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Events in Edinburgh in May 2024

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Events in Edinburgh

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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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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The Late Show @ The Comedy Attic

Selected dates between 30th June 2023 - 31st December 2024

Join us in the wee hours in The Comedy Attic in Edinburgh, where every weekend we deliver nights packed full of unadulterated comedy mayhem!

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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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Loanhead Indoor Market

Selected dates between 1st October 2023 - 6th December 2024
Loanhead

Come along and support our local football club, Loanhead Miners Youth FC, and some other fab businesses at our indoor market in Bayne Memorial Hall, Loanhead!

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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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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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Costume Society Scotland Events

Selected dates between 6th November 2023 - 13th May 2024

Come along to the Costume Society Scotland's season of varied talks on fashion, costume, textiles, accessories and related subjects between between October and April at Augustine United Church!

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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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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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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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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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Leith Market

Selected dates between 1st December 2023 - 28th December 2024

The weekly Leith Market has it all - fresh meats, fish, bread, veggies, fruits, cheeses, home bakes, olives, jams, chutneys, oils, smokehouse products and lots more!

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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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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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Edinburgh Farmers Market

Selected dates between 1st January 2024 - 21st December 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Experience Edinburgh's original and award winning Farmers' Market at Castle Terrace every Saturday from 9am - 2pm!

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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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Grassmarket Market

Selected dates between 1st January 2024 - 28th December 2024

Every Saturday the centre of the Grassmarket becomes a flurry of excitement with the arrival of the weekly market, home to art, crafts, jewellery, gifts, not to mention amazing locally made food!

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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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Stand Up Horror

Selected dates between 6th January 2024 - 19th October 2024

Actor, writer and tour guide Alex Staniforth invents a horror story every night. You decide what the characters do, find and sometimes - yes sometimes - even love!

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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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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 ‘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 Assembly Roxy

Selected dates between 19th January 2024 - 12th July 2024

Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every month at the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club at the Assembly Roxy!

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The Friday Show

Selected dates between 19th January 2024 - 26th July 2024

Let your hair down at the end of the week with fabulous Friday fun at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh!

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Dr. Bonk’s Macarbaret

Selected dates between 20th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Scotland's silliest surgeon, Dr. Bonk, is back with his hit SELL-OUT SHOW 'Dr Bonk's Macarbaret', an evening of drag, burlesque, music, comedy, and medical mayhem!

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The Saturday Show

Selected dates between 20th January 2024 - 27th July 2024

The Edinburgh Stand's fabulous flagship Saturday show has been sold out every week for the past five years!

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The Saturday Show The Early Show!

Selected dates between 20th January 2024 - 4th May 2024

Join us at the Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh for a mixed-bill act show!

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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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Red Raw

Selected dates between 22nd January 2024 - 29th July 2024

Red Raw, our long-running weekly beginner’s showcase is regarded as the best open mic night in the UK. It’s your chance to see the stars of tomorrow today.

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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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The Edit

Selected dates between 24th January 2024 - 25th June 2024

The Edit provides audiences with the opportunity to see several comedians trying out new political gear at the end of each month.

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Edinburgh Dungeon Lates - 18+

Selected dates between 26th January 2024 - 28th June 2024

It's darker, it's scarier... It's Dungeon Lates! That’s right, The Edinburgh Dungeon will be opening into the darker hours of the night to bring back its infamous adults-only Lates shows!

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Saturday Science Sessions with Dino

Selected dates between 27th January 2024 - 11th May 2024

Join us at Dynamic Earth on selected Saturdays throughout the year for a variety of hands on activities!

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Scots Music Group Ceilidhs

Selected dates between 27th January 2024 - 29th June 2024

All welcome to the Scots Music Group fabulous monthly fundraising ceilidhs at the St Brides Centre! Come on your own, with friends or in a group.

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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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Edinburgh Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market

Selected dates between 3rd February 2024 - 21st December 2024

The Corn Exchange Car Boot Sale Market is the longest running car boot in Edinburgh. Come check us out!

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Portobello Local Market

Selected dates between 3rd February 2024 - 7th December 2024
Portobello

Portobello Local Market is a much loved monthly event for truly local food, drink and crafts, held in Brighton Park!

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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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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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Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

Selected dates between 6th February 2024 - 3rd December 2024

Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show.

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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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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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The Crafters Roadshow - The Centre Livingston

Selected dates between 8th February 2024 - 20th October 2024

Shop from the best in Scottish Crafts and support your local makers when The Crafters Roadshow comes to The Centre Livingston!

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Bona Fide

Selected dates between 11th February 2024 - 1st December 2024

Jay Lafferty invites the cream of Scotland's comics to the Stand Edinburgh to prove their worth by performing material written especially for the theme of the night!

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Introduction to Transmission Meditation - Edinburgh

Selected dates between 11th February 2024 - 3rd December 2024

Transmission Meditation is a simple group meditation providing both a dynamic service to the world and powerful personal spiritual development.

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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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Ceilidh in Charteris Centre

Selected dates between 24th February 2024 - 20th July 2024

Edinburgh Ceilidhs invites you to a ceilidh in the Charteris Centre with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper.

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FULL MOON with Transmission Meditation 2024

Selected dates between 24th February 2024 - 15th December 2024

Join Share International Scotland for a powerful group meditation and work of planetary service at the time of the full moon each month!

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Empathy Café

Selected dates between 25th February 2024 - 26th May 2024

Join us for these cosy, safe and fun monthly Empathy Café meetings where we practice embodied self-empathy, empathic listening and communicating, and resolving conflicts in real-time.

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Susan Morrison is historically funny

Selected dates between 25th February 2024 - 29th December 2024

Susan Morrison, host of BBC Radio Scotland's 'Time Travels', will take you through some of Scotland's seediest, skankiest and scandalous history. And the funniest.

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Warhol After Hours

Selected dates between 28th February 2024 - 15th May 2024

Step into the vibrant world of Warhol After Hours at Dovecot Studios! This exclusive event offers a fusion of socialising and art appreciation against the backdrop of Warhol’s groundbreaking works.

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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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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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Globe Bar World Famous Karaoke

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

Get yourself down to The Globe Bar Edinburgh for the best fun you can have with a microphone on a Thursday!

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Globe Bar World Famous Pub Quiz

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

Join us on at The Globe Bar on Mondays for our Pub Quiz and win yourself some monies to spend in the bar for answering questions correctly.

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Haunted Haus

Selected dates between 2nd March 2024 - 7th December 2024

Get ready for a haunting so fabulous you'll die from excitement! The Spooktacular 'Haunted Haus' is back to terrorize Banshee Labyrinth!

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Paranormal Illusionist: Ghosts of the Banshee

Selected dates between 2nd March 2024 - 7th December 2024

Are you brave enough to attend an unsettling night of magic and ghosts in the Banshee Labyrinth - Scotland's Most Haunted Pub -  built into the legendary South Bridge Vaults.

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West Linton Market

Selected dates between 2nd March 2024 - 7th December 2024
West Linton

A monthly market for West Linton, held on the first Saturday of the month, showcasing artisan foods, produce and crafts!

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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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Tea and Talks

Selected dates between 12th March 2024 - 16th May 2024

These tea and talk sessions deliver a series of small-scale talks from the RZSS team in the stunning setting of the Mansion House at Edinburgh Zoo.

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Edinburgh Magic

Selected dates between 16th March 2024 - 22nd June 2024

Kevin Quantum invites you to an intimate and quite astonishing evening of magic, mystery and wonder in one of Edinburgh’s most historic and enchanting hotels; Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian!

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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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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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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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Comedy At Canon’s Gait

Selected dates between 21st March 2024 - 25th July 2024

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

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Cracking New Jokes Show

Selected dates between 21st March 2024 - 25th July 2024

Scotland's Best Comedians Live are proud to bring a new weekly showcase to the Dragonfly Cocktail Bar in Edinburgh.

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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

Selected dates between 22nd March 2024 - 19th July 2024

Enjoy Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, and other magnificent works by Candlelight at St Giles' Cathedral, performed by The Piccadilly Sinfonietta and Warren Mailley-Smith!

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Jewellery Class - Make a Sterling Silver Spinner Ring

Selected dates between 23rd March 2024 - 2nd June 2024
Edinburgh South

Spinner rings, also known as worry rings are great for the fidgets amongst us. Join Ali Bali Jewellery to make a sterling silver spinner ring with two spinners in this workshop!

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Jewellery Class - Make a set of skinny stacking rings

Selected dates between 24th March 2024 - 22nd June 2024
Edinburgh South

Learn to make a set of three different sterling silver skinny stacking rings in this workshop run by Ali Bali Jewellery!

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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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Annasach’s Ceilidh at The Counting House

Selected dates between 29th March 2024 - 27th September 2024

Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our regular ceilidh in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House!

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Bongo’s Bingo Edinburgh

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

Bongo’s Bingo, the UK’s original bingo rave phenomenon, is back in Edinburgh at the O2 Academy!

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Haunted Leith Ghost Walk

Selected dates between 30th March 2024 - 25th May 2024
Leith

Join John and Kerrie of North Edinburgh Nightmares on a suitably spooktacular ghost walk through Leith!

