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!

Better Mealtimes Parents Workshop

Better Mealtimes Parents Workshop

19th June 2018
Would you like your child to enjoy eating a variety of food, and avoid mealtime battles? Then come along to this Food Monsters workshop at Turtle Dove Play Cafe!
Directors’ Recital Prize

Directors’ Recital Prize

19th June 2018
Join St Mary's Music School for the thrilling final of the prestigious Directors’ Recital Prize, now in its 18th year.
People, Places and Piazzas

People, Places and Piazzas

20th June 2018
This talk at Lauriston Castle will give an overview of the life, work and contribution to Scottish and British art by Charles Mackie.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

21st June 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
The Royal Highland Show 2018

The Royal Highland Show 2018

21st June 2018 - 24th June 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June!
Trampoline Fitness Fundraiser

Trampoline Fitness Fundraiser

21st June 2018
Join us on 21st June when we'll be jumping up and down to raise money for EMMS International's projects - it costs just £6 to take part in this work-out, with trampolining socks included.
Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

23rd June 2018
Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS.
The Best of Both Bands

The Best of Both Bands

23rd June 2018
A joint concert with Bristo Community Concert Band and the Barrack Street Youth Band from Ireland playing a mix of favourites from film, swing and more on 23rd June.
Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage

Midsummer at the Castle: A Marriage

24th June 2018
Edinburgh Living History's promenade play 'A Marriage' is back due to popular demand in the beautiful grounds of Lauriston Castle.
Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

24th June 2018
Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

25th June 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

27th June 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.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

28th June 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival

29th June 2018 - 8th July 2018
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July.
Collage Art Pamphlet Workshop

Collage Art Pamphlet Workshop

30th June 2018
Come and join Lorna at Stampers Grove and use collage papers, book text and doodles to create a pamphlet journal!
Kevin and Karen Dance: The Live Tour 2018

Kevin and Karen Dance: The Live Tour 2018

30th June 2018
Strictly professional dancers Kevin and Karen Clifton bring their brand new show to the Usher Hall on 30th June.
Wacky World - Edinburgh

Wacky World - Edinburgh

30th June 2018 - 1st July 2018
Wacky World, the UK's largest indoor inflatable activity event, is coming to Oriam this Summer!
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

2nd July 2018
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
Expressive Drawing: Essential Techniques

Expressive Drawing: Essential Techniques

4th July 2018
Develop your skills and take your sketching to another level in this workshop for ages 13 -18 at Laurieston Castle.
Scottish Real Ale Festival 2018

Scottish Real Ale Festival 2018

5th July 2018 - 7th July 2018
The 2018 Scottish Real Ale Festival returns to The Edinburgh Corn Exchange from 5th - 7th July.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

5th July 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Lauriston Castle Lecture Series: The Benin Massacre

Lauriston Castle Lecture Series: The Benin Massacre

6th July 2018
The fascinating true story of how a trade mission in 1897 ended in murder and the destruction of one of West Africa's tribal kingdoms.
ScotFest Music Festival

ScotFest Music Festival

6th July 2018 - 7th July 2018
SCOTFEST - the family friendly music festival, makes its debut at the Royal Highland Centre on 6th & 7th July!
Mosaics for Families

Mosaics for Families

7th July 2018
Come along and join Margaret Findlay in this family workshop in mosaic at Lauriston Castle on 7th July!
Portrait Photography Workshop

Portrait Photography Workshop

7th July 2018
Edinburgh West
Develop an in depth knowledge and practice of outdoor Portrait Photography in this workshop run by Kilometre Zero Ltd.
Brunch with Moana

Brunch with Moana

8th July 2018
Bring the kids along to the Murrayfield Hotel for lunch and fun with Moana on Sunday 8th July!
Spinback

Spinback

8th July 2018
Groove to the golden sounds of the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond at Spinback, a fun new shakedown at the Traverse Bar.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

9th July 2018
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
Lauriston Castle Lecture Series: The Drama of the Soul

Lauriston Castle Lecture Series: The Drama of the Soul

10th July 2018
Join Dr Sally-Anne Huxtable at Lauriston Castle for this lecture which explores some of the ideas and movements that inspired artist Phoebe Anna Traquair!
Practising Painting: Developing Skills

