leith 2020: Leith: HQ of the Trainspotting Phenomenon.

12th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, now indelibly part of Leith’s legacy with international recognition, deserves more credit and study than it gets. Tim Bell will explore how Leith is presented.
Read more

Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

Lecture: Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

16th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This lecture investigates a range of artworks by artists including S.J. Peploe, Dorothy Johnstone, Eric Robertson and William McCance, and places them within the context of their times.
Read more

Lecture: Enlightened Golfers

Lecture: Enlightened Golfers

18th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This talk given by Jim Scanlon, a member of Leith local history society and Leith Rules Golf Society, will explore the variety of notable people who have played golf on Leith Links.
Read more

Sock Snowmen

Sock Snowmen

21st November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Make a beautiful little festive snowman to decorate your home for Christmas at this online family workshop run by Lauriston Castle!
Read more

Tartan Wreaths

Tartan Wreaths

26th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Make a colourful and unique Christmas wreath for your door using tartan remnants, bells, baubles and ribbons. No sewing is required!
Read more

Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas

Lecture: Tokens of Festive Magic: The Victorian Christmas

30th November 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for an exploration of the 19th century Christmas through antique objects, many from her own collection which inspire her intricate etchings.
Read more

Printmaking for Christmas

Printmaking for Christmas

2nd December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join us online for an adorable Christmas class where you can print Robins, fir trees and other beautiful motifs with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb!
Read more

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

Enchanted Christmas Pictures

4th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Create a Christmas themed 3-dimensional framed picture that will light up like an enchanted magical forest in this online workshop with Lauriston Castle staff!
Read more

An Edwardian Christmas

An Edwardian Christmas

5th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

It’s Christmas 1910 all the family and staff come together to enjoy the season. Walk through Lauriston Castle on a special tour watching the performance by Edinburgh Living History unfold!
Read more

Paper Garlands and Silver Wings

Paper Garlands and Silver Wings

6th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Using a selection of beautiful papers and foils in silvery colours create a wreath, angel and garland in this relaxing workshop with Artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb!
Read more

Lecture: Upstairs, Downstairs: Glamorous gowns to working dress

Lecture: Upstairs, Downstairs: Glamorous gowns to working dress

7th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Vicky Garrington explores a variety of historic dress from a much-mended maid’s uniform of the early 20th century to a sumptuous 18th century silk dress scattered with tulips.
Read more

A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

A Family Edwardian Christmas at Lauriston Castle

12th December 2021

Join us at Lauriston Castle for our annual Christmas event where you can capture the magic of Christmas past!
Read more

Festive Decorations

Festive Decorations

15th December 2021

Join us for a festive class making a variety of Christmas decorations to adorn your home!
Read more

Country Wreaths and Garlands

Country Wreaths and Garlands

17th December 2021

Make a sweet little natural wreath inspired by Scandinavia with little painted reindeers, stars and hearts and a magical lit garland to decorate your door, stairs or fireplace!
Read more

Green Wreaths

Green Wreaths

18th December 2021

Always the highlight of the season, make not one but 2 stunning natural wreaths to decorate your home using Lauriston Castle greenery and a host of beautiful embellishments.
Read more

Fresh Giant Wreaths

Fresh Giant Wreaths

19th December 2021

Join Margaret Findlay as you gather natural greenery to make 2 giant wreaths for you home!
Read more

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Lauriston Castle at Christmas

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of Lauriston Castle at Christmas

19th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join us online for a special Christmas Tour at Lauriston Castle specifically designed for visually impaired visitors.
Read more

Similar events you might like...

Gun Salutes

Gun Salutes

Selected dates between 21st May 2021 - 15th November 2021

Join us at Edinburgh Castle for a number of gun salutes throughout the year. Each gun salute, unless otherwise stated, takes place at 12 noon.
Read more

CHICAGO

CHICAGO

27th September 2021 - 2nd October 2021

CHICAGO returns to razzle dazzle theatres across the country in 2021, don't miss your chance to see it when it comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse in September and October!
Read more

Groan Ups

Groan Ups

28th September 2021 - 2nd October 2021

Multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return to Edinburgh with their brand-new comedy all about growing up.
Read more

Grease

Grease

28th September 2021 - 2nd October 2021

Grease, the world’s best-loved musical is back, grittier and more glamorous than ever before. Catch it at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
Read more

The Scottish Gallery celebrate 150th anniversary of Samuel John Peploe

The Scottish Gallery celebrate 150th anniversary of Samuel John Peploe

30th September 2021 - 23rd October 2021

The Scottish Gallery will be celebrating the life and works of Samuel John Peploe (1871 – 1935) with a major exhibition of his paintings and drawings to coincide with his 150th anniversary.
Read more

Steeleye Span: 50th Anniversary Tour

Steeleye Span: 50th Anniversary Tour

1st October 2021

Steeleye Span will embark on their 50th Anniversary Tour this autumn including a night at The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on Friday 1st October!
Read more

SPUDS

SPUDS

2nd October 2021

Sleeping Warrior Theatre Company are proud to present SPUDS by Andy McGregor at the Assembly Roxy... a five-star musical comedy about grief, greed and grease!
Read more

Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

Selected dates between 3rd October 2021 - 6th March 2022

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Read more

Lecture: Discovering Leith through Maps

Lecture: Discovering Leith through Maps

5th October 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This lecture given by Laragh Quinney will consider how Leith has been depicted on maps from the 16th century to the present day.
Read more

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Doors Open Days - Edinburgh
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 25th & 26th!
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market
Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is open but with strict rules and guidelines. Come and join us for some bargains and for sellers to have a clearout!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with three plays. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Doors Open Days - East Lothian
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across East Lothian! This year's event will be held on 25th & 26th September!
Castle Of Light
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’ once again!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre