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Events in Edinburgh on 16 May 2024

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Events in Edinburgh

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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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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Art Classes for Adults and Kids

13th May 2024 - 20th December 2024

Join Livia for these fun, informal, chilled and small painting classes for adult and kids at Cramond Kirk Hall.

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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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Cab-arette Showtour

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

Enjoy a unique comedy musical Showtour in a taxi... be driven around Edinburgh, whilst entertained by Lola and her variety of characters!

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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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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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Charity Hangouts

16th May 2024
Edinburgh West

Join The Social Society at Moda The McEwan on 16th May for a community event that packs a giant impactful charitable punch!

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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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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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Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

1st January 2024 - 31st August 2024

Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route.

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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this award-winning, quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

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Daily Tours at St Giles’ Cathedral

10th December 2023 - 1st December 2024

Join a volunteer guide for a 45 min to 1 hour glimpse into the history, heraldry and life of our historic Cathedral and Thistle Chapel!

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David Lemm | Fixings

2nd May 2024 - 15th June 2024

Fixings is an exhibition of recent work by David Lemm taking place in Detail Framing & Gallery from 2nd May.

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Drama Classes for Children and Young People in Central Edinburgh

14th August 2023 - 23rd June 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Parents, do you want to help your child grow their confidence and make new friends in a fun and creative way? The Blossom Theatre Project drama classes are the perfect way to do this.

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Eala Shàilein / The Swan of Salen

20th April 2023 - 20th April 2029
Broxburn

Swan of Salen is A Multimedia Folk Ballet inspired by Tchaikovsky’s iconic Swan Lake and the parallel Gaelic legend, Eala Shàilein. Catch it at Ecclesmachan & Threemiletown Village Hall in April!

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Edinburgh ‘Open House’ Ceilidhs

19th January 2024 - 20th December 2024

Join Edinburgh ‘Open House’ Ceilidhs for their Friday Ceilidhs held in the Royal British Legion Hall! If you love to dance or want to learn this event is for you.

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Edinburgh Folk Club

7th February 2024 - 3rd July 2024

We've been the home of regular folk nights in the capital for 50 years. Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm. All welcome!

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Edinburgh Food Tour

11th May 2024 - 29th November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Eat and drink your way through Scotland’s history and culture on a carefully curated wander through the cobbled streets and historic alleys of Edinburgh.

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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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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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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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Elisa Giardina Papa ‘U Scantu’: A Disorderly Tale

1st March 2024 - 19th May 2024

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

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Escape the Past: The Anatomist

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

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

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Exhibition: ‘Powered by AI’

16th May 2024

Join us on campus on Thursday 16th May for an opportunity to get hands on with the world of AI at Edinburgh Napier, see our facilities and speak to our staff.

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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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Flowers from Jericho Exhibition

4th May 2024 - 30th June 2024

Flowers from Jericho is a new exhibition of riso prints created by Matilda Bull during her residency at Out of the Blueprint in the Spring of 2024.

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Friday Friends

6th October 2023 - 7th June 2024

Our Friday Friends programme offers a welcoming space for visually impaired and D/deaf children and their families.

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Fused Glass course

20th March 2024 - 13th June 2024

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

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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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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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Live Music

7th January 2024 - 31st July 2024

Come and enjoy all your favourite singalongs and some of Scotland's best musical talents at The Three Sisters Edinburgh!

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Live music at Bar 13

30th November 2023 - 30th November 2024

Join us early evening at Bar 13 for live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Rory & The Island!

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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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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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Mutual Fascination Exhibition

13th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Drill Hall artist Felicity Inkpen presents a collection of work from the past decade at this exhibition taking place at Out of the Blue Drill Hall in May!

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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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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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Orienteering Edinburgh

Selected dates between 2nd May 2024 - 11th July 2024
Edinburgh South

Join Orienteering Edinburgh for these Thursday lunchtime runs, it's a great way to get outside and active during your working day!

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Pauline Caulfield Textiles

8th March 2024 - 20th July 2024

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

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Pedal Power: Cycling and Activism in Edinburgh

27th April 2024 - 22nd September 2024

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

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Personal PhotoShoot Experience

1st November 2023 - 1st November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Join professional local photographer Simon Messer in Edinburgh's Old Town for your Personal PhotoShoot Experience! It's a fun outdoor experience perfect for couples, families and solo travelers alike.

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Photography Tuition in Edinburgh’s Old Town

1st November 2023 - 1st November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Learn to use your camera in one of the most beautiful cities in the world from a working photographer and film maker! Perfect for solo travellers, couples and families.

