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Events in Edinburgh on 17 March 2024

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh on the 17 March 2024 below, or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

6 week Salsa Beginners Course with Onone Salsa

11th March 2024 - 15th April 2024

Join OnOne Salsa for these 6 week Monday Salsa Dance Classes for Beginners starting on 11th March at The Mash House!

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint

27th February 2024 - 6th April 2024

A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns for 2024.

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An Evening with Rick Stein

17th March 2024

Revelations from the kitchen, musical delights, poetic interludes, and stories of global adventures are all on the menu when Rick Stein brings his brand new tour to The Queen's Hall!

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Andrew Mackenzie :: Between Concrete and Wood

2nd March 2024 - 30th March 2024

Between Concrete and Wood is a new exhibition by artist Andrew Mackenzie, showing at &Gallery in March!

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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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Blue Beard

12th March 2024 - 30th March 2024

Blue Beard explores curiosity and consent, violence and vengeance - all through an intoxicating lens of music, wit and tender truth.

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Coding After-School Club at The Pavilion, Myreside

29th February 2024 - 27th June 2024
Edinburgh South

Code Cadets are looking for young tech minds to join their after-school coding club on Thursdays at The Pavilion, Myreside!

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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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Cumbiatones

17th March 2024

Leith Arches is delighted to host the Cumbiatones, a psychedelic Cumbia band based in Edinburgh, on St Patrick’s day 17th of March!

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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 be Wild - Find & Connect With Your Tribe

17th March 2024

The “wild woman” journey can feel lonely at times. Come to explore how nature teaches us about our community - our tribe on this workshop run by Love Life More on 17th March!

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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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Drawn in the Spring Workshops

19th February 2024 - 25th March 2024

Join Out of the Blue Drill Hall resident artist Felicity Inkpen in a series of 6 workshops exploring your creative side this Spring!

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Dressmaking Techniques

21st February 2024 - 27th March 2024

This is a Dressmaking course with a difference. Instead of slogging through a whole garment, it will teach you, week by week, the basic methods of making clothes.

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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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Eat Out Edinburgh

1st March 2024 - 31st March 2024
Various Locations 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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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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Elisa Giardina Papa ‘U Scantu’: A Disorderly Tale

1st March 2024 - 19th May 2024

Collective presents the first solo presentation in the UK of Sicilian artist Elisa Giardina Papa's work, in an exhibition titled "U Scantu": A Disorderly Tale (2022).

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Elliot Steel: Love and Hate Speech

17th March 2024

From near life-altering injuries sustained at jiu jitsu to everyday Gen-Z life, this new show from Elliot Steel will leave you in fits of laughter.

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Fit Fridays

1st March 2024 - 29th March 2024

It's Fit Fridays, every Friday at Subway Cowgate with DJ Josh Scott!

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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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Flirty Thursdays

29th February 2024 - 28th March 2024

It's free entry at Subway Cowgate's Flirty Thursdays with DJ Rawzi, so come along for some Cheese, Pop + Dance Floor Favourites!

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Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

1st March 2024 - 30th March 2024

Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free.

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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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German Board Games Meetup

17th March 2024

Calling all German speakers in Edinburgh! You are warmly invited to join us for the next board games meet-up at the German Church in Edinburgh on Sunday 17th March.

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Groove Back Dance Class

Selected dates between 21st January 2024 - 2nd June 2024

Join Pirita Tuisku for these weekly Groove Back Dance Classes taking place in Blazin' Studios at St. Margaret's House from Sunday 21st January!

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Growth:Fas

16th March 2024 - 21st March 2024

Growth:Fas is a group exhibition showing at Dundas Street Gallery from 16th to 21st March!

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Hamilton

28th February 2024 - 27th April 2024

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!

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Herstory Tours

1st March 2024 - 24th March 2024

The Real Mary King’s Close is bringing back the popular Herstory Tours to celebrate Women’s History Month this March.

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Homestead Exhibition

9th February 2024 - 30th March 2024

Homestead is an exhibition of new work by Out of the Blueprint artist-in-residence and illustrator Lauren Cory, exploring themes of identity, change and belonging.

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Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Selected dates between 4th February 2024 - 15th December 2024
Edinburgh South

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place at The Open Door Community Centre, Edinburgh on various dates throughout the year.

