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Events in Edinburgh in January 2024

View all the upcoming events in Edinburgh during January 2024 below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Dinosaurs!

1st April 2022 - 31st March 2024

Immerse yourself in our walk-through exhibition included in your Edinburgh Zoo ticket and see prehistoric beasts come to life around you!

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Northern Lights: Postcards from Norway

1st April 2023 - 1st April 2024
Online Event Edinburgh

Northern Lights: Postcards from Norway is an online exhibition by Edinburgh artist Jill Ashforth!

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National Museum of Flight Conservation Hangar Tours

8th April 2023 - 31st March 2024

See behind the scenes of the work carried out in the National Museum of Flight's Conservation Hangar with these free guided tours.

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Eala Shàilein / The Swan of Salen

20th April 2023 - 20th April 2029
Broxburn

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

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The White Heather Ceilidh Club

Selected dates between 25th May 2023 - 25th April 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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Shifting Vistas: 250 Years of Scottish Landscape

24th June 2023 - 2nd June 2024

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

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The Late Show @ The Comedy Attic

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

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

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Rising Tide: Art and Environment in Oceania

12th August 2023 - 14th April 2024

Delve into the most important and pressing issue of our time, humanity’s damaging relationship with planet Earth.

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Drama Classes for Children and Young People in Central Edinburgh

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

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

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Arthur’s Secrets

1st September 2023 - 26th March 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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Windrush Legacy Creative Reflections

2nd September 2023 - 28th January 2024

Scottish Caribbean writers Jeda Pearl and Courtney Stoddart are co-curating an exhibition of poetry, prose and artworks by people of Caribbean descent.

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Friday Friends

6th October 2023 - 7th June 2024

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

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Tarot for Wellbeing

Selected dates between 19th October 2023 - 25th January 2024

Join this open group in Edinburgh to explore the many ways in which the Tarot can support our wellbeing.

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Time Traveller: Charles Lyell at Work

27th October 2023 - 30th March 2024
Edinburgh South

This exhibition in Edinburgh University's Main Library provides a unique insight into geologist and science writer Charles Lyell's developing ideas about the uniformity of nature.

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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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The Scottish Landscape Awards

4th November 2023 - 3rd March 2024

The City Art Centre is thrilled to host the inaugural exhibition of Scotland’s newest open call in contemporary art - The Scottish Landscape Awards.

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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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Deep Rooted

18th November 2023 - 25th February 2024

'Deep Rooted' is a group exhibition featuring work by eight contemporary artists exploring the relationship between people and the natural environment using a variety of media and approaches.

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FoxTrail Winter Running Series.

Selected dates between 18th November 2023 - 16th March 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join Durty Events for the FoxTrail Winter Running Series, a series of 5k or longer distance trail runs to brighten up those dreary winter days!

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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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Past Meets Present: Recent Acquisitions Revealed

25th November 2023 - 8th April 2024

Past Meets Present: Recent Acquisitions Revealed unveils a selection of treasures that have joined the collection in the past five years.

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Live music at Bar 13

30th November 2023 - 30th November 2024

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

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UNMASKED: Real stories of Nursing in COVID-19

30th November 2023 - 16th May 2024

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

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Winter Exhibition

30th November 2023 - 27th January 2024

We look forward to welcoming you to our first Group Winter Exhibition in Detail Framing & Gallery, celebrating the artists we have shown and supported since our opening in August 2022!

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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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Pub Quiz!

Selected dates between 4th December 2023 - 12th February 2024

Cowgate's best pub quiz returns on Monday nights at Bar 50. Join us for your chance to win £200!

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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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Journey: Castle Mills Members’ Show 3

16th December 2023 - 17th March 2024

Hung across Galleries 1 & 2 at Edinburgh Printmakers, ‘Journey’ celebrates the ‘Journey’ of Edinburgh Printmakers' Workshop itself.

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The Comedy Cellar

Selected dates between 21st December 2023 - 29th 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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Out of the Blue Flea Market

Selected dates between 30th December 2023 - 30th March 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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Hogmanay Pub Crawl

31st December 2023 - 31st January 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Don't miss an incredible Hogmanay experience as we visit seven different New Year parties! You’ll get free entry and drinks included with your ticket throughout the night.

