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Events in Edinburgh in August 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Comedy At Canon’s Gait

Selected dates between 21st March 2024 - 22nd August 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Syrian Supper Club

Selected dates between 18th April 2024 - 23rd January 2025

Come and join the Cyrenians for their delicious Syrian food cooked with love by their award winning chef Noura!

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Newhailes Market

Selected dates between 20th April 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Come along to Newhailes monthly market where you'll find a fine selection of handmade goods; from jams and chutneys to pies and candles!

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The White Heather Ceilidh Club

Selected dates between 25th April 2024 - 26th December 2024

Join The White Heather Ceilidh Club for a bonnie (and wild!) evening of Scottish Ceilidh Dancing in the heart of Edinburgh!

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Brunch at The Bridge Inn

Selected dates between 27th April 2024 - 28th September 2024

Join us for our brand new ‘Brunch at The Bridge’ monthly event at The Bridge Inn, Ratho and enjoy the backdrop of live music!

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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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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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Comedy At Canon’s Gait

Selected dates between 1st May 2024 - 25th August 2024

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

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Free Book Club at Fort Kinnaird

Selected dates between 1st May 2024 - 28th November 2024

Fort Kinnaird is hosting a free monthly book club in partnership with Musselburgh Library to bring the community together over the joy of reading.

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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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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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Ocean Terminal Market

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

Ocean Terminal Market is a fantastic monthly weekend market with a great range of arts, crafts, food and drinks!

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Some Kind of Tours: Dark Historic Walking Tours of Edinburgh

Selected dates between 5th May 2024 - 25th August 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 Comedy Cellar - Edinburgh

Selected dates between 10th May 2024 - 23rd August 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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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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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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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 Gin Cocktail Tour

Selected dates between 11th May 2024 - 28th December 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Discover the best gin in Edinburgh on the Edinburgh Gin Jaunt and savour the city’s diverse gin culture. Book your gin-tinted adventure today!

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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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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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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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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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Vivid Landscape Paint & Wine

Selected dates between 25th May 2024 - 31st August 2024

Join Leith Makers for an evening of painting landscape in gouache on paper with artist Richa Goel Connor!

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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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Burly Ceilidh Club

Selected dates between 31st May 2024 - 8th November 2024

Enjoy an evening of Scottish scran, jigs, and reels with our live ceilidh band taking you through all the steps into the small hours with our Burly Ceilidh Club!

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Disco Days Edinburgh

Selected dates between 1st June 2024 - 2nd November 2024

Scotland's beloved over 30s afternoon clubbing event Disco Days is back at Club Tropicana Edinburgh!

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Ramsay & Edinburgh Fashion

7th June 2024 - 24th November 2024

A collection of Allan Ramsay’s portraits of women from NTS properties are brought together at the Georgian House for the first time.

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Collect and Create Sea Glass Jewellery

Selected dates between 8th June 2024 - 24th August 2024

Enjoy a creative afternoon workshop beach combing for sea glass then back to Joy Revival Design Studio where you will learn two different techniques to make your very own sea glass jewellery!

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Arthur’s Evening Walk

9th June 2024 - 25th August 2024

Enjoy an evening stroll around Holyrood Park as you join our Rangers to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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The Karaoke Crawl

Selected dates between 9th June 2024 - 1st September 2024

Whether you're a seasoned karaoke pro or a first-time singer, The Karaoke Crawl welcomes everyone who's ready to let loose and have a great time.

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Wild Dining

Selected dates between 14th June 2024 - 13th September 2024

Treat yourself to an evening of 'Wild Dining' with award-winning David Millar, Executive Chef at Jupiter Artland!

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Play With Plants

15th June 2024 - 1st September 2024

This summer experience the joy of the botanical world at Play with Plants, RBGE’s hands-on play experience at the John Hope Gateway.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Claremont

Selected dates between 16th June 2024 - 4th August 2024
Whitburn

Claremont is an eclectic garden created over the past 18 years. There are three ponds (one very large), a rockery, a dovecot, rose patio and a few interesting trees including a grand monkey puzzle.

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Sound Bath Meditation

Selected dates between 21st June 2024 - 20th September 2024
Edinburgh South

Come and reconnect with your inner self and tap into living in balance with your body and the Earth's natural cycles at The Open Door in Morningside!

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Free Silver Valuations

Selected dates between 27th June 2024 - 28th November 2024

Come along and meet Lyon & Turnbull's silver specialist, Kier Mulholland to find out if you have a future auction highlight in your home.

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Once Upon a Time: A History of Children and Young People’s Nursing exhibition

27th June 2024 - 24th October 2024

This exhibition at the Royal College of Nursing explores the history of children and young people's nursing from the first children's hospitals in the 1800s to the development of family-centred care.

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Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird’s Song

28th June 2024 - 5th October 2024

The Caged Bird’s Song, Dovecot Studios' major tapestry with Chris Ofili, returns to Scotland in Summer 2024.

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Moyna Flannigan: Space Shuffle

28th June 2024 - 15th September 2024

In our 40th year, Collective is delighted to welcome back renowned Scottish artist, and early committee member Moyna Flannigan to present an exhibition of new work.

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Coorie Cafe at One Dalkeith

Selected dates between 29th June 2024 - 10th August 2024

Come and join us at The Coorie Cafe at One Dalkeith, where good food and the community meet in the heart of Dalkeith.

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Game On

29th June 2024 - 3rd November 2024

Get set for Game On - the largest interactive exhibition of the history and the culture of video games.

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Knit & Natter

Selected dates between 29th June 2024 - 10th August 2024

Are you someone who loves to knit, crochet or cross stitch? Join us in The Coorie Café at One Dalkeith on Saturdays!

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Summer Days at The Royal Yacht Britannia

29th June 2024 - 30th August 2024

Fun for all the family, explore the five decks of The Royal Yacht Britannia this summer, it's Tripadvisor’s No. 1 UK Attraction!

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Empathy Café

Selected dates between 30th June 2024 - 27th October 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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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Drop-in

1st July 2024 - 23rd December 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Every week at various Libraries, 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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Summer Family Fun

1st July 2024 - 12th August 2024

Drop-in for some holiday fun and games at the National Museum of Scotland this summer.

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The Dark Side of Edinburgh

1st July 2024 - 1st September 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

The Dark Side of Edinburgh is a historic tour of the city that doesn't leave out all the gory details. Are brave enough to learn the truth?

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Free Watch Valuations

Selected dates between 2nd July 2024 - 1st October 2024

Looking to find out the value of your watch? Then make an appointment to meet Lyon & Turnbull's Head of Watches, Charles Tearle, for a no-obligation valuation!

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Bongo’s Bingo Edinburgh

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

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

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Summer Printmaking Courses

6th July 2024 - 19th August 2024

Edinburgh Printmakers have a range of courses this summer taking place over 3 or 4 days, including screenprinting, etching, relief printing, and the protected heritage craft of stone lithography.

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Man at Arms

Selected dates between 7th July 2024 - 11th August 2024

Hear bloodthirsty tales of medieval warfare and castle life with a chainmailed Man at Arms. With a selection of replica weapons, helmet and armour examples.

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Hands On History

Selected dates between 8th July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Join us in the Family Room at The Palace of Holyroodhouse to get up close to some historical and replica objects.

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Summer Outdoor Club

8th July 2024 - 2nd August 2024

Dynamic Earth’s Summer Outdoor Club is back. Join us for a week of fun and adventure in Holyrood Park, perfect for kids aged between 7 to 12 who love being outdoors and exploring the natural world!

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The Things You Forgot to Imagine

8th July 2024 - 16th August 2024
Leith

‘The Things You Forgot to Imagine’ is Joanne Pemberton’s newest body of work and will be showing at Leith School of Art from 8th July.

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Summer Woodland Explorers

9th July 2024 - 8th August 2024

Pack your child off to join us for a full immersion into Jupiter Artland’s magical landscape! it's a full day of creative activities and adventurous play.

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Family Games Night at IKEA Edinburgh

Selected dates between 10th July 2024 - 14th August 2024

Dive in to an array of games at IKEA Edinburgh when they host their Family Games Night on the second Wednesday of the month!

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Midweek makes: Collage crowns

Selected dates between 10th July 2024 - 28th August 2024

Join us in the Family Room at The Palace of Holyroodhouse to discover the stories behind some special crowns. Get creative by decorating your own crown to wear as you visit the rest of the Palace.

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Withnail and I Photography Exhibition

10th July 2024 - 7th August 2024

Murray Close is one of the most prominent and successful film stills photographers working today. This is a chance to see photographs from one of the greatest British films 'Withnail and I'.

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Free Jewellery Valuations

Selected dates between 11th July 2024 - 1st October 2024

Come along and meet our Head of Jewellery at Lyon & Turnbull to find out if you have a future auction highlight in your jewellery box!

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Cold War Scotland

13th July 2024 - 26th January 2025

Exploring Scotland’s critical position on the frontline of the Cold War, a new exhibition will tell the stories of the Scots at the centre of this global conflict.

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The Wild Outdoors Summer Camps - Fettes College

15th July 2024 - 6th August 2024
Edinburgh North

Come join The Wild Outdoors for some fun this Summer. With activities such as mastering bushcraft skills to conquering ninja lines, archery, and tomahawk throwing!

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Free Asian Art Valuations

Selected dates between 16th July 2024 - 24th September 2024

Make an appointment to meet the Lyon & Turnbull's Asian Art team to find out if you have a future auction highlight in your collection!

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Evening Sound Immersion

Selected dates between 17th July 2024 - 28th August 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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Quiz Night!

Selected dates between 17th July 2024 - 21st August 2024

Join us in our customer restaurant at IKEA Edinburgh on the third Wednesday of the month for our new quiz night with fun IKEA prizes.

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Daring & Delicious - Private Walking Tour

18th July 2024 - 27th October 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Come to wander through the secret alleyways of old Edinburgh - come to listen, come to share your own daring stories. This private tour is unmissable!

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SummerFest

18th July 2024 - 18th August 2024

It's Festival Season, so celebrate in style with SummerFest at Volcano Falls Adventure Golf in Edinburgh!

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Daring Women of Edinburgh - A Walking Tour of Our History

Selected dates between 19th July 2024 - 26th October 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Come on this walking tour and gain a unique insight into some of the daring women in Edinburgh's history!

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Physic Garden Family Tours

Selected dates between 19th July 2024 - 2nd August 2024

For the first time, families will be able to join free short tours of the beautiful Physic Garden at the height of summer.

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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

Selected dates between 19th July 2024 - 27th September 2024

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

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The Greenhouse

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

The Greenhouse is a free space for the community to share hobbies and grow ideas on Saturdays between 9am and 4pm at The Hub.

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Dare to Rethink Edinburgh - A Quirky Walking Tour

Selected dates between 21st July 2024 - 27th October 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join Daring Women's upbeat Edinburgh female guide for a bit of unusual history and a bit of daring rethinking. All outrageous ideas are welcome!

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Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening

Selected dates between 21st July 2024 - 15th December 2024

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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Sunday Dance Classes

Selected dates between 21st July 2024 - 1st September 2024

Are you looking for some Groovy dancing time this July and August? Then join Pirita Tuisku for these Sunday classes open to all adults with experience or not!

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The Wild Outdoors Summer Camps - Cargilfield School

22nd July 2024 - 9th August 2024
Edinburgh West

Discover the magic of summer at The Wild Outdoors Camps nestled in the breathtaking grounds of Cargilfield School! Suitable for ages 5-11 Years.

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Eric Liddell: Legacy of an Olympic Legend

25th July 2024 - 12th September 2024

This exhibition offers a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the life and legacy of Eric Liddell, nicknamed ‘the Flying Scotsman’.

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So Young

25th July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Both touching and funny, So Young is a story about coming back together after time apart.

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15 – Equinox

26th July 2024 - 4th August 2024

Contemporary Edinburgh artist Davy Macdonald celebrates his 15th annual solo exhibition with a stunning new collection of abstract, conceptual and figurative oil paintings at Dundas Street Gallery.

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Free Outdoor Children’s Movie Night

Selected dates between 26th July 2024 - 9th August 2024

Join us on for our brand new free outdoor children's movie nights at The Bridge Inn, Ratho this summer!

