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Events in Edinburgh on 17 May 2024

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Events in Edinburgh

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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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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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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Artist Open Call: Dalkeith Palace

8th May 2024 - 9th June 2024

Visual Arts Scotland are inviting creatives across the globe to apply to our centenary exhibition (part two) which will take place in Scotland’s historic Dalkeith Palace this August.

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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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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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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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Castle Street Market

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

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

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Coding After-School Club at The Pavilion, Myreside

29th February 2024 - 27th June 2024
Edinburgh South

Code Cadets are looking for young tech minds to join their after-school coding club on Thursdays at The Pavilion, Myreside!

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Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

1st January 2024 - 31st August 2024

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

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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

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

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

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Daily Tours at St Giles’ Cathedral

10th December 2023 - 1st December 2024

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Loud Poets - May Showcase

17th May 2024

Don’t miss the next fantastic show from Scotland’s best spoken word night at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Friday 17th 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shock Horror Presents ‘Ghost Story’

17th May 2024

Ghost Story is the first is a new series of horror musicals that tap into our deepest, darkest fears and desires. Catch it at The Banshee Labyrinth on Friday 17th May!

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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 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 Comedy Cellar - Edinburgh

Selected dates between 10th May 2024 - 26th July 2024

Get ready for a rib-tickling night of laughter with "The Good, The Bad and The Irish," a comedy showcase hosted by the hilarious Michael Porter every Friday at The Canon's Gait!

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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 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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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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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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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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Events in East Renfrewshire

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

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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Share a Song and Sing Along

Share a Song and Sing Along

Selected dates between 8th January 2024 - 20th December 2024

Enjoy a good old sing-along and ‘gie it laldy’ at Share a Song and Sing Along at libraries across East Renfrewshire!

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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Drop-in

Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Drop-in

Selected dates between 5th January 2024 - 20th December 2024

Every week, trained Macmillan volunteers offer a friendly listening ear to anyone affected by cancer, including those with a cancer diagnosis, as well as family and friends.

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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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Vida

Vida

17th May 2024

Don't miss Vida, a 6 piece collective of songwriting musicians from Clackmannanshire, when they play PJ Molloys on Friday 17th May!

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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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Events in Glasgow

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

Celtic Park Stadium Tour

Celtic Park Stadium Tour

1st January 2024 - 30th June 2025

Experience the magic within, soak up the history and feel the passion at Celtic Park Stadium, Scotland's largest football stadium, on this one hour guided tour.

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Gothic Glasgow

Gothic Glasgow

Selected dates between 3rd April 2024 - 30th December 2024

Join Gothic Glasgow's sinister host Vincent (The Man in the Hat), for a unique evening walking tour uncovering Glasgow's ghostly, strange, supernatural, creepy history!

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East Park: 150th Anniversary Exhibition

East Park: 150th Anniversary Exhibition

6th October 2023 - 6th October 2024

This exhibition explores the long history of East Park through a series of never-before-seen photographs at Maryhill Burgh Halls!

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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:

Supreme Queen

Supreme Queen

17th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Supreme Queen continue to take things to a whole different level, with their homage to the greatest days of one of the planet's greatest ever rock bands, catch them at Airdrie Town Hall in May!

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Choir Concert With Arietta

Choir Concert With Arietta

17th May 2024

Experience a delightful evening of music with Arietta Ladies' choir at Bellshill Central Parish Church on Friday 17th May as part of their 150th Anniversary celebrations!

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Bookbug at Summerlee

Bookbug at Summerlee

Selected dates between 19th January 2024 - 20th December 2024

Discover the benefits of sharing stories, songs and rhymes with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers at Summerlee's weekly Bookbug sessions!

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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:

Music & Movement

Music & Movement

17th May 2024

Join Erskine Arts for an evening of song and chat discussing the role of music and movement supporting healthy minds.

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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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Kilmacolm Farm Tours

Kilmacolm Farm Tours

1st May 2024 - 30th September 2024

Experience a fantastic farm animal safari from a purpose built 14 seater all weather trailer where you can enjoy the panoramic 360 degree views of this working farm in Kilmacolm!

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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:

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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Loch Ard Kayak Tours Half Day

Loch Ard Kayak Tours Half Day

6th March 2024 - 29th September 2024

Enjoy a tour of Loch Ard in Kayaks with a guide and instructor and immersive yourself in the natural beauty of the Loch!

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G4 20th Anniversary Tour

G4 20th Anniversary Tour

17th 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 Albert Halls on 17th May!

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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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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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Sponsored Links

ACME Comic Con
Renfrewshire Council
Fayre Play
Renfrewshire Council
St Mary's Music School
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Sponsored Links

Escape The Past
Scottish Refugee Council
Fiona Stewart Williams
Cinema Attic
Kevin Quantum
TGC Leisure
ACME Comic Con
Renfrewshire Council
Fayre Play
Renfrewshire Council
St Mary's Music School
ATG

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