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Essential Edinburgh: Grab a Great Time Grabber Machine

Essential Edinburgh: Grab a Great Time Grabber Machine

20th June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
Don't miss Essential Edinburgh’s latest activation, an Arcade ‘grabber’ machine installed on Castle Street packed with prizes and offers from businesses across the city centre!
Find your ikigai: Your passion and purpose in life

Find your ikigai: Your passion and purpose in life

14th September 2019
Find your Ikigai, your passion and purpose in life, at this 4 hour workshop run by Invisible Caims on Saturday 14th September at Edinburgh Palette!
Fly Kites Not Armed Drones

Fly Kites Not Armed Drones

30th June 2019
Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre is once again hosting a 'Fly Kites Not Armed Drones' event on 30th June at The Pavilion Café Edinburgh. Make and decorate kites then flying them in the Meadow!
Reel Girl Film Club - But I’m a Cheerleader

Reel Girl Film Club - But I’m a Cheerleader

11th July 2019
Reel Girl Film Club presents a screening of the satirical teen romantic comedy 'But I’m A Cheerleader' at Leith Depot on Thursday 11th July.
Kenny Clayton and Baiana present ‘It’s the Rio Thing’

Kenny Clayton and Baiana present ‘It’s the Rio Thing’

17th July 2019 - 18th July 2019
Kenny Clayton and Baiana present “It’s the Rio Thing” - an unforgettable, unmissable night of Brazilian music on 17th & 18th July at Black Ivy!
International Yoga Day at Soma Yoga Scotland

International Yoga Day at Soma Yoga Scotland

21st June 2019
Come join Soma Yoga in this celebration of International Yoga Day and of our 1st Year in our beautiful Soma Yoga Centre in Leith!
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Unbound with Edinburgh Gin

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Unbound with Edinburgh Gin

11th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
The Book Festival gets playful at night presenting Unbound with Edinburgh Gin, a nightly literary cabaret in our atmospheric Spiegeltent.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The World on a Plate

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The World on a Plate

10th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Created with author and food and drink entrepreneur Nikki Welch, the food strand at this year’s Festival has an irresistible series of events with internationally-renowned chefs.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Mud In Your Ear featuring Gary Martin

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Mud In Your Ear featuring Gary Martin

18th July 2019
Richard O'Donnell and Alan Jones's acoustic blues wizards, Mud In Your Ear, are joined for this special gig by harmonica blues ace and classy vocalist, Gary Martin.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Nimbus Sextet

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Nimbus Sextet

17th July 2019
Joe Nicholls’ Nimbus Sextet offer an infectious approach to melody and groove and some classy ensemble playing and soloing. Catch them at The Jazz Bar on 17th July!
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band + Matt Schofield Band

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band + Matt Schofield Band

16th July 2019
Enjoy a double helping of blues rock from two guitar icons - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Matt Schofield on 16th July at the Festival Theatre!
A Musical Tapestry featuring Orange Community Master Chorale, USA

A Musical Tapestry featuring Orange Community Master Chorale, USA

10th July 2019
Enjoy a Musical Tapestry of choral classics, contemporary composers, spirituals and folk songs from both sides of the Atlantic in this concert at St Giles' Cathedral on 10th July!
An American Celebration of Music

An American Celebration of Music

18th July 2019
The 30-voice Capriccio Columbus Choir from Ohio are on tour and will present a concert of contemporary and traditional choral works from North American composers at Greyfriars Kirk on 18th July!
Top Secret House Party by Ladylikes Comedy

Top Secret House Party by Ladylikes Comedy

1st August 2019 - 25th June 2019
You’ve been invited to Ladylikes Top Secret House Party. So dust off your glad rags and gear up for an hour of sketch comedy featuring wacky characters and outlandish scenarios from your BFFs-to-be!
SING! Scotland

SING! Scotland

20th June 2019
Join Keith & Kristyn Getty with their Irish and Bluegrass musicians for a night of music and a time of devotion with Pastor John Piper on 20th June at the Usher Hall!
The Unlikely Story of Alexander Dow

The Unlikely Story of Alexander Dow

16th October 2019
Join us at Lauriston Castle on 16th October for this talk on the life of Alexander Dow, from his birth in Perthshire, working for a smuggler, to becoming a Colonel in the East India Company!
Sketching Lauriston

Sketching Lauriston

13th October 2019
Take part in a sketching session with artist Erik Petrie, focussing on some secret and very picturesque corners of The Tower House, the oldest section of Lauriston Castle!
Through the Seasons: Fashion Show at the City Art Centre

Through the Seasons: Fashion Show at the City Art Centre

12th October 2019
Come and see a spectacular fashion show by the Fashion and Textile Design students from Edinburgh College in a collaboration with the City Art Centre and the Victoria Crowe exhibition!
Towers of Power: 2,000 Years of Fortifications in Scotland