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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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Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms

1st January 2024 - 27th January 2024

Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free.

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Globe Bar World Famous Pub Quiz

Selected dates between 1st January 2024 - 29th January 2024

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

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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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Live Music at George IV Bar

1st January 2024 - 31st January 2024

Come along and check out the Live music at George IV Bar, everything from Rock and Pop to Traditional Folk, Scottish, Irish and Blues!

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Live Music at Stramash

1st January 2024 - 31st January 2024

Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Stramash - Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Funk and much more....

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Live Music at Whistle Binkies

1st January 2024 - 31st January 2024

Check out the great variety of Live music gigs on at Whistle Binkies - Rock, Pop, Blues and much more....

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Rockstar Karaoke

Selected dates between 1st January 2024 - 29th January 2024

Come bring all your friends and sing all night to all your favourite rockaoke classics on Mondays at Legends!

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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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Tracks Mondays

1st January 2024 - 29th January 2024

Each week we are bringing Scotland’s most beautiful queens to Edinburgh’s biggest drag stage. As always the drinks are cheap and the queens are ready to party.

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Riffs Tuesdays

Selected dates between 2nd January 2024 - 30th January 2024

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

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Tamagotchi Tuesdays

2nd January 2024 - 30th January 2024

Edinburgh's weekly throwback clubnight at Subway Cowgate brings you the hits of 80’s, 90’s, 00’s.

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Live events at McGonagall’s

3rd January 2024 - 31st January 2024

Enjoy Live music and quiz nights at McGonagall's Gin and Whisky Emporium in Edinburgh's Old Town!

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Live events at The Canons Gait

3rd January 2024 - 4th February 2024

Check out the Live events at The Canons Gait in Edinburgh Old Town, everything from music, comedy and pub quizzes!

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Twista Wednesdays

3rd January 2024 - 31st January 2024

A tasty, free new night has arrived at Subway Cowgate and it’s going to be BIG! Banger after banger all night long.

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Deliverance Thursdays

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

Deliverance is one of Legends longest running nights featuring a full roster of DJs delivering the noisiest tracks from the harsher side of alternative music.

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Flirty Thursdays

4th January 2024 - 25th January 2024

It's free entry at Subway Cowgate's Flirty Thursdays with DJ Rawzi, so come along for some Cheese, Pop + Dance Floor Favourites!

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Globe Bar World Famous Karaoke

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

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

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Watercolour and Wine Event

Selected dates between 4th January 2024 - 8th February 2024

If you fancy spending 2 hours making a watercolour painting accompanied by a glass of wine then come along to this event at Whitespace Gallery!

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Fit Fridays

5th January 2024 - 26th January 2024

It's Fit Fridays, every Friday at Subway Cowgate with DJ Josh Scott!

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Live Music at The Mash House

5th January 2024 - 18th February 2024

Check out the Live music gigs on at The Mash House, a unique venue located within the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant Cowgate!

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Slice Saturdays

6th January 2024 - 27th January 2024

Our gal QUEEN ROISIN will be blasting your commercial chart and R&B at Subway Cowgate every Saturday!

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Live Music

7th January 2024 - 31st July 2024

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

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Open Mike

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 28th January 2024

Rock out on the Legends Stage every Sunday at Legends Edinburgh!

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Sunday Service

7th January 2024 - 28th January 2024

Don't miss Sunday Service at Subway Cowgate, it's the perfect way to round off the weekend!

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Kids Multi Activities Sessions

9th January 2024 - 14th April 2024
Edinburgh East

Check out these kids multi activity sessions at Little Plaza in Edinburgh city centre!

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Quadrille Course Winter Term 2024

Selected dates between 9th January 2024 - 19th March 2024

Come and learn Quadrilles and Baroque Dance with Talitha MacKenzie, a teacher of Historical Dance & Dance Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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Sing in the Playhouse

9th January 2024 - 2nd April 2024

Are you a keen singer and want to join a community choir of likeminded people? Then why not join us every Tuesday at Edinburgh Playhouse to sing some joyful tunes including some songs from our shows!

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Cowgate’s Best Karaoke Night!

