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

Selected dates between 4th February 2024 - 15th December 2024
Edinburgh South

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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Beautiful Bluebells

19th May 2024

Join Ranger Emma on Sunday 19th May for a late spring exploration of Hopetoun’s Grounds and delve into the folklore and natural history of the collections of Bluebells!

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Fertile - An interactive theatre show

21st May 2024

Join the University of Edinburgh for a candid conversation with pioneering fertility preservation scientist Professor Roger Gosden followed by an interactive theatre show!

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Meet Anne Berest, author of ‘The Postcard’

21st May 2024

Join us at the Institut Français d'Ecosse on Tuesday 21st May and meet the author of ‘The Postcard’ - Anne Berest!

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Dyslexia Scotland Summer Lectures: Jennifer Ewan and Kim Tebble (from the Jennifer Ewan Band)

22nd May 2024
Nationwide

This four-part series of lectures on dyslexic thinking examines the innate gifts of dyslexic minds and the constraints that society unwittingly places on them.

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An Evening with Amor Towles

24th May 2024

Topping & Company Booksellers of Edinburgh are delighted to be hosting Amor Towles on 24th May to celebrate publication of his latest story collection, Table for Two!

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Falastin Film Festival: R21 AKA Restoring Solidarity - A Film by Mohanad Yaqubi

24th May 2024

R21 AKA Restoring Solidarity (12A), is a collection of 16mm films by militant filmmakers from various countries.

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Falastin Film Festival: In Conversation with Malak Mattar

25th May 2024

How does occupation and siege affect art and individual artists? Join Palestinian artist Malak Mattar as she shares her experiences!

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Falastin Film Festival: Palestinian Supper Club

25th May 2024

Enjoy dinner and live storytelling featuring Glasgow-based Palestinian chefs Hiba and her daughter Dana of Hiba’s Palestinian Kitchen, and Edinburgh-based Palestinian author and cook Diline Abushaba

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Falastin Film Festival: Lyd لد A Film by Rami Younis and Sarah Friedland

26th May 2024

The story of a city that once connected Palestine to the world, Lyd (15) explores what it once was, what it is now, and what it could have become.

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Listening Gaza - Part of the Falastin Film Festival

26th May 2024

Gazelleband present the music of Palestine and beyond through the medium of traditional string instruments, the oud and buzuq.

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Suppose you Had a Portable Gramophone

27th May 2024 - 29th May 2024

This show is a tribute to imagination and storytelling; a small story with a big impact!

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‘Un Amor’ by Sara Mesa: A conversation with the author on her latest novel

29th May 2024

Join author Sara Mesa, translator Katie Whittemore, and Professor Alexis Grohmann for an engaging conversation about her latest novel at the Scottish Poetry Library on 29th May.

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Coco Mellors: From Cleo and Frank to the Blue Sisters

31st May 2024

Topping Edinburgh is delighted to welcome Coco Mellors to celebrating publication of her stunning sophomore novel 'Blue Sisters' at the beautiful Ps and Gs Church on 31st May!

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Rhind Lectures 2024

31st May 2024 - 2nd June 2024

In their most anticipated event of the year, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland's 2024 Rhind Lectures return from 31st May to 2nd June.

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Meet the Artist: Eleanor Cunningham

1st June 2024

Join artist Eleanor Cunningham at Birch Tree Gallery on 1st June as she gives a brief introduction to her creative background followed by a demonstration of layering techniques!

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In remembrance of the Scottish Witch Hunts

2nd June 2024

The Weaving Creative Threads Event at the Scottish Storytelling Centre features an evocative blend of artists, storytellers, singers, and speakers gathering to remember Scotland's accused witches.

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Andrew O’Hagan on ‘Caledonian Road’

4th June 2024

Topping & Company Booksellers of Edinburgh will be hosting an evening with Andrew O'Hagan on his latest novel 'Caledonian Road' at Greenside Parish Church on Tuesdays 4th June.

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Edinburgh Festival of Cycling: Rolling with the Punctures

4th June 2024

Join Mike Elm on 4th June as he talks about his 8,000km bumpy bike ride in 2023 from his dad’s home country of England to his mother’s home country of Greece!

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Cracking the Black Box within the Platform Economy

5th June 2024

Come along to The Melting Pot for an open discussion about citizens place in the intersection of data protection, AI tools and worker status in the digital platforms world.