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Selected dates between 30th March 2024 - 18th May 2024

Following on from their sell our shows in 2023, the Tandem Writers are back with a series of three individual 45-minute play readings expanding on their previous stories.

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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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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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Davidson’s Mains Health Walk

Selected dates between 1st April 2024 - 16th December 2024
Edinburgh West

Join Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland’s Walking for Health Project for this free weekly walk in Davidson’s Mains! It's a low level, inclusive health walk open to everyone!

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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: 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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Fierce Friday - TJTV

Selected dates between 5th April 2024 - 24th May 2024

Fierce Friday returns with your Majesty season 2 winner Tina Justina, bringing her very own show to debut at The Three Sisters!

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Comedy At Canon’s Gait

Selected dates between 6th April 2024 - 28th July 2024

Don't miss out on the uproarious experience that has Edinburgh and beyond rolling in laughter at The Canon's Gait every weekend!

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Makers Market

Selected dates between 7th April 2024 - 1st December 2024

Come along to the Makers Market in Portobello Town Hall for a gorgeous selection of handmade products from local makers!

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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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Evening Sound Immersion

Selected dates between 10th April 2024 - 22nd May 2024

Come and join the the Universal School of Holistic Therapies for 90 minutes of complete relaxation, sound immersion, meditation and reiki at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall.

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Castle Chorus weekly rehearsal

Selected dates between 11th April 2024 - 27th June 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

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

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Tea and Tarot

Selected dates between 11th April 2024 - 8th August 2024

Join this open group at The Salisbury Centre to explore the amazing symbolism of the Tarot, and the many ways in which the cards can support our wellbeing!

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Veil Fans Workshop

Selected dates between 12th April 2024 - 18th May 2024

Learn all the techniques and secrets to creating your own fan veil performance at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall!

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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: A Blackbird Sings

Selected dates between 13th April 2024 - 17th August 2024
Longniddry

This long garden in a corner site of Glassel Park Estate is planted mostly by plant type with water features and an unheated conservatory contains cacti and insectivorous plants.

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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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Portobello Health Walk

Selected dates between 15th April 2024 - 16th December 2024
Portobello

Join Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland’s Walking for Health Project for this free weekly walk in Portobello. It's a low level, inclusive health walk open to everyone!

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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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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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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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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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Slug & Lettuce: Flamingo Bingo

Selected dates between 19th April 2024 - 21st June 2024

Get ready for a night of bingo with a twist, where you can dance, party, win prizes and fla-mingle with friends!

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Arthur’s Adventure

Selected dates between 21st April 2024 - 23rd June 2024

Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Drawing in the Spring

Selected dates between 22nd April 2024 - 27th May 2024

Join Drill Hall resident artist Felicity Inkpen in a series of 6 workshops exploring your creative side this Spring.

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Extreme Magician - All Out Magic Show

Selected dates between 25th April 2024 - 9th May 2024

Dave Reubens, The Extreme Magician, goes all out to give you a sneaky peek behind the scenes with his All Out Magic Show at The Banshee Labyrinth.

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Out of the Blue Flea Market

Selected dates between 27th April 2024 - 25th May 2024

Browse 45+ stalls packed with pre-loved items. Come on down and find just what you never knew you needed!

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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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Arthur’s Amble

Selected dates between 28th April 2024 - 7th July 2024

Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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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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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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Auction: Prints & Multiples ft. Selected Works from Edinburgh Printmakers

1st May 2024

Lyon & Turnbull's Prints & Multiples sale on 1st May is packed with a wide variety of different examples from this exciting genre of artwork.

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Delights

1st May 2024

Don't miss Delights when the bring their UK tour to The Mash House on Wednesday 1st May!

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Fin Taylor: Ask Your Mother

1st May 2024

Fresh from the viral success of his hit web series Fin vs The Internet, that comedian your mother doesn’t like you seeing shares a new hour of brutally funny stand-up for 2024.

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Robert Fergusson: the simmer o’ his life

1st May 2024

This tribute event at Scottish Poetry Library on 1st May presents poetry read by James Robertson, who will be in conversation with Professor Rhona Brown.

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Sarah Rankin x Lind & Lime Supper Club

1st May 2024

Join us at Lind & Lime on the 1st of May as we celebrate Scotland's Larder with MasterChef Finalist & food writer, Sarah Rankin!

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Some Kind of Tours: Dark Historic Walking Tours of Edinburgh

Selected dates between 1st May 2024 - 21st July 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Discover 5 million years of Scotland's history in 90 minutes on this unique, dark and funny tour of Edinburgh's Old Town!

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The Bike Month Challenge with Love to Ride! - Edinburgh

1st May 2024 - 31st May 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

This May, join the movement to create safer, more bike-friendly streets with the Bike Month Challenge and #MakeEveryRideCount!

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The Epic History of The Lord of the Rings

1st May 2024

Journey deep into Tolkien's imagination, from The Lord of the Ring's mythic roots to its enduring legacy. Followed by Q&A.

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All Things Baby Evening

2nd May 2024

Join us at John Lewis Edinburgh on 2nd May for an evening of talks, demos, shopping and more to help you prepare for your parenting journey!

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Femme Fusion

2nd May 2024

Come along and experience a night of live music provided to you by three of Edinburgh's up-and-coming female musicians at The Voodoo Rooms on 2nd May!

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Jack Docherty: David Bowie & Me: Parallel Lives

2nd May 2024

BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, Jack Docherty brings his critically-acclaimed show David Bowie & Me to the Howden Park Centre on 2nd May!

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Johnny Flynn & Robert MacFarlane

2nd May 2024

Johnny Flynn and Robert Macfarlane will tour the UK in May 2024, performing songs from both of their collaborative albums, with a date at The Queens Hall Edinburgh on the 2nd!

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Paris Paloma

2nd May 2024

Singer-songwriter Paris Paloma will be performing in Edinburgh on Thursday 2nd May 2024 at the Caves as part of her 'my mind (now) tour' tour!

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Robin Robertson Blues Band at the First Thursday Blues Club

2nd May 2024

The First Thursday Blues Club welcome the Robin Robertson Blues Band on Thursday 2nd May with support from the Burnside Burners!

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SCO 2023/24: The Lark Ascending with Andrew Manze

2nd May 2024

Vaughan Williams’s captivating The LarkAscending is one of the country’s most cherished pieces, and violinist and conductor Andrew Manze is an authority on the composer’s music.

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Scottish Ballet: Swan Lake

2nd May 2024 - 4th May 2024

Lose yourself in the raw intensity of this sleek and unmissable Swan Lake, when it finally returning to Scotland in 2024 after its sell-out 2016 debut!

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The Great Edinburgh May Day Cabaret

2nd May 2024

Featuring a fantastic line-up, the Great Edinburgh May Day Cabaret is a celebration of International Workers’ Day.

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Back to Bacharach

3rd May 2024

Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family, songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again.

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BBC Radio 2 Sounds Of The 80’s: The Live Tour

3rd May 2024

Legendary DJ Gary Davies takes the UK's most popular 80s radio show on tour which includes a night at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Friday 3rd May!

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Burly Ceilidh Club

Selected dates between 3rd May 2024 - 8th November 2024

We’re famous for the Ceilidhs in our stunning Auditorium at the Ghillie Dhu, so come along a make it a night to remember!

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Counterfeit Sixties Show

3rd May 2024

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain’s No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties at Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre on 3rd May!

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Edinburgh Rising from the Ashes: 200 Years of the Scottish Fire Service

3rd May 2024 - 22nd September 2024

Journey through two centuries of firefighting legacy with our special exhibition created in partnership with the Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage.

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Edinburgh Tradfest: Valtos

3rd May 2024

Opening this year’s Festival on Friday 3 May will be Daniel Docherty and Martyn MacDonald whose band VALTOS has taken the trad and electronic music world by storm.

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FISHING: An Exhibition by Stephanïe Vandëm

3rd May 2024 - 15th June 2024

FISHING is a modern exploration of contemporary identities and heritage from artist Stephanïe Vandëm at the Scottish Storytelling Centre from 3rd May!

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FISHING: In Airt & Sang with Tripple - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

3rd May 2024

Join us on 3rd May at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in celebration to launch FISHING, our May exhibition with an early evening session of songs from harmony singers Tripple.

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Fun Packed Charity Night

3rd May 2024
Edinburgh East

Come along to The Jewel Miners Club in Duddington on 3rd May for a fun filled night raising funds for Held in our Hearts Baby Loss Charity!

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Inception Art Show

3rd May 2024 - 12th May 2024

Inception returns to Dalkeith Palace from 3rd to 12th May 2024, showcasing a curated collection of artists.

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Jah Wobble & the Invaders of the Heart

3rd May 2024

Jah Wobble and The Invaders of the Heart return to Edinburgh in May with a date at The Voodoo Rooms on Friday the 3rd!

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Laura Belbin: Too Much

3rd May 2024

Laura Belbin is taking to the stage with her brand new show with one question, is there such a thing as too much???

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Powder and Pomade

3rd May 2024

Join exhibition curator and Surveyor of The King's Pictures Anna Reynolds for a closer look at 18th-century hairstyles on 3rd May in The King's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse!

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RSNO & SNJO West Side Story

3rd May 2024

RSNO joins forces with pianist Makoto Ozone and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra for West Side Story at the Usher Hall!

