What's On In Edinburgh West

Keep up to date with what's going on in Edinburgh West over the next month and click here to find out what's on in all of Edinburgh!

Swingtrain  - Exercise on Swing Music

Swingtrain - Exercise on Swing Music

26th July 2018 - 22nd December 2018
Swing into fitness with SwingTrain, a fun work out on swing and neo-swing music with short routines suiting all levels.
Ulster American

Ulster American

28th July 2018 - 26th August 2018
A confrontational and brutally funny new play by David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue), exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice.
Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS at 70

Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS at 70

29th July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Comedian Mark Thomas uses his own demise to explore the state of the NHS and what the future might hold for all of us.
Meek

Meek

31st July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Presented by Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Meek is a tale which reflects on our own fraught times.
Edinburgh Character Project

Edinburgh Character Project

1st August 2018 - 31st August 2018
Edinburgh West
This August, Edinburgh’s West End will launch a major new month-long photography exhibition, the West End Character Project, showcasing the people and places that shape it.
CLASS

CLASS

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever.
Coriolanus Vanishes

Coriolanus Vanishes

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Coriolanus Vanishes is a contemporary tragedy exploring how childhood memories can besiege adult relationships.
Craig Hill: C’mon the Lads!

Craig Hill: C’mon the Lads!

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Scotland's kilted and award-winning comedy treasure is back at the Fringe with a new show and it is soooooo not about fit-baws!
Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Catch the new show from Daniel Sloss, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up comedian when he returns to the Edinburgh Fringe!
Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result!

Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result!

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
World class stand-up as the Irishman from Australia brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to his incredible 25th Edinburgh Fringe.
On the Exhale

On the Exhale

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Martín Zimmerman’s play is a compulsive and visceral examination of American gun violence and directed by double Fringe First award-winner Christopher Haydon.
The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty.
Underground Railroad Game

Underground Railroad Game

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Soho Theatre presents... Underground Railroad Game, an R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy, at Traverse Theatre in August.
Cirque Berserk

Cirque Berserk

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC!
The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Wonder Women

3rd August 2018 - 27th August 2018
Edinburgh West
Uncork the champagne as the country's number 1 touring cabaret show - The Lady Boys of Bangkok celebrate 20 years with their new ‘Wonder Women’ Tour.
What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Performed with a live band, 'What Girls Are Made Of' is the true story of Cora Bissets's journey, celebrating life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms.
Sleight of Handsome - Free Comedy Magic Show

Sleight of Handsome - Free Comedy Magic Show

4th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Join Freddie Folkston for an amusing 55-minute romp when balls, ropes, cubes and cards become embroiled in his own whimsical world! Part of PBH's Free Fringe.
The Five Star Revue (A Title Not A Lie)

The Five Star Revue (A Title Not A Lie)

4th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Posturous Productions presents: The Five Star Revue (A Title Not A Lie), a sketch show with a title which isn't technically false advertising!
Nigel Slater’s Toast

Nigel Slater’s Toast

7th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A tale of love, loss...and toast. NigelSlater's TOAST tells his childhood through the tastes and smells he grew up with.
Corstorphine Transport Through the Ages

Corstorphine Transport Through the Ages

21st August 2018
Come along to Lauriston Castle on 21st August and hear all about Corstorphine transport through the ages from Ian Anderson, Chairman of Corstorphine Trust.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Dvořak’s Requiem

Edinburgh International Festival: Dvořak’s Requiem

21st August 2018
Emerging young conductor Jakub Hrůša is joined by four soloists and Edinburgh Festival Chorus in one of classical music’s greatest choral epics 'Dvořak’s Requiem'.
MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

21st August 2018
What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room!
Edinburgh International Festival:  Des canyons aux etoiles

Edinburgh International Festival: Des canyons aux etoiles

22nd August 2018
Matthias Pintscher and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra perform with Pierre-Laurent Aimard Des canyons aux etoiles by Messiaen.
Drink and Draw

