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Events in Edinburgh on 20 March 2024

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh on the 20 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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AMPLIFI

20th March 2024

AMPLIFI presents an exciting opportunity to see new and rising artists in a setting designed to amplify their voices and put them centre stage.

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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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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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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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Donnchadh Bàn at 300

20th March 2024

This event celebrates the life and work of Duncan Ban MacIntyre through his own words and music, performed by some of Scotland’s greatest singers and performers, at The Scottish Storytelling Centre.

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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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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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Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes

20th March 2024

Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes will be bringing their Catalan rumba, flamenco, and salsa party back to the UK in 2024, don't miss them live at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 20th March!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sad Stories of the Death of Kings: The End of the Tudors

20th March 2024

In sickness and in death, the reality of Tudor monarchy emerges to dispel centuries of successful propaganda in talk given by Dr Jessica Sharkey on 20th March.

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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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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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SNOROW Exhibition

20th March 2024 - 23rd March 2024

Don't miss this exciting new solo exhibition by Edinburgh College of Art student Julien Dupuis at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall from 20th to 23rd March!

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Sound and Gong Bath with Meditation

Selected dates between 24th January 2024 - 20th March 2024

This is a 90 minute class consisting of grounding and a relaxing meditation followed by a sound and gong immersion, taking place at Out of the Blue Drill Hall on selected dates.

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Spring Equinox Piano Recital by Candlelight at St Giles’ Cathedral

20th March 2024

Join pianist Jennifer Austin to mark the Spring Equinox in the awe inspiring St Giles' Cathedral for a candlelight recital on Wednesday 20th March!

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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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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 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

Selected dates between 20th March 2024 - 23rd July 2024

Take two top academics, some dangerous ideas, add one comedian and you have the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CODI)!

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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 Joke Gym

Selected dates between 1st December 2023 - 17th July 2024

The Joke Gym ia a stand-up comedy night featuring fresh material from new and established acts, hosted by Julia Sutherland or Viv Gee, at Leith Depot!

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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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Wee Live Music Fun: violin, guitar, ukulele for 0 - 2yrs

Selected dates between 13th February 2024 - 1st May 2024

In these sessions, Fionnbarr, Little Plaza's resident musician will play and sing for the kids and parents, with elements like singing and clapping along for those who want to.

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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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Minerva Juniors Present Shrek Junior

Minerva Juniors Present Shrek Junior

18th March 2024 - 21st March 2024

Minerva Juniors' production of Shrek Junior is the perfect night out for the whole family, offering an award-winning show that promises a musical spectacular for big kids and little kids alike!

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The Market Place Newton Mearns: Digital Support

The Market Place Newton Mearns: Digital Support

Selected dates between 17th January 2024 - 28th March 2024

Do you need a hand with a computer, laptop, tablet or even a smartphone? Book a slot at the Market Place in The Avenue Shopping Centre for more help!

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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:

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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The Addams Family

The Addams Family

20th March 2024 - 23rd March 2024

Rosyth & District Musical Society present: The Addams Family, a story of love and friendship through adversity, with a comical and macabre yet poignant spin, at Carnegie Hall in March!

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Elo Show - a Tribute To the Genius of Jeff Lynne

Elo Show - a Tribute To the Genius of Jeff Lynne

20th March 2024

The World’s Greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne and E.L.O are back on the road in 2024 with a stunning new stage production and bring it to the Alhambra Theatre on 20th March!

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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:

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

13th March 2024 - 31st March 2024

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival returns in March 2024 featuring spectacular stand-up stars and home-grown favourites on stages across the city!

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FONDS - Stories Of People Through Objects They Love

FONDS - Stories Of People Through Objects They Love

3rd February 2024 - 31st March 2024

FONDS, a new photography exhibition, film and podcast, tells the stories of Govanhill through some of its residents' most treasured objects!

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Documentation of Dancing Wave: Longest Mural in Glasgow

Documentation of Dancing Wave: Longest Mural in Glasgow

20th January 2024 - 21st April 2024

This display at GoMA shows the processes and outcomes behind 'Dancing Wave', an impactful community art project along the River Clyde.

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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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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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Colour and Line Exhibition

Colour and Line Exhibition

9th March 2024 - 29th March 2024

Enjoy an exhibition of works of art produced by the participants who attend SLLC Arts Development Drawing and Painting classes throughout South Lanarkshire as part of the Young at Heart Festival!

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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:

True Vintage Clothing Pop Up

True Vintage Clothing Pop Up

Selected dates between 24th February 2024 - 30th March 2024

Calling all fashion and vintage clothing lovers! Browse Generation X's fantastic range of 1950s to 1970s women's clothing at their unique pop-up event at Restoration & Creation Creative Hub!

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Paisley Singers

Paisley Singers

Selected dates between 16th August 2023 - 26th June 2024

Paisley Singers are a community singing group in the Paisley area looking to recruit new members, join them at Paisley West Church on Wednesdays between 11am and 1pm!

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

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

1st March 2023 - 31st December 2024

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

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilbryde Castle

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Kilbryde Castle

1st February 2024 - 30th September 2024

Come and explore Kilbride Castle gardens! They cover some 12 acres and are situated above the Ardoch Burn and below the castle.

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Events in Other Areas

Highlight Talks

Highlight Talks

Selected dates between 13th September 2023 - 26th June 2024

On selected days throughout the year the team at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and volunteers hold a Highlight Talk exploring the life and works of Robert Burns!

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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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