Selected dates between 11th January 2024 - 28th March 2024

Join us from 9pm-late every Thursday at Bar 50 for Cowgate's best karaoke night and try your luck for the chance to win a £5 bar voucher!

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Boozy Brushes Paint & Sip Art Party

13th January 2024 - 24th February 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Join Boozy Brushes for their Paint and Sip Art Parties in Edinburgh and get creative in a friendly and light hearted environment!

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Dance Scottish! Children’s Dance Classes on Saturday mornings

Selected dates between 13th January 2024 - 23rd March 2024

The RSCDS Edinburgh young dancers classes offer children the chance to enjoy Scottish country dancing and ceilidh music in a fun environment!

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Jekyll & Hyde

13th January 2024 - 27th January 2024

In this captivating and comic adaptation by Gary McNair, the classic story of Jekyll & Hyde is turned on its head.

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Shakespeare’s Macbeth

13th January 2024 - 3rd February 2024

Get ready for a brand-new production of one of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays, staged like never before in a custom built theatre space unique to this production!

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The 143rd Open Annual Exhibition of the RSW

13th January 2024 - 6th February 2024

Top Scottish artists will show their work in the 143rd Open Annual Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in the stunning setting of the RSA Upper Galleries.

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Finding Your Way - 1:1 creative experience

14th January 2024 - 25th February 2024

This 1:1 creative experience would suit individuals who believe in the powerful link between art, science, and spirituality and who are open to experiments on their self-awareness journey.

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Monday Night Jazz

Selected dates between 15th January 2024 - 11th March 2024

Edinburgh University Students' Association invites you to their bi-weekly Monday Night Jazz sessions at The Wee Red Bar!

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The Big Pleasance: Interactive Speed Quizzing

Selected dates between 15th January 2024 - 25th March 2024

Come down and show off your general knowledge, with prizes to be won and great food & drink deals on offer at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar every Monday!

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Edinburgh Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

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

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

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Trad Tuesdays

Selected dates between 16th January 2024 - 26th March 2024

Edinburgh University Students Association has teamed up with the Folk and Traditional Music Society to bring you a weekly night of traditional music at Pleasance Cabaret Bar.

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Castle Chorus weekly rehearsal

Selected dates between 18th January 2024 - 25th April 2024
Edinburgh South

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

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The Best of Scottish Comedy

Selected dates between 18th January 2024 - 25th April 2024

Talk about doing what it says on the tin! Here you go a carload of simply the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit.

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Art In Healthcare: Stories of the Collection

19th January 2024 - 18th February 2024

This exhibition aims to not just simply tell the story of the artwork presented, but to discuss the journey of how the artwork led to being part of the Art In Healthcare collection.

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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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The Friday Show

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

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

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Moments in Colour by Hetty Haxworth

20th January 2024 - 9th February 2024

The first exhibition to be held at Upright Gallery this year is 'Moments in Colour' by Hetty Haxworth who has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad.

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The Saturday Show

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

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

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The Saturday Show The Early Show!

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

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

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Groove Back Dance Class

Selected dates between 21st January 2024 - 2nd June 2024

Join Pirita Tuisku for these weekly Groove Back Dance Classes taking place in Blazin' Studios at St. Margaret's House from Sunday 21st January!

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Jewellery Class - Make a set of skinny stacking rings

Selected dates between 21st January 2024 - 28th April 2024
Edinburgh South

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

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Potterrow Pursuits: Interactive Speed Quizzing

Selected dates between 21st January 2024 - 24th March 2024

Join Edinburgh University Students' Association every Sunday at 8pm in Potterrow Dome for the Potterrow Pursuits Quiz!

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Red Raw

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

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

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Shrek The Musical

22nd January 2024 - 27th January 2024

Join our unlikely hero Shrek and his noble steed Donkey as they embark on a big, bright, musical adventure at the Edinburgh Playhouse in January 2024!

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Cafe Ceilidh: Celebrating Robert Burns

23rd January 2024

Join friends from the Scots Music Group for an afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems and stories as we celebrating Robert Burns!

