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A Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea

21st April 2024

Prepare for an afternoon of delectable treats, great music, vibrant atmosphere and the chance to freely chat with your fellow companions!

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Arthur’s Adventure

Selected dates between 21st April 2024 - 23rd June 2024

Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Arthur’s Secrets

16th April 2024 - 26th September 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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‘Le Monde sans fin’: An exhibition on the ecological transition

10th April 2024 - 10th May 2024

Le Monde sans fin is an original and eco-designed exhibition constituting a visual variation of the comic strip Le Monde sans fin by Jean-Marc Jancovici and Christophe Blain.

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Castle Street Market

1st April 2024 - 13th October 2024
Edinburgh New Town

Held in brightly coloured gazebos in the heart of central Edinburgh, Castle Street Market is filled with top quality products and has something to satisfy every taste!

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Coding After-School Club at The Pavilion, Myreside

29th February 2024 - 27th June 2024
Edinburgh South

Code Cadets are looking for young tech minds to join their after-school coding club on Thursdays at The Pavilion, Myreside!

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Comedy At Canon’s Gait

Selected dates between 6th April 2024 - 28th July 2024

Don't miss out on the uproarious experience that has Edinburgh and beyond rolling in laughter at The Canon's Gait every weekend!

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Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

1st January 2024 - 31st August 2024

Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route.

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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this award-winning, quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

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Daily Tours at St Giles’ Cathedral

10th December 2023 - 1st December 2024

Join a volunteer guide for a 45 min to 1 hour glimpse into the history, heraldry and life of our historic Cathedral and Thistle Chapel!

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Dan Jones: This Seems Ambitious

21st April 2024

Fresh from his sellout Edinburgh Fringe run; award-winning comedian Dan Jones brings his debut stand-up show to The Stand Edinburgh!

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Debut :: Inaugural Open

6th April 2024 - 27th April 2024

&Gallery is delighted to host our inaugural open call exhibition, showcasing thirty-eight artist representing a spectrum of disciplines from across the globe!

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Drama Classes for Children and Young People in Central Edinburgh

14th August 2023 - 23rd June 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Parents, do you want to help your child grow their confidence and make new friends in a fun and creative way? The Blossom Theatre Project drama classes are the perfect way to do this.

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Eala Shàilein / The Swan of Salen

20th April 2023 - 20th April 2029
Broxburn

Swan of Salen is A Multimedia Folk Ballet inspired by Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake and the parallel Gaelic legend, Eala Shàilein. Catch it at Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall in April!

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Edinbrick - A LEGO Model Show

20th April 2024 - 21st April 2024

Edinbrick is back for 2024 at a new venue! Edinburgh's biggest LEGO Model Show, will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of April at McEwan Hall.

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Edinburgh ‘Open House’ Ceilidhs

19th January 2024 - 20th December 2024

Join Edinburgh ‘Open House’ Ceilidhs for their Friday Ceilidhs held in the Royal British Legion Hall! If you love to dance or want to learn this event is for you.

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Edinburgh Beer Tour

6th March 2024 - 28th April 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Discover the enchanting history and vibrant beer culture of Edinburgh's Old Town with ScotBeer Tours!

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Edinburgh Folk Club

7th February 2024 - 3rd July 2024

We've been the home of regular folk nights in the capital for 50 years. Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm. All welcome!

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Edinburgh Opera Company Seeking New Singers For Carmen

20th November 2023 - 18th August 2024

Aria Alba is looking for new members to join our exciting production of Georges Bizet's Carmen at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2024.

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Elisa Giardina Papa ‘U Scantu’: A Disorderly Tale

1st March 2024 - 19th May 2024

Collective presents the first solo presentation in the UK of Sicilian artist Elisa Giardina Papa's work, in an exhibition titled "U Scantu": A Disorderly Tale (2022).

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Escape the Past: The Anatomist

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

Descend into a world of grave robbery, mystery and malpractice as you embark on a thrilling adventure into Edinburgh’s dark past.

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Exhibition: To the North

13th April 2024 - 8th May 2024

Come along to this new exhibition of landscapes by French/Swiss artist Emmanuel Matt showing at Birch Tree Gallery!

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Exploring Anatomy Through Art: Dry Point Etching

21st April 2024

Join Surgeons Hall Museums and Artist Susie Wilson for this one-day workshop which will introduce the technique of Dry Point Etching using multiple plates in order to layer colours and textures!

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Fit Fridays

29th March 2024 - 26th April 2024

It's Fit Fridays, every Friday at Subway Cowgate with DJ Josh Scott!

