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Life in 18th century Edinburgh

Life in 18th century Edinburgh


Museum of Edinburgh
[Event]

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: 2pm
Dates:Wed 8 July 2015
Cost: Suggested donation: £3

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Edinburgh Living History are our award-winning group of living history interpreters. Experience the magic of costumed performances. Be transported back in time and watch the st...


Various figures, rich and poor, from 18th century Edinburgh will talk about what living in the capital was like at a time of great change. Listen to a countess or a commoner, a councillor or a member of the town guard as they talk about subjects as diverse as the Jacobites, life in a tenement, the plans for the New Town or the Gordon Riots.


Drop in event - no  booking required.


 

For further information about this event (non-booking information) contact Margaret Findlay, Public Programmes Manager, on 0131 529 3963 or via margaret.findlay@edinburgh.gov.uk

 

Sketching Lauriston Castle with the Edinburgh Sketcher

Sketching Lauriston Castle with the Edinburgh Sketcher


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

We are delighted to offer a special session with the famous Edinburgh Sketcher.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 1pm - 3pm
Dates:Sat 15 August 2015
Cost: £20

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Shackleton's geologist: the life and works of Sir James Mann Wordie

Shackleton's geologist: the life and works of Sir James Mann Wordie


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

One hundred years ago Shackleton’s ship Endurance sailed to Antarctica and became stuck fast in the ice of the Weddell Sea.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Wed 19 August 2015
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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The Briggers: the story of the men who built the Forth Bridge

The Briggers: the story of the men who built the Forth Bridge


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

For the first time, more than a century after its opening, The Briggers gives the Forth Bridge a human voice.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 21 August 2015
Cost: £8 - includes a special tour of the Castle, coffee and cakes

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Mosaics

Mosaics


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

A two day mosaic class (22 and 23 August).

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30 am - 3.30pm
Dates:22 August 2015 - 23 August 2015
Cost: £30

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Scottish seascapes

Scottish seascapes


City Art Centre
[Workshop]

Exploring iconic seascapes from the City's extensive collection, artist Lynda Frame will encourage you to delight in producing your own interpretation of our varied seas and coa...

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10am - 3.30pm
Dates:Sat 22 August 2015
Cost: £20

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Knights of the Joust

Knights of the Joust


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Lauriston Castle is always on the lookout for brave knights to protect us from marauding dragons.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Dates:Sun 23 August 2015
Cost: £4 per person

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The history of whisky, with Cadenheads

The history of whisky, with Cadenheads


Museum of Edinburgh
[Event]

Unique whisky tasting evening set in the heart of the Old Town.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 7pm
Dates:Fri 28 August 2015
Cost: £10

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The Highlands and Islands

The Highlands and Islands


City Art Centre
[Workshop]

With the expert tuition of our artist Lynda Frame, let still life, portraiture and landscapes inspire you.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10am - 3.30pm
Dates:Sat 29 August 2015
Cost: £20

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Natural Jewellery from the Castle Trees

Natural Jewellery from the Castle Trees


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Using wood sourced at Lauriston, create some beautiful natural jewellery - brooches, bracelets and pendants.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Sat 29 August 2015
Cost: £20

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