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Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Workshop

Hosted by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation Dabble in dissection and preservation as you learn the process behind basic taxidermy from skinning and preserving to mounting and positioning the animal. Discover the curious art of anthropomorphism, the attribution of human characteristics to animals, plants or…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Parlour

£60

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Acting Workshop with Annelie Powell

Spotlight Casting director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Annelie Powell will be giving practical help and advice for auditioning and working in theatre and TV. She will choose six random CVs (from the 35 in attendance) and work one-to-one with the actor(s).

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Be a Media Be a Media Darling: How to Make the Press Love You and Come Back for More

Elaine Liner Need more media coverage? Can't afford a publicist? (Not happy with the one you have?) Learn to generate positive publicity in print, online - everywhere! - with easy steps from media expert and arts journalist Elaine Liner. Insider tips on story pitches, 'listicles', Q&A's, photo ops and more.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Buddhist Meditation

Triratna Edinburgh The participants will have the option of either meditating on chairs or on cushions on the floor. Some instruction on posture will be given. In one of the practices we focus on breathing to help develop concentration and awareness in general. In the other, we use imagination to encourage feelings of…

Healthy Life Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

The Centre

£9 (£6) / 0131 229 0724

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

The Centre

£9 (£6) / 0131 229 0724

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Centre

£9 (£6) / 0131 229 0724

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 17 Aug

Careers in Film, the Digital Revolution and Crowd-Funding

The New York Film Academy Blake Babbitt (383 Productions founder) is a producer and director based out of New York City. He will conduct an exciting and well-rounded filmmaking workshop that emphasises various careers in the film industry, the digital revolution and how to create a successful crowd-funding campaign.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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CeilidhKids at the Fringe

CeilidhKids / Free Festival Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the…

Laughing Horse @ Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Outdoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Outdoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Outdoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Outdoor Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Create Your Own Comic

Hosted by Canongate Create your very own comic strip in this unique, fun art class, led by Creative Director of Graphic Scotland, Ariadne Cass-Maran. With live models and inspiring stories, Ariadne will help bring your characters to life and enlighten you on the techniques required to create your very own comic strip.

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Henna Workshop

"This is a very old and traditional method of decorating hands but one that is still very popular in the world today. The workshop, which is led by a professional henna artist, will teach you with simple steps after which you will be able to have confidence to apply it yourself."

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

The Hour

Hosted by Hendrick’s Gin 'When evening quickens in the street, comes a pause in the day's occupation that is known as the cocktail hour'. So said Bernard de Voto. The Cocktail Hour is the most delightful ritual, and one worth considered cogitation. Let us make our journey through the mystical hour together. Cocktails…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

The Odditorium

£15

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

The Odditorium

£15

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Odditorium

£15

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Interpreting Shakespeare with Ian McDonald and Liz Carruthers

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland and Made in Scotland Led by poet and translator Ian McDonald and director Liz Carruthers, this practical workshop will explore innovative ways of adapting Shakespeare and other works of fiction. Ian’s acclaimed Gaelic translation of Macbeth, MacBheatha, directed by Liz, is part of the Made…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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just Conversations

just Festival Join the conversation as we explore a different subject each day surrounding equality, religion and ethics. It’s your chance to ask the questions that matter to experts, activists and authorities with the power to change the world. Each day we bring together a panel of experts, community leaders, business…

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Hall

£5 / 0131 229 7565

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Hall

£5 / 0131 229 7565

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Hall

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 25 Aug

Laughing Matters

Laughing Matters provides free comedy-based courses to those in recovery from addiction and individuals with mental health issues with the aim of helping develop confidence, self-expression and communication, all in a safe and supportive environment. Participants gain insights into areas such as writing, stage presence…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

The Little Kirk

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Leaps of the Imagination with Natasha Gilmore and Robert Alan Evans

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland and Made in Scotland Led by Barrowland Ballet’s Artistic Director Natasha Gilmore and playwright Robert Alan Evans (Pondlife McGurk, Sleeping Beauties), a lively workshop on adapting ideas for different audiences and art forms. Their productions for Barrowland Ballet, Tiger and Tiger Tale…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Meeting Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Mirror of the Word: Spirituality in Islamic Calligraphy

A visual journey into the world of Islamic calligraphy and spirituality, focusing on the contemporary Turkish calligraphic tradition in Istanbul. Led by Francesco Stermotich-Cappellari, PhD researcher at the Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh. Turkish tea and baklava will be provided.