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How Trauma Affects the Body: The Psychosomatic Nature of Trauma

5th June 2024

Discover the impact of trauma and how it manifests in the body, from the prefrontal cortex to the vagus nerve. With Q&A at Assembly Roxy on 5th June.

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An Evening with Kate Foster

6th June 2024

Join us at Waterstones Edinburgh West End on Tuesday 6th June when we will be joined by Kate Foster to celebrate the release of her latest novel The King's Witches!

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Spit It Out Festival

6th June 2024 - 16th June 2024
Nationwide

Spit it Out Festival is an immersive arts and community-driven festival focusing on creative ways to talk about mental health and heal from trauma.

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World Ocean Day 2024

8th June 2024

Let’s celebrate World Ocean Day 2024 with The Captain Paul Watson Foundation UK at the Institut Français d’Écosse on 8th June!

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Rory Stewart: Politics on the Edge

9th June 2024

Join co-presenter of the hit podcast The Rest is Politics, Rory Stewart - diplomat, explorer, cabinet minister and writer - for an evening of no-holds barred discussion!

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Singing Sea Shanties with Joss Cameron

9th June 2024

Join us in the warm and welcoming Storytelling Court for a fun opportunity to learn some Sea Shanties, the history of seafaring songs, and the traditions and nature of maritime language!

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Isabel Greenberg on ‘Young Hag’

11th June 2024

Joining us at Topping to talk on 'Young Hag', Isabel Greenberg recounts the magical history of our country, and the disillusionment of the present age.

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Head Injury Information Day

12th June 2024

The Head Injury Information Day on 12th June is the only event of its kind in Scotland dedicated to improving the lives of brain injury survivors.

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Kathleen Jamie on ‘Cairn’

13th June 2024

Join us for an evening of literary innovation on 13th June, deeply rooted in Kathleen Jamie's love for our country, and celebrating past, present and future together.

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French Honey Tasting Experience

14th June 2024

Join us at the Institut français d’Écosse for a delightful evening of French Honey Tasting with our expert honey sommelier Gino on 14th June!

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Dressing Children in the 18th century

21st June 2024

Join Assistant Curator Lucy Peter as she explores an important philosophical shift in attitudes towards childhood and children’s fashion in the 18th century!

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Lunch Time Talk - The Rise of Edinburgh’s Medical Institutions

24th June 2024

Join Surgeons' Hall Museums Head of Museum, Learning and Interpretation Thomas Elliott as he discusses the rise of Edinburgh's medical institutions.

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Henry Winkler: The Fonz and Beyond

25th June 2024

Join the legendary Henry Winkler at the Assembly Rooms as he shares stories of his life on the 50th anniversary of his time in Hollywood!

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150 years of women writing medicine

26th June 2024

Join three specialists for a discussion on the writing of women doctors, past and present at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 26th June!

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Alice Winn on ‘In Memoriam’

26th June 2024

Topping & Company Booksellers of Edinburgh are excited to welcome Alice Winn with her award-winning debut, 'In Memoriam' on Wednesday 26th June at Greenside Parish Church.

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Burgh Blatherers' Storytelling Ceilidh: Children of the Sun

3rd July 2024

Join Edinburgh's own Burgh Blatherers on 3rd July for next regular open-floor storytelling night taking place throughout the year!

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An Evening with David Sedaris

10th July 2024

David Sedaris will take An Evening With David Sedaris across the UK and Ireland in summer 2024. Catch him live at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 10th July!

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Girls Overheard

13th July 2024

Get ready to eavesdrop on the juiciest conversations from Glasgow's own Eilidh Wells, Lauren Kerr, and Ash Reid in 'Girls Overheard' at the Assembly Rooms on Saturday 13th July!

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An Evening with: Ed Winters

16th July 2024

Join us at Waterstones Edinburgh West End on Tuesday 16th July to hear Ed Winter's, activist and author of This is Vegan Propaganda talk about his latest book, How to Argue with a Meat Eater.

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Wild & Tame: Animals in History Exhibition Launch

18th July 2024

Join us at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 18th July to celebrate the launch of our exhibition 'Wild & Tame: Animals in History'.

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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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Textile Orientalisms: Paisley Shawls in Literature

6th September 2024

Join the National Trust for Scotland on Friday 6th September at the Georgian House to welcome the author, Suchitra Choudhury, for a presentation of her work and wider discussion!

