Venue: Gorgie City Farm: Farmyard
Tour Gorgie City Farm and get up close and hands-on with our feathered and furry friends. Explore the importance of livestock for food production and experience some popular highlights including seeing a chick as it develops inside an egg and have your wellies nibbled by our piglets! Presented by Gorgie Farm.
Venue: Summerhall: Summerhall
Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire returns in 2014, once again offering a chance for making enthusiasts of all ages and disciplines – from crafters to geeks and artists to engineers – to share their skills and show off their work. You’ll find everything from traditional crafts to technological innovation explored through workshops, demonstrations, talks and interactive presentations. Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is independently organised and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc
Food, culture and the environment have an intricate relationship that extends back to the origin of humans as a social species. To survive, we eat; to eat, we feed the environment that feeds us – food is a product of the reciprocal connection to our ecological habitats. FoAM look at food from a holistic and systemic perspective. Too often however we eat in haste, forgetting to truly taste food. Tonight we’ll focus our minds on the taste of food, with its visual, sonic, olfactory and tactile properties that can energise and invigorate. LateLab is a collaboration between Edinburgh International Science Festival, New Media Scotland and The University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics.
Roll up and roll the dice in our casino with a twist; joining the croupiers will be a crafty group of risk-taking researchers and experts in trickery. Investigate gambling’s scientific secrets then have a go on the tables yourself. Does the house always win? What risks are you willing to take when the stakes are high? Learn the difference between the improbable and the impossible and use this knowledge to your advantage – tonight might be your lucky night! LateLab is a collaboration between Edinburgh International Science Festival, New Media Scotland and The University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics.
Dialogues emerged in 1999 to fill an aching gap in Edinburgh’s music scene with performances by experimental musicians from Scotland, the UK and abroad. Come to Dialogues at LateLab to sample new music and sound design from this ongoing programme of concerts and workshops. LateLab is a collaboration between Edinburgh International Science Festival, New Media Scotland and The University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics.
Whatever the outcome, Scotland’s independence referendum will have a significant effect on Scottish life science research and innovation. This interactive ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ style event will let you choose your own Scotland. Starting with the referendum, the audience will select a series of options by popular vote that will impact on science, innovation and our everyday lives.
Venue: Traverse Theatre
A highly imaginative fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music, telling the tale of a quiet hero, alvin, and the search for his lost love in the seemingly endless depths of the ocean.
For ages 9+
Created by Tim Watts and having charmed audiences worldwide, this exquisite one-man show is a heart-warming and beautiful story of love and loss and a remarkable pocket masterpiece of invention, staging and performance.
A The Last Great Hunt (Australia) production
Venue: Church Hill Theatre: Studio
Cocoon is a play about the boundless possibilities of being.
For ages 2-5
It feels like a gentle dream when suddenly - crackle, crackle, chuckle - a mysterious being suddenly comes into the world. What now?
A cocoon can protect us, but it can also hold us back. Throwing it off will feel airy and free, but it can also make us vulnerable. How can we be strong and soft, free and protected,at the same time?
With few words and live music, Theater o.N. take their very young audience on a journey: from the very beginnings of life, passing through stages of metamorphosis, from dreaming to dancing.
Cocoon was nominated for the Ikarus Prize in 2011.
A Theatre o.N. (Germany) production
Supported by the berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department, the Pankow Department for Culture and Education and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. (Fund for Performing Arts) funded by the Federal Republic of Germany.
Some might say that Rosa has everything a girl could dream of.
For ages 5-9
She has the sweetest dress, the loveliest hair, lots of pink toys and as much candy she could wish for, so why is she still sad?
Rosa often wonders if there is something wrong with her… She has no friends to play with and her parents are always away.
So, to pass the time, Rosa creates her own dream world filled with dragons and frogs and parents who understand and have time to be with her.
A Katya Brita Lindeberg (Norway) production
Venue: Festival Theatre
Saltbush is an interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia, celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories.
For ages 4-8
Saltbush is a collaboration between Italian, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian artists and follows the journey of two Aboriginal friends as they cross Australia on foot.
Children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers as the landscape unfolds around them, providing a unique immersive experience where the audience can become part of this visually beautiful journey.
A Compagnia TPO (Italy) and Insite Arts (Australia) co-production