All Events 01 May 2017

View all the upcoming Events taking place throughout Edinburgh on the 01 May 2017 below or use the calendar to find Events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

01 January 2016 - 31 December 2017
Various Locations Edinburgh
Have fun discovering Edinburgh with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt with Curious About!
Scotland’s Gardens - Hunter’s Tryst

Scotland’s Gardens - Hunter’s Tryst

01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
Edinburgh South
Scotland’s Gardens 2016 - Hunter's Tryst is a hidden treasure & was featured on "The Beechgrove Garden" June 2015.
Mark Wallinger Mark

Mark Wallinger Mark

04 March 2017 - 04 June 2017
MARK WALLINGER MARK, the first exhibition in Scotland of work by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger.
The Weaver’s Apprentice

The Weaver’s Apprentice

10 March 2017 - 01 June 2017
This exhibition tells the story of the Dovecot apprenticeship, featuring objects from the organisation’s archive.
The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial

The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial

31 March 2017 - 03 September 2017
The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.
Contemporary Connections

Contemporary Connections

01 April 2017 - 12 May 2017
This exhibition celebrates some of the very special works created when artists and scientists get together.
Edinburgh Medallist 2017: Peter Piot, Ebola and AIDS Scientist

Edinburgh Medallist 2017: Peter Piot, Ebola and AIDS Scientist

01 April 2017 - 01 May 2017
Come along to this exhibition to explore the life and work of Prof Peter Piot recipitent of the 2017 Edinburgh Medal.
Exhibition: Also Viewed...

Exhibition: Also Viewed...

14 April 2017 - 07 May 2017
Tradfest - This exhibition from Conrad Molleson depicts some of Edinburgh's finest musicians in action.
Ihayami School Summer Term Of Classes

Ihayami School Summer Term Of Classes

18 April 2017 - 08 July 2017
Stockbridge and Canonmills
Check out Dance Ihayami's summer term of classes starting on 18th April 2017.
Scotland’s Gardens - Shepherd House

Scotland’s Gardens - Shepherd House

18 April 2017 - 13 July 2017
Musselburgh
Scotland’s Gardens - Shepherd House has featured in magazines & on TV in ‘Britain’s Best Back Gardens'.
Golf Hire

Golf Hire

20 April 2017 - 30 September 2017
Want to enjoy Edinburgh's famous 'Pitch & Putt' course but don't have clubs? Hire them from The Golf Tavern for £5.
Magic Carpet Minis

Magic Carpet Minis

20 April 2017 - 15 June 2017
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2.
Skylights

Skylights

21 April 2017 - 12 May 2017
Edinburgh South
A film and photographic documentation of an installation in the London Foundling Hospital Mortuary.
Ambit: Photographies from Scotland

Ambit: Photographies from Scotland

22 April 2017 - 09 July 2017
Ambit: Photographies from Scotland - An exhibition embracing some of the current tendencies and innovative talent.
A Royal Mile Walk with Burns & Stevenson

A Royal Mile Walk with Burns & Stevenson

26 April 2017 - 07 May 2017
Various Locations Edinburgh
Join actors John Shedden and Peter Berry as the 'spirits' of Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson in this walk.
Hibee Tots Football Toddler Class

Hibee Tots Football Toddler Class

26 April 2017 - 26 April 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
New Hibee Tots Football Toddler Classes for 2-4yrs are starting on 26th April.
Newtongrange Fun Fair

Newtongrange Fun Fair

27 April 2017 - 01 May 2017
Newtongrange
The fun fair is coming to Welfare Park, Newtongrange from 27th April to 1st May from 1pm daily.
Taylor’s Funfair Returns to Musselburgh

Taylor’s Funfair Returns to Musselburgh

27 April 2017 - 01 May 2017
Taylor's Of Edinburgh returns to Musselburgh Racecourse for 5 days only with their Mega Value Carnival!
Metamorphosis: An Exhibition by Lesley Redfern

Metamorphosis: An Exhibition by Lesley Redfern

28 April 2017 - 01 May 2017
Edinburgh South
Metamorphosis: An exhibition of photography and short films by artist Lesley Redfern is taking place at Craft Cafe.
The Golf Open

