Learning events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Learning events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

Curious About Edinburgh

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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Operating Theatre Live

Operating Theatre Live

Selected dates between 11th June 2020 - 18th March 2021
Online Event

Join award-winning Sam Piri and Amy Straughan LIVE from the operating theatre every Tuesday and Thursday as they examine the incredible structure of the human body to learn in a way never done before!
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Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Check out ComputerXplorers SEScotland's online kids computing clubs, the perfect way to learn the latest technologies and develop invaluable tech skills.
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Scotland’s Precious Seas

Scotland’s Precious Seas

19th August 2020 - 10th January 2021

To celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters, this small exhibition explores Scotland’s diverse sea life and the many threats facing our marine life.
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Scots Music Group: Instrument and Song Classes

Scots Music Group: Instrument and Song Classes

8th September 2020 - 3rd December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Scots Music Group is running its autumn term online! Check out the full list of weekly classes available through Zoom!
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Music Classes for Children age 4 to 12

Music Classes for Children age 4 to 12

12th September 2020 - 12th November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

St Marys Music School Edinburgh is delivering various online music classes for children age 4 to 12 years starting in September.
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First Bite Junior Youth Theatre

First Bite Junior Youth Theatre

17th September 2020 - 10th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

First Bite Junior Youth Theatre is run by Live Drama and is for all 7 - 11 year olds with a love of drama and the performing arts and starts on 17th September!
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Dog First Aid (LIVE) 3 modules 3 evenings

Dog First Aid (LIVE) 3 modules 3 evenings

Selected dates between 22nd September 2020 - 27th October 2020
Online Event

The Emergency Canine Care course run by Dog First Aid Scotland North has been designed to be delivered through a live interactive session in 3 evening modules.
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Centre for Lifelong Learning’s Autumn Online Classes

Centre for Lifelong Learning’s Autumn Online Classes

1st October 2020 - 23rd December 2020
Online Event

With the help of expert tutors, the Centre for Lifelong Learning at University of Strathclyde have developed an exciting range of classes to help keep you busy this Autumn!
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Dog First Aid: (LIVE) Half Day Emergency Canine Care Course

Dog First Aid: (LIVE) Half Day Emergency Canine Care Course

4th October 2020
Online Event

Learn hands on up-to-date techniques that could potentially save lives on this LIVE half day Emergency Canine Care Course held by Dog First Aid.
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Recreate the Original PONG Game

Recreate the Original PONG Game

10th October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join ComputerXplorers SEScotland LiVE on Saturday 10 October at 11am to learn how to code your very own version of the original Pong Game!
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Design and Build in Minecraft and Robolox

Design and Build in Minecraft and Robolox

19th October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join ComputerXplorers SEScotland live design & build with Minecraft & Roblox designed especially for children! Our small online groups are very interactive and lots of fun.
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Edinburgh October Half Term Camp @ George Watson’s College

Edinburgh October Half Term Camp @ George Watson’s College

19th October 2020 - 23rd October 2020
Edinburgh South

Miniversity Holiday Camps are coming to George Watson’s College this October half-term and are specifically designed for children age 5-12 years!
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Dog First Aid (LIVE) 3 modules 3 mornings Emergency Canine Care Course

Dog First Aid (LIVE) 3 modules 3 mornings Emergency Canine Care Course

20th October 2020
Online Event

This Emergency Canine Care course run by Dog First Aid Scotland North has been designed to be delivered through a live interactive session in 3 morning modules starting on 20th October.
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Medicine and Blood: Online Kids Workshop

Medicine and Blood: Online Kids Workshop

22nd October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums for some hands on learning in this new Zoom workshop for Kids aged 8+!
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The Bloody History of Surgery: Online Workshop for Adults

The Bloody History of Surgery: Online Workshop for Adults

31st October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Looking to do something fun this Halloween weekend? Join Surgeons Hall Museum for some hands on learning in this online Zoom workshop!
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Potted Pathology: The Brain and Neurological Disease

