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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.
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!
The 2019 Edinburgh Darts Classic

The 2019 Edinburgh Darts Classic

18th May 2019
World Darts Champions Gary Anderson and Raymond Van Barneveld will meet again in another huge night of darts in Edinburgh on 18th May.
Big Kid Circus: Danderhall

Big Kid Circus: Danderhall

3rd May 2019 - 4th May 2019
Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town! It comes to Danderhall Park on 3rd and 4th May!
Big Kid Circus Penicuik

Big Kid Circus Penicuik

30th April 2019 - 1st May 2019
Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town! It comes to Penicuik Park on 30th April and 1st May!
What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

1st August 2019 - 25th August 2019
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.
Hamell On Trial and Ruth Theodore

Hamell On Trial and Ruth Theodore

1st May 2019
Following the success of their last tour together, headliner and one-man explosion Hamell On Trial and distinctively original artist Ruth Theodore play Leith Depot on Wednesday 1st May!
Fundraising Ceilidh

Fundraising Ceilidh

27th April 2019
Come along to our fundraising Ceilidh on Saturday 27th April with the brilliant Science Ceilidh Band as well as interval act - Claire Hastings & Robyn Stapleton!
MacMuse at DreadnoughtRock

MacMuse at DreadnoughtRock

17th May 2019
MacMuse bring a new show with some new tunes, but all the old favourites too, guaranteed a blistering set of non-stop Muse on Friday 17th May at Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate!
Annasach’s Spring Ceilidh

Annasach’s Spring Ceilidh

26th April 2019
Come and dance to Annasach Ceilidh Band at our regular ceilidh in Edinburgh from 8pm. All dances can be called so beginners welcome.
Pint of Science: All Things Kidney

Pint of Science: All Things Kidney

20th May 2019
Find out more about just how important your kidneys are and the remarkable research being carried out right here in Edinburgh, in this event as part of the Pint of Science Festival!
Panto-Crime! Festive Murder Mystery Dinner

Panto-Crime! Festive Murder Mystery Dinner

21st December 2019
"Look Out, They're Behind You!" Whodunnit Events invites your to a festive murder mystery that's fun for all the family!
Baby and Child First Aid Course

Baby and Child First Aid Course

5th May 2019
First Stop Safety Training is holding a Baby and Child First Aid Course on 5th May in The Fisherrow Centre, teaching vital life saving skills in just under 3 hours.
Free Children’s Sports Taster Afternoon

Free Children’s Sports Taster Afternoon

21st April 2019
Join us at Jack Kane Sports Centre on Sunday 21st April and discover which sport suits your little ones with FREE taster sessions!
Acrylic Painting Course Blocks 1, 2 and 3

Acrylic Painting Course Blocks 1, 2 and 3

16th September 2019
The course, starting on 16th September, is designed to encourage, and give confidence to, beginners, while also helping those who want to develop their painting skills further.
Acrylic Painting Course

Acrylic Painting Course

16th September 2019
Artist Suzanne Kemplay will share the basic techniques of painting such as mixing colours, shape and form, tonal values and composition in this workshop starting on 16th September.
Paul Currie - Hot Donkey

Paul Currie - Hot Donkey

29th May 2019
Don't miss 'Hot Donkey', Paul Currie’s most personal show to date, as it examines letting go of our obsessions with icons and brands.
Jay Lafferty - Work in Progress

Jay Lafferty - Work in Progress

22nd May 2019
See a fantastic new Fringe show before anyone else when Jay Lafferty comes to The Stand Comedy Club on Wednesday 22nd May!
Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted

Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted

21st May 2019
Angela Barnes is back with her brand new show Rose-Tinted. With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life.
Health in a Changing Climate

Health in a Changing Climate

28th May 2019
Discover more about the impact of climate change on health, and what we can do to stop it, in this talk by Professor Sir Andy Haines on 28th May at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
The Battle of Glenshiel: 300 Years On

The Battle of Glenshiel: 300 Years On

10th June 2019
Michael Nevin, Chairman of the 1745 Association, will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Glenshiel by recounting the events leading up to it, and the course of the battle itself.
Castle Street April Fair

Castle Street April Fair

22nd April 2019 - 28th April 2019
With a great mix of arts and crafts, food and drinks, Castle Street April Fair provides locals, visitors and tourists with a authentic shopping experience in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre!

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Easter Bonnet Parade
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
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Join the Botanics Bunny on a quest to explore new frontiers in our family Easter Trail! Complete the trail and receive your yummy Easter treat.

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