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Flamenco Rhythmic Hand-Clapping & Body Percussion

23rd January 2024 - 26th March 2024

This is an essential Rhythm Course for ALL levels Flamenco Students (Guitar, Dance, Singing, Percussion) run by TuFlamenco on Tuesdays.

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Little Shop of Horrors

23rd January 2024 - 27th January 2024

The Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group is proud to present Little Shop of Horrors, running from January 23rd-27th at the Church Hill Theatre!

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Spandex Comedy

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

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

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Urooj Ashfaq: Oh No!

23rd January 2024

Urooj Ashfaq (Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2023) heads to Monkey Barrel Comedy as she embarks on her debut UK tour, Oh No!

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A Celebration of Robert Burns

24th January 2024

Join Octavoce, Edinburgh's award winning acapella vocal ensemble, for a celebration of the songs of Robert Burns other songs of Scotland at St Vincents Chapel, Edinburgh!

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Büşra Kayıkçı

24th January 2024

Don't miss this unique chance to experience this exciting artist, who draws on influences from her everyday environment to create minimalist and modern classical compositions!

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Burns Night with Royal Mile Whiskies & Lochlea Whisky

24th January 2024

Come along to our informal Burns Night and sample 6 individual drams from the distillery with the strongest connection to Robert Burns.

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Calendar Girls

24th January 2024 - 27th January 2024

The Livingston Players present Calendar Girls at the Howden Park Centre in January!

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Edinburgh Salt Rooms - 8 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course - Case study course

24th January 2024
Edinburgh East

This Wednesday Course starting on 24th January brings together a unique infusion of an 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course with Salt Therapy!

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Getting Edinburgh talking – Local care homes join The Big Dementia Conversation

24th January 2024
Edinburgh South

Care UK care homes in Edinburgh are calling on local people to take part in a national conversation to learn more about dementia on Wednesday 24th January at Cairdean House.

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Sound and Gong Bath with Meditation

Selected dates between 24th January 2024 - 20th March 2024

This is a 90 minute class consisting of grounding and a relaxing meditation followed by a sound and gong immersion, taking place at Out of the Blue Drill Hall on selected dates.

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The Edit

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

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

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An Edinburgh Burns Night

25th January 2024 - 27th January 2024

Following on from previous sell-out Burns Night events, The Real Mary King's Close has created an evening filled to the brim with poetry, history, and whisky!

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Annasach’s Burns Night Ceilidh

25th January 2024

Annasach Ceilidh Band are delighted to invite you to our informal celebration of The Bard's birthday in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House!

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Botanical Art and Sculpture

25th January 2024 - 25th February 2024

This exhibition at the Scottish Ornithologists Club presents work by members of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists (SSBA) alongside sculptures by Ellen McCann.

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Burke & Burns

25th January 2024

Join us at The Georgian House as we guide you through body snatching, phrenology and put a dark spin on Robert Burns night.

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Burn’s Night Hootenanny

25th January 2024

Celebrate Burn's Night in style this Thursday 25th January with an inspirational piano and poetry performance - by intimate candlelight in St Vincent's Chapel, Edinburgh!

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Burn’s Night Whisky Tasting with Haggis & Poetry

25th January 2024 - 28th January 2024

Join us at Summerhall Distillery for to celebrate Scottish Litterature and gastronomy with our special Burn's Night Whisky Tastings and nibbles!

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Burns Night

25th January 2024

Join us at Brewhemia for an evening of live music and traditional dishes while we explore our not-so-traditional version on the life of Rabbie Burns!

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Burns Night Ceilidh with Lind & Lime

25th January 2024

Join us at the Lind & Lime distillery as we raise a glass and cut a rug in honour of Scotland's National Bard!

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Burns Night Celebrations

25th January 2024

Join us at The Queens Arms in Edinburgh for Burns Night! It's a night of hearty delights, music, poetry, and laughter in a traditional setting.

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Burns Night Concert : Neil Sutcliffe

25th January 2024

Join Neil Sutcliffe for a celebration of Robert Burns, Scottish traditional music and song, with the odd French connection thrown in!

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Burns Night Whisky Tasting

25th January 2024

Join us for a cosy Burns Night celebration at Moonwake Taproom in Leith. Rest assured, we shall have all the heaters on to keep you warm as you join us for Burns Night 2024.

