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Events in Edinburgh on 17 April 2024

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Events in Edinburgh

Abigail Osborne: ‘Come back to me’

12th April 2024 - 18th April 2024

This is the second gallery show from collage artist Abigail Osborne, showing at Whitespace from 12th to 18th April.

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Arthur’s Secrets

16th April 2024 - 26th September 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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Authentic Connection Speed Dating (Ages 40+)

17th April 2024
Edinburgh West

Authentic human connection is what many people crave these days. Come along to this Speed Dating event to meet like-minded singles for an evening of dating and making connections!

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‘Le Monde sans fin’: An exhibition on the ecological transition

10th April 2024 - 10th May 2024

Le Monde sans fin is an original and eco-designed exhibition constituting a visual variation of the comic strip Le Monde sans fin by Jean-Marc Jancovici and Christophe Blain.

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Castle Street Market

1st April 2024 - 13th October 2024
Edinburgh New Town

Held in brightly coloured gazebos in the heart of central Edinburgh, Castle Street Market is filled with top quality products and has something to satisfy every taste!

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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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Concert: Two Coasts by Layale Chaker

17th April 2024

Violinist and composer Layale Chaker will be presenting extracts of Two Coasts: Past and Current Streams, at the Institut Français d'Ecosse on Wednesday 17th April.

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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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Daniel Docherty

17th April 2024

Glasgow's Daniel Docherty will kick off his UK tour with a night at Sneaky Pete's on Wednesday 17th April.

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Debut :: Inaugural Open

6th April 2024 - 27th April 2024

&Gallery is delighted to host our inaugural open call exhibition, showcasing thirty-eight artist representing a spectrum of disciplines from across the globe!

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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 Beer Tour

6th March 2024 - 28th April 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Discover the enchanting history and vibrant beer culture of Edinburgh's Old Town with ScotBeer Tours!

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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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Encountering political texts: 1640 to 1770

8th December 2023 - 20th April 2024

This exhibition asks 'what makes a text political?' and follows this question through a period of great political uncertainty in Scotland and England.

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Escape the Past: The Anatomist

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

Descend into a world of grave robbery, mystery and malpractice as you embark on a thrilling adventure into Edinburgh’s dark past.

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Exhibition: Word of Mouth

22nd March 2024 - 20th April 2024

Word of Mouth (WOM), at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, is an exhibition of new artworks and writing exploring our relationship to food, cooking and kitchens.

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Fit Fridays

29th March 2024 - 26th April 2024

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

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Flirty Thursdays

28th March 2024 - 25th April 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

29th March 2024 - 27th April 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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Fused Glass course

20th March 2024 - 13th June 2024

Join Honey Pot Creative Cafe for 6 weeks or individual workshops to learn how to create art using different techniques with fused glass.

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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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Health Benefits of Drinking Moderately: Too Good to be True?

17th April 2024

Professor Stockwell will present the latest evidence of the effect of moderate drinking on our cardiovascular health at this hybrid event at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 17th April.

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Holyrood Art Club - 66th Annual Exhibition

13th April 2024 - 20th April 2024
Edinburgh New Town

Holyrood Art Club is holding it's 66th Annual Exhibition at the Edinburgh Photographic Society from 13th to 20th April. Original paintings in all media will be on display, and also for sale.

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James V: Katherine

5th April 2024 - 20th April 2024

Rona Munro’s renowned James Plays continue with this fifth standalone production, presenting an up close and intimate performance, with focussed, raw storytelling.

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Live events at McGonagall’s

24th March 2024 - 1st May 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

27th March 2024 - 27th April 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

23rd March 2024 - 28th April 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

26th March 2024 - 30th April 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

26th March 2024 - 30th April 2024

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

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Love Wednesdays at Why Not Nightclub

Selected dates between 17th April 2024 - 28th December 2024

Come along to Love Wednesdays, Scotland's BIGGEST Wednesday night, hosted in the award winning WhyNot Nightclub!

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Mirin x Lind & Lime Supper Club

17th April 2024

Join Lind & Lime on the 17th April as we partner with Mirin for a fun, laid back mix of deranged junk food, delicate cooking, warm service and good music!

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Nature Re-imagined

17th April 2024 - 2nd June 2024

This exhibition at the Scottish Ornithologists Club presents the work of three artists who apply unusual approaches and media to the subject of wildlife.

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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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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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Print 24: Group Exhibition

21st March 2024 - 27th April 2024

Detail Framing & Gallery looks forward to welcoming you to this Group Exhibition, offering a closer look at 18 artists' approach to printmaking!

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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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S h i f t i n g | Hazel Frost & Kim Minuti

13th April 2024 - 3rd May 2024

This exhibition at Upright Gallery brings together two Edinburgh based artists, ceramicist Hazel Frost and printmaker Kim Minuti.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Humbie Dean

Selected dates between 20th March 2024 - 2nd October 2024
Various Locations East Lothian

Come and visit Humbie Dean, a two-acre ornamental and woodland garden sandwiched between two burns at 600 feet with interest throughout a long season!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Hunter’s Tryst

1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024
Edinburgh South

Hunter’s Tryst is a well-stocked and beautifully designed, mature, medium-sized, wildlife-friendly town garden.

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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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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stobshiel House

3rd April 2024 - 25th September 2024
Various Locations East Lothian

The garden at Stobshiel House is effectively split into four main parts and The extensive collection of shrubs and mature trees offer a fantastic backdrop during all seasons.

