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Come Awa - Fishy Stories From the Creel

Come Awa - Fishy Stories From the Creel


Museum of Edinburgh
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Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: 11am
Dates:Thu 25 August 2016
Cost: Free

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Come Awa is The Thrive Archive’s latest community project inspired by fishing, food, feisty women and family told through story and song.

 
Fresh frae the Forth and carrying the weight of a grown man on her back the fishwives of Newhaven walked over 2 miles into Edinburgh to sell their catch.

Their melodic cry “Caller– Ou!” would fill the streets and markets of Edinburgh.  Respected for their sales patter they would bargain with their customers over the price of a fish:
 
”Ye little ken their worth…a fish is noo a fish today… they’re just men’s lives.”
 
These ‘Cheery Jenny’s’ were some of the first women in business and whilst their menfolk caught the fish their wives and daughters were responsible for collecting the bait, baiting the lines, selling the fish, tending the house, the weans and looking out for each other.
 
The ‘pin up girls’ of the 1850’s, their traditional songs and stories tell of a tight knit community. Descended from the Flemish shipwrights who built the Great Michael and known as Bow-Tow’s, the folk of Newhaven stood together through feast and famine, their lives revolving around the sea.
 
Whatever the weather Newhaven artist and storyteller Jan Bee Brown will be bringing her creel of stories to the museum courtyard this summer and will invite you to bargain for a fishy story or feisty song, simply pay her what you think it is worth.
 
www.thrivearchive.org
www.janbeebrown.co.uk

Felt Christmas Wreaths

Felt Christmas Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Make a quirky and colourful Christmas wreath using squares of felt and wire.

Who is this for? - Families, Children (age range specified in listing)
Opening Hours: 10am - 12pm
Dates:Sun 4 December 2016
Cost: £4 per person

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Sangstream Winter Concert, with Christmas Afternoon Tea

Sangstream Winter Concert, with Christmas Afternoon Tea


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

Sangstream will be singing a selection of mainly Scots Christmas and winter songs, perhaps with a few looking forward to the brighter days of spring.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 2pm-4pm
Dates:Sun 4 December 2016
Cost: £20

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Christmas Candlemaking, with a special Christmas buffet lunch

Christmas Candlemaking, with a special Christmas buffet lunch


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

Amaze and impress your family with your own home-made Candle at your Christmas table.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30 am - 3pm
Dates:Thu 8 December 2016
Cost: £35

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Deck the Halls! Victorian Tree Trims and Hanging Decorations

Deck the Halls! Victorian Tree Trims and Hanging Decorations


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Inspired by Christmas Past, make a exquisite angel or fairy for your tree, garlands of cut paper and metallic leaves in silver and gold to string around your windows.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Fri 9 December 2016
Cost: £22

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Red and Green Vintage Christmas Crafts

Red and Green Vintage Christmas Crafts


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Enjoy a relaxing day making fabric accessories for gifts and decorations.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Sat 10 December 2016
Cost: £22

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Christmas at Lauriston

Christmas at Lauriston


Lauriston Castle
[Event]

A traditional family Christmas at Lauriston.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10am - 1pm
Dates:Sun 11 December 2016
Cost: £6 per person

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Christmas Country Bunting and Natural Swags

Christmas Country Bunting and Natural Swags


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Make beautiful little Christmas bunting for your home with home-spun fabrics and little embellishments.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Mon 12 December 2016
Cost: £22

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Natural Wreaths

Natural Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Make a beautiful little wreath embellished with stunning natural materials.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Fri 16 December 2016
Cost: £35

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Fresh Wreaths

Fresh Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Make a stunning giant fresh wreath from our home-grown greenery here at Lauriston Castle.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Sat 17 December 2016
Cost: £35

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