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Showhawk Duo

3rd May 2024

The pioneers of acoustic rave, The ShowHawk Duo, return to Stramash on Friday 3rd May as part of their 'In Acoustic Rave We Trust' Tour!

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The Scottish Pink Floyd

3rd May 2024 - 4th May 2024

The Scottish Pink Floyd are a fantastic tribute based in Glasgow, don't miss them when they return to the Reconnect Regal Theatre, Bathgate on 3rd & 4th May!

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Them & Us

3rd May 2024

Celebrate the music of PINK FLOYD and FLEETWOOD MAC all wrapped into one great live show at Dreadnought Rock on 3rd May!

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Abbey Strand Art Club

Selected dates between 4th May 2024 - 30th November 2024

Do you enjoy getting creative and learning about the past? If so then the Abbey Strand art club could be just for you. Suitable for 7-12 years olds.

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Alice Howe & Freebo

4th May 2024

Alice Howe & Freebo present a unique study in contrasts, bringing together a rising voice in Americana music and a venerable rock, folk, and blues icon.

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An Evening with Frankie Mack

4th May 2024

Experience 'Against The Odds' with Frankie Mack at Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms on 4th May! It's an extraordinary show that's a full-blown sensory journey.

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Brick Fest Live

4th May 2024 - 6th May 2024
Edinburgh West

For the first time ever, the world’s largest hands-on LEGO® event of its kind catapults from the US to make its UK debut this Spring at the Royal Highland Centre!

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Dreamcoat Stars

4th May 2024

Experience the powerful star vocals of four Josephs, coming together for a magical evening of West End and Broadway musical classics at the Howden Park Centre in May!

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Edinburgh Seafood Festival

4th May 2024 - 6th May 2024

Edinburgh Seafood Festival returns to St James Quarter Edinburgh from 4th to 6th May. It's an unmissable, fun-filled weekend for seafood lovers and foodies!

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Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin Big Band at Edinburgh Tradfest

Selected dates between 4th May 2024 - 6th May 2024

Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin is back, providing an exciting opportunity for young musicians aged between 13 and 18, keen to develop your instrument skills.

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Fisherrow Harbour Festival

4th May 2024
Musselburgh

Fisherrow Harbour and Seafront Association welcomes you to our fourth Fisherrow Harbour Festival on Saturday 4th May 2024. Join us for a celebration of our community and our harbour!

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FISHING: Meet the Artist - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

4th May 2024

A chance to hear from artist Stephanïe Vandëm, whose exhibition FISHING is showing at the Scottish Storytelling Centre as part of Tradfest!

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Jack Docherty: David Bowie and Me - Parallel Lives

4th May 2024

BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, Jack Docherty brings his critically-acclaimed show David Bowie & Me to the Corn Exchange Haddington on Saturday 4th May!

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Japanese Language for P1-P7 kids

Selected dates between 4th May 2024 - 25th May 2024

This is a special chance in Edinburgh for kids (P1-P7) to learn Japanese language, crafts, food, art, and culture from a qualified Japanese teacher this May!

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Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand

4th May 2024

Don't miss two acclaimed singer-songwriters Kathryn Williams and Dan Willson (aka Withered Hand) at Summerhall on 4th May!

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Lulu Popplewell

4th May 2024

Lulu Popplewell brings you a new work in progress show about being a yucky young lady. Expect worms, sebum and blind angels!

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Martin Simpson

4th May 2024

Don't miss Martin Simpson, one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, when he comes to the Traverse Theatre as part of Tradfest!

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Mànran

4th May 2024

Multi award winning Scottish supergroup Mànran come to The Queen's Hall on Saturday 4th May!

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Rickle O Stanes - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

4th May 2024

Through powerful and playful storytelling and traditional song, Shona Cowie, Neil Sutcliffe and dramaturg Liam Hurley explore the layers of history on which we stand today!

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Riso Workshop - May

4th May 2024

Join Out of the Blueprint for a fun, creative experience and discover how to make your own 2-colour A3 risograph prints.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Dr Neil’s Garden

4th May 2024 - 5th May 2024
Edinburgh East

Wander round Dr Neil’s Garden, a wonderful, secluded, landscaped garden on the lower slopes of Arthur’s Seat including conifers, heathers, alpines, a physic garden, herbaceous borders and ponds.

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Spice Girls Drag Brunch at Brewhemia

4th May 2024

We know what you want, what you really, really want; a Spice Girls themed drag brunch at Brewhemia on 4th May!

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Stag & Dagger Edinburgh

4th May 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Stag & Dagger, Scotland's original multi-venue event and biggest new music showcase returns to Edinburgh on Saturday 4th May!

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The Ebony Frame

4th May 2024

Don't miss this new adaption of Edith Nesbit's classic ghost stories marking the 100th anniversary of the author's birth! This is a rehearsed reading/ work in progress performance.

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Warhol Screen Printing Workshop with Edinburgh Printmakers

4th May 2024

Join Edinburgh Printmakers on 4th May for an introductory screen printing workshop where you will have the opportunity to create a Warhol-inspired print on a textile of your choice.

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With Death In Mind: A workshop with Loretta Dunn

Selected dates between 4th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

The Arthur Conan Doyle Centre is offering a series of workshops around the subject of death, for sharing and exploring a deeper understanding of spiritual wellbeing for living well to die well.

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B’s Vintage Market

5th May 2024

Scotland’s biggest and best vintage market is back with a Summer Bonanza event on Sunday 5th May at Out of the Blue Drill Hall.

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Bookface Sip & Swap with Helen Fields

5th May 2024

Meet bestselling crime thriller author Helen Fields at the Bookface Sip & Swap in The Cold Town House, Grassmarket on 5th May!

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Brewhemia’s Haus of Honky-Tonk

5th May 2024

Join Brewhemia for some southern hospitality in the Grand Ole’ Beer Palace on Sunday the 5th of May from 7pm!

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Dawn Chorus

5th May 2024

Take an early-morning stroll with one of our rangers to experience one of nature's finest musical perfomances as Holyrood Park's bird-life bursts into song!

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Doddie Duck Race

5th May 2024

Keep the springtime fun going at Dalkeith Country Park on Sunday 5th May and join us for a quacking charity duck race, raising funds for our charity partner My Name’5 Doddie Foundation!

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Family Beltane - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

5th May 2024

This delightful Beltane Fire Society tradition allows parents to share in the magic of the Beltane story with their little ones through storytelling, face painting and arts & crafts.

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Journey to the Isles - Part of Tradfest 2024

5th May 2024

A mesmerising glimpse into the landscapes, folktales and songs that inspired one of Scotland's great early collectors of traditional arts.

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May Day Parade 2024: Demand Global Change - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

5th May 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Artists, performers and culture workers of all kinds are called to join Tradfest musicians and mummers on the Edinburgh and Lothians May Day procession.

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Mini Mummers Parade Prep - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

5th May 2024

Join us at Scottish Storytelling Centre on 5th May for a fun morning of mask decoration, crafting and face painting ahead of the May Day Parade!

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

5th May 2024

Don't miss gorgeously multilayered Scandi tones and textures from Nordic Fiddlers Bloc at the Traverse Theatre as part of Tradfest!

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Rachel Newton

5th May 2024

Singer, harpist and composer Rachel Newton draws on poems and ballads that are hundreds of years old to create a rich sound that is ambitious, original and unique.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Greentree

5th May 2024
Edinburgh South

Greentree garden was started 33 years ago and is on two levels. Inspired by a visit to Japan, the Owner has also created a little Japanese garden at the back of the house.

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St Mary’s Music School Vocal Taster Day

5th May 2024

Are you a budding young singer, aged 13-18, with a passion for classical voice? Then join us at St Marys Music School for our Vocal Taster Day on Sunday 5th May!

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Stardew Valley: Festival of Seasons

5th May 2024

Stardew Valley: Festival of Seasons is an intimate, immersive concert featuring fresh arrangements of the most cherished songs from the Stardew Valley soundtrack, performed by a live chamber orchestra

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The Royston Club

5th May 2024

The Royston Club are a four-piece indie band from Wrexham! Catch them live at La Belle Angele on 5th May!

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Book Launch: Yum by Susi Briggs - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

6th May 2024

Join Susi Briggs for stories in the cosy Storytelling Court to celebrate the launch of her new book Yum, illustrated by Charlotte Brayley and published by Foggie Toddle Books.

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Edinburgh Castle Gun Salutes

Selected dates between 6th May 2024 - 14th November 2024

Edinburgh Castle hold a number of gun salutes throughout the year to mark various special occasions!

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Lunch Time Talk- Asbestos From Magic Mineral to Deathly Dust

6th May 2024

Join Surgeons' Hall Museums Research Fellow Professor Ken Donaldson as he discusses Asbestos in this bite sized talk on 6th May!

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OnOne Salsa: 6 week Salsa Beginners Course

6th May 2024 - 10th June 2024

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

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Simon Bradley Trio

6th May 2024

We are delighted to welcome Simon Bradley, one of Scotland’s master musicians, to Edinburgh Tradfest and his equally-accomplished band members Anna-Wendy Stevenson and Michael Bryan!

