Events in Edinburgh This Weekend

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Events in Edinburgh

Lockdown Virtual Tour and Tasting

Lockdown Virtual Tour and Tasting

23rd April 2020 - 3rd April 2021
Online Event

Come and join us at Stirling Distillery as our team take you on a virtual tour and tasting from the comfort of your own home!
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Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

Traverse Young Writers’ Scratch Performances

1st August 2020 - 16th May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Traverse is delighted to present brand new, specially created, pieces from nine Young Writers online, with performers filming in their own homes under lockdown conditions.
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Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event

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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Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s - SUSPENDED

Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s - SUSPENDED

12th September 2020 - 6th June 2021

The 1920s was a period of contrasts and this exhibition explores the styles, ideas and events that shaped Scottish art during this influential decade.
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The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!
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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st October 2020 - 31st March 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

24th October 2020 - 5th September 2021

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday year.
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E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas - SUSPENDED

E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas - SUSPENDED

7th November 2020 - 14th March 2021

This Exhibition is a collaboration between the National Trust for Scotland and the City Art Centre and is the first major retrospective of Hornel's art for over 35 years.
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Escape the Past: The Anatomist

Escape the Past: The Anatomist

13th November 2020 - 31st January 2021

Descend into a world of grave robbery, mystery and malpractice as you embark on a thrilling adventure into Edinburgh’s dark past.
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Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - SUSPENDED

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - SUSPENDED

14th November 2020 - 11th April 2021

Timed to mark his 70th birthday, this major exhibition by contemporary artist Jock McFadyen displays new and existing paintings, alongside works from City Art Centre’s collection of Scottish art.
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McLuckie & Walker Online Exhibition

McLuckie & Walker Online Exhibition

23rd November 2020 - 31st January 2021
Online Event

Visit this online exhibition and celebrate the legacy of architects Andrew McLuckie & Ronald Walker! They designed over 200 buildings in Stirling between 1886 and 1911.
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Shielders

Shielders

1st December 2020 - 31st January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Shielders takes a unique look at the very alien world we now find ourselves in and its impact on those who still find themselves on the inside, looking out.
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The Chocolatarium Tour

The Chocolatarium Tour

1st December 2020 - 31st March 2021

Enjoy a 90-minute fully-guided Tour of Chocolate for adults, teens and children aged 6 and over, just off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
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Breakfast Plays: New Tracks

Breakfast Plays: New Tracks

3rd December 2020 - 31st January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This year's Breakfast Plays (New Tracks) return after a successful first run in August, delivered as an audio-only podcast.
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Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes

Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes

17th December 2020 - 13th March 2021

Learn how to upcycle, become zero waste, reduce your plastic use and explore sustainable living with EcoArt's classes, courses and workshops!
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Burns Night In in Aid of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Burns Night In in Aid of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

1st January 2021 - 31st January 2021
Online Event

Just because we can't be together this Burns Night doesn't mean you can't celebrate with traditions both new and old! CHSS have got you covered with our Burns Night In digital pack!
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Online Pilates Winter Term

Online Pilates Winter Term

4th January 2021 - 28th February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Bookings are now open for Happy Being's online Pilates Classes, suitable for all abilities!
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Closer To Home

Closer To Home

6th January 2021 - 30th January 2021

The Scottish Gallery is delighted to open 2021 with a major exhibition of new work by artist Philip Braham.
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Connections - Wholly Holistic

Connections - Wholly Holistic

10th January 2021 - 10th March 2021

Connections - Wholly Holistic, at Santosa Wellness Centre Edinburgh, is an exhibition along with workshops, spoken word, healing sounds, storytelling, book launches and more!
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Young Artists Art Club P5-P7

Young Artists Art Club P5-P7

13th January 2021 - 24th March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Young Artists Club is an opportunity for your child in P5-P7 to build their skills in a wide range of media including drawing, painting, 3d modelling and collage.
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Creative i Abstract Painting in Acrylics

Creative i Abstract Painting in Acrylics

15th January 2021 - 5th February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Ever thought about experimenting with abstract painting? In this relaxed class for adults you can spend the morning reconnecting with creativity.
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Rare Prints and Monotypes

Rare Prints and Monotypes

20th January 2021 - 14th February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Academicians' Gallery presents an online exhibition of rare prints and monotypes by current and past members of the Royal Scottish Academy.
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Manipulate Festival: Restless Worlds - A Kinetic Sculpture Artwalk - POSTPONED

Manipulate Festival: Restless Worlds - A Kinetic Sculpture Artwalk - POSTPONED

21st January 2021 - 1st February 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

All across the city, in a moment of wider social and cultural upheaval, curious hidden worlds are shifting and revealing their secrets.
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Latitudes: Recent Work from RSA Award Winners