Drink and Draw

23rd August 2018
Come along to Drink and Draw, a fun beginners life drawing class held every Thursday at The Hand Made Factory, and BYOB!
Edinburgh International Festival:  Eurovision Young Musicians 2018: Competition Final

Edinburgh International Festival: Eurovision Young Musicians 2018: Competition Final

23rd August 2018
Experience the classical music stars of tomorrow at the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 Competition Final held in the Usher Hall.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

23rd August 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1

Edinburgh International Festival: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1

24th August 2018
Celebrated conductor Marin Alsop directs a programme of Stravinsky, Schumann and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto.
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

25th August 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced!
Edinburgh International Festival:  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2

Edinburgh International Festival: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2

25th August 2018
Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are joined by Nicola Benedetti to celebrate Leonard Bernstein on the centenary of his birth.
Journaling Dina Wakley Style

Journaling Dina Wakley Style

25th August 2018
Join us at Stampers Grove on 25th August and learn about colour theory basics before using them to create art journal pages inspired by Dina Wakley.
Leafy Laminated Jewellery

Leafy Laminated Jewellery

25th August 2018
Get your hands on the good stuff collaging 24ct gold and silver leaf foils in this fun workshop at Lauriston Castle in which you'll create pendants, brooches and earrings.
Pizza and Prosecco Festival Edinburgh

Pizza and Prosecco Festival Edinburgh

25th August 2018
Get a slice of the action from an array of pop ups and bars when the Pizza & Prosecco Festival comes to Edinburgh in August!
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

25th August 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend.
Edinburgh International Festival: Mahler’s Eighth Symphony - SOLD OUT

Edinburgh International Festival: Mahler’s Eighth Symphony - SOLD OUT

26th August 2018
Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra join with the NYCoS Girls Choir and Edinburgh Festival Chorus to perform Mahler’s immense masterpiece.
Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show

26th August 2018
Explore the world of dogs at the Scottish Kennel Club Dog Show and find out more about man’s best friend.
Art Classes for Children

Art Classes for Children

27th August 2018
A fun introduction to drawing and watercolour techniques at The Hand Made Factory for ages 6 - 11.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

27th August 2018
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
Edinburgh SiMBA Support Group

Edinburgh SiMBA Support Group

29th August 2018
Edinburgh West
Our SiMBA monthly group offers support for those who's baby has died at any stage of pregnancy or close to birth.
Drink and Draw

Drink and Draw

30th August 2018
Come along to Drink and Draw, a fun beginners life drawing class held every Thursday at The Hand Made Factory, and BYOB!
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

30th August 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
My Jute Journey

My Jute Journey

31st August 2018
Sandra Thomson has long links with the Scottish jute industry. In this lecture she will treat you to some stories around this and also tell about her adventures to India and Bangladesh.
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

1st September 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced!
Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

1st September 2018
Come along to Scotland's premier event for Antiques and Collectables at the Royal Highland Centre.
Painting from Nature

Painting from Nature

1st September 2018
Develop you painting skills in this workshop with artist Erik Petrie on 1st September at Lauriston Castle.
The Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

The Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

1st September 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Looking for some inspiration to make the ‘Big Day’ that bit more special? If so, come along to Edinburgh’s Largest Wedding Exhibition at Murrayfield Stadium on 1st & 2nd September.
Corn Exchange Smartphone Pub Quiz

Corn Exchange Smartphone Pub Quiz

2nd September 2018
Premier Speedquizzing is returning to Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 2nd September – this time with Hop House Lager!
Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

2nd September 2018
Come along to Scotland's premier event for Antiques and Collectables at the Royal Highland Centre.
Sub-Roman Glasgow

Sub-Roman Glasgow

3rd September 2018
At the centre of early mediaeval Glasgow may lie a Roman settlement possibly known as Cathures. Explore all the evidence in this compelling lecture at Lauriston Castle.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

3rd September 2018
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
Drink and Draw