The Golf Open

28 April 2017 - 01 May 2017
Check out The Golf Tavern's Golf Open competition this bank holiday weekend!
Charlie Sonata

Charlie Sonata

29 April 2017 - 13 May 2017
Charlie Sonata is a funny, lyrical, booze-soaked odyssey by acclaimed Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell.
4 for 3 Golf Hire

4 for 3 Golf Hire

01 May 2017 - 04 May 2017
To celebrate Star Wars day The Golf Tavern is running 4 for 3 Golf Hire from the 1st of May until the 4th!
Artie’s Tartan Tales

Artie’s Tartan Tales

01 May 2017
Artie Trezise returns to TradFest with a brand new show which includes songs from his Singing Kettle days.
Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

01 May 2017
A father is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
Edinburgh’s 101 Objects

Edinburgh’s 101 Objects

01 May 2017 - 31 March 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Discover the rich history of Edinburgh through 101 of its most treasured objects.
Leith Conversation Cafes

Leith Conversation Cafes

01 May 2017
Leith Conversation Cafes offer conversation sessions where people of different cultures can learn from each other.
Midlothian Heritage Week

Midlothian Heritage Week

01 May 2017 - 07 May 2017
Various Locations Midlothian
Check out all the great events on during Midlothian Heritage Week 1-7th May!
Red Raw

Red Raw

01 May 2017
Our long-running weekly beginner’s showcase is regarded as the best open mic night in the UK.
Robert Cray Band

Robert Cray Band

01 May 2017
Legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray plays at The Queen's Hall on 1st May.
She Rallies Tennis National Activator Training

She Rallies Tennis National Activator Training

01 May 2017
Be part of the first National She Rallies tennis training day with Judy Murray and the She Rallies Ambassadors.
Soundhouse at the Traverse - Lankum (FKA Lynched)

Soundhouse at the Traverse - Lankum (FKA Lynched)

01 May 2017
Soundhouse present: Lankum, a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, at the Traverse 1st May.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

01 May 2017
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
The People’s Heritage: Royal Botanic Gardens

The People’s Heritage: Royal Botanic Gardens

01 May 2017
Tradfest: Meet the Beltane Bard as he shares the lore of Scotland’s native plants and trees.
The People’s Heritage: Royal Mile - Canongate

The People’s Heritage: Royal Mile - Canongate

01 May 2017
Meet the Gaberlunzie Man, as the wandering storyteller introduces the lives of Canongate folk in times gone by.
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

01 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Check out the themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in May!
Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

Unsung Heroines – the Role of the VADs

01 May 2017
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story.
Whisky Month

Whisky Month

01 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
The Scotch Whisky Experience is celebrating May’s Whisky Month by raising a dram to the Art of Blending.

Events in East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

01 May 2017
Free, fun and fantastic! East Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!
East Renfrewshire HSCP Walking Groups

East Renfrewshire HSCP Walking Groups

01 May 2017
East Renfrewshire Council HSCP run several walking groups throughout the week perfect for beginners upwards!
Renfrewshire Embroiderers’ Guild

Renfrewshire Embroiderers’ Guild

01 May 2017
Become part of the stitching revival or learn a new skill at the Renfrewshire Embroiderers Guild!
Travellers Rest Monday Pub Quiz

Travellers Rest Monday Pub Quiz

01 May 2017
Every week the Travellers Rest hosts its very own pub quiz with big jackpots, food offers and your favourite tunes!
Whole Foods Market Mummies (and Daddies) Morning

Whole Foods Market Mummies (and Daddies) Morning

01 May 2017
Meet mummies & daddies for a cuppa and a light breakfast every Monday morning in the cafe at Whole Foods in Giffnock.

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

01 January 2016 - 31 December 2017
Have fun discovering Glasgow with two self-guided, heritage walks and optional treasure hunt from Curious About!
Moments in History: William Hunter’s British Medals

Moments in History: William Hunter’s British Medals

10 March 2016 - 27 August 2017
Moments in History displays an outstanding collection of over 900 16th to 18th century Historical medals!
Tennent’s Brewery Tour

Tennent’s Brewery Tour

08 August 2016 - 31 December 2017
Find out how Wellpark Brewery make Tennent's so special on one of their daily Brewery Tours!
Glasgow Central Station Tours

