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Events in Edinburgh on 30 April 2024

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Events in Edinburgh

8-Week Mindfulness Based Living Course (in-person & online combined course)

30th April 2024
Edinburgh East

The aim of this 8-week course, starting on 30th April, is to help participants develop a mindfulness practice that can be applied in both personal and professional life.

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AI Safety: ‘Good Futures’ and Dangers en Route

30th April 2024

Part of The Melting Pot's Spring - Summer AI & Social Innovation events series, join the discussion on the safety of AI and its future!

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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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Auction: Contemporary Art

30th April 2024

Lyon & Turnbull are pleased to present a range of innovative artists within our forthcoming Contemporary Art sale on 30th April, truly offering something for everyone.

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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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Beltane Fire Festival

30th April 2024

Beltane Fire Festival returns on 30th April, bolder, brighter and fire-ier than ever before!

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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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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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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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Ed Patrick: Catch Your Breath

30th April 2024

NHS anaesthetist, comedian and author Ed Patrick brings a gut-punch show to The Stand Edinburgh!

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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 Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

Selected dates between 16th January 2024 - 9th July 2024

Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club in Summerhall!

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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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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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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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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 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 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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Midnight Lunar Market - Beltane Edition

30th April 2024

Midnight Lunar Market, Scotland's first alternative night market, presents their Beltane Edition at The Voodoo Rooms on Tuesday 30th April!

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Movement

Selected dates between 26th March 2024 - 30th April 2024

Join us every Tuesday at The Mash House for Movement, dedicated to bringing you the uplifting, lighter vibes of underground dance 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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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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Pedal Power: Cycling and Activism in Edinburgh

27th April 2024 - 22nd September 2024

This exhibition at Museum of Edinburgh has been created by groups in Edinburgh who are campaigning to make our city a safe place for cycling.

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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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Pink Martini

30th April 2024

Pink Martini, the genre-defying “little orchestra” from Portland, Oregon have announced a return to the UK in 2024 with a date at the Usher Hall on 30th April!

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Pomegranates Festival

25th April 2024 - 30th April 2024

The Scottish Storytelling Centre welcomes the return of Pomegranates, the annual springtime festival sowing the seeds of international traditional dance!

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Riffs Tuesdays

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

Come get your weekly dose of RIFFS at Legents Edinburgh every Tuesday!

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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: 101 Greenbank Crescent

28th April 2024 - 31st July 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

101 Greenbank Crescent hides a fascinating garden on a steeply sloped site, with views over Braidburn Valley Park to the Pentland hills.

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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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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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SI-FAN Film Festival: Edinburgh

25th April 2024 - 30th April 2024

SI-FAN aims to bring the most exciting genre feature and short films on the film festival circuit to genre loving Scottish audiences from all over!

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Spandex Comedy

Selected dates between 23rd January 2024 - 30th July 2024

Don't miss out on Spandex Comedy! Join us every Tuesday night for a top night of laughs featuring stand up comedians from across the country dropping in to liven up the start of your week!

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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 Bad Boy Pub Quiz

Selected dates between 6th February 2024 - 30th July 2024

Join us at The Three Sisters Edinburgh for the Bad Boy Pub Quiz on a Tuesday at 8pm in our Main Bar!

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The Bomb Squad Pod Live

30th April 2024

The Bomb Squad Pod heads to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Tuesday 30th April for a very special live show!

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The Drifters Girl

30th April 2024 - 4th May 2024

The Drifters Girl, the acclaimed new musical which tells the remarkable story of The Drifters and the woman who made them, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2024!

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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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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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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: Knit ‘n’ Chat

The Market Place Newton Mearns: Knit ‘n’ Chat

Selected dates between 16th January 2024 - 30th April 2024

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

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Chat & Plant Gardening Group

Chat & Plant Gardening Group

Selected dates between 16th January 2024 - 30th April 2024

Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetables and herbs but don't know where to start? Join Chat & Plant - a gardening group where you'll learn all about how, when, and what to grow!

