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Wedding open day at Dovecot Studios

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Dovecot Studios has announced a Wedding Open Day for couples to meet handpicked suppliers and realise their wedding dreams and explore the former Victorian Bathhouse turned Tapestry Studio.Dovecot Studios is a unique and inspiring...

‘The Human Swan’ visits Edinburgh ahead of her appearance at ESF

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Sacha Dench, ‘The Human Swan’ - an inspiring conservationist, adventurer and motivational speaker, visited Edinburgh today (13th May) to film her talk for the upcoming Edinburgh Science Festival. In Conversation with Sacha Dench will...

Edinburgh Art Festival returns 29 July to 29 August 2021

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That the Edinburgh Art Festival will return from 29 July to 29 August this year has been confirmed. The 17th edition of the festival will bring together over 35 exhibitions and new commissions in...

Leading performing arts venues call on Government to review social distancing rules

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With the Federation of Scottish Theatres, eleven of Scotland’s leading performing arts venues, collectively call on the newly returned Scottish Government to urgently review the social distancing requirements required in their venues as Coronavirus...

Scots DJ, Denis Sulta, to stream exclusive performance from Edinburgh Castle

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Denis Sulta, the Scottish DJ and producer, dancefloor juggernaut, global talisman, is set to stream an exclusive, epic DJ set from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle. Performing from the iconic Western Defences of Edinburgh...

‘Toll’ – a new exhibition by Edinburgh-based artist Andrew Brooks

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There’s an exhibition opening as lockdown eases, in an unconventional gallery space in a corner of Edinburgh, that might help us to pause and reflect on what has happened before we rush out and...

Summer Fair at Dovecot Studios to celebrate local makers and designers

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Dovecot Studios will showcase 24 designers and makers in its world famous Tapestry Studio in early June, offering visitors the opportunity to support our local creative economy.Taking place in Dovecot’s airy spaces, visitors will...

HES sites across Scotland set to reopen as Covid restrictions ease

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As Edinburgh Castle gets ready to open its doors to visitors once more, the Honours of Scotland are set to go on public display again.The Honours, which includes the Crown and Sceptre of Scotland,...

Annual film competition for Scottish youth launches

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The youth programme of Edinburgh International Film Festival – EIFF Youth – has launched their annual film competition, the New Visions Short Film Competition.The competition is open to all 15-25 year olds residing in...

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost recognises 50 years of the EAFS

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Archaeologists use the objects left behind by people to help uncover their stories. Often there is plenty of written material about those prominent families who live in the ‘Big House’ but much less is...

‘When the Sun Meets the Sky’ – presented by Capital Theatres in association with...

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A new project has been announced by Capital Theatres developed in partnership with Traverse Theatre which is aimed at people with a lived experience of dementia and older people experiencing isolation and sensory deprivation.Delivered...

‘Another Time, Another Place’ opens at The Scottish Gallery

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'Another Time, Another Place' is a beautiful conversation between renowned artist Victoria Crowe OBE and poet Christine de Luca – both of whom have produced twelve works in this exciting collaborative exhibition.In concert with...

‘Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!’ to open at Dovecot Studios

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Pop artist, weaver, bodybuilder and former Mr Scotland, Archie Brennan changed the course of modern weaving and is considered one of the greatest unrecognised pop artists of the twentieth century. Unrecognised because he chose...

Kate Downie’s ‘Between Seasons’ to open at The Scottish Gallery

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Kate Downie has, like so many artists, been forced to work within the confines of her own home over the last year. Whereas much of her work pre-2020 addressed the infrastructure of human migration...

Beltane Fire Society returns to the digital realm with new May Queen

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The spirit of Beltane will be brought to life in a digital format once again this month with their online celebration, BOnFire 2021 (Beltane Online Fire Festival). BOnFire takes place on Beltane night, Friday...

2021 Children’s Festival launches its 2021 hybrid programme

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The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival has announced its 2021 hybrid programme of online and outdoor theatre and dance for young people following months of planning (and re-planning).The digital programme.The digital programme will include streamed...

Edinburgh Tradfest 2021 kicks off with ‘Shetland Springs’

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Friday 30 April sees Edinburgh Tradfest kicking off with 'Shetland Springs', a specially commissioned event presented in association with the Shetland Folk Festival.Following the great success of 2019’s What A Voice, which celebrated female...

Talent Lab Connects 2021 programme participants announced by EIFF

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Six projects have been announced by Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) for the upcoming edition of Talent Lab Connects programme and confirm that following a successful delivery last year, the 2021 version will again...

Shows which will reopen the Festival Theatre and King’s Theatre announced

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The first shows to appear on the stages of the Festival Theatre and King’s Theatre in more than a year have been announced by Capital Theatres.Both The Donmar Warehouse’s 'Blindness' and Original Theatre Company’s...

Exclusive floating hotel, Fingal, to host special Skerryvore livestream

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Skerryvore, the multi-award-winning Scottish band, have announced a special livestream show to be broadcast from Edinburgh’s exclusive floating hotel, Fingal on Saturday 24 April 2021 – and tickets go on sale at 9am today,...

HES prepare for reopening from 30th April

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Historic Environment Scotland be opening their ticketed sites in phases starting from Friday 30 April when the 27 sites listed below will open up. From this date, HES will also open over 200 of...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society board appoint Benny Higgins as Chair

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Earlier today (26th March), the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announced that Benny Higgins has been named as the new Chair of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Board of Directors.Benny has extensive experience in the...

‘Filmhouse at Home’ launched by Filmhouse

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A new online streaming platform, 'Filmhouse at Home', which allows audiences to enjoy some of the finest Filmhouse-curated cinema from the comfort of their own home, has been launched by the team at Filmhouse...

Culture & Business sectors supported by Arts & Business Scotland in wake of pandemic

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The launch of a new funding strand has been announced by Arts & Business Scotland that brings together the creativity of the culture sector (which comprises arts, heritage and creative organisations) with the business...

Film by Grid Iron Theatre Company documents issues of theatre production during COVID

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Award-winning, Edinburgh-based Grid Iron Theatre Company is pleased to announce the release of its long-awaited film, 'Doppler: The Story So Far', which tells the fascinating story of producing an outdoor theatre show during the...

A taste of the City’s past served up by Museums & Galleries Edinburgh

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‘Cooking Up the Past’ is a new digital series launched by Museums & Galleries Edinburgh which brings the city’s history to life through cookery during lockdown. The series is the latest strand of activity...

’10 Years at Summerhall’ celebrates the venue’s decade as a multi-arts establishment

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In celebration of Summerhall’s 10th year as a vibrant multi-arts venue and cultural hub, ten Summerhall regulars: artists, residents and visitors - have contributed work for a new online exhibition. '10 Years of Summerhall'...

Reopening dates for National Galleries of Scotland announced

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The phased reopening of The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) will begin on 26 April, starting with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) and its exhibition Ray Harryhausen: Titan of...

Tapestry trailblazer Archie Brennan’s untold story

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Pop artist, weaver, bodybuilder and former Mr Scotland, Archie Brennan changed the course of modern weaving and is considered one of the greatest unrecognised pop artists of the twentieth century. Unrecognised because he chose...

‘Live in Leith’ starts this weekend with Retro Video Club and Conor Fyfe

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With BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway hosting, 'Live in Leith' streams over three consecutive Saturdays - starting this weekend with Bellshill boy Connor Fyfe and Edinburgh-based Retro Video Club - via the online platform...

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