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Flirty Thursdays

28th March 2024 - 25th April 2024

It's free entry at Subway Cowgate's Flirty Thursdays with DJ Rawzi, so come along for some Cheese, Pop + Dance Floor Favourites!

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Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

29th March 2024 - 27th April 2024

Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free.

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Friday Friends

6th October 2023 - 7th June 2024

Our Friday Friends programme offers a welcoming space for visually impaired and D/deaf children and their families.

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Fused Glass course

20th March 2024 - 13th June 2024

Join Honey Pot Creative Cafe for 6 weeks or individual workshops to learn how to create art using different techniques with fused glass.

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Groove Back Dance Class

Selected dates between 21st January 2024 - 2nd June 2024

Join Pirita Tuisku for these weekly Groove Back Dance Classes taking place in Blazin' Studios at St. Margaret's House from Sunday 21st January!

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Hamilton

28th February 2024 - 27th April 2024

The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!

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Japan Sakura at Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 20th April 2024 - 28th April 2024

Join us at Lauriston Castle over 2 weekends for the return of the Japan Sakura in Scotland festival on 20th/21st and 27th/28th April.

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Jewellery Class - Make a sterling silver bangle

Selected dates between 21st April 2024 - 2nd June 2024
Edinburgh South

Learn how to make a medium weight sterling silver bangle in this workshop run by Ali Bali Jewellery!

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Jewellery Class - Make a Sterling Silver Spinner Ring

Selected dates between 23rd March 2024 - 2nd June 2024
Edinburgh South

Spinner rings, also known as worry rings are great for the fidgets amongst us. Join Ali Bali Jewellery to make a sterling silver spinner ring with two spinners in this workshop!

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Johannes Radebe: House of JoJo

21st April 2024

Join TV Dance Sensation Johannes Radebe and a host of eclectic characters in this brand-new theatrical celebration at Edinburgh Playhouse on Sunday 21st April!

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Live events at McGonagall’s

24th March 2024 - 1st May 2024

Enjoy Live music and quiz nights at McGonagall's Gin and Whisky Emporium in Edinburgh's Old Town!

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Live events at The Canons Gait

27th March 2024 - 27th April 2024

Check out the Live events at The Canons Gait in Edinburgh Old Town, everything from music, comedy and pub quizzes!

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Live Music

7th January 2024 - 31st July 2024

Come and enjoy all your favourite singalongs and some of Scotland's best musical talents at The Three Sisters Edinburgh!

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Live music at Bar 13

30th November 2023 - 30th November 2024

Join us early evening at Bar 13 for live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Rory & The Island!

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Live Music at George IV Bar

23rd March 2024 - 28th April 2024

Come along and check out the Live music at George IV Bar, everything from Rock and Pop to Traditional Folk, Scottish, Irish and Blues!

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Live Music at Stramash

26th March 2024 - 30th April 2024

Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Stramash - Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and much more....

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Live Music at Whistle Binkies

26th March 2024 - 30th April 2024

Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Whistle Binkies - Rock, Pop, Blues and much more....

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Morgan Jay

21st April 2024

With two specials, 3 albums, TV appearances and millions of followers and views across all social media platforms, Morgan Jay brings his unique blend of music and comedy to Monkey Barrel Comedy!

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Nature Re-imagined

17th April 2024 - 2nd June 2024

This exhibition at the Scottish Ornithologists Club presents the work of three artists who apply unusual approaches and media to the subject of wildlife.

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Newhailes Market

Selected dates between 20th April 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Come along to Newhailes monthly market where you'll find a fine selection of handmade goods; from jams and chutneys to pies and candles!

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Open Mike

Selected dates between 3rd March 2024 - 28th April 2024

Rock out on the Legends Stage every Sunday at Legends Edinburgh!

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Pauline Caulfield Textiles

8th March 2024 - 20th July 2024

This exhibition features over 20 large pieces ranging from fans, chasubles and fabric panels, illuminating Pauline Caulfield’s versatile yet distinctive work!

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Personal PhotoShoot Experience

1st November 2023 - 1st November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Join professional local photographer Simon Messer in Edinburgh's Old Town for your Personal PhotoShoot Experience! It's a fun outdoor experience perfect for couples, families and solo travelers alike.

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Photography Tuition in Edinburgh’s Old Town

1st November 2023 - 1st November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Learn to use your camera in one of the most beautiful cities in the world from a working photographer and film maker! Perfect for solo travellers, couples and families.

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Print 24: Group Exhibition

21st March 2024 - 27th April 2024

Detail Framing & Gallery looks forward to welcoming you to this Group Exhibition, offering a closer look at 18 artists' approach to printmaking!

