Archive for the Community Events Category

Public Performance – Corstorphine Fair 2010

June 1st, 2010

The fair is this Saturday, 5th June 2010 and is Edinburgh’s largest community run event so it’s a pretty big day out for the family! There are hundreds of stalls supporting charities and local organisations, loads of things for the kiddies to do and even more for the adults with lots of scrummy foods and even a fabby beer tent!

More information about the fair here:

I was asked if I’d like to take part in the day and jumped at the chance as I love the fair, its community ethos and the whole summertime vibe in general.

I’ll be providing entertainment in the form of live improvised performances and free mini lessons at 2.45pm in the Corstorphine Primary School hall. I’ll also be floating around throughout the day dancing, greeting people and taking any enquiries and bookings. I also intend to have a ‘Just Because’ donations box for anyone who wishes to show their appreciation. If any of my students past or present would like to perform or join me as a floating dancer please just email me.

Have just checked the weather forecast and it said 20˚C and sunny!!

I’m really looking forward to it and hope to see you there for some dancing fun and a blether in the sun!

Upcoming Bellydance Community Events

April 24th, 2010

Hi everyone,

I’ve been mentioning in class some events coming up over the next few months, here are some links to more information: Read more »

Recent Gig Photos

March 11th, 2010

A recent performance gig for BAA to celebrate Ryanair’s announcement of new route to Marrakesh مراكش

During the planning of this gig I was sworn to secrecy since the announcement hadn’t been made yet, this added to the excitement of performing for afternoon travellers in the Arrivals hall of Edinburgh Airport! This also meant I could only discuss the booking in general terms when offering it to Lara Yadgarian also who did well to trust me on it and to agree at what was quite short notice! Read more »

Raqs Britannia 2010

January 16th, 2010

As I had mentioned to some of you back in November I plan to attend Raqs Britannia, this is an annual Bellydance extravaganza Read more »

Free Workshop!

December 21st, 2009

FREE WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL – There are limited spaces still available on all other lessons & Workshops


Anyone wishing to come along to this free workshop should check out the Learn page for details and use the booking enquiry form to secure a place now, there’s only a few spaces left!

This event is for women of all ages and dance experience levels. It’ll have a real party vibe to it and I hope to have a little souk stall selling bits and pieces of blingy costuming and perhaps even some free bubbly and fruit juices, well why not, January is still party season in my book!

Saturday 16 January 2010, 3-4pm at The Studio Below, Edinburgh

As ever, if you have any questions, pop them in a comment below or email me at:


Peebles Arabic Hafla

December 14th, 2009


‘Local and invited dancers perform bellydance of all styles, in costumes that sparkle and jangle, at this party-style event.

Celia Buchan’s troupe includes some of Scotland’s most talented young dancers – so bring your family and friends to this festive evening.’


This Friday, the 18th December 2009

Performances from 7:30pm

Venue: the Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles, EH45 8AD

Entry £10 / £5 under 12′s

Venue Boxoffice: 01721 725 777

V For Variety

December 14th, 2009


A rare opportunity has arisen to witness outstanding performances fused together in a night to remember – ‘V for Variety’.  Comedy, Juggling, Sword Swallowing, Magic and much much more; madness ………….
This coming Thursday, the 17th Dec
Performances starting at 8pm until 10pm
Venue – Basement of the City Cafe, Blair Street, Edinburgh
Entry £5
Will be a crazy evening for sure!

BDB Christmas Night Out – Friday 18 December 2009

December 8th, 2009

Thought it might be a nice idea to have a little nightout with every0ne together and this time of year is so lovely and magical, so why not?! Be an excuse to really let our hair down! Last year the Heriot Watt girls enjoyed a dinner together and it was a LOT of giggles! So, I might make it an annual thing. Read more »

Middle East Festival 2010

November 27th, 2009


The Festival of MESP has an incredible abundance of workshops, exhibitions, concerts, gigs and events planned throughout. The Festival brings together people and communities of Edinburgh and unites them in a caring and open environment where understanding and learning can take place. If you’ve never gone along to anything I strongly recommend doing so, as pushing your boundaries just slightly further than usual can leave you feeling really empowered and the festival is welcoming of everyone so attending anything within it will have a positive influence in your life. Read more »