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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+.
Edinburgh International Festival: Michael Volle & Helmut Deutsch

Edinburgh International Festival: Michael Volle & Helmut Deutsch

8th August 2019
The powerhouse German baritone performs a gloriously dramatic programme of Schubert, Mahler and Strauss on 8th August at The Queen's Hall and is joined by recital partner Helmut Deutsch!
Animal Handling with Cool Creatures

Animal Handling with Cool Creatures

6th August 2019 - 7th August 2019
To celebrate Surgeons' Hall Museums new exhibition 'A Design for Life' come along and meet some amazing animals up close and see for yourself the incredible variety found in the animal kingdom.
Edinburgh International Festival: Trisha Brown: In Plain Site

Edinburgh International Festival: Trisha Brown: In Plain Site

9th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
Trisha Brown: In Plain Site reconceives some of the US choreographer’s most striking short dance pieces in dynamic relationships with the enchanting landscape of Jupiter Artland.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The Fragile Planet

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The Fragile Planet

11th August 2019 - 25th August 2019
This series brings together environment specialists, scientists and activists to ask: how can we avert disaster and protect our planet?
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Telling Her Story

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Telling Her Story

10th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
Fortunately, many brilliant women are finally being heard in the long struggle for equality, and we are proud to present a series of events in which they take the stage.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Stories that Make Scotland

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Stories that Make Scotland

10th August 2019 - 26th August 2019
This year we focus more on our nation’s rich, complex, troublesome past and the things that make it such a fascinating place to live right now.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Melissa Aldana Quartet

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Melissa Aldana Quartet

15th July 2019
Saxophonist Melissa Aldana, one of the hottest tickets in New York, returns to the Festival on 15th July with her current Quartet.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Shake Em Up Jazz Band

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Shake Em Up Jazz Band

14th July 2019
Shake Em Up Jazz Band, the all-female ensemble of traditional jazz musicians from New Orleans, return to the Festival on 14th July.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival:  Nubiyan Twist

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Nubiyan Twist

13th July 2019
Catch Nubiyan Twist, a live act that blend afrobeat, dub, neo-soul, hip-hop and jazz with seamless virtuosity - a brilliant feel-good dance-floor filling band!
Comedy Night at Stewart Brewing

Comedy Night at Stewart Brewing

19th July 2019
Join us in our marquee bar at Stewart Brewing for a comedy night with two truly hilarious comedians, Lee Kyle and Cal Halbert!
Stewart Brewing Big Summer BBQ

Stewart Brewing Big Summer BBQ

12th July 2019
Stewart Brewing are teaming up with 'Over Hot Coals' to bring you a big BBQ bash. Join us on 12th July from 5pm until 10pm for some great quality BBQ and beers to match.
IBD Homebrew Winning Beer Launch

IBD Homebrew Winning Beer Launch

4th July 2019
Come to the launch of this year's IBD Homebrew Competition winning beers and get the opportunity to try the best brews of the year brewed at some of the best breweries in the nation!
Wings and Beer Tasting Night

Wings and Beer Tasting Night

29th June 2019
Enjoy a Wings and Beer Tasting Night accompanied by live music at Stewart Brewing on Saturday 29th June.
Find your Ikigai: Your passion and purpose in life

Find your Ikigai: Your passion and purpose in life

13th July 2019
Find your Ikigai, your passion and purpose in life, at this 4 hour workshop run by Invisible Caims on Saturday 13th July at the Mission Hall Studio in Leith!
Puttin’ on the Ritz

Puttin’ on the Ritz

14th September 2019
The all singing all dancing production of Puttin' on the Ritz, featuring the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on 14th September!
Local Art Auction

Local Art Auction

19th June 2019 - 22nd June 2019
The Greenwood is hosting a fabulous four day long silent auction choc full of local artworks. Come along and see what's on offer from 19th to 22nd June!
Tea for Two Dance

Tea for Two Dance

22nd June 2019
Join us at James Pringle Warehouse, Leith Mills for an afternoon of lunch and dancing on Saturday 22nd June!
Chinese Arts & Culture Festival 2019

Chinese Arts & Culture Festival 2019

9th August 2019 - 11th August 2019
Organised by Scotland-China Chamber of Commerce, the 2019 Chinese Arts and Culture Festival will be held in EICC from 9th to 11th August as part of the Fringe Festival.
Self Care Day Retreat for Women

Self Care Day Retreat for Women

13th July 2019
Join Authentic Bliss Holistic Therapies, at the tranquil Cockenzie House & Gardens, for a day dedicated to YOU and your own self care and leave feeling nourished & refreshed!
’Meet the BHF’ Event

’Meet the BHF’ Event

20th June 2019
Leith has such a wonderful community spirit and BHF Scotland would love to invite you along to our 'Meet the BHF' event to hear more about our brand new Leith Fundraising Group.
The Edinburgh Seven

The Edinburgh Seven

3rd October 2019
The Edinburgh Seven predate even the redoubtable Dr Elsie Inglis in taking on the misogyny of the establishment to prove their worth. Come hear their story in this lecture at Lauriston Castle!
Clermiston and some of the mansions of the Old Cramond Parish

Clermiston and some of the mansions of the Old Cramond Parish

1st October 2019
This lecture, given by Bill Weir, will explore the old estates of Dalmeny, Craigiehall, and Cammo along with Craigcrook Castle and Clermiston House, it will also examine a number of the owners.
Scar: The Dramatic Story of a Viking Boat Burial in Scotland

Scar: The Dramatic Story of a Viking Boat Burial in Scotland

26th September 2019
In this lecture Olwyn Owen will piece together the story of the three people buried in the Viking boat and the origins and significance of the objects they took with them to the afterlife.

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