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An Irish Impressionist | Lavery on Location

27th July 2024 - 27th October 2024

Indulge your wanderlust when you visit this solo exhibition of paintings by the renowned Belfast born artist, Sir John Lavery!

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Corstorphine Art Group 2024 Exhibition

27th July 2024 - 3rd August 2024

Don't miss the Corstorphine Art Group 2024 Exhibition at St. Ninian’s Church Hall from Saturday 27th July to Saturday 3rd August!

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Dare to Spark Change - Outdoor Workshop

Selected dates between 27th July 2024 - 26th October 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Let's light the spark to lead to positive change. Annabel Allen, the workshop facilitator, welcomes you to unleash your creativity to come up with fresh ideas for change!

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Free Face Painting at IKEA Edinburgh

Selected dates between 27th July 2024 - 4th August 2024

Join IKEA Edinburgh in the customer restaurant and transform into your favorite character with our talented face painter or how about a balloon creation of your choice from our balloon modeler!

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Out of the Blue Flea Market

Selected dates between 27th July 2024 - 31st August 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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The Sound Inside

28th July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Nominated for six Tony Awards, this UK premiere of The Sound Inside will leave audiences feeling haunted and spellbound. Catch it the Traverse Theatre!

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Flying Flags

Selected dates between 30th July 2024 - 9th August 2024

Join IKEA Edinburgh in their customer restaurant and let your child's creativity soar at our kid’s Flag Making Workshop!

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Hopscotch Challenge

Selected dates between 30th July 2024 - 9th August 2024

Rediscover the joy of Hopscotch and step, hop, skip into the world of fun and nostalgia with our hopscotch activity at IKEA Edinburgh this Summer!

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Make your own medal

Selected dates between 30th July 2024 - 9th August 2024

Join us at IKEA Edinburgh for a fun and creative experience where children can design and craft their very own personalised sports medals – where everyone is a champion!

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Penalty Shootout

Selected dates between 30th July 2024 - 9th August 2024

Test your skills as both the shooter and the goalie at IKEA Edinburgh and challenge your friends or family and see who can score the most goals!

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Same Team

30th July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Written with the Dundee Women’s Street Soccer Team, Same Team - A Street Soccer Story is an uplifting whirlwind through the highs and lows of homeless football.

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Showcase selfie station

Selected dates between 30th July 2024 - 9th August 2024

Strike a pose, show off your Olympic spirit, and share your winning selfie with the world at IKEA Edinburgh's Olympics-themed selfie station!

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16 Postcodes

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

In her debut storytelling show, Jessica Regan (BBC, Channel 4, The Guilty Feminist) shares lessons lived and learned from a life in no particular order.

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Abrasion

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Abrasion is a hilarious and vital one-woman show, written by and starring up-and-coming talent Meg Rose-Dixon, as our heroine reflects on her diagnosis journey on the anniversary of her surgery.

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All the Fraudulent Horse Girls

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

From writer Michael Louis Kennedy, and award-winning company Brooklyn Rep, comes this outrageous, queer, absurd colt-comedy-melodrama, galloping into Edinburgh this summer.

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All These Pretty Things

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Tracey Yarad’s 'All These Pretty Things' is an evocative portrayal of one woman’s capacity to come back stronger than ever.

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Amy Mason: Free Mason

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

After an encounter with a wildlife enthusiast, the Funny Women Award finalist explores what it means to be a human animal (nightmare, tbh).

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Arturo Brachetti: SOLO

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Take a magical journey inside the mind of Italian quick-change legend Arturo Brachetti (Olivier-nominated), in the UK premiere of smash-hit show SOLO.

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Ascension

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Historical drama Ascension delves deep into the life of 18th century castaway Leendert Hasenbosch, illuminating an ongoing journey of queer identity.

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Óran

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Combining spoken word, lyrical storytelling and a pulsating electronic live score, this is the thrilling story of Òran and his journey to rescue his best friend from the Underworld.

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Baby Shark and Tails of the Seven Seas

31st July 2024 - 17th August 2024

Join Fiddlefox and Baby Shark as they travel to different lands around the world around the world seeking a lost friend. Designed for children ages 1-10.

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Baby Wants Candy

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024
Edinburgh South

One of the world’s most celebrated improv shows EVER heads back to the Fringe for its 17th year with a run of 26 brand new one-off musicals!

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Biscuit Barrel: Not Another 69-Sketch Show

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Featuring slapstick and wordplay at break-neck speed the Biscuit Barrel return to the Edinburgh Fringe for their fifth year!

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Chris Grace: Sardines (A Comedy About Death)

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024
Edinburgh South

Following a highly acclaimed sell-out debut hour at last year’s Fringe, Chris Grace returns to Edinburgh to explore the tragic, hilarious and important questions of our time.

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Did You Mean to Fall Like That

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Did You Mean to Fall Like That is a brand new comedy exploring contemporary masculinity and male bisexuality by award-winning writer Stephanie Martin. Catch it at The Fringe!

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FREAK OUT!

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Coin Toss Collective are making their Fringe debut at the Pleasance with their multilayered, award-nominated theatre show FREAK OUT!

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Ginger Johnson Blows Off!

31st July 2024 - 24th August 2024

Reigning Queen of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, beloved powerhouse performer Ginger Johnson swaps her crown for a crash helmet as she brings her all-new show Ginger Johnson Blows Off! to Edinburgh Fringe.

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Glitch

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024
Edinburgh South

Drenched in edgy dark humour, this storytelling styled production sheds light on the intricate facets of the mother-daughter relationship.

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Gracie and the Start of the End of the World (Again)

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

This ART Award Winner 2024 is an extinction-level story about heartbreak, revolution and surviving the apocalypse.

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Gulliver’s Travels

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

With ingenious puppetry, stirring shanties, and sharp, relevant satire, Box Tale Soup bring Gulliver's breathtaking journey to life in this astonishing adaptation.

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Harry Stachini: Grenade

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024
Edinburgh South

A masterful storyteller with one of the most amiable and easy-going stage presences on the comedy circuit today, Harry Stachini looks at honesty in his latest hour.

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How Can I Help You?

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Callum Patrick Hughes returns to The Pleasance after his critically acclaimed 2023 Edinburgh Fringe debut with 'How Can I Help You?'.

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Hypnotist Matt Hale: Top Tun! 80s Spectacular - Remix

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

The unmissable sell-out smash-hit comedy hypnosis show with 80s party vibes returns! Remixed for 2024!

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Joe McTernan: Lost

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024
Edinburgh South

Scottish comedy sensation Joe McTernan returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show 'Lost'. It's a show about change, heartbreak, and picking yourself up and ploughing on—in an attempt to be found.

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Juniper and Jules

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

From writer Stephanie Martin comes a queer rom-com about what it means not just to survive without a template, but to carve our own.

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Kafka’s Metamorphosis: The Musical! With Puppets!

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Having delighted swarms of audiences from New York to Montréal, Kafka’s Metamorphosis: The Musical! With Puppets! now skitters into Scotland for its Fringe debut.

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Kate Lois-Elliott - How To Belong Without Joining A Cult

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Comedian, actor and writer Kate Lois-Elliott makes her Fringe debut with 'How To Belong Without Joining A Cult', exploring themes of group mentality in modern life!

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Kevin Quantum: Anti-Gravity

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Join Kevin Quantum at the Edinburgh Fringe as he defies the laws of physics with his astounding invention – an anti-gravity generator!

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Lewis Fuller - Ungentlemanly Conduct

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Award-winning magician, TV star, and former Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Lewis Fuller makes his Fringe debut with ‘Ungentlemanly Conduct’, a show sure to set people talking!

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Love’s a Beach

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

A smash-hit satire, Love’s a Beach is a modern take on celebrity post reality television. Catch it at Pleasance Courtyard as part of the Fringe!

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Lubna Kerr: Chatterbox

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Join actress, comedian and writer Lubna Kerr for the second instalment of a planned trilogy on life growing up as a first-generation immigrant from Pakistan living in 1970s Glasgow!

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Mark Thomas: Gaffa Tapes

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

With a recentish step towards theatre in his last few shows, Mark is back to his finest stand-up form and anti-Tory sentiment in Gaffa Tapes, his latest Edinburgh offering.

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N.Ormes

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

After a wildly successful Fringe debut in 2023, circus duo Agathe Bisserier and Adrien Malette-Chenier return to the Edinburgh Fringe with N.Ormes.

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NewsRevue

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024
Edinburgh South

This incredible song and sketch show parodies our crazy world is back, giving us all a bit of light relief from the madness in which we live.

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no one is coming to save us

31st July 2024 - 13th August 2024

This world premiere from award winners Pepperdine Scotland and playwright Lewis Hetherington is about young people finding fragile hope in the face of overwhelming environmental threat.

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Our Little Secret: The 23andMe Musical

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

What does a 31-year-old theatre kid do when a DNA test reveals that his biological parents aren't quite who he thought they were? Write a musical, of course!

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Rosie and Hugh’s Great Big Adventure

31st July 2024 - 18th August 2024

Jam-packed with songs from Nick Cope's beloved CBeebies Popcast, Rosie and Hugh’s Great Big Adventure is a show is for 3–8-year-old adventurers – and their families!

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Seconds to Midnight

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Exploring queer friendship, platonic love and nuclear anxiety, Seconds to Midnight asks what happens in a world with no consequences.

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Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare®: Much Ado About Nothing

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

The five-star, multi sell-out Fringe phenomenon is back with its hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing!

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Shamilton The Improvised Hip Hop Musical

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024
Edinburgh South

Shamilton, one of the Fringe’s smash-hit sensations is back for the third year running with their latest ad-libbed creation!

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Singin’ I’m No a Billie, She’s a Tim

31st July 2024 - 21st August 2024

Back with an all female cast, Singin I'm No a Billy SHE'S a Tim will have you laughing and crying so hard, you'll be begging for full time!

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Stefania Licari: Trust Me, I’m A Comedian (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024
Edinburgh South

Stand-up comedian Stefania Licari is putting her best foot forward at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her new show, Trust Me, I’m a Comedian.

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Stuffed

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Multi-award-winning theatre makers Ugly Bucket present Stuffed, a roaring call to action amidst the wreckage of a desecrated system.

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The Book of Mountains and Seas

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

The Book of Mountains and Seas is a comedic and moving drama from American playwright Yilong Liu about dealing with loss, differences, and unlikely friendships.

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The Emu War: A New Musical

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

Inspired by the true events of The Great Emu War of 1932, this new comedy musical tells the story of WW1 veterans trying to grow wheat in the Australian outback.

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The Outrun

31st July 2024 - 24th August 2024

Amy Liptrot’s bestselling memoir is brought to life in an epic and elemental world premiere at Church Hill Theatre.

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The Room Upstairs

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

The Room Upstairs is a heartwarming one-woman show that explores ME, a chronic invisible illness, through the lens of a mother/daughter relationship.

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You Can’t Escape an Aussie Boy

31st July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Actor Shane Palmer brings his theatre show 'You Can't Escape An Aussie Boy' to the Edinburgh Fringe!

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3 Chickens Confront Existence

1st August 2024 - 26th August 2024

The critically-acclaimed '3 Chickens Confront Existence' promises to make audiences laugh, cry and, hopefully, laugh some more. Catch it at the Assembly Roxy!

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44 Sex Acts in One Week

1st August 2024 - 26th August 2024

From the razor-sharp pen of Fringe First winner David Finnigan (Kill Climate Deniers) comes 44 Sex Acts in One Week, a fruity apocalyptic rom-com!

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6 Steps To Success From The ‘Award Winning’ Dave Chawner

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Award-winning comedian, mental health campaigner and author Dave Chawner returns to Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new show, '6 Steps To Success From The "Award Winning" Dave Chawner’.

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A History of Paper

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

A History of Paper is a musical love story about a man and a woman and the little bits of paper that make up a life.

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A* in the Making: Revision Lesson

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Whether you loved or hated your time at school, you're bound to enjoy an hour's detention with the hilarious Mr Row... Grab your tickets early to be teacher's pet!