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Burns Supper at The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant

25th January 2024 - 27th January 2024

Contini's Burns Suppers are back for 2024. Enjoy a traditional evening of Scottish food, music and dancing at The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant from 25th to 27th January!

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Callum Easter TV Special

25th January 2024

The Callum Easter TV Special presents an evening of spectacular music and performance, as Callum Easter & The Roulettes are joined by a selection of very special guests!

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Exploring Special Connection - Creative experience for Two

25th January 2024 - 24th February 2024

This 2.5 hour 2:1 interactive workshop provides the Two of You with a unique opportunity to use an art-making process as a way to connect with your special being on a deeper level.

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Help for Community Buildings - Are you wasting energy on Heating?

25th January 2024

Are you wasting energy on heating? HeatHack's free temperature monitoring programme can help. Join us on 25th January!

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Intermediate Sewing Class

25th January 2024 - 1st February 2024

This class at The Edinburgh Sewcial Club is aimed at folks who've attended a beginner's sewing class and would like to progress their skills.

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RETINA(S), a new film project by Yannik Ruault

25th January 2024

Meet the French independent filmmaker and creative storyteller Yannik Ruault for a talk on his new film project, RETINA(S) at the Institut Français d'Ecosse on 25th January!

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Robert Burns: A Birthday Celebration

25th January 2024

Bob Mitchell and Anne Hunter present a high-octane rendition of some of Burns best loved poems, music and songs on this, our bard's birthday, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre!

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Sarah Keyworth: Work In Progress

25th January 2024

Sarah Keyworth brings a brand new Work In Progress show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 25th January!

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The Elvis Years - The Story of the King

25th January 2024

The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ - Elvis Presley.

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The Magic of Motown

25th January 2024

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show comes to the Festival Theatre on 25th January!

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TO SEE OURSELVES - Tranent

25th January 2024
Tranent

TO SEE OURSELVES is the observational, deeply personal and humorous documentary about activism during the 2014 independence referendum and the impact it had on one family in one small town.

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358 EAT Food Fest

26th January 2024 - 4th February 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

After last year's successful launch, the 358 EAT Food Fest returns to Edinburgh from 26th January to 4th February!

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Big Garden Birdwatch

26th January 2024 - 28th January 2024
Nationwide

Enjoy an hour with nature and discover the wildlife on your doorstep by taking part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch!

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Dancing Queens! The ABBA Drag Party - CANCELLED

26th January 2024

DANCING QUEENS: The ABBA Drag Party! returns to The Three Sisters on 26th January after a sold out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2023!

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David Suchet Poirot and More, A Retrospective

26th January 2024

Join us in conversation with the man, the actor and his many roles in an unmistakably unique event at the Festival Theatre in January! 

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Edinburgh Dungeon Lates - 18+

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

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

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From The Jam: All Mod Cons 45th Anniversary Tour

26th January 2024

From The Jam will be performing the whole All Mod Cons album in full along with more hits and fan favourites of The Jam at The Queen's Hall on Friday 26th January!

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Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Lifestyle

26th January 2024 - 29th March 2024
Edinburgh South

Come along to these gentle yoga classes at Morningside Parish Church on Fridays and helps to loosen tight muscles, strengthen your neural signals and build healthy tissues throughout the body!

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Guid Crack: Oral Lore from the Countryside

26th January 2024

Join us at the Scottish Storytelling Centre as guest storyteller James MacDonald Reid shares tales of the countryside on 26th January at the Waverley Bar!

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HEART by Michael Pendry

26th January 2024 - 11th February 2024

HEART, the first in a series of installations and sculptures by German artist Michael Pendry, makes its UK debut at St. Giles’ Cathedral as part of Burns&Beyond.

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Museum Late: Big Burns Ceilidh

26th January 2024

Enjoy a night like no other in the beautiful setting of the National Museum of Scotland at night as the fantastic Jacobites Ceilidh Band bring the Grand Gallery to life!

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Olga Koch: Prawn Cocktail

26th January 2024

As seen on Mock the Week, QI and Late Night Mash, Olga Koch brings her critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 26th January!

