Botanics Harvest Festival September 16th and 17th

Image result for royal botanics harvest festivalJoin the Botanics to celebrate their successful harvest this weekend with fun activities, gardening advice, tasters and live music provided by Wayward Jane and the EU Folk Band (Sat) and the BarrowBand (Sun).If you’ve not seen the BarrowBand before, it’s worth popping along on Sunday just for that – they sing amazing songs about fruit and vegetables complete with a fruit and veg trolley full of puppets and surprises !!

Be inspired to get growing with our community garden produce show and discover the delights of growing your own vegetables with the Edible Gardening Project team.

From 1pm until 4pm both days !

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The Forge Fete September 10th

No automatic alt text available.For those of you who have never been to the Forge, it’s a fantastic community project and space just by the canal in Fountainbridge.

This Sunday, the 10th September, they are celebrating the re-opening of their community maker space with a fete from 2pm – 10pm !
There will music, activities (for all ages!), and a BBQ!

Music:
– Kirsty Law >> http://www.kirstylaw.com/
– Cera Impala >> https://www.ceraimpala.com/
…more to be announced

Activities:
– tug-of-war
– learn to weld in 10 minutes
– light painting
– woodwork for kids

And, best of all…Entry is FREE!

Edinburgh Mela Festival 2017 this weekend : 2nd/3rd September !!

Image result for edinburgh melaThis year we see the return of the very colourful and lovely Edinburgh Mela festival ! It will be on Leith Links this Saturday and Sunday, the 2nd and 3rd September.

It looks like things will be kicking off around midday each day, and each day is packed with music, dance and food !! Sunday sounds super fun with highlights including The Edinburgh Samba School, The Edinburgh Bhangra Crew,  an Indian street circus performance by Circus Raj  and the rather wonderful and joyous Orkestra del Sol

Image result for edinburgh mela kids zoneThe Mela Kids Zone will be open all day Saturday and Sunday and will be hosted by Play Talk Read – one tent running arts & crafts and messy play and another tent running storytelling sessions led by Douglas Mackay, as follows:

13:00 – 13:45 Mahabharata and More (stories from India)

Image result for edinburgh mela kids zone14:00 – 14:45 Tales from the Magic Drum (Stories from Africa)

15:00 – 15.45 World of Wonder (Stories from around the world)

 

Gorgie City Farm Fest – 2nd September 2017

Image result for gorgie farm festivalJoin everyone at Gorgie City Farm to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the farm!

With live music, face painting, craft stalls, BBQ, carnival games, raffle, this is the highlight of their yearly calendar! Farm Fest is an opportunity to show your support for the farm and celebrate the success story it has become within the local community and beyond.

Entry is completely FREE! They have also extended their licence until 6PM this year!!

Check out the event page for more information…

Big Beach Busk 8 – Portobello Beach 26th August

Image result for big beach busk 8This Saturday, the 26th, we see the eighth Big Beach Busk to be held at Portobello beach ad prom !!  Starting at noon…

You literally just turn up and play. No permission required, no sign up sheet, no headliners. We’re ALL headliners.  Gather your family, bring your friends, invite your favourite musicians. Get involved. Run your own stage! Sing your first song. Play live!

Dad’s rock will also be there, hosting some fun and games on the beach too….