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Unicorn Activity Day

6th May 2024

The national animal of Scotland can be spotted all over the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Join us on 6th May for a day of activities celebrating the unicorn!

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Cafe Ceilidh - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

7th May 2024

Come along to a free afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems and stories in the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 7nd May!

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Dionne Warwick

7th May 2024

Join Dionne Warwick on stage and in person while she takes you on an unforgettable journey through her fascinating life story and one of the most successful music careers of our times.

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Esmé Stuart d’Aubigny, 1st Duke of Lennox, portrait of a French courtier who shook James VI’s court

7th May 2024

Dr. Elisabeth Rébeillé-Borgella, historian and tour guide, will deliver a talk about Esmé Stuart d’Aubigny (c.1542-1583), 1st Duke of Lennox at Institut Français d'Ecosse on 7th May!

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Frankie Archer

7th May 2024

Winner of the 2023 Christian Raphael Prize, Frankie Archer has exploded onto the electrofolk scene with music that transcends stereotypes. Catch her at the Traverse Theatre as part of Tradfest!

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Mochyn Myrddin: Merlin’s Pig - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

7th May 2024

Welsh storyteller Milly Jackdaw presents a fusion of traditional storytelling, physical theatre, music and ceremony in this solo performance based on the life of Myrddin.

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Stuart McPherson: Love That For Me

7th May 2024

Don't miss this special recording of Stuart McPherson's sellout 2023 Fringe show at Monkey Barrel Comedy on Tuesday 7th May!

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Willy Mason

7th May 2024

American singer-songwriter Willy Mason brings is UK tour to The Caves Edinburgh on Tuesday 07 May.

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Baxter Dury

8th May 2024

Indie artist Baxter Dury returns to Scotland to play The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on Wednesday 8th May!

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Called Back: The Poems of Emily Dickinson - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

8th May 2024

This event opens a window on the life and work of Emily Dickinson and the passions and preoccupations which she poured into her writing.

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Corella

8th May 2024

Don't miss Corella, the hotly tipped quartet from Manchester, when they play The Caves Edinburgh on Wednesday 8th May!

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EDGAS: The Gondoliers

8th May 2024 - 11th May 2024

The Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society celebrates their centenary year with an enchanting new production of The Gondoliers.

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Malin Lewis - Halocline

8th May 2024

One of Scotland’s most exciting innovators, Malin Lewis melds west coast tradition with a newly invented, self-made bagpipe!

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Birdvox

9th May 2024

Born from a mutual love of birds, harmonies and kitchen discos, Birdvox is a new band. Catch them at the Traverse Theatre on 9th April as part of Tradfest!

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Demob Happy

9th May 2024

English alternative rock band Demob Happy play The Caves Edinburgh on Thursday 9th May!

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Hearth Fire Sessions - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

9th May 2024

Welcome to an eclectic night of ancient myth, contemporary storytelling, post-folk music, and physical artistry at the Scottish Storytelling Centre as part of Tradfest.

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Miles Jupp - On I Bang

9th May 2024

Miles Jupp brings his new show to The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on 9th May! It's a tale about surprise, fear, luck, love and qualified medical practitioners.

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Morgan Rees: Turning Thirsty

9th May 2024

Award-nominated online sensation Morgan Rees embarks on his first ever UK tour with Turning Thirsty and you can catch him at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 9th May!

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Norman&Corrie

9th May 2024

Norman&Corrie, the Scottish musical duo bring beautiful interpretations of old music that are genuinely contemporary.

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SCO 2023/24: Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the SCO Chorus

9th May 2024

Maxim Emelyanychev brings the SCO’s 50th anniversary Season to a spectacular, choral conclusion with some of the grandest music created by one of the composers he loves the most: Felix Mendelssohn.

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Tom Houghton: It’s Not Ideal

9th May 2024

Multi-viral and social media sensation Tom Houghton sets out on the road with his biggest and most hilarious show yet, don't miss him live at the Stand Edinburgh on May 9th!

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A King’s Visit: George IV in Edinburgh

10th May 2024

Join Emma Stead, Curator at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, to learn about George IV’s visit to Edinburgh in 1822.

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Baile Do Brasil - Brazilian Baile Funk Party

10th May 2024

Baile Do Brasil is coming back to Edinburgh! Don't miss the best of Brazilian Funk at La Belle Angele on Friday 10th May!

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Carol McGee Psychic Medium Live

10th May 2024
Edinburgh West

Join one of Scotland's top psychic mediums Carol McGee live at The BMC Social Club in Edinburgh on Friday 10th May!

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Concert of songs from the Republic of Georgia with Amer-Imeri ensemble, Edinburgh

10th May 2024

Enjoy a concert of Georgian songs with a group of singers drawn from Mtiebi and Amer-Imeri, renowned vocal ensembles from the Republic of Georgia, at Augustine United Church on 10th May!

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Evie Waddell

10th May 2024

Renowned Gaelic and Scots singer and fiddler, Evie Waddell, plays the Traverse 2 on 10th May as part of Tradfest!

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Jaackmaate’s Happy Hour: The Big Fat Massive Hunt

10th May 2024

JaackMaate’s Happy Hour Podcast is back on the road with a yet another stage show nobody asked for. Catch it at The Queen's Hall on Friday 10th May!

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LAU NAU and Pekko Käppi - Part of Tradfest 2024

10th May 2024

Join us at the Scottish Storytelling Centre for a very special evening of music from two of Finland’s most visionary musicians!

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Liz Miele: Space Camp

10th May 2024

NYC comedian Liz Miele is back in Edinburgh with her new hour "Space Camp". Catch her at Monkey Barrel Comedy on Friday 10th May!

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Nearly Elton

10th May 2024

Nearly Elton is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest showmen of our time! Catch it at Reconnect Regal Theatre on Friday 10th May!

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The Portobello Comedy Night

10th May 2024

Headlining The Portobello Comedy Night's final show before the summer break is the sensational Daniel Downie!

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A Jaunt Round Auld Reekie - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

11th May 2024

Join mad auld Auntie Bee and her long-suffering niece Bonnie McRee on a tour of Auld Reekie, past and present, real and imagined, without leaving the cosy Storytelling Court!

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Adam Bruce Thomson: The Quiet Path

11th May 2024 - 6th October 2024

The forthcoming exhibition Adam Bruce Thomson: The Quiet Path aims to bring this talented artist back to public attention.

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Alice in Eurovision Wonderland Watch Party

11th May 2024

Join our hostess and Edinburgh sensation Alice in Eurovision Wonderland at Grassmarket Community Project for fun, frolics, food, fizz and best of all we will be streaming the final live!

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Author Talk- Margaret Lillie

11th May 2024

Join us at McDonald Road Library as we welcome the children's author Margaret Lillie on Saturday 11th May! Suitable for ages 4-7.

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Average White Band

11th May 2024

Scotland's very own legendary funk 'n soul band Average White Band will be touring Scotland for one last time in 2024, don't miss them live at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Saturday 11th May!

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Basket Weaving for Beginners Workshop

11th May 2024

Learn the fundamentals of basket-weaving, from sourcing materials, to the techniques to create a basic basket, and to create a handle for it in this one-day course on 11th May at Leith Makers!

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BMX Lessons

Selected dates between 11th May 2024 - 12th November 2024
Leith

The Scottish BMX School is offering BMX lessons for kids of all ages, currently being held at Victoria Park in Leith.

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Bowie by Candlelight

11th May 2024

Bowie by Candlelight returns to The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on Saturday 11th May. Enjoy an incredible night of Bowie anthems!

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Candle Making Workshop

11th May 2024

Get inspired with a new skill and learn the basics of candle making with Flow Candles on 11th May at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall!

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Eurovision Viewing Party

11th May 2024

Flags at the ready...head to YOTEL Edinburgh for an unmissable Eurovision viewing party, streaming live from our immersive 360 degree screen!

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Festhailes Music Festival

11th May 2024

Newhailes is once again hosting its family friendly music festival in the grounds of Newhailes House on Saturday 11th May!

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Festival of Freedom

11th May 2024 - 14th May 2024

Beetroots Collective CIC invites you to their 'Festival of Freedom - Poland 20 years in the European Union' which will be held at Southside Community Centre!

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Fire from the Woods - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

11th May 2024

By reimagining old tales from Lithuania and around the world, storyteller Daiva Ivanauskaitė and musician Gaynor Barradell explore the silence between generations.

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Grassmarket Craft Beer Festival

11th May 2024

Let's raise a glass and celebrate local brews at the Grassmarket Craft Beer Festival on Saturday 11th May!

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Julian Clary - Fistful of Clary

11th May 2024

Julian Clary, renowned homosexual and national trinket, is fixing to saddle up and head on out for his 2024 UK tour and you can catch him at The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on Saturday 11th May!

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North Edinburgh Community Festival

11th May 2024
Edinburgh North

The North Edinburgh Community Festival is a free, family friendly and community-led event taking place in West Pilton Park on 13th May.

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Northern Kentucky University Chamber Choir

11th May 2024

Join the Northern Kentucky University Chamber Choir at St Giles Cathedral on Saturday 11th May when they perform beautiful classical, spiritual and sacred music!

