Days out, Storytelling

102 events

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Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children's events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various venues: North Berwick

Fri 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sat 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

Vogrie Superhero Adventure

Turn into one of Vogrie Country Park's superheroes at this interactive activity for kids under the age of 12.

Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge

Thu 11 Jul

£3 (Children £6; Family £20) / 01875 821990

For large group bookings of more than 20 people, discounts can apply. These bookings are to be made directly with the Booking Team who can be contacted at greg@trotworkevents.co.uk.

Fri 12 Jul

£3 (Children £6; Family £20) / 01875 821990

For large group bookings of more than 20 people, discounts can apply. These bookings are to be made directly with the Booking Team who can be contacted at greg@trotworkevents.co.uk.

Sat 13 Jul

£3 (Children £6; Family £20) / 01875 821990

For large group bookings of more than 20 people, discounts can apply. These bookings are to be made directly with the Booking Team who can be contacted at greg@trotworkevents.co.uk.

Sun 14 Jul

£3 (Children £6; Family £20) / 01875 821990

For large group bookings of more than 20 people, discounts can apply. These bookings are to be made directly with the Booking Team who can be contacted at greg@trotworkevents.co.uk.

Historic Underground

Learn about the history of Georgian Edinburgh through a tour of the Blair Street Underground Vaults.

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 12:00 – 13:15
  • 14:00 – 15:15
  • 16:00 – 17:15

Mon 17 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 12:00 – 13:15
  • 14:00 – 15:15
  • 16:00 – 17:15

Tue 18 Jun

£14 (£12; Children £9; Family £37) / 0131 225 5445

  • 12:00 – 13:15
  • 14:00 – 15:15
  • 16:00 – 17:15
…and 286 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Evening of Ghost and Ghouls

A night of ghost tours and storytelling from Mercat Tours.

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£18 (£16; Children £11; Family £47) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:00 – 21:00
  • 20:00 – 22:00
  • 21:00 – 23:00

Mon 17 Jun

£18 (£16; Children £11; Family £47) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:00 – 21:00
  • 20:00 – 22:00
  • 21:00 – 23:00

Tue 18 Jun

£18 (£16; Children £11; Family £47) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:00 – 21:00
  • 20:00 – 22:00
  • 21:00 – 23:00
…and 286 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Bannockburn Battle Camp Reenactment

Celebrate the 705th anniversary of the historic Battle of Bannockburn at this re-enactment of the battle camp, including a kitchen, forge, armoury and plenty of characters to chat with.

The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, Stirling

Sun 16 Jun

£6 (Children £4) / 0844 493 2139

Doomed, Dead and Buried

Explore the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults and the Canongate graveyard.

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£17 (£15) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:30 – 21:15
  • 20:30 – 22:15

Mon 17 Jun

£17 (£15) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:30 – 21:15
  • 20:30 – 22:15

Tue 18 Jun

£17 (£15) / 0131 225 5445

  • 19:30 – 21:15
  • 20:30 – 22:15
…and 286 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Guid Crack Storytelling Session

Regular storytelling club involving song and music aplenty.

Waverley Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Jun

suggested donation £4–£5 / 0131 557 1050

Four legs Good, Two Legs Bad with Daniel Serridge

Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hosted by Beltane Fire Society, the Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter. The change of seasons is brought to life through wild drumming, fire-dancing, acrobatics, and vibrant costumes.

Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Oct

Times & prices to be confirmed

The Magic Hour

An evening of magic and illusion presented in the style of the Victorian Masters. Prepare to be baffled as Tony Middleton performs sleight of hand and mind-reading.

Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London W1J

Thu 20 Jun

£33–£45

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Fri 21 Jun

£33–£45

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Thu 27 Jun

£33–£45

  • 20:00 – 22:00
…and 55 more dates until 3 Jan 2020

Craigtoun Country Park, St Andrews

Sat 29 Jun

Free Entry / 01334 472013

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Curious about Liverpool

Quirky self-guided heritage walks around Liverpool.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Sun 16 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 Price for up to four people / 01159502151

Cathedrals, Chinatown & LIPA

Mon 17 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 Price for up to four people / 01159502151

Cathedrals, Chinatown & LIPA

Tue 18 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 Price for up to four people / 01159502151

Cathedrals, Chinatown & LIPA

…and 284 more dates until 28 Mar 2020

St George's Hall, Liverpool

Sun 16 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 Price for up to four people / 01159502151

Museums, Music & Culture

Mon 17 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 Price for up to four people / 01159502151

Museums, Music & Culture

Tue 18 Jun

£5.99–£7.99 Price for up to four people / 01159502151

Museums, Music & Culture

…and 285 more dates until 30 Mar 2020

Edinburgh's Greatest Hits: The Story of the Capital's Music

Guided walking tours telling the story of musicians who have played and made music in Edinburgh.

