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Activities & Events FREE A Slice of Life Daily throughout August. National Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 247 4422. l0.30am f2.30pm & 2 4pm. Drop in to hear stories of the olden days from the people who were there: from a steam engine driver. a doctor and a woman in the stocks awaiting sentencing. Costumed Performances Daily throughout August. lidinburgh Castle. Royal Mile. 225 0846. l lam. noon. l.30pm & 2.30pm. U l (U); children £5.50). Hear about history straight from the mouths of those who were there from kings and queens to peasants and soldiers. Garden Guides Daily Tours Royal Botanic (iarden. 20a lnverleith Row. 552 7|7l. l lam noon. 2 3pm. £3. Daily tours with the benefit of an experienced guide's wisdotn. Tickets available from the Botanics Shop. Palm House Reception l)esk or liast and North (iatcs. ~. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo " 'l'hroughout Atigtist. Castle lisplanade. lidinburgh Castle. Royal .Milc. 08707 5551 l8. 0pm (Sat 7.30pm 3: 10.30pm). £13 £47. A unique blend of music. ceremony. entertainment and theatre featuring hands from across the globe. set against the magnificent backdrop of [Edinburgh Castle. Booking essential. Festival of Spirituality and

7" Peace Various venues. 473 2000. Times and prices vary. This multi-faith. multi-faceted festival returns with a programme of workshops. concerts and talks. l-‘rom prayer tneetings to meditation to lectures on science. there's something for every world view. See page ()2 Exploring and Explaining the World of Plants Fri 8 Aug. Royal Botanic (iarden. 20a lnverleith Row. 248 2068. l lam. £4. Take a tour of the garden and the literary resources in the library with on of the garden guides. Booking advisable. iFREE Open Day at SAC Edinburgh l-‘ri 8 Aug. SAC lidinburgh. West Mains Road. 0800 260453. 2 7pm. Visit SAC to find otit more about courses in environmental. land-based. horticulture. animal science. business and agriculture. Done in a Day Art Competition Sat 9 Atig. Brunton Theatre. Ladywell Way”. Musselburgh. (165 2240. Register at the Brunton llall then head off to paint l-‘isherrow Harbour. Roman Bridge or The Old Town Hall. 'l'hree age categories with prizes tip to £700. FREE St Bernard’s Wells Sun 10 Aug. St Bernard's Well. by the Water of l.eith. Stockbridge. 52‘) 7902. noon 3pm. Normally closed to the public. these historical mineral springs will be available

to view for a handful of selected days. FREE Meet the Mini-beasts of Ravelston Woods Sun l0 Aug. Ravelston Woods Local Nature Reserve. Craigcrook Road. 447 7145. 2 4pm. Walk through the ancient woodland. learn about the trees and hunt for the ruini- beasts that live there. Please bring sturdy footwear. warm clothes and waterprtmfs. Under los must be accompanied.

FREE Arthur‘s Secrets Wed 13 Atig. llolyrood Park liducation Centre. 1 Queen's Drive. (152 8150. I 3pm. Take a walk tip lidinburgh‘s own dormant volcano. and learn its secrets. Meet at llolyrood Park Information Centre. FREE Evening Walks Wed 13 Aug. llolyrood Park liducation Centre. I Queen's Drive. 652 8l50. 0 7.30pm. (iet away from the hustle and bustle of the Fringe with a relaxing evening stroll with one of the rangers. Please wear sensible shoes and warm waterproof clothing. and phone in advance for meeting venue. Booking essential.

FREE Icebreakers Wednesdays. C(‘ Blooms. 23 24 (ireenside Place. 556 0331. 7.30pm. Social group for people who want to make new friends in l.(iB'l' company. This welcoming and non- threatening group. organised by the l.othian (lay and Lesbian Switchfmard. is ideal if you're new to the city or recently out.

Food & Drink

FREE Edinburgh Farmers’ Market Saturdays. Castle 'l'errace. 652 5040. 0am 2pm. More local. quality. ethical produce than you could shake a stick at. Whisky Fringe Sat 9-Sun l0 Aug. Mansfield 'I'raquair Centre. l5 Mansfield Place. 524 0380. 2 (rpm. L'tbc. Take your first nip or enhance your current knowledge at this relaxed and informal event. Industry professionals w ill be on hand to guide you through some of the whiskies featured in the show. Adtilts only.


FREE Book Group Tue 12 Aug. Waterstone's. l3 l4 Princes Street. 556 3034. 6.30 8pm. Throw your tuppence worth into the mix in this discussion of Johnny (in! His (inn by Dalto 'I'rumbo. Lauriston Castle Lecture Programme 'l'hu l4 Aug. I.auriston Castle. 2a Cramond Road South. 52‘) 3063. l0.30am. £8. Annete Carruthers. senior lecturer in art history at the University of St Andrews. will deliver a talk on architect Robert l.oritner.

Workshops Dance Base Glasses Daily throughout August. Dance Base. l4 to (irassmarkct. 225 5525. Times and prices vary. (ict in shape for all that Festival madness or just take a break from relentless shows to learn something new. Dance Base runs a full programme of pilates. ballet. West find. yoga and contemporary dance throughout August.

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Please contact the store for VIP seat along with a complimentary good bag

Call 0844 800 3724 or email edinburgh@hof.co.uk

There are only 50 seats available per show we look forward to hearing from you

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