Latitudes: Recent Work from RSA Award Winners

22nd January 2021 - 17th March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Royal Scottish Academy presents Latitudes, an exhibition celebrating the far-reaching scope of recent work by the winners of RSA awards.
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A Poisonous Method: Arsenic

A Poisonous Method: Arsenic

25th January 2021 - 1st February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join Surgeons Hall Museum Curator for a trilogy of talks exploring why poison was the Victorian murder weapon of choice. Part one Arsenic!
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Gangsta Granny - CANCELLED

Gangsta Granny - CANCELLED

28th January 2021 - 31st January 2021

From the acclaimed producers of Billionaire Boy and Awful Auntie comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.
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Big Garden Birdwatch

Big Garden Birdwatch

29th January 2021 - 31st January 2021
National Event

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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Adventures in Artificial Intelligence Age 8+

Adventures in Artificial Intelligence Age 8+

30th January 2021
Online Event

Come and join ComputerXplorers LiVE on Saturday 30th January at 11am to learn how to all about Artificial Intelligence using the latest technology.
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Beginners Sewing Day - POSTPONED

Beginners Sewing Day - POSTPONED

30th January 2021

Learn how to use a sewing machine and some foundation sewing skills in this Beginners Sewing Day with Artisan Stitch.
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Burns Beyond Reality

Burns Beyond Reality

30th January 2021
Online Event

edify & The University of Glasgow presents, Burns Beyond Reality, A VR storytelling of 'Tam O'Shanter' on Saturday 30th January!
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Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka

30th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Namaste All....! Join us online for the Edinburgh Valmiki Balagokulam Shaka each Saturday!
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Flamenco Guitar Concert

Flamenco Guitar Concert

30th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Allow yourself to be transported straight to Andalucia from the comfort of your own living room as Daniel Martinez takes you on a journey through the works of legendary flamenco maestros!
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Japanese Cultural Event: Sounds and Movement from Old Japan - POSTPONED

Japanese Cultural Event: Sounds and Movement from Old Japan - POSTPONED

30th January 2021

Japanese dancer Miho Sedgwick and Shamisen musician Hiromi Moffat will collaborate in music and dance performances.
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Leith Market

Leith Market

30th January 2021
Leith

Come and meet our small independent traders at this bustling weekly farmers market right beside the Water of Leith.
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Manipulate Festival - Ballad of the Crone

Manipulate Festival - Ballad of the Crone

30th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Ballad of the Crone is a physical theatre performative lecture about connections, inheritance and loss.
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Manipulate Festival - The Lonely Sailor Weather Report

Manipulate Festival - The Lonely Sailor Weather Report

30th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Far out to sea, where land-based networks begin to crackle and skip on the boundaries of their limited existence, our lonesome sailor sits, motionless at first, then rising slowly.
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Manipulate Festival: Ill-Lit

Manipulate Festival: Ill-Lit

30th January 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

A powerful aerial and physical theatre performance using the Japanese art of shibari (rope bondage) exploring mental health, cycles of repetition and the struggle to break out.
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Royal Scottish National Orchestra - POSTPONED

Royal Scottish National Orchestra - POSTPONED

30th January 2021

The Brunton and the Lammermuir Festival present The Royal Scottish National Orchestra on Saturday 30th January 2021.
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Virtual Valentine’s Market

Virtual Valentine’s Market

30th January 2021
Online Event

Join The Grain Exchange's regular makers for their first virtual market of 2021 and bag the perfect gift in time for Valentine's!
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Silent Cinema: A Night of Laurel and Hardy - POSTPONED

Silent Cinema: A Night of Laurel and Hardy - POSTPONED

31st January 2021

Maestro Will Pickvance accompanies live on piano four of his favourite short films from those masters of comedy Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
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Stockbridge Market

Stockbridge Market

31st January 2021
Edinburgh New Town

A foodie heaven, creative crafts, original artwork, superb street food. Eat, meet, greet or treat - there is something for everyone!
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Popular Events

Lecture: Beyond Hornel: Scottish Photographers in Meiji Japan
This talk will examine the history of Scottish expatriates in nineteenth-century Japan and their contribution to the photography networks and communities in their adopted country.
Responding to Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - Collage and Printmaking
Combining surprising elements from our fantastic and intriguing exhibition, create a series of works with overlaid and combined elements in collage and simple printmaking.
The Journey
Extraordinary illusionist, mentalist and performance artist Scott Silven and the Traverse Theatre invite you on a mesmerizing journey from your home to his in rural Scotland.
Flamenco Guitar Concert
Allow yourself to be transported straight to Andalucia from the comfort of your own living room as Daniel Martinez takes you on a journey through the works of legendary flamenco maestros!
CAST
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of their magnificent debut album, All Change, Cast will be performing the record in its entirety, followed by a set of greatest hits at the Liquid Room!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre