Category Archives: Community Links

Message From the Skies

Many of you no doubt attended various Edinburgh’s Christmas and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay events during the holiday, but perhaps you weren’t aware that although the rides are packed away, not everything is over.

Message from the Skies has launched and is a free walking tour worth a visit. It runs from 5-10pm every evening till Burns Night. Even dipping into a few as you walk through the city centre will be inspiring with story, sounds, music, voices and graffiti art in 12 central spots. Real performance with  relevance and guts.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay says: “See Edinburgh in a brand new light this New Year! Take a literary journey through the city, and read a new story: “New Year’s Resurrection”, by leading Scottish writer Val McDermid told through projections onto Edinburgh’s buildings and landmarks.”

 

The Herald – “Beginning at Parliament Square, the two-hour walking tour that follows gives voice to Ferrier, who, as we move through the places where she lived, wrote and died in, becomes a kind of animated vigilante for a host of similarly sidelined women writers. Ferrier’s extreme actions are eventually derailed by an intervention from the late Muriel Spark, who takes matters into her own hands with the sort of wit, imagination and directness that defined her own fiction.”

The Scotsman – excerpt: not only a tribute to a city famous for its dramatic clashes between elegant enlightenment and dark criminality, but a plea to resurrect the reputation of generations of women writers who have too often been forgotten, in the litany of Edinburgh’s famous male literary stars.

Monkey Music

We have attached below a flyer for a very special concert and activities, called Chimpanzees of Happy Town that are taking place at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on Saturday 17 February 2018.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Family Concerts are an excellent way for younger children to experience a live orchestra and to try out any musical instrument they would like. There’s also a chance to meet and take a selfie with our presenter from children’s TV, Chris Jarvis!

Chimpanzees of Happy Town A5 Flyer

P5/4 Christmas songs at the Health All Round Christmas party

P5/4 enjoyed singing some Christmas songs at the Health All Round Christmas party in St Martin’s Community Resource Centre.

The children sang beautifully and were rewarded with a gift from Santa.

The children then spend some time chatting with the party guests, some of whom they had met at the Hallowe’en party earlier in the year.

 

Choir Singing and Hannah Light up Gorgie.

Well done to Mrs Ewen and the Dalry Primary School Choir who sang at the Gorgie Dalry Light Switch on event on Sunday 3rd November.

Congratulations to Hannah in P4 who won the poster competition for the primary age group.

Hannah switched on the lights and also won a WH Smiths voucher. The event was well attended by pupils, parents, staff and members of the local community. It was a lovely start to the Christmas build up in school.