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Sanctum Sanctorium

11th May 2024

Sanctum Santorium, a 6-piece band that recreate classic hits by artists such as The Cult, Killing Joke, Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie & The Banshees and more play La Belle Angele on 11th May!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Redcroft

11th May 2024 - 12th May 2024
Edinburgh West

An attractive Arts and Crafts house, Redcroft is a mature walled garden with a variety of different features and habitats.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Regent, Royal and Carlton Terrace Gardens

11th May 2024
Edinburgh New Town

The largest of Edinburgh's New Town gardens still in private ownership, it remains largely unchanged since its formation in 1830.

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Sea Glass Jewellery Workshop - Creative 2

Selected dates between 11th May 2024 - 5th October 2024

Come along to Joy Revival Design Studio for a relaxed and creative workshop where you will learn to make your very own sea glass jewellery!

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Simon Thoumire and Dave Milligan

11th May 2024

Together, Simon Thoumire and Dave Milligan create dazzling, quirky arrangements of reels, jigs, strathspeys, and airs from their native Scottish tradition, and beyond.

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Spring Serenade

11th May 2024

Join one of Edinburgh's leading mixed voice choirs, Cadenza, as they celebrate spring in works by Ravel, Elgar and Saint-Seans on 11th May in support of Kindred!

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Storytelling for Musicians with Svend-Erik Engh - Part of Tradfest 2024

11th May 2024

This workshop with Svend-Erik Engh is for musicians who want to be better storytellers on stage!

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Summertime Sadness Club

11th May 2024

Join us for a night dedicated to Lana Del Rey and friends! join us for the most joyfully miserable Sad Girl club night experience!

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Tamsyn Kelly: Kicking Off In Aldi (WIP)

11th May 2024

Duchess of Cornwall Tamsyn Kelly talks witches, sex and Aldi in a brand new show at Monkey Barrel Comedy on Saturday 11th May!

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The Deadly Winters

11th May 2024

The Deadly Winters released "ever onwards", a new collection of songs in 2023 and are on stage at The Voodoo Rooms in May to play the songs live to you!

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The Mercians

11th May 2024

Scruff of the Neck presents Midlands based Indie band The Mercians at The Mash House on Saturday 11th May!

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This Is Where We Get Off

11th May 2024

This Is Where We Get Off is a 'confident, hilarious play full of truth and heart' don't miss it when it comes to Reconnect Regal Theatre in May!

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Two Day Mosaic Abstract Workshop

11th May 2024 - 12th May 2024

Join Helen Miles at OOTB Abbeymount Studios for this two-day mosaic abstract workshop, giving you the essential skills needed to make beautiful mosaic abstracts using found and salvaged materials!

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Warhol Inspired Quilting Workshop

11th May 2024

Join us at Dovecot Studios on 11th May for a bespoke quilting workshop which celebrates the work of Andy Warhol.

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Billy Walton Band

12th May 2024

Billy Walton is an accomplished guitar master from the vibrant New Jersey Shore music scene. The Billy Walton Band grew out of this rich musical heritage and they play The Voodoo Rooms on 12th May.

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Clare Sands

12th May 2024

Clare Sands is a sixth generation fiddler and bilingual singer from Cork, weaving traditional roots with contemporary sounds and influences, embodying a fearless warrior-like spirit!

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Edinburgh Tradfest: Easy Sundays: Family Ceilidh

12th May 2024

Come with family and friends to dance Scottish dances and sing well-known songs with the Minnow Ceilidh Band at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 12th May!

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Estrella Galicia @Tapas3

12th May 2024

Savour the essence of Spain with a live guitar and Flamenco performance, followed by selection of pintxos and paella, paired with premium Spanish beer, Estrella Galicia!

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Rock For Heroes

12th May 2024

Rock for Heroes is back on the road bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artists to the Reconnect Regal Theatre on 12th May!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Tyninghame House and The Walled Garden

Selected dates between 12th May 2024 - 23rd June 2024
Dunbar

Enjoy a visit to Tyninghame House and The Walled Garden, awarded ‘Outstanding’ for every category in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes of Scotland!

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The First Wave and the Last - Part of Edinburgh Tradfest 2024

12th May 2024

Berwickshire Coastal Arts bring you a reflection of what it means to live, and want to live, in a coastal community.

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The time has come? The future of European Security and defence

12th May 2024

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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Tom Bailey

12th May 2024

Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey is undertaking a major headline UK tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic eighties album ‘Into The Gap’, with a date at The Queen's Hall in May!

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Jean Findlay presents The Queen’s Lender

13th May 2024

Toppings Booksellers Edinburgh is thrilled to be launching the paperback of Jean Findlay's The Queen's Lender on Monday 13th May!

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Julie Fowlis

13th May 2024

Edinburgh Tradfest & The Soundhouse Organisation presents Julie Fowlis at the Assembly Rooms on Monday 13th May!

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Pint of Science Edinburgh

13th May 2024 - 15th May 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Pint of Science festival in Edinburgh brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research!

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Yotties’ Week

13th May 2024 - 16th May 2024

Step aboard this Yotties’ Week, Mon 13 May - Thurs 16 May, to see the former Royal Yachtsmen don their white overalls once again and return to their beloved Britannia.

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Edward Scissorhands

14th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Matthew Bourne’s magical dance production of Edward Scissorhands has carved a place in the hearts of audiences world-wide since its premiere in 2005. Catch it at The Festival Theatre in May!

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Macbeth (an undoing), 2024

14th May 2024 - 25th May 2024

The five star smash hit returns to the Lyceum Theatre in 2024 for two weeks only due to popular demand.

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The Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour

14th May 2024

Direct from the USA, the world’s biggest, best and most successful Elvis tribute show comes to Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday 14th May!

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Eating Well for Menopause with Dr Laura Wyness

15th May 2024

Come along to McDonald Road Library on 15th May to hear about the importance of diet in alleviating menopausal symptoms and improving health during and after menopause!

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Esporão – Portuguese Wines Made at Nature’s Pace

15th May 2024

Join Wine Events Scotland for this wine workshop as we taste our way around Alentejo and the Douro, discovering these beautiful regions, this dynamic producer and of course some delicious wines!

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G4 20th Anniversary

15th May 2024

The UK’s No.1 vocal harmony group and original X-Factor stars celebrate a double decade in the limelight with a spectacular anniversary show at the Assembly Rooms on 15th May!

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Krystal Evans: Hospitality Horror Show (WIP)

15th May 2024

Following her critically acclaimed, award nominated debut hour The Hottest Girl at Burn Camp, Krystal is back with a brand new hour of stand up at Monkey Barrel Comedy!

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Nicola Dinan: In conversation with Lesley McDowell

15th May 2024

Join Nicola Dinan at Waterstones Edinburgh West End for an event celebrating the paperback launch of her debut novel, Bellies, a beautiful story of love, loss, and transitions.

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Old Time Sailors

15th May 2024

The Old Time Sailors invite you to an evening of traditional seafaring music like you have never experienced before at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on 15th May!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Longwood

Selected dates between 15th May 2024 - 14th August 2024
Various Locations East Lothian

Visit Longwood, an extensive, long-established country garden at 800 feet, undergoing renewal. There are ducks and hens, stream and ponds as well as areas of wild garden.

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The Psychology Of Serial Killers with Jennifer Rees

15th May 2024

Join expert forensics lecturer Jennifer Rees at Edinburgh Playhouse to explore one of Forensic Psychology’s most troubling topics!

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A Vision of Elvis

16th May 2024

The smash hit show A Vision Of Elvis starring Rob Kingsley, winner of The National Tribute Music Awards "Official Elvis Show" and "No.1 Male Tribute" returns to Howden Park Centre on 16th May!

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Jack Docherty: David Bowie & Me: Parallel Lives

16th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, Jack Docherty brings his critically-acclaimed show David Bowie & Me to the Traverse Theatre in May!

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Lou Conran: Tangent

16th May 2024

Award-winning comedian Lou Conran embarks on her first mini tour around the UK and stops off at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 16th May!

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Romesh Ranganathan: Hustle

16th May 2024 - 17th May 2024

After a sell-out tour in 2022, Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand-new show examining the human condition. Join him at Edinburgh Playhouse on 16th & 17th May 2024!

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The Big Fab Comedy Show

16th May 2024

Enjoy a rip-roaring night of live stand-up comedy starring the TV names you know and love alongside some of the hottest up-and-coming talent from across Scotland and the UK!

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The Rod Stewart Songbook

16th May 2024

The Rod Stewart Songbook’s spectacular theatre production is the ultimate homage to Rod Stewart, featuring Pete McCall, Europe’s foremost tribute.

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Wild Isles Live

16th May 2024

Don't miss an unforgettable evening of natural wonder on the big screen at the Usher Hall on 16th May!

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An Evening with Surgeons’ Hall

17th May 2024

Join us for this unique, adult only, after hours event in the historic Museum and Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on 17th May!

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Bright & Wild 2024

17th May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Bright & Wild 2024, a festival with children and teens at its heart, celebrates the talent and creativity of young people who take part in Lyra’s Young Artists programme.

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Call Me Maybe - 2010s Party

17th May 2024

Get ready to Shake It Off to the best Pop tunes of the 2010s when Call Me Maybe returns to La Belle Angele on 17th May!

