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Tony Conrad: Opening Reception for Invented Acoustical Tools 1969-2014. The legendary artist, composer, performer and filmmaker will play a selection of his invented acoustical tools and present a number of additional works in film and video. This is Tony’s first solo exhibition in the UK. 12 noon- 3pm: (drinks reception from 12 noon, performance/films start at 1.30pm), Inverleith HouseRoyal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row. To reserve a place email

Songs of World War One – Old and New: a workshop with Scott Murray. Singer/songwriter Scott, of Sangsters fame, has been involved with the New Makars Trust in Fife. 3-5pm, Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 Pleasance. £5: tickets from Edinburgh Folk Club, Coda, The Mound or Paddy Bort on 0131 650 2458/email: Part of the Carrying Stream Festival 2014

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Portrait Detectives! Collect your kit, follow clues and solve a mystery from history! For ages 4-12. 2-4pm,  Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street. Free and unticketed. Supported by the Friends of the National Galleries.

Life Through A Lens: using a mixture of microscopes, experiments and art, join a voyage of discovery – see what the pioneers of microscopy saw and find out how microscopes are helping scientists today. 12.30-3.30pm, Real Life Science Studio, Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row. Free. With The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology.

Blackwell’s Edinburgh Teenage Book Group: if you love to read, or just want to read more, join the group to talk about your favourite books and the latest teenage fiction – classical to contemporary, historical to dystopian, anything you fancy! Currently reading Faye Bird’s My Second Life. 2-3pm, Blackwell’s, South Bridge. Free: if you would like to join, just email your details to

Remembrance Day Concert: San Salvator’s Chapel Choir.  Conducted by Tom Wilkinson. 6-7pm, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. Free.

Devotional Performance of Durufle Requiem: to be followed by a reception hosted by Friends of the Cathedral. 3.30pm, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Place.

St Giles at Six: Edinburgh Napier University Chamber ChoirRemembrance. Choral music for the season  of Remembrance by Parry, Elgar, Bainton and John Ireland. 6pm, St Giles’ Cathedral, High Street. Free: retiring collection.