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Scotland Inspires: An Audience with Dr Josh Littlejohn MBE

Scotland Inspires: An Audience with Dr Josh Littlejohn MBE

30th April 2024

As part of their Scotland Inspires series, Eastwood Park Theatre will welcome Dr Josh Littlejohn MBE on April 30th to tell his inspirational story and answer your questions.

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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:

Veterans Supper Club

Veterans Supper Club

12th December 2023 - 10th December 2024

The Knights Templar Goodwill Charity of Scotland are hosting suppers for Veterans, Serving Personnel and Reserves every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

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Helen Butler : The Eclectic Collection

Helen Butler : The Eclectic Collection

3rd April 2024 - 3rd May 2024

We are so pleased to welcome back Helen Butler H2O Designs to our Merchant’s Room after her first exhibition here last year!

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Gathering Surface – Dan Drage

Gathering Surface – Dan Drage

4th April 2024 - 30th June 2024

We’re delighted to host Gathering Surface, a series of art pieces shaped and installed by local artist Dan Drage.

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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:

Boat Trips Helensburgh

Boat Trips Helensburgh

30th March 2024 - 3rd November 2024

Join Boat Trips Helensburgh for a tour of the Clyde Estuary, round the Sugar Boat Wreck, to the Holy Loch, up the River Clyde, and a variety of other places!

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Simply Barbra

Simply Barbra

30th April 2024

Don't miss Steven Brinberg's breathtaking live homage to the greatest diva of all, Barbra Streisand, at Websters Theatre on Tuesday 30th April!

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Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

Good Move Glasgow's Health Walks are easy, fun and free. What's more, with over 50 walks taking place each week, there's bound to be one near you!

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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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Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

Join Get Walking Lanarkshire on one of their regular health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!

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Wild Ways Well Health Walks

Wild Ways Well Health Walks

Selected dates between 31st October 2023 - 28th May 2024

Join Wild Ways Well each week for their Health Walk as they walk, talk, learn and connect with each other and nature!

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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’s Big Spring Clean

Renfrewshire’s Big Spring Clean

1st March 2024 - 30th April 2024

Renfrewshire's Big Spring Clean is back, and this year it's going to be bigger and better than ever before! So grab your litter picker and get set to make your neighbourhood a little brighter!

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ACCORD Hospice Annual Art Exhibition

ACCORD Hospice Annual Art Exhibition

26th April 2024 - 11th May 2024

ACCORD Hospice's Annual Art Exhibition returns - bigger and better than ever before - bringing together the best local and national artists to celebrate all forms of art and creativity!

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Make Mess Matter At IKEA Glasgow

Make Mess Matter At IKEA Glasgow

Selected dates between 24th October 2023 - 27th August 2024

Make Mess Matter are dedicated to giving your child the messy play party experience with no added stress or mess for you!

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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:

Canoe and Cliff Jumping

Canoe and Cliff Jumping

7th March 2024 - 30th September 2024

This is not for the faint hearted. Travel to the cliff by Canoe, explore the Buchanan Castle Cliffs on the loch and then take a deep breath and leap into the unknown!

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Happy Chinese Classes

Happy Chinese Classes

11th March 2024 - 31st December 2024

These fun Happy Chinese Classes for pre-school age children are run by Yan An at The Raploch Community Campus on Monday mornings.

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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

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

Edinbrick - A LEGO Model Show
Edinbrick is back for 2024 at a new venue! Edinburgh's biggest LEGO Model Show, will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of April at McEwan Hall.
The Tinnitus, Hyperacusis & Hearing Information Show (THIS 2024) Edinburgh
Join us at the Holiday Inn Edinburgh for our eighth annual Tinnitus, Hyperacusis & Hearing Information Show (THIS) 2024. A beacon of hope for those navigating the challenges of tinnitus.
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!
Cultural Evening - Celebrating the Bengali New Year!
Enjoy an unforgettable Cultural Evening, celebrating the Bengali New Year at Life Church on Saturday 20th April!
The time has come? The future of European Security and defence
An expert seminar as part of the Talking Europe weekend, organised by the Scottish Council on Global Affairs is taking place at Summerhall on Sunday 12th May.

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