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David Nihill: Shelf Help

17th May 2024

After a sold-out international run of his last show Cultural Appreciation, David Nihill is back with his new show, Shelf Help and brings it to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 17th May!

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Dizraeli

17th May 2024

Rapper, songwriter and raconteur Dizraeli brings his 'Joy Machine' tour to The Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh on Friday 17th May!

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English Teacher

17th May 2024

Leeds indie heavyweights English Teacher have announced their biggest UK headline tour to date which will see them perform at The Mash House on Friday 17th May!

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His Lordship

17th May 2024

His Lordship will be taking to the road this May to entertain you with an all new spine tingling Rock’n’Roll show and play Cabaret Voltaire on the 17th!

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Kenny Thomas

17th May 2024

British soul legend and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Kenny Thomas has announced that he and his all-star band will headline the Queen's Hall on Friday 17th May!

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Pygmy Twylyte plus Orange Claw Hammer

17th May 2024

Pygmy Twylyte return to Edinburgh on 17th May for an evening of Zappa! Opening the show will be special guests Orange Claw Hammer!

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Rachmaninov Two

17th May 2024

Rising star Patrick Hahn joins the RSNO at the Usher Hall on Friday 17th May for Rachmaninov, Liszt and more!

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Scottish Folk Music Cruise with Pure Malt

Selected dates between 17th May 2024 - 20th September 2024

Join Maid of the Forth for the highly-anticipated evening music cruises, making a comeback in 2024!

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Stormchaser & The Hollowmen

17th May 2024

Don't miss Stormchaser & The Hollowmen at Dreadnought Rock on Friday 17th May!

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The Spirit of Bad Company and Free

17th May 2024

Free Again Band present 100 minutes of music from the back catalogue of Bad Company and Free at the Howden Park Centre on 17th May!

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ADHD Love Live: The Small Talk Tour

18th May 2024

After a sellout debut show in London, Rich and Rox are now taking ADHD Love LIVE on tour! Prepare for an evening of laughter, honest conversation, and radical shame reduction.

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Carl Donnelly: Glow Up!

18th May 2024

Carl Donnelly returns looking and feeling great – which is surprising considering he’s officially hit middle age and has had a tough couple of years.

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Curiosity Club

Selected dates between 18th May 2024 - 22nd June 2024

Leave your grown-ups at the door and jump into a Curiosity Club for these exciting, hands-on sessions for curious kids aged 7 – 11 at the National Museum of Scotland!

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Eco-Resin Candle Holders - Terrazzo Craft Workshop

18th May 2024

In this workshop, run by Polymorphics on 18th May, you will make a set of two unique and gorgeous Eco-resin candle holders, one marbled and one terrazzo.

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FitkinWall – Harpland

18th May 2024

Internationally renowned harp and electronica duo FitkinWall follow threads of migration, loss and longing in their new show at The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on 18th May! 

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M2TM Scotland 2024 (blind bird)

18th May 2024

Metal 2 The Masses: Scotland - 2024 Grand Final Brought to you by Slow Dragon Music, in association with Bloodstock Fest

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Sea Shanty Workshop

18th May 2024

Come along to this workshop in sea shanties on 18th May with Scottish traditional folk singer, Joss Cameron!

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Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

18th May 2024

Don’t miss your chance to see Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals UK Tour when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in May 2024!

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Take The High Road

Selected dates between 18th May 2024 - 15th June 2024

Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on one of their favourite routes through Holyrood Park.

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The Highstool Prophets

18th May 2024

The Highstool Prophets are one of the most sought after folk scene bands of the moment, don't miss them live at The Mash House on Saturday 18th May!

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The Tinnitus, Hyperacusis & Hearing Information Show (THIS 2024) Edinburgh

18th May 2024

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.

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Ukrainian Orchestra - Lord of the Sound

18th May 2024

The renowned symphonic orchestra Lord of the Sound presents the musical program "The Music of Hans Zimmer" at Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 18th May!

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Dvořák’s New World Symphony

19th May 2024

Expect freshness, fire – and a few surprises too – when Sanderling conducts Dvořák’s much-loved symphony 'from the New World'.

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Boiler Room Scotland

19th May 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

We’re bringing an all-star roster to our huge knees-up in Edinburgh as the Boiler Room World Tour touches down on Sunday 19 May.

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Chris Kent - Back At It

19th May 2024

Cork man Chris Kent brings his brand new show 'Back At It' to The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh on 19th May!

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Hand Embroidery Class - Make your own pendants

19th May 2024

Learn the fundamentals of embroidery in this workshop led by Amy Lowson at Leith Makers on Sunday 19th May!

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Mary Bourke - The Best Of Me!

19th May 2024

Irish Comic Mary Bourke is taping her comedy special! It's one hundred per cent pure comedy gold that is rammed full of top quality jokes and storytelling.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Broadwoodside

19th May 2024
Various Locations East Lothian

Enjoy a day out as you visit the garden of Broadwoodside in East Lothian on 19th May!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Moray Place and Bank Gardens

19th May 2024
Edinburgh New Town

Visit the amazing communal gardens for the Residents of the Moray Estate. Between them they stretch over 9 acres offering an atmosphere of tranquillity within the city centre!

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Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners

19th May 2024

Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres in 2024 with a date at Edinburgh Playhouse on 19th May!

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World Bee Day at Lauriston Castle

19th May 2024

Join John Jeffrey our resident Beekeeper at Lauriston Castle for a morning of creative fun exploring our buzzy friends and their importance in our environment.

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Jerry Leger & the Situation

20th May 2024

Toronto singer/songwriter Jerry Leger is coming to Sneaky Pete's Edinburgh on Monday 20th May!

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Dead Girls Rising

21st May 2024 - 23rd May 2024

Dead Girls Rising is a furious coming-of-age punk cabaret show about trying to survive in a violent patriarchy, our deepest fears, and how we seek to control them.

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 2024

21st May 2024

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, comes to the Usher Hall on 21st May celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac!

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Sangs and Clatter / Piosenki i Gwar

21st May 2024

Enjoy Scottish and Polish songs and poems, including those of our national bard Robert Burns, and the music of Ukraine at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 21st May!

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The Music Man

21st May 2024 - 25th May 2024

After a show-stopping, high-flying performance of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang last year. Southern Light is back at the Festival Theatre with Meredith Willson’s The Music Man.

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Catherine Bohart: Again, With Feelings

22nd May 2024

Catherine Bohart is back with her new show 'Again, With Feelings'. Catch her at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh on Wednesday 22 May!

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Oliver

22nd May 2024 - 25th May 2024

Join the Livingston Players at the Howden Park Centre in May as they present their production of Oliver!

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Spring Market

22nd May 2024
Edinburgh West

The Spring Market is back at Edinburgh Park! Join us in the Civic Square on Wednesday 22nd May!

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Stories on the Way: When Yellow’s On the Broom

22nd May 2024

Come and enjoy live storytelling in the relaxed setting of the Netherbow Theatre on 22nd May, where our amazing apprentice storytellers will show off their skills!

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The Searchers ‘Thank You’ Tour

22nd May 2024

Don't miss your very last chance to catch the final appearance of a truly legendary band when The Searchers bring their farewell tour to The Queen's Hall on 22nd May!

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Big Girls Don’t Cry

23rd May 2024

It’s time to hang on to what we got and celebrate one of the worlds treasures in two hours of non-stop hits with Big Girls Don’t Cry!

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Curtain Up! by Peter Quilter

23rd May 2024 - 25th May 2024
Leith

The St Serf's Players present 'Curtain Up!', a madcap play full of vitality, quickfire dialogue and several surprises, at Inverleith St Serf's Church Centre from 23rd to 25th May!

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Ducks Ltd. in Edinburgh

23rd May 2024

Dive into the jangly world of indie pop with Ducks Ltd. as they bring their refreshing sound to Sneaky Pate's Edinburgh on May 23rd!

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Paddy Raff: Gimme A Minute

23rd May 2024

Northern Ireland comedy sensation Paddy Raff brings his popular brand of stand-up & musical comedy to The Stand Edinburgh on Thursday 23rd May!

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Avital Ash: Workshops Her Suicide Note

24th May 2024

Avital Ash's debut at Monkey Barrel Comedy explores explores growing up a Hasidic Jew, depression, queer identity, and generational Holocaust trauma, all while being hilarious.

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Edinburgh Napier University Degree Show 2024

24th May 2024 - 30th May 2024

The Edinburgh Napier Degree Show is a week-long celebration of our students' talent as they present their final projects to friends, family, industry and the public.

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McFleetwood

24th May 2024

Don't miss McFleetwood, one of Scotland's brightest tributes, when they perform live at Reconnect Regal Theatre on 24th May!

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Midnight Ambulance

24th May 2024

Catch alternative rock duo Midnight Ambulance when they play The Mash House on Friday 24th May!

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PAGES.

24th May 2024

Alternative pop-rock trio PAGES. are enjoying a growing presence in the thriving Scottish music scene and you can catch them when they headline Legends Edinburgh on 24th May!

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Swiftogeddon: Eras Tour Pre Party - Debut/Fearless

24th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

The clubnight dedicated to worshipping at the altar of Taylor Swift is coming to La Belle Angele Edinburgh for 5 very special pre parties in the run up to the Eras Tour dates!

