Join 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 !
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!
– Kirsty Law >> http://www.kirstylaw.com/
– Cera Impala >> https://www.ceraimpala.com/
…more to be announced
– learn to weld in 10 minutes
– light painting
– woodwork for kids
And, best of all…Entry is FREE!
This 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…
The 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)
14:00 – 14:45 Tales from the Magic Drum (Stories from Africa)
15:00 – 15.45 World of Wonder (Stories from around the world)
Join 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…
So, that’s it..with the sound of the festival fireworks banging and sparkling away over the top of the castle last night, the 2017 festival has come to an end….and it’s been such a fantastic year. I have LOVED it – we enjoyed all the circus on the meadows, the brilliant kids shows, the BBC tent activities and of course the rather delicious hot donut stall in George square gardens (please let that come back next year) !!!
But, don’t despair, there is still plenty going on and in fact this weekend is packed with a plethora of events and lots more festival fun to be had !! Including Gorgie City Farm Festival, this Saturday the 2nd (more on that in a post tomorrow), the Tea in the Park event at Braidburn Valley Park, also on Saturday 2nd from 2pm which includes duck racing, music and new for this year a dog show too !!!
And of course, the fabulous Edinburgh Mela Festival has returned !!! I’ll be writing a blog post about it later in the week, but it will be on this weekend, 2nd and 3rd September on Leith Links and will include the Mela kids zone too !!