What's On In Edinburgh East

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

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

11th May 2018 - 21st October 2018
The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery.
Summer at the Palace

Summer at the Palace

9th July 2018 - 2nd September 2018
Visit The Palace of Holyrood House this summer and explore the Palace and gardens with our new Family Trail.
Pitchblenders

Pitchblenders

11th August 2018 - 20th August 2018
Pitchblenders present a jazz smorgasbord, with singer Christine delivering her own arresting takes on songs from Blossom Dearie to Billie Holiday and from Blues to Bop.
Guitar Folias

Guitar Folias

12th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
This new guitar recital by Italian guitarist Luca Villani is inspired by the famous theme of La Folía de España.
Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – The Story of Jazz

Brian Kellock and Dick Lee – The Story of Jazz

13th August 2018 - 16th August 2018
Catch Brian Kellock and Dick Lee for The Story of Jazz at Valvona & Crolla as part of the Edinburgh Fringe!
Dick Lee and Fraser Fifield – Cauld Wind Pipes and Hot Reeds

Dick Lee and Fraser Fifield – Cauld Wind Pipes and Hot Reeds

13th August 2018 - 17th August 2018
Dick Lee and Fraser Fifield - Jazz pipes and folksy saxophone, traditional tunes and sparky improvisation, it's the bee's knees!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

15th August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Bruce Davies – More from the Other Great American Songbook

Bruce Davies – More from the Other Great American Songbook

15th August 2018 - 25th August 2018
Bruce Davies returns with more Dylan, Paxton, Seeger, Simon, etc. in this celebration of the great 60s songwriters at Valvona & Crolla.
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

15th August 2018
Learn basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes in these drop-in evening dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch.
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

15th August 2018
Learn to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly in these drop-in dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch.
Venice Abstracted

Venice Abstracted

15th August 2018 - 22nd August 2018
Edinburgh East
Need a break from the Festival crowds? Then come alone to this photographic exhibition featuring work by Fi Phillips in Dr Neil's garden overlooking Duddingston Loch!
Refresher Sewing Class

Refresher Sewing Class

16th August 2018
If you used to sew but are a bit rusty, then this Refresher sewing class run by Artisan Stitch is a good starting point to brush up on your dressmaking techniques.
Edinburgh’s Traditional Music: Allan Ramsay’s Songs

Edinburgh’s Traditional Music: Allan Ramsay’s Songs

17th August 2018 - 19th August 2018
Allan Ramsay’s Songs: Featuring musicians from the internationally acclaimed Complete Songs of Robert Burns (Linn Records).
In Company with Sondheim

In Company with Sondheim

18th August 2018 - 24th August 2018
Enjoy a feast of songs performed by singer Heidi Innes and pianist Nick Launert from Sondheim's most beloved shows!
Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

Arthur’s Amble - Paws in the Park

19th August 2018
Bring your pooch along on a dog friendly guided walk in Holyrood Park and learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past.
Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

19th August 2018
Enjoy dinner and a show as Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band pay tribute to Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian showman and comedy-jazzer (1930s-1950s).
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

20th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

David Vernon and Dick Lee – Accordion Souffle with Clarinet Marmalade

20th August 2018 - 24th August 2018
Come along to Valvona & Crolla and listed to David Vernon and Dick Lee play great tunes from around the world!
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

21st August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Painted Love

Painted Love

21st August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Two Foolish Productions brings new comedy-drama Painted Love to the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Watch it at Valvona & Crolla!
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

22nd August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

22nd August 2018
Learn basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes in these drop-in evening dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch.
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

22nd August 2018
Learn to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly in these drop-in dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch.
Furniture Painting Class by Upcycled World

Furniture Painting Class by Upcycled World

25th August 2018
Let your creativity flow and learn how to paint your furniture in this class run by Upcycled World on 25th August.
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

25th August 2018
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.
Learn How To Make Decoupaged Wall Art

Learn How To Make Decoupaged Wall Art

25th August 2018
Let your creativity flow in this relaxing and fun class, where you will design and make your own personalised wall art using decoupage.
Bruce Davies – Songwriter

