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Scottish Storytelling Centre

Want entertainment in its purest form? Look no further than the Scottish Storytelling Centre (SSC) a creative hub off of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. This bespoke building focuses mostly on spoken word performance, stripped of microphones and scripts. Bustling year-round, SSC is particularly busy in festival season. Marketing and Communications Manager, Lindsay Corr said: “Each summer … Continue reading

Scottish Poetry Library

Hankering for a haiku or starving for a sonnet? Then look no further than the Scottish Poetry Library. Situated just off of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, it’s filled with people to help you find just the thing! Even if the thing you want is an opaque verse from childhood. Finding missing poems is all part of the … Continue reading

A Stitch Online

Designer Iona Barker is known to many as the face of Say it ain’t Sew, Scotland’s free sewing classes. Hoping to expand this network Barker has launched a website to promote the craft’s physical and mental benefits. She said: “Sewing can be therapeutic; one of the reasons I took it up was to forget my … Continue reading

Say It Aint Sew

As clothes became cheaper the art of sewing waned, but the craft fought back and was reborn as recreation. Programmes like The Sewing Bee capitalised on this trend, reflecting the latest wave of interest. Costume designer, Iona Barker said: “The image of sewing has shifted over the years from something girly to something androgynous and … Continue reading

Cordao De Ouro

Capoeira is a martial art with a difference; it uses combat, music and dance to express Afro Brazilian history. Capoeira Instructor Fiaz Jaca Cdo explained: “Capoeira originated in Brazil among African slaves. The slaves were banned from practicing martial arts, so they disguised it as dance. Today Capoeira incorporates this influence in its beats and … Continue reading

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