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Edinburgh International Festival: The Crucible

Edinburgh International Festival: The Crucible

3rd August 2019 - 5th August 2019
Based on the play by Arthur Miller, a brand-new narrative ballet, given its world premiere at the International Festival as one of the highlights of Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year.
Edinburgh International Festival: Los Angeles Philharmonic 2

Edinburgh International Festival: Los Angeles Philharmonic 2

4th August 2019
The LA Phil bring their residency to a stirring conclusion with pieces by Barber, Tchaikovsky and John Adams.
Edinburgh International Festival: 9

Edinburgh International Festival: 9

3rd August 2019 - 6th August 2019
Our senses allow us to apprehend the world around us. 9 brings them to vivid life through a bold journey of sensation. A work for families.
Edinburgh International Festival: Andreas Ottensamer and Yuja Wang

Edinburgh International Festival: Andreas Ottensamer and Yuja Wang

3rd August 2019
The Berlin Philharmonic’s principal clarinettist and the Chinese piano sensation launch The Queen’s Hall series in spectacular style.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Night Walk for Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Night Walk for Edinburgh

25th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Discover an alternative, unseen Edinburgh. A city where memory and history collide, where the strange and the unexpected skew your sense of what is real.
Edinburgh International Festival: Neneh Cherry

Edinburgh International Festival: Neneh Cherry

10th August 2019
Neneh Cherry, the Swedish singer, rapper and audacious 80s icon, makes her International Festival debut on 10th August!
Edinburgh International Festival: Teenage Fanclub

Edinburgh International Festival: Teenage Fanclub

16th August 2019
The legendary Scottish alternative rock band, described by Kurt Cobain as ‘the best band in the world’, play songs from their three-decade career.
Women in Scottish Archaeology | Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Women in Scottish Archaeology | Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

9th May 2019
Dig It! and Edinburgh Central Library in collaboration with Wikimedia UK are calling on YOU to add to and improve the world's collective knowledge about women in Scottish archaeology.
Sprucing up Lauriston

Sprucing up Lauriston

5th May 2019
Edinburgh Living History, our multi award-winning team, interpret the history of Lauriston Castle in a variety of entertaining ways in this performance on 5th May.
Meadows Easter Walk

Meadows Easter Walk

4th May 2019
Join Pregnancy Counselling & Care - Scotland for a fun day out with your family doing a sponsored walk in the Meadows on 4th May!
Touch the Past - Hands on Museum

Touch the Past - Hands on Museum

4th May 2019
Come along to Lauriston Castle on 4th May for free drop-in sessions with Archaeology Scotland and enjoy a rare chance to touch and handle archaeological artefacts!
VIP Grow How and Ask the Expert with Huw Richards and guests at Dobbies Edinburgh

VIP Grow How and Ask the Expert with Huw Richards and guests at Dobbies Edinburgh

28th April 2019
Celebrate National Gardening Week 2019 with an exclusive VIP 'Grow How' event at our Dobbies Edinburgh store on 28th April!
Solidarity Ceilidh

Solidarity Ceilidh

27th April 2019
Come along to a fundraising evening of twirling dancing, soaring music and hearty companionship, with The Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band at The King's Hall on 27th April!
Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

4th May 2019
Celebrate the coming of spring in this family workshop, at Lauriston Castle on 4th May, and enjoy creating a magical rainbow craft to start May in a shower of bright colours.
Movies and Shakers

Movies and Shakers

30th April 2019 - 23rd July 2019
Harvey Nichols has a new series of Movies & Shakers events over the next few months, from classic Alfred Hitchcock to Stephen Speilberg’s magnum opus, so come along and enjoy a great night out!
Murder Mystery Dining Experience

Murder Mystery Dining Experience

11th May 2019
Join us at Bread Street Brasserie on Saturday 11th of May as we host a 1920s Murder Mystery night!
Terrarium Workshop

Terrarium Workshop

4th May 2019
Join Boyes Botanics for a mindful Saturday morning above Century General Store, learning the art of designing a fishbowl terrarium. No experience needed!
Hame-ish 3

Hame-ish 3

20th July 2019
Join local musicians and poets for an informal evening in the round in Waterstones Princes St cafe on Saturday 20th July!
Edinburgh International Festival - Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

Edinburgh International Festival - Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