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Protest

26th January 2024 - 27th January 2024

Protest is an empowering play for children aged 8+ that explores the power of friendship, activism and believing in your own voice.

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Queen & Fleetwood Mac Tribute

26th January 2024

Get ready for a celebration of two of the world's most iconic bands, Queen and Fleetwood Mac, in a three-hour-long concert at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on 26th January!

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The Orb

26th January 2024

The Orb, one of the most pioneering acts in dance music history, come to Edinburgh for a night at La Belle Angele on Friday 26th January!

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Anna Meredith plus very special guests

27th January 2024

Catch genre-crossing composer and producer Anna Meredith plus some very special guests at the Assembly Rooms on 27th January as part of Burns&Beyond!

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

27th January 2024

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Festival Theatre on Saturday 27th January!

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Believe - The Cher Songbook

27th January 2024

Join us at the Usher Hall for a stunning concert as we turn back time and celebrate the Goddess of Pop, Cher!

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Bootlace

27th January 2024

Join Bootlace alongside some amazing acts at La Belle Angele on the 27th of January to wrap up the first month of 2024.

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Burns Night Ceilidh

27th January 2024
Edinburgh West

Celebrate Burns Night with a family friendly ceilidh in Ratho Church Hall on Saturday 27th January, dancing to HotScotch Ceilidh Band!

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Candlelight: A Tribute to David Bowie

27th January 2024

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations... discover the music of David Bowie at Nicolson Square Edinburgh!

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Candlelight: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

27th January 2024

Enjoy Vivaldi's timeless classic, The Four Seasons, by Candlelight at Nicolson Square, Edinburgh

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Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne

27th January 2024

Delivered with Mairi Campbell's trademark wit and unparalleled musical ability, this funny and heartfelt show resonates with wider universal truths.

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Martin Hayes & The Common Ground Ensemble

27th January 2024

Martin Hayes brings his soulful interpretation of traditional Irish music along with his latest project, The Common Ground Ensemble to The Pleasance Edinburgh.

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Mindfulness/Yoga Based Wellbeing Weekend Retreat

27th January 2024 - 28th January 2024

Join The Mindful Enterprise for this reinvigorating 2 days of mindfulness based practices in the stunning surroundings of Dalkeith Country Park on 27th & 28th January!

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Niall McCabe

27th January 2024

Fresh from playing Celtic Connections with his band, Irish singer/songwriter Niall McCabe comes to The Voodoo Rooms on 27th January!

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Olga Koch: Comes From Money (WIP)

27th January 2024

Star of Mock The Week and QI, Olga Koch is bringing a brand new work-in-progress to Monkey Barrel on 27th January!

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Peruvian Masterclass with Mercedes

27th January 2024

Join Mercedes for a culinary journey through Peru as she teaches you how to make a traditional roast chicken dish and a delicious dessert made from butternut squash on Saturday 27th January!

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Sample & Seconds Sale Market

27th January 2024 - 28th January 2024

Come along to Leith Makers on 27th & 28th January for their Sample & Seconds Sale Market!

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Saturday Science Sessions with Dino

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

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

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Scots Music Group Ceilidhs

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

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

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Skating Polly

27th January 2024

Oklahoma City trio Skating Polly are on a UK tour in January with a date at The Mash House on the 27th!

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Spanish Classes for Children 2 - 5years in Stockbridge

27th January 2024 - 24th February 2024

Get Talking Spanish is offering fun and engaging play-based Spanish sessions for children aged 2 - 5, include lots of singing, interactive games and activities and story telling!

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Story time with Madly Chatterjee

27th January 2024

Join us at the Institut Français d’Écosse for a reading and discussion with author Madly Chaterjee about her series of books “The Children of Slowville” on 27th January!

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The Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

27th January 2024 - 28th January 2024

Are you planning your wedding in Scotland and looking for the best Edinburgh wedding suppliers? Then come along to The Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition, one of the largest wedding shows in Scotland!

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Write Like a Grrrl

27th January 2024

If you haven’t written creatively before but always wanted to, or if you haven’t written for some time and want to kick-start your practice, then this low-cost, intensive course is for you.

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Bowie Experience

28th January 2024

Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie.