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The Lovely Eggs

24th May 2024

The Lovely Eggs are on tour in May 2024 including a date at La Belle Angele on the 24th!

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The Monochrome Set

24th May 2024

The Monochrome Set return to Scotland to promote their new album of 'Marc Riley Sessions from 2011 to 2022 with a date at The Voodoo Rooms on 24th May!

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The Sensational 60’s Experience

24th May 2024

The biggest and best 60's show touring the UK, will be appearing at Corn Exchange Haddington for one night only on Friday 24th May!

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Tom Davis: Underdog

24th May 2024

Embarking on his biggest tour to date with his brand new show, ‘Underdog’, Tom will be exploring life as the longshot. Catch him at The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on 24th May!

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Tourist

24th May 2024

English songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist William Phillips aka Tourist has announced a show at Cabaret Voltaire on Friday 24th May!

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Transmission: the Sound of Joy Division

24th May 2024

Transmission: The Sound of Joy Division celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the iconic 'Unknown Pleasures' album by playing it in its entirety at The Liquid Room on 24th May!

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EBI

25th May 2024

Ebrahim Hamedi, known better as “Ebi” to his millions of fans across the world, comes to the Usher Hall on Saturday 25th May!

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Eco Resin Earrings - Craft Workshop

25th May 2024

Join Polymorphics for this workshop on 25th May and learn how to work with eco resin and how to create colourful earrings for any occasion!

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Edinburgh Running Festival 5K and 10K: Charity places

25th May 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Run for the charity Lepra and help transform the lives of people affected by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis!

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Elephant Sessions

25th May 2024

From the Highlands of Scotland, progressive folk band, Elephant Sessions will play The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on Saturday 25th May!

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Evening Sunset Jazz Cruise

Selected dates between 25th May 2024 - 17th August 2024

Join us for a magical evening on the river Forth with our legendary Jazz cruise featuring live music from the "Maid of the Forth Stompers"!

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Fast Forward

25th May 2024

Fast Forward bring a new line up and new songs to Dreadnought Rock on Saturday 25th May!

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Feria de Seville In Edinburgh

25th May 2024

Come and celebrate Spring with the Alba Flamenca Feria, our own little Feria de Sevilla, on Saturday 25th May!

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Ghosts - Tales of Terror at Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 25th May 2024 - 28th September 2024

Come along and see the sights of Lauriston Castle as never seen before – hear the history of the castle and ghostly tales of the city!

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Gianmarco Soresi: The Leaning In Tour

25th May 2024

Gianmarco Soresi, a New York based stand-up comedian, actor, and creator brings his tour to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Saturday 25th May!

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Karine Polwart - Light Beyond The Window

25th May 2024

Multi-award winning Scottish songwriter, folk singer and storyteller Karine Polwart will perform Light Beyond The Window at the Corn Exchange Haddington on 25th May!

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Pop Icons Drag Brunch

25th May 2024

Celebrate the bank holiday weekend in style at Brewhemia, where Scotland’s finest Drag Queens will channel their inner divas!

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Regency Soirée in the Georgian House

25th May 2024

Join us on 25th May for an immersive Georgian-inspired experience, including guided historical dance, a special tour of the house and a period dance and music recital!

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Syrian Baking with Noura

25th May 2024

Join the Cyrenians award-winning chef, Noura from their Syrian Supper Clubs as she teaches you how to make some traditional Syrian treats!

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The Staves

25th May 2024

The Staves are on a UK tour in May with a date at the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh on Saturday the 25th!

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Brewhemia’s Scottish Fling!

26th May 2024

Laddies and lassies, gather 'round! It’s time to don your finest tartan and prepare for a night of Scottish revelry that’ll leave you grinning like a contented Highland coo!

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Day Fever

26th May 2024

Day Fever is bringing the party to town on 26th May. They guarantee it’ll be an afternoon of no holds barred party times for over the 30's!

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Sister Madds

26th May 2024

Sister Madds, an alt pop-rock 5 piece from Glasgow, play Leith Depot on Sunday 26th May as part of their Teeny Tiny Tour!

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Skillz ‘n’ Billz Breakin’ Battle

26th May 2024

Join us this May as we bring Breakin’ back to Dance Base with the Skillz ‘n’ Billz Breakin’ tournament, hosted by Lee Crosby, aka DunLee!

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The Bechdel Cast

26th May 2024

The Bechdel Cast is coming to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 26th May for a special live show!

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The Tortoise and the Hare

26th May 2024

The perfect introduction to live ballet and music, your little ones will be cheering along as a playful cast of characters re-tell this classic tale.

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Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding)

26th May 2024

The talented singer songwriter and author Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) makes his first live appearance in Edinburgh for 15 years at The Waverley Bar on Sunday 26th May!

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An-Ki

27th May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

An-Ki is an immersive theatrical experience about the origin and destiny of humankind, set in an intimate and magical tent.

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Cabinet of Miracles

27th May 2024 - 29th May 2024

Inspired by the world-famous textbook Orbis Pictus, Cabinet of Miracles is a theatrical introduction to planet Earth.

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Darren Kiely

27th May 2024

Darren Kiely brings his folk-infused pop sound to The Caves Edinburgh on Monday 27th May!

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I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue

27th May 2024

Join chairman Jack Dee, a panel of top comedians plus pianist Colin Sell for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense.

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

27th May 2024

Australian psychedelic rock gods 'King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard' are on a UK tour in May with a date at the Usher Hall on the 27th!

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Shō and the Demons of the Deep

27th May 2024 - 30th May 2024

Shō and the Demons of the Deep by Zoë Bullock is a visual adventure story about overcoming fear, climate crisis and how the actions of one generation can affect the next.

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Suppose you Had a Portable Gramophone

27th May 2024 - 29th May 2024

This show is a tribute to imagination and storytelling; a small story with a big impact!

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TRASHedy

27th May 2024 - 30th May 2024

Using a mix of of animated drawings, dance and sound collages, TRASHedy takes an honest, humorous look at our freedom of choice and consumerist behaviour, and invites us to reflect on our actions.

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Univers

27th May 2024 - 29th May 2024

Univers is a poetic sensory experience based on stunning visual imagery and live music. A space for very young children to explore how small insignificant things can have unexpected outcomes.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

28th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the most fantasmagorical musical of all time, flies into Edinburgh Playhouse for one week only!

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Sunset Song

28th May 2024 - 8th June 2024

Scotland’s most loved literary heroine Chris Guthrie is brought to the stage in this thrilling contemporary adaptation.

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The Unexpected Gift

28th May 2024 - 31st May 2024

This highly interactive and inclusive dance-theatre performance is made especially for and with children with complex needs such as autism.

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The Yellow Canary

28th May 2024 - 30th May 2024

The Yellow Canary is based on a true story and is a leap into the imagination of a young boy as he attempts to escape the horrors of war, exploring love, loss, and what it means to flee your home.

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Uncanny Live: I Know What I Saw

28th May 2024

Due to PHENOMENAL demand, the sell-out hit show Uncanny: I Know What I Saw with Danny Robins is back in 2024! Catch it at the Festival Theatre on 28th May!

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Johnny Hates Jazz

29th May 2024

For the first time in 36 years, Johnny Hates Jazz will be embarking on their first ever headline tour of the UK and overseas! Don't miss them live at the Voodoo Rooms on Wednesday 29th May!

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NT Live Encore Screening: The Motive and the Cue

29th May 2024

Catch a special screening of The Motive and the Cue, a fierce and funny new play directed by Sam Mendes and starring Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton!

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Be Kind

30th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

Be kind is an intimate theatre experience for babies. In this sensory performance of sound, colour and movement, children experience acrobatics and juggling up close.

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Black

30th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

Black is a reflection on the violence and emancipation of being Black in today’s world, through a body that narrates, challenges and disturbs – a body that is both wounded and celebrated.

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Country Roads

30th May 2024

Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready as, for one night only, hit producers Entertainers celebrate the Kings and Queens of country music at the Festival Theatre!

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Hel Cabaret - Nocturnal Rites

30th May 2024

Hel Cabaret returns to La Belle Angele on Thursday 30th May bring you Nocturnal Rites!

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Kish Kush

30th May 2024 - 1st June 2024

Kish Kush traces the journey of two characters as they progress from solitude to connectedness, offering a unique and eloquent portrayal of diversity.

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Makers Market The Lothians: Exclusive Ladies Shopping Event

30th May 2024
Lasswade

The Makers Market The Lothians is holding an exclusive Shopping Event on Thursday 30th May. Come along and feel like a proper VIP and enjoy a browse of amazing Stalls!

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So Far So Good

30th May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

So Far So Good, an adventurous new contemporary circus show for 3 - 6 year olds, comes to the Assembly Roxy as part of the Edinburgh International Children's Festival.

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The Edinburgh Sketcher Returns to Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 30th May 2024 - 18th August 2024

Edinburgh’s favourite sketcher makes a welcome return to Lauriston Castle and we are teaming up with him once again for some sketching workshops.

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An ABBA Dream

31st May 2024 - 1st June 2024

An Abba Dream, one of Scotland's top Abba tributes, are coming to Reconnect Regal Theatre!

