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October 2015

Free

Rocket Launches – Gorebridge Centre

Sat October 17, 2015 @ 10:0011:30
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom
Library Rocket Launches

Build a crazy rocket, at home, or with us, then 5..4..3..2..1..  Blast off!   Prizes! Visit out Rocket competition page for instructions.

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October 2016

£15

Video Game Design

Sat October 8, 2016 @ 10:0012:30
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom
Video games crosswords

Using Xbox controllers you will learn how to create and design your very own video game. Students will create a range of terrains, worlds and characters, controlling the characters’ movement, sound and vision using an intuitive icon-based programming language.  

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Free

Ecological Walk – Gore Glen

Sat October 15, 2016 @ 10:0012:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom
Photo of people walking across a field carrying sapling trees with trees in the distance.

Gore Glen Walk: unravel the story of our valley woodlands by reading the trees.  Morning led by Ian Edwards from the Royal Botanical Gardens.  Ian has been a friend of the Midlothian Science Festival since it's inception and with masses of knowledge and experience in Ecology and a PhD in woodland conservation, he always delights those who join him for a walk in the beautiful Gore Glen.  

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Free

Midlothian Rocket Blast – Build Gorebridge

Mon October 17, 2016 @ 14:0015:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom
Bottle ockets

Come and build a bottle Rocket with us today, and then launch  at one of our launch sites: 22nd Oct  - Penicuik Library 11am - 12,30pm 22nd Oct - Mayfield Library 2pm - 3.30pm You can build a rocket at home using a fizzy drink bottle.  Instructions here.

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Free

Gorebridge – The gunpower years..

Tue October 18, 2016 @ 19:0020:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom
Black drawing of dead animals

In 1794, Scotland’s first Gunpowder Mill started operations on the banks of the Gore Water. It was closed shortly after 1861. Join us as we host speaker Joan Simpson, who will share her knowledge of those 'gunpowder years' in Gorebridge, setting them in their local and european historical context. A fascinating evening.

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Free

Fun Science Experiments

Thu October 20, 2016 @ 15:0016:30
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom
Fun Science Experiments

Join in with an afternoon of cool 'hands on' experiments.

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October 2017

£3 – £6

Hidden Figures

Fri October 13, 2017 @ 19:0021:30
Temple Village Hall, Temple Village Hall
Temple Village, near Gorebridge, EH23 4SQ United Kingdom

Hidden Figures is a powerful, gripping drama about African American female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race. Learn about the crucial role these women played, overcoming difficulties presented by the attitudes of others to send the first American astronauts into space. Followed by a discussion on the history of space exploration. adults £6, children £3

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Free

Kitchen Sink Science

Sat October 14, 2017 @ 11:0012:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Fun and messy experiments for all the family that you can recreate at home. Come and create things like lava lamps and volcanoes! Using nothing more than what we all have at home, we will show you how you'll find a tonne of experiments that can be done using some very simple ingredients and equipment. (sorry mum and dad!)  

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Free

Digging up the Past

Tue October 17, 2017 @ 15:0016:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

See how archaeologists work and get your hands on some genuine viking artefacts!

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October 2018

Film: Arrival

Sat October 6, 2018 @ 19:0021:00
Temple Village Hall, Temple Village Hall
Temple Village, near Gorebridge, EH23 4SQ United Kingdom

Join Moorflix Community Cinema for the film about a linguist who is recruited by the military to communicate with alien lifeforms, followed by a discussion led by experts in linguistics. arrive at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. adults £6, children £3, family £15.

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Free

Science in the Saddle

Tue October 9, 2018 @ 10:0015:00
Gorebridge Beacon, Gorebridge Beacon, Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Join Greening Gorebridge and researchers from the Roslin Institute for a day of cycling and science with a cake stop or two!  

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Free

Waste Not Want Not

Wed October 10, 2018 @ 13:3015:00
Gorebridge Beacon, Gorebridge Beacon, Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Gorebridge has recently opened a community fridge to enable local food sharing. Join the Slow Food Youth Network, The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and Greening Gorebridge to discuss how we can tackle food waste in imaginative and fun ways. Come along Wednesday 10th from 1:30pm-3pm.

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Free

Ready Set Go! Balloon Cars – Gorebridge

Mon October 15, 2018 @ 14:0015:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Do you think you can build a car powered only by air? Join the librarians to explore 'Reaction Forces' and make and race your very own balloon car. Join us on Monday 15th from 2pm-3pm.

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Free

The Fantastic Physics Fire Show – Gorebridge

Tue October 16, 2018 @ 17:0018:00
Gorebridge Leisure Centre, Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TX United Kingdom

A show full of explosions, flaming hands, launching rockets, and a bottled flaming jet, among other spectacular, and educational, experimental demonstrations! Come learn about how fire works, can be controlled, and used for experiments too. Come along Tuesday 16th from 5pm-6pm.  

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Free

Sense-sational Science

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 15:0016:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Get ready for some Sense-sational fun. Explore and challenge your senses with experiments, for children of all ages. Join us on Thursday 18th from 3pm-4pm.

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October 2019

£3 – £6

Film Screening: First Man

Sat October 5, 2019 @ 19:3021:30
Temple Village Hall, Temple Village Hall
Temple Village, near Gorebridge, EH23 4SQ United Kingdom
First man film

Join Moorflix Community Cinema for a screening of the film about the life of Neil Armstrong, followed by a Q&A about Scottish space exploration.

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Free

Shake It Up

Tue October 8, 2019 @ 16:0017:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Make a 'Galaxy in a bottle' in this hands on workshop exploring the science of density and solubility of liquids. Just add glitter!  

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Free

Not so fast! Fashion showcase

Sat October 12, 2019 @ 16:0018:00
The Beacon, Hunterfield Rd
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Heard that Fast Fashion is damaging our planet? Slow down, be inspired and join us for the evening and witness the creativity and flair of items created, upcycled, repaired, refashioned and modelled by individuals, schools and community groups from Gorebridge and surrounding area. With a host of activities and stalls exploring the environmental impact of the fashion industry and what we can all do to make a difference.  

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Free

Light Lines Workshops

Tue October 15, 2019 @ 12:0017:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Draw with light using UV torches, experiment with colour shadows and experience the world from a different viewpoint using upside-down goggles! Uncover the mysteries of light through a series of amazing experiments. Discover how to split white light to reveal the full colour spectrum using prisms. Use torches to mix colours together to make white light. Draw pictures and uncover hidden symbols using ultra violet light energy. Learn how to bend and reflect light using convex lenses and mirrors. Hear…

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Free

Supersonic School Run

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 11:0013:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

From the school run to travelling across the world, the future of how we travel looks very different! Come join Greening Gorebridge and HYPED from the University of Edinburgh to explore some of the latest ideas including the ‘Hyperloop’ that can travel at over 700mph! We’ll also have some electric cars and electric bikes to try out too.

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