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Edinburgh: A Never Ending Festival – Lively Gardens

24 Aug

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It’s that time of year again when we say goodbye to the patchwork of artists, actors, comedians, performers, and patrons that descends upon Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival every August. But just because the official festival season has ended does not mean the fun has to end…

My name is AndrĂ©, and I’ll be joining Blythe as Global Assistant this year. Originally born in Germany, I am Portuguese, Irish, and Canadian, and am in the 5th and final year of my MEng in Mechanical Engineering. I’ve definitely got the travel bug and I took the chance to go on exchange to Carleton University in Canada, having an absolute blast while out there. I’m a keen golfer, cook, and photographer (although an amateur at all of these).

Blythe and I will be showing you how Edinburgh is a year round festival of culture, on and off campus. Whether you’re into music, theatre, photography, food, sports, or even air shows, we’ll be keeping you up to date with all the exciting stuff going on in Scotland’s vibrant capital year round.

The Royal Botanic Gardens are just a pleasant 20 min walk from Princes Street, and apart from housing a diverse collection of flora from around the world, they also play host to a wide range of special events, exhibitions, and workshops for all! Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s all about watching the grass grow, far from it they host photography exhibitions, cooking workshops, arts festivals, and even tours, as well as gardening classes for those who’ve always wanted to grow their own dinner.

There are events held year round, and the best part is many of them are free. You can browse through the full schedule here: Royal Botanic Garden Events.

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We gathered at KB!

8 Aug

Hello! My name’s Blythe and I’m the new Global Assistant at EUSA Global – I’ve been away from Edinburgh this past year on my year abroad and it’s great to be back, buzzed and busy with all sorts of exciting projects and events for the upcoming year. I study German and Danish, so I can’t wait to get my hands on the Tandem events and see people sharing and learning languages. I’m also bursting with excitement at being a part of the Gather festival this year, showcasing the amazing work going on in Edinburgh by university staff and students as well as the wider community.

This morning, the Gather team made their way to Kings Buildings to chat to some keen beans about running events during next year’s festival. We shared coffee, what happened last year and innovative ideas that the Gathered folk had to offer – it sounds like a really varied and dynamic bunch of events and I can’t wait to see how they develop as we support them in their event planning.

There’s loads of ways for you to be involved too! Click here for more info.

Ciao for now!