Bruce Davies – Songwriter

26th August 2018
Songwriter Bruce Davies is back at Valvona & Crolla on 26th August with a concert of original songs.
Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band

26th August 2018
Enjoy dinner and a show as Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band pay tribute to Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian showman and comedy-jazzer (1930s-1950s).
Arthur’s Adventure

Arthur’s Adventure

27th August 2018
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class (evening)

2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class (evening)

28th August 2018
This practical evening sewing course with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club will help you become familiar with the basics of machine sewing.
Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

28th August 2018
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
6 Week Dressmaking Class - starting 29th August

6 Week Dressmaking Class - starting 29th August

29th August 2018
The Edinburgh Sewcial Club is holding a 6 week dressmaking class, ideal for someone who has intermediate dressmaking skills, starting on 29th August.
Arthur’s Amble

Arthur’s Amble

29th August 2018
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

29th August 2018
Learn basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes in these drop-in evening dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch.
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

29th August 2018
Learn to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly in these drop-in dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch.
2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class - starting 30th August

2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class - starting 30th August

30th August 2018 - 30th September 2018
Become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine in this 2 week workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club.
A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Ialtagan : Bats

A’ fidreadh na Pàirce: Ialtagan : Bats

31st August 2018
Learn about the fascinating world of Scottish bats in this information session in Holyrood Park. This event will be in Gaelic.
Make a Messenger Bag

Make a Messenger Bag

31st August 2018
Make a stylish and useful messenger bag, and learn some craft sewing skills too, in this workshop with Artisan Stitch on 31st August!
1 Day Introduction to Sewing

1 Day Introduction to Sewing

1st September 2018
Become familiar with the basics of machine sewing in this 1 day Introduction to Sewing Workshop on 1st September with the Edinburgh Sewcial Club.
Beginners Sewing Day

Beginners Sewing Day

1st September 2018
Learn how to use a sewing machine and some basic sewing skills in this Beginners Sewing Day with Artisan Stitch.
Paws by the Prom (Open Day)

Paws by the Prom (Open Day)

2nd September 2018
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.
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

5th September 2018
Learn basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes in these drop-in evening dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch.
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

5th September 2018
Learn to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly in these drop-in dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch.
Buried history: The archaeology of Abbey Strand

Buried history: The archaeology of Abbey Strand

6th September 2018
Join archaeologist Gordon Ewart for this lunchtime lecture where he will reveal some of the exciting finds and intriguing stories about Abbey Strand!
Needlefelted Birds

Needlefelted Birds

6th September 2018
Learn the art of needlefelting in this relaxed craft class with Artisan Stitch on Thursday 6th September.
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

7th September 2018
Come along for a chat about bats before heading out on a night time walk around Holyrood to track down these fascinating nocturnal animals.
Beeswax Eco Wraps Workshop

Beeswax Eco Wraps Workshop

8th September 2018
Spend a day in the studio making eco wraps from printed cotton and bee wax for a more sustainable, environmental way to store and transport food.
The Abbey Uncovered

The Abbey Uncovered

8th September 2018 - 9th September 2018
Join us for a weekend of fun and hands-on activities at the medieval Holyrood Abbey to uncover its history.
Weekend 4 Day Door Supervisor Course

Weekend 4 Day Door Supervisor Course

8th September 2018
UMBRAsec Training & Security Services will be holding a 4 day weekend Door Supervisor Training Course ever month throughout 2018.
Celtic Crag

Celtic Crag

9th September 2018
Join a Ranger for a guided walk and discover the story of the Park’s history from the Stone Age right up to the present day.
Roadblock Run - CANCELLED

Roadblock Run - CANCELLED

9th September 2018
CANCELLED - Help raise funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland at The RoadBlock Friendly 7k Fun Run on 9th September in Holyrood Park!
5 Day Door Supervisor Course

5 Day Door Supervisor Course

10th September 2018
UMBRAsec Training & Security Services will be holding their popular and highly recommended 5 Day Door Supervisor Course each month until October.
4 Day Door Supervisor Course

