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October 2014

Chatterbooks, fun with science

Mon October 13, 2014 @ 16:0017:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Fun science activities, more information to follow.

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£14.50

Explore Minecraft

Sat October 18, 2014 @ 13:3016:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Make your own story with the computer game Minecraft - and help your castaway survive long enough to become king!

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October 2015

Free

Science Experiments for Kids

Mon October 5, 2015 @ 15:0016:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Make monsters with your little monsters and planets with your little aliens with the Gorebridge librarians. Find out how to turn milk into 'planets', soap into ‘monsters’ and discover what amazing things you can do with everyday items. Get hands on with the experiments, release your inner monster and have fun. This event is for children aged 7 - 12 yrs, its FREE and you can drop in any time during the session. The library has wheelchair access.

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Free

Massage taster session – Gorebridge Library

Tue October 6, 2015 @ 18:3020:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Who thoughts science could be relaxing? Its time to put your feet up and release all the tension from the day to day busyness of life with a free massage taster sessions from a trained therapist. This session will also teach you how to make your own massage bar to take home, so the relaxation never ends. This session is for adults and its free, please book your place at the venue or call 01875 820 630. This venue has…

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Wild Food Walk – Gorebridge Library

Sat October 10, 2015 @ 10:0012:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Come on a relaxed walk to the Gore Glen to discover the delicious and surprising flavours to be found in native wild plants. You will be guided by expert Ian Edwards from the Royal Botanical Gardens. Meet at 10am at Gorebridge Library. Free Event but please reserve your place on the link below or at the venue. Sorry, but this walk is unsuitable for wheelchairs.  

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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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