Department of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Free

Part of just Festival.

Mobile Neon Workshops: Edinburgh 2014

This Summer, Neon Workshops are heading to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities to stage two days of One Day Intensive's at Edinburgh College of Art’s impressive Glass Department. Feel the heat and see the light during one of these intensive one-day courses, aimed at those wanting to delve into the world of neon.

Edinburgh College of Art

Fri 22 Aug

Glass Department

£285 / 01924 200069

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Glass Department

£285 / 01924 200069

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Poorboy Playrooms

Poorboy Theatre / The Bell Rock Theatre Company How often is your creative practice playful? Is fun the thing we’re scared to have? Amid the pressures of the Fringe, Poorboy and The Bell Rock Co. use their unique methodology to help artists collaborate playfully and professionally. A structured, all-day workshop of…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Punjabo Cookery Classes

"Learn how to cook Punjabi Meal in less then 2 hours! All you need to do is turn up with note pad if you want to take notes and an apron… at the end of the session you will be provided a recipe of what you cooked. You can eat what you have cook in the café or take home for your loved ones. If you love indian food, you…

Punjabi Junction, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

fish £20, chicken £17, vegetable curry £15 / 07865 895022

Part of just Festival.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 5 Aug

fish £20, chicken £17, vegetable curry £15 / 07865 895022

Part of just Festival.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Mon 11 Aug

fish £20, chicken £17, vegetable curry £15 / 07865 895022

Part of just Festival.

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 4 more dates until 25 Aug

Scottish Poetry Library Poetry Workshop: Death

"In this poetry workshop, led by poet and Scottish Poetry Library Programme Manager Jennifer (JL) Williams, we will read, write and discuss poems on the theme of death. Open to poets at any stage in their career. "

Cornerstone Bookshop, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

£5 (£4) / 0131 229 3776

Part of just Festival.

Smashed to Pieces in the Still of the Night with David Leddy

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland and Made in Scotland Practical workshop about making experimental multi-artform performance. How might we smash up stories and put them back together in a radical way? Emerging and experienced theatre-makers welcome. David has two productions as part of Made in Scotland – Horizontal…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

Meeting Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sparkle Arts

An 'Under the Sea' theme at these sessions full of music, dance, drama, storytelling and theatre for ages 2–5 and their accompanying adults.

Palais de Glaces Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Tue 5 Aug

£7

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Wed 6 Aug

£7

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

Thu 7 Aug

£7

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

…and 2 more dates until 9 Aug

The Art of Voodoo

Hosted by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation In 1836 seventeen tiny dolls were unearthed in Edinburgh that appeared to correspond to the tragic victims of Burke and Hare’s murderous spree. To this day no one knows who made the dolls or why, but many believe them to be linked to black magic. In this workshop, artist…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tibetan Monks Art Workshops

Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks Come and meet the Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, who will give you the chance to try your hand at some of the unique traditions of Tantric Buddhism's monastic art: sand mandala making, prayer flag printing and butter sculpture. Learn some Tibetan language and make and take away a…

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Meeting Room

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Thu 21 Aug

Meeting Room

£5 (£3.50) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Zombies I Have Known and Loved

Hosted by Guerilla Science Famed for their obsession with brains zombies have long been part of the mainstream. Over a zombie-making workshop, author Frank Swain takes us through the science of zombies, from dog heads brought back to life without their bodies to military interrogation techniques. Welcome to the weird…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.