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An Ant Called Amy

31st May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

This is a charming and moving story that sensitively explores sibling loss, An Ant Called Amy tells the tale of an ant who learns to slow down.

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By Trial and Error

31st May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

By Trial and Error is a delightful show of acrobatic lifts, full of humour borrowed from burlesque and silent cinema.

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Cèilidh Mhòr Bothan

31st May 2024

Bothan Dhùn Èideann is celebrating its 21st Anniversary with an excellent evening of stories, songs, music and dance on Friday 31st May at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. The event is in Gaelic.

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Heidi Talbot

31st May 2024

Acclaimed Irish singer/composer Heidi Talbot comes to The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on Friday 31st May!

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Iain Stirling: RELEVANT

31st May 2024

BAFTA-winning comedian, national sensation and extremely funny Iain Stirling, is bringing his intuitive razor-sharp humour to the Festival Theatre with brand new show, RELEVANT!

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Kerrang’d - Live Tour

31st May 2024

Announcing...KERRANG'D! are finally visiting Scotland and play La Belle Angele on Friday 31st May!

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Rhind Lectures 2024

31st May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

In their most anticipated event of the year, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland's 2024 Rhind Lectures return from 31st May to 2nd June.

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Video Games Music In Concert

31st May 2024

Experience the full, thrilling sound of gaming, performed live by an 80-piece symphony orchestra when the RSNO bring Video Games Music In Concert to the Usher Hall!

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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:

Core Glow Meditation & Gong Bath

Core Glow Meditation & Gong Bath

12th May 2024

Enjoy a chilled-out afternoon of Meditation & Gong thanks to Julie from Core Glow at Mearns Kirk Hall on Sunday 12th May!

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National Theatre Live: Nye - Cinema Screening

National Theatre Live: Nye - Cinema Screening

20th May 2024

The epic new Welsh fantasia Nye, which sees Michael Sheen playing Nye Bevan, will be broadcast live from the National Theatre to Eastwood Park Theatre on Monday 20th May!

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The Royal Opera: Carmen - Live Cinema Screening

The Royal Opera: Carmen - Live Cinema Screening

1st May 2024

Eastwood Park Theatre are excited to host a screening of the new production by The Royal Opera of Bizet's Carmen on Wednesday 1st May!

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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:

Burntisland & Kinghorn Rotary: Big Band Charity Concert

Burntisland & Kinghorn Rotary: Big Band Charity Concert

17th May 2024

Join Burntisland & Kinghorn Rotary Club for A Big Band Charity Concert' being held on Friday the 17th May in the newly refurbished Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy!

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Hotel California

Hotel California

4th May 2024

Join us at Rothes Hall for an evening of pure Eagles nostalgia as Hotel California return to perform their spectacular new critically acclaimed show on 4th May!

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Dave Arcari

Dave Arcari

17th May 2024

Don't miss SLIDE guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari when he plays the Kings Theatre Kirkcaldy with special guest Andres Roots on 17th May!

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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:

Swim School

Swim School

1st May 2024

Swim School are heading out on their first ever UK headline tour which sees them play St Luke's Glasgow on Wednesday 1st May!

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Open Goal Live

Open Goal Live

24th May 2024

The nation's favourite Scottish Football podcast, Open Goal is returning to the OVO Hydro for an unmissable and EPIC send-off for the Scotland National Team before they head off to Germany!

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Make a Gesso Panel with Alison McIntosh-Prentice

Make a Gesso Panel with Alison McIntosh-Prentice

11th May 2024

Join The Willow Tea Rooms Trust Saturday 11th May to make your own Glasgow Style-inspired gesso panel with artist and tutor Alison McIntosh-Prentice.

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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:

The Boy George Experience

The Boy George Experience

24th May 2024

Whiskey Jar Tenerife Nights Presents Keith George and The Boy George Experience live at Glencairn Venue in Rutherglen on Friday 24th May!

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Supersonic Queen

Supersonic Queen

4th May 2024

Supersonic Queen have been touring the UK collectively for over 10 years performing their tribute to Queen, catch them live at Lanternhouse on Saturday 4th May!

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RSNO Plays Dvořák

RSNO Plays Dvořák

22nd May 2024

Enjoy the vibrant sound of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's string section performing Dvořák live and unplugged at Airdrie Town Hall on Wednesday 22nd May!

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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:

Counterfeit Seventies Show

Counterfeit Seventies Show

4th May 2024

Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between!

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Comedy Open Mic

Comedy Open Mic

Selected dates between 26th February 2024 - 4th November 2024

Laugh away those Monday Blues with The Keg Paisley's bi-weekly Comedy Open Mic night... you may discover your new favourite comedian!

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Stuart Michael - Psychic Medium

Stuart Michael - Psychic Medium

30th May 2024

Boasting an impressive, worldwide celebrity client list, Stuart Michael - Psychic Medium brings his quick-witted humour, sensitivity, and compassion to Beacon Arts Centre!

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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:

Loch Ard Canoe Tours Half Day

Loch Ard Canoe Tours Half Day

8th March 2024 - 31st August 2024

Join us at Loch Ard Adventure Centre for a Half Day Tour of Loch Ard in Canoes with a Guide and Instructor.

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Chris Helme of The Seahorses

Chris Helme of The Seahorses

10th May 2024

25 years on from the release of The Seahorses seminal album Do It Yourself, vocalist Chris Helme revisits the iconic record with a series of one-off acoustic performances including the Tolbooth!

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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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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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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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Scottish Arts & Crafts Fair

Scottish Arts & Crafts Fair

Selected dates between 3rd February 2024 - 8th December 2024

Scottish Arts & Crafts Fair, Scotland's biggest monthly arts & crafts fair returns for its 19th year to Geilsland Country Estate, Beith!

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Kilmarnock Farmers Market

Kilmarnock Farmers Market

Selected dates between 17th February 2024 - 21st December 2024

Ayrshire Farmers Markets hold a market in Kilmarnock town centre on the third Saturday of each month!

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Largs Market

Largs Market

Selected dates between 2nd March 2024 - 21st December 2024

You'll find fresh produce and sweet treats, handmade crafts, jewellery, artwork, gifts, pet supplies and more at Largs Market every Saturday in Gallowgate Square!

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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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Kelburn Breathwork and Cold Dip Experience

Kelburn Breathwork and Cold Dip Experience

Selected dates between 18th April 2024 - 19th September 2024

Enjoy a fabulous Breathwork and Cold Dip Experience in the magical setting of Kelburn, on the North Ayrshire coast!

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Big Kid Circus: Kilmarnock

Big Kid Circus: Kilmarnock

2nd May 2024 - 6th May 2024

Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town with their brand new show ILLUMINATION! Catch them at Kilmarnock Rugby Club between Thursday 2nd and Monday 6th May!

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FREE Isle of Raasay Whisky Tasting

FREE Isle of Raasay Whisky Tasting

4th May 2024

To kick-off the Whisky Month celebrations at Geraldo's, they are delighted to welcome Adèle from the Isle of Raasay Distillery for a free in-store tasting of their delicious drams.

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Friday Street Troon Mod Rally

Friday Street Troon Mod Rally

4th May 2024

Glasgow Mod institution Friday Street bring their annual weekend rally to Ayrshire's coastal town, Troon on Saturday 4th May!

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FREE Loch Lomond Whisky Tasting

FREE Loch Lomond Whisky Tasting

11th May 2024

This free in-store tasting in Geraldo's of Largs is the excellent opportunity to sample some of the award-winning drams from Loch Lomond Distillery!

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WedFest Wedding Festival

WedFest Wedding Festival

12th May 2024

WedFest brings together a selection of wedding suppliers to the grounds of Harelaw Farm, offering soon-to-be brides and grooms a glimpse into a world of endless possibilities for their special day.

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That’ll Be The Day

That’ll Be The Day

15th May 2024 - 16th May 2024

That'll Be The Day returns to The Gaiety Theatre for another momentous celebration of the most iconic moments in music and comedy from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s!

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Short Attention Span Theatre

Short Attention Span Theatre

16th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Six mini masterpieces are on the menu as Ayr’s leading cultural hub serves up another series of treats for theatre fans.

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Dalquharran Dash & Dander

Dalquharran Dash & Dander

18th May 2024

Sign up for the inaugural Dalquharran Dash & Dander, a free community fun run set to take place along the picturesque Dalquharran Path Network as part of the Dailly Village Fete on Saturday 18th May!

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FREE Lochlea Whisky Tasting

FREE Lochlea Whisky Tasting

18th May 2024

Geraldo's are delighted to welcome back Patrick Dupuy of Lochlea Distillery for an in-store tasting of the Lochlea range of whiskies!

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Ardgowan Whisky FREE In-Store Tasting

Ardgowan Whisky FREE In-Store Tasting

25th May 2024

Rounding out their Whisky Month tastings, Geraldo's are welcoming the team from Ardgowan Distillery to showcase their delicious range of whiskies!

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Ayrshire Motor Show

Ayrshire Motor Show

25th May 2024

The Ayrshire Motor Show, featuring a motorcycle stunt show, is being held at Ayr Racecourse on Saturday 25th May!

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