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Jay Rayner - Nights Out At Home

8th September 2024

Join the ever-tasteful, often hilarious, writer and broadcaster Jay Rayner as he celebrates 25 years as The Observer’s award-winning restaurant critic with the publication of Nights Out At Home!

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Mad, Bad and Dangerous - CANCELLED

8th September 2024

Spend an evening in the company of the extraordinary Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE as he goes beyond his record-breaking achievements to explore the man behind the myth.

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An Evening with Dougie Donnelly

24th September 2024

Join Waterstones West End Tuesday 24th September when we will be joined by Dougie Donnelly to celebrate the release of My Life in Sport.

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Toad On The Road: An Evening With Neighbours’ Star Ryan Moloney

27th September 2024

An evening with Ryan Moloney from Neighbours. With surprises on the night and an extended Q&A section, this is the ultimate night for every Neighbours fan!

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Tim Peake: Astronauts - The Quest To Explore Space

29th September 2024

After multiple sell-out tours with his debut show, My Journey to Space, Tim Peake brings his hugely anticipated new show, ASTRONAUTS: The Quest to Explore Space! to Edinburgh Playhouse!

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Dr. Louise Newson: Hormones & Menopause - The Great Debate

7th October 2024

Dr Louise Newson, the leading medical expert on menopause and hormones, brings her inaugural UK theatre tour, accompanied by Dublin-based comedian Anne Gildea, to the Festival Theatre on 7th October.

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Jon Ronson’s Psychopath Night

23rd October 2024

Join Jon Ronson at the Usher Hall for an electrifying journey into the enigmatic world of psychopaths and the perplexing concept of normalcy!

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Ant Middleton

26th October 2024

Best Selling Author, TV front man and podcaster Ant Middleton has announced a brand new tour for autumn 2024 including a date at the Usher Hall on Saturday 26th October!

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Ned Boulting’s Marginal Mystery Tour: 1923 And All That

2nd November 2024

Ned Boulting, ITV’s lead Tour de France commentator, returns to The Queen's Hall with his brand-new one-man stage show, Ned Boulting’s Marginal Mystery Tour: 1923 And All That.

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An Evening with Fran Lebowitz

4th November 2024

Fran Lebowitz, the star of Netflix's Pretend It's A City, will be live in conversation at the Usher Hall on Monday 4th November!

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Derek Forbes - a Very Simple Mind

12th November 2024

Following the recent release of his autobiography ‘A Very Simple Mind’, Derek Forbes is now on tour promoting it! Catch him at The Voodoo Rooms on 12th November!

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An Evening with Guenther Steiner

18th November 2024

Don’t miss a hugely entertaining access-all-areas conversation with former Haas Formula 1 team principal Guenther Steiner, star of Netflix’s smash hit docuseries Drive to Survive.

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An Audience with Monty Don

2nd December 2024

Join BBC Gardeners' World presenter and gardening writer, Monty Don, as he shares his passion for gardens and the unique role they play in human inspiration and wellbeing.

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James Martin Live

9th March 2025

Celebrity chef James Martin is heading back on the road with his all new LIVE tour for 2025 and stops off at the Usher Hall on Sunday 9th March!

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Dr Rangan Chatterjee: The Thrive Tour

29th March 2025

Join Dr. Rangan Chatterjee on 29th March for two hours that will transform the way you feel about your own life!

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Talks And Lectures Events in East Renfrewshire

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

An Evening with Martin O’Neill

An Evening with Martin O’Neill

31st May 2024

Eastwood Park Theatre will welcome former footballer and celebrated Celtic manager, Martin O'Neill, for a special event on Friday 31st May!

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An Evening With Alan Parks

An Evening With Alan Parks

18th June 2024

Join Waterstones Newton Mearns as they welcome best-selling author Alan Parks to celebrate the release of 'To Die In June', the sixth installment of the Harry McCoy series!

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John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right

John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right

15th June 2024

Music icon John Lydon, frontman and lyricist of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd (PiL), will take centre stage at Eastwood Park Theatre in June 2024!

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Talks And Lectures Events in Fife

Here's a selection of Talks And Lectures Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Cheese and Wine Tasting Evening

Cheese and Wine Tasting Evening

1st June 2024

I.J Mellis and L'Art du Vin are joining forces for a summer evening of wine, cheese and chat in the beautiful surroundings of Bowhouse on Saturday 1st June!

