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Who's looking forward to Glasgow 2014?
There are 40 days to go and tomorrow sees the Queen's Baton relay arrive in Edinburgh travelling around the city, out to Portobello and back into the centre!
On Saturday 14 June the residents of Coldstream and Edinburgh will welcome the arrival of the Queen’s Baton into Scotland in what promises to be a memorable inauguration on Scottish soil, with a range of extraordinary batonbearers gearing up to take part in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games’ Queen's Baton Relay.
It has been proudly carried through the length and breadth of the Commonwealth sharing the warmth and friendship of Glasgow and Scotland with some of the world’s most diverse communities. Early in the morning, in a touching ceremony in the Border town of Coldstream, the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton is to return to Scotland, marking the final straight of a 100,000-mile epic journey and the final countdown to the Commonwealth Games.
In celebration of the longest day of the year, the gardens will remain open until 10.30pm on Saturday 21st June 2014.
Make sure you make the most of this opportunity to see the gardens in a different light. Join an attempt to break the world record for tree hugging at 20:00 and help calculate the environmental benefit of a tree collection by doing some tree measuring.
There will also be live music and performances throughout the evening, plus The Scottish Poetry Library will be there offering opportunities to write, share and perform poems.
6.00pm Corroboree stilt performance (30mins)
6.45pm Aerial performance with Vision Mechanics (5 mins)
7.00pm Harp performance (30 mins)
7.45pm Aerial performance with Vision Mechanics (5 mins)
8.00pm Tree Hug World Record Attempt (1 min)
8.15pm Midsummer Poetry with the Scottish Poetry Library (45 mins)
9.15pm Corroboree stilt performance (30 mins)
- Free entry to Glasshouses from 6pm – 9.30pm (last entry 9pm)
- Corin Sworn exhibition at Inverleith House (open until 9.30pm)
- Food & refreshments available at the Terrace Caffee and East Gate Lodge
Sounds like a fabulous free way to celebrate the midsummer!
Updated: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Let’s face the music and dance! Today’s the first day of Film in the City!
The Grassmarket are hosting a great line-up of free screenings of dance and musical favourites, ‘Wizard of Oz’, ‘Top Hat’, ‘Strictly Ballroom’ and ‘Grease’. There will also be some fun activities to take part in, including a “Strictly”-style dancing competition where you are the judge and a ‘Grease’ dance-along hosted by Dance Base.
Wizard of Oz 12 noon – 1.45pm
Top Hat 2.15pm – 3.55pm
Strictly Ballroom 4.25pm – 6pm
Grease 6.30pm – 8.20pm
Also being shown at the free, outdoor screenings are ‘Top Hat’, ‘Strictly Ballroom’ and family favourite ‘Grease’.
These fantastic features will also be accompanied by interactive craft and dancing workshops by Dance Base and Get Scotland Dancing.
Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
Let it be.....
Come together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let it Be, the spectacular concert jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles greatest hits! Direct from the West End, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.
Relive The Beatles meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Travel back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
Edinburgh Playhouse, 02 - 07 of June