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Andrew Maxwell: The Bare Maximum

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Andrew Maxwell, one of the Fringe’s favourite storytellers, is back and doing what he does best – finding the funny in everything going on in this crazy world today!

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Batshit

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

BATSHIT is a wildly theatrical, unexpectedly funny, and deeply intimate story of female madness.

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Bill’s 44th

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

The critically acclaimed puppeteering duo Andy Manjuck and Dorothy James return to Edinburgh Fringe with their tragicomedy hit Bill’s 44th.

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Catafalque

1st August 2024 - 11th August 2024

From acclaimed producers Scissor Kick comes the world premiere of Catafalque, a one-woman eulogy through the lens of a civil celebrant asking, how do we grieve the ungrievable?

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Connor Burns: 1994

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Scotland’s comedy meteor Connor Burns premieres his hilarious new show '1994' at the Edinburgh Fringe!

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Craig Hill: I’ve Been Sitting on This for a While!

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Don't miss Craig Hill as he celebrates his 25th show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it's an adrenaline rush of a show!

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Cyrano

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Cyrano is a joyous, gender-flipped retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac, packed with music, wit and aching romance.

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Dovecot After Hours

Selected dates between 1st August 2024 - 22nd August 2024

Join us at Dovecot this August after hours and enjoy exploring Tania Kovats ongoing series 'SEAMARKS', followed by a guided tour through 'Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird's Song'!

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Edge of Time

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Edge of Time is a haunting exploration of the power of hope, and the life affirming journey of breaking free from conformity.

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Fan/Girl

1st August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Absurd, optimistic and joyful, Bryony Byrne’s Fan/Girl is a tongue-in-cheek ride through British adolescence against a backdrop of nineties football.

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Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

1st August 2024

Join the NYCOS on Thursday 1st August for a performance of Fauré Requiem by Candlelight by the NYCOS Chamber Choir!

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Geoff Uglow: Beyond the Clouds

1st August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Returning to The Scottish Gallery with a bold new body of work, Geoff Uglow presents a review of his formative years in Edinburgh and his Rose Series.

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Ian Stone is Keeping it Together

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Ian will return to Edinburgh Fringe in August 2024 with a brand new show, ‘Ian Stone is Keeping it Together’, from 1st - 25th August at the Counting House Ballroom.

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In Defiance of Gravity

1st August 2024 - 26th August 2024

From Unleash The Llama comes an extraordinary story based on real historical events, told through dynamic physical theatre, multi-roling and stage illusion.

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In Two Minds

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Explored through the dynamic of a mother-daughter relationship, In Two Minds is deeply personal, inventive, funny and life-affirming.

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Intelligent Bisexual Woman

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Gay panic... and Catholic guilt. Reagan Allen (Edinburgh Fringe debut!) tackles both in this musical comedy romp!

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Jimeoin: Who’s Your Man?!

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Enjoy world-class stand-up from live comedy’s internationally acclaimed Irish master - Jimeoin - at the Edinburgh Fringe!

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Kai Humphries: Gallivanting

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Co-star of the brilliantly funny podcast Sloss and Humphries on the Road, Kai Humphries brings his new show 'Gallivanting' to the Fringe Festival!

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Keane

1st August 2024

Keane will be performing a very special one-off show at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Thursday 1st August, to celebrate 20 years since the release of Hopes and Fears!

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Know Your Overlocker

1st August 2024

Overlockers are amazing machines. This Know Your Overlocker workshop run by Artisan Stitch will show you how versatile your overlocker can be.

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Koji Hatakeyama: Scenes in Bronze

1st August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Recognised internationally as a master of his craft, Koji Hatakeyama presents a new series of bronze boxes for his fifth show at the Gallery.

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Kurt Sterling - Corporate Chronicles

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Fresh from a sold-out show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Kurt Sterling will be making his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with his show ‘Corporate Chronicles’.

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Lammas Herb Walk & Tea Tasting

1st August 2024

It’s harvest time! Join Grass Roots Remedies Co-op as we celebrate the festival of Lammas by admiring the beautiful bounties of the late summer plants!

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Late Night Party Boyz Do a Legally Mandated Kids Show

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

The Late Night Party Boyz have messed up... real bad. For crimes against art, a judge sentences them to age down their act and to "Do A Legally Mandated Kids Show."

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Leni’s Last Lament

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Having won top awards at the United Solo Festival in New York, Leni’s Last Lament now comes to the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Me For You

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

A new play by Rachel E. Thorn, which was longlisted for the Kenneth Branagh Award, is coming to Pleasance Courtyard and it’s all about the utter selfishness of true love.

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Modern Masters

1st August 2024 - 24th August 2024

The Scottish Gallery’s Modern Masters series showcases the Gallery’s unique position and ability to blend meaningful historical insights with the best of Scottish contemporary art.

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My English Persian Kitchen

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Written by award-winning Hannah Khalil, directed by Chris White and starring Isabella Nefar, this life-affirming new play chronicles the journey of one woman's quest to start again!

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NoVa

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

With gravity-defying acrobatics and dazzling juggling, this family show is full of warmth and side-splitting humour. Catch it at the Assembly Roxy, as part of the Fringe!

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Oh, Calm Down

1st August 2024 - 26th August 2024

From award-winning writer, Charlotte Anne-Tilley (Almost Adult), comes a moving and exploratory play about OCD, misdiagnosis and discovering yourself.

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Pillock

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Pillock is a darkly hilarious coming-of-age remix following a young man who is struggling with ADHD while dreaming of something bigger and wanting more from life.

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Preview Night: Breabach

1st August 2024

Scottish Highland and Island musical traditions collide with brand-new compositions by folk band Breabach.

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Richard Cobb: Running Joke

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Hot on the heels of last year's debut, Scottish comedian and writer Richard Cobb returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show, Running Joke!

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Ronnie Neville: Irish Storytelling

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Come and experience the globe-trotting international Irish comedian Ronnie Neville as part of the Festival Fringe!

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Singin’ I’m No a Billy, He’s a Tim

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Des Dillon's smash hit comedy, Singing I'm No A Billy He's A Tim, comes to the EICC as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

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The Black Blues Brothers

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

The Black Blues Brothers are returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for the fourth and final time. Don't miss the show!

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The Ceremony

1st August 2024 - 26th August 2024

The Ceremony is a one-of-a-kind theatrical metaphysical nonsense - the late-night deep and meaningless you didn't know you needed. Or maybe you did!

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The Chaos That Has Been and Will No Doubt Return

1st August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Two best mates. One HUGE party. Luton pinned by austerity. An evening of noughties bangers and shots of shitty gin mixed with the chaos of violence. A night to remember!

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Tones - A Hip Hop Opera

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

A man in a battle with his identity, and on a journey through the depths of Black-British culture, class, and belonging. This is a piece of gig theatre like no other!

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Trainspotting Live

1st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Trainspotting Live returns to The Pleasance at EICC for the Edinburgh Fringe 2024! Early booking recommended!

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Woo Woo – A Sketch Comedy Show

1st August 2024 - 17th August 2024
Edinburgh New Town

This uproarious sketch comedy show by Damien Vosk promises to take audiences on a side-splitting journey through the enigmatic world of UFO phenomena.

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2 Truths, 1 Lie

2nd August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Funny, but is it true? Three headline comedians step on stage. Two are telling the truth, one is a big fat liar. Can you tell who...?

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5 Mistakes That Changed History

2nd August 2024 - 26th August 2024
Edinburgh South

Blending history, storytelling and comedy, 5 Mistakes That Changed History is perfect for history lovers, the history-curious and anyone who loves to learn new things, whilst having a laugh.

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900 Voices

2nd August 2024 - 22nd August 2024

The voices of Edinburgh’s communities shape an ever-evolving sound installation inside St Giles’ Cathedral's magnificent interior.

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An evening of traditional Scottish fiddle music

2nd August 2024

Join us at The Georgian House on Friday 2nd August for an evening of traditional Scottish fiddle music from the Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society!

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Back to the 80’s

2nd August 2024

Join us at La Belle Angele on 2nd August for the ultimate 80's extravaganza dedicated to the soundtrack of your youth!

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Brewhemia’s Kabaret

Selected dates between 2nd August 2024 - 23rd August 2024

Immerse yourself in a symphony of taste, sound and revelry. Delicious feasts, live entertainment and sensational performances to kick your weekend off in style.

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Chris Cross: Not Playing With a Full Deck

2nd August 2024 - 11th August 2024

Chris Cross returns to the Fringe armed with a concoction of quick-witted cheeky banter, masterful sleight of hand and a magic chip pan!

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Cruel Britannia: After Frankenstein by Kristen Smyth

2nd August 2024 - 17th August 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Gritty, powerful and daringly revolutionary, Kristen Smyth's new play "Cruel Britannia: After Frankenstein" is a transgender reimagining of Shelley's seminal novel, set in the year of our Lord 1980.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2nd August 2024 - 26th August 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Fringe returns from 2nd to 26th August 2024 with artists and performers taking to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows for every taste.

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Edinburgh International Festival

2nd August 2024 - 25th August 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Festival returns from 2nd to 25th August 2024 with live performance throughout the city.

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Foodies Festival Edinburgh

2nd August 2024 - 4th August 2024

Foodies Festival, the UK's biggest celebration of food, drink and music, will return to Inverleith Park in Edinburgh between the 2nd and 4th August!

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Forth on The Fringe

2nd August 2024 - 3rd August 2024

Forth on the Fringe is our annual one stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Catch it at Edinburgh Playhouse on 2nd & 3rd August!

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Fringe by the Sea

2nd August 2024 - 11th August 2024

Fringe by the Sea is back with a bang! With over 250 events between August 2nd and 11th in the beautiful seaside town of North Berwick, there's something to suit every taste!

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June Carter Cash: The Woman, Her Music and Me

2nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

The story of one of country music's most iconic voices: June Carter Cash. In this raw, honest, and authentic show, Charlene Boyd gets to grips with a life less ordinary.

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Olivia Raine Atwood: Faking It

2nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Olivia Raine Atwood’s newest show 'Faking It' is debuting at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August!

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Overlocker Projects

2nd August 2024

Overlocker Projects is the sequel to the Artisan Stitch very popular ‘Know Your Overlocker’ class, and will teach you how to actually make stuff using your overlocker.

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Planetarium Lates: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon

2nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

After a sell-out run last year, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon planetarium experience is back at the Fringe!

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Reject Me, Already

2nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

In this innovative, big-hearted, feel-good musical, the audience write the story as they pick who plays which role, and who ends up with who.

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Still Marillion

2nd August 2024

The one and only Still Marillion return to Dreadnought Rock on Friday 2nd August!

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STUMPED

2nd August 2024 - 13th August 2024

A journey through humour, anger and ultimately hope, STUMPED is ideally suited to both existing opera fans and newbies. Catch it at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in August!

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Super Second Rate

2nd August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Leah Coloff is a Grammy winning cellist, singer/songwriter and creator. Hear her story, told through spoken word, music and song in this funny, humane show at the Edinburgh Fringe!

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The Dram Good Whisky Festival

2nd August 2024 - 3rd August 2024

Back by popular demand in an even bigger venue. The Dram Good Whisky Festival will open its doors again, in the heart of the Edinburgh Festival on 2nd & 3rd August!

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The Imitator

2nd August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Don’t miss this opportunity to see singer/actor Julian Fontalvo, an outstanding performer with a truly unique talent, when he returns to the Fringe!

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo returns from 2nd to 24th August 2024!

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Brewhemia’s Drag Brunch

Selected dates between 3rd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Come along to Brewhemia’s Drag Brunch! Sausages, songs, smut and shoulder pads. Breakfast as you’ve almost wanted it – drag queens, cocktails and mimosas, adults only.

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David B Archibald

3rd August 2024

Regular Music presents David B Archibald at the Ghillie Dhu on Saturday 3rd August as part of the Edinburgh Fringe!

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Day Fever Edinburgh

Selected dates between 3rd August 2024 - 14th September 2024

Day Fever is bringing the party back to Edinburgh! They guarantee it'll be an afternoon of no holds barred party times for over the 30's!