Potted Pathology: The Brain and Neurological Disease

2nd November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join the Surgeons Hall Museums for Potted Pathology Part 2: The Brain and Neurological Disease on Monday 2nd November!
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Forensic Art: An introduction to Forensic Art and Facial Reconstruction

Forensic Art: An introduction to Forensic Art and Facial Reconstruction

14th November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join forensic artist Karen Flemming for this online Zoom introduction to the fascinating world of forensic art.
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Internal Reflections: Representing Anatomy in Art

Internal Reflections: Representing Anatomy in Art

18th November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museums Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving for this introduction to the fascinating history of anatomical art!
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Death in The Arctic: Harry Goodsir and The Franklin Expedition

Death in The Arctic: Harry Goodsir and The Franklin Expedition

23rd November 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

From Surgeons’ Hall Museum to death in the Arctic; Prof Ken Donaldson explores the history of Harry Goodsir and the Franklin Expedition as part of the On Demand online lecture series.
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Potted Pathology Part 3: Allergy and Pathologies of the Immune System

Potted Pathology Part 3: Allergy and Pathologies of the Immune System

7th December 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Professor Ken Donaldson, Senior Research Fellow in the Surgeons Hall Museums, for Potted Pathology Part 3: Allergy and Pathologies of the Immune System!
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Joyworks Laughter Yoga Leadership

Joyworks Laughter Yoga Leadership

27th February 2021 - 28th February 2021
Leith

Come train with the best and become a qualified Laughter Yoga Leader professional, in a most uplifting and fun weekend, with Edinburgh Joyworks!
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Adult Creative Workshop: Introduction to Pinhole photography

Adult Creative Workshop: Introduction to Pinhole photography

28th February 2021

Join us at City Art Centre for a special half day workshop exploring pinhole cameras!
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Adult Creative Workshop: Cyanotypes (Blueprints)

Adult Creative Workshop: Cyanotypes (Blueprints)

6th March 2021

Join us at City Art Centre for an introduction to the cyanotype process, one of the earliest forms of photography, dating back to 1842.
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How to be a Psychic Conman

How to be a Psychic Conman

17th July 2021

Roll up! Roll up! Gather ye round the traveling caravan as Snake Oil Salesman, Ash Pryce, demonstrates the miraculous curative abilities of psychic surgery.
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Family Craft: Pond life - Pond Dipping

Family Craft: Pond life - Pond Dipping

2nd August 2021

Discover what lives in our wonderful pond in the Japanese Garden and like a scientist record what you have found in a special little book.
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Pinhole Cameras

Pinhole Cameras

15th August 2021

To celebrate World Photography Day (19 August), join us at Lauriston Castle for a special workshop exploring pinhole cameras!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Blooming Marvellous

Blooming Marvellous

12th September 2020 - 14th February 2021

Everything in the garden’s lovely as we explore the wonderful world of wildlife and plants through our colourful and entertaining family-friendly exhibition!

Find out about Blooming Marvellous on What's On Fife
Christmas Baking for Children

Christmas Baking for Children

28th November 2020 - 29th November 2020

Bring your children to enjoy some Christmas baking in the old kitchen at Hill of Tarvit. They will love making their own biscuits to take home!

Find out about Christmas Baking for Children on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2020

Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Find out about Curious About Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Seasonal Self-Discovery Writing Workshops

Seasonal Self-Discovery Writing Workshops

Selected dates between 19th June 2020 - 18th December 2020

Explore how to live more intentionally and incorporate nature and the seasons into your daily life on a Seasonal Self-Discovery Writing Workshop with Debbie Innes.

Find out about Seasonal Self-Discovery Writing Workshops on What's On Glasgow
Stained Glass Workshop: 2 Days

Stained Glass Workshop: 2 Days

Selected dates between 15th August 2020 - 26th October 2020

Learn how to create stained glass panels on this two day workshop for total beginners at Cass Peters Glass Art!

Find out about Stained Glass Workshop: 2 Days on What's On Glasgow
Stained Glass Workshop: 1 Day

Stained Glass Workshop: 1 Day

Selected dates between 20th August 2020 - 29th October 2020

Learn how to create stained glass panels on this one day workshop for total beginners at Cass Peters Glass Art!