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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 events at McGonagall’s

1st March 2024 - 31st March 2024

Enjoy Live music and quiz nights at McGonagall's Gin and Whisky Emporium in Edinburgh's Old Town!

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Live events at The Canons Gait

1st March 2024 - 30th March 2024

Check out the Live events at The Canons Gait in Edinburgh Old Town, everything from music, comedy and pub quizzes!

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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 George IV Bar

1st March 2024 - 31st March 2024

Come along and check out the Live music at George IV Bar, everything from Rock and Pop to Traditional Folk, Scottish, Irish and Blues!

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Live Music at Stramash

1st March 2024 - 31st March 2024

Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Stramash - Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and much more....

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Live Music at Whistle Binkies

1st March 2024 - 31st March 2024

Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Whistle Binkies - Rock, Pop, Blues and much more....

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Mark Nelson: All The Best

17th March 2024

Multi-award winning comedian Mark Nelson embarks on his first ever nationwide tour All The Best which will see him perform at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh.

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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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Ode to Nature

28th February 2024 - 14th April 2024

Ode to Nature presents the work of two established wildlife and landscape artists: Fiona Clucas and Derek Robertson. It's on at the Scottish Ornithologists Club from 28th February!

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Paddy’s Day

17th March 2024

Edinburgh’s biggest and best St Patrick’s Day celebration returns to The Three Sisters from 8am to 3am!

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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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Pauline Caulfield Textiles

8th March 2024 - 20th July 2024

This exhibition features over 20 large pieces ranging from fans, chasubles and fabric panels, illuminating Pauline Caulfield’s versatile yet distinctive work!

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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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Potterrow Pursuits: Interactive Speed Quizzing

Selected dates between 21st January 2024 - 24th March 2024

Join Edinburgh University Students' Association every Sunday at 8pm in Potterrow Dome for the Potterrow Pursuits Quiz!

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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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Scratch Night - Spring 2024

17th March 2024

The Dance Base Scratch Night returns this March with a brand-new line up of outstanding Scotland-based artists!

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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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Slice Saturdays

2nd March 2024 - 30th March 2024

Our gal QUEEN ROISIN will be blasting your commercial chart and R&B at Subway Cowgate every Saturday!

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Stockbridge Market

Selected dates between 1st January 2024 - 22nd December 2024

The weekly Stockbridge Market is a foodie heaven featuring creative crafts, original artwork, superb street food. Eat, meet, greet or treat - there is something for everyone!

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Structure : Meaning

9th March 2024 - 29th March 2024

Structure : Meaning brings together two Scottish printmakers, Benet Reid and Richard Marsden to Upright Gallery in March!

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Summerhall Makers Market

17th March 2024

Summerhall will be hosting their first Makers Market of 2024, showcasing fantastic makers from Edinburgh and beyond, on 17th March.

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Sunday Service

3rd March 2024 - 31st March 2024

Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate, it's the perfect way to round off the weekend!

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Tamagotchi Tuesdays

27th February 2024 - 26th March 2024

Edinburgh's weekly throwback clubnight at Subway Cowgate brings you the hits of 80’s, 90’s, 00’s.

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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

21st February 2024 - 27th March 2024

Having run for over twenty years, the UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns to Edinburgh with its biggest showcase ever for 2024.

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The Scottish Motorcycle Show

16th March 2024 - 17th March 2024

The Scottish Motorcycle Show returns to the Royal Highland Centre on March 16th & 17th with all the latest models, major manufacturers, and breath-taking live action!

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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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Tiny Toes Dance Class for 2-4 year olds

17th February 2024 - 23rd March 2024

Theiya Arts are holding a Tiny Toes Dance Class for 2-4 year olds at the North Merchiston Club on Saturdays from 17th February for 6 weeks!

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Tracks Mondays

26th February 2024 - 25th March 2024

Each week we are bringing Scotland’s most beautiful queens to Edinburgh’s biggest drag stage. As always the drinks are cheap and the queens are ready to party.

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Twista Wednesdays

28th February 2024 - 27th March 2024

A tasty, free new night has arrived at Subway Cowgate and it’s going to be BIG! Banger after banger all night long.