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Build a LEGO house - CANCELLED

28th January 2024

In honour of International LEGO day, join IKEA Edinburgh on 28th January in their Customer Restaurant and build a house made out of LEGO!

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Dovecot Studios: Wedding Open Day 2024 - CANCELLED

28th January 2024

Join us at Dovecot Studios on 28th January for our Wedding Open Day to explore this former Victorian Bathhouse turned Tapestry Studio, and realise your wedding dreams!

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Gareth Mutch: Belter

28th January 2024

Clinging onto the last year of his 20s, join the Scottish powerhouse Gareth Mutch as he reflects on being a millennial and how life has changed over the past decade!

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Illustration Crafty Cream Tea

28th January 2024
Edinburgh West

Woodland Wreaths and Plants invites you to get crafty this New Year by joining their Illustration Crafty Cream Teas in Corstorphine on 28th January!

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Jewellery Class - Make a sterling silver bangle

Selected dates between 28th January 2024 - 21st April 2024
Edinburgh South

Learn how to make a medium weight sterling silver bangle in this workshop run by Ali Bali Jewellery!

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Jewellery Class - Make a Sterling Silver Spinner Ring

Selected dates between 28th January 2024 - 21st April 2024
Edinburgh South

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

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Macrame Wall Hanger Workshop

28th January 2024

Coorie in this January and spend a cosy Sunday afternoon in The Edinburgh Sewcial Club's studio crafting a beautiful macramé wall hanging!

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Nadine Shah

28th January 2024

Burns&Beyond is proud to present one of the most important voices in UK contemporary music, with Mercury Prize nominee Nadine Shah.

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The Legends of American Country Show

28th January 2024

The Legends of American Country, Europe's number on tribute show, returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics!

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Independent Venue Week - Edinburgh

29th January 2024 - 4th February 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Independent Venue Week (29th Jan – 4th Feb 2024) is the UK’s annual 7-day celebration of independent music & arts venues and the people that own, run and work in them.

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James Marriott

29th January 2024

Multi-faceted artist and creative James Marriott has added an additional date to his tour next year and plays La Belle Angele, Edinburgh on 29th January!

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Beauxmont Pop-Up Performance

30th January 2024

Join Acadian band Beauxmont for a pop-up performance in the relaxed surroundings of the Storytelling Court on 30th January!

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Darren Connell and The Funny Bunch

30th January 2024

Darren Connell was one of the most popular characters on improvised BBC comedy Scot Squad. Watch him use those skills in front of a crowd while seeing some of the best acts on the circuit today!

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Feel Good Comedy

30th January 2024

The Scottish Huntingtons Charity comedy night returns to Bar 13 on the 30th January with another excellent line up. Come join us as we aim raise as much money as possible through laughter!

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Pictures of Ghosts (Retratos Fantasmas)

30th January 2024

Part of Cinemaattic' brand new Brazilian slow film festival, don’t miss our first film Pictures of Ghosts by Kleber Mendonça Filho screening at Cameo Cinema on 30th January!

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Open Mic Night

Selected dates between 31st January 2024 - 31st July 2024

Join host Michael Dodds every Wednesday at The Three Sisters for an evening of music, singing, poetry, comedy and much more!

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The Bright Club

Selected dates between 31st January 2024 - 24th April 2024

The freshest thing in stand-up – straight from the (research) field to funny with a new crop of comedic academics from Scotland's universities every month.

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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:

Chat & Plant Gardening Group

Chat & Plant Gardening Group

Selected dates between 16th January 2024 - 26th March 2024

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

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East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

East Renfrewshire Bookbug Sessions

8th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

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

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Rubix Cube 80’s Tribute Night

Rubix Cube 80’s Tribute Night

26th January 2024

Revisit the time that fashion forgot as you sing and dance along with the ultimate 80's party band at Dalmeny Park House Hotel on Friday 26th January!

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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:

Family Days Out in in Fife

Family Days Out in in Fife

30th November 2023 - 31st May 2024

Come along to St Andrews Indoor Golf Centre and enjoy a great family golf day out!

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Dreel Crafters

Dreel Crafters

Selected dates between 11th January 2024 - 28th March 2024

Dreel Crafters is a chance to grab a cuppa with some friendly faces and have a ‘craft and a natter’ with a bunch of beginners and more-experienced makers.

