|12th Jun 2021 to 21st Jul 2021|
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Take a fascinating journey around the world through this large-scale outdoor photography exhibition and explore how we connect to nature as humans. Consider the importance of the natural world to human health and happiness and discover how the global community are tackling the challenges of the climate crisis that threaten our green spaces.
Human connection with nature runs deep. We rely on the natural world for food, fuel, water, recreation and rest. From remote rural communities, to precious corners of urban green, spending time in natural spaces is positively related to health and wellbeing. Nature is powerful; it can be harnessed to tackle major public health challenges such as obesity and mental health disorders and holds the key to many of the vital drugs and medications we desperately need.
Yet we are facing a climate emergency that threatens the very existence of these spaces, and of our life on this planet. Destruction of habitats, over-consumption and mass pollution are global challenges that must be urgently addressed. In a time when the vital ecosystems of the world are in crisis, this outdoor photography exhibition looks at how our responsibility and custodianship for our wild spaces connects us.
Through a series of arresting images, Human Nature highlights the importance of the natural world, how it matters to our wellbeing, and the fragility and biodiversity of our one precious planet.
Location: Portobello Promenade
Image by Anna Deacon, from the book For the Love of Trees by Anna Deacon & Vicky Allan.
In Memoriam is a new touring artwork by Luke Jerram. The installation is a temporary memorial for the public to visit and remember all those we have lost from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This summer marks the ten-year anniversary of Ellie Harrison's artistic project Early Warning Signs, and the first opportunity to see the artwork reunited.
On this self-led walk around George Square and the local neighbourhood you will hear about the project’s unique history and its people, and learn about the secrets of healthy cognitive ageing.
Explore the evidence for these ancient volcanoes in Edinburgh on this self-led walking tour and learn how geology still shapes the city and landscape we see today!
Explore the evidence for these ancient volcanoes on this self-led walking tour for families and learn how geology still shapes the city and landscape we see today!
This is an exhibition by the Museum of Engineering Innovation and photographer Ted Humble-Smith which takes you on a fascinating journey through some of the UK's greatest engineering innovations.
Discover how satellite technology can be used by environmental scientists to learn about our planet.
Join Surgeons Hall Museums on their 5* weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment!
Enjoy a visit to Tyninghame House and The Walled Garden, awarded ‘Outstanding’ for every category in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes of Scotland!
Visit Longwood, an extensive, long-established country garden at 800 feet, undergoing renewal. There are ducks and hens, stream and ponds as well as areas of wild garden.
This summer Capital Theatres are delighted to be returning with Wee Creatives, live and in person, delivered in the newly transformed courtyard space at the Festival Theatre!