Towers of Power: 2,000 Years of Fortifications in Scotland

12th October 2019
David C. Weinczok gives this talk on all the main types of fortified sites in Scotland and shares plenty of examples for you to explore once it's over.
The Changing Face of Leith in the 20th century

The Changing Face of Leith in the 20th century

9th October 2019
This Lecture given by Jim Tweedie, Chair of Leith Local History Society, will give an overview of the fascinating history of Leith and discuss Leith’s unique position today.
Autumn’s Bounty

Autumn’s Bounty

6th October 2019
Collect objects from nature and create your own badge, brooch, and pendants in this family workshop with Mike Durnan at Lauriston Castle!
A Certain Light: Poetry and Spirituality in the work of Victoria Crowe

A Certain Light: Poetry and Spirituality in the work of Victoria Crowe

5th October 2019
Victoria Crowe’s paintings have been compared to poems. Join Susan Mansfield in this talk at City Art Centre as she explores Crowe's affinity with poets and poetry!
Trees, Treasures and Birds

Trees, Treasures and Birds

5th October 2019
Join us at City Art Centre and create your own beautiful collage full of little birds, spiky trees and golden treasures in this free drop-in workshop with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb.
Maggie’s Culture Crawl Edinburgh

Maggie’s Culture Crawl Edinburgh

4th October 2019
Help people with cancer by taking part in Maggie’s Culture Crawl Edinburgh 2019 and explore spectacular buildings and amazing culture first hand!
Boteco Trio comes to Playtime

Boteco Trio comes to Playtime

27th June 2019
Mario Caribe joins his Playtime colleague, Martin Kershaw and drummer Max Popp to celebrate his homeland's rich musical culture with joy and irresistible rhythms on 27th June!
Planets Series

Planets Series

22nd June 2019
Come along to Abbeyhill Studio on 22nd June for the Exhibition Launch of a new series of paintings by Rose Strang and live performance on cello by BAFTA Award-winning composer Atzi Muramatsu!
Our Voices Resound: Film Screening

Our Voices Resound: Film Screening

6th July 2019
Our Voices Resound is a documentary that tells an ongoing story of activism and struggle through singing. Catch it the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Saturday 6 July!
Edinburgh International Festival: Marcel Khalife & Rami Khalife

Edinburgh International Festival: Marcel Khalife & Rami Khalife

11th August 2019
The legendary singer, composer, oud player and folk hero Marcel Khalife makes his Scottish debut, joined by his eldest son Rami Khalife, at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Edinburgh International Festival: Anna Calvi

Edinburgh International Festival: Anna Calvi

11th August 2019
Expect thundering guitars, dramatic dreamscapes and operatic vocals in Anna Calvi’s return to the International Festival.
Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

Fingers and Thumbs with Andy Gunn

3rd August 2019 - 17th August 2019
Scottish guitar virtuoso Andy Gunn debuts his all new show 'Fingers and Thumbs' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, exploring in trio format various stringed instruments.
Edinburgh International Festival: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

10th August 2019
Birth, life, struggles and triumphs: two immensely powerful reflections on our existence, performed by a celebrated International Festival music partnership.
Edinburgh International Festival: Shooglenifty

Edinburgh International Festival: Shooglenifty

9th August 2019
The Scottish Celtic fusion band bring a host of their international collaborators for a very special International Festival gig on 9th August at The Lyceum Theatre!
Edinburgh International Festival: Kate Tempest

Edinburgh International Festival: Kate Tempest

9th August 2019
The poet, rapper, novelist and playwright makes her International Festival debut on 9th August at Leith Theatre.
Edinburgh International Festival: National Youth Orchestra of the USA

Edinburgh International Festival: National Youth Orchestra of the USA

9th August 2019
Joyce DiDonato joins the NYO USA at The Usher Hall for the sultry opulence of Berlioz’s six ravishing love songs.
Edinburgh International Festival: Llŷr Williams

Edinburgh International Festival: Llŷr Williams

9th August 2019
Commanding, provocative and fearlessly intelligent, remarkable Welsh pianist Llŷr Williams can dazzle and transport listeners with his astonishingly intense, captivating playing.
Skeleton Investigators: Drop-in Session

Skeleton Investigators: Drop-in Session

23rd July 2019 - 24th July 2019
Do you know what an owl has for its dinner? Find out in these sessions at Surgeons' Hall Museums as you investigate the skeleton remains removed from owl pellets!
DNA Detctives

DNA Detctives

30th July 2019 - 31st July 2019
Come along to one of our drop-in sessions at Surgeons' Hall Museums and learn all about DNA through some fun activities! Suitable for age 7+.

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