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Events in Edinburgh on 31 January 2024

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh on the 31 January 2024 below, or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

358 EAT Food Fest

26th January 2024 - 4th February 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

After last year's successful launch, the 358 EAT Food Fest returns to Edinburgh from 26th January to 4th February!

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Art In Healthcare: Stories of the Collection

19th January 2024 - 18th February 2024

This exhibition aims to not just simply tell the story of the artwork presented, but to discuss the journey of how the artwork led to being part of the Art In Healthcare collection.

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Arthur’s Secrets

1st September 2023 - 26th March 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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Boozy Brushes Paint & Sip Art Party

13th January 2024 - 24th February 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join Boozy Brushes for their Paint and Sip Art Parties in Edinburgh and get creative in a friendly and light hearted environment!

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Botanical Art and Sculpture

25th January 2024 - 25th February 2024

This exhibition at the Scottish Ornithologists Club presents work by members of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists (SSBA) alongside sculptures by Ellen McCann.

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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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Deep Rooted

18th November 2023 - 25th February 2024

'Deep Rooted' is a group exhibition featuring work by eight contemporary artists exploring the relationship between people and the natural environment using a variety of media and approaches.

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Dinosaurs!

1st April 2022 - 31st March 2024

Immerse yourself in our walk-through exhibition included in your Edinburgh Zoo ticket and see prehistoric beasts come to life around you!

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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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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 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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Exploring Special Connection - Creative experience for Two

25th January 2024 - 24th February 2024

This 2.5 hour 2:1 interactive workshop provides the Two of You with a unique opportunity to use an art-making process as a way to connect with your special being on a deeper level.

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Finding Your Way - 1:1 creative experience

14th January 2024 - 25th February 2024

This 1:1 creative experience would suit individuals who believe in the powerful link between art, science, and spirituality and who are open to experiments on their self-awareness journey.

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Flamenco Rhythmic Hand-Clapping & Body Percussion

23rd January 2024 - 26th March 2024

This is an essential Rhythm Course for ALL levels Flamenco Students (Guitar, Dance, Singing, Percussion) run by TuFlamenco on Tuesdays.

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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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Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Lifestyle

26th January 2024 - 29th March 2024
Edinburgh South

Come along to these gentle yoga classes at Morningside Parish Church on Fridays and helps to loosen tight muscles, strengthen your neural signals and build healthy tissues throughout the body!

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HEART by Michael Pendry

26th January 2024 - 11th February 2024

HEART, the first in a series of installations and sculptures by German artist Michael Pendry, makes its UK debut at St. Giles’ Cathedral as part of Burns&Beyond.

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Hogmanay Pub Crawl

31st December 2023 - 31st January 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Don't miss an incredible Hogmanay experience as we visit seven different New Year parties! You’ll get free entry and drinks included with your ticket throughout the night.

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Independent Venue Week - Edinburgh

29th January 2024 - 4th February 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Independent Venue Week (29th Jan – 4th Feb 2024) is the UK’s annual 7-day celebration of independent music & arts venues and the people that own, run and work in them.

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Intermediate Sewing Class

25th January 2024 - 1st February 2024

This class at The Edinburgh Sewcial Club is aimed at folks who've attended a beginner's sewing class and would like to progress their skills.

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Journey: Castle Mills Members’ Show 3

16th December 2023 - 17th March 2024

Hung across Galleries 1 & 2 at Edinburgh Printmakers, ‘Journey’ celebrates the ‘Journey’ of Edinburgh Printmakers' Workshop itself.

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Kids Multi Activities Sessions

9th January 2024 - 14th April 2024
Edinburgh East

Check out these kids multi activity sessions at Little Plaza in Edinburgh city centre!

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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 The Mash House

5th January 2024 - 18th February 2024

Check out the Live music gigs on at The Mash House, a unique venue located within the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant Cowgate!

