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More details - Café Ceilidh: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
Join friends from the Scots Music Group for an afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems and stories celebrating Ireland’s patron saint. Held in the relaxed setting of the Storytelling Court. All welcome to listen or bring a tune for a turn!
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Tue 19 Mar 19

More details - Wild & Windy Songs & Stories
Join us on Disabled Access Day for some blustery March multi-sensory adventures! Storytellers Ailie Finlay and Marie Louise Cochrane lead this lively session of tales with multi-sensory props and lots of joining-in.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Sat 16 Mar 19

More details - Tall Tales Oscar
Hilarious, mysterious or just plain ridiculous – listen to tall tales, ferocious fibs and fables performed live on stage by Scotland’s finest tellers, then you decide who wins the lucrative accolade of Oscar the Leprechaun!
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Sat 16 Mar 19

More details - Loud Poets: Choose Life
One of the UK’s most successful spoken word collectives return with their monthly showcase of the UK’s top spoken word talent. This is make some noise, fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heartwrenching poetry. This is poetry for the masses.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Fri 15 Mar 19

More details - The World’s Room: Vincent Doherty
This month’s guest is Donegal singer, Vincent Doherty with plenty of contributions from the floor too at this informal monthly singing club. Upstairs at the Waverley Bar, St Mary’s Street.
Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh
Fri 15 Mar 19

More details - Tiny Tales: Spring Babies
Join Allison Galbraith for a fun morning of bouncy bunny rhymes and dancing duckling ditties to celebrate the coming of spring. A gentle introduction to stories for your wee ones, aged 1-3 years.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Tue 12 Mar 19

More details - Puzzled Pint
Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens in pubs around the world on the second Tuesday of every month. To take part, solve the location puzzle at www.puzzledpint.com - the solution will lead you to a local pub in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh
Tue 12 Mar 19

More details - Gentleman's Dub Club
With millions of Youtube hits and a huge social media following, this band really know how to throw a party! Gentleman’s Dub Club are a nine-piece, formed in early 2006 in Leeds.
The Liquid Room, 9C Victoria Street
Sat 9 Mar 19

More details - MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show
Save the date! The next MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show takes place on 9-10th March 2019
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh,
Sat 9 Mar 19

More details - Trailblazers!
Join storyteller Jan Bee Brown on International Women’s Day to celebrate the spirit and strength of the many unsung sisters on whose shoulders we stand.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Fri 8 Mar 19

More details - The Jet2holidays Party Plane Roadshow is Landing in Edinburgh!
Jet2holidays is bringing its impressive Party Plane Roadshow complete with comedy festival fun and a top comedian to Castle Street in Edinburgh on Friday, March 8th.
Castle Street
Fri 8 Mar 19

More details - Storytelling True Facts: Iconic Women
Join us for a new event as storytellers share tales of some iconic women in music, art and literature, whilst unearthing an interesting True Fact! Want to know why Mona Lisa smiles? How Madonna got into the groove? Where Jane Austen plucked Mr Darcy’s name from?
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Tue 5 Mar 19

More details - Tales from the Magic Drum
Come on a global journey through the wonder tales of the world, dancing to a rhythm or two along the way!
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Sat 2 Mar 19

More details - Edinburgh Highland Reel & Strathspey Annual Concert
A celebration of traditional Scottish fiddle music and song, compered by Dennis Haggerty and featuring the wonderful mezzo-soprano Colette Ruddy.
The Queen’s Hall, South Clerk Street, Edinburgh
Sat 2 Mar 19

More details - Tales of Exile & Sanctuary
Storyteller Gauri Raje presents a tapestry of stories from around the world exploring the human conditions of exile and refuge. With a wonderful storytelling style, Gauri questions the beauty and horrors of exile and what can be nourished through sanctuary.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Sat 2 Mar 19

More details - Portobello Market, Saturday 2nd March 2019
The next Portobello Market will be on Saturday 2nd March in Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello. Gates open in Brighton Park at 9.30 and we run until 1.30. BG Cycles will be back on site to give a free check to your bicycle to keep you safe on the roads.
Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh
Sat 2 Mar 19

More details - Calling the Soul Back Home
In this workshop, led by Janis Mackay, you will work with the selkie myth of seals and humans, alongside personal life stories, to evoke a sense of soul. Working with myth can be empowering and help retrieve lost or forgotten parts of ourselves.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Sat 2 Mar 19

More details - Hebridean Treasure: Lost & Found
Internationally acclaimed writer, John Philip Newell, works with some of the most talented young artists in Scotland to tell the story of an enchanted Hebridean world that was lost, but is being found again in a new sense of the earth as sacred. This is a story of beauty, pathos, and hope.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Fri 1 Mar 19

More details - Real Talk: Storytelling for Wellbeing
An evening of storytelling, connection and honesty, creating a safe space to speak about one of our most beautiful assets, our minds! Attendees are offered an opportunity to gain insight into the individual experiences of the speakers around mental health. Please be aware sensitive topics will be discussed.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Thu 28 Feb 19

More details - Reconnecting with the Whole Story
In the face of climate change, eco-feminism is emerging around the world, bringing another narrative to grow and share. This workshop focusses on reconnecting to our body, feelings, creativity and the earth to awaken old stories and develop new ones.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Sat 23 Feb 19