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Dickie Richards Sexual Tyrannosaur 2024

3rd August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Catch a stupid Stand-up comedy show from Dickie Richards, the Polish-Cockney comedian, arguably the most hilarious, handsome and modest man in showbiz, at The Globe Bar this August!

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Dunewind

3rd August 2024

Dunewind, a London based progressive pop band, play the Institut Français d’Écosse as part of The Vive le Fringe! festival on 3rd August!

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Edinburgh Victorian Dance Weekend

3rd August 2024 - 4th August 2024
Edinburgh South

Les Danses Antiques invites you to step back in time and immerse yourself in the timeless fun of historical dance at the Inch Community Education Centre on 3rd & 4th August.

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Foxfest

3rd August 2024 - 4th August 2024

Foxfest is back at Conifox Adventure Park for summer 2024, bringing kids and adults together for a weekend packed to the brim with fun and entertainment!

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Iain Dale: All Talk

3rd August 2024 - 11th August 2024

Award-winning LBC radio presenter brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs back to the Fringe with these in-depth interviews featuring audience questions.

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Il Pomo D’Oro & Jakub Józef Orliński

3rd August 2024

Journey to 17th-century Italy with Il Pomo d'Oro and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński in an enchanting performance of early Baroque music.

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Introduction to Calligraphy

3rd August 2024

Join Panda Scribes at Out of the Blue Drill Hall on 3rd August and dive into a world where letters transform into captivating works of art, where each stroke of the pen tells a unique story!

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Keep it Steel: For Whom La Belle Tolls

3rd August 2024

The best Rock/ Metal club night in the world returns for a festival special at La Belle Angele!

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La Pasión Según San Marcos

3rd August 2024

Latin American music meets Afro-Cuban and contemporary classical in this bold interpretation of Christ’s Crucifixion.

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Leith Arches Craft Market

3rd August 2024

After a superb event at Leith Arches in April, Makers 'n Bakers Scotland return with a Summer Craft Market on 3rd August!

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Makers Market The Lothians: Charcuterie and Wine Tasting Shopping Event - CANCELLED

3rd August 2024

Join Makers Market The Lothians for a fun evening of shopping, tasting delicious charcuterie, sipping on wine flights, and discovering local makers in the area!

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Penthesilea

3rd August 2024 - 6th August 2024

Ferocious and emotionally charged, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam’s production of Heinrich von Kleist’s Penthesilea is a powerful fusion of a rock concert and an ancient tragic love story.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 39 Nantwich Drive

3rd August 2024
Edinburgh East

39 Nantwich Drive is a large friendly garden, run on organic principles. It includes a mini orchard, pond, mixed borders, greenhouse and a secret garden.

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Taste 30th Anniversary The Final Party

3rd August 2024

Taste returns to The Liquid Room to celebrate their 30th Anniversary with their Final Party on Saturday 3rd August!

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The Ladyboys of Bangkok - Edinburgh

3rd August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Funnier, cheekier and as glamorous as ever, The Lady Boys of Bangkok return to the Fringe as part of their 25th Anniversary Tour!

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The Last Five Years

3rd August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Never Ending Theatre presents 'The Last Five Years', an emotionally charged musical. It follows Jamie and Cathy as they fall in and out of love over their turbulent five-year relationship.

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The Unravelling Wilburys

3rd August 2024

Don't miss a fabulous night out for lovers of great music when The Unravelling Wilburys come to Reconnect Regal Theatre on 27th August!

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Truckfest Scotland

3rd August 2024 - 4th August 2024

Scotland's biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre on the 3rd and 4th August, it's a great day out for the family!

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Bazouka

4th August 2024

Join Northern Zouk Hub on August 4th at Las Iguanas for our monthly Zouk/Bachata party in Edinburgh! We’ve got an exciting program to keep you dancing all night long, suitable for all levels.

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Brewhemia’s Drag & Dining

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

Brewhemia's Drag & Dining - Expect unruly antics while the Queens serve charisma, uniqueness, nerve & talent!

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Carmen

4th August 2024 - 8th August 2024

The most popular French opera in the world comes to the International Festival direct from Opéra-Comique – the Parisian opera house where it all began.

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Edinburgh International Festival: The Opening Concert - St Matthew Passion

4th August 2024

Edinburgh Festival Chorus revives Mendelssohn's arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s sublime piece about Christ's last days on earth before his resurrection.

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Edinburgh Running Network LP RUN

4th August 2024

Do you like the idea of running on a track? To good tunes? With cake for afters? Then the Edinburgh Running Network have just the race for you on 4th August!

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First Night at The Hub

4th August 2024

Kick off your International Festival in style with Festival Director Nicola Benedetti and handpicked music icons.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: 77 Kirk Brae

4th August 2024
Edinburgh South

77 Kirk Brae features a mix of mature and younger trees, herbaceous beds and borders, a vegetable patch, lawn, a 19th century cast iron vinery, an old monkey puzzle, pond and a patio.

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Annaliesa Rose Sings The Peter Allen Songbook

5th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Enjoy a mix of well-known songs and hidden gems, celebrating Peter Allen's legacy as a composer, from singer Annaliesa Rose and musical director Daryl Wallis on keys!

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Brewhemia’s Haus of Honky-Tonk

Selected dates between 5th August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Two-step into a night of twangy tunes in the Grand Ole’ Beer Palace, hotter than a Texas summer with rhinestone-clad performers & country classics galore at Brewhemia!

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Edinburgh Youth, & Junior Summer Holiday Camp

5th August 2024

Join All or Nothing for amazing aerial fun in the summer holidays as you learn how to fly, flip, spin and hang on aerial cocoon and aerial hoop!

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Grupo Corpo

5th August 2024 - 7th August 2024

The legendary Brazilian dance company blends Brazilian forms with ballet and contemporary dance to create a unique style, illuminating the uniqueness of Brazilian culture.

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Heathen Apostles

5th August 2024 - 7th August 2024

Heathen Apostles are doing a three day residency at The Voodoo Rooms from 5th to 7th August as part of the Fringe Festival.

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Martin Atkins: Metal Box to Extremities

5th August 2024

Veteran drummer for PIL, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails and Pigface, Martin Atkins will be showing slides and telling stories at The Voodoo Rooms on 5th August.

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Natalie Palamides: WEER

5th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Natalie Palamides presents an achingly tender 90s rom-drom (romantic dramedy) which asks you to look at every argument from two sides.

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Pan African Dance Heritage

5th August 2024 - 15th August 2024

Pan African Dance Heritage, a non-profit organisation from Accra, Ghana, seek to promote traditional African dancing and drumming throughout the world. Catch them at the Institut français d'Écosse!

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Schola Cantorum de Venezuela

5th August 2024

From sacred hymns to Latin American pop culture, Schola Cantorum de Venezuela shares their diverse repetoire.

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ScotlandsFest: Bringing Scotland’s Literature to Life - Alan Riach

Selected dates between 5th August 2024 - 8th August 2024

Join Professor Alan Riach, author of Scottish Literature: An Introduction for a dynamic encounter with literary luminaries!

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ScotlandsFest: Fower Legs Guid, Twa Legs Better! - Thomas Clark

5th August 2024

Join translator Thomas Clark on a fascinating journey through Orwell, Scots and the language we use today.

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ScotlandsFest: The Secret Life of the Scots Language - Clive Young

5th August 2024

Dr Clive Young sets out to uncover the secret life of Scots – the centuries of vibrant debate and unconscious bilingualism hidden beneath slang and touristy tea-towels.

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Singing Willows - a musical adventure

5th August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Discover a whimsical world of music and language with Singing Willows – A bilingual and musical adventure pour les enfants!

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Soumik Datta

5th August 2024

Multi-talented British-Indian musician and composer Datta introduces the International Festival to the sounds of the ancient sarod.

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Underwater Blue

5th August 2024 - 6th August 2024

Alexis Metallinos brings a unique blend of Greek heritage, weaving together the rich Italian and Spanish cultures, to the Fringe on 5th & 6th August.

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Yuja Wang

5th August 2024

Piano superstar Yuja Wang performs an eclectic programme of virtuoso masterpieces at the Usher Hall as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

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A Girl Called Grace

6th August 2024 - 10th August 2024

A Girl Called Grace is a quirky, charming and inclusive show for children aged 3+. Catch it at Royal Scots Club as part of the Fringe!

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Bamberger Symphoniker: Hans Rott’s First Symphony

6th August 2024

Jakub Hrůša and the Bamberger Symphoniker bring a little-known symphonic masterpiece to light.

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Brewhemia’s Fling on the Fringe

Selected dates between 6th August 2024 - 20th August 2024

Braveheart meets the Beer Palace – whisky, tartan, immersive performers, more musicians than you can shake a munro at.

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How to Mate - The Ted XXX Talk

6th August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Actor, writer and drag king Daisy Doris May is bring How To Mate - The Ted XXX show to the Assembly Roxy as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Leonore Piano Trio

6th August 2024

One of the UK’s most accomplished chamber groups showcases music from Clara Schumann, Helen Grime and Antonín Dvořák.

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Never Been So Hight

6th August 2024 - 15th August 2024

This solo performance explores connecting with your inner child amid life’s challenges. Don't miss the chance to dive into this captivating adventure.

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NYCOS Kodály Summer School Performance Series: Richard Michael

6th August 2024

Join us at the NYCOS Kodály Summer School for a special performance from jazz pianist Richard Michael on 6th August!

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Powderhall Bronze Foundry Tour

Selected dates between 6th August 2024 - 20th August 2024

Take a tour around Powderhall Bronze Foundry with directors Kerry Hammond and Brian Caster and learn about the ancient lost wax casting process to create the bronze sculptures.

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ScotlandsFest: Edinburgh Witch or Just a B*tch? - Mary Craig

6th August 2024 - 9th August 2024

Hear the little-known story of one Edinburgh woman accused of witchcraft in the mid-17th century, warts and all.

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Sidiki Dembele

6th August 2024

Sidiki Dembele furthers the mission of his griot ancestors, with captivating drumming rituals from West Africa.

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Stannington, Sick Pay, Bullion Train at Bannerman’s

6th August 2024

Stannington headline Bannerman's, Edinburgh as part of their upcoming UK tour with supports from Sick Pay and Bullion Train.

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The Background Sounds - Live at Stramash

6th August 2024

The Background Sounds bring their unapologetic genius combinations of vintage jazz and perfect pop mash-ups to Stramash Edinburgh on Tuesday 6th August!

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Trinity Youth Symphony Orchestra

6th August 2024 - 7th August 2024

Immerse yourself in the melting pot of Indonesian and Scottish culture brought to you by Trinity Youth Symphony Orchestra — the Gold Medallist of the 2019 World Orchestra Festival.

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An Evening with Alex Howard

7th August 2024

Join us at Waterstones Edinburgh West End on Wednesday 7th August as we welcome Alex Howard to the shop to celebrate the paperback release of The Ghost Cat!

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Bamberger Symphoniker: Beyond the Score® - Dvořák’s New World Symphony

7th August 2024

Take a deep dive into one of the first multicultural symphonies with the Bamberger Symphoniker, narrator Gerard McBurney and guest artists.

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Better Dressmaking Course

7th August 2024

Learn loads of tips and techniques to make your home sewing look less – well- ‘homemade’ at this Better Dressmaking Course run by Artisan Stitch in August!

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Brewhemia’s Supper Klub

Selected dates between 7th August 2024 - 21st August 2024

It's Brewhemia’s annual showcase of things we love and entertainment we’ve never seen before.

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Elizabeth Llewellyn and Simon Lepper

7th August 2024

Soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn and pianist Simon Lepper delve into the colourful world and emotive landscapes of the late Romantic era.

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Margolyes & Dickens: The Best Bits

7th August 2024 - 15th August 2024

Unstoppable 82-year-old Miriam Margolyes returns to the Fringe with her new show 'The Best Bits'!

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ScotlandsFest: Dog Turd or Walnut Whip? Making Sense of Edinburgh’s Architecture - Roger Emmerson

Selected dates between 7th August 2024 - 14th August 2024

Join Roger Emmerson, author of Land of Stone: A Journey Through Modern Architecture in Scotland as he helps you make sense of the jewel in Scotland’s architectural crown.

