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Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Paint Like Degas: Demonstration and Book Launch. Artist Damian Callan will talk about and demonstrate some of Degas's techniques that feature in his new book Paint Like Degas. These will include the use of chalk pastels on...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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  Dolina: An Island Girl's Journey.Well-known singer, actress and storyteller Dolina Maclennan launches her autobiography, written in conversation with Jim Gilchrist and Stuart Edymann. Dolina looks back at her childhood on Lewis and to her friendships with many of the...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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  Before The Diving: little is known about ancient Penguin civilisation, but the recent discovery of early Penguin eggshell drawings provides a fascinating though slightly disconcerting insight into their previously unknown empire. Haika Maeda, a Chinese/Japanese artist...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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Plenty happening again this week - from fundraisers for Palestine, Water for Life and the Scouts, to films from Poland, Africa and Italy. Books will be launched, exhibitions will be opened, French and Russian...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 March of the Daschund: children's craft event. 3pm, McDonald Road Library, 2-4 McDonald Road. Free: no booking required. Part of From Poland With Love: Scottish-Polish Cultural Week.Haunted Tales of Old Edinburgh: Royal Mile storyteller Calum Lykan captures some gruesome...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Magazine Showcase: Far Off Places. Far Off Places, the magazine of written whimsy, was launched in November 2013. Since then five issues have been released, apps developed and podcasts recorded. Dressed in Halloween costumes for...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Africa in Motion : Music Documentary Afternoon. Heavy metal and electronica in Africa? Yes! Africa is changing fast. Electro Chaabi (cert.15) offers an insight into the mindset of today's restless Egyptian youth, focusing on this new underground craze, a...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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  Golden Hare October Book Group: The Village Against The World by Dan Hancox. Author and Guardian journalist Dan's 'vivid and even-handed book' is a fascinating and highly entertaining true account of life in the unique Spanish...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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What's On is truly international this week, with Poland, Italy, Spain, Afghanistan, Palestine, Denmark, China, France, the USA, Canada, Japan and the entire African continent all being involved in events in Scotland's capital. Closer...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Cancer Research UK Ceilidh Experiment! Dancing (with caller), fairground games, films, theatre, poetry and the chance to try some hands-on science. Brew up a hoolie with Edinburgh-based Cancer Research scientists and find out...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Leith Links: Moira Russell exhibits paintings, collages and artist's books inspired by the local area, including the docks and the allotments. 10am-1am, Roseleaf Bar Cafe, 23/24 Sandport Place, Leith. Ends 5th November 2014.Quiz Night: prizes for the winning teams!...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2014Metals and Marble: an exhibition of contemporary metal and marble sculpture by Chris Muirhead and Simon Burns-Cox, displayed in the gallery with its 17th century Renaissance hand-painted ceiling. 9am-6pm today and everyday until 25th October 2014, Gladstone's...

The 18th Independent Radical Book Fair at Out of the Blue

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Would you like to try an alternative book festival? The 18th Independent Radical Book Fair begins on Wednesday 22 October 2014. Organised by Edinburgh's own Word Power Books, the fair will feature talks, film...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Key Material is Time: Art and Music in Glasgow since the 1970s. Writer, curator and lecturer Dr Sarah Lowndes traces the development of Glasgow's unique and largely self-initiated arts scene in a talk that links political...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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An Evening with Barrington Stoke - award-winning Edinburgh-based publishers of books for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic young readers. For teachers and parents interested in dyslexia and children's reading, with speaker Mairi Kidd, Barrington Stoke's MD. With 350+ books...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Deaf for the Day: clerical assistant Amanda Gray is going 'deaf for the day' to raise funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People - and the charity will be at the centre to show how clever and life changing...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2014LGBT Spiritual Space: Conflicts of Sexuality and Faith. Explore conflicts that exist within these two aspects of identity; Maxwell Reay, NHS Mental Health Community Chaplain, offers a supportive space for LGBT...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Here and There: Claire from the Scottish Book Trust will lead a discussion about newcomers' experience of Scotland in comparison to their home countries. An opportunity for migrants and local people to share stories and perhaps contribute to a...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Well we all know what's on in Scotland this week....but there's plenty available to take your mind off it.... MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2014All Quiet On The Western Front (1930): a film saga of German boys...

Scottish National Portrait Gallery – marking centenary of WWI

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A largely unknown painting which profoundly impressed the poet Wilfred Owen will be one of the highlights of a new exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, marking the centenary of the outbreak of...

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