Practising Painting: Developing Skills

11th July 2018
Build your confidence using paint by teaching techniques in tone, texture and composition in this workshop at Lauriston Castle.
V-Stitch Fabric Covered Journal

V-Stitch Fabric Covered Journal

11th July 2018
Use fabric offcuts to create an A5 book full of colour, which incorporates v stitch exposed binding in this workshop with Cass at Stampers Grove.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

12th July 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Shakespeare at the Castle: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare at the Castle: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

14th July 2018
The Three Inch Fools present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Lauriston Castle on Saturday 14th July.
Move, Make, Colour, Create! - Daily Summer Events

Move, Make, Colour, Create! - Daily Summer Events

15th July 2018 - 12th August 2018
Take part in these free art-making afternoons for children of all ages at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this Summer!
Shakespeare at the Castle: Hamlet

Shakespeare at the Castle: Hamlet

15th July 2018
The Three Inch Fools are back on 15th July at Lauriston Castle with an inventive take on Shakespeare’s most infamous and iconic play, Hamlet.
Summer Family Fun Day - Launch Party

Summer Family Fun Day - Launch Party

15th July 2018
This special family fun day on Sunday 15 July kicks off four weeks of FREE outdoor art activities at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
The Scottish Car Show 2018

The Scottish Car Show 2018

15th July 2018
It's back!! The Scottish Car Show, the largest indoor/outdoor family day out for motoring enthusiasts, returns to the Royal Highland Centre on 15th July.
Owls of the Night Forest

Owls of the Night Forest

16th July 2018
Make your own individual owl, using bright coloured felt to create these beautiful birds in this workshop with Erik Petrie at Lauriston Castle.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

16th July 2018
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
The Scottish Horse Show 2018

The Scottish Horse Show 2018

17th July 2018
Scotland's premier show for horse and ponies, The Scottish Horse Show returns to the Royal Highland Centre on 17th July.
George Forrest: A Scots Plant Collector in China

George Forrest: A Scots Plant Collector in China

19th July 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh archivist Leonie Paterson will talk about Falkirk born George Forrest using his words and pictures in this lecture at Lauriston Castle on 19th July.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

19th July 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Cyanotypes

Cyanotypes

21st July 2018
Cyanotype is one of the earliest forms of photography and this hands-on cyanotype workshop will introduce you to making these exquisite Prussian blue and white images.
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival

Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival

21st July 2018
Take a rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & the USA at the Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival!
MCN Scottish Festival

MCN Scottish Festival

21st July 2018 - 22nd July 2018
The all-new MCN Scottish Festival is coming to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd July 2018.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

23rd July 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

25th July 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.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

26th July 2018
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – Living Dangerously

27th July 2018
Hear Sir Ranulph Fiennes talk about his life, from his early years to the present day, at the Usher Hall on 27th July.
Edwardian Ghost Stories

Edwardian Ghost Stories

28th July 2018
Listen as storyteller and tour guide Alex Staniforth reads select MR James tales at Lauriston Castle on 28th July.
The Victorian Séance

The Victorian Séance

28th July 2018
Don't miss this once in a lifetime chance to attend a paranormal evening and Victorian Séance at Lauriston Castle on Satuday 28th July!
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.
Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt

Creepy Crawly Bug Hunt

29th July 2018
Hunt the grounds of Lauriston for creepy crawlies in their natural habitat, then make a giant version of your favourite bug at Lauriston Castle on 29th July.
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.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

30th July 2018
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
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.

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The Royal Highland Show 2018
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 21st June!
Don Broco
DF Concerts presents Don Broco plus very special guests Neck Deep and Issues at the Usher Hall on 7th February.
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival
Edinburgh Colour Bomb Carnival is back for 2018 at Sighthill Park from 29th June until 8th July.
Paws by the Prom (Open Day)
An exciting day is in store for all the family at this years 'Paws by the Prom', Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home's Open Day, on Sunday 2nd September.
A Night of Dirty Dancing
Join our "All Singing, All Dancing" Boy & Girl tribute show at the Village Hotel Edinburgh on 6th July!

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