Glasgow Central Station Tours

01 September 2016 - 31 December 2017
Glasgow Central Tours offers you the chance to explore one of Glasgow's most iconic and busiest landmarks!
Max Brand and Joanne Robertson: Poppies

Max Brand and Joanne Robertson: Poppies

04 December 2016 - 11 June 2017
Poppies, at the Gallery of Modern Art, explores how contemporary art in Glasgow continues to grow and evolve.
Clyde Life

Clyde Life

06 December 2016 - 06 December 2017
Clyde Life is a stunning, nostalgic photography display capturing the ever-changing landscape of Glasgow’s River Clyde
Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
Good Move Glasgow run Health Walks right across the city which are suitable for all ages and abilities!
Kelvingrove Organ Recitals

Kelvingrove Organ Recitals

01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
Kelvingrove has daily, delightful recitals given by eminent local organists and visiting players!
Mackintosh at the GSA Tour

Mackintosh at the GSA Tour

01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
Discover Charles Rennie Mackintosh's story at The Glasgow School of Art, from student to master architect!
Sunshine Tea Lounge’s Sunshine Kitchen in Taste Buchanan

Sunshine Tea Lounge’s Sunshine Kitchen in Taste Buchanan

23 January 2017 - 21 May 2017
Sunshine Kitchen (kitchen of Sunshine Tea Lounge) opens for Taste Buchanan from January 23rd in Buchanan Galleries!
Polygraphs

Polygraphs

17 February 2017 - 17 September 2017
The Polygraphs exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art includes some of the most compelling artists working today!
A Fair Life

A Fair Life

04 March 2017 - 21 January 2018
Riverside Museum's A Fair Life exhibition captures the rich hidden history of Scottish Showmen and women!
Art of Power: Treasures from Mount Stuart

Art of Power: Treasures from Mount Stuart

31 March 2017 - 14 January 2018
Art of Power is a two venue exhibition showcasing masterpieces from Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute.
Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics

Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics

01 April 2017 - 01 October 2018
Kelvingrove hosts the largest collection of Frank Quitely's work ever displayed in The Art of Comics!
Kelvin Hall Building Tours

Kelvin Hall Building Tours

01 April 2017 - 18 December 2017
Rediscover Kelvin Hall with a tour of the new venue! Free 45 minute tours are running most days until December 18th!
Pester and Rossi - Balancing Acts

Pester and Rossi - Balancing Acts

01 April 2017 - 07 May 2017
Pester & Rossi will be working to produce a new live work at Platform for April 2017.
The Sky is Falling

The Sky is Falling

01 April 2017 - 14 May 2017
The Sky is Falling looks at how we organise ourselves in some of the most challenging cities in the world.
Drawing People Drawing

Drawing People Drawing

21 April 2017 - 27 May 2017
Drawing People Drawing is a colourful exhibition documenting the studios of Project Ability and its artists!
Bank Holiday Weekend feat. Greenman & Illyus

Bank Holiday Weekend feat. Greenman & Illyus

28 April 2017 - 01 May 2017
Come join us at the Grosvenor Cafe for drinks specials and great DJs throughout the bank holiday weekend!
Glasgow Open House Arts Festival 2017

Glasgow Open House Arts Festival 2017

28 April 2017 - 01 May 2017
Held in domestic spaces across the city, The Glasgow Open House Arts Festival returns over the Bank Holiday weekend!
Roky Records Pop-Up Stall at Koko’s Japanese Kitchen

Roky Records Pop-Up Stall at Koko’s Japanese Kitchen

30 April 2017 - 01 May 2017
Roky Records will be having a pop-up second-hand record stall alongside Koko's Japanese kitchen this May weekend.
The Dolls Abroad

The Dolls Abroad

30 April 2017 - 01 May 2017
Join Scotland’s favourite Glasgow girls, The Dolls, on a gutter budget trip of a lifetime at the King's Theatre!
Balconies

Balconies

01 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
Explore the rich and illustrious past of Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art in new exhibition, Balconies!
Books at the Botanics

Books at the Botanics

01 May 2017
Glasgow's Book Fair, Books at the Botanics, is held every month in the Hopkirk building at Glasgow's Botanic Gardens!
Bounce and Rhyme

Bounce and Rhyme

01 May 2017
Bounce and Rhyme are free and fun sessions for parents, carers and children 3 or under ran weekly in Glasgow Libraries
Confessional

