Palace of Holyroodhouse Edinburgh.Photograph David Cheskin.27.03.2015
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EDINBURGH SET FOR TWO WEEKENDS OF MOVIE MAGIC
This is Edinburgh and EIFF launch programme
of free outdoor cinema screenings in June
June is officially movie month in Edinburgh. In the build-up to the 69th Edinburgh International Film
Festival (EIFF) 17-28 June 2015, This is Edinburgh in partnership with EIFF, is inviting locals of all ages
to free outdoor cinema screenings in the Grassmarket and St Andrew Square.
Kicking off Film in the City on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June will be lively, family-friendly ‘dance-
along’ screenings of musical favourites such as Mary Poppins, West Side Story and Dirty Dancing, in
the wonderful setting of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket. The following weekend (Friday 12 to Sunday 14
June) will see outdoor screenings return to St Andrew Square Gardens with a collection of cinematic
gems, ranging from Guardians of the Galaxy and Indiana Jones, to Life of Pi and Brave.
Speaking on behalf of the city centre campaign, This is Edinburgh, Roddy Smith, Chief Executive of
Essential Edinburgh said: “This is the fourth year we have brought outdoor screenings to St Andrew
Square Garden, and as part of the This is Edinburgh campaign we have been able to expand this
wonderful event to include the Grassmarket for the second year running.
“The outdoor screenings have always been incredibly popular and create an amazing buzz around
the city in the run up to the world famous EIFF. When it comes to creating an atmospheric, cinematic
backdrop, there are few places in the world that can compete with Edinburgh’s city centre.”
Mark Adams, Artistic Director of EIFF said: “We are thrilled to be staging two weekends of outdoor
screenings as a wonderful preamble to this year’s festival. It creates just the right atmosphere for
film lovers to get into the film festival mood.”
Bars, restaurants and retailers across Edinburgh wil
Learning room Palace of Holyroodhouse,Edinburgh.Picture David Cheskin.18.06.2016
Sunday, 12 July 2015
The Palace of Holyroodhouse offers a great day out for families. Visit us for a day of Jacobite themed activities.
â¢Make and Take – get creative and make your very own blue ribbon and garter star.
â¢Facepainting – have your face painted in the style of the 1700s complete with wigs and beauty spots.
â¢Hands on History – see where Bonnie Prince Charlie held a wonderful ball and handle models of the prince’s sheild, sword, maps and much more.
â¢Themed Family Tours – gives families the opportunity to delve deeper into the prince’s infamous time at the Palace.
â¢Storytelling – Join our storyteller in the Great Gallery and be transported back to the Jacobite times.
â¢Family Activity Trails – explore the Palace gardens and abbey with a family activity trail.
â¢Family Audio Tour – learn more about the Palace and its most famous residents with our interactive audio tour designed for families to enjoy together. Look out for unusual furniture, sparkling jewels and more.
Face painting during a tour of Palace of Holyroodhouse,Edinburgh.Picture David Cheskin.18.06.2016