Family Events in April at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 5:55pm to Sunday, 30 April 2017 - 5:55pm
TRACS, Scottish Storytelling Centre,
The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street,
EH1 1SR Edinburgh
various prices

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Family Events in March & April at the Storytelling Centre 
There's loads to get stuck into over the next couple of months, with TradFest Edinburgh amongst many more delights for children & families!

Join storytellers Allison Galbraith and Alette Willis for a delightful (and free of charge!) afternoon of nature stories on Saturday 22nd of April, to help launch their new book Dancing with Trees: Eco-Tales of the British Isles.

As TradFest takes over the town from the 26 April - 7 May, you can enjoy some wonderful family events as part of it here at the Centre. Storyteller Lindsey Gibb joins musician Munro Gauld to present Tunes in Tales on the 29th, a delightful weaving of music and stories together to evoke Highland Perthshire and suitable for all ages. 

The May Day Bank Holiday brings back one of our favourites, the Singing Kettle's own Artie Trezise to perform Artie's Tartan Tales. This will surely delight both children and parents, and be prepared for lots of joining in! Later on that afternoon, fantastic storytelling duo (and big Artie fans themselves) Suit and Pace bring us Story Blanket, where they will encourage you to choose your own story from their intriguing quilt. 

The following Saturday, the Centre will play host to an array of cross cultural activities for all ages at Four Nations United - a Cultural Journey in the Heart of Edinburgh. All events will be free, with some ticketed - see the listing for further information.  

Later in May, join storyteller Tanya Milligan at Tiny Tales: Porridge Pots for a delicious morning of porridge based stories, songs and parachute games. And on the 27th, we have an ever popular Family Ceilidh for all ages and abilities!

Hope to see you there!

Morag & Lindsay

and all the Storytelling Centre team


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Sat 22 Apr | 2pm (5+) (1hr) |Free (ticketed)

Join Allison GalbraithAlette Willis and illustrator Tess Wyatt to celebrate the launch of their book, Dancing with Trees - Eco-Tales of the British Isles (History Press).
Family Event 2pm (5+)

A family friendly storytelling hour for nature lovers, including an art and environmental craft activity, plus a special treat for EVERYONE who comes dressed in fairy, elf, or tree-sprite attire! 

Sat 29 Apr | 3pm (1hr) | £7 (Conc. £5, SCS £4.50) | 7+
Storyteller Lindsey Gibb and traditional musician Munro Gauld weave tales and tunes together from Scotland's heartland of Perthshire. Music from as far back as the 18th century and stories handed down through generations combine in a fun afternoon for all ages.

Mon 1 May | 11am (1hr) | £8 (Conc. £6, Family of 4 £24, SCS £5.50) | 3+
Artie Trezise returns to TradFest with a brand new show which includes songs from his Singing Kettle days and brand new adaptations of traditional stories. All the songs have a chorus so expect plenty of participation!

Mon 1 May | 3pm (1hr) | £5 per child | 5-10yrs
Join Suit & Pace storytellers Beth and Andrew and choose your own tale from their Story Blanket. You might meet an artistic tortoise, a shape-shifting witch, a goat that fibs or some very unwelcome trolls - it's up to you! Based on a traditional ceilidh quilt, Story Blanket features traditional stories from Scotland and around the world in a fun, interactive session for children.

Sat 6 May | 11am (5hrs 30) | Free (some events ticketed)
A day of activities for all the family with BE United to embrace their core values of inclusion, connection, understanding and learning. With dance, music and storytelling workshops, language hours, kids fashion show and crafts, as well as delicious food and stalls with information & goodies, this will be a true celebration and is open to all, so bring the whole family and enjoy a taste of what Scotland, Senegal, South Africa and Spain have to offer. See website for further details.

Tue 16 May | 10am & 11.30am (40mins) | £5 per child | 2-5yrs
Join storyteller Tanya Milligan for a delicious morning of porridge based stories, songs and parachute games in the Storytelling Bothy. Lots of fun and imagination for little ones and their adults. Please book in advance.

Sat 27 May | 2.30pm (1hr 30) | £5 per person 
Come with family and friends to dance well-known Scottish dances and sing well-known songs. All the dances will be called and there will be easier circles for the littler ones. A fun introduction to sociable dancing with live music.

© Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland 
TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland SC043009) is the national network for traditional arts as a vital and diverse element of Scottish life, which brings together the Traditional Music Forum (SC042867), the Scottish Storytelling Forum (SC020891) and the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland (SC045085).  TRACS is currently based at, and works in close co-operation with, the Scottish Storytelling Centre - A Home for Scotland's Culture.

Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR 
Reception 0131 556 9579

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TRACS, Scottish Storytelling Centre, The Netherbow, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR Scotland