Festival City Market

THE COLOUR DASHER

Granny Squares for beginners.  Granny Squares have rocketed back into fashion recently and they are so easy to make!  This workshop is designed to be accessible for beginners and Leigh will talk you through the pattern and all the stitches you need to make a granny square. 

Sunday 28th August

INTERCITY MOBILE THERAPISTS

InterCity is the leading provider of mobile massage therapy in Edinburgh.
Bringing a luxury Spa Experience to you at home.

Book in for a seated chair massage.
Seated chair massage is incredibly relaxing, carried out over your clothes with no oils.
Meaning you can carry on shopping afterwards!

Saturday 27th August 

KNITTING FOR ALL

Excited to launch the summer series of Kids Craft Workshops, we will be taking a crafting tour around the town.  

Come along and sew your very own Greyfriars Bobby, Sew a Floral Clock or Meet Bessie Edinburgh youngest Suffragette

Wednesday 10th August – Floral Clock
Friday 12th August – Bessie peg dolls

THE SOAPY BUBBLE COMPANY

The Soapy Bubble Company parties are back!
Learn how to make your own gently fizzing, vegan & palm oil free bath bombs!
Tuition will be given over an hour to an hour and a half, depending on numbers, where you will choose your own scent & colour from a selection of Strawberry Bliss, Mango Tango, Juniper berry & Lemon or fresh Lavender. You will make a minimum of 3 paper ramekin bath bombs or you can try out the round moulds for more experienced or talented bath bomb makers! Choose one scent and swap products with others if you would like to add a bit variety. A recipe and take home party bag included.
Ages 6+

Saturday 20th August – 2.45pm

CASTAWAY SCOTLAND

The sessions cover and practice all the basic knitting moves:

  • casting on
  • knitting
  • purling
  • decreasing stitches
  • increasing stitches
  • fixes
  • binding off

I also go over that crazy-looking knitting language, different yarns and weights, what you need to look for when you go to a knitting shop and what equipment you need… and any other questions that might come up!

I have a maximum of 5 people per workshop (to make sure that you are not left stranded should you drop a stitch) and we will work on producing a small but beautiful project…all materials are provided to make a pair of wrist warmers (wool, wooden knitting needles, a pencil and instructions)

This course is aimed at total beginners or those who are a little rusty and would like to get back in to knitting.

Sunday 14th August

TANYA SUKI STYLE

I simply love what I do! My aim is to help you be the best version of you.  I deliver a personalised experience to spark your passion for style and transform your self-confidence.

I’m a qualified personal stylist and graduate of the London College of Style. Prior to this I worked in finance and commercial management and have worked in the retail industry for over 20 years.

So, whatever you shape, size or budget my aim is to help you shine and feel good in your own skin. And being able to draw on my background and wealth of experience enables me to truly understand you, and work with you on achieving your goals.

Friday 12th August
Tuesday 16th August
Friday 19th August

SEB’S URBAN JUNGLE

Summer Plant Care Workshop

New to the world of houseplants? Looking for some tips to keep your green friends happy?  Need a hand repotting and or looking for a fun plant activity? We’ve got the perfect thing for you.  

Learn all our handy tips and tricks for general care, propagation, pests and repotting.  Bring a little plant from home to repot with us if you would like, if not we can provide one.  

Friday 12th August
Friday 19th August
Friday 26th August 

MR BLUE PRODUCTIONS

I am a puppeteer who worked in Europe and the Middle East during 20 years ( in theatre, festivals, schools, film and TV including Sesame Street). I currently teach in an Early Years Centre and have worked with children for more than 30 years.

A Girl Called Grace is a story about a girl who defeats a witch with kindness. Baba Yaga is the witch and she has iron teeth. The story is about dealing with adversity. Meet some funny strange characters and help Grace run through the forest and decide where to go next

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August

REDUNDANT TO ABUNDANT

Seb will be sharing his story of being laid off at work to being a successful business owner of 2 shops in 2 years.

Hot drink, cake and small houseplant

Thursday 18th August

DAN BASTIANELLI MAGIC SHOWS

Award winning Magician coming along to work some MAGIC!

CURATING YOUR WORK LIFE BLEND

We all lead busy lives and as our lives change, work needs to adapt to fit. But sometimes it seems like finding work that fits around all the commitments and enjoyment of life is like looking for a unicorn. Hear from four panellists – employed, self-employed and both, and including Scotland’s Flex Influencer 2022 and Founder of Flexible Working Scotland, Lynn Houmdi. They will share their stories – the ups and downs and tops and hacks of how they have designed (work)life blends that work. Because work and life aren’t on two sides of a scale – work is part of life!

Come along from 12:30 to get a cuppa from Seb’s Urban Lounge (card payments only) and then settle in for our panel discussion, starting at 1pm. There will be time for questions, discussion and networking. The event will conclude at 2:30pm, but you are welcome to stay and chat, shop or grab something to eat or drink.

Thursday 18th August

KIND CANDLES

Join us for Kind Candles first candle making workshop!

Whether you’re a local or a tourist visiting Edinburgh for the Fringe, this 1-hour workshop offers a perfect opportunity to relax, be creative and escape from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh for a little while…

I’m so excited to share an introduction to candle making with you. You will:

  • Discover the basics of candle making
  • Learn about wicks, oils and candle care 101
  • Choose your candle scent from Kind Candles signature scent library
  • Pour your personalised, eco-conscious tin candle (and name it too!) to take home*
  • Receive a discount on Kind Candles products

*Candles take 1-2 hours to set which means you won’t be able to take your candle home instantly after the workshop. If you want to enjoy your gorgeous creation ASAP, you are welcome to pop back to collect it from Festival City Market, or I am happy to pop it in the post to you too!

Your candle

Candle ingredients: Rapeseed & coconut wax, a vegan friendly & paraben free fragrance oil of your choice, cotton wick
Size: 100g
Burn time: 20-25 hours

A little more about Kind Candles:

Kind Candles are candles on a kind mission! They are eco-conscious, vegan + cruelty-free, support good causes AND smell beautiful!

Each candle has been created to spark joy. Kind Candles invites you to a place of positive energy. Many candles are inspired by moments in the Scottish wilderness, wandering through whispering trees or stargazing at the spell-binding northern sky… and now you can hand make your very own!