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Moments in Colour by Hetty Haxworth

20th January 2024 - 9th February 2024

The first exhibition to be held at Upright Gallery this year is 'Moments in Colour' by Hetty Haxworth who has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad.

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National Museum of Flight Conservation Hangar Tours

8th April 2023 - 31st March 2024

See behind the scenes of the work carried out in the National Museum of Flight's Conservation Hangar with these free guided tours.

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Northern Lights: Postcards from Norway

1st April 2023 - 1st April 2024
Online Event Edinburgh

Northern Lights: Postcards from Norway is an online exhibition by Edinburgh artist Jill Ashforth!

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Open Mic Night

Selected dates between 31st January 2024 - 31st July 2024

Join host Michael Dodds every Wednesday at The Three Sisters for an evening of music, singing, poetry, comedy and much more!

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Past Meets Present: Recent Acquisitions Revealed

25th November 2023 - 8th April 2024

Past Meets Present: Recent Acquisitions Revealed unveils a selection of treasures that have joined the collection in the past five years.

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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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Rising Tide: Art and Environment in Oceania

12th August 2023 - 14th April 2024

Delve into the most important and pressing issue of our time, humanity’s damaging relationship with planet Earth.

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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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Shakespeare’s Macbeth

13th January 2024 - 3rd February 2024

Get ready for a brand-new production of one of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays, staged like never before in a custom built theatre space unique to this production!

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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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Sing in the Playhouse

9th January 2024 - 2nd April 2024

Are you a keen singer and want to join a community choir of likeminded people? Then why not join us every Tuesday at Edinburgh Playhouse to sing some joyful tunes including some songs from our shows!

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Spanish Classes for Children 2 - 5years in Stockbridge

27th January 2024 - 24th February 2024

Get Talking Spanish is offering fun and engaging play-based Spanish sessions for children aged 2 - 5, include lots of singing, interactive games and activities and story telling!

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The 143rd Open Annual Exhibition of the RSW

13th January 2024 - 6th February 2024

Top Scottish artists will show their work in the 143rd Open Annual Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in the stunning setting of the RSA Upper Galleries.

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The Bright Club

Selected dates between 31st January 2024 - 24th April 2024

The freshest thing in stand-up – straight from the (research) field to funny with a new crop of comedic academics from Scotland's universities every month.

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The Scottish Landscape Awards

4th November 2023 - 3rd March 2024

The City Art Centre is thrilled to host the inaugural exhibition of Scotland’s newest open call in contemporary art - The Scottish Landscape Awards.

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Time Traveller: Charles Lyell at Work

27th October 2023 - 30th March 2024
Edinburgh South

This exhibition in Edinburgh University's Main Library provides a unique insight into geologist and science writer Charles Lyell's developing ideas about the uniformity of nature.

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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:

Tree Planting in East Renfrewshire

Tree Planting in East Renfrewshire

Selected dates between 13th January 2024 - 2nd March 2024

Join TCV Scotland as they plant trees across East Renfrewshire in a series of local events.

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The Market Place Newton Mearns: Knit ‘n’ Chat

The Market Place Newton Mearns: Knit ‘n’ Chat

Selected dates between 16th January 2024 - 27th March 2024

Do you knit, crochet or stitch or would you like to learn how? Come along to The Market Place Newton Mearns on a Tuesday or Wednesday for their Knit ‘n’ Chat group!

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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Drop-in

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Drop-in

Selected dates between 5th January 2024 - 20th December 2024

Every week, trained Macmillan volunteers offer a friendly listening ear to anyone affected by cancer, including those with a cancer diagnosis, as well as family and friends.

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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:

Yellow Butterflies : The colourful character, costume and culture of Scotland’s Fishwives

Yellow Butterflies : The colourful character, costume and culture of Scotland’s Fishwives

11th November 2023 - 18th March 2024

This exhibition examines the roles of the fishwife in the Scottish fishing industry, exploring how these women and their labour was regarded, represented, censured and celebrated!

