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Events in Edinburgh on 08 February 2024

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh on the 08 February 2024 below, or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

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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Émile Zola in exile in England : a Talk with Odile Hughson

8th February 2024

Join us at the Institut Français d’Écosse on 8th February for this talk given by Odile Hughson on the writer Émile Zola!

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Beginner’s Sewing Class

8th February 2024 - 8th March 2024

Want to learn a practical DIY craft? Kick start a new hobby? Why not come along to this 2 week evening class in Edinburgh and learn how to sew with ease?

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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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Castle Chorus weekly rehearsal

Selected dates between 18th January 2024 - 25th April 2024
Edinburgh South

Castle Chorus is a small, friendly choir open to anybody who loves singing. If you’re interested in coming along, singing some songs and meeting new people, feel free to just turn up on a Thursday!

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Cowgate’s Best Karaoke Night!

Selected dates between 11th January 2024 - 28th March 2024

Join us from 9pm-late every Thursday at Bar 50 for Cowgate's best karaoke night and try your luck for the chance to win a £5 bar voucher!

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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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Dare to Shine Brightly

8th February 2024

We all have gifts, talents and powers. Have you been hiding some of them? Come to connect more fully with the true you on this unique workshop run by Love Life More Tours & Events!

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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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Distant Views

3rd February 2024 - 24th February 2024

Distant Views is a group exhibition featuring gallery artists Susan Laughton, David Mankin, Anke Roder and Anna Somerville. Catch it at &Gallery from 3rd to 24th February!

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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 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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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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Fantastic Planet

8th February 2024

With its array of outlandish creatures and bizarre rituals of meditation and telepathy, Fantastic Planet is an unforgettable psychedelic experience and a landmark of European animation.

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Films at Central Library

8th February 2024

Central Library is now showing films! Join us on 8th February for a screening of a French New Wave drama from 1962.

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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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From Sea to Sky : Sarah Bold and Dougie Harley

2nd February 2024 - 16th February 2024

Detail Framing & Gallery is hosting a joint exhibition of work from Skye-based Sarah Bold and Edinburgh-based Dougie Harley from 2nd to 16th February!

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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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Ghostwoman

8th February 2024

Arizona's incredible GHOSTWOMAN have announced a headline show at The Voodoo Rooms on Thursday 8th February!

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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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Hot Chocolate Concert: Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

8th February 2024

Enjoy Beethoven's iconic and haunting masterpiece performed by award-winning pianist Matthew Shiel in the atmospheric candlelit St Vincent's Chapel Edinburgh!

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Jesus Christ Superstar

6th February 2024 - 10th February 2024

A mesmerizing new production of the iconic global phenomenon 'Jesus Christ Superstar' is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in February!

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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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Leipzig 300

8th February 2024

Leipzig 300 look back at Bach's first cantata cycle in Leipzig, and the rich creative environment that surrounded him as he made musical history.

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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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Mesolithic catastrophe: the impact of the Storegga Slide tsunami on the Mesolithic population of Britain

8th February 2024

Join the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland for this February lecture given by archaeologist Dr Clive Waddington at Augustine United Church!

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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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Norah Howie - Psychic Medium

8th February 2024

Don't miss one of the most celebrated psychic mediums Norah Howie as she delivers messages of love and comfort when she brings her brand new tour to the Reconnect Regal Theatre in February!

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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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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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Prescient Nature

8th February 2024 - 2nd March 2024

Showcasing a selection of hyperreal landscapes, The Scottish Gallery presents a new series of landscape paintings by Philip Braham in his upcoming exhibition 'Prescient Nature'.

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Pride Flag Portraits: an exhibition by Eleanor Buffam

3rd February 2024 - 24th February 2024
Edinburgh South

This exhibition, by Eleanor Buffam, is a series of portraits of people in the queer community, portrayed on the pride flag of their choice. Catch it at Kafe Kweer from 3rd to 24th February!

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Queer Folks‘ Tales with Turan Ali, Emma Christie, Rujazzle and Emma Martin

8th February 2024

Queer storytellers from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages and cultures around Edinburgh & Scotland share stories of LGBTQ+ lives, past, present at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 8th February.

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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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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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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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Silent Film Cinema: Charlie Chaplin’s Police (1916)

8th February 2024

Experience the golden age of Hollywood with silent films accompanied by award-winning cinema pianist Matthew Shiel at St Vincent's Chapel Edinburgh on 8th February!

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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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Tess

7th February 2024 - 8th February 2024

Ockham’s Razor, the UK’s foremost circus theatre company, presents a bold new vision of Hardy’s classic novel, Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

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The Best of Scottish Comedy

Selected dates between 18th January 2024 - 25th April 2024

Talk about doing what it says on the tin! Here you go a carload of simply the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit.