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ScotlandsFest: Slavery and Scotland, Our Hidden History - Kate Phillips

7th August 2024

Admit it, Jamaica made Scotland wealthy. Author of Bought and Sold: Scotland, Jamaica and Slavery, Kate Phillips tells the real story of Scotland and slavery.

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ScotlandsFest: The Geomythography of Scotland - Stuart McHardy

7th August 2024

Enjoy a thrilling journey through time and mythology unlocking captivating secrets with historian and folklorist Stuart McHardy!

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The Underground Lectures: Sex in the City: The Private Lives of Edinburgh’s Past Populations

7th August 2024

Ever wondered who was doing what, with whom, and how in historic Edinburgh? If so, take a dive between the sheets with Kate Stephenson as she reveals the amorous antics of the last 500 years.

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Alexandre Kantorow

8th August 2024

Renowned French pianist Alexandre Kantorow showcases the visions of four great composer-pianists in a captivating recital at The Queen's Hall Edinburgh!

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Brewhemia’s Howl at the Moon

Selected dates between 8th August 2024 - 22nd August 2024

Enjoy a roaring, ragtime, prohibition pianos – a dazzling, duelling mash up of requests, classics and full-on fun. Hosted by the fabulous Tom Harlow!

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Inspiral Carpets

8th August 2024

Madchester legends Inspiral Carpets return to The Liquid Room on Thursday 8th August!

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Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny

8th August 2024 - 10th August 2024

One of the world's best loved comedians, Jimmy Carr, is back on tour with brand-new show, Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny. Don't miss him live at Edinburgh Playhouse in August!

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Leith Customs

8th August 2024 - 10th August 2024
Leith

Leith Customs is a new play by Citadel Arts Group based on the memories of retired officials who worked in Leith Custom House during the 1970s and recall it with affection.

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NYCOS Kodály Summer School Performance Series: Hannah Rarity

8th August 2024

Don't miss this chance to experience award-winning singer Hannah Rarity live as she returns to the NYCOS Kodály Summer School on Thursday 8th August!

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Rising Stars with Leonore Piano Trio

8th August 2024

The Leonore Piano Trio mentors last year’s rising stars of classical music.

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ScotlandsFest: Quines, Women of Scotland - Gerda Stevenson

8th August 2024

In poetry and song, award-winning writer/actor/singer Gerda Stevenson presents the remarkable women from her acclaimed book, Quines: Poems in Tribute to Women of Scotland.

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The Underground Lectures: Allan Ramsay and Edinburgh Fashion

8th August 2024

This talk is a behind-the scenes look at curating the National Trust for Scotland’s exhibition Ramsay and Edinburgh Fashion.

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Things Between Heaven and Earth

8th August 2024 - 26th August 2024
Edinburgh South

A psychological thriller with echoes of The Talented Mr. Ripley and Rosemary’s Baby: female "hysteria" vs sexual identity.

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Tinderbox Orchestra: Live in Libraries Tour

Selected dates between 8th August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Tinderbox Orchestra will bring its Live in Libraries Tour to Edinburgh to spread a campaign that gets musical instruments into public libraries so people can borrow them for free, just like books!

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Voyage - The ABBA Tribute

8th August 2024

VOYAGE The Abba Tribute, at La Belle Angele, is an explosive show packed with all your favourite Abba Hits, sensational singing, mesmerising choreography and authentic costumes.

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Bamberger Symphoniker: Dvořák and Suk

9th August 2024

Jakub Hrůša and the Bamberger Symphoniker pair a late masterpiece by Antonín Dvořák with his son-in-law Josef Suk’s most ambitious orchestral work.

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Edinburgh Art Festival

9th August 2024 - 25th August 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Art Festival, the UK's largest festival of visual arts, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and returns to the capital from August 9th to 25th.

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Hamilton de Holanda

9th August 2024

Musician Hamilton de Holanda stages a vibrant union of Brazilian choro and contemporary jazz.

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Home Body - The Musical

Selected dates between 9th August 2024 - 16th August 2024
Edinburgh New Town

Marking its debut performance at Edinburgh Fringe 2024, Home Body is a new musical play incorporating contemplative original catchy songs.

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Is That Jazz?

9th August 2024 - 21st August 2024

Annaliesa Rose brings together her passion for music and her years of experience as a singer, musician and composer in this new show at The Royal Scots Club as part of the Fringe!

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Raphaël Feuillâtre

9th August 2024

From Bach's Baroque elegance to Piazzolla's Argentine flair, French guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre performs a virtuosic programme comprising centuries of music.

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Rhinestone Rodeo

9th August 2024

Rhinestone Rodeo returns to La Belle Angele on 9th August for another classic Rhinestone Rodeo country music party! See ya'll there!

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ScotlandsFest: Trainspotting on Location - Tim Bell

Selected dates between 9th August 2024 - 23rd August 2024
Leith

Choose Life. Choose Leith. Choose a walking tour through Leith’s heart, dissecting Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting – the book, the movie and the play. Uncover the layers of this iconic phenomenon.

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Seckou Keita - Homeland Band

9th August 2024

Nicknamed "the Hendrix of the Kora", Seckou has been celebrated for his ingenious tunings and virtuosity and praised as "one of the finest exponents of the kora".

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Songs of the Bulbul

9th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

The world premiere of Aakash Odedra’s latest work creates a mediative exchange between the Indian classical dance Sufi Kathak and Islamic poetry.

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The Electric 80s Show - Live @ Edinburgh Fringe

9th August 2024

Step inside the DeLorean, switch on the flux capacitor and get ready to go back in time with The Electric 80s Show at The Liquid Room on Friday 9th August!

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The Mighty Poons

9th August 2024

The Mighty Poons return to Dreadnought Rock on 9th August, playing a massive selection of Classic Rock from the Old Grey Whistle test era!

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The Underground Lectures: ’A strong dash of herself’: Golden Age Mystery Writers and their Fictional Alter Egos

9th August 2024

If readers would traditionally ignore the authors themselves when reading a book, how does that experience change when a version of the author themself is a character?

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Up Lates 1

9th August 2024

Guest curators create a mixed bill of music and inspired conversation, featuring handpicked artists from the International Festival programme.

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Alice Faye

10th August 2024

Don't miss rising star Alice Faye live at the Ghillie Dhu, her unique blend of classic and modern influences creates a captivating musical experience!

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Burns Hootenanny!

Selected dates between 10th August 2024 - 23rd August 2024

Alastair Sim recites the poetry of Robert Burns as award-winning pianist Matthew Shiel performs Scottish folk music and other musical masterpieces inspired by the beauty of Scotland.

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Ceilidh Trail

10th August 2024

Fèis Rois' Ceilidh Trail celebrates their 25th anniversary with traditional music played by professional young musicians.

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Charlie Chaplin’s Late-Night Cinema

10th August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Relive the golden age of Hollywood as our cinema pianist improvises a film score to Charlie Chaplin's best silent films at St Vincent's Chapel in August!

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Circle Cinema Saturday Matinee - Encanto

10th August 2024

Come along to One Dalkeith's Circle Cinema for our affordable Saturday Matinee on 10th August! This month's film is Encanto.

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Così fan tutte

10th August 2024

After last year's acclaimed The Magic Flute, The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, along with their Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev, further their exploration of Mozart's operas.

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Dean Owens with Special Guests

10th August 2024

Don't miss songs and stories from Dean Owens' extensive back catalogue at the Ghillie Dhu on Saturday 10th August!

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

10th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

The 2024 Edinburgh International Book Festival returns from Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th August.

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Hidden Orchestra

10th August 2024

Hidden Orchestra, an 'imagined orchestra' created by composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Joe Acheson returns to Edinburgh for a night at La Belle Angele on Saturday 10th August!

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Let’s Rock / Party At The Palace

10th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

Two established and much-loved Scottish festivals have joined forces to announce a powerful new partnership for live music in Scotland! It’s going to be lively!

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Lindisfarne

10th August 2024

Legendary 70’s Tyneside folk-rock pioneers Lindisfarne return to The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on Saturday 10th August!

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Mànran

10th August 2024

Be uplifted by the Scottish supergroup’s self-penned tunes and their invigorating blend of traditional and modern instruments.

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Murder At The Speakeasy

Selected dates between 10th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Not Cricket Productions brings an interactive murder mystery event to the Fringe and 1920's dress is encouraged.

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Music Improvisation Summer School

10th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

St Mary's Music School will be hosting our very first Improvisation Summer School in August 2024!

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No Borders Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival!

10th August 2024

After sell-out success in Glasgow, Scottish Refugee Council is excited to bring our 'No Borders Comedy' to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on 10th August!

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Pied Piper Walking Tours

Selected dates between 10th August 2024 - 25th August 2024
Edinburgh New Town

Join us on a gentle walking tour of the Georgian New Town as we explore Edinburgh's illustrious music, literary and film history with live Scottish folk music from our resident 'Pied Piper' on fiddle.

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Pressed Flowers Mini Tray - Eco-Resin Craft Workshop

10th August 2024

Join Polymorphics for this workshop on 10th August and learn how to create your own flowery mini tray using eco-friendly materials!

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Recycled fashion: Family workshop

10th August 2024

Take part in a fun family workshop exploring fashion in Georgian Britain at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 10th August!

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Rhapsody in Blue: Jazz Piano by Candlelight

Selected dates between 10th August 2024 - 21st August 2024

Reinvigorate your musical soul with classic jazz piano: The Entertainer, Take Five and Gershwin’s iconic showstopper Rhapsody in Blue with award-winning pianist Matthew Shiel!

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Stefan Dohr and Friends

10th August 2024

Berlin Philharmonic's principal horn, Stefan Dohr, presents Brahms's poignant Horn Trio and Ligeti's 20th-century masterpiece, inspired by the former's brilliance.

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Summer Soiree

10th August 2024

Discover one of Edinburgh’s secret gardens at the summer Garden Party at the rear of Café Modern One on Saturday 10th August.

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This Old Cello Box

10th August 2024

From Bach to The Beatles and beyond, South Australian cellist/songwriter William Jack presents a free (non-ticketed) multi-style cello recital at St Gyles' Cathedral on 10th August!

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Tofgam Card Game Championships – The Return

Selected dates between 10th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Join the Tofgam Team for a fun family based card game event as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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22 Mirrors - A Musical Journey Through The Tarot

Selected dates between 11th August 2024 - 18th August 2024

22 Mirrors is an entrancing and intriguing experience, a magical journey through the Tarot. Catch it as part of the Fringe!

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Azahriah

11th August 2024

Azahriah is a multi-instrumentalist pop star who dominated one of Europe's biggest music festival's, Sziget Festival's main stage last summer and he plays La Belle Angele on 11th August!

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Chilly Gonzales

11th August 2024

Animated by his collaborations with Jarvis Cocker, Feist and Daft Punk, musical maverick Chilly Gonzales steps out onto the stage with his brand-new show, GONZO.

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Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ with the Transatlantic Ensemble

11th August 2024

Experience one of the greatest albums of all time, lovingly & accurately recreated live at The Queen's Hall Edinburgh on 11th August!

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Gardens at Archerfield Walled Garden

11th August 2024

Our walled gardens, developed over the last 8 years, comprise a series of themed spaces designed to provide year-round interest.

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Buffy Revamped

12th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Satirical, funny and bursting with pop-culture references, Buffy Revamped at The Pleasance at EICC is the perfect parody for Buffy aficionados!

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Chiaroscuro Quartet

12th August 2024

The acclaimed Chiaroscuro Quartet brings the bygone era of Haydn and Beethoven back to life at The Queen's Hall Edinburgh.

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Declan McKenna

12th August 2024

Declan McKenna is celebrated for his blend of lo-fi pop and indie-rock, punctuated with thought-provoking and political lyrics, don't miss him live at Edinburgh Playhouse as part of EIF!

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Grace Campbell Is On Heat

12th August 2024 - 13th August 2024

About to enter her 30s, Grace Campbell has recently made some huge life changes... join her for her brand new show at The Queens Hall Edinburgh on 12th & 13th August!