Old Town, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Jun

£12–£14 / 07803204563

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Sat 29 Jun

£12–£14 / 07803204563

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Sat 6 Jul

£12–£14 / 07803204563

  • 11:00 – 12:30
…and 12 more dates until 28 Sep

Enchanted Princess Party

Popular children's princesses come together for an interactive live show with music, dancing and party games.

Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Sat 3 Aug

£5 (Children £7) / 01392 271808

  • 11:00 – 12:00
  • 14:00 – 15:00

Hidden and Haunted

An adults-only ghost tour of the vaults.

Mercat Tours, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£14 (£12) / 0131 225 5445

  • 21:30 – 22:30
  • 22:00 – 23:00

Mon 17 Jun

£14 (£12) / 0131 225 5445

  • 21:30 – 22:30
  • 22:00 – 23:00

Tue 18 Jun

£14 (£12) / 0131 225 5445

  • 21:30 – 22:30
  • 22:00 – 23:00
…and 286 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Social in the Gardens

Scotland's festival of social enterprise that celebrates the field with a day of market stalls, live music, open air family ceilidh, art exhibition, food stalls and a bar - all produced and run by social enterprises that are working to improve people's quality of life here in Scotland. The 2019 event will be free as it…

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Jul

Free / 0131 228 1276

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 27 Jul

Free / 0131 228 1276

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Burkers and Bodysnatchers

Hear gruesome tales of stolen corpses and the dirty doings of surgeons, students and resurrectionists. The tour features the story of a half-anatomised man, graverobber and nightwatchman Satan Sangster and the great riot of Hospital Row, when Dr Andrew Moir’s anatomy theatre was torn to the ground by angry citizens.

Marischal College, Aberdeen

Fri 21 Jun

£10–£12

Grayson Perry Director Tour

GRAYSON PERRY Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry Dovecot presents the work of the ever-popular artist, celebrated Turner Prize winner, and self-styled ‘unapologetic fetishist’, Grayson Perry. Enjoy a guided tour of the Grayson Perry exhibition with Dovecot Director Celia Joicey. This tour…

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Jul

£12 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:00 – 10:45

Marischal College and the Edwardians

Illustrated talk and discussion on the 1906 royal opening of a Marischal College extension.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Mon 24 Jun

Free / 03000200293

Newark Book Festival

Literature festival in Newark filling a weekend with author events, panel talks, and activities for the entire family.

Various venues: Newark

Fri 12 Jul

Prices vary / 01636 655755

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sat 13 Jul

Prices vary / 01636 655755

  • 09:30 – 19:00

Sun 14 Jul

Prices vary / 01636 655755

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Refugee Festival Scotland

Coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, and centred around World Refugee Day (for 2019 it's 20 June), this annual festival of arts and cultural events celebrates the contribution which refugees make to Scottish cultural life and the welcome offered by local people.

Various venues: Scotland

Thu 20 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 9799

Fri 21 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 9799

Sat 22 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 9799

…and 8 more dates until 30 Jun

3 Harbours Arts Festival

A diverse mix of art, music, performance and heritage which has been hosted by the delightful East Lothian locations of Prestonpans, Port Seton and Cockenzie for over a decade now.

Various venues: East Lothian

Sat 29 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Sun 30 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

Mon 1 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed

…and 6 more dates until 7 Jul

The Tiger Who Came to Tea and The Adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat

3D exhibition featuring the worlds from 14 of Judith Kerr's books.

Discover Children's Story Centre, London E15

Sun 16 Jun

£1.50–£8 / 020 8536 5555

Mon 17 Jun

£1.50–£8 / 020 8536 5555

Tue 18 Jun

£1.50–£8 / 020 8536 5555

…and 75 more dates until 1 Sep

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

£10 (Members £8 Forum Members) / 01315569579

  • 17:30 – 20:00

Art on the Rails

Free monthly celebration of contemporary arts and crafts, music and storytelling.

Project 24, Bangor

Sun 30 Jun

Free

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sun 28 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sat 31 Aug

Free

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Sun 29 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Ballater Victoria Week

Initiated in 1987 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession and to raise funds for the refurbishment of the Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater's Victoria Week brings together numerous sections of the community to lay on a host of fun activities for all ages.

Various venues: Ballater

Sat 3 Aug

prices vary

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 4 Aug

prices vary

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Mon 5 Aug

prices vary

  • 12:00 – 00:00
…and 6 more dates until 11 Aug