Browsing Month October, 2013

Local Edinburgh woman spearheads campaign to ‘Love Real Trees This Christmas’

By at October 23, 2013 | 2:27 pm | 0 Comment

Zoe Strong for the Woodland Trust Christmas card recycling program

If everyone in Scotland recycles just one Christmas card at Marks and Spencer this year, the Woodland Trust will be able to plant more than 5,000 trees across the country. Edinburgh fundraiser and long-time supporter of the festive M&S scheme, Zoe Strong (31) is spearheading this year’s campaign by raising awareness now in the hope that others will make a note in

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Robots at Our Dynamic Earth!

By at October 16, 2013 | 4:07 pm | 0 Comment

Sonny from I-Robot is one of many robots on display at the lastest exhibition at Our Dynamic Earth

An army of robots from some of the most famous film and television programmes of the past century will be storming Our Dynamic Earth this October. From 12th-27th October, the iconic five-star attraction will be occupied by a 30-strong force of cyborgs, as part of the spectacular Robot1.1 exhibition. The collection of model androids and automatons gives a snapshot of

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Andrew Carnegie: the legacy that changed the world’ opens at Holyrood

By at October 16, 2013 | 10:05 am | 0 Comment

Andrew Carnegie Busts

Scots-American Andrew Carnegie, whose philanthropy and legacy is explored in an exciting new exhibition which opened at the Scottish Parliament yesterday (Tuesday 15th October). ‘Andrew Carnegie: the legacy that changed the world’ showcases how the beliefs and actions of one individual resulted in an international legacy of philanthropy, and explains how the legacy

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The Proclaimers to be given the Warhol treatment

By at October 12, 2013 | 12:26 pm | 0 Comment

Andy Warhol exhibition

Scots band The Proclaimers will be given the ‘Warhol’ treatment this month when an image of the twins will be used for a series of free screen-printing workshops being held at the Scottish Parliament. These sessions are running as part of the new ‘Andy Warhol:  Pop, Power and Politics’ exhibition which runs until Sunday 3rd November. Run by the Fife

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Pirates and Princesses Go Free At Deep Sea World

By at October 9, 2013 | 5:10 pm | 0 Comment

Pirates and Princesses go free at Deep Sea World, North Queensferry

Deep Sea World in North Queensferry will be awash with buccaneers, brigands, privateers and princesses as part of their Pirates and Princesses celebrations (Saturday, October 12th to Sunday, October 20th). Pirates and Princesses Week features storytelling sessions where you can learn all about some real life pirates, pirate games including a tug-o-war and lots more

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3500 Runners To Take On Edinburgh’s Obstacle Course

By at October 8, 2013 | 7:29 pm | 0 Comment

Edinburgh Assault Course

ONLY THE FITTEST WILL SURVIVE AS THOUSANDS TAKE ON EDINBURGH’S URBAN OBSTACLE COURSE Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest is a high octane 10km running-based event that will see the Scottish Capital once again turned into a giant assault course on Sunday 20th October, with 3500 runners expected to take part – the highest number yet. Now in its 4th year, the

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Warhol Goes to Holyrood

By at October 4, 2013 | 11:55 pm | 0 Comment

Andy Warhol exhibition

‘Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics’ opens tomorrow (Saturday 5th October) at the Scottish Parliament. It is the first exhibition of the artist’s work to take place in a Parliamentary building and includes a number of iconic works never shown before in Scotland. The result of a collaboration between the Scottish Parliament, Carnegie UK Trust and the Andy Warhol

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Edinburgh group receives national award for its work on behalf of older people

By at October 2, 2013 | 12:33 pm | 0 Comment

Age Scotland

Today (Tuesday 1st October) Edinburgh’s Citadel Arts Group will receive the Age Scotland Member Group of the Year Award at a ceremony in the Scottish Parliament. The group undertakes projects designed to stimulate memory and creativity in older Edinburgh and Midlothian residents. The aim of the Age Scotland Awards is to challenge popular myths about later life

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