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Green Home Festival

12th August 2024 - 16th August 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Green Home Festival returns from 12th to 16th August 2024 and features a variety of shows, including workshops, panel discussions and live demonstrations!

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Look Who It Isnae - An Audience with Gavin Mitchell

12th August 2024 - 14th August 2024

Gavin Mitchell, acclaimed actor & comedian, presents an exclusive up close and personal show, offering audiences an unforgettable journey through his illustrious 30-year plus career in entertainment!

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Oedipus Rex

12th August 2024 - 19th August 2024

Experience Scottish Opera’s immersive staging of Igor Stravinsky’s opera in the unique setting of the National Museum of Scotland.

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Peni Candra Rini

12th August 2024

Vocalist Peni Candra Rini sings to traditional percussion from her native Indonesia.

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ScotlandsFest: Edinburgh, Our Storied Town - Donald Smith

12th August 2024 - 16th August 2024

Meet the congenial ghosts of famous Edinburgh writers at their fireside, and hear lost voices live again – poets, diarists, storytellers and philosophers!

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ScotlandsFest: Forth Bridge Stories - Barbara Henderson

12th August 2024

The iconic red railway bridge has spanned the Forth since 1890. Think you know the Forth Bridge? Think again!

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ScotlandsFest: If You Don’t Run, They Can’t Chase You - Neil Findlay

12th August 2024

From Hillsborough to Grenfell, the Anti-Apartheid Movement to the Miners’ Strike, hear the inspiring tales of 30 years of social justice campaigns.

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ScotlandsFest: Meet Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie - Barbara Henderson

12th August 2024

With award-winning author, storyteller and drama teacher Barbara Henderson, the Stuarts leap from the page in this family-friendly interactive session that puts the story back into history.

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Seven Steps to Feel Completely Happy Again

12th August 2024 - 23rd August 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

This is an equivocal play of self discovery of grief, death and dying. It questions if there really are seven steps to feel completely happy again.

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The Jive Aces

12th August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Get ready to swing with the UK's No. 1 jive and swing band, The Jive Aces at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

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A Knock On The Roof

13th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

This heartbreaking, gripping, and surprisingly comedic solo show comes to Edinburgh for only 12 performances ahead of a highly anticipated Off-Broadway run in January 2025.

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Clann An Drumma at Stramash

13th August 2024

Join us at Stramash Edinburgh on 13th August for an epic night of Celtic music and drumming with Clann An Drumma!

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Dear Billy

13th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, Dear Billy is a love letter to The Big Yin from the people of Scotland, don't miss it at the Assembly Rooms as part of the Fringe!

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Maxim Emelyanychev & Principals of the SCO

13th August 2024

Led by Maxim Emelyanychev on the fortepiano, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra soloists present captivating renditions from the world of Mozart.

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ScotlandsFest: The Places We Inhabit - Bashabi Fraser

13th August 2024

Bashabi Fraser deftly challenges conventions in her poetry. Join her on a journey exploring the vast terrain of human existence to really appreciate and understand what makes up our habitats.

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Tales from the Towpath

13th August 2024 - 16th August 2024

Explore the history of the Union Canal on board the Lochrin Belle with Citadel Arts Group's 5-star show, Tales from the Towpath!

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The Hidden Garden

13th August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Award-winning multidisciplinary dance artist Jill Crovisier makes her UK debut with The Hidden Garden at Summerhall as part of the Fringe.

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The Secret Room at Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 13th August 2024 - 22nd August 2024

What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room!

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Youssou N’Dour

13th August 2024

Don't miss this rare chance to hear Youssou N’Dour mix ancient traditions with eclectic world influences at the Usher Hall on 13th August!

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Catriona Price & friends + special guests Constant Follower

14th August 2024

Don't miss Scottish violinist and composer Catriona Price & friends at The Queen's Hall on Wednesday 14th August plus special guests Constant Follower!

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Dressmaking Course - 3 Day Summer School

14th August 2024

If you’d like to learn to make your own clothes, but are struggling to get started, or would like to improve your techniques, then this short course will give you a great foundation.

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Einaudi’s Piano by Candlelight – Elegy for the Arctic

Selected dates between 14th August 2024 - 22nd August 2024

Relax and unwind as tonight’s artist plays contemporary piano classics by Ludovico Einaudi – by candlelight at St Vincent's Chapel on 14th August!

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Ilumina Residency: Exploring Ilumina

14th August 2024

Discover the São Paulo-based collective’s musical process as the ensemble performs all around you at the Usher Hall!

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Ilumina Residency: In The Light Of The Shadow

14th August 2024

The São Paulo-based artist collective takes on an eclectic array of compositions, spanning French baroque to Afro-samba.

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Maestro, This is Your Life!

Selected dates between 14th August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Tune-in for a mockumentary edition of This Is Your Life as our imposter Michael Aspel interviews Ludwig van Beethoven. Features live performances from the maestro including Moonlight Sonata.

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No Such Thing As A Fish

14th August 2024

For anyone with a thirst for knowledge, a taste for puns, and a need for some belly-laughs, No Such Thing As A Fish is an unmissable show! Don't miss it at the Edinburgh Playhouse in August!

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ScotlandsFest: Collier Laddie - Rab Wilson

14th August 2024

Close a pit, kill a community. Forty years on, Scots poet Rab Wilson relives the events of the 1984-85 UK Miners' Strike.

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ScotlandsFest: Our Fathers Fought Franco - Willy Maley and Jennie Renton

14th August 2024

Why did these young men put their lives on the line and go to Spain to fight with the International Brigades? How did they all end up in the same prison cell? And what is their legacy today?

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Harry Baker

14th August 2024

Diverse compositions spanning Janáček to Lianne La Havas are woven together by Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Harry Baker.

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Showhawk Duo

14th August 2024 - 16th August 2024

Come and celebrate 10 years of the Acoustic Rave with The Showhawk Duo at Stramash this August!

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Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians - BSL Tour

14th August 2024

Join Art Guide Trudi Collier for a British Sign Language tour of Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians at The King's Gallery, Edinburgh on 14th August!

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The Underground Lectures: What Maps (Don’t) Tell Us

14th August 2024

In this lecture Hannah Fitzpatrick explores why maps are so captivating…and why we shouldn’t (always) use them to explain the world.

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CØLIBRI

15th August 2024 - 26th August 2024

CØLIBRI’s Electronica is like its totem animal: delicate, all finesse and hyperactive, offering us a very textured electronica, sometimes contemplative, sometimes dancing.

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Celebrating Children and Young People’s Nursing

15th August 2024

Join us at the Royal College of Nursing in Edinburgh to celebrate the incredible work of Scotland's nursing staff and hear from expert children's nurses!

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Discover The Harp - Beginners Harp Workshop with FREE Harp

15th August 2024

Discover The Harp is a beginners harp workshop that includes your own harp, made in wales to take home and keep.

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Edinburgh Festival Chorus

15th August 2024

Lose yourself in Grechaninov’s hypnotic sound in a late-night concert given by the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and their director James Grossmith!

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Hamlet

15th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Teatro La Plaza’s enigmatic interpretation of a Shakespearean classic, full of personal anecdotes from a cast made up of eight actors who have Down’s Syndrome.

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Ian Bostridge & Steven Osborne

15th August 2024

British singer Ian Bostridge joins Edinburgh-born pianist Steven Osborne for Franz Schubert’s visionary song cycle Schwanengesang.

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Luminescence: Maria Rud & Tommy Smith

15th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

Don't miss this spellbinding audio-visual improvisation in the moment by internationally acclaimed artist Maria Rud and saxophonist Tommy Smith at St Giles' Cathedral from 15th - 17th August!

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Musicians from Ilumina

15th August 2024

Revel in popular Brazilian music with the São Paulo-based collective Ilumina, as part of their International Festival residency.

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Paul Riley - the Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot!

15th August 2024 - 16th August 2024

In a career spanning over 35 years of acting, writing and performing, Paul Riley is delighted to announce his brand new stand-up show for 2024 “The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot”.

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ScotlandsFest: In Conversation - Richard Demarco

15th August 2024

View Scotland through the lens of visual arts and literature. A rambling, enlightening dialogue discussion on the state of the Edinburgh festivals and Scotland as a whole.

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ScotlandsFest: You Are What You Wear - Eunice Olumide

15th August 2024

Join Scottish supermodel Eunice Olumide MBE as she discusses everything you want to know about the fashion industry.

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The Alehouse Sessions

15th August 2024

Step inside the world of 17th-century London, as the Usher Hall gets catapulted through time and re-invented as a public drinking house!

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The Underground Lectures: Bonnie Prince Charlie on the Battlefield

15th August 2024

Join Dr Arran Johnston as he examines the performance of Charles Edward Stuart as the military commander of the last Jacobite uprising.

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Ute Lemper - Rendezvous with Marlene

15th August 2024

Rendezvous with Marlene is a show based on a 3-hour phone call between Marlene Dietrich and Ute in Paris, 1988.

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ABBA Gold The Concert - Live @ Edinburgh Fringe

16th August 2024 - 18th August 2024

The UK's number one tribute show - ABBA Gold The Concert performs live at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe this August.

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All Eyes and Ears

16th August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Thanks to All Eyes and Ears, you will learn everything about the mysterious and powerful relationship between music and cinema.

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Debussy’s Romantic Piano by Candlelight – Clair de Lune

Selected dates between 16th August 2024 - 23rd August 2024

Celebrate this beautiful evening with romantic piano by Chopin, Liszt and Debussy – by candlelight at St Vincent's Chapel on Friday 16th August!

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European Union Youth Orchestra: Don Quixote

16th August 2024

Recline on a beanbag and lose yourself in the epic story of a loveable rogue turned chivalrous knight at the Usher Hall on 16th August!

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European Union Youth Orchestra: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

16th August 2024

Led by conductor Gianandrea Noseda, the European Union Youth Orchestra leads an educational expedition across the instruments of the grand ensemble.

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Jed Potts Band

16th August 2024

Enjoy a fantastic night of Rockin Blues from Jed Potts Band and a long overdue debut at Dreadnoughtrock on 16th August!

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Ligeti Quartet performs Anna Meredith

16th August 2024

The Ligeti Quartet will be playing original music by Anna Meredith for string quartet and new arrangements of her existing tracks.

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Mahler 5 Inside and Out

16th August 2024

Pull up a beanbag next to the musicians and be swept along by Mahler’s story, which culminates in the Adagietto, the composer’s great declaration of love.

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Sound BE-ing Meditation Concert

16th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

This is a unique opportunity to explore the deeply nourishing effect of meditating (or simply BE-ing) with the sound of live classical music with the MAYA School of Yoga and Mindfulness!

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Takács Quartet

16th August 2024

The International Festival regulars perform two Viennese classics alongside the European premiere of Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s cosmically inspired Flow.

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The Marriage of Figaro

16th August 2024 - 18th August 2024

The acclaimed Komische Oper Berlin and director Kirill Serebrennikov, known for his daring, satirical productions, present Mozart’s iconic comic opera.

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The Sensational David Bowie Band

16th August 2024

An Edinburgh Fringe Special - The Sensational David Bowie Tribute Band, the UK's premier tribute to David Bowie, comes to La Belle Angele on 16th August!

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The Underground Lectures: Whisky Is For Everyone!

16th August 2024

If you are curious about the world of Scotch Whisky or finding the right one for you, then join Siobhan Sellers for an evening of tales, facts and recommendations!

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Up Lates 2

16th August 2024

Guest curators create a mixed bill of music and inspired conversation, featuring handpicked artists from the International Festival programme.

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VRï

16th August 2024

Specialising in unearthing tunes and melodies from Wales’s past, folk trio VRï creates toe-tapping rhythms with elegant finesse.

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Adam Kay - Undoctored

17th August 2024

The nation's twelfth-favourite doctor, Adam Kay, brings his brand new show to Edinburgh, fresh from a record-breaking run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a sell-out season in the West End!

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Claire Martin with The Martin Sjöstedt Trio

17th August 2024

Renowned UK jazz vocalist and multi-award winner, Claire Martin OBE, reunites with her accomplished Swedish trio at The Queen's Hall on Saturday 17th August!