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SCO 2023/24: Berlioz, Mozart and Ravel with François Leleux

SCO 2023/24: Berlioz, Mozart and Ravel with François Leleux

31st January 2024

François Leleux is joined by celebrated British soprano Carolyn Sampson for rarely heard Berlioz, plus sparkling music by Mozart and Ravel.

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Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation

Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation

14th October 2023 - 24th February 2024

The exhibition 'Crafted Selves: The Unfinished Conversation' showcases the work of 13 Scotland based artists exploring dual identities in their work. Catch it at St Andrews Museum!

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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:

The Clockworks

The Clockworks

31st January 2024

Pairing snarling kitchen-sink commentary with insuppressible sonic tenacity, The Clockworks are a band to savour... catch them live at King Tut's on Wednesday 31st January!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical

23rd January 2024 - 4th February 2024

Choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses, Roald Dahl's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory The Musical comes to the King's Theatre Glasgow in 2024!

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Anne Martin: An Tinne with ‘An Ceòl Air Feadh na Fèinne - The Music of What Happens’

Anne Martin: An Tinne with ‘An Ceòl Air Feadh na Fèinne - The Music of What Happens’

31st January 2024

An Ceòl Air Feadh na Fèinne - The Music of What Happens is an innovative and engaging fifty minute performance of song, story and music inspired by the legends and lays of Fionn MacCumhail!

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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:

Walking Football

Walking Football

Selected dates between 18th October 2023 - 18th December 2024

Join Clyde FC Community Foundation for their Walking Football sessions on Wednesday mornings, perfect for anyone looking to keep active!

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Curling - From Biggar To Olympic Gold

Curling - From Biggar To Olympic Gold

18th November 2023 - 24th March 2024

Curling - From Biggar To Olympic Gold is an exhibition commemorating the Olympic Gold Medal won by a British curling team in Chamonix in 1924!

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Befriending Project

Befriending Project

1st September 2023 - 31st March 2024

Are you looking to make a positive difference in a young person's life? Volunteering Matters are looking to recruit volunteers in North Lanarkshire.

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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:

Adult Weekly Drawing and Painting Class

Adult Weekly Drawing and Painting Class

Selected dates between 24th January 2024 - 19th June 2024

This weekly art class will take you through a creative exploration of different art materials and techniques to develop your own artwork.

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Wee Ones Wednesdays - Ice Skating

Wee Ones Wednesdays - Ice Skating

Selected dates between 10th January 2024 - 31st January 2024

Treat your wee ones to a cool afternoon they'll love at Braehead Ice Centre's Wee Ones Wednesdays!

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Kids Self-led Activity: Bird Bingo!

Kids Self-led Activity: Bird Bingo!

3rd January 2024 - 31st January 2024

Can you get bird bingo? Take part in this 'fun for all activity' at RSPB Lochwinnoch where you can discover cool facts about some of the top birds in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

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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:

Stirling Folk Club Events 2024

Stirling Folk Club Events 2024

29th January 2024 - 9th December 2024

Check out all the upcoming events at Stirling Folk Club this year!

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Yoga Classes in Stirling

Yoga Classes in Stirling

25th January 2024 - 29th February 2024

Join Roz for these Yoga classes and also Chair Yoga classes at The Dunblane Centre!

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Hogmanay Ceilidh (Gartmore) 2023

Hogmanay Ceilidh (Gartmore) 2023

31st December 2023 - 31st December 2024

Step into 2024 in style with the fabulous Burns Brother Ceilidh Band at Gartmore’s sensational foot stomping interactive Hogmanay Ceilidh!

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Events in Other Areas

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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Professor Charles Withers: Mungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger

Professor Charles Withers: Mungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger

31st January 2024

Professor Charles Withers examines the achievements of Mungo Park and the many expeditions that followed him as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's Inspiring People talk series!

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