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Two timely artistic projects by Hannah Lavery online and on stage in Edinburgh

Two timely artistic projects by Hannah Lavery online and on stage in Edinburgh

Two urgent digital artworks to be presented at Festivals in Edinburgh in August from award-winning poet, playwright, performer and director Hannah Lavery.

First Published: 26th July 2021
Sara Thomson announced as UK ambassador for the One Step Greener initiative

Sara Thomson announced as UK ambassador for the One Step Greener initiative

Edinburgh’s Sara Thomson, founder of The Leith Collective and the Clydesdale Collective in Glasgow, announced as UK ambassador for the ‘One Step Greener’ initiative ahead of COP26.

First Published: 26th July 2021
Shedinburgh Fringe Festival 2021 programme announced

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival 2021 programme announced

SHEDINBURGH Fringe Festival announces a programme of world-class entertainment filled with an incredible mix of Fringe favourites, famous faces, Fringe theatre, comedy, music, and spoken word.

First Published: 23rd July 2021
Applications now open for the Sound of Young Scotland Award

Applications now open for the Sound of Young Scotland Award

The Scottish Album of the Year Award introduce new award, with one young and emerging artist set to win £5000 to support creation of debut album.

First Published: 23rd July 2021
Further details of Traverse Festival 21 shows announced

Further details of Traverse Festival 21 shows announced

The Traverse is delighted to confirm further details of our Traverse Festival 2021 programme, and release further tickets following social distancing reductions.

First Published: 23rd July 2021
With less than 50 days to go, the countdown is on for cinch presents TRNSMT

With less than 50 days to go, the countdown is on for cinch presents TRNSMT

The countdown is on for Scotland's biggest music festival as an outstanding array of acts prepare to descend on Glasgow Green over the 10th - 12th September!

First Published: 23rd July 2021
Get a taste for top new foodie experiences in Edinburgh this summer

Get a taste for top new foodie experiences in Edinburgh this summer

Edinburgh looks set to be the UK’s ultimate city staycation destination with these mouth-watering new foodie experiences launching from July.

First Published: 22nd July 2021
Iconic toy giant Hamleys is set to open magical new store in St James Quarter

Iconic toy giant Hamleys is set to open magical new store in St James Quarter

The summer holidays just got a whole lot better as St James Quarter announces the upcoming opening of iconic toy store, Hamleys, in the coming weeks.

First Published: 21st July 2021
Pakistan to 60s Glasgow Lubna Kerr on Strong Women

Pakistan to 60s Glasgow Lubna Kerr on Strong Women

Lubna Kerr is bringing Tickbox, her show about two strong Scottish Pakistani women dealing with the challenges of coming to a foreign country, to Army@TheFringe 2021.

First Published: 21st July 2021
The Suicide Squad set to show at Vue

The Suicide Squad set to show at Vue

The Suicide Squad: DC’s delinquents return to Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni – and tickets are on sale now.

First Published: 20th July 2021
Edinburgh based Signature Group backs Scottish hospitality recruitment drive

Edinburgh based Signature Group backs Scottish hospitality recruitment drive

Edinburgh-based Scottish hospitality group, Signature, is backing a new campaign to attract young people to the industry as it slowly emerges from the devasting impact of the Covid pandemic.

First Published: 19th July 2021
Soft play is back in action at Edinburgh Leisure

Soft play is back in action at Edinburgh Leisure

Edinburgh Leisure’s three soft play centres, Clambers at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Scrambles at the EICA and Tumbles at Portobello reopen their doors to customers today, Monday 19th July.

First Published: 19th July 2021
Just Festival celebrates its 21st year with an exciting programme

Just Festival celebrates its 21st year with an exciting programme

Edinburgh’s social justice and human rights festival is coming of age this summer with its biggest event yet.

First Published: 19th July 2021
Local care home hatches a fun plan for residents

Local care home hatches a fun plan for residents

Three feathered friends have become permanent residents at Care UK Lauder Lodge in Edinburgh.

First Published: 16th July 2021
100 bars announced for Edinburgh Cocktail Week 2021

100 bars announced for Edinburgh Cocktail Week 2021

Scotland’s biggest cocktail festival, Edinburgh Cocktail Week has announced that 100 bars across the city will take part in the two-week event: making 2021 its biggest festival yet.