Drink and Draw

6th September 2018
Come along to Drink and Draw, a fun beginners life drawing class held every Thursday at The Hand Made Factory, and BYOB!
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

6th September 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Nests

Nests

7th September 2018 - 8th September 2018
Nests is a fairy-tale for Scotland’s Year of Young People that questions how our society treats the young and vulnerable, catch it at the Traverse Theatre in September!
The Davidsons of Davidson’s Mains

The Davidsons of Davidson’s Mains

7th September 2018
Come and listen to a lecture on the Davidson family who were owners of the Muirhouse mansion and estate from 1776 until 1918.
An Audience with Paul Gascoigne

An Audience with Paul Gascoigne

8th September 2018
Paul Gascoigne, Britain's favourite footballer, is in conversation with David Tanner at the EICC on 8th September.
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

8th September 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced!
Introduction to Earth Energy dowsing

Introduction to Earth Energy dowsing

8th September 2018 - 9th September 2018
Edinburgh West
Delve into the world of dowsing with this course, where we use dowsing to explore the energy flows and dragon currents around the sacred village of Torphichen.
Stitched Open Spine Book

Stitched Open Spine Book

8th September 2018
Join artist Joanne Baker and make a beautiful stitched open spine book in this workshop at Lauriston Castle!
WW1 at Lauriston Castle

WW1 at Lauriston Castle

8th September 2018
Learn about history in a very fun and interactive way at these WW1 re-enactments in the grounds and Castle.
Soundhouse: Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters

Soundhouse: Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters

10th September 2018
The Soundhouse Organisation is delighted to present Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters at the Traverse Bar Café on 10th September.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

10th September 2018
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

11th September 2018 - 20th October 2018
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Drink and Draw

Drink and Draw

13th September 2018
Come along to Drink and Draw, a fun beginners life drawing class held every Thursday at The Hand Made Factory, and BYOB!
One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates: Andrew Bell’s Illustrations for the first edition (1771) of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates: Andrew Bell’s Illustrations for the first edition (1771) of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

13th September 2018
Ann Gunn examines the plates for the Encyclopaedia, the sources Andrew Bell used, and the importance he accorded the illustrations as an integral part of the publication.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

13th September 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Ahoy Me Hearties!

Ahoy Me Hearties!

15th September 2018
Join Mike Durnan on a pirate treasure hunt then make your very own mini pirate’s treasure chest at Lauriston Castle on 15th September!
Edinburgh Knights Youth Try-outs!

Edinburgh Knights Youth Try-outs!

15th September 2018
Are you between age 13 and 16? The Edinburgh Napier Knights Youth Team are recruiting for the 2018/19 season on Saturday 15th September, no experience neccessary!
Jurassic Park In Concert

Jurassic Park In Concert

15th September 2018
Celebrate one of the biggest movie franchises of all time with Jurassic Park In Concert at the Usher Hall on 15th September!
Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

15th September 2018
Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS.
Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Edinburgh Kiltwalk

16th September 2018
Edinburgh West
Join the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on 16th September and raise money for your chosen children's charity at the same time!
Edinburgh Kiltwalk - Who Dares Cares

Edinburgh Kiltwalk - Who Dares Cares

16th September 2018
Edinburgh West
Are You Up For joining Who Dares Cares co founder Colin MacLachlan’s Clan for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk on Sunday 16th September?
Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

16th September 2018
Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS.
Soundhouse: Fara

Soundhouse: Fara

17th September 2018
Don't miss Fara, four exceptionally talented young musicians for Orkney, at the Traverse Bar Café on 17th September!
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

17th September 2018
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
The 11th and 12th Dukes of Hamilton and Hamilton Palace: Completion and Desertion

The 11th and 12th Dukes of Hamilton and Hamilton Palace: Completion and Desertion

19th September 2018
This richly illustrated talk explores the important acquisitions of the 11th Duke of Hamilton and 12th Duke’s enormous debts which spelled the end of Hamilton Palace.
Drink and Draw