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Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Antiquaries Exhibition

9th November 2023 - 1st October 2024

Historic Environment Scotland Archives acquired the Rosslyn Album in 2021 and this exhibition presents images from the archive collections relating to Rosslyn Chapel and the contents of the album.

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S h i f t i n g | Hazel Frost & Kim Minuti

13th April 2024 - 3rd May 2024

This exhibition at Upright Gallery brings together two Edinburgh based artists, ceramicist Hazel Frost and printmaker Kim Minuti.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Hunter’s Tryst

1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024
Edinburgh South

Hunter’s Tryst is a well-stocked and beautifully designed, mature, medium-sized, wildlife-friendly town garden.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

6th February 2024 - 25th July 2024
Musselburgh

Visit Shepherd House, a constantly evolving artist’s garden that never stands still, with lots of surprises including a shell house built in 2014, lavender parterres, a rill and fountains!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stobshiel House

3rd April 2024 - 25th September 2024
Various Locations East Lothian

The garden at Stobshiel House is effectively split into four main parts and The extensive collection of shrubs and mature trees offer a fantastic backdrop during all seasons.

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Sea Glass Jewellery workshop

21st April 2024

Come along to this fun and creative workshop learning how to make your very own, unique Sea Glass Jewellery at Joy Revival Design Studio on Sunday 21st April.

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Seinnidh Sinn

16th April 2024 - 25th June 2024

Air Dimàirtean bho seo a mach bhith seisean ‘Seinnidh Sinn’ a’ tòiseachadh aig Leith Depot bho 5-6 uairean feasgar. (Seinnidh Sinn is a Gaelic Singing Circle)

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Shifting Vistas: 250 Years of Scottish Landscape

24th June 2023 - 2nd June 2024

250 Years of Scottish Landscape spans artistic production from 18th century to present day, with a selection of historic and contemporary artworks drawn from City Art Centre’s permanent collection.

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Slice Saturdays

30th March 2024 - 27th April 2024

Our gal QUEEN ROISIN will be blasting your commercial chart and R&B at Subway Cowgate every Saturday!

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Sondheim Sunday Cabaret

21st April 2024

Join Blackout Productions on 21st April for their performance of Stephen Sondheim's greatest work, including numbers from Follies, Gypsy, Sunday in the Park With George and more!

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Stockbridge Market

Selected dates between 1st January 2024 - 22nd December 2024

The weekly Stockbridge Market is a foodie heaven featuring creative crafts, original artwork, superb street food. Eat, meet, greet or treat - there is something for everyone!

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Sunday Service

31st March 2024 - 28th April 2024

Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate, it's the perfect way to round off the weekend!

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Tamagotchi Tuesdays

26th March 2024 - 30th April 2024

Edinburgh's weekly throwback clubnight at Subway Cowgate brings you the hits of 80’s, 90’s, 00’s.

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The Crafters Roadshow - The Centre Livingston

Selected dates between 8th February 2024 - 20th October 2024

Shop from the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers when The Crafters Roadshow comes to The Centre Livingston!

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The Girls of Slender Means

13th April 2024 - 4th May 2024

The Girls of Slender Means is a story of glamour in austerity, women at work, women at play, and women’s wit.

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Tracks Mondays

1st April 2024 - 29th April 2024

Each week we are bringing Scotland’s most beautiful queens to Edinburgh’s biggest drag stage. As always the drinks are cheap and the queens are ready to party.

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Treasures of the National Library of Scotland

30th March 2024 - 30th April 2025

The National Library of Scotland's permanent exhibition provides a unique insight into Scotland’s history, culture and people and its place in the world.

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Twista Wednesdays

27th March 2024 - 24th April 2024

A tasty, free new night has arrived at Subway Cowgate and it’s going to be BIG! Banger after banger all night long.

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UNMASKED: Real stories of Nursing in COVID-19

30th November 2023 - 16th May 2024

This exhibition looks behind the masks, to explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences of nursing staff during COVID-19 and past pandemics.

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Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

8th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

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

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Wedding Open Day

Wedding Open Day

21st April 2024

Meet the wedding team and discover the perfect venue for your perfect day at Dalmeny Park House Hotel's Wedding Open Day on Sunday 21st April!

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Adult Sunday Taster Session: Expressive Floral Watercolour Painting

Adult Sunday Taster Session: Expressive Floral Watercolour Painting

21st April 2024

Looking for exciting experimental watercolour class? If so why not try this fabulous, relaxing painting workshop at The Wee Art Studio!

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Events in Fife

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Family Days Out in in Fife

Family Days Out in in Fife

30th November 2023 - 31st May 2024

Come along to St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre and enjoy a great family golf day out!