Find out about Stained Glass Workshop: 1 Day on What's On Glasgow
Glass Fusing Class: Half Day

Glass Fusing Class: Half Day

Selected dates between 26th August 2020 - 28th October 2020

The Half Day Glass Fusing Classes at Cass Peters Glass Art are designed to give total beginners an introduction to a new skill... and have some fun!

Find out about Glass Fusing Class: Half Day on What's On Glasgow
Glass Fusing Class: 1 Day

Glass Fusing Class: 1 Day

Selected dates between 28th August 2020 - 23rd October 2020

The Glass Fusing Classes at Cass Peters Glass Art are designed to give total beginners an introduction to a new skill, and allow more time to create a larger piece of work

Find out about Glass Fusing Class: 1 Day on What's On Glasgow
Stained Glass Workshop: 4 Days

Stained Glass Workshop: 4 Days

Selected dates between 1st September 2020 - 1st October 2020

Learn how to create stained glass panels on this four day workshop for total beginners at Cass Peters Glass Art!

Find out about Stained Glass Workshop: 4 Days on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Science Festival: Science on the Sofa

Glasgow Science Festival: Science on the Sofa

9th September 2020 - 9th November 2020

Glasgow Science Festival are back with a digital programme of hands-on activities, talks, shows and more, to entertain and inspire!

Find out about Glasgow Science Festival: Science on the Sofa on What's On Glasgow
Japanese and Chinese Seal Engraving: Tenkoku

Japanese and Chinese Seal Engraving: Tenkoku

5th October 2020

Carve your very own Japanese hanko stamp to make your inei impression, learn about the different stages in the Tenkoku process and the tools used with the Drawing and Painting Studio!

Find out about Japanese and Chinese Seal Engraving: Tenkoku on What's On Glasgow
Introduction to Acting for Camera (Online Course)

Introduction to Acting for Camera (Online Course)

12th October 2020

This online course for people age 16+ introduces the specialist skills and techniques required when acting for camera, and aims to increase your confidence and understanding of the whole process.

Find out about Introduction to Acting for Camera (Online Course) on What's On Glasgow
Introduction To BSL (Online Course)

Introduction To BSL (Online Course)

13th October 2020

This 10-week online course is for complete beginners or people who wish to refresh their British Sign Language skills.

Find out about Introduction To BSL (Online Course) on What's On Glasgow
Introduction To Screenwriting (Online Course)

Introduction To Screenwriting (Online Course)

13th October 2020

This weekly online class offers an introduction to the art of screenwriting for both film and television.

Find out about Introduction To Screenwriting (Online Course) on What's On Glasgow
Creating Contemporary Performance for Digital Platforms

Creating Contemporary Performance for Digital Platforms

14th October 2020

This weekly evening online class for people aged 16+ focuses on how to create and develop contemporary performance for digital platforms.

Introduction To Filmmaking: Story Development (Online Course)

Introduction To Filmmaking: Story Development (Online Course)

14th October 2020

This online ten week course would be ideal for anyone who has always been interested in making a film, but has no idea where to start.

Skills Scotland Glasgow - CANCELLED

Skills Scotland Glasgow - CANCELLED

20th October 2020 - 21st October 2020

Get inspired at Skills Scotland Glasgow at the SEC Glasgow in November, the skills and careers event for 14-19 year olds!

Find out about Skills Scotland Glasgow - CANCELLED on What's On Glasgow
Paint and Prosecco - Beginners Watercolours

Paint and Prosecco - Beginners Watercolours

22nd October 2020

Join Helensburgh Art Hub for their next 'Paint & Prosecco' event on Thursday 22nd October where you'll learn how to paint a watercolour harbour scene!

Find out about Paint and Prosecco - Beginners Watercolours on What's On Glasgow
Choosing Audition Materials (Online Course)

Choosing Audition Materials (Online Course)

28th October 2020

This online course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Acting and BA Musical Theatre programmes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Find out about Choosing Audition Materials (Online Course) on What's On Glasgow
BA Performance in BSL and English - Taster Weekends (Online Course)

BA Performance in BSL and English - Taster Weekends (Online Course)

31st October 2020 - 1st November 2020

These online weekend courses will provide an introduction to the BA Performance in BSL and English degree programme at the RCS.

