Events in Edinburgh on 17 May 2021

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh on the 17 May 2021 below, or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Air and Space Exhibition

Air and Space Exhibition

28th February 2021 - 31st December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Air and Space is an online exhibition of recent paintings from artist Jill Ashforth featuring the beautiful collection Air and Space and her lyrical video poem Joy with the music of Max Richter.
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Another Time, Another Place

Another Time, Another Place

28th April 2021 - 29th May 2021

Another Time, Another Place is a beautiful conversation between renowned artist Victoria Crowe OBE and poet Christine de Luca, both of whom have produced twelve works in this collaborative exhibition.
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Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

26th April 2021 - 26th June 2021

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first-ever major retrospective of his work.
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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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Buff & Sheen

Buff & Sheen

1st May 2021 - 4th June 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

This show is a private experience for children with ASN living in Edinburgh. You will need a clear garden/patio space of at least 4sqm in front of your window.
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Certified Mail

Certified Mail

17th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
National Event

Certified Mail, the debut film by Egyptian director Hisham Saqr, is about finding inner strength while living with mental illness, catch the UK Premier as part of SMHAF 2021.
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Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

15th May 2021 - 10th October 2021

This major retrospective, the most comprehensive display of Charles H. Mackie’s work in over a century, showcases the breadth of his creative vision and talents.
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Connections - Wholly Holistic

Connections - Wholly Holistic

1st May 2021 - 30th June 2021

A group of artists come together in the creative spirit which flows in these challenging times to bring Connections – Wholly Holistic Exhibition + Events to Santosa Wellness Centre Edinburgh.
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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

14th May 2021 - 31st October 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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Dead Souls’ Vacation

Dead Souls’ Vacation

17th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
National Event

Dead Souls' Vacation is an absurd, intimate slice of post-Soviet life, this documentary chronicles the relationship between a once popular Georgian musician and his elderly mother.
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Doctors, Patients and The Physical Examination

Doctors, Patients and The Physical Examination

26th April 2021 - 1st July 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Surgeons Hall Museums are delighted to offer this specialist short with Curator Jim Edmonson.
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Family Craft: It’s a Bird’s Life

Family Craft: It’s a Bird’s Life

17th May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Learn about some of our feathered friends and explore a variety of projects celebrating the resident Lauriston Castle birds!
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Festival Village: Waverley

Festival Village: Waverley

15th May 2021 - 29th August 2021

The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to the rooftop at Waverley Mall once again this Summer!
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Free Screening: The Assistant

Free Screening: The Assistant

17th May 2021

Rising Hollywood star Julia Garner gives a remarkable performance of quiet disillusionment as the new production assistant Jane.
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Going Out | Going In - Audio Performance by Laura Fisher

Going Out | Going In - Audio Performance by Laura Fisher

26th February 2021 - 25th May 2021
National Event

Put on your headphones and take a journey through your local area with GOING OUT | GOING IN, an audio performance by Laura Fisher as part of the Out of Place festival!
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Joint Wildlife Art Exhibition

Joint Wildlife Art Exhibition

29th April 2021 - 30th May 2021

This exhibition brings together pastel drawings by John Threlfall and oil paintings by Esther Tyson with ceramics sculptures by Simon Griffiths.
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Love Bound + Imogen

Love Bound + Imogen

17th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
National Event

SMHAF are screening Love Bound and Imogen, two raw and compelling documentaries highlighting the challenges parents and families face in supporting young people with severe mental illness.
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Pint of Science

Pint of Science

17th May 2021 - 20th May 2021
Online Event

Quench your thirst for knowledge when the annual Pint of Science festival returns online between the 17th - 20th May 2021!
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Points of Departure

Points of Departure

28th April 2021 - 21st May 2021

Upright Gallery is delighted to be reopening on the 28th April with an exhibition by Edinburgh based artist Mary Walters!
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Potted Pathology: The Complete Collection

Potted Pathology: The Complete Collection

3rd May 2021 - 31st December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Surgeons Hall Museums popular Potted Pathology collection in now available to enjoy at your leisure as a complete series!
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Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

26th April 2021 - 5th September 2021

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday year.
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Safe To Be Me Festival

Safe To Be Me Festival

10th May 2021 - 31st May 2021
Online Event

Scottish Ballet presents the Safe to Be Me Festival, a digital festival of dance for young people to explore their identities through creative, interactive experiences and digital dance workshops!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Newliston

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Newliston

1st May 2021 - 4th June 2021
Edinburgh West

Take a walk round Newliston, a well preserved 18th-century parkland/designed landscape rather than a garden as such, full of mature rhododendrons and azaleas, fine vistas and allees of trees!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

20th April 2021 - 22nd July 2021
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 Precious Seas

Scotland’s Precious Seas

19th August 2020 - 15th August 2021

To celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters, this small exhibition explores Scotland’s diverse sea life and the many threats facing our marine life.
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Scottish Music Classes

Scottish Music Classes

20th April 2021 - 24th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Scots Music Group is running its spring/summer term online! Check out the full list of weekly classes starting in April and available through Zoom!
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Soccer Stars Academy Edinburgh Classes

