Epic Chalking and Aerial Tasters…

So, the fun continues….this weekend looks to be bustling and busy. I’ve already posted about the brilliant Art Walk Porty happening this weekend.

Also taking place this weekend, we have the Epic Chalk Day Number 4 at Inverleith Park on Sunday 4th September from 12-3pm. There will be lots of chalk so come and create some beautiful artworks in the park. Along with this, there will be music, yoga, face painting and refreshments…

All you need to bring along is yourself and your creative imagination and get ready to draw.

Epic Chalk Days are brought to you by EKoS – Empowering Kids of Scotland, a non-profit organisation.  You can find out about future events by following EKoS on Facebook here.

Also, on Sunday the 4th are some great sounding aerial taster courses at Out of The Blue Drill Hall on Dalmeny Street…so if you watched some circus shows during the festival and fancied giving it a go -here is your chance !!

All or Nothing taster classes :

  • Family aerial tasters £15 for 1 adult & 1 child, +£5 per extra student:
    • 2:30pm-3:30pm, 4th September
    • all ages and abilities welcomed!
  • Youth aerial tasters £11pp:
    • 3:30pm-4:30pm, 4th September

Stockfest 2015 12th-20th September

I’m a little late with this event – but luckily it’s still going ! Stockfest, a week long festival celebrating the village of Stockbridge in Edinburgh and the surrounding community, returns in 2015 for its 4th festival between the 12th and 2th September!

The brainchild of Stockbridge Traders, Tannis Dodd and JoJo Hernandez, follows on from the success of previous years and one day festivals in the area. Spread over the week of Saturday 12th – Sunday 20th September, the festival involves local traders, community groups, schools & residents and as ever the 2015 programme will not disappoint!

Stockfest Committee organised events return including: StockFlea – an UpCycling and Vintage Flea Market.. StockDog – a mini ‘scruffs’ event to be held in Inverleith Park.. StockDish – where Stockbridge Chefs go head to head with their culinary delights..  a Party to thank everyone, business and residents, for supporting Stockbridge & shopping locally!

Highlights for the rest of the week include Guided Walks through the area, Taster Sessions in Zumba and Swing Dancing at LifeCare on Cheyne Street, Book and Poetry readings plus a Local History Talk at Stockbridge Library, Live Music and Shopping Discount Evenings throughout the area and even a WW2 themed Community Celebration.

Check it out – the StockDog on Sunday 20th looks especially fun !

Festival fireworks – Monday 31st August

Edinburgh International Fireworks 2012 by Grant Ritchie: http://photosofedinburgh.wordpress.com/The fiery finale to the Edinburgh International Festival will be held on Monday 31st August at 9.30pm in Princes Street Gardens.

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh’s iconic Castle, the evening brings together the stirring playing of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with an incredible concert-long fireworks display, specially choreographed to the music.

You can see the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert from Inverleith Park where they have a free family viewing area, a mile to the north of the City Centre. This area is ideal for family’s with young children as it is less busy. It has good views of the castle and a live video link and sound system to capture the Concert in the Gardens that accompanies the fireworks display. It’s not as exciting as being up close, under the castle, but you can avoid the uptown crush of Princes Street. Get there earlyish – proceedings start at 7pm .

Wherever you are in Edinburgh, join in and hear the music live by tuning into Forth 1 97.3 from 9.00pm.