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Dog Life Drawing

Selected dates between 17th August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Escape the hubbub of the Fringe and spend a relaxing hour sketching in the company of canines as you make your own pawsome masterpiece(s) to take home with you!

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Domo Branch & Friends

17th August 2024

Charismatic jazz musician Domo Branch returns to The Hub for a night of original music and improvisation.

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Edinburgh Summer Sessions: Ocean Colour Scene

17th August 2024

Ocean Colour Scene will be headlining Edinburgh Summer Sessions on Saturday 17th August at Royal Highland Centre!

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Fleshtival

17th August 2024

Don't miss out on this monumental display of Metal in the capital, featuring 10 metal bands from the UK.

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Guns or Roses - GnR Tribute

17th August 2024

Guns or Roses, the Uk's best Tribute to G'n'R, return to Dreadnoughtrock for another awesome night of Guns'n'Roses on 17th August!

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Hops in the Garden

17th August 2024

Archerfield Walled Garden is hosting local charity Leuchie's 5th Hops in the Garden Music and Food Festival on Saturday 17th August!

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Mahan Esfahani

17th August 2024

Iranian-American musician Mahan Esfahani reveals the rich harpsichord repertoire of the late Baroque period.

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Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

17th August 2024

The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder return to present Mahler's dramatic Fifth Symphony in its entirety alongside Lili Boulanger's Psalm 130.

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Orchestre à Six Mains – Three Pianists, Six Hands, One Piano

Selected dates between 17th August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Hear Candle Concerts innovative piano orchestra perform finger-gymnastics music for three pianists playing one piano together at St Vincent's Chapel!

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Pressed Flowers Tray - Eco-Resin Craft Workshop

17th August 2024

In this craft workshop, you will learn how to work with Eco-resin, how to mix pigments, make your own design with pressed flowers and turn it into a tray.

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Rising Stars with Ilumina & Liza Ferschtman

17th August 2024

Violist Jennifer Stumm and violinist Liza Ferschtman assemble an electrifying cohort of up-and-coming musicians.

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Cat Power Sings Dylan ’66

18th August 2024

The infinitely gifted singer-songwriter Cat Power takes on Bob Dylan’s legendary 1966 'Royal Albert Hall' concert as part of the Edinburgh International Festival!

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Edinburgh Summer Sessions: Becky Hill - CANCELLED

18th August 2024

Becky Hill is without a doubt one of the UK's most exceptional talents and you can catch her at the Royal Highland Centre as part of Edinburgh Summer Sessions this August!

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Iain Pringle: Naked & Afraid (WIP)

18th August 2024

This is a work in progress about a young, idealistic psychology graduate with aspirations of a career in the NHS from the perspective of a jaded 30 year old who has turned his back on the idea.

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Elim Chan

18th August 2024

Three pioneering musical languages dramatically contrast in this expedition of the concerto form, guided by conductor Elim Chan.

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Thomas Quasthoff Trio

18th August 2024

Experience the vocal versatility of Thomas Quasthoff, the German bass-baritone who swapped classical for jazz.

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Kabsa and Kilts: A Saudi-ish Show

19th August 2024 - 26th August 2024

This show at the Fringe brings you a Saudi-ish line-up of comedians – two Saudis and a Scot – with diverse experiences and styles of comedy.

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Mustafa Said

19th August 2024

Encounter the rich musical traditions of Egypt and the Levant with Mustafa Said, award-winning Egyptian singer, musicologist and composer!

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ScotlandsFest: The History of Art in 100 Limericks - Angus Reid

19th August 2024 - 23rd August 2024

All you’ll ever need to know about art served up in hilarious, bite-sized and rhyming mouthfuls, dripping with the venom of a Marxist / feminist / queer point of view.

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ScotlandsFest: Whit If? Scotland’s History as It Might Have Been - Hugh McMillan

19th August 2024 - 23rd August 2024

Hugh McMillan is the ideal guide to all the micht-hiv-bins of Scottish history, as well as all that wis. Humour is guaranteed!

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Seong-Jin Cho

19th August 2024

The piano virtuoso contrasts two exquisite pieces by Maurice Ravel with the second of Franz Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage.

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Spiritual Cramp

19th August 2024

Spiritual Cramp, an American punk rock band, play Sneaky Pete's on Monday 19th August!

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The Seas Are Rising: Stories of a Climate in Crisis

19th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

American songwriter Dan Sheehan brings a special one-man version of 'The Seas Are Rising: Stories of a Climate in Crisis' to the Fringe, emphasizing the immediate urgency of the climate crisis.

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Tirzah

19th August 2024

South London singer-songwriter Tirzah uses lush melodies and authentic storytelling to push at the boundaries of pop music.

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Balimaya Project

20th August 2024

The Mandé jazz sensations blend West African folkloric music with the sounds of London's music scene.

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Black is the Color of My Voice

20th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell's stunning solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone returns in 2024!

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For The Love of Shane MacGowan

20th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

This homage from John McLaughlin is a celebration of the life and works of one of the greatest artists of all time. So, let’s all raise a glass to Shane MacGowan at The Voodoo Rooms this August!

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Hailu Mergia

20th August 2024

Ethiopian keyboard and accordion-player Hailu Mergia brings his live trio to Edinburgh for a special Fringe show in August!

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Kammerorchester Basel

20th August 2024

Women composers hold the spotlight in this concert of 19th-century music at the Usher Hall on 20th August.

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Kleio Quartet

20th August 2024

Triumphant and hope-filled ensembles by Benjamin Britten and Joseph Haydn meet Wynton Marsalis’s vibrant celebration of New Orleans.

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ScotlandsFest: The Queen’s Bahookie, and Other Tales From Scotland’s Castles - Robin Laing

20th August 2024

Join Robin Laing and hear about the shenanigans of royals and aristocrats over centuries and a few other titbits!

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Wu Man

20th August 2024

World-leading pipa player Wu Man unveils the magic of traditional Chinese music.

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Dean Friedman - In Concert

21st August 2024

Catch a rare performance by legendary singer-songwriter, Dean Friedman, at Prestonfield House on 21st August!

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Eco Resin Earrings - Craft Workshop

21st August 2024

Join Polymorphics for this workshop on 21st August and learn how to work with eco resin and how to create colourful earrings for any occasion!

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Edinburgh International Festival: Pierre-Laurent Aimard

21st August 2024

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, one of the world’s greatest pianists, performs a collection of pieces from Schoenberg and other composers.

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Fire in my mouth

21st August 2024

The UK premiere of a multimedia impassioned elegy for the victims of New York’s 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

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The Fifth Step

21st August 2024 - 25th August 2024

The Fifth Step, David Ireland's latest collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland tells a complex story about men, intimacy and our belief systems.

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The Underground Lectures: Materialising the Cold War in Scotland

21st August 2024

This talk will examine Scottish experiences of the Cold War through the lens of material culture preserved by National Museums Scotland.

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Whisky & Music

21st August 2024
Edinburgh North

Come along on Wednesday the 21st of August for a Whisky Tasting and music from Machine Orchid, hosted by Whisky Concerto at Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel!

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Assembly Hall

22nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Combining Arthurian cosplay and emotive contemporary dance, Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young present their major new dance work 'Assembly Hall' at the Festival Theatre!

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Basshunter

22nd August 2024

Swedish DJ Basshunter doesn't come to the UK often and when he does you guys are in for a treat! Catch him at La Belle Angele on Thursday 22nd August!

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Fern Brady - I Gave You Milk To Drink

22nd August 2024

Scotland’s queen of comedy, Fern Brady, is back on tour with a brand new show. Catch her at Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday 22nd August!

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Hel Cabaret - Culture Shock

22nd August 2024

Hel Cabaret is back on the 22nd of August, bringing you 1 show during the Fringe, Hel Cabaret presents Culture Shock at La Belle Angele!

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Irish Baroque Orchestra

22nd August 2024

Discover an 18th-century Dublin concert with music from Handel, Geminiani and the mysterious musician Mr Charles.

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Lawrence Chaney - From Holyrood To Hollywood

22nd August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Lawrence Chaney returns to the Fringe with a brand-new comedy show - From Holyrood To Hollywood!

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Rising Stars of Brass

22nd August 2024

Brass players on the cusp of their careers perform with their musical role models on stage.

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ScotlandsFest: We Are Scottish Football - Julie McNeill

22nd August 2024 - 23rd August 2024

With a pen dipped in passion, Julie McNeill explores the emotional landscape of football, bringing to life the highs and lows, triumphs and tribulations that define the beautiful game in Scotland.

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Scottish Premiere - Kiva - The Call of the Wisdom Keepers Documentary Screening

22nd August 2024

Enjoy a screening of the impressive documentary - KIVA The Call of the Wisdom Keepers followed by music, meditation and inspiring dialogue at The Scotsman Picturehouse on Thursday 22nd August.

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The Green Knight (But It’s Gay)

22nd August 2024 - 24th August 2024

Join award winning and critically acclaimed storyteller Niall Moorjani for their fantastical and funny work-in-progress take on the medieval classic The Green Knight at Lighthouse Bookshop.

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The Underground Lectures: Phon Fiction: Descriptions of Speech in Novels

22nd August 2024

This talk will explore the limits of speech and how we describe it in fiction across genres and formats.

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Tristan Butler Y Timba Británica FEAT. Mayito Rivera

22nd August 2024

Tristan Butler y Timba Británica will be joined direct from Havana by world famous, Grammy-award-winning vocalist, Mayito Rivera at The Liquid Room on Thursday 22nd August!

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Bat For Lashes

23rd August 2024

Indie pop sensation Bat for Lashes unveils new songs in her euphoric art-pop sound at The Queens Hall Edinburgh on 23rd August as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Sir Donald Runnicles

23rd August 2024

Experience the works of two late-Romantic musical titans in celebration of conductor Sir Donald Runnicles's 70th birthday.

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Dance and Dress in Georgian Edinburgh

23rd August 2024

Taking inspiration from the exhibition Style & Society: Dressing the Georgians, join historical dance expert Alena Shmakova for this lecture on 23rd August!

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Don’t Stop Queen Now

23rd August 2024

Don’t Stop Queen Now, a Queen tribute band, create a dynamic show that is a truly authentic sound and visual experience. Catch them at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on Friday 23rd August!

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Ground Level

23rd August 2024

Local covers band Ground Level are back rocking at Dreadnought Rock on Friday 23rd August!

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Midori & Özgür Aydin

23rd August 2024

Multi-award-winning Japanese violinist Midori returns to the International Festival with her long-time recital partner, American pianist Özgür Aydin in a dazzling programme.

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Phil Bancroft & Graeme Stephen

23rd August 2024

Phil Bancroft & Graeme Stephen, two of Scotland's outstanding musical innovators, combine on tenor sax and guitar at St Peters Scottish Episcopal Church, Linlithgow on Friday 23rd August!

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Pokey LaFarge

23rd August 2024

American musician, writer, and actor Pokey LaFarge returns to the UK in 2024, catch him live at La Belle Angele on Friday 23 August!

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Scott Silven: Wonders

23rd August 2024

Enter the hypnotic world of Scott Silven, the Scottish illusionist inspired by the landscape of his childhood.

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Tea Green Summer Market: National Galleries of Scotland: National

23rd August 2024 - 25th August 2024

Join Tea Green for an unforgettable Summer Market at the National Galleries Scotland: National this August!

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The Underground Lectures: Time Travelling with Nuclear Waste: How to Warn Future Generations about the Dangers of Toxic Waste

23rd August 2024

Time travel 10,000 years into the deep future with writer Jenna Al Ansari, who will be discussing the strange and fascinating things happening in nuclear waste disposal.

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Troy Hawke: The Greeters Guild

23rd August 2024

In this show Troy examines his unlikely genesis and explores exactly why a well-dressed man simply being nice to people has caused such a kerfuffle.

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Adam Holmes with Special Guests

24th August 2024

Acclaimed Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Adam Holmes play a blend of his own songs and a selection of covers from his new album 'Songs For my Father' at the Ghillie Dhu on 24th August.

