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!

Architecture Fringe - War Zone Creatives

Architecture Fringe - War Zone Creatives

05 July 2017 - 23 July 2017
This exhibition investigates what would happen if our infrastructure, was to be partially or fully destroyed.
Edinburgh Open Casting

Edinburgh Open Casting

22 July 2017 - 23 July 2017
Key Casting are looking for extras to take part in a HUGE feature film taking place around Glasgow and Edinburgh!
Eight Artists

Eight Artists

22 July 2017 - 29 July 2017
A group of Edinburgh artists have joined together to display a range of paintings and art work at Gallery 23 in July.
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival:  Jim Petrie Festival All Stars

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: Jim Petrie Festival All Stars

23 July 2017
Jim Petrie's music reaches out across all audiences. Here he brings an all star one-off band to Traverse Cafe Bar.
Enchanted Birds

Enchanted Birds

23 July 2017
Make a beautifully hand-crafted string of magical birds in this family craft workshop at Lauriston Castle July 23rd.
Summer School Time!

Summer School Time!

24 July 2017 - 04 August 2017
Edinburgh West
Learn loads with specialist training and have a great time at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts Summer School.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

24 July 2017
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
HipHop House Party

HipHop House Party

25 July 2017
It's HipHop House Party night every Tuesday at Moriarty's.
Mud!!

Mud!!

25 July 2017
Have some fun with mud at the Water of Leith Conservation Trust!
SiMBA Support Group

SiMBA Support Group

26 July 2017
Edinburgh West
Our SiMBA monthly group offers support for those who's baby has died at any stage of pregnancy or close to birth.
Richard Wright: The Stairwell Project, 2010

Richard Wright: The Stairwell Project, 2010

27 July 2017 - 27 August 2017
See The Stairwell Project, a permanent work at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art by Richard Wright.
River Dipping

River Dipping

27 July 2017
Join us IN the river for this favourite activity at Water of Leith Conservation Trust!
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

27 July 2017
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
The Golden Stool - Britain’s Forgotten War in Asanteland, 1900

The Golden Stool - Britain’s Forgotten War in Asanteland, 1900

28 July 2017
Hear the true, bizarre story of Britain’s Forgotten War in Asanteland, one of the lesser known colonial conflicts.
Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival

Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival

29 July 2017
Come to The Annual Edinburgh Blues n Rock Festival happening at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 29th July!
Traverse Festival 2017 - Adam

Traverse Festival 2017 - Adam

30 July 2017 - 27 August 2017
If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

31 July 2017
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
HipHop House Party

HipHop House Party

01 August 2017
It's HipHop House Party night every Tuesday at Moriarty's.
Pond life

Pond life

01 August 2017
Come along for this fantastic pond dipping workshop at Lauriston Castle and discover the creatures that live there.
Water!

Water!

01 August 2017
Discover the power of water and create boats for a race over the rapids with Water of Leith Conservation Trust!
Craig Hill: Someone’s Gonna Get Kilt!

Craig Hill: Someone’s Gonna Get Kilt!

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Scotland's kilted comedy treasure Craig Hill brings his latest riotous show Someone’s Gonna Get Kilt to the Fringe!
Daniel Sloss: Now

Daniel Sloss: Now

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Award-winning Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss brings his new show 'Now' to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Jimeoin: Ridiculous

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Award winning Comedian Jimeoin brings his new show 'Ridiculous' to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Nationally Endorsed Canine First Aid Course

Nationally Endorsed Canine First Aid Course

03 August 2017
Edinburgh West
Join Archangel First Aid Training for their Canine First Aid Course at The Space and Green Room on 3rd August.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

03 August 2017
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Survive!

Survive!

03 August 2017
Learn new skills from our wild leaders at Water of Leith Conservation Trust during the school holidays!
Traverse Festival 2017 - Eve

Traverse Festival 2017 - Eve

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Eve is the story of a child raised as a boy but who became one of the 10 Outstanding Women in Scotland in 2017.
Traverse Festival 2017 - Letters to Morrissey

Traverse Festival 2017 - Letters to Morrissey

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Award-winning playwright Gary McNair returns to the Traverse Theatre with his new one-man show - Letters to Morrissey.
Traverse Festival 2017:  Lilith: The Jungle Girl

Traverse Festival 2017: Lilith: The Jungle Girl

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Lilith: The Jungle Girl is an explosively messy mash-up of satire, slime and queer rage. See it at Traverse Theatre!
Traverse Festival 2017: Jess and Joe Forever

Traverse Festival 2017: Jess and Joe Forever

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Jess and Joe Forever is a coming of age tale that explores rural life and what it means to belong.
Traverse Festival 2017: Nassim

Traverse Festival 2017: Nassim

03 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Nassim Soleimanpour returns with an audacious theatrical event in which you will transcend borders and languages.
Cirkopolis