Beginners Watercolour Workshop - Harbour Scene With Neil G Smith

Beginners Watercolour Workshop - Harbour Scene With Neil G Smith

1st November 2020

Join Helensburgh Art Hub for a gentle introduction to the world of watercolour from the comfort of your own home!

Contemporary Performance Practice Audition Preparation (Online Course)

Contemporary Performance Practice Audition Preparation (Online Course)

3rd November 2020

This short course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Contemporary Performance Practice programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Blue Prints: Workshop in Printing with Botanical or Blue

Blue Prints: Workshop in Printing with Botanical or Blue

5th November 2020

Blue Prints is a four week workshop in creating prints with blue techniques using Botanical elements: Indigo, Cyanotype, Logwood and Eco Printing.

Filmmaking Interview Preparation (Online)

Filmmaking Interview Preparation (Online)

7th November 2020

This one-day course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Filmmaking degree programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Find out about Filmmaking Interview Preparation (Online) on What's On Glasgow
T-shirt Printing Masterclass with Urban Pirate Apparel

T-shirt Printing Masterclass with Urban Pirate Apparel

7th November 2020 - 8th November 2020

Learn the ins and outs of professional t-shirt printing in this weekend course with David from Urban Pirate Apparel at Print Clan Studio!

Find out about T-shirt Printing Masterclass with Urban Pirate Apparel on What's On Glasgow
Introduction to Actor Training (Blended Learning)

Introduction to Actor Training (Blended Learning)

8th November 2020

This credit-rated short course is designed to introduce you to foundation acting skills and prepare you for further vocational training.

Find out about Introduction to Actor Training (Blended Learning) on What's On Glasgow
Botanical Alchemy - Natural Skin Care & Aromatherapy Course

Botanical Alchemy - Natural Skin Care & Aromatherapy Course

9th November 2020 - 11th November 2020

Learn how to make your own skin care products, whether it's a simple cleanser for your face or your own unique luxury perfume oil, on this Natural Skin Care & Aromatherapy Course!

Acting: Shakespeare (Online Course)

Acting: Shakespeare (Online Course)

14th November 2020 - 15th November 2020

This two-day online course for people age 16+ will be led by one of the Royal Conservatoire's expert tutors with years of experience performing and directing the Bard's work.

Find out about Acting: Shakespeare (Online Course) on What's On Glasgow
Production Arts and Design Interview Preparation (Online Course)

Production Arts and Design Interview Preparation (Online Course)

25th November 2020

This online short course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Production Arts and Design programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Acting: Audition Preparation (Online Course)

Acting: Audition Preparation (Online Course)

28th November 2020 - 29th November 2020

This online weekend course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Acting programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Find out about Acting: Audition Preparation (Online Course) on What's On Glasgow
Production Technology Management Interview Preparation (Online Course)

Production Technology Management Interview Preparation (Online Course)

1st December 2020

This online short course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Production Technology and Management programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Musical Theatre: Audition Preparation (Online Course)

Musical Theatre: Audition Preparation (Online Course)

12th December 2020 - 13th December 2020

This online weekend course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Musical Theatre programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Find out about Musical Theatre: Audition Preparation (Online Course) on What's On Glasgow
Upcycling Furniture Workshops

Upcycling Furniture Workshops

Selected dates between 7th January 2021 - 12th January 2021

Join artist Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw for her Upcycling Furniture course being held over several Tuesday or Thursday evenings!

Find out about Upcycling Furniture Workshops on What's On Glasgow
Acting: Mock Audition (Online Course)

Acting: Mock Audition (Online Course)

9th January 2021 - 10th January 2021

This weekend course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Acting programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Find out about Acting: Mock Audition (Online Course) on What's On Glasgow
Musical Theatre: Mock Audition (Online Course)

Musical Theatre: Mock Audition (Online Course)

16th January 2021 - 17th January 2021

This online weekend course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Musical Theatre programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Find out about Musical Theatre: Mock Audition (Online Course) on What's On Glasgow
Why Deliver The Arts In A Prison? (Online Course)

Why Deliver The Arts In A Prison? (Online Course)

20th January 2021

This weekly evening online class for creative practitioners aged 18+ is designed to provide an introduction to the wider discourse surrounding the Arts in criminal justice.

