Events in Edinburgh in January 2021

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh during January 2021 below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Lockdown Virtual Tour and Tasting

Lockdown Virtual Tour and Tasting

23rd April 2020 - 3rd April 2021
Online Event

Come and join us at Stirling Distillery as our team take you on a virtual tour and tasting from the comfort of your own home!
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Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

1st August 2020 - 16th May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Traverse is delighted to present brand new, specially created, pieces from nine Young Writers online, with performers filming in their own homes under lockdown conditions.
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Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event

Check out ComputerXplorers SEScotland's online kids computing clubs, the perfect way to learn the latest technologies and develop invaluable tech skills.
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Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s - SUSPENDED

Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s - SUSPENDED

12th September 2020 - 6th June 2021

The 1920s was a period of contrasts and this exhibition explores the styles, ideas and events that shaped Scottish art during this influential decade.
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The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!
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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st October 2020 - 31st March 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas - SUSPENDED

E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas - SUSPENDED

7th November 2020 - 14th March 2021

This Exhibition is a collaboration between the National Trust for Scotland and the City Art Centre and is the first major retrospective of Hornel's art for over 35 years.
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Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - SUSPENDED

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - SUSPENDED

14th November 2020 - 11th April 2021

Timed to mark his 70th birthday, this major exhibition by contemporary artist Jock McFadyen displays new and existing paintings, alongside works from City Art Centre’s collection of Scottish art.
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The Chocolatarium Tour - CANCELLED

The Chocolatarium Tour - CANCELLED

1st December 2020 - 31st March 2021

Enjoy a 90-minute fully-guided Tour of Chocolate for adults, teens and children aged 6 and over, just off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
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Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes - POSTPONED

Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes - POSTPONED

17th December 2020 - 13th March 2021

Learn how to upcycle, become zero waste, reduce your plastic use and explore sustainable living with EcoArt's classes, courses and workshops!
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Online Pilates Winter Term

Online Pilates Winter Term

4th January 2021 - 28th February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Bookings are now open for Happy Being's online Pilates Classes, suitable for all abilities!
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Connections - Wholly Holistic

Connections - Wholly Holistic

10th January 2021 - 10th March 2021

Connections - Wholly Holistic, at Santosa Wellness Centre Edinburgh, is an exhibition along with workshops, spoken word, healing sounds, storytelling, book launches and more!
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Young Artists Art Club P5-P7

Young Artists Art Club P5-P7

13th January 2021 - 24th March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Young Artists Club is an opportunity for your child in P5-P7 to build their skills in a wide range of media including drawing, painting, 3d modelling and collage.
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Creative i Abstract Painting in Acrylics

Creative i Abstract Painting in Acrylics

15th January 2021 - 5th February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Ever thought about experimenting with abstract painting? In this relaxed class for adults you can spend the morning reconnecting with creativity.
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Rare Prints and Monotypes

Rare Prints and Monotypes

20th January 2021 - 14th February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Academicians' Gallery presents an online exhibition of rare prints and monotypes by current and past members of the Royal Scottish Academy.
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Latitudes: Recent Work from RSA Award Winners

Latitudes: Recent Work from RSA Award Winners

22nd January 2021 - 17th March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Royal Scottish Academy presents Latitudes, an exhibition celebrating the far-reaching scope of recent work by the winners of RSA awards.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Blooming Marvellous

Blooming Marvellous

12th September 2020 - 14th February 2021

Everything in the garden’s lovely as we explore the wonderful world of wildlife and plants through our colourful and entertaining family-friendly exhibition!

Find out about Blooming Marvellous on What's On Fife
Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers - CANCELLED

Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers - CANCELLED

14th November 2020 - 10th April 2021

Let us take you on an epic adventure! Follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorers to discover exotic lands and fantastic voyages through our hands-on, family friendly exhibition!

Find out about Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers - CANCELLED on What's On Fife
Scotland’s Coasts - CANCELLED

Scotland’s Coasts - CANCELLED

5th December 2020 - 28th February 2021

This exhibition, drawn from Historic Environment Scotland's archives, explores Scotland's relationship to the sea and its impact on everyday life.