Cirkopolis

04 August 2017 - 28 August 2017
Cirkopolis - Quebec's Cirque Éloize transform classic film Metropolis into a virtuosic spectacle for the whole family.
Edinburgh International Festival: Meet Me at Dawn

Edinburgh International Festival: Meet Me at Dawn

04 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Meet Me at Dawn is about two women wash up on a distant shore following a violent boating accident.
Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge

04 August 2017
The world famous disco Icons, Sister Sledge, come to the prestigious Edinburgh Corn Exchange for a one night only.
Edinburgh International Festival: The Opening Concert

Edinburgh International Festival: The Opening Concert

05 August 2017
Come along to the opening concert of the Edinburgh International Festival at the Usher Hall on 5th August!
Lauriston Castle: Summer Bunting Tea Party

Lauriston Castle: Summer Bunting Tea Party

05 August 2017
Make summer bunting with vintage fabrics in this workshop then enjoy an afternoon tea party at Lauriston Castle.
Traverse Festival 2017: Nina - A Story About Me and Nina Simone

Traverse Festival 2017: Nina - A Story About Me and Nina Simone

05 August 2017 - 13 August 2017
Olivier Award-nominated actress Josette Bushell-Mingo mixes story and song in Nina - A Story About Me and Nina Simone.
Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

05 August 2017 - 06 August 2017
Scotland’s biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on the 5th & 6th July.
Edinburgh International Festival: Die Walküre

Edinburgh International Festival: Die Walküre

06 August 2017
Die Walküre tells a profoundly human story of mankind’s emotions, frailties and dramas.
Jonah Matranga + Guests

Jonah Matranga + Guests

06 August 2017
Jonah Matranga will be playing Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh as part of his UK tour on 6th of August.
Traverse Festival 2017: The Whip Hand

Traverse Festival 2017: The Whip Hand

06 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
The Whip Hand is an explosive new play about power, privilege, blood ties and our inescapable past.
Inglis’ Amazon’s

Inglis’ Amazon’s

07 August 2017
Hear about the amazing pioneering work of Elsie Inglis and the Scottish Women's Hospitals during the First World War.
Migrant Sisters

Migrant Sisters

07 August 2017 - 11 August 2017
Heading to the Fringe? Take in Migrant Sisters, a debut play from the brand new Sisters Theatre Company.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

07 August 2017
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
Traverse Festival 2017: Dive Queer Party’s Rainbow Soapbox

Traverse Festival 2017: Dive Queer Party’s Rainbow Soapbox

07 August 2017
See legendary cabaret artists and arch dissectors of gender norms, Dive Queer Party, at Traverse Festival 2017!
Traverse Festival 2017: Pre-View

Traverse Festival 2017: Pre-View

07 August 2017
The University of Edinburgh and Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland present: Five readings from five brand new plays.
Traverse Festival: Talkfest 2017 - 7th August

Traverse Festival: Talkfest 2017 - 7th August

07 August 2017
Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festivals.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

07 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Edinburgh International Festival:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

08 August 2017
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra launches its three 2017 Festival concerts with a rich programme high on contrasts.
HipHop House Party

HipHop House Party

08 August 2017
It's HipHop House Party night every Tuesday at Moriarty's.
River Dipping

River Dipping

08 August 2017
Join us IN the river for this favourite activity at Water of Leith Conservation Trust!
Wild Bore

Wild Bore

08 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Wild Bore: Three masters of smart, spiky, political performance who are not afraid to talk out of their arses!
Edinburgh International Festival:  Bryn Terfel & Malcolm Martineau

Edinburgh International Festival: Bryn Terfel & Malcolm Martineau

09 August 2017
Superstar of the opera and concert stage, Bryn Terfel joins with pianist Malcolm Martineau in this concert.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

09 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

10 August 2017
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Stick!

Stick!

10 August 2017
Learn 101 things to do with a stick with Water of Leith Conservation Trust - they are awesome!
The Polar Bears Go Up!

The Polar Bears Go Up!

10 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
The Polar Bears are back for the Festival Fringe and they are moving up in the world. See them at the EICC.
At Lauriston Castle with The Edinburgh Sketcher

At Lauriston Castle with The Edinburgh Sketcher

11 August 2017
Learn speed sketching skills in the grounds of Lauriston Castle with the famous Edinburgh Sketcher!
Edinburgh International Festival:  Elgar’s King Olaf

Edinburgh International Festival: Elgar’s King Olaf

11 August 2017
Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in Elgar’s tale of vengeful gods, warring Vikings & doomed love.
Jimeoin - Even More Ridiculous!

Jimeoin - Even More Ridiculous!