4 Day Door Supervisor Course

11th September 2018
UMBRAsec Training & Security Services will be holding their highly recommended 4 Day Door Supervisor Course each month throughout 2018.
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Evening Sessions

12th September 2018
Learn basic dressmaking techniques so you can make your own clothes in these drop-in evening dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch.
Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

Dressmaking Course - Drop-in Morning Sessions

12th September 2018
Learn to make your own unique clothes that fit perfectly in these drop-in dressmaking sessions with Artisan Stitch.
Tea, cake and make: Gilding beauty

Tea, cake and make: Gilding beauty

14th September 2018
Discover gilding techniques and create your own plaques with artist Gemma Coyle in this relaxed, hands-on workshop inspired by the great craftsmanship of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Archaeology Day

Archaeology Day

15th September 2018
It's Archaeology Day in Holyrood Park on 15th September so come and discover what life was like in the Iron Age!
Patchwork Memory Cushion

Patchwork Memory Cushion

15th September 2018
Make a beautiful patchwork cushion from old baby clothes, a beautiful keepsake for all those memories, with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club.
4 Day CCTV Operator Course

4 Day CCTV Operator Course

17th September 2018
UMBRAsec Training & Security Services will be running 4 day CCTV Operator Courses in Edinburgh throughout 2018.
3 Day CCTV Operator Course

3 Day CCTV Operator Course

18th September 2018
This accredited qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to work as a CCTV operative within the Private Security Industry.
Canaletto’s Drawings

Canaletto’s Drawings

20th September 2018
Join Rosie Razzall, Curator of Prints & Drawings, as she discusses how and why Canaletto became a master at depicting views of Venice.
Curator’s Choice: Drawing Venice

Curator’s Choice: Drawing Venice

20th September 2018
Learn more about Canaletto's drawings on display in the Canaletto & the Art of Venice exhibition as Rosie Razzall shares some of her personal picks of the exhibition.
Felt Making Workshop

Felt Making Workshop

22nd September 2018
Spend a day in the studio making felt from merino wool tops and create beautiful things with like minded creative folks in this workshop run by The Edinburgh Sewcial Club.
Historical Holyrood Foraging

Historical Holyrood Foraging

22nd September 2018
Join Anna Canning from Floramedica for this fascinating guided walk to discover what natural foods and medicines people have used throughout history.
Helen Bellany at Valvona & Crolla

Helen Bellany at Valvona & Crolla

24th September 2018
Join us at Valvona & Crolla for a Port Seton inspired supper and bathe in the incessant laughter and joy of an hour spent with Helen Bellany!
Autumn Hand-tied Bouquet Workshop

Autumn Hand-tied Bouquet Workshop

27th September 2018
The hand-tied bouquet is a fundamental skill in Floristry and for anyone starting out or looking to perfect their technique this workshop should be their first port of call.
The Narcissus Lunch Club

The Narcissus Lunch Club

27th September 2018
The Narcissus Flower School is delighted to present the unique Narcissus Lunch Club Series running over four weeks on Thursday lunch times.
V&C Wines from Campania Tasting

V&C Wines from Campania Tasting

27th September 2018
Try some wines from Campania, accompanied by fresh crostini from our kitchens, under the careful guidance of our own Francesco Cardinale on 27th September.
Funghi Foray and Picnic 2018

Funghi Foray and Picnic 2018

29th September 2018
Join Valvona & Crolla on their legendary Funghi Foray and Picnic to a top secret location with leading mycologist Neville Kilkenny!
It’s A Knockout

It’s A Knockout

29th September 2018
Join Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home as we put on the ultimate day of fun, while raising much-needed funds for the stray and unwanted dogs and cats in our care.
The Ovarian Cancer Walk | Run in Edinburgh

The Ovarian Cancer Walk | Run in Edinburgh

29th September 2018
Join hundreds of runners, joggers and walkers taking on our new and improved 5K and 10K routes at Holyrood Park this September.
Recitals for Wrigglers

Recitals for Wrigglers

30th September 2018
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers return for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery.

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