Soccer Stars Academy Edinburgh Classes

1st May 2021 - 29th May 2021

Soccer Stars Academy run a fun programme of weekly classes for toddlers and kids, they will be launching at their Edinburgh venue in Sighthill in May!
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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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This is Moth Death

This is Moth Death

14th May 2021 - 11th July 2021

Taking the form of a radio drama set in a pub 'This is Moth Death' is a new audio commission by Timothea Armour. You can hear it in The Beacon Tower at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop every day.
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Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes

Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes

1st April 2021 - 31st December 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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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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Events in East Renfrewshire

Choose How U Move East Ren

Choose How U Move East Ren

17th May 2021 - 31st October 2021

Choose How U Move East Ren is running between the 17th May and 31st October 2021! Join the programme today, get active & earn fantastic rewards to support your local community!

Find out about Choose How U Move East Ren on What's On East Renfrewshire
East Renfrewshire HSCP Walking Groups

East Renfrewshire HSCP Walking Groups

Selected dates between 3rd May 2021 - 22nd December 2021

East Renfrewshire Council HSCP run several walking groups throughout the week perfect for beginners upwards!

Find out about East Renfrewshire HSCP Walking Groups on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

A Treat for Lovers of Wood, Design, and Fine Craftsmanship

A Treat for Lovers of Wood, Design, and Fine Craftsmanship

15th May 2021 - 29th August 2021

Max McCance, one of Scotland’s leading furniture makers, is pleased to announce a special exhibition of unique and extraordinary works for sale to the public in his Kinloch Gallery.

Bike Rides - Couch to 5 miles

Bike Rides - Couch to 5 miles

Selected dates between 10th May 2021 - 31st May 2021

Have you recently got your bike out of the shed and dusted it off? Then come along to Greener Kirkcaldy's Couch to 5 miles bike rides!

Find out about Bike Rides - Couch to 5 miles on What's On Fife
Bookbug Online Group Session

Bookbug Online Group Session

Selected dates between 25th January 2021 - 23rd August 2021

These weekly online Bookbug sessions are fun for little ones aged 0-4 and their grownups, using Zoom.

Find out about Bookbug Online Group Session on What's On Fife
Borderlines Exhibition

Borderlines Exhibition

28th April 2021 - 27th June 2021

This exhibition is on at Community Gallery of Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries until 27th June 2021.

Find out about Borderlines Exhibition on What's On Fife
By the Seaside: Heritage, Healing and New Horizons

By the Seaside: Heritage, Healing and New Horizons

20th March 2021 - 20th June 2021

This innovative exhibition on blue space at the Scottish Fisheries Museum is curated by Museum and Gallery Studies MLitt students.

Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers

Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers

26th April 2021 - 29th August 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 on What's On Fife
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glassmount House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glassmount House

1st April 2021 - 30th September 2021

Explore Glassmount House gardens, a densely planted walled garden and surrounding woodland with an A-listed sun dial, Mackenzie & Moncur greenhouse and historical doocot.

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Tower

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Tower

1st May 2021 - 21st August 2021

Set on a hill, this one-acre Edwardian landscaped garden has panoramic views over the River Tay.

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Willowhill

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Willowhill

24th April 2021 - 30th August 2021

Willowhill is an evolving three-acre garden with a series of mixed borders designed with different vibrant colour combinations for effect all season.

Events in Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

With 21 stops where you can hop on and off to visit some of the city's leading attractions, City Sightseeing Glasgow is the perfect way to explore Glasgow!

Find out about City Sightseeing Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Clack and Yak: Online Knitting Group

Clack and Yak: Online Knitting Group

Selected dates between 19th April 2021 - 21st June 2021

Get those knitting needles out and enjoy a chat and a cuppa whilst knitting, sewing or crocheting something for yourself or family and friends with Platform Glasgow's Clack and Yak!

Find out about Clack and Yak: Online Knitting Group on What's On Glasgow
Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section Learn to Sail Classes

Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section Learn to Sail Classes

27th April 2021 - 26th May 2021

Learn to sail or improve your skills on Bardowie Loch, with classes available for both children and adults!

Creation Station: Online Drama Workshops

Creation Station: Online Drama Workshops

Selected dates between 19th April 2021 - 21st June 2021

Platform Glasgow's Creation Station is a weekly online drama workshop for 8-11 year olds who are interested in performance, fun and creativity!

Find out about Creation Station: Online Drama Workshops on What's On Glasgow
Culzean By The Sea

Culzean By The Sea

1st May 2021 - 26th September 2021

To celebrate Scotland's Year of Coasts & Waters Culzean Castle have created a fantastical trail of willow sculptures depicting creatures, real and mythical, of the sea and water!

Find out about Culzean By The Sea on What's On 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
Daily Potions Cocktail Making Session 18+

Daily Potions Cocktail Making Session 18+

17th May 2021 - 23rd December 2021

Be immersed in a world of magic making your very own potions cocktail at The Root Of Magic!

Find out about Daily Potions Cocktail Making Session 18+ 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
Fly Away Home

Fly Away Home

30th April 2021 - 30th May 2021

Fly Away Home is an exhibition at The Hidden Gardens created by Martha Orbach in which 21 handprinted flags mapping navigations across our interconnected world as our climate changes.

