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Mini Mummers Parade Prep - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

Join us at Scottish Storytelling Centre on 5th May for a fun morning of mask decoration, crafting and face painting ahead of the May Day Parade!

Mini Mummers Parade Prep - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

About Mini Mummers Parade Prep - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

Join the Family Beltane crew and friends from the Storytelling Festival and the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland for a morning of mask decoration, crafting and face painting ahead of the May Day Parade.

Fun for all the family, please come in Mummers costume if desired!

Afterwards, all are welcome to join the May Day Parade (meeting at Johnstone Terrace at 11.30am), or watch and enjoy as it passes down the High Street.

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Stories on the Way: When Yellow’s On the Broom

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Come and enjoy live storytelling in the relaxed setting of the Netherbow Theatre on 22nd May, where our amazing apprentice storytellers will show off their skills!

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Falastin Film Festival: Time-Space - A Collection of Short Films

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Muna and her teenage son leave the West Bank, dreaming of an exciting future in the promised land of small-town Illinois, USA. But starting a new life proves harder than they could have imagined.

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Falastin Film Festival: Lyd لد A Film by Rami Younis and Sarah Friedland

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Cèilidh Mhòr Bothan

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Monster Force! Engage!

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Mum and Dad are asleep, and something is lurking under the bed... Come and join the Strange Town 8-10s group at the Scottish Storytelling Centre for Monster Force! Engage!

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Join us in the warm and welcoming Storytelling Court for a fun opportunity to learn some Sea Shanties, the history of seafaring songs, and the traditions and nature of maritime language!

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June sees yet another fabulous line up for Queer Folks’ Tales. As always, queer storytellers galore from around Edinburgh and Scotland share stories of LGBTQ+ lives, past, present and future.

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Plockton Music School Summer Tour 2024

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