Things and stuff to do in Edinburgh, upcoming free events

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Here’s the message I sent to the members of the Things and stuff to do in Edinburgh group I administer on Facebook a couple of days ago regarding some upcoming free events around town. Maybe some local peeps might be interested?

“In order of appearance…??? Jumble Sale, Games and Afternoon Tea!

“The final push of fund-raising from Saving Iceland! (Saving Iceland is a grassroots campaign for the protection of the Icelandic Wilderness from destruction by Heavy Industry)


Sun June 29, 4.30pm- 7pm, Hall above The Forest Cafe (3 Bristo Place, around the corner from the Scottish Museum).

??? Public meeting, presentation and discussion on UK Biobank ethics

“Are you interested in the ethics of science? Join the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council for a presentation and discussion of the ethical issues surrounding research databases

UK Biobank was launched in 2007 and is a long-term project to build a major resource of data and samples to help understand and improve public health. The project will involve 500 000 individuals aged 40 ? 69. The Ethics and Governance Council was created as an independent body to advise on the ethics surrounding UK Biobank. This event is an opportunity for the public to hear more about the project and to discuss its work and impact.

This meeting is a free event and open to all members of the public. To attend, RSVP Susan Bassam – 020 7611 8777 or (Subject: EGC)

The Hub, Castlehill, 1 July, “Meeting 18.00 ?19.30, drinks and nibbles 19.30 ? 20.30”

??? STFU Edinburgh

Back again for another year, STFU Edinburgh a two day electronic music festival.

Thurs 3rd – Fri 4th July, 8pm – 3am, Club Red (73 Cowgate), FREE ENTRY

(there’s also one planned for Glasgow in either October or November) – flyer with details – main STFU website

??? FREAK Barn Dance!

“Come down and help support the FREAK crew in their mission to raise enough money to hold another open access TAA Edinburgh art exhibition! Expect a day of FREAK nonsense, music, fun games, art, life and laughter!

FREE ENTRY! Jumble Sale! Cake Stall! Raffle! 50p for red neck or black tooth make-up!!1! Live Bluegrass Bands, prize for best fancy dress, burlesque cowgirl performance!”

Sat July 5th, 2pm – 10pm, Hall above The Forest Café (3 Bristo Place, around the corner from the Scottish Museum).

??? The Gude Cause

“On Monday the 7th July at our usual time of 7.30pm Helen Kay from the Peace and Justice Centre will be talking about women?s suffrage and The Gude Cause, a 2009 event which will celebrant the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.”

Edinburgh Humanists meeting, Mon July 7th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace (which is up the stairs if you get lost)

??? Traverse Arts & Entertainment Quiz

“Get ready for the next Arts + Entertainment Quiz on Mon 14 July in the Traverse Bar Cafe.

Teams of no more than six should be seated by 8pm. They?ll be drinks and food promotions; just arrive early to make sure you get a seat. Questions will only be on arts and entertainment – no sports here!

Entry is ?1 per person with all proceeds going to our quiz partner Oxfam.”

July 14th, 8pm – 10pm, Traverse Cafe Bar, 10 Cambridge St

??? Edinburgh Zine Fair

“A celebration of underground, independent and small press publishing in all its forms be it art, comics literature, politics or other weirdness. We have an exciting programme of workshops, films and stalls but are still looking for more participants to sell their wares or run events over the 2 days.


Sat 26th July, 12 noon – 1am, Hall above The Forest Café (3 Bristo Place, around the corner from the Scottish Museum).

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