Find out about Fly Away Home on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

This is a 1.5 - 2 hour tour that will take you around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to find out about Glasgow's rich history and culture!

Find out about Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour 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
Gracie Abrams - CANCELLED

Gracie Abrams - CANCELLED

17th May 2021

LA singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams will perform live at King Tuts Glasgow on Monday 17th May!

Find out about Gracie Abrams - CANCELLED on What's On Glasgow
Jim Lambie: Buttercup

Jim Lambie: Buttercup

26th April 2021 - 22nd May 2021

The Modern Institute is pleased to host Jim Lambie's latest solo exhibition in the Airds Lane and Bricks Space galleries!

Find out about Jim Lambie: Buttercup on What's On Glasgow
Kundalini Yoga for Creativity and Curiosity

Kundalini Yoga for Creativity and Curiosity

Selected dates between 10th May 2021 - 14th June 2021

Join certified Kundalini Yoga, meditation and gong teacher, Carolyn McTaggart on Mondays for Creativity and Curiosity, online Kundalini Yoga sessions!

Find out about Kundalini Yoga for Creativity and Curiosity on What's On Glasgow
Lab Station: Online Drama Workshops

Lab Station: Online Drama Workshops

Selected dates between 19th April 2021 - 21st June 2021

Platform Glasgow's Lab Station Performance Group online workshops for 12 - 16 year olds are led by professional artists and the sessions focus on drama and performance!

Find out about Lab Station: Online Drama Workshops on What's On Glasgow
Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

5th April 2021 - 30th September 2021

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail is back with a new trail mystery! Book Now for tickets right through the summer and join us in our biggest adventure yet!

Find out about Loch Lomond Faerie Trail on What's On Glasgow
Monday Night Improv

Monday Night Improv

Selected dates between 18th January 2021 - 27th December 2021

The Stand Glasgow's award winning, fast, frantic totally improvised comedy show makes its jump online every Monday night where comedians make up comedy live and based totally on your suggestions!

Find out about Monday Night Improv on What's On Glasgow
Narratives in Times of Absurdity

Narratives in Times of Absurdity

15th May 2021 - 5th June 2021

Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts presents 'Narratives in Times of Absurdity' an exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist, Norman Sutton-Hibbert.

Find out about Narratives in Times of Absurdity on What's On Glasgow
Online Children’s Potions Class

Online Children’s Potions Class

15th February 2021 - 21st May 2021

Welcome back to wizard school to all our young witches and wizards! Join The Root of Magic for their online Potions Class from your own home!

Find out about Online Children’s Potions Class on What's On Glasgow
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glenarn

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glenarn

1st April 2021 - 21st September 2021

As part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme you can visit Glenarn in Rhu, Helensburgh, a complete example of a ten-acre garden which spans from 1850 to the present day!

Find out about Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glenarn on What's On Glasgow
Solo Photography Exhibition, David Gilliver: It’s a Small World

Solo Photography Exhibition, David Gilliver: It’s a Small World

1st September 2020 - 4th June 2021

The Scotia Gallery welcomes you to a solo photography exhibition featuring an impressive series of macro photography created by Scottish Artist and photographer David Gilliver!

Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!

Find out about Street Art Walking Tour 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
The Birthing Well Pregnancy Yoga & Hypnobirthing Classes

The Birthing Well Pregnancy Yoga & Hypnobirthing Classes

Selected dates between 8th March 2021 - 28th June 2021

The Birthing Well are running relaxed and informal pregnancy yoga and hypnobirthing classes online to help you to experience a positive pregnancy and prepare for the birth of your baby!

Events in Lanarkshire

Active@Home North Lanarkshire

Active@Home North Lanarkshire

4th January 2021 - 23rd December 2021

If you are over the age of 65 and live in the North Lanarkshire area The Fair Play Foundation's Active@Home programme is the one for you!

Find out about Active@Home North Lanarkshire on What's On Lanarkshire
Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

Selected dates between 1st March 2021 - 24th December 2021

Join Get Walking Lanarkshire on one of their regular health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!

Find out about Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

All for One ACCORD Online Art Exhibition

All for One ACCORD Online Art Exhibition

12th April 2021 - 31st May 2021

All for One ACCORD is an online art exhibition being held between the 12th April and 31st May with all work being donated by some wonderful and generous artists!

Find out about All for One ACCORD Online Art Exhibition on What's On Renfrewshire
Superleague Sessions

Superleague Sessions

Selected dates between 3rd May 2021 - 27th June 2021

Basketball Paisley are excited to announce that they are bringing back their Superleague basketball sessions every Monday evening or Sunday afternoon!

Find out about Superleague Sessions on What's On Renfrewshire
Wild Child Challenge

Wild Child Challenge

15th May 2021 - 30th May 2021

Explore RSPB Lochwinnoch's woodland trail, complete the challenges along the way and discover how 'wild' a child you are!

Find out about Wild Child Challenge on What's On Renfrewshire

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
The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

30th April 2021 - 1st January 2022

This exhibition showcases some of The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum’s remarkable art collection.

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