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Family events in Holyrood Park today

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Parkaeology, a new event run by Historic Environment Scotland (HES), takes place this weekend Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September in Holyrood Park.This is part of the Scottish Archaeology Month celebrations when families can...

Precious Metals Workshop – late night at Out of the Blue this week

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On Thursday 5 September Precious Metals Workshop which is based at Out of the Blue on Dalmeny Street is hosting an evening event from 6.00 to 9.00pm.There will be cheese and wine as...

Talk by prizewinning photographer on Monday

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A prizewinning photographer and film-maker visits capital from this weekend.Ahmad al-Bazz, the renowned photographer and film-maker from Nablus in Palestine is coming to the capital this weekend to deliver a talk on his work...

Burns&Beyond set to keep you entertained in Edinburgh this January

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Unique Events are putting the tickets for Burns&Beyond on sale tomorrow morning. This is the new six-day Burns Festival for Edinburgh which will take place  in January 2019, and it contains elements of the...
Detail from Antonio Verrio, The Sea Triumph of Charles II, c1674

At The Queen’s Gallery – Charles II Art & Power

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At The Queen's Gallery there will be a new exhibition about the art gathered together by Charles II in his bid for recognition as monarch. Some of the pieces were recovered from previous sales...

WHAT’S ON in November

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Pentlands Book Festival All events on pentlandsbookfestival.org2 Nov 2018 7.30pm at St Joseph's Balerno  Still in Her Prime – Miss Jean Brodie: Balerno Village Screen (film)6 Nov 2018 7pm at Currie High School A Conversation...

New exhibition about First World War prisoners at the National Records Office

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Prisoners of War exhibition opens Previously untold stories of Scottish soldiers captured during World War I and imprisoned in Germany will be revealed in a new exhibition by National Records of Scotland (NRS). On display from...

New photography exhibition at Creative Exchange

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A new photography exhibition opening on 15 January 2018 features contemporary portraits shot in the style of historical paintings.The photographer, Leesa Tulloch, is a graduate of Edinburgh College. Tulloch was born in Calcutta but...

St Mary’s Music School presents A Symphony of Carols

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Pupils of Scotland’s national music school will be performing their annual Christmas concert in Edinburgh on 11 December 2017. St Mary’s Music School’s A Symphony of Carols will take place at St Cuthbert’s Parish Church,...

What’s on in Edinburgh? A baker’s dozen of ideas for November 2017

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The granton:hub Tuesday Art Club in painting & drawing is tutored by local Granton artist Gareth Hutchison. The course starts on Tuesday 3rd October (1 - 3pm) and runs till 21st November.1 November 2017Edinburgh-based...

Rosie Sings brings local Edinburgh talent together for a variety extravaganza

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Join your host Rosie Sings and musical director Neil Metcalfe for an evening of variety featuring established Edinburgh based acts this November! After a sell out success with Rosie Sings: Facts About Me! Rosie Houlton presents the...

Halloween in Edinburgh – our top suggestions!

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The Samhuinn Fire Festival in the Old Town takes place on 31 October 2017. It is run by the Beltane Fire Society and will take you back to the pagan celebrations marking the end...

Five things to do in the next five days

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Edinburgh is always busy with loads of events taking place but now in the lull after the storm of the festivals it is even more important to get out and about! Here are five...
Nick Barley Director of Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival – Day 1

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The tents are up, the stages are set and the mikes tested.The Edinburgh International Book Festival begins tomorrow on 12 August 2017 with 1,000 writers from over 50 countries expected to attend.There will be...

At The Queen’s Hall in September

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The Queen's Hall always has a wide range of music and entertainment throughout the year. As soon as the doors close on the Edinburgh festivals, the hall gears up for the year ahead. Click on the...

At the National Museum of Scotland – Age of Oil

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At the National Museum of Scotland from 21 July 2017 a new art display will feature the work of visual artist Sue Jane Taylor and her paintings relating to the North Sea oil industry. The...

Edinburgh International Book Festival – bringing New Zealand to Edinburgh

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What do you think of when someone mentions New Zealand (Aotearoa)? Sheep? Fjords? Mountains? Outdoorsy types who’re good at rugby?Do you think of literature, poetry and plays? Maybe not. To my shame I must...
Jim the Magician entertains Edinburgh

Jim the Magician – he’s really magic!

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 Jim the Magician is a really talented Edinburgh entertainer. He mainly does tricks with cards, but then there is that other trick with the ring that disappears.....Yes we are still mystified!We first met Jim...

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 2017

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Kim Harding is the Director of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling or EDFOC and it is now in its third year.We asked him about this year's festival and what it will focus on. He...

David Sedaris comes to Edinburgh on his UK tour

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David Sedaris, humorist, bestselling author and star of Radio 4 series ‘Meet David Sedaris’, will appear at The Usher Hall in September 2017.His diaries entitled ‘Theft By Finding (Volume ONE; David Sedaris Diaries 1977-2003)’ are...

Step right up! The circus is coming to Edinburgh’s Old Town

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GreaterGrassmarket’s free family-friendly Circus Weekend returns for its second year The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District’s (BID) free Circus Weekend returns to Edinburgh on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June (11.30am – 4.30pm), in association with travelling circus...

Theatre preview: The Wedding Singer – King’s Theatre

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If, and it is a big IF, you can deal with the eponymous vocalist naming his band Simply Wed, this touring show is a two hour guilty pleasure. Based on the 1998 money-spinning film...

Festival of Museums returns for eleventh year

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Next weekend, 19-21 May, Museums across Edinburgh will open their doors celebrating Scotland’s culture. There will be over 140 events across three days in the biggest ever Festival of Museums. The venues across Edinburgh aim...

Theatre preview : Fantastic Mr Fox – King’s Theatre

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Promising more puns and alliteration than a wily fox who is Professor of Puns & Alliteration at The University Of Cunning ought to know, King's Theatre proudly introduce Roald Dahl's anti-hero bane of Boggis,...

Sailing – Royal Forth open their door to public as part of national event

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Royal Forth Yacht Club (RFYC) is opening its doors on Sunday, May 14 from 1pm to give people a chance to experience being out on the water as part of the Royal Yachting Association’s...

Edinburgh Geek & Nerd festival in May

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A new festival aimed at sci-fi, fantasy, and comic-loving geeks and nerds is set to run in Edinburgh over the first weekend in May.Something for the Geekend: The Edinburgh Geek and Nerd Festival will feature...

Join the heroes this weekend

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Edinburgh Comic Con is back and bigger than ever.On Saturday and Sunday the Edinburgh Comic Con returns with a programme spread over both days. This year's show will include the Premier of Shooting Clerks the film...

Culture Secretary visits exhibition at National Museum of Scotland

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The Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP visited the exhibition Play On at the National Museum of Scotland today along with Simon Gage and Amanda Tyndall of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.This event has been supported...

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 – examining food safety

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Many people appear to be concerned with food poisoning but are less concerned about food hygiene at home. Now Food Standards Scotland are bringing food safety advice to the Edinburgh International Science Festival.They will...

Theatre preview: Traverse Theatre’s Spring/Summer 2017 programme

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Oi! You looking at my pie Pal? Take a dive in to this box of dramatic delights...Our friends at the Traverse announce their new kick-act season of eclectic sweetmeats.The rehearsal room is positively bursting with...

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