Confessional

01 May 2017 - 06 May 2017
A Play, A Pie and Pint present Confessional as part of their Spring 2017 programme at Oran Mor!
Early Evening Summer Stroll

Early Evening Summer Stroll

01 May 2017
This summer why not join our early evening health walks and discover the woodlands and wildlife of Castlemilk Park!
Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

01 May 2017
Come and explore some of the local wildlife at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond on their Family Fun Day on May 1st!
Here’s To Our Health Ladies’ Afternoon Tea

Here’s To Our Health Ladies’ Afternoon Tea

01 May 2017
What does it take to be a healthy woman? Find out at the Here’s To Our Health Ladies’ Afternoon Tea on May 1st!
Indepen-dance Creative Movement Classes

Indepen-dance Creative Movement Classes

01 May 2017
Indepen-dance offers weekly creative movement classes for adults with a learning disability at CCA Glasgow!
Informal Jam Session at Sweeneys On The Park

Informal Jam Session at Sweeneys On The Park

01 May 2017
Join the Southside Sessions every Monday night for an informal jam session in Sweeney's live lounge!
Just Kidding

Just Kidding

01 May 2017
Come along and learn more fantastic storytelling skills at The Village Storytelling Centre's Just Kidding sessions!
Kidding On

Kidding On

01 May 2017
Hold on to your hats everybody because The Village's young people's storytelling group is back!
Life Drawing Club: All The Young Nudes at Sloans

Life Drawing Club: All The Young Nudes at Sloans

01 May 2017
All The Young Nudes are delighted to welcome you to their weekly drawing session at Sloans Bar & Restaurant!
Meet the Piper Tours

Meet the Piper Tours

01 May 2017
Come to The National Piping Centre this summer for a very special Scottish experience... Meet the Bagpiper!
Monday Night Improv

Monday Night Improv

01 May 2017
Hold on tight for this fast, frantic unpredictable showdown of improvised comedy at The Stand Glasgow!
Toddlers Tales

Toddlers Tales

01 May 2017
Toddlers Tales are free and fun sessions for parents, carers and children aged 3-5 held weekly in Glasgow Libraries!
Wee Kidders

Wee Kidders

01 May 2017
The Village Storytelling Centre's Wee Kidders club for Primary 1-3s is a place to grow tiny imaginations!
Wee Weans Workshop

Wee Weans Workshop

01 May 2017
Enjoy playing in our messy workshop where you can create fun filled memories with your wee one!

Events in Lanarkshire

Snippets of South Lanarkshire

Snippets of South Lanarkshire

04 June 2016 - 30 June 2017
Snippets of South Lanarkshire brings together a selection of stories which celebrate the areas varied history!
Air Space Little Ones Toddler Sessions

Air Space Little Ones Toddler Sessions

06 March 2017 - 31 December 2017
Air Space hold Little Ones Toddler Sessions for children aged 5 and under on weekdays during term time!
Lanarkshire’s War

Lanarkshire’s War

03 April 2017 - 29 October 2017
Lanarkshire’s War at Low Parks Museum explores the war not only from those on the front line but by those back home.
Bookbug at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

Bookbug at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

01 May 2017
Free, fun and fantastic! North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre hold Bookbug sessions every Monday during term time!
Dementia Cafe at One Wellwynd

Dementia Cafe at One Wellwynd

01 May 2017
Join Alzheimer Scotland for their regular Dementia Cafe at One Wellwynd and find out about support in your area.
Friends of Stonehouse Park Teddy Bears Picnic

Friends of Stonehouse Park Teddy Bears Picnic

01 May 2017
Join the Friends of Stonehouse Park on May 1st for their Teddy Bears Picnic - suitable for the whole family!
Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

01 May 2017
Join Get Walking Lanarkshire for their health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!
Strathaven Choral Society

Strathaven Choral Society

01 May 2017
If you enjoy singing why not come along to Strathaven Choral Society on Monday evenings.

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Roar Do Feet Clinic

Roar Do Feet Clinic

12 January 2017 - 16 November 2017
Roar Do Feet clinics run in a number of venues around Renfrewshire throughout the year.
A Galaxy Far Far Away

