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"Social in the Garden"

  • Princes street 117 Princes St Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 3AA United Kingdom (map)

Sign up for Social in the Gardens 2017

As part of the Social in the Gardens Social Enterprise festival at the Ross Bandstand in August, Edinburgh Social Enterprise will be run a Social Enterprise market and a variety of performance activities.

Stalls and activities will run from 10.00am each day finishing at 8.00pm on the Wednesday evening and 5.00pm on the Thursday. The expected footfall at the event is in the region of 7,000/10,000 people per day.

Why a Social Enterprise Festival?

The aims of the festival are to raise awareness of social enterprise as a sustainable, ethical business model through;

  • Information and advice for festival attendees to learn about.

    • the community and environmental impacts of social enterprise.

    • how to become involved in supporting social enterprise as an individual or business.

    • how to start a social enterprise or socially responsible business as an individual or community.

  • opportunities to experience entertainment and purchase quality products and services direct from social enterprises.

  • meet amazing people doing wonderful things to help make Edinburgh a more equal, environmentally friendly and sustainable city.

Details for 2017 festival are:

Venue:                 Ross Bandstand, Princes Street Gardens

Dates:                  Weds 2nd and Thurs 3rd August 2017

Opening times: Weds 2nd - 10.00am till 8.00pm, Thurs 3rd - 10.00am till 5.00pm

Admission charges:    Free

Planned activities and events:

  • Music, theatre, comedy and dance on the stage and in front of the stage. This will include an open-air family ceilidh on both days and events running into the evening on Wednesday 2nd

  • A minimum of 20 Social Enterprise market stalls selling arts and crafts, jewellery, bread, etc. (stalls may be occupied by different social enterprises on each day)

  • A licensed social enterprise/SRB bar (profits to be reinvested in this and future festivals)

  • Food and drink stalls/providers

  • An art gallery around the Garden

  • A visitor’s stall for information about social enterprise

  • A Social Enterprise “trail” around central Edinburgh


Too book a stall please contact : Gordon Hodgson

Network Development Officer, Edinburgh Social Enterprise

T: 0131 228 1276, M: 07508064648

(No booking fee - Fee is 10% of sales - no sales, no pay)