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Helen Butler : The Eclectic Collection

Helen Butler : The Eclectic Collection

3rd April 2024 - 3rd May 2024

We are so pleased to welcome back Helen Butler H2O Designs to our Merchant’s Room after her first exhibition here last year!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: South Flisk

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: South Flisk

1st April 2024 - 30th June 2024

The spectacular views over Fife to Perthshire and Angus and the large flooded quarry full of fish, planted with impressive marginals, make the garden at South Flisk very special in the area.

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Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

SoulINQUEST

SoulINQUEST

20th April 2024 - 29th June 2024

SoulINQUEST is a powerful touring photography exhibition that sheds light on state-related deaths and provides the opportunity for bereaved families to express their experiences.

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Josie Long: A Work In Progress About Giant Extinct Animals

Josie Long: A Work In Progress About Giant Extinct Animals

Selected dates between 10th January 2024 - 23rd June 2024

Josie Long brings some new and exciting material, hopefully some of which is about charismatic megafauna, to The Stand Glasgow!

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Black Edition: International Photography (Digital) Exhibition

Black Edition: International Photography (Digital) Exhibition

13th April 2024 - 25th May 2024

The Glasgow Gallery of Photography presents a six week long exhibition called The Black Edition, themed on the colour black.

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Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

The Canny Capercaillie: From Illustration to Interactive

The Canny Capercaillie: From Illustration to Interactive

2nd April 2024 - 15th May 2024

Enjoy this immersive exhibition based on the children's book The Canny Capercaillie by local artist, illustrator, author and storyteller Fiona MacGregor at Low Parks Museum!

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Art and Illustration Exhibition: Reminiscence

Art and Illustration Exhibition: Reminiscence

20th April 2024 - 24th April 2024

Bill Stewart's exhibition Reminiscence, captures identifiable images ranging from London Bus Transport, The Great Train Robbery and Carry On Film characters!

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Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show

21st April 2024

Get ready for a day full of family fun when Summerlee Museum's annual Classic Car Show returns on Sunday 21st April!

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Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Silver Spur Country & Western Club

Silver Spur Country & Western Club

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 29th December 2024

Silver Spur Country & Western Club is held at Linwood Welfare & Recreational Social Club every Sunday night featuring live bands, gun slinging and line dancing!

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Try Bowls For Kids

Try Bowls For Kids

Selected dates between 21st April 2024 - 6th October 2024

Bowls is a great sport open to girls and boys aged 8 and upwards that gets them out in the fresh air and is fully inclusive, why not join Ralston Bowling Club for one of their free Try Bowls sessions!

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Guided Wildlife Walk

Guided Wildlife Walk

Selected dates between 18th February 2024 - 10th November 2024

Explore the wonderful wetlands at RSPB Lochwinnoch! The experienced guide will take you around the reserve and point out the interesting wildlife to be found!

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Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Corrugation for Enamels with Jill Leventon

Corrugation for Enamels with Jill Leventon

20th April 2024 - 21st April 2024

Join Silversmith Jill Leventon at Central Scotland School of Jewellery for a weekend of corrugation for enamels, combining structural and textural metalworking with colourful enamelling!

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Performance of Verdi’s Requiem

Performance of Verdi’s Requiem

21st April 2024

Stirling City Choir has joined forces with Cupar Choral Society to perform this magnificent choral work at The Albert Halls, Stirling on Sunday 21st April!

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Willy Wonka Afternoon Tea

Willy Wonka Afternoon Tea

21st April 2024

Join us at Inglewood House and Spa on Sunday 21st April for our Charlie and The Chocolate Factory enchanting Afternoon Tea inspired by Roald Dahl’s iconic story.

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Events in Other Areas

Ayr Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Ayr Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Whether you're wishing to purchase a few hidden treasures, interested in selling or just wishing for an enjoyable day out, there is something for everyone at Ayr's Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale!

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History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

28th December 2023 - 31st October 2024

Prestwick Airport, just 30 miles south west of Glasgow has had a colourful history since aviation activity was first recorded over 110 years ago in 1913, find out more on one of these walking tours!

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Popular Events

Edinbrick - A LEGO Model Show
Edinbrick is back for 2024 at a new venue! Edinburgh's biggest LEGO Model Show, will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of April at McEwan Hall.
Willow Suncatcher Craft Workshop
Come and celebrate the sun by creating your very own willow suncatcher at this workshop on 25th April at Leith Community Croft!
Castle Street Market
Held in brightly coloured gazebos in the heart of central Edinburgh, Castle Street Market is filled with top quality products and has something to satisfy every taste!
Hamilton
The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!
Will Young
Multi-award-winning British pop star and actor Will Young comes to The Queens Hall Edinburgh on Friday 4th October!

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