A Galaxy Far Far Away

12 March 2017 - 29 May 2017
A Galaxy Far Far Away is a display of astronomical images to compliment the 'May the Toys Be With You' exhibition.
May the Toys Be With You

May the Toys Be With You

18 March 2017 - 29 May 2017
May the Toys Be With You at Paisley Museum is a unique collection of Star Wars memorabilia from collector Matt Fox!
Jane Haining: The Scot who died in Auschwitz

Jane Haining: The Scot who died in Auschwitz

01 April 2017 - 05 August 2017
Paisley Thread Mill Museum is hosting an exhibition telling the story of Jane Haining: The Scot who died in Auschwitz.
Craigmarloch School Exhibition

Craigmarloch School Exhibition

01 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
Craigmarloch School invite you to see art works by its talented and creative pupils at The Beacon Arts Centre!
Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

01 May 2017
Free, fun and fantastic! Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions!

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Parent and Child weekday sessions at The ZooLab Junge Room

Parent and Child weekday sessions at The ZooLab Junge Room

01 February 2017 - 31 December 2017
Introduce your little ones to new, exciting aspects of the world around them at our Parent and Child sessions.
Scotland’s Gardens - Duntreath Castle Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens - Duntreath Castle Gardens

01 February 2017 - 30 November 2017
Scotland’s Gardens - Visit Duntreath Castle Gardens with lake, woodland walk & 15th century keep and chapel.
Scotland’s Gardens - Rowberrow

Scotland’s Gardens - Rowberrow

01 February 2017 - 31 December 2017
Scotland’s Gardens - Rowberrow is a colourful garden with unusual specimens overlooking Dollar Glen.
Scotland’s Gardens - Gargunnock House Garden

Scotland’s Gardens - Gargunnock House Garden

13 March 2017 - 30 September 2017
Scotland's Gardens - Gargunnock House Garden with large mature garden, house garden & woodland walks.
Flights into Scotland’s Past

Flights into Scotland’s Past

01 April 2017 - 31 October 2017
An exhibition of Kieran Baxter’s aerial photographs & visualisations of Scotland’s historic monuments and landscapes
Scotland’s Gardens - Kilbryde Castle

Scotland’s Gardens - Kilbryde Castle

01 April 2017 - 30 September 2017
Scotland’s Gardens - Enjoy the formal, woodland & wild gardens of Kilbryde Castle.
Scotland’s Gardens - Milseybank

Scotland’s Gardens - Milseybank

01 April 2017 - 31 May 2017
Scotland’s Gardens - Milseybank is a wonderful and interesting sloping garden with outstanding views.
Scotland’s Gardens - Thorntree

Scotland’s Gardens - Thorntree

01 April 2017 - 15 October 2017
Scotland’s Gardens - Thorntree is a charming garden with views from Ben Lomond to Ben Ledi.
Balfron’s ‘Greek‘ Thomson Bicentenary Exhibition 2017

Balfron’s ‘Greek‘ Thomson Bicentenary Exhibition 2017

07 April 2017 - 12 May 2017
Balfron’s ‘Greek‘ Thomson Bicentenary Exhibition 2017 is taking place in Balfron Library from 7th April.
Dawn Chorus, Mugdock

Dawn Chorus, Mugdock

01 May 2017
Learn your Warblers from your Wagtails and your Geese from your Grouse in this early morning Ranger led walk.
Scotland’s Gardens - Gardener’s Cottage Walled Garden

Scotland’s Gardens - Gardener’s Cottage Walled Garden

01 May 2017 - 31 October 2017
Scotland’s Gardens - Wander through the Gardener’s Cottage Walled Garden with fine views of the Campsie Hills.
Scotland’s Gardens - The Tors

Scotland’s Gardens - The Tors

01 May 2017 - 30 September 2017
Scotland’s Gardens - The Tors is an award winning Victorian garden of just over one acre.
Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

01 May 2017
Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.
Stills at the University of Stirling

Stills at the University of Stirling

01 May 2017 - 18 August 2017
An exhibition of contemporary and historic photography is on at Stirling Universary, presented by Stills Edinburgh.

Events in Other Areas

Superhero Secret Forest

Superhero Secret Forest

29 April 2017 - 01 May 2017
Dress up as your favourite superhero then come to Kelburn Estate and help ‘Save the Forest’ from the evil villain!