2nd August 2019 - 5th August 2019
A dramatic meeting between two extraordinary artists, examining their intertwined histories, colonial legacies and the changing climate we all face.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Red Dust Road

Edinburgh International Festival: Red Dust Road

14th August 2019 - 18th August 2019
Chronicling Jackie Kay’s 20-year search for her biological mother and father and her quest for them to recognise her own existence.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Purposeless Movements

Edinburgh International Festival: Purposeless Movements

19th August 2019 - 24th August 2019
Raucously funny and brutally honest, Purposeless Movements is an eye-opening dance theatre work from Glasgow’s Birds of Paradise Theatre Company.
Edinburgh International Festival: La Reprise

Edinburgh International Festival: La Reprise

3rd August 2019 - 5th August 2019
Milo Rau constructs an uncompromising theatrical documentary around a savage killing that shocked Belgium.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Hear Word!

Edinburgh International Festival: Hear Word!

19th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Ten of Nigeria’s biggest stars come together to tell stories of domestic violence, overturning the status quo, abuse, disrespect, bravery, sisterhood and joy.
EIF: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

EIF: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

7th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
A new play telling the story of a man who, compensating for his own failure, manipulates a group of people to sit in a place together and believe in something that isn’t true.
Edinburgh International Festival: Roots

Edinburgh International Festival: Roots

9th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
The graphically glorious 1927 return to the International Festival with the European premiere of brand-new show Roots.
Edinburgh International Festival: Ian McKellen On Stage

Edinburgh International Festival: Ian McKellen On Stage

22nd August 2019 - 25th August 2019
From Tolkien’s Gandalf to Shakespeare, Sir Ian performs extracts from his best-loved roles, as well as recalling seminal moments from his life and career.
Dance with The Edinburgh Samba School

Dance with The Edinburgh Samba School

17th May 2019
Learn a variety of dance styles including Samba, Maracatu, Afoxe and Reggae on this 6 week dance course starting on 17th May with The Edinburgh Samba School!
Spring Street Drumming Course: Edinburgh Samba School

Spring Street Drumming Course: Edinburgh Samba School

30th April 2019
Come along to learn something new, to improve on past drumming, to relieve stress, and most of all to share in the cheerful energy of Brazil in this 8-week Spring Street Drumming course!
Edinburgh International Festival: Oedipus

Edinburgh International Festival: Oedipus

14th August 2019 - 17th August 2019
A revelatory updating of Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus becomes a deeply human figure, destined to face the tragic repercussions of his unwitting mistakes.
Edinburgh International Festival: Mythos - A Trilogy

Edinburgh International Festival: Mythos - A Trilogy

19th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece, translating their stories into the language of the 21st century.
Edinburgh International Festival: The Secret River

Edinburgh International Festival: The Secret River

2nd August 2019 - 11th August 2019
The Secret River is a shattering, astonishingly beautiful piece of contemporary theatre, one that speaks directly to a modern world riven by mistrust of the other.
Edinburgh International Festival: Peter Gynt

Edinburgh International Festival: Peter Gynt

1st August 2019 - 10th August 2019
Scottish star James McArdle takes the challenging title role in a raucous reboot of Ibsen’s epic play.
Sydney Devine

Sydney Devine

31st May 2019
Scottish Country Legend Sydney Devine by popular demand hits the road again in 2019 for his Farewell Tour, catch him at The Brunton on 31st May!
Eurovision 2019 at Espionage

Eurovision 2019 at Espionage

18th May 2019
Eurovision is fast approaching so come and enjoy live coverage at Espionage on 18th May - you couldn't ask for more!
Bonnard’s Garden: Short Course

Bonnard’s Garden: Short Course

23rd May 2019
Studying the work of Bonnard's "Jardin", colour, mark and understanding light will form the structure of this short 3 day course run by Paintbox School of Art.
Capital City Wrestling

Capital City Wrestling

25th May 2019
Wrestling Experience Scotland invites you to a night of family friendly professional wrestling, in aid of 3 Scottish charities, at Crags Community Sports Centre on 25th May!
World Fair Trade Day Concert and Ceilidh

World Fair Trade Day Concert and Ceilidh

11th May 2019
Join Hand Up Events for a World Fair Trade Day Gathering Concert & Ceilidh, compered by celebrity presenter and journalist, Gail Porter, at the Usher Hall on 11th May!

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