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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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Waiting At The Wharf

16th March 2024 - 24th March 2024

‘Waiting At The Wharf’ is a collection of Fine Art paintings by Laura Gill, showing at Coburg House Art Studios from 16th to 24th March.

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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:

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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Imaginarium Kids Club

Imaginarium Kids Club

Selected dates between 4th February 2024 - 10th November 2024

Looking for something to do with the weans on a Sunday morning? Then bring them along to The Capelrig for the Imaginarium Kids Club!

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Rouken Glen Junior Parkrun

Rouken Glen Junior Parkrun

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 29th December 2024

Rouken Glen Junior Parkrun is a weekly, free 2km timed run held on Sunday mornings at Rouken Glen Park!

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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:

Baby Massage

Baby Massage

19th February 2024 - 18th March 2024

Come along to Zen Kidz for some relaxation in our cosy, calming baby massage classes.

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Parisian cafe music is coming to Crail

Parisian cafe music is coming to Crail

17th March 2024

Les Trois Blondes, Scotland’s only Bal Musette band playing classical Parisian cafe music, bring their show to Crail Community Hall on 17th 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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Events in Glasgow

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

Comedians & Dragons

Comedians & Dragons

17th March 2024

Join three comedians who almost certainly have no idea how to play Dungeons & Dragons, as they attempt to go on a live fantasy adventure!

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Pollok United Community Football Sessions

Pollok United Community Football Sessions

Selected dates between 29th October 2023 - 22nd December 2024

Join Pollok United at Nethercraigs every Sunday for their Community Football Sessions, and get your child started on their football journey in a friendly and fun environment!

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Women in Photography 24: International Photography Exhibition

Women in Photography 24: International Photography Exhibition

6th March 2024 - 30th March 2024

The Glasgow Gallery of Photography are hosting a month long photography exhibition, focusing on Women in Photography at their exhibition space on High Street during March.

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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:

Live Music Sundays: Chris suckle

Live Music Sundays: Chris suckle

Selected dates between 3rd March 2024 - 17th March 2024

Live Music Sundays are back at Bar ORA with Chris Suckle performing on the 3rd and 17th of March!

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Strange Horizons - Millie Frood

Strange Horizons - Millie Frood

3rd February 2024 - 6th May 2024

This exhibition brings together a collection of Millie Frood's work as well as oral history and objects from her life as an artist in Motherwell and beyond!

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Drumpellier Junior Parkrun

Drumpellier Junior Parkrun

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 29th December 2024

Drumpellier Junior Parkrun is a weekly, free 2km timed run held on Sunday mornings at Drumpellier Country Park!

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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:

How Sweet It Is - The Music of James Taylor performed by Vernon James

How Sweet It Is - The Music of James Taylor performed by Vernon James

17th March 2024

Don't miss a celebration of James Taylor, one of the most renowned singer songwriters of the 20th Century, at The Bungalow on Sunday 17th March!

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Caroline Rhea: I Identify As A Witch

Caroline Rhea: I Identify As A Witch

17th March 2024

Known for her role as Aunt Hilda in Sabrina The Teenage Witch, actress and comedian Caroline Rhea returns with a show full of star-studded tales!

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Barshaw Junior Parkrun

Barshaw Junior Parkrun

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 29th December 2024

Barshaw Junior Parkrun is a weekly, free 2km timed run held on Sunday mornings at Barshaw Park, Paisley!

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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:

Adult Forest School – Whittling for Beginners

Adult Forest School – Whittling for Beginners

17th March 2024

Try your hand at the ancient art of whittling in the woods of Mugdock Country Park on 17th March!

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Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding

8th March 2024 - 29th September 2024

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding, run by Loch Ard Adventure Centre, is fun filled session for beginners, novices and anyone needing some extra help or support.

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Make Your Own Trainers!

Make Your Own Trainers!

16th March 2024 - 17th March 2024

Join Ben Jones at Central Scotland School of Craft for two fun days of leather work and stitching to make your own trainers that really reflect your style.

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Events in Other Areas

Ayr Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Ayr Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Whether you're wishing to purchase a few hidden treasures, interested in selling or just wishing for an enjoyable day out, there is something for everyone at Ayr's Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale!

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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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