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Croquet Tea Party!

Croquet Tea Party!


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am -12.30pm
Dates:Sun 5 July 2015
Cost: £4 per person

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Inspired by “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, enjoy a game of “Queen of Hearts” croquet on the lawns of Lauriston.


Then decorate some spectacular cakes and biscuits for a special tea party in the Glasshouse.

With Mike Durnan.



** Please note that children cannot be booked into workshops alone; at least one paying adult must accompany them. **



Pre-booking and advance payment are essential. To secure your place please book and pay:

Online: via the Usher Hall website  Listings are in date order.

By phone: 0131 228 1155 (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm)

In person:  Box Office, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA (Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm)

 

Daubigny to Van Gogh: The Artists’ Colony of Auvers-sur-Oise

Daubigny to Van Gogh: The Artists’ Colony of Auvers-sur-Oise


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

Van Gogh spent the last two months of his life at Auvers, a picturesque village on the river Oise known for its rolling wheat fields and quaint thatched cottages.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Mon 9 November 2015
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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The Houses of the Old Cramond Parish, Part 2: The History of the Muirhouse Estate -  Muttonhole Reve

The Houses of the Old Cramond Parish, Part 2: The History of the Muirhouse Estate - Muttonhole Reve


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

This talk will outline the development of the estate from the time of King Robert I to the present day.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Tue 10 November 2015
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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Ballads, Songs and Snatches: Exploring the world of Gilbert and Sullivan

Ballads, Songs and Snatches: Exploring the world of Gilbert and Sullivan


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

In this, the second of a two-part lecture, you will learn how the world-famous partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan created their universally popular series of comic operas.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Wed 11 November 2015
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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What glass has done for Edinburgh and what Edinburgh has done for glass

What glass has done for Edinburgh and what Edinburgh has done for glass


Museum of Edinburgh
[Lecture]

An exploration of the glass all around us in the city, both utilitarian, looking back to its development and some present examples, and artistic, thanks to the former students o...

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Thu 12 November 2015
Cost: £5 (£3.50 concessions)

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Animals in World War I

Animals in World War I


Museum of Edinburgh
[Lecture]

Many and various animals were employed to support British and Allied Forces in World War One, and millions died.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 13 November 2015
Cost: £5 (£3.50 concessions)

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Illuminated Letters

Illuminated Letters


Museum of Edinburgh
[Workshop]

Visit our new exhibition about Cramond during the Dark Ages and then have fun creating art works inspired by the period at one of our family workshops.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 2.30pm - 4pm
Dates:Sat 14 November 2015
Cost: £4 per person

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William Morris: Artist, Designer, Entrepreneur, Socialist

William Morris: Artist, Designer, Entrepreneur, Socialist


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

By the end of the 19th century, William Morris (1834-96) was acknowledged as the most influential designer of his day, with followers across Britain, in Europe and in the USA.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Wed 18 November 2015
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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Delicate Watercolour Christmas Cards

Delicate Watercolour Christmas Cards


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Make a set of beautiful hand-painted cards and hand-painted envelopes for family and friends.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 4pm
Dates:Sat 21 November 2015
Cost: £20

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Monsters Afoot!

Monsters Afoot!


Museum of Edinburgh
[Workshop]

Celebrate Book Week Scotland in Museum of Edinburgh.

Who is this for? - Families, Children (age range specified in listing)
Opening Hours: 10am - 12 noon
Dates:Sat 21 November 2015
Cost: £4 per person

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