Find out about Why Deliver The Arts In A Prison? (Online Course) on What's On Glasgow
BA Performance in BSL and English Audition Preparation

BA Performance in BSL and English Audition Preparation

20th February 2021 - 28th February 2021

This short course is for anyone applying to the BA Performance in BSL and English degree programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Find out about BA Performance in BSL and English Audition Preparation on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Sm:Art Exploring Smartphone Art Photography

Sm:Art Exploring Smartphone Art Photography

8th October 2020

Taught by local creative artist, Sharron McGrady of Beautiful Wild Textiles, this course is a fun and immersive learning journey around the use of free apps and your smart phone to create art.

Find out about Sm:Art Exploring Smartphone Art Photography on What's On Renfrewshire
Beginners Introduction To Sewing

Beginners Introduction To Sewing

Selected dates between 15th October 2020 - 17th October 2020

Always wanted to learn how to sew but just don’t know where to start? Then this four week course from Thimbleberry Sewing is the course is for you!

Find out about Beginners Introduction To Sewing on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Remembering Empire

Remembering Empire

21st November 2019 - 1st October 2020

Are you interested in recent history? Researchers in French studies at the University of Stirling have launched a new free online course called ‘Remembering Empire' and it's open to everyone.

Find out about Remembering Empire on What's On Stirling
The John Muir Family Award

The John Muir Family Award

27th April 2020 - 31st January 2021

Under The Trees is offering the chance for families to undertake the John Muir Award with them. It's a fantastic outdoor learning award, and is easy to achieve - even under our current situation!

Find out about The John Muir Family Award on What's On Stirling
Stirling Gin Cocktail Masterclass

Stirling Gin Cocktail Masterclass

Selected dates between 29th August 2020 - 9th October 2020

Come and join us at Stirling Distillery for a cocktail masterclass and enjoy a fun-filled night of creating and drinking!

Find out about Stirling Gin Cocktail Masterclass on What's On Stirling
Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 2nd September 2020 - 21st February 2021

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

Find out about Scotland’s National Hero - POSTPONED on What's On Stirling
Off the Grid - a Creative Maths Exhibition

Off the Grid - a Creative Maths Exhibition

24th September 2020 - 25th October 2020

Creative Stirling, in collaboration with shape master George Connell from Shape with a Difference, announce Off the Grid - a creative maths exhibition as part of Maths Week Scotland.

Find out about Off the Grid - a Creative Maths Exhibition on What's On Stirling
Clothing Repair and Upcycle

Clothing Repair and Upcycle

3rd October 2020

Join Michaella for this interactive event in which you will learn how to use various techniques to make your clothes last longer.

Find out about Clothing Repair and Upcycle on What's On Stirling
Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom

7th October 2020

Book a place on the Beginners Rigid Heddle weaving course starting October 7th and hire a rigid heddle loom for six weeks.

Find out about Learn to Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom on What's On Stirling
Crop Harvest and Seed Saving Workshop

Crop Harvest and Seed Saving Workshop

14th October 2020

Join Transition Stirling's plant experts online to see how you can save the seed from your crops to plant next year.

Find out about Crop Harvest and Seed Saving Workshop on What's On Stirling
Stirling Science Festival 2020

Stirling Science Festival 2020

15th October 2020 - 17th October 2020

Stirling is hosting its very first Science Festival, which will explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths) from 15th to 17th Ocotber.

Find out about Stirling Science Festival 2020 on What's On Stirling

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Five Sisters Zoo Autumn Nights
The Five Sisters Zoo will be beautifully illuminated every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Friday the 9th October to Sunday 15th November.
Harry Potter Movie Marathon at Vue Cinemas
Wands at the ready as Harry Potter returns to Vue Cinemas across the country for an epic movie marathon fortnight as all eight instalments of the series are back on the big screen!

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