First Published: 15th July 2021
Museum landscaping work receives much needed funding boost

Museum landscaping work receives much needed funding boost

David Livingstone Birthplace has received a huge selection of bedding plants and climbers from Asda Blantyre to help complete external landscaping works ahead of reopening on July 28th!

First Published: 14th July 2021
Doors Open Days will return in September with a programme of in person and online events and activities

Doors Open Days will return in September with a programme of in person and online events and activities

2021 marks the 32nd year of Doors Open Days, a festival that sees organisations and volunteers offer free access to sites and events across Scotland.

First Published: 12th July 2021
National Trust for Scotland: Step it up for Culloden challenge

National Trust for Scotland: Step it up for Culloden challenge

The team at the National Trust for Scotland’s Culloden Battlefield have set a challenge to the public - and to themselves - to step up to protect the battlefield.

First Published: 12th July 2021
Giraffe print bus hits the streets of Edinburgh

Giraffe print bus hits the streets of Edinburgh

The streets of Edinburgh are getting even wilder this weekend as Lothian’s first ever giraffe print bus has been revealed in partnership with the RZSS’s Edinburgh Zoo.

First Published: 10th July 2021
Army@TheFringe Returns to the Stage with Drama, Cabaret, Magic and More

Army@TheFringe Returns to the Stage with Drama, Cabaret, Magic and More

Army@TheFringe returns to the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, after going digital in 2020, welcoming audiences back inside the historic Hepburn House drill hall in Edinburgh’s New Town.

First Published: 10th July 2021
Fun filled family content at Vue Edinburgh Omni and Ocean this summer

Fun filled family content at Vue Edinburgh Omni and Ocean this summer

FAMILY-FRIENDLY big screen content is coming to Vue Edinburgh Omni and Vue Edinburgh Ocean in full force this summer.

First Published: 10th July 2021
Scottish Friendly Childrens Book Tour Summer Competition

Scottish Friendly Childrens Book Tour Summer Competition

To help make reading fun this summer, author and illustrator Cressida Cowell is helping the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour launch a magical competition with some amazing book prizes.

First Published: 10th July 2021
Runrig announce preorder release date of music documentary There Must Be A Place

Runrig announce preorder release date of music documentary There Must Be A Place

Runrig fans and music lovers can look forward to a unique insight into rock and folk history when the much-anticipated documentary There Must Be A Place is released on Friday 29th October.

First Published: 1st July 2021
Big Screen Events at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni this summer

Big Screen Events at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni this summer

A spectacular selection of special Big Screen Events are landing at Vue Edinburgh Ocean and Vue Edinburgh Omni this summer, including world-famous theatre and the biggest concerts.

First Published: 30th June 2021
First shows of Traverse Festival 2021 announced

First shows of Traverse Festival 2021 announced

The Traverse Theatre today announces the first shows of its Traverse Festival 2021, which will include in-person, outdoor and online events.

First Published: 30th June 2021
Award winning Japanese restaurant Harajuku Kitchen expands to St James Quarter Edinburgh

Award winning Japanese restaurant Harajuku Kitchen expands to St James Quarter Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Harajuku Kitchen has opened a street food version of the restaurant in the capital’s Little King Street as part of St James Quarter development’s al fresco grab and go offering.

First Published: 30th June 2021
BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise now underway in Paisley town centre

BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise now underway in Paisley town centre

Paisley First's BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise adventure is now underway in Paisley town centre!

First Published: 28th June 2021
Local care home invites Edinburgh residents to understand dementia

Local care home invites Edinburgh residents to understand dementia

Three care homes in Edinburgh are inviting the local community to a free, virtual event for families caring for loved ones living with dementia.

First Published: 27th June 2021
Go underground to taste the history of the national drink of Scotland

Go underground to taste the history of the national drink of Scotland

Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland and whisky brand The Glenlivet – two organisations with a long history – have joined forces for a special online event on 1 July.

First Published: 24th June 2021
Scotland Events Chef of the Year goes wild at Edinburgh sculpture park

Scotland Events Chef of the Year goes wild at Edinburgh sculpture park

Chef Barry Bryson is bringing his unique style of culinary creativity to Edinburgh’s Jupiter Artland near Wilkieston this summer with a series of ten wild dining events.

First Published: 24th June 2021

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