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Seinnidh Sinn

16th April 2024 - 25th June 2024

Air Dimàirtean bho seo a mach bhith seisean ‘Seinnidh Sinn’ a’ tòiseachadh aig Leith Depot bho 5-6 uairean feasgar. (Seinnidh Sinn is a Gaelic Singing Circle)

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Sgeul / Story: Folktales from the Scottish Highlands

9th June 2023 - 20th April 2024

Sgeul / Story, at the National Library of Scotland, is an exhibition in Gaelic and English about stories and storytelling traditions.

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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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Simon Munnery’s Jerusalem

17th April 2024

Simon Munnery endeavours to serve up satire, comedy and poetry with one eye on the distant past, and the other locked laser-like on the future with his new show Jerusalem!

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Slice Saturdays

30th March 2024 - 27th April 2024

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

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Spring Sessions with Tom Oakes & Friends

Selected dates between 20th March 2024 - 17th April 2024

Join renowned traditional musician Tom Oakes for a series of informal lunchtime music sessions in the relaxed surroundings of the Storytelling Court!

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Stories of Whisky & Wine - A Journey to Chile

17th April 2024

Inspired by La Viajera ('The Traveller'), a painting by Chilean artist Camilo Mori, follow the journey of four ghosts through time and space as they embark on an uncertain and evocative journey.

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Sunday Service

31st March 2024 - 28th April 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

26th March 2024 - 30th April 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 Girls of Slender Means

13th April 2024 - 4th May 2024

The Girls of Slender Means is a story of glamour in austerity, women at work, women at play, and women’s wit.

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The Joke Gym

17th April 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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The Way We Live Exhibition

16th April 2024 - 19th April 2024

‘The Way We Live’ is a photography exhibition that explores the different ways the humans interact with the past, present and the future. Catch it at Out of the Blue Drill Hall from 16th-19th Apri

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Tracks Mondays

1st April 2024 - 29th April 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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Treasures of the National Library of Scotland

30th March 2024 - 30th April 2025

The National Library of Scotland's permanent exhibition provides a unique insight into Scotland’s history, culture and people and its place in the world.

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Twista Wednesdays

27th March 2024 - 24th April 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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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:

The Market Place Newton Mearns: Digital Support

The Market Place Newton Mearns: Digital Support

Selected dates between 27th March 2024 - 25th April 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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Finding Your Voice: An Introduction to Poetry with Kevin P. Gilday

Finding Your Voice: An Introduction to Poetry with Kevin P. Gilday

17th April 2024

Join Kevin P Gilday (poet, writer, theatremaker and arts educator) as he leads this brand new course in poetry and creative writing for adults.

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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:

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: South Flisk

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: South Flisk

1st April 2024 - 30th June 2024

The spectacular views over Fife to Perthshire and Angus and the large flooded quarry full of fish, planted with impressive marginals, make the garden at South Flisk very special in the area.

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Family Days Out in in Fife

Family Days Out in in Fife

30th November 2023 - 31st May 2024

Come along to St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre and enjoy a great family golf day out!

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Fusion

Fusion

10th February 2024 - 30th April 2024

Photographer Jim Duffy realises a 50 year dream by opening his first exhibition 'Fusion' - a series of unique and surreal images - at Rothes Hall, Glenrothes!

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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:

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

28th March 2024 - 31st August 2024

Located in one of Scotland's most charming villages, join Loch Lomond Faerie Trail for a delightful adventure through our enchanting woodlands!

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Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Selected dates between 15th January 2024 - 18th December 2024

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!

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Thomas Wilson: The Greening Grey

Thomas Wilson: The Greening Grey

2nd March 2024 - 18th April 2024

The Greening Grey, a new exhibition from Thomas Wilson at the Auld Kirk Museum, explores how nature finds hope and home – even in abandoned places.

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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:

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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Dogs Trust Dog Training Classes

Dogs Trust Dog Training Classes

Selected dates between 8th January 2024 - 30th December 2024

The Dogs Trust offer training classes for dogs at all stages of their lives, in a relaxed and enjoyable environment at venues across Lanarkshire!

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Cumbernauld Folk Club: Annie Dressner

Cumbernauld Folk Club: Annie Dressner

17th April 2024

Come along and experience the fine mixture of traditional and folk music, storytelling and good company when Cumbernauld Folk Club returns on April 17th featuring Annie Dressner!

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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:

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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Dignity Row, Rebeka and Nova Baby

Dignity Row, Rebeka and Nova Baby

17th April 2024

Dignity Row bring an eclectic cocktail of pop, soul, & 80s vibes to the Venue Paisley with support from Rebeka and Nova Baby!

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Sma’ Shot Cottages

Sma’ Shot Cottages

Selected dates between 1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024

The Sma' Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving history!

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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:

A Play, A Pie and a Pint

A Play, A Pie and a Pint

5th March 2024 - 31st May 2024

Don't miss A Play, A Pie and a Pint at Macrobert Arts Centre this Spring!

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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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Loch Ard Kayak Tours Full Day

Loch Ard Kayak Tours Full Day

6th March 2024 - 29th September 2024

Visit sites of interest, explore and immersive in the natural beauty, learn the history on and around the Loch with the Loch Ard Adventure Centre!

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Events in Other Areas

Highlight Talks

Highlight Talks

Selected dates between 3rd April 2024 - 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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