Children and Families

 

Messy Faith

by donation

 

Intercake!

The Great Cake Bake Sale

Free Entry

 

 

 

Tue 7, 14, 21 August 10.30am - 12pm

Hall and Persian Tent

at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Weds 8 August 11am - 12pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Messy Faith is fun for all ages and is based on a belief that we grow best in faith when we share the journey with as many different people as possible. The morning will include storytelling, fun (messy) activities, shared food and a tent.

 

Are you ‘Into cake’? Are you a pudding prodigy? Celebrate the diversity of sweet tastes with us in this cake bake sale featuring cakes and desserts from different cultures.  The proceeds from all sales will go to FoSP charity ‘Mary’s Meals’

 

www.marysmeals.org.uk

 

Photo Credit: Dough Re Mi Bakery

 

 

 

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Intercake! The Great

Pudding Masterclass

£5

 

Play And Pray For Families With Primarily Under 5s

£6

 

 

 

Weds 8 August 6pm - 7pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Thurs 9 August 9.30am - 11am

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Are you ‘Into Cake’? Are your buns simply the best? Come and discover some new skills and new favourite recipes in this masterclass - suitable for kitchen novices and master bakers alike. A booklet featuring popular sweet & pudding recipes from different cultures is included with each paid entry.

 

Photo Credit: Dough Re Mi Bakery

 

‘I don’t get a chance to pray, I have the children with me’

 

There are oodles of ways of making prayer fun and yet real; something families can do together in the midst of the ‘untidiness’ of everyday life. Come and try praying with bubbles, play-doh, bodies and imagination!

 

www.epiphanygroup.org.uk

 

Family ticket: £6 for 1 adult + up to 2 children, £8 for 2 adults + up to 4 children.

 

 

 

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All Questions And

No Answers

– Workshop For Adults

By donation

 

What’s The Story –

With Marie-Louise Cochrane

By Donation

 

 

 

Thurs 9, 16, 23 August 4pm - 4.45pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Thurs 9 August 4pm - 4.45pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Children can be masters of the ‘big questions’ that parents sometime struggle to cope with. These informal discussions provide an opportunity to explore how we help children develop their awareness of the spiritual and grow as spiritual beings without feeling the need to give them all the ‘answers’! Aimed specifically at adults, the discussions run at the same time as our storytelling sessions for children.

 

Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It brings words and the world to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners.  Join us in our magical Persian Tent as professional storyteller Marie-Louie Cochrane delights us with her traditional tales. Suitable for all ages.

 

 

 

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Puppetry in Motion

£5

 

Legends – Myth And Magic With GP Taylor

CANCELLED

 

 

 

Fri 10 August 10am - 12pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Mon 13 August 11am - 12pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Our storyteller and puppeteer entertains us with a puppet show and then leads a workshop in which you will make and learn to operate your own puppet, which is yours to keep! Let your imagination run wild! This workshop is suitable for adults, older children on their own or younger children working with an adult.

 

Legends - Myth and Magic is a journey to the haunts of Boggles - Barghests – and red eyed night hounds. It is a scary and sometimes funny hour of excitement and chills from one of the finest story tellers of our time. GP Taylor hasn’t performed at Edinburgh since selling out in 2005 – not to be missed. GP Taylor writes for Faber and Faber, he has sold millions of books around the world and all of his books are being turned into films.

 

 

 

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CANCELLED

What’s The Story –

With Mio Shapley

By Donation

 

What’s The Time Mr Wolf? – With Debi Gliori

£5 (£2)

 

 

 

Thurs 16 August 4pm - 4.45pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Mon 20 August 4pm - 5pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It brings words and the world to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners. Mio Shapley joins us in our magical Persian Tent with traditional tales and music from Japan. Suitable for all ages.

 

Award-winning author and illustrator Debi Gliori joins us to share her new book What’s the Time Mr Wolf. Due to be published in September, advance copies of the book will be available for purchase after the session along with a selection of Debi’s many other books, which she will be on-hand to sign for you.

 

Family Price: 2 adults + up to 3 children £12

 

 

 

 

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The Big Fat Pancake

£5

 

What’s The Story

– With Duncan Mackintosh

By Donation

 

 

 

Wed 22 August 11.30am - 12pm

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Thurs 23 August 4pm - 4.45pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

The Girl called Pearl and her Aunties Hetty and Betty all look forward to eating the delicious big fat pancake. But then something unexpected happens. Join the chase for the pancake in this colourful interactive family show. Created and performed by the Edinburgh based ‘Garvald Puppeteers’, a company including adults with learning disabilities.

 

www.garvaldedinburgh.org.uk

 

Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It brings words and the world to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners.  World travelling storyteller Duncan Mackintosh brings tales of Africa to the Persian Tent to entertain and delight us. Suitable for all ages.

 

 

 

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The Long And Winding Road

Free

 

End Of Festival Ceilidh

£6 (under 12s Free)

 

 

 

Fri 24 August 7pm - 8pm

Persian Tent at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Sat 25 August 7pm - 9pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

 

 

Have you ever been on pilgrimage? Walked the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela? Completed the Hajj? Received the Birkat Kohanim at the Wailng Wall? Come and ask your own questions or share your own experience at this informal session for late teens and twentysomethings. Refreshments will be available to purchase.

 

Celebrate the end of this year’s

Festival with The Caleerie Buskers in a traditional ceilidh for all the family, and don’t worry - full instructions will be given! When you’re not dancing enjoy some tasty refreshments in our Persian Tent.  Light snacks and drinks are provided with more available to purchase.

 

Family Price: 2 adults

and up to 3 children £10

 

 

 

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Intercake! The Great Pudding Party

£5

 

Sun 26 August 4pm - 5pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)

 

Are you ‘Into Cake’? Do delicious deserts delight you? Come and enjoy some tastes of the world in our interfaith pudding party! A whole range of delectable deserts will be served to set your taste buds tingling and a fun family quiz will provide a bit of food for the brain as well. This is a strictly savoury-free zone!

 

Free admission with cake to serve 8.

 

Photo Credit: Dough Re Mi Bakery

 

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Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:

 

The Festival of Spirituality and Peace

St John's Church
Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ

E-mail: info@festivalofspirituality.org.uk

 

Or use our online contact form.

News

New Director

The Festival of Spirituality & Peace has a new Director: Andrew Newman.  Andrew brings with him an African/ Scottish view on the path to peace, diversity and inclusiveness.

 

For information on how to contact him visit the 'Meet the team' page

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