More details - Guid Crack Storytelling Session
At this time of year, the auld hag Beira is still battling to keep Scotland in her wintry grasp and stop the young and beautiful Bride bringing spring to the land. It is therefore a good time to celebrate stories of woman folk.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Fri 22 Feb 19

More details - Six Gals Named Smith – The Uncrowned Queens of Blues & Jazz
The Red Hot Rhythm Makers Scotland’s first and only all-female Jazz band formed as a response to vocalist Ali Affleck’s critically acclaimed Preaching Divas show in 2018.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Fri 22 Feb 19

More details - Audacious Women Live!
The Audacious Women Festival kicks off in style with a showcase of some incredible female storytelling and spoken word artists.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Thu 21 Feb 19

More details - Fool for Love: The Not So Subtle Art of Medieval French Seduction
Love makes fools of us all and there are stories to prove it. Kleio Pethainou brings to life Medieval French characters and love songs in this special storytelling and music performance. The stories come from a precious manuscript which is part of the Hunterian Collection of Glasgow University.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Wed 20 Feb 19

More details - A Child of the 60’s
A collaborative piece of work by storyteller/author Lea Taylor and a collection of artists using memories of childhood and the stories they evoke. Memories are powerful and subjective, as each of us possess a different and unique experience.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Wed 20 Feb 19

More details - The Stolen Dragon Adventure
Join Adventuretellers Brooke Conway and Hannah Mathieson on a story-quest to save the golden dragon and her newly laid eggs from the grasps of a lonely wizard.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Sat 16 Feb 19

More details - A Story to Every Dance
The Scottish solo dance tradition is peppered with stories attached to specific dances which appear in Highland Games and performance programmes. Many of these stories suggest an origin for a dance anchored in a distant past, but they may also form some level of meaningmaking. Are they even true?
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Sat 16 Feb 19

More details - Makin a Brew
Musician Gica Loening & storyteller Claire McNicol share a mix of songs, rhymes, music and stories aimed at children under five with older siblings welcome.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Fri 15 Feb 19

More details - Narrative Art and Poetry
Explore the relationship between creative narrative in visual art and in poetry. Artist John Slavin with storyteller and poet David Campbell foster responses to the exhibition Painting the Wonder Tales, which celebrates the relationship between Bride, Lady of poetry, and Duncan Williamson, King of storytellers.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Fri 15 Feb 19

More details - The World’s Room: Allan Taylor
With a repertoire drawn from the bothy ballads of the rural north east, Allan Taylor makes his debut at the World’s Room. Join in the choruses or even contribute a song yourself at Edinburgh’s monthly traditional singing night. Upstairs at the Waverley Bar, St Mary’s St.
Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh
Fri 15 Feb 19

More details - Café Voices: Love Springs Eternal
Love shows itself in all forms, sometimes when we’re least expecting it. Join us on Valentine’s night for an evening of loving stories with guest storyteller Claire Hewitt.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Thu 14 Feb 19

More details - Café Voices: The Wicked & The Wise
Marie-Louise Cochrane leads an evening of stories about the cheeky ones who challenge the way things are. Held in the relaxed surroundings of the Storytelling Court, with an open-floor section for storytellers to tell their own tales.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Thu 14 Feb 19

More details - good dog
Following its acclaimed premiere in spring 2017, good dog by Arinzé Kene prepares to embark on its second national tour from January 2019. Directed by tiata fahodzi’s artistic director Natalie Ibu, good dog is a true epic spanning multiple characters, families and years.
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street
Thu 14 Feb 19

More details - Puzzled Pint
Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens in pubs around the world on the second Tuesday of every month. To take part, solve the location puzzle on the Puzzled Pint website and the solution will lead you to a local pub in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh
Tue 12 Feb 19

More details - Tiny Tales: Bear Blethers
Look out! There are bears about. Visit the house of the bears with Goldilocks, meet a brave marmot, help little bear go to sleep and venture on a bear hunt. Join Julie Bannatyne for a fun morning of action songs and stories for youngsters to get interactive with tales. 1 - 3 years.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Tue 12 Feb 19

More details - Wonder Tales
Spring stories and spontaneous sounds for all the family under the backdrop of new paintings by John Slavin. Come and listen or bring a turn yourself to celebrate the wonder tales of Scottish Traveller Duncan Williamson.
Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street
Tue 12 Feb 19

More details - Portobello Market returns, Saturday 2nd February
The lighter nights are getting nearer, Spring will soon be on the way, and it will be half term holidays in a few weeks. As if that wasn’t enough to look forward to the Portobello Market is back on Saturday 2nd February! Hoorah! Gates open in Brighton Park at 9.30 and we run until 1.30.
Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh
Sat 2 Feb 19

More details - The Sustainable Clothes Swap
Hosted by Fashion Revolution Scotland, the clothes swap is a fun way to clear out some items you no longer wear and pick up something pre-loved but new to you!
The Image Collective Gallery, 2nd floor Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre Ocean Dr, Edinburgh
Sat 26 Jan 19

More details - Giant Lanterns of China - Myths & Legends
EDINBURGH ZOO BRINGS MYTHS & LEGENDS TO LIFE AT THE GIANT LANTERNS OF CHINA This winter, the Giant Lanterns of China return to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo for a new and exciting adventure.
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo 134 Corstorphine Rd Edinburgh
Tue 15 Jan 19

More details - Puzzled Pint
Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens in pubs around the world on the second Tuesday of every month. To take part, solve the location puