EWSNEWS – July 2018

Forthcoming events:

Saturday 28 July. Conducted walk starting at 4.00pm.

There are still a few spaces on our tour, so please let me know if you are interested. We will meet outside John Knox House (43 High Street, EH1 1SR) just before 4.00pm. Please email me at moc.liamgnull@dccswe or phone 0131 335 3161. We are thinking of popping to a nearby café afterwards, and would be glad of any recommendations and obviously will need numbers.

Friday 7 September. Croeso supper party at Mortonhall Golf club. 7.30pm

Our “Croeso” opening meeting with turns and entertainments, a finger buffet, and plenty of time to chat, will be held at the Mortonhall Golf Club. I am waiting for final costing, but please make a note in your diary, and my next EWSNEWS will have final details.

Dates for your diary:

Three Welsh shows spotted in the Festival Fringe:

  1. (p 197) Dance. Blue Scar … Avant Cymru. Family hip-hop dance tale of S Wales valleys culture of the 70s/80s. Venue C Chambers Street.  August 1–27 at 15:20 for 50 minutes (prices vary)
  2. (p 320) Theatre.  Chwedl: Fairytales from Wales: A fun-filled 50-minute romp through ancient fairy tales from Wales. Delve deep into the stories, myths, language and delicious cultural intricacies that make Wales the beautiful place that it is.
    Folk Storytelling from Puckish Productions and Tidal Town Theatre. Venue Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Royal Mile August 23–27 at 13:00 (50 min). £6.00 (£4.00 concession)
  3. (p324) Theatre. The Dark Philosophers   (Italia Conti Ensemble 2018) A great big sad beautiful joke. The stories of Gwyn Thomas’ 1930’s Rhondda Valley are told with music wild humour and joyous humanity. Expect punch-ups, murderous plots, sex and something lurking in the cabbage patch.
    Venue theSpace @ Niddry St (lower theatre)  August 6–11 at 13:30 (1h 30m)  £8.00 (£6.00 concession)

Sunday, 23 September. Concert by the Australian Welsh Male Choir. 7.30pm

Prior to their appearance at the Royal Albert Hall for the London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs, The Australian Welsh Male Choir (Australia’s Premier Welsh Choir) will perform in Concert in aid of Maggie’s Edinburgh at 7.30pm on Sunday 23 September 2018 at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church, 13-17 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA. For tickets @ £15.00, and full information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-australian-welsh-male-choir-in-concert-tickets-43473390080.  We have been asked to support this, and it sounds glorious, don’t you think?

Saturday, 9 March 2019. Six nations – Scotland v Wales Rugby International. Murrayfield. 14.15pm.

I know this is in the dim and distant, but time flies when you are having fun. This is just a note to let you know that Hywel Williams will be able to get tickets for the game in the autumn. If you are interested, please contact Hywel in October.


Our subs for 2018–19 are now due and remain at £15 single or £22.50 family. Please make your cheque payable to Edinburgh Welsh Society or Cymdeithas Cymry Dineidyn.

I look forward everso much to seeing you soon.