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SCO 23/24: Berlioz, Mozart and Ravel with Francois Leleux and Carolyn Sampson

SCO 23/24: Berlioz, Mozart and Ravel with Francois Leleux and Carolyn Sampson

31st January 2024

François Leleux is joined by celebrated British soprano Carolyn Sampson for rarely heard Berlioz, plus sparkling music by Mozart and Ravel.

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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:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical

23rd January 2024 - 4th February 2024

Choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses, Roald Dahl's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory The Musical comes to the King's Theatre Glasgow in 2024!

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Scottish Photographic Circle Exhibition

Scottish Photographic Circle Exhibition

13th January 2024 - 15th February 2024

The focus will be on fantastic images when the Auld Kirk Museum in Kirkintilloch opens the shutters on its latest show!

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Competition: Dunbar-Gerber Prize for Chamber Music

Competition: Dunbar-Gerber Prize for Chamber Music

25th January 2024

This competition sees the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Brass students compete in a varied programme of performance which celebrates Chamber Music.

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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:

SLLC Fitness Live

SLLC Fitness Live

27th January 2024

Join the party as SLLC comes together to showcase all things healthy and active at SLLC Fitness Live 2024 on Saturday 27th January!

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ORA Bar @ Rocca Presents

ORA Bar @ Rocca Presents

Selected dates between 19th January 2024 - 24th February 2024

Come down and join us for our amazing weekend entertainment courtesy of DJ Freezer and DJ AngelaGilmour!

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Winter Charity Run GOCC

Winter Charity Run GOCC

28th January 2024

The 'Get Even With Diabetes' Winter Run being held at Muirhouse Park on January 28th is organized as part of the 32nd Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.

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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:

Make Mess Matter At IKEA Glasgow

Make Mess Matter At IKEA Glasgow

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

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

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Adult Weekly Drawing and Painting Class

Adult Weekly Drawing and Painting Class

Selected dates between 24th January 2024 - 19th June 2024

This weekly art class will take you through a creative exploration of different art materials and techniques to develop your own artwork.

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Now The Fun Begins With Paddy And Shaun

Now The Fun Begins With Paddy And Shaun

27th January 2024

Paddy and Shaun, with special mystery guests, present an all singing, all dancing show including funny comedy sketches featuring their favourite moments from recent events!

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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:

Supper Club

Supper Club

Selected dates between 11th January 2024 - 28th March 2024

Each Thursday, through the winter months, FEL Scotland will be hosting a Supper Club at Falkirk Baptist Church. It's a completely free community meal.

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Silver Sea Glass Weekend Workshop

Silver Sea Glass Weekend Workshop

27th January 2024 - 28th January 2024

Shake off the Winter blues and make your own Silver Sea Glass Ring at Central Scotland School of Jewellery in January!

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DyslexiFest

DyslexiFest

27th January 2024

Got a question about dyslexia? Want to find the people and organisations that exist to help you? Then come along to DyslexiFest when it returns to Stirling on 27th January!

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Events in Other Areas

Highlight Talks

Highlight Talks

Selected dates between 13th September 2023 - 26th June 2024

On selected days throughout the year the team at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and volunteers hold a Highlight Talk exploring the life and works of Robert Burns!

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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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Burns Night Ceilidh

Burns Night Ceilidh

26th January 2024

Celebrate Scotland's beloved bard, Robert Burns, with a night of drinking, dining and dancing at Marine Troon's Burns Night Ceilidh!

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Blazing Burns Spectacular

Blazing Burns Spectacular

27th January 2024

Celebrate Burns Night in the Bard's Birthplace with a family-friendly ceilidh, musical performance and blazing spectacular!

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The Legends of American Country Show

The Legends of American Country Show

27th January 2024

The UK's no.1 country music tribute show, The Legends of American Country, returns to the Gaiety Theatre, Ayr for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics!

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Professor Charles Withers: Mungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger

Professor Charles Withers: Mungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger

31st January 2024

Professor Charles Withers examines the achievements of Mungo Park and the many expeditions that followed him as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's Inspiring People talk series!

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