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The Comedy Cellar

Selected dates between 21st December 2023 - 29th August 2024

Get ready for a rib-tickling night of laughter with "The Good, The Bad and The Irish," a weekly comedy showcase hosted by the hilarious Michael Porter every Thursday at The Canons Gait.

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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 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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Watercolour and Wine Event

Selected dates between 4th January 2024 - 8th February 2024

If you fancy spending 2 hours making a watercolour painting accompanied by a glass of wine then come along to this event at Whitespace Gallery!

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Yoga and Empathic Journaling Event, Touching the Heart

8th February 2024

Moving towards the increasing daylight and abundance of Spring, 'Touching the Heart' wishes to offer you heartspace to strengthen the connection with yourself.

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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:

Glasgow Breastfeeding Buddies Support Group - Barrhead

Glasgow Breastfeeding Buddies Support Group - Barrhead

Selected dates between 4th January 2024 - 19th December 2024

Glasgow Breastfeeding Buddies offer FREE breastfeeding support to families in the Greater Glasgow area, join them for their weekly support group at Dunterlie Resource Centre on Thursdays!

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Art Demonstration by Martin Oates at Eastwood Art Club

Art Demonstration by Martin Oates at Eastwood Art Club

8th February 2024

On Thursday 8th February, Eastwood Art Club welcomes Martin Oates to the club where he will demonstrate painting a landscape in watercolours.

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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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Events in Fife

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

Snowdrop Festival

Snowdrop Festival

27th January 2024 - 10th March 2024

Cambo Cambo Country House and Estate has announced that's its upcoming renowned Snowdrop Festival, now in its 15th year, which will run throughout February and early March.

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Brushstrokes

Brushstrokes

9th December 2023 - 2nd June 2024

Did you know that OnFife museums look after an amazing collection of paintings, prints and drawings? Want to know more? Then come along to our exhibition 'Brushstrokes'!

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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:

Modern Dragons by Gordy Craw

Modern Dragons by Gordy Craw

26th January 2024 - 9th February 2024

In this exhibition at Six Foot Gallery, Gordy Craw poses the questions: if dragons were created from our modern psyche, what form might they take?

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Trad Thursdays at Sleazys

Trad Thursdays at Sleazys

Selected dates between 8th February 2024 - 18th December 2024

Brought to you by Falasgair their resident Trad band, come along to Nice N Sleazy every Thursday for knee slapping traditional Scottish music!

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Themed Tours at The Burrell Collection

Themed Tours at The Burrell Collection

Selected dates between 11th January 2024 - 19th December 2024

Join the Burrell Collection's expert Volunteer Guides as they take you on a journey through the collection with free themed weekly tours.

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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:

Rebel Business School Lanarkshire

Rebel Business School Lanarkshire

29th January 2024 - 8th February 2024

Do you dream of starting your own business? Don't know where to begin? The Rebel Business School is coming to Lanarkshire in January 2024 and will show you how to make your idea a success!

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Beginners Crochet Class

Beginners Crochet Class

8th February 2024

Would you like to learn to crochet? Join Funky Loops Crochet for their 6 week course to learn the basic skills and techniques you will need to create your own crochet masterpieces!

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Guided Meditation and Relaxation Session

Guided Meditation and Relaxation Session

Selected dates between 25th January 2024 - 25th April 2024

Meditation on Twin Hearts helps to flush out negative thoughts and emotions that congest our mind and body every day.

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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:

Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Selected dates between 4th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

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

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Boogie Fitness

Boogie Fitness

Selected dates between 1st February 2024 - 15th February 2024

Don't like the gym or fitness classes then why not give Boogie Fitness a try? It's a silent disco, a night out and fun with your friends all rolled into one!

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Beginners Sewing Course

Beginners Sewing Course

Selected dates between 8th February 2024 - 8th April 2024

Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine but just don’t know where to start? Then this four-week day/evening course from Thimbleberry Sewing could be the answer!

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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:

ABBA The Story

ABBA The Story

8th February 2024

This special show, at The Albert Halls on 8th February, tells the story of the band that shaped the music.

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Supper Club

Supper Club

Selected dates between 11th January 2024 - 28th March 2024

Each Thursday, through the winter months, FEL Scotland will be hosting a Supper Club at Falkirk Baptist Church. It's a completely free community meal.

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Stirling Ghostwalk

Stirling Ghostwalk

5th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Join Stirling Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul, the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin, on a creepy, comic guided ghostwalk!

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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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Popular Events

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!
A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns for 2024.
Alt Milk Records Presents: Non-stop Electric Matinee!
Alt Milk Records Presents: Non-stop Electric Matinee! An afternoon of eclectic music celebrating electronic musicians at Leith Depot on Saturday 2nd March!
What’s your poison?
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 11th April and discover the fascinating history of poisons.
Eat Out Edinburgh
Eat Out Edinburgh 2024 is a celebration of Edinburgh city centre’s fantastic bars and restaurants, this year taking place throughout the whole month of March due to popular demand!

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