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Killer Books: Professor David Wilson and Marcel Theroux

Killer Books: Professor David Wilson and Marcel Theroux

18th September 2024

Novelist and presenter Marcel Theroux and criminologists Professor David Wilson combine their professional backgrounds to discuss books that have motivated murder.

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Arts Lecture - Bernini:  Genius of the Roman Baroque by Dr Brendan Cassidy

Arts Lecture - Bernini: Genius of the Roman Baroque by Dr Brendan Cassidy

11th June 2024

Our June lecture focuses on the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Berninion, which are some of the greatest works in marble and bronze in the history of European art.

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Talks And Lectures Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Talks And Lectures Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

An Evening With Richard Dawkins

An Evening With Richard Dawkins

31st October 2024

Settle in for an unforgettable evening with Richard Dawkins, the world-renowned evolutionary biologist, author, and public intellectual, at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Thursday 31st October!

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

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

Selected dates between 2nd June 2024 - 8th December 2024

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening is taking place in Glasgow.

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The Rest Is Politics

The Rest Is Politics

12th October 2024

Alistair Campbell and Rory Stewart will bring their leading political podcast - The Rest Is Politics - to the SEC Glasgow on Saturday 12th October!

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Talks And Lectures Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of Talks And Lectures Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

An Evening with Neil Lennon

An Evening with Neil Lennon

27th September 2024

Come and enjoy this evening of conversation with this Celtic Legend where Neil Lennon reflects on his career highs and lows, and also participates in our audience Q&A.

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Pain Association Scotland - Self Management for People Living with Chronic Pain

Pain Association Scotland - Self Management for People Living with Chronic Pain

Selected dates between 7th February 2024 - 28th November 2024

Pain Association Scotland run professionally-led monthly groups across Lanarkshire for people living with all forms of chronic pain.

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An Evening With Rangers Legends

An Evening With Rangers Legends

25th October 2024

Amassing more than 500 appearances in the royal blue between them, three Rangers legends are coming to Lanark Memorial Hall to talk about their action-packed football careers!

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Talks And Lectures Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Talks And Lectures Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Renfrewshire Business Network - May Meeting

Renfrewshire Business Network - May Meeting

29th May 2024

Increase your business contacts and grow your network at the next Renfrewshire Business Network meeting which is being held at UWS Student Union in Paisley on Wednesday 29th May.

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Shaun Ryder: Happy Mondays, and Fridays, and Saturdays, and Sundays

Shaun Ryder: Happy Mondays, and Fridays, and Saturdays, and Sundays

25th October 2024

He's the wild man of rock who became a national treasure, Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder will bring his new, spoken word tour to Airdrie Town Hall on Friday 25th October!

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Killer Books: Professor David Wilson and Marcel Theroux

Killer Books: Professor David Wilson and Marcel Theroux

27th September 2024

Novelist and presenter Marcel Theroux and criminologist Professor David Wilson combine their professional backgrounds to discuss books that have motivated murder!

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Talks And Lectures Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of Talks And Lectures Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Creative Futures: Youth Pathways Event

Creative Futures: Youth Pathways Event

25th May 2024

Ages 13-25? Come along, be inspired, and meet various creative professionals and explore exciting career opportunities in the Creative Industries!

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Retrofit: Meet the Suppliers

Retrofit: Meet the Suppliers

28th May 2024

Join Stirling City Heritage at the Barracks Conference Centre for a chance to meet suppliers of Retrofit Solutions, hear about their products and meet the TBHC team.

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Crow Moon: Meet the Author Suzy Aspley

Crow Moon: Meet the Author Suzy Aspley

27th May 2024

Join us at Gartmore Village Hall where we chat to local author Suzy Aspley about her chilling gothic thriller ‘Crow Moon’.

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Events in Other Areas

Highlight Talks

Highlight Talks

Selected dates between 3rd April 2024 - 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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Popular Events

Edinburgh Castle Gun Salutes
Edinburgh Castle hold a number of gun salutes throughout the year to mark various special occasions!
Taylor Swift Parties At Malones
Ready to party like it's 1989?! Our Taylor Swift pre & after parties at Malones Edinburgh will be beyond your Wildest Dreams.
Castle Street Market
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!
Sci-Fire: A Creative Writing Workshop
Join us on 15th June at the Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage for this writing workshop where you’ll think creatively and playfully to imagine new tales about the future of firefighting!
Skinny Living
Three piece indie soul group Skinny Living will headline La Belle Angele on Thursday 17th October!

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