Edinburgh’s free festival of social enterprise returned by popular demand with a wider than ever range of events to inform, inspire and entertain.
With an exciting programme of live music and performance events, a pop up market, art exhibition and installations, free yoga classes, storytelling, kids activities and a family ceilidh all in the centre of Princes St Gardens on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 August this free two day, family friendly event showcased high quality goods and services from a selection of Edinburgh’s social enterprises – businesses where profits go to support communities and social change.
Social in the Gardens is a free event and demonstrated why Scotland is considered a world leader in developing social enterprise – businesses that give something back!
Participating Social Enterprises included:
|Space Artworks||Breadshare Community Bakery||Edinburgh Community Food|
|Edinburgh Remakery||Freedom Unlimited Enterprises||Grassmarket Community Project|
|Hadeel Palcraft||Port Edgar Watersports||Wee Green|
|One World Shop||BeUnited||Edinburgh Cyrenians|
|Hopes Garden (hand massage)||Access media||Edinburgh Art Collective|
|Grassmarket Community Project catering||SUSTRANS||Social Bite|
Throughout the two days of the event there was live music, dance and other performance events on the iconic Ross Bandstand stage including an open air family ceilidh. Pictures of some of the artists and li8nks to more on our Facebook page can be found here.
We gratefully acknowledge sponsorship and support from the following organisations in the creation and management of this event:
|The Scottish Government||Arts and Business Scotland|
|SENSCOT||Dads Rock Academy||GSEN|