11 August 2017 - 26 August 2017
Jimeoin - Even More Ridiculous! Extra Friday & Saturday night 9pm shows! Later, ruder, sillier and absolutely full-on.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

11 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Edinburgh International Festival:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

12 August 2017
Visionary British pianist Paul Lewis joins the orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner for Grieg’s Piano Concerto.
Hot Dub Time Machine

Hot Dub Time Machine

12 August 2017
Hot Dub Time Machine is the World’s First Time Travelling Dance Party and it's at the Royal Highland Centre in August.
NYOS Futures & Drake Music Scotland’s Digital Orchestra

NYOS Futures & Drake Music Scotland’s Digital Orchestra

12 August 2017
Edinburgh West
NYOS Futures & Drake Music Scotland’s Digital Orchestra premier "Microscopic Dances" at The Tom Fleming Centre.
’Art to Wear’ International Contemporary Jewellery Show

’Art to Wear’ International Contemporary Jewellery Show

13 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
For the first time ever, Lily Luna will be holding a designer jewellery exhibition during the Fringe Festival.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Peter Grimes

Edinburgh International Festival: Peter Grimes

13 August 2017
Benjamin Britten’s immensely powerful work is the defining British opera of the 20th century.
Knights of the Castle

Knights of the Castle

13 August 2017
Make your own coat of arms, sword and shield and to battle marauding dragons and help protect Lauriston Castle!
Edinburgh International Festival:  L’Orfeo

Edinburgh International Festival: L’Orfeo

14 August 2017
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the first of Monteverdi’s three exquisitely expressive surviving operas.
Prévert: Piano & Poetry - Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Prévert: Piano & Poetry - Edinburgh Festival Fringe

14 August 2017 - 18 August 2017
Edinburgh West
Take a musical and poetic voyage through time with 20 year old French concert pianist, Alexandre Prévert.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

14 August 2017
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
Traverse Festival 2017: Dive Queer Party’s Rainbow Soapbox

Traverse Festival 2017: Dive Queer Party’s Rainbow Soapbox

14 August 2017
See legendary cabaret artists and arch dissectors of gender norms, Dive Queer Party, at Traverse Festival 2017!
Traverse Festival 2017: Pre-View

Traverse Festival 2017: Pre-View

14 August 2017
The University of Edinburgh and Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland present: Five readings from five brand new plays.
Traverse Festival: Talkfest 2017 - 14th August

Traverse Festival: Talkfest 2017 - 14th August

14 August 2017
Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festivals.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

14 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Edinburgh International Festival:  Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

Edinburgh International Festival: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

15 August 2017
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the second of Monteverdi’s three exquisitely expressive surviving operas.
HipHop House Party

HipHop House Party

15 August 2017
It's HipHop House Party night every Tuesday at Moriarty's.
River Dipping

River Dipping

15 August 2017
Join us IN the river for this favourite activity at Water of Leith Conservation Trust!
Summer Magic Workshop - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Summer Magic Workshop - with Edinburgh International Magic Festival

15 August 2017
Learn, create and perform your own magic in this workshop at Lauriston Castle this summer for Ages 7. - 11!
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

15 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk is a story of the incredible life and love of artist Marc Chagall and his wife Bella.
Traverse Festival 2017:   Breakfast Plays: B!RTH

Traverse Festival 2017: Breakfast Plays: B!RTH

15 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Breakfast Plays: BIRTH - Four female playwrights present plays questioning their country’s approach to birth pracice.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Anoushka Shankar

Edinburgh International Festival: Anoushka Shankar

16 August 2017
Join Anoushka Shankar for an evening of her deeply expressive music at the Usher Hall on 16th August.
Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Whisky, Ghosts and Sherlock Holmes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

16 August 2017
Join whisky expert Charles MacLean & Sherlock author Bonnie MacBird for an evening of history, murder and a wee dram!
Edinburgh International Festival:  L’incoronazione di Poppea

Edinburgh International Festival: L’incoronazione di Poppea

17 August 2017
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the third of Monteverdi’s three exquisitely expressive surviving operas.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

17 August 2017
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
The Quaint and Picturesque Street: Old Eindburgh at the 1886 International Exhibition

The Quaint and Picturesque Street: Old Eindburgh at the 1886 International Exhibition

17 August 2017
Dr Wilson Smith will tell the story behind the Old Edinburgh exhibit at the 1886 International Exhibition.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

18 August 2017
Canadian Marc-André Hamelin joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at Usher Hall on 18th August.
Castle Pub Quiz Night

Castle Pub Quiz Night

19 August 2017
Test your local history knowledge at Lauriston Castle pub quiz night 19th August with popular quizmaster Dave Albury.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Festival Firsts

Edinburgh International Festival: Festival Firsts

19 August 2017
Sir James MacMillan conducts three masterpieces of 20th-century music to celebrate the Festival's 70th anniversary.
Bags of Art