Drink and Draw

20th September 2018
Come along to Drink and Draw, a fun beginners life drawing class held every Thursday at The Hand Made Factory, and BYOB!
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

20th September 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Sea Creatures: Life Beneath The Ocean

Sea Creatures: Life Beneath The Ocean

21st September 2018 - 18th October 2018
An immersive and interactive new exhibition allowing visitors to explore the secrets of life beneath the ocean’s waves is coming to the Royal Highland Centre!
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

22nd September 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced!
Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival

Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival

22nd September 2018
Come along to the annual Edinburgh Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival happening at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 22nd September!
Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K Cancer Research UK at Royal Highland Centre

Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K Cancer Research UK at Royal Highland Centre

22nd September 2018
Sign up now for the 2018 Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K and help the fight to beat cancer!
Speakin’ Cajun

Speakin’ Cajun

22nd September 2018
Back after their sell-out show in January, the fabulous Jennifer Ewan Band joins forces with Poetry Circus for another evening of distinctly Cajun moves and grooves at Traverse Theatre.
Mr Barton’s Theatricals

Mr Barton’s Theatricals

23rd September 2018
Join the Reid family and selected staff for a short play about John Law, convicted murderer, rogue, founder of the first national bank in France and one-time owner of Lauriston Hall!
Soundhouse: MacFarlane and McNeil

Soundhouse: MacFarlane and McNeil

24th September 2018
Don't miss a great evening of world class jazz as Soundhouse presents Malcolm MacFarlane and Gordon McNeil at the Traverse Bar Café!
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

24th September 2018
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
The Hidden Lives of Early Scottish Children’s Books

The Hidden Lives of Early Scottish Children’s Books

24th September 2018
Discover a rich forgotten heritage of chapbooks, fairy tales, fables, and more, as well as stories about the little readers who once held them in their hands.
Edinburgh SiMBA Support Group

Edinburgh SiMBA Support Group

26th September 2018
Edinburgh West
Our SiMBA monthly group offers support for those who's baby has died at any stage of pregnancy or close to birth.
Manpower

Manpower

26th September 2018 - 27th September 2018
Total Theatre Award-winners Two Destination Language take you on a romp through men, expectations, work and economics in the years since Britain voted to be a part of the European Union.
Drink and Draw

Drink and Draw

27th September 2018
Come along to Drink and Draw, a fun beginners life drawing class held every Thursday at The Hand Made Factory, and BYOB!
SCO:  Beethoven Violin Concerto

SCO: Beethoven Violin Concerto

27th September 2018
What a way to open a Season! A melting pot of musical, artistic and creative wealth delivered by Conductor Enrique Mazzola.
Scotties

Scotties

27th September 2018 - 29th September 2018
Theatre Gu Leor presents Scotties, a powerful, new play celebrating the music and languages of Scotland and Ireland.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

27th September 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
An Evening With Eddie Hall - The Worlds Strongest Man

An Evening With Eddie Hall - The Worlds Strongest Man

28th September 2018
The worlds strongest man is coming to Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 28th September. Come and meet Eddie Hall and listen to his amazing life story!
Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading

28th September 2018
Get ready for an evening with Joan Armatrading as she brings her solo tour to the Usher Hall on 28th September.
Aall and Create Wrap Journal

Aall and Create Wrap Journal

29th September 2018
Join Lorna at Stampers Grove on 29th September and create a fabric journal full of colour backgrounds and collage papers.
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh

29th September 2018
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced!
Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre

Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre

29th September 2018
As part of this year’s Doors Open Day, the Traverse will provide guided tours of our theatre, offering a behind-the-scenes insight into the history and workings of Scotland’s new writing theatre.
Opera Gala

Opera Gala

29th September 2018
Come along and enjoy a night of elegance, passion, drama and emotion as we present to you some of opera's best and most powerful pieces, in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer!
Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

29th September 2018
Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS.
Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

30th September 2018
Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS.

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