St John's Episcopal Church

St John's Episcopal Church
Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ
  • Telephone 0131 229 7565
  • Opening times Opening times vary, see individual events for details.
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  • Website www.stjohns-edinburgh.org.uk

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St John's Episcopal Church

St John's is a beautiful historic building comprising a main church, church hall and public meeting room. All are available to hire for public or private events – we hold a theatrical licence and are PRS registered. St John's is home to Henderson's at St John's Vegetarian Restaurant, the One World Shop, Cornerstone Bookshop and during August Edinburgh's Just Festival.

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  • Provides: Free wi-fi

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There are 26 events at this location

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Asian Fashion Show

A fashion show inspired by young creative designers who want to promote their cultural dress, which can be both fashionable and fall within the acceptable realms of Asian styles.

Sat 23 Aug

Free By donation / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

The Bridge

Annie George A new play, blending text, sound and visual design, framed by a remarkable story, traced back through a family’s memories, from present day to a young writer and scholar in pre-Independence Kerala, India. Defying convention and poverty to realise his dreams, the fortunes of the generations that followed…

Sat 23 Aug

Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Edinburgh Playing Card Exhibition

Photographs by people living with HIV or Hepatitis C, turned into unique playing cards.

Sat 23 Aug

Sun 24 Aug

Mon 25 Aug

Fundamentalists

"Performed by an ex-serviceman from the Afghanistan war who meets a Somalia nurse in a Help for Heroes recovery hospital and ends up finding friendship in a world of Islamophobia. Performed in international sign language. With humour and anger it exposes the weakness of wars governed by Politics."

Sat 23 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Fundamentalists

My Lucky Mojo Fundamentalists is a documentary-style drama involving an ex-serviceman from the Afghanistan war who is at a recovery hospital in Wiltshire. His nurse is from Somalia, a country hounded by war, now under constant attack from Al Shabaab. This play is touching, funny and revealing about the truth behind…

Sat 23 Aug

Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Humans of Edinburgh

Images from the self-styled 'photographic census of Edinburgh'.

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

International Street Food Extravaganza

"Ever fancied a tasty taco, or a nibble on a noodle? Well here's your chance! Try some free tasters with more to buy from a range of international cuisine - with opportunities to make your own. Suitable for the whole family."

Sun 24 Aug

An Island Between Heaven and Earth

"In 1938 a group of unemployed shipyard workers, trainee church ministers and their leader, George MacLeod, arrive on the island of Iona to restore the ruined medieval Abbey. They’re all volunteers and their problems are only just beginning."

Sat 23 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

just Conversations

just Festival Join the conversation as we explore a different subject each day surrounding equality, religion and ethics. It’s your chance to ask the questions that matter to experts, activists and authorities with the power to change the world. Each day we bring together a panel of experts, community leaders, business…

Mon 25 Aug

Hall

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Just Conversations: Church against Violence

In recent years Christians in Scotland have been active in initiatives to address violence against women as a fundamental matter of faith. How can the recent Church of Scotland report be used to propel churches into action and to highlight our role in challenging gender inequality as the very root of violence against women?

Mon 25 Aug

£5 / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

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Just Together

"Bringing together the many strands of the festival in words, music, and dance. Featuring guest performers in a mix of cultures and wisdom. Giving thanks to the people who made the Festival, celebrating the highs and looking to the future. Not forgetting, of course, the hearty singing of Auld Lang Syne. Followed by a…

Sun 24 Aug

Free By donation / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Kimono Fashion Show

"A marvelous collection of rare Kimonos inherited from the times of our mothers and grandmothers. The Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment which is still worn and beloved in Japan. "

Sun 24 Aug

Free By donation / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Kitchen Porters

"An average day at work for a Kitchen Porter who is faced with colleagues, an environment and boss that constantly remind him how insignificant he is as a person but how vital he is as a piece of machinery. The public will not be a spectator; will be part of the nightmare in the kitchen…"

Mon 25 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

My Name is Saoirse

"A new play by Traverse 50 playwright Eva O'Connor, a poignant and darkly funny coming of age story taking place in rural Ireland, 1987. Saoirse lives in a peach-coloured bungalow with her Da and brother Brennan. Saoirse prefers running round the fields to chasing after boys, but Dee has other ideas and one fateful…

Sat 23 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

No Lost Generation

Alarmed by the urgency of the situation, UNICEF, with UNHCR, Save the Children, Mercy Corps, World Vision and other partners, unveiled the No Lost Generation strategy in January 2014 to mobilise champions across the globe for the children of Syria, and to mobilise the necessary resources to provide millions of children…

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

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The Onion of Bigotry: A History of Hatred

Black Dingo Production Layer by layer the onion of Sectarianism shall be peeled away … to music. Will there be tears? There should be. A new play by the award-winning The Kielty Brothers. Ages 12+.

Sat 23 Aug

Church

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Church

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Onion of Bigotry Q&A

A discussion with the writer, director and actors of The Onion of Bigotry, a musical about sectarianism and not onions.

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Scotland vs Poverty

A showcase by the Network of International Development Associations in Scotland, highlighting the international work done by Scottish organisations to combat poverty.

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

…and 5 more dates until 30 Aug

Short Films on Women's Rights

"Beyond the Veil and Amina Muslim Women's Resource Centre host an evening of short films highlighting issues around forced marriage and violence against women."

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

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Simply Soweto Encha

A cappella group singing gospel, soul, jazz, doo-wop and other types of music in African and popular styles.

Sat 23 Aug

Church

£15 (£13) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

Church

£15 (£13) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Soweto Melodic Voices

"Supported by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, offering a life affirming, joyous celebration of traditional and contemporary African music, song and dance. Returning to the Fringe following international success and acclaim, a visual and melodic delight for everyone."

Sat 23 Aug

Church

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Such a Nice Girl

Black Dingo Productions Eilidh has always been a nice girl. She's caring, she's polite … and she's in jail over an email full of vicious threats and sectarian hate speech. A play about grief and prejudice. Age category: PG

Sat 23 Aug

Church

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

Church

£10 (£8) / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & just Festival.

The Table of Submissions

Work by selected visual artists.

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Taiko Drumming Drop-in Taster Night

Learn the stance and grip of taiko drumming before having a go at playing. Lessons are taught verbally, so there's no need to be able to read music.

Mon 15 Sep

£15 (£10) / 01357 522008

Mon 22 Sep

£15 (£10) / 01357 522008

West End Fair

One hundred makers, artists and designers exhibiting their latest creations in a spectacular outdoor setting. Go to www.westendfair.co.uk for images from previous years and for information on this year's exhibitors. 3d2d exhibitors sell only their own work.

Sat 23 Aug

Outdoors in the Grounds of St John's Church

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Outdoors in the Grounds of St John's Church

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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