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Programme for 7 July

West High Street Zone

Time Activity
12pm - 5pm Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail 29, Cultural Celebrations.
Artist, Mr A Sing
Sponsor: City of Edinburgh Council
Location: City Chambers 
12pm - 5pm Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail 16, Foiled Again
Artist: Robert Mach
Sponsor: Walker Scott
Location: Cockburn Street
12pm - 5pm Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail 35, Oor Coal Miner
Artist: Kelty Art Collection
Sponsor: The Malcolm Group
Location: Warriston Close 
12pm - 4pm

Police Scotland Close Pass. A display of safe driving distances to help make roads safer for cyclists.

12pm - 3pm Security Bike Marking with UV etch, using the free Bike Register Scheme.
12pm - 4pm Dr Bike Station Mobile workshop; free servicing and advice from qualified bike station mechanics.
2.30pm and 3.30pm Edinburgh Festival Voluntary Guided Walks - free tours around Edinburgh's historic Old Town. Meet to the West of City Chambers. 

East High Street Zone

Time Activity
12pm - 4.30pm Street Games led by the Open Streets Team, including Connect 4, Chess and Badminton.
12pm - 5pm Literary Walking Tours starting from the Scottish Storytelling Centre, John Knox House. Explore Edinburgh's Netherbow area - pick up your self-guided tour from the Scottish Storytelling Centre 
1.15pm - 2pm Salvation Army Brass Band and Choir will be joining in with a selection of their favourite music, feel free to sing along! Organised by the local Salvation Army members. 
12pm - 5pm Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail 38, Wullie and his Dino Onsie
Artist: Chris Morgan
Sponsor: Ryvoan Trust
Location: High Street 
2.30pm and 3.30pm Taoist Tai Chi™ Display and Taster led by the Taoist Society of Great Britain. 
Free and all are welcome to join in the sessions.
3pm - 4pm Yoga sessions led by Edinburgh Community Yoga. Free session, come and have a go - bring something comfortable to wear. 

Grassmarket Zone

Time Activity
12pm - 4.30pm E-bike trials, Harts Cyclery in Victoria Street and Grassmarket. Come and try an e-bike!
12pm - 3pm Edinburgh Urban Sketchers will be meeting at the West Bow monument to sketch around the Grassmarket area. Come along with a sketchbook and art materials.
12pm - 4pm Spokes mobile stall. Active travel information and maps for Edinburgh and the Lothians.
3.30pm - 4.30pm Swing dancing, led by Edinburgh Swing Dance Society. All welcome to join in!

Canongate Zone

Time Activity
12pm - 4pm Edinburgh Old Town Community Trust invite residents to join them for a pop-up picnic. People are welcome to bring a snack to share in Chessel’s Court. 
12pm - 5pm Reading Havens set up by the Scottish Storytelling Centre and City of Literature in three locations. Come and pick up a free read in Sandeman House Garden, Chessel’s Court Garden, and the Old Tolbooth Market.
12pm - 5pm Scottish Poetry Library. All welcome to visit and enjoy some quiet reading time.
2pm - 4pm Citizenship in Action, presentation, short walking tour and discussion on the Open Streets Movement.
A free talk, hosted by the Royal Society of Arts Edinburgh Area Network at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.
2pm - 4pm Come and try circus skills, led by Think Circus. Free circus skills workshops for all ages, spin, twirl, and juggle. 
12.30pm - 4.30pm Edinburgh World Heritage activities table in Sibbald Walk off the Canongate. A range of activities and information including brass rubbings of the Old and New Town's maps. 
12pm - 3pm Play Together on Pedals. Have fun learning to cycle for ages 3-5 in the open space at Sibbald Walk, just off the Canongate. 
12pm - 4.30pm Street Play. Playing outside whatever the weather with Canongate Youth’s Play Rangers Team.
2pm - 2.45pm Chair Yoga led by Edinburgh Community Yoga. The session is designed to provide gentle movements to mobilise the joints and stretches to release tension. This is a free session running in the Museum of Edinburgh outdoor space and all are welcome to join in.
12pm - 5pm Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail 22, Wullie Goes Gaelic
Artist: Tom Morgan-Jones
Sponsor: BNP Paribas
Location: Aparthotel Adagio, Royal Mile 

Quieter Spaces 
Canongate –  Museum of Edinburgh, Scottish Poetry Library, Dunbar Close Garden.
High Street and Lawnmarket – Cockburn Street, Writers Museum. 

Further planned Open Streets events are scheduled for:

  • Sunday 6 October 2019
  • Sunday 3 November 2019
  • Sunday 1 December 2019

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