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Filmhouse Screening: The Fits preview @ Filmhouse
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Filmhouse Screening: The Fits preview @ Filmhouse | Scotland | United Kingdom

We’re delighted to welcome our members to a free preview screening of The Fits, the next title to be supported by BFI FAN’s New Release Strategy.

The Fits is not your usual coming-of-age tale. Dreamy, poetic, visually lush with an immersive score that beguiles and intrigues, this confident debut feature from director Anna Rose Holmer deserves to be seen on the big screen.

After the screening we’ll be discussing ideas and support available via the New Release Strategy to help you screen the film. The Fits will be released into UK cinemas on 24 February 2017 and can be booked via Lionsgate.

10.00-10.15 Teas/coffees in Filmhouse Cafe
10.15-11.35 Screening of The Fits in Cinema 3
11.35-12.00 Discussion of support available through New Release Strategy in Cinema 3

Advance booking is essential for this free screening. Please sign up via the green ‘Register’ button above.

Bim Adewunmi on The Fits for Buzzfeed
Watch trailer (US)

Raising a Deaf Child Workshop @ Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Raising a Deaf Child Workshop @ Novotel Edinburgh Park Hotel | Scotland | United Kingdom

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

Learn to recognise the causes of challenging behaviour and develop the skills and strategies to promote positive behaviour.

Led by two facilitators this workshop will provide an opportunity for you to meet other parents of deaf children in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Refreshements and free onsite childcare provided.

Scran Salon’s 3rd Birthday Extravaganza @ Akva
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Scran Salon's 3rd Birthday Extravaganza @ Akva   | Scotland | United Kingdom

Edinburgh’s Scran Salon brings together people with a love of food, each month. With the focus on the food community in Scotland, across producers, chefs, owners, customers, writers, promoters and enthusiastic eaters, the aim is to give a monthly opportunity for these sometimes disparate groups to come together.

The Scran Salon is held on the first Monday of each month.

A dazzling array of folks are signed up to come along to these events. We have those who wish to play the role of onlooker, while some others will take to the stage to give you an update on a food related item, from their own unique perspective. Whatever brings you along, you will be warmly welcomed and have the opportunity to connect with a room of people with a committed appreciation of food.

The event is free, but do sign-up for a ticket so we can gauge numbers.

Edinburgh Medical School: Let’s talk about health: Breast cancer; the advent of personalised medicine @ Queen's Medical Research Institute
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Edinburgh Medical School: Let’s talk about health: Breast cancer; the advent of personalised medicine @ Queen's Medical Research Institute | Scotland | United Kingdom

“Let’s Talk About Health” is all about advancing our knowledge of health and what goes wrong in disease. Join us to hear about new research in our University that is increasing our understanding of diseases and providing new advances in treatment. Guests will be able to talk to our young scientists about their research, and S4 and S5 pupils will have an opportunity to tour our labs before the talks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Professor Karen Chapman

University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Most people associate breast cancer with women. However, men can also be affected. Currently, 1 in 8 women in the UK will be affected by breast cancer during their lifetime. Huge steps have been made in understanding some of the complexities underpinning this disease and developing increasingly effective treatment strategies. This started here in Scotland, with Beatson’s discovery that in some women, removal of the ovaries can shrink tumours. Join us to hear about some of the key advances that have led to over 85% of women now living more than 5 years after diagnosis of breast cancer. We will explore exciting research aimed at developing new treatment strategies, that are personalised to the individual patient’s cancer, to maximise treatment effectiveness and limit unpleasant side-effects.


Dr Helen Creedon, and Professor Val Brunton, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, The University of Edinburgh

Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.

Refreshments available after event.

Photography & filming

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University or University approved third parties.

For any further information contact the organiser, Karen Chapman [email protected]

Film Screening of ‘I Daniel Blake’ followed by speaker and discussion of benefits sanctions @ Cabaret Voltaire
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Film Screening of 'I Daniel Blake' followed by speaker and discussion of benefits sanctions @ Cabaret Voltaire

Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and film starts at 7pm. After the film a discussion about the benefits reforms and issues associated with poverty will take place with Mike Cormack from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty

This is a free community screening of ‘I Daniel Blake’ in light of the benefits sanctions and the devastating effects that benefits sanctions are having on people. Come along and take part in the discussion and hear about the issues that have forced the Scottish Government to restructure their provision of benefits in the light of UK welfare reforms.

‘I Daniel Blake’ is the latest film made by Ken Loach and screen writer Paul Laverty.  The film has been critically acclaimed around the world receiving multiple awards and accolades such as winning the Palme d’Or – the highest prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival as well as the Prix du public – the prize awarded by the audience attending at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival.

The film follows the story of an out of work carpenter, Daniel Blake as he tries to negotiate the heart condition which keeps him from working and the benefits system.  Whilst trying to communicate his doctors advice to the those who are administrating the benefits, he meets and befriends Katie and her two children, Dylan and Daisy who have been forced to relocate from their home London…

Come and take part in a nation wide series of screenings where the distribution company has made it available to communities pre-release to DVD so that important conversations can take place and so that people who have not seen the film, and who cannot afford to, may do.

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Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop @ Wellcome Auditorium,
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop @ Wellcome Auditorium,

Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop