Strange Hill High and Storytelling weekend fun at the BBC tent…

Behind the Scenes of Strange Hill HighSo this weekend the theme is storytelling at the BBC tent with lots of FREE activities for families all weekendincluding lots of Strnage Hill High events :

On Saturday 9th

11am – 4.30pm / Storytelling Fun Weekend / Family Fun / Pink Tent / Drop-In

Storytelling fun for the whole family. Activities include

  • Puppet Workshop: Learn how to make shadow puppets and bring them to life
  • Drop in and Draw: Edinburgh League of Comics will help get you started to create your very own comic strip
  • Chef storyteller Mrs Mash roams in the Garden

1.30pm – 2pm / Behind the Scenes of Strange Hill High / Family Fun / 4+ / Blue Tent / Ticketed*

Come and meet CBBC puppeteers Tim Jones and Nick Kellington as they take you through the weird and wonderful world of Strange Hill High’s rod-puppetry.

This event is repeated at 2.30-3pm and again at 3.30-4pm and a limited number of tickets will be released on the day, so get there early !!

And on Sunday 10th its pretty much exactly the same but the Strange Hill High events are on at 11-11.30 am, 12-12.30pm, 1.30-2pm, 2.30-3pm and 3.30-4pm.


Once again a great looking weekend at the BBC tent ! …

Just Festival 2013

just Festival Edinburgh

This festival is one of the smaller, lesser known festivals happening in Edinburgh this August. It was formerly known as the Festival of Spirituality and Peace, and has rebranded this year as the Just Festival. From the 2nd – 26th August the festival aims to unite people of all faiths, with 450 activities across the city including music, poetry and theatre.

Nestled within the varied programme are some family events including the two below which look fun :

Andy and Mio’s Seaside Show – Storytelling and Puppetry with stories of the sea with harp music and games. Includes Mr. Punch’s Grumpy Holiday and Angels on Vacation.  August 8th and 22nd – Persian Tent at St John’s       15.00 – 15.45    by donation

What’s the Story – Professional storyteller Marie-Louie Cochrane is set to delight with her traditional tales all set within the magical Persian Tent. Suitable for all ages.                 August 15th 15.00 – 15.45  – St John’s       by donation

If you like eating cake (who doesn’t ?) – the event Intercake is worth checking out ! Celebrating the diversity of cakes, sweets and puddings – this cake sale, masterclass and pudding party features cakes from different cultures. Proceeds from sales will go to charities Mary’s Meals and  Waverley Care.       August 4th (16.00 – 17.30), 5th (10.00-12.00) and 6th (16.00-17.00)        Hall at St John’s