Find out about Scotland’s Coasts - CANCELLED on What's On Fife
Art-tastic

Art-tastic

19th December 2020 - 10th April 2021

Come along to our colourful and entertaining family-friendly online exhibition to explore the stories hidden within some of our fantastic paintings.

Find out about Art-tastic on What's On Fife
SJ Peploe 150th Anniversary Showcase

SJ Peploe 150th Anniversary Showcase

27th January 2021 - 31st March 2021

A virtual exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Scottish colourist, Samuel Peploe.

Find out about SJ Peploe 150th Anniversary Showcase on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2021

Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Find out about Curious About Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
The Big Escape Glasgow

The Big Escape Glasgow

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Glasgow City Centre into a giant escape game!

Find out about The Big Escape Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Rajni Perera: Traveller

Rajni Perera: Traveller

24th October 2020 - 14th February 2021

Tramway is delighted to present Traveller', the first exhibition in the UK by multi-disciplinary artist Rajni Perera!

Find out about Rajni Perera: Traveller on What's On Glasgow
Hire-a-Guide Goose Walk

Hire-a-Guide Goose Walk

17th November 2020 - 15th March 2021

Hire-a-guide at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond for an exclusive dawn or dusk goose watching experience!

Find out about Hire-a-Guide Goose Walk on What's On Glasgow
Flair Gymnastics Club Gymnastics Classes

Flair Gymnastics Club Gymnastics Classes

19th December 2020 - 31st December 2021

Flair Gymnastics Club have just opened a new facility within The Pitches in the Southside of Glasgow and have a range of new classes available for kids 5+!

Find out about Flair Gymnastics Club Gymnastics Classes on What's On Glasgow
Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

1st January 2021 - 31st December 2021

Good Move Glasgow run Health Walks right across the city which are suitable for all ages and abilities!

Find out about Good Move Glasgow Health Walks on What's On Glasgow
Active8 Glasgow

Active8 Glasgow

4th January 2021 - 29th March 2021

The Active8 Glasgow online program is a new FREE project that aims to improve the physical and mental health for residents of Summerston and the surrounding areas!

Find out about Active8 Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Online Short Courses at RCS

Online Short Courses at RCS

5th January 2021 - 31st March 2021

From January, Online Short Courses at Royal Conservatoire Scotland will offer a fun and inspiring programme for all ages – children, young people and adults!

Find out about Online Short Courses at RCS on What's On Glasgow
As Time Stood Still - Part Two

As Time Stood Still - Part Two

29th January 2021 - 28th February 2021

Project Ability present the second part of their online exhibition, As Time Stood Still, a showcase of work created during lockdown!

Find out about As Time Stood Still - Part Two on What's On Glasgow
Cycle 21

Cycle 21

29th January 2021 - 28th February 2021

Spring events has teamed up with community cycling charity, Free Wheel North, to host virtual cycling event 'Cycle 21', encouraging people to take to the saddle to help raise much needed funds!

Find out about Cycle 21 on What's On Glasgow
Is This Me? - Free Film by Tricky Hat & The Flames

Is This Me? - Free Film by Tricky Hat & The Flames

29th January 2021 - 31st March 2021

Is This Me? is the sixth of eight films being released by Tricky Hat and The Flames as part of their latest film series, #DontStopTheFlames.

Find out about Is This Me? - Free Film by Tricky Hat & The Flames on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

SLLC Free Online Arts Classes

SLLC Free Online Arts Classes

11th January 2021 - 22nd February 2021

Join South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture for a free programme of online art classes for adults and children including pottery, painting, dressmaking and drama to name just a few!

Find out about SLLC Free Online Arts Classes on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Roaches Coaches

Roaches Coaches

9th December 2020 - 1st December 2021

Join Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society for Roaches Coaches, a radio comedy set in a small-town bus depot, in a magical time before COVID-19 was invented!

Find out about Roaches Coaches on What's On Stirling
Self Referencing in the Classroom Study for Children

Self Referencing in the Classroom Study for Children

11th December 2020 - 1st April 2021

Looking for a free educational activity for your child? Self Lab at Abertay University are currently running this online study for children aged 7 -11 years old in the Stirling area.

Find out about Self Referencing in the Classroom Study for Children on What's On Stirling

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