Events in Edinburgh on 21 May 2021

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh on the 21 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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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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Digital Champions: Coolest Projects

Digital Champions: Coolest Projects

Selected dates between 29th January 2021 - 25th June 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Heart of Midlothian FC's Innovation Centre presents Digital Champions: Coolest Projects for girls and boys in S1-S6 every Friday during term time.
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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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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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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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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

3rd May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, will return from 3-23 May 2021 and explore the theme of 'Normality?'.
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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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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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The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh

19th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

Get together with your nearest & dearest and wave goodbye to a winter spent indoors with an incredible variety of entertainment at The Parking Lot Social Spring Breakout Edinburgh!
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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

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

3rd May 2021 - 18th December 2021

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

Find out about East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Artisan Fridays Market

Artisan Fridays Market

Selected dates between 19th February 2021 - 24th December 2021

Artisan Fridays is a weekly hot & cold food market, held every Friday on Kirkcaldy High Street!

Find out about Artisan Fridays Market 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.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

21st May 2021

Critically acclaimed The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to the Alhambra Theatre Dunfermline on May 21st... get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

Find out about The Simon and Garfunkel Story on What's On Fife
The Unremarkable Death Of Marilyn Munroe

The Unremarkable Death Of Marilyn Munroe

21st May 2021

August 5th, 1962: Monroe as we’ve never seen her before, overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life, taking us back through the memories of her closest relationships.

Find out about The Unremarkable Death Of Marilyn Munroe on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Bridgeton Cross Retail Market

Bridgeton Cross Retail Market

Selected dates between 5th January 2021 - 31st December 2021

Browse the stalls and bag yourself a bargain at the twice weekly City Markets Bridgeton Cross Retail Market!

Find out about Bridgeton Cross Retail Market on What's On 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
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!

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
Deathstars

Deathstars

21st May 2021

Swedish metallers Deathstars announce a headline Scottish show at The Garage Glasgow on Friday 21st May 2021!

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Festival Village: Merchant City

Festival Village: Merchant City

30th April 2021 - 26th September 2021

The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to Glasgow's Candleriggs Square!

Find out about Festival Village: Merchant City 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
Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 27th April 2021 - 23rd December 2021

Join a Historic Tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!

Find out about Historic Tours of Glasgow University 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
Milngavie Market

Milngavie Market

Selected dates between 2nd April 2021 - 17th December 2021

You'll find meat, fish, game, Cheese, home baking, plants, Organic soap, jewellery, and more at Milngavie Market on the first and third Friday of each month!

Find out about Milngavie Market 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 - 30th July 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
Open Goal Live

Open Goal Live

21st May 2021

The nation's favourite Scottish Football podcast, Open Goal is coming to the biggest stage in town! Catch it at The SSE Hydro Glasgow on May 21st!

Find out about Open Goal Live on What's On Glasgow
RSNO Digital Season

RSNO Digital Season

Selected dates between 16th April 2021 - 11th June 2021

The RSNO present their brand new Digital Season! Enjoy nine glorious concerts which will be filmed live for you in the RSNO's studio with COVID-19 secure measures in place!

Find out about RSNO Digital Season on What's On Glasgow
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow

3rd May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, will return from 3-23 May 2021 and explore the theme of 'Normality?'.

Find out about Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Sparks

Sparks

21st May 2021

Sparks, Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael, return to Glasgow with their 2021 tour on Friday 21st May!

Find out about Sparks on What's On Glasgow
Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

Selected dates between 1st August 2020 - 12th December 2021

Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a two hour 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 Creative Craft Show featuring The Scottish Quilting Show

The Creative Craft Show featuring The Scottish Quilting Show

20th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

The Creative Craft Show returns to the SEC Glasgow between the 20th and 23rd of May 2021 and includes The Scottish Quilting Show!

Events in 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
The Skinner Songbook - POSTPONED

The Skinner Songbook - POSTPONED

21st May 2021

FRETS is delighted to present The Skinner Songbook, a new troubadour concert show produced by vocalist Grahame Skinner, on Friday 21st May, in the Strathaven Hotel!

Find out about The Skinner Songbook - POSTPONED 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
Ian Waite & Vincent Simone: The Ballroom Boys

Ian Waite & Vincent Simone: The Ballroom Boys

21st May 2021

The Ballroom Boys double act Ian Waite and Vincent Simone return with a brand new show, don't miss it at Beacon Arts Centre on May 21st!

Find out about Ian Waite & Vincent Simone: The Ballroom Boys on What's On Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Selected dates between 3rd May 2021 - 18th December 2021

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

Find out about Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions 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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