Bags of Art

20 August 2017
Cool and creative fun with artists Tessa Asquith-Lamb & Louise Fraser at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Edinburgh International Festival:  La Damnation de Faust

Edinburgh International Festival: La Damnation de Faust

20 August 2017
Listen to La Damnation de Faust, a spectacular choral extravaganza at Usher Hall on 20th August!
Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

20 August 2017
Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Mitsuko Uchida in Recital

Edinburgh International Festival: Mitsuko Uchida in Recital

21 August 2017
Mitsuko Uchida brings a passionate programme for her 2017 solo recital.
James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2017: The Award Ceremony

James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2017: The Award Ceremony

21 August 2017
James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2017: The Award Ceremony is taking place on 21st August at the Traverse Theatre.
Status

Status

21 August 2017
Status is a rehearsed reading of a new show from the multi-award-winning team that created Confirmation.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

21 August 2017
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
Traverse Festival 2017 - Locker Room Talk

Traverse Festival 2017 - Locker Room Talk

21 August 2017
Locker Room Talk by Gary McNair was inspired by the controversy over Donald Trump’s “locker room talk” comments.
Traverse Festival 2017: An Evening with an Immigrant

Traverse Festival 2017: An Evening with an Immigrant

21 August 2017 - 25 August 2017
Award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams presents: An Evening with an Immigrant.
Traverse Festival 2017: Dive Queer Party’s Rainbow Soapbox

Traverse Festival 2017: Dive Queer Party’s Rainbow Soapbox

21 August 2017
See legendary cabaret artists and arch dissectors of gender norms, Dive Queer Party, at Traverse Festival 2017!
Edinburgh International Festival: Verdi’s Requiem

Edinburgh International Festival: Verdi’s Requiem

22 August 2017
Verdi’s Requiem - A choral blockbuster of staggering power, bringing the drama of the opera house to the concert hall.
HipHop House Party

HipHop House Party

22 August 2017
It's HipHop House Party night every Tuesday at Moriarty's.
Arts and Law Conference - The Festival Edition: Taking Risks & Playing It Safe

Arts and Law Conference - The Festival Edition: Taking Risks & Playing It Safe

23 August 2017
Edinburgh West
The Arts and Law Conference returns for a second year on 23rd August and will be exploring the theme of festivals.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Mariinsky & RSNO

Edinburgh International Festival: Mariinsky & RSNO

23 August 2017
Only at the International Festival could you experience two of the world’s finest orchestras in a single concert.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Joshua Bell plays Bruch

Edinburgh International Festival: Joshua Bell plays Bruch

24 August 2017
Joshua Bell fronts the Academy as both soloist and director in two bracing musical visions.
Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

Songs & Stories - Toddler Group

24 August 2017
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Edinburgh International Festival: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

25 August 2017
Two muscular celebrations of America launch a powerful programme featuring works of Bernstein, Copland and Brahms.
Lauriston Castle: Who Shot the Red Fox?

Lauriston Castle: Who Shot the Red Fox?

25 August 2017
Ian Logan will be discussing the events around the murder of Colin Campbell of Glenure aka "The Red Fox".
Edinburgh International Festival:  Filarmonica della Scala 1

Edinburgh International Festival: Filarmonica della Scala 1

26 August 2017
Riccardo Chailly conducts the Filarmonica della Scala in the first of two concerts.
Dean Village Guided Walk - Historic Villages of the Water of Leith part 2

Dean Village Guided Walk - Historic Villages of the Water of Leith part 2

27 August 2017
Edinburgh West
Discover what life was once like on this Dean Village Guided Walk with Water of Leith Conservation Trust.
Edinburgh International Festival:  70th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Edinburgh International Festival: 70th Anniversary Celebration Concert

27 August 2017
The 2017 International Festival’s Usher Hall concerts come to a resplendent conclusion in a very special concert.
Edinburgh International Festival:  Filarmonica della Scala 2

Edinburgh International Festival: Filarmonica della Scala 2

27 August 2017
Riccardo Chailly conducts the Filarmonica della Scala in the second of two concerts.
Not So Straight Down the Middle: Some Neglected Aspects of Golf History and Heritage

Not So Straight Down the Middle: Some Neglected Aspects of Golf History and Heritage

28 August 2017
Wray Vamplew explore some of the less well-known aspects of golfing's past in this lecture at Lauriston Castle.
Table Top Games For Older Folk

Table Top Games For Older Folk

28 August 2017
Come along to Table Top Games and more... Monday afternoons in The Salvation Army, Gorgie's Hall. Everyone welcome!
HipHop House Party

HipHop House Party

29 August 2017
It's HipHop House Party night every Tuesday at Moriarty's.
SiMBA Support Group

SiMBA Support Group

30 August 2017
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

31 August 2017
Come along to Songs & Stories, a Toddler Group meeting every Thursday morning at Bristo Baptist Church.