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Reassembled

4th May 2024 - 29th May 2024

Reassembled, presents a group exhibition featuring new works by JFK Turner, Laura Jane Scott and Derek Wilson, showing at &Gallery from 4th to 29th 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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Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Antiquaries Exhibition

9th November 2023 - 1st October 2024

Historic Environment Scotland Archives acquired the Rosslyn Album in 2021 and this exhibition presents images from the archive collections relating to Rosslyn Chapel and the contents of the album.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 101 Greenbank Crescent

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

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

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

1st April 2024 - 30th September 2024
Edinburgh South

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

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Shepherd House

6th February 2024 - 25th July 2024
Musselburgh

Visit Shepherd House, a constantly evolving artist’s garden that never stands still, with lots of surprises including a shell house built in 2014, lavender parterres, a rill and fountains!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Stobshiel House

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

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

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Seinnidh Sinn

16th April 2024 - 25th June 2024

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

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Shifting Vistas: 250 Years of Scottish Landscape

24th June 2023 - 2nd June 2024

250 Years of Scottish Landscape spans artistic production from 18th century to present day, with a selection of historic and contemporary artworks drawn from City Art Centre’s permanent collection.

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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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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 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 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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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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Treasures of the National Library of Scotland

30th March 2024 - 30th April 2025

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

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UNMASKED: Real stories of Nursing in COVID-19

30th November 2023 - 16th May 2024

This exhibition looks behind the masks, to explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences of nursing staff during COVID-19 and past pandemics.

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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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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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Events in East Renfrewshire

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The Bike Month Challenge with Love to Ride! - East Renfrewshire

The Bike Month Challenge with Love to Ride! - East Renfrewshire

1st May 2024 - 31st May 2024

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

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Anything Goes The Musical

Anything Goes The Musical

14th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Runway Theatre Company are delighted to return to Eastwood Park Theatre with the latest version of modern classic musical, Anything Goes!

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Glasgow Breastfeeding Buddies Support Group - Barrhead

Glasgow Breastfeeding Buddies Support Group - Barrhead

Selected dates between 4th January 2024 - 19th December 2024

Glasgow Breastfeeding Buddies offer FREE breastfeeding support to families in the Greater Glasgow area, join them for their weekly support group at Dunterlie Resource Centre on Thursdays!

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Events in Fife

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

Veterans Supper Club

Veterans Supper Club

12th December 2023 - 10th December 2024

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

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: South Flisk

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: South Flisk

1st April 2024 - 30th June 2024

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

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Edenhill

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Edenhill

Selected dates between 9th May 2024 - 23rd May 2024

Behind the imposing exterior of a handsome Victorian house in St Andrews lies a true hidden gem of a garden, Edenhill.

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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:

Reportage: International Photography Exhibition

Reportage: International Photography Exhibition

3rd May 2024 - 30th May 2024

The Glasgow Gallery of Photography are hosting a month long photography exhibition, showcasing reportage in photography at their exhibition space on High Street during May.

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Beermats For Balls Art Exhibtion

Beermats For Balls Art Exhibtion

15th May 2024 - 16th May 2024

Featuring over 650 captivating exhibits of beermat art from more than 200 talented artists, illustrators, and celebrities, this event promises to ignite your imagination and touch your heart!

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Dea Matrona

Dea Matrona

16th May 2024

Dea Matrona are heading out on tour across the UK! Catch them live at The Cathouse on Thursday 16th May!

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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:

42nd Street The Musical

42nd Street The Musical

16th May 2024

Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We're In The Money and Lullaby of Broadway, this is pure magic on the big screen!

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Dogs Trust Dog Training Classes

Dogs Trust Dog Training Classes

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

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

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Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024

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

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Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

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

Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player

Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player

16th May 2024

A runaway success in London's West End, at successive Edinburgh Festivals, at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and right across the USA, this is a hilarious send-up of classical music!

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Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

Selected dates between 4th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Free, fun and fantastic! Renfrewshire Libraries run several interactive song, rhyme and story Bookbug sessions throughout the week!

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Spring Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

Spring Super Spotter Scavenger Hunt

1st May 2024 - 31st May 2024

Explore the woodland trail and see how many items you can find on the Spectacular Spring Scavenger Hunt with your family at RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve!

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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:

Born To Move Kids Fitness

Born To Move Kids Fitness

2nd May 2024 - 1st July 2024

Born To Move, a Les Mills program, offers our children the opportunity to participate in a group fitness class that is FUN, engaging and age appropriate.

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Loch Ard Canoe Tours Full Day

Loch Ard Canoe Tours Full Day

14th March 2024 - 31st August 2024

Enjoy a history siteseeing canoe tour run by Loch Ard Adventure Centre and explore Loch Ard and all the beautiful scenery!

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Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding

8th March 2024 - 29th September 2024

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

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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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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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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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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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Popular Events

Come and Sing! Nelson Mass - Joseph Haydn
Jubilo invite you their Come and Sing event on 1st June in Stockbridge Parish Church, where you will rehearse and perform Haydn's Nelson Mass on the same day.
Foster & Allen
International recording artists Foster & Allen will celebrate an amazing milestone of 50 years in the music business with a UK tour which will include an afternoon at The Queen's Hall!
Hacksilver
Performed by the Strange Town 11-14 group at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Hacksilver is a medieval tale of belief, anxiety, and the lingering sense of a doomed future.
Two Houses and a Castle Walk
Join Hopetoun House for the return of our much loved annual event the Two Houses and a Castle Walk on 23rd June!
The Quo Story
The Quo Story, celebrating 60 years of "The No 1 Rock & Roll Band in the Land", comes to the Howden Park Centre on 18th July!

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