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Cätlin and Marko Mägi with Finlay MacDonald & Ali Hutton

24th August 2024

Estonian and Scottish music traditions converge for a night of piping and jazz improvisation at The Hub.

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Chopin by Candlelight

Selected dates between 24th August 2024 - 28th September 2024

Brought to you by City Music Promotions, treat yourself and your loved ones to an exceptional evening piano recital at the beautiful venue of St Giles' Cathedral.

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Edinburgh Summer Sessions: Catfish And The Bottlemen

24th August 2024

Multi-platinum-selling, BRIT Award-winning, arena-filling giants Catfish and the Bottlemen return with their first new music in five years and a massive show at Edinburgh Summer Sessions!

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Exploring Rossini with Thomas Quasthoff

24th August 2024

Bass-baritone and voice professor Thomas Quasthoff conducts 12 gifted students in an intimate performance of Gioachino Rossini's musical swansong, Petite Messe solennelle.

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Fleetwood Bac

24th August 2024

Fleetwood Bac are the UKs longest running tribute show to Fleetwood Mac. Don't miss them when they return to The Liquid Room Edinburgh on Saturday 24th August!

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Goitse

24th August 2024

Award-winning Irish band Goitse sets The Hub ablaze with their spectacular new compositions combined with age-old traditional tunes.

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Kathryn Williams & Withered Hand

24th August 2024

Don't miss two acclaimed singer-songwriters Kathryn Williams and Dan Willson (aka Withered Hand) at the Ghillie Dhu on 24th August!

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Lauriston Castle Carnival

24th August 2024

Did you know that the 24th August is Notting Hill Carnival? So we have decided to have our very own Carnival Morning here at Lauriston Castle.

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Odie Leigh

24th August 2024

Louisiana based singer-songwriter Odie Leigh plays La Belle Angele on Saturday 24 August!

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Philharmonia Orchestra Residency: Verdi’s Requiem

24th August 2024

The Edinburgh Festival Chorus joins the orchestra for Verdi's powerful setting of the Catholic funeral mass.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Amisfield Walled Garden

24th August 2024 - 25th August 2024
Haddington

Amisfield Walled Garden is a large 18th-century walled garden, abandoned for many years until around 15 years ago and since transformed.

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The Big Edinburgh Flea Market

24th August 2024

Edinburgh's biggest Fleamarket is back at The Biscuit Factory on 24th August, filled with cool bric-a-brac, craft stalls, vintage fashion, thrift & Y2K and designer makers!

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The Magnetic Fields

24th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

American indie pop band The Magnetic Fields returns to the International Festival for a very special anniversary.

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Edinburgh International Festival: Closing Concert - Capriccio

25th August 2024

To celebrate his 80th birthday year, world-renowned British conductor and International Festival regular Sir Andrew Davis returns to the first opera he ever conducted!

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Endea Owens

25th August 2024

Composer and award-winning bassist Endea Owens and her dazzling sextet, The Cookout, close The Hub series.

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Grit Orchestra

25th August 2024

Winner of the Scottish Awards for New Music for innovation in New Traditional Music, the GRIT Orchestra is bound to push the limits of genre and Celtic culture.

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Philharmonia Orchestra Residency: Family Concert

25th August 2024

Our Festival Director Nicola Benedetti joins Philharmonia as solo violinist in this family-friendly rendition of an instantly recognisable piece of classical music.

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Lime Cordiale

26th August 2024

Don't miss Australian band Lime Cordiale when they return to La Belle Angele on Monday 26th August!

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Midnight Lunar Market - Fringe Edition

27th August 2024

Midnight Lunar Market, Scotland's first alternative night market, presents their Fringe Edition on 27th August at The Voodoo Rooms.

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After-school Robotics: Age 7-13 & Age 4-7

Selected dates between 30th August 2024 - 26th October 2024

Come along to Little Plaza for this engaging, and fun after-school Robotics club for kids in the local community!

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Cumbiatones Live!

30th August 2024

Enjoy the taste of Colombian Cumbia psychedelic grooves with Cumbiatones at Boteco Do Brasil Edinburgh on 30th August!

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In my Maker’s book: Celebrating Esther Inglis

30th August 2024

This unique concert, at South Leith Parish Church on 30th August, celebrates and commemorates Esther Inglis (1570 - 1624) and her astonishing handiwork in music and images!

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The Dirty Jewels

30th August 2024

The Dirty Jewels bring an eclectic mix of energetic guitar driven rock and pop to get you singing and dancing at Dreadnought Rock on 30th August!

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The Music of The Lord of the Rings

30th August 2024

Experience the majestic music of the iconic Lord of the Rings films in a unique experience not to be missed. A delight for the whole family is guaranteed.

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Clans of Leon - Kings of Leon Tribute

31st August 2024

Clans of Leon, Scotland's premier Kings of Leon tribute band, play Dreadnought Rock on 31st August!

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Everything Changes - Take That Tribute

31st August 2024

Join the UK's favourite tribute act Everything Changes for the ultimate Take That night at Reconnect Regal Theatre on 31st August!

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Ideals: Basic Sewing Skills

31st August 2024

Join Michaela from Beffi Studio on 31st August at One Dalkeith and learn some basic sewing skills.

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Inflatable 5K Edinburgh

31st August 2024

The UK's biggest and best Inflatable 5k course, featuring 32 massive obstacles, returns to Hopetoun Estate on Saturday 31st August!

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Lego Masterbuild at Newhailes

31st August 2024 - 1st September 2024

Come and help recreate a model of Newhailes House in LEGO® bricks with Warren Elsmore, an artist in LEGO® brick, and his team!

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Make Your Own Incense Holder! One Day Workshop With Alex Sickling

31st August 2024
Edinburgh East

Studio Frostwood are proud to host artist Alex Sickling for a one day workshop on 31st August, where you will model and decorate your own incense holder.

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The Jack & Jill Market - Edinburgh

31st August 2024

Shop smartly, be savvy and save money at The Jack & Jill Market on the Saturday 31st August at Granton Refectory Hall, Edinburgh College!

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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:

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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Rhythm In Bloom

Rhythm In Bloom

4th August 2024

Join Greenbank Garden for a night of live Scottish music in their beautiful grounds... live bands, a bar, and a BBQ! What more could you want?

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Big Barrhead Play Week

Big Barrhead Play Week

5th August 2024 - 10th August 2024

From Monday 5th August until Saturday 10th August All About Barrhead will be bringing families something to do every day in Barrhead, all for free!

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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:

Summer Holidays Crafternoons

Summer Holidays Crafternoons

Selected dates between 3rd July 2024 - 14th August 2024

Come along to the Learning Room at The R & A World Golf Museum in St Andrews to create some fun summer themed crafts!

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Black Rose (Thin Lizzy Tribute)

Black Rose (Thin Lizzy Tribute)

10th August 2024

Experience a night of pure rock 'n' roll magic as Black Rose pay homage to the legendary band Thin Lizzy at PJ Molloys on 10th August!

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Graphic Novel Me Workshops - Miners Strike 84-85

Graphic Novel Me Workshops - Miners Strike 84-85

Selected dates between 19th July 2024 - 16th August 2024

Join illustrator Joanna Scott to create your own graphic novel panels during this series of Friday afternoon summer holiday workshops, themed around the miners strike of 1984-1985.

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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:

86TVs (Self-Titled) Acoustic Instore Performance & Signing

86TVs (Self-Titled) Acoustic Instore Performance & Signing

6th August 2024

Assai Records Glasgow are delighted to welcome 86TVs for an acoustic instore performance and signing in support of their self-titled album on Tuesday 6th August!

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Basshunter

Basshunter

23rd August 2024

Don't miss a Live DJ set & performance from Basshunter, featuring his massive hits 'All I Ever Wanted', 'Now You're Gone' and more, at Slay Glasgow on Friday 23rd August!

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Get To Know Your Overlocker

Get To Know Your Overlocker

11th August 2024

This course at Sew Confident will teach you everything you need to know about the dreaded overlocker!

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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:

5,6,7,8 The Steps Experience

5,6,7,8 The Steps Experience

10th August 2024

Whether you are looking for a night of nostalgia or a party that will get you moving, 5,6,7,8 - The Steps Experience has it all, don't miss it at Lanark Memorial Hall on Saturday 10th August!

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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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Totally Tina!

Totally Tina!

23rd August 2024

Come shake a tail feather with the UK's supreme Tina tribute – Justine Riddoch – and her talented cast at Lanark Memorial Hall on Friday 23rd August!

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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:

Lady Alice Bowling Club Summer Fete

Lady Alice Bowling Club Summer Fete

10th August 2024

Join Lady Alice Bowling Club on Saturday 10th August for a day filled with fun, laughter, and community spirit when they host their annual Summer Fete!

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Cowgirl Cameron’s Hoedown for MND Scotland

Cowgirl Cameron’s Hoedown for MND Scotland

17th August 2024

Renfrewshire's Provost Lorraine Cameron is encouraging Renfrewshire residents to dust off their cowboy boots and help her raise money for MND Scotland at a Scottish themed hoedown this August!

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Ladies Rugby Fit

Ladies Rugby Fit

Selected dates between 8th May 2024 - 30th October 2024

Ladies Rugby Fit is running every Wednesday evening at Birkmyre Park, Kilmacolm. It is a fun introduction to rugby basics and a great way to meet some new friends and get some exercise!

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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:

Coldplace

Coldplace

23rd August 2024

Coldplace are a truly authentic tribute to Coldplay in sight, sound and passion! Don't miss them live at The Albert Halls, Stirling on 23rd August!

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Scotland’s National Hero

Scotland’s National Hero

10th February 2024 - 27th October 2024

Who was William Wallace? Listen as a costumed actor gives you an insight into the life of Scotland’s National Hero.

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Killin Highland Games

Killin Highland Games

7th August 2024

Held in Breadalbane Park, Killin, the 2024 Killin Highland Games returns on Wednesday 7th August!

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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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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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Mini Craft Market

Mini Craft Market

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

Visit eight select small craft businesses at the Mini Market and get to know the people behind the products and support small business!

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Summer Artisan Market

Summer Artisan Market

4th August 2024

Join Wylde Thistle for the second of their Summer Artisan Markets at the stunning Marine Troon - they've got 40 artisan makers, designers and producers bringing seasonal gifts and goods!

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Zippos Circus at Ayr’s Low Green

Zippos Circus at Ayr’s Low Green

7th August 2024 - 12th August 2024
Ayr

Zippos Circus returns to Ayr's Low Green between Wednesday 7th and Monday 12th August with their all-new 2024 production, Magnificent!

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Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

8th August 2024

Join Kilwinning Community Events on Thursday 8th August for Picnic in the Park featuring free activities for all the family!

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Fresh Ayr Folk Fest

Fresh Ayr Folk Fest

9th August 2024 - 11th August 2024
Ayr

Fresh Ayr Folk Fest, will showcase an array of incredible live entertainment, family-friendly activities, fantastic food and drinks when it returns to Ayr Town Centre in August!

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Brodick Highland Games

Brodick Highland Games

10th August 2024
Brodick

The 2024 Brodick Highland Games will be held at Ormidale Park on Saturday 10th August, they're a great day out for all the family!

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Yoga & Brunch at Dundonald Castle

Yoga & Brunch at Dundonald Castle

10th August 2024

Escape with a morning of tranquillity and delight at Dundonald Castle with their ever-popular Yoga and Brunch event!

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Ayr & District Flower Show

Ayr & District Flower Show

16th August 2024 - 17th August 2024

The annual Ayr & District Flower Show returns for a sixth year to Ayr Racecourse on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th August!

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The Blackheart Market: Ayr

The Blackheart Market: Ayr

17th August 2024

The Blackheart Market returns to Ayr when it takes over the Town Hall on Saturday 17th August featuring horror, goth and alternative merchandise, crafts, art, and much more!

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Scottish Premiere - Kiva - The Call of the Wisdom Keepers Documentary Screening

Scottish Premiere - Kiva - The Call of the Wisdom Keepers Documentary Screening

25th August 2024

Enjoy a screening of the impressive documentary - KIVA The Call of the Wisdom Keepers followed by music, meditation and inspiring dialogue at Gelisland Estate on Sunday 25th August.

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