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Hidden Door Festival – the location for the birthday party is revealed…

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Hidden Door Festival is celebrating its 10th birthday this year and will hold a party in the St James Quarter car park in May.The location has been kept a secret until now, but...

Push the Boat Out this weekend

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Push the Boat Out, Edinburgh’s International Poetry Festival, will set sail this weekend  with a line-up of more than 80 performers, artists and speakers and 50 events all appearing at Summerhall. From poetry readings and...

Edinburgh Diwali takes place on Sunday

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Dancers from Dance Ihayami and Bollyfeat joined dignatories to remind everyone that Edinburgh Diwali takes place on Sunday.Rajnish Singh, President of Edinburgh Diwali, Robert Aldridge, the Rt Hon Lord Provost of Edinburgh and Mr...

OLIVER! at Portobello Town Hall – get your tickets now

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Stage Door Entertainment makes their musical debut with Lionel Bart’s Oliver! at the newly-refurbished Portobello Town Hall.Lionel Bart’s Oliver! will take place at Portobello Town Hall from 8-11 November 2023.The production is Stage Door Entertainment’s première musical...

Local community groups – apply now for free tickets for festive attractions

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Applications are now open to local groups and charities who work with disadvantaged people to obtain tickets for rides and attractions at this year's Christmas events in the city centre.The events will run from...

MagicFest returns to Edinburgh this December

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This winter the Edinburgh International Festival of Magic will be back for its 14th year with Edinburgh's own Kevin Quantum as the sparkliest star.MagicFest will run from 20 to 31 December and will include...

Leith Comedy Festival 6-8 October

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Three years late, eventually this weekend the Leith Comedy Festival will take place all around Leith in several different venues.There will be walking tours, an Opening Night Gala at Leith Arches, an introduction...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023 – Party Ghost ★★★

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Picture yourself at a birthday party hosted by the twins from The Shining and a collection of aggressive ghosts, where you’re forced to play “pass away the parcel” as you try to get through...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023 – Prick ★★★★

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In 1563 the Witchcraft Act became law in Scotland. From the 16th to the 18th centuries between 4,000 and 6,000 people were tried on charges of witchcraft. Over three-quarters of these were women.Of...

Have house prices dropped in Birmingham? 

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The city of Birmingham has long been a hub of economic activity and a desirable location for homeowners. However, with the ever-changing dynamics of the real estate market, it's natural for potential buyers and...

APPLIED| Makers Offerings – new exhibition at Custom House Gallery

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A new exhibition at Custom House Gallery in Leith celebrates three decades of Applied Arts Scotland (AAS) exhibitions.Curated by Sarah Calmus and Svetlana Panova, APPLIED|Makers Offerings is AAS’s first Open Members’ exhibition; it showcases...

Preview: Kidnapped

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Some are born great, some achieve greatness… and then there’s Davie Balfour. A swashbuckling new pop-packed, romantic and riotous version of Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure-classic will be on at the Royal Lyceum Theatre this April. The...

Major Fortnite event coming to Edinburgh this summer

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In June the first major Fortnite LAN tournament in the UK - Red Bull Contested - will invite the best players to come to Edinburgh to compete in a unique "battle royale" event.There will...

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2023 – book your tickets now

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The Edinburgh International Children's Festival will be back with a full programme of circus, comedy, dance, music, performance art, spoken word and theatre.Running from From 27 May to 4 June the programme will include...

Artist in the Window at Art & Craft – Edinburgh Sketcher

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Popular Edinburgh artist, Mark Kirkham, otherwise known as the Edinburgh Sketcher will be their Artist in the Window on Sunday 26 March.Southside gallery Art & Craft Collective will entertain passers by and visitors...

UK’s largest marine plastic mural to be unveiled in North Berwick

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Eight-metre installation with vital message to launch this monthLocals are encouraged to attend North Berwick Harbour for the official launch of a highly anticipated mural which is made up of 13,000 pieces of plastic...

Modern Two to open again next month with new exhibition

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Modern Two will reopen on 29 April 2023 with a new exhibition, Decades: The Art of Change 1900-1980.The journey through the decades will span a period of dramatic change, moving past the birth of...

Get your tickets now for the big Edinburgh Eurovision Party 2023

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Did you try to get tickets for the Eurovision in Liverpool and failed? Well worry not.There is a Big Boom Bang a Bang Eurovision Party taking place right here in Edinburgh on 13...

The Battle for Hill 112 at the Dominion

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The Rt Hon Lord Provost, Robert Aldridge, in his role as the Armed Forces Veterans Champion for the city will host the showing of the film The Battle for Hill 112 at the Dominion...

Herstory month at The Real Mary King’s Close

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The Real Mary King’s Close is celebrating Women’s History Month this March with specially curated Herstory Tours.The underground experience is inviting you to journey underneath The Royal Mile and learn all about the...

Award-winning saxophonist to appear at Traverse and in Linlithgow

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Helena Kay is totting up the countries where her music has been played on radio recently.The award-winning saxophonist, who plays concerts in Edinburgh and Linlithgow in April, has won praise as well as plays...

Scottish Book of the Year – event in Edinburgh next week

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First event for Scottish Book of the Year Winner to be held in Edinburgh.David Alston, author of Slaves and Highlanders: Silenced Histories of Scotland and the Caribbean, will be appearing at The Royal Scots Club...

Poor Things opens on Saturday at Fruitmarket

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Poor Things will open at Fruitmarket on Saturday 4 March 2023 and running until 21 May.Linda Aloysius, Eric Bainbridge, Jonathan Baldock, Simeon Barclay, Joseph Buckley, Beagles and Ramsay, Chila Burman, Andrew Cooper, Jamie...

Rod Stewart adds a second date at Edinburgh Castle

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Sir Rod Stewart will stay over for one more night in the capital this summer. Tickets for his first date have sold so well that a second date is now added to the tour.He...

Hippodrome Silent Film Festival 2023 – full programme announced

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The Hippodrome Silent Film Festival 2023 organised by Falkirk Council, will take place between 22 and 26 March at the Hippodrome in Bo'ness.The programme has been announced and tickets and new festival passes...

Scottish harpist Esther Swift to tour Scotland with intimate solo shows

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Following a sold-out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and commissions from Hidden Door Festival and Celtic Connections last year, one of Scotland’s most sought-after harpists Esther Swift is to tour solo across Scotland this...

‘Ten Years of Modern Masters’ opens at The Scottish Gallery

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2023 opens at The Scottish Gallery with a special edition of Modern Masters, marking ten years since the series first launched, which has done much to celebrate Scottish painting and highlight the history of...

Full cast announced for The Citizen Theatre’s ‘Moonset’

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For what will be the company’s first production of 2023, The Citizens Theatre has announced the cast for 'Moonset'.A bold and powerful new work from playwright Maryam Hamidi, Moonset will premiere at Glasgow’s Tron...

130th SSA Exhibition opens at the Royal Scottish Academy on 17 Dec

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Taking place between 17 December 2022 - 10 January 2023, this year’s Scottish Society of Artists 130th Anniversary exhibition runs the full gamut of the contemporary art world as well as taking a glimpse...

Piping hot musical extravaganza back after two year absence

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Talented school pupils to take centre stage at national pipe band eventMore than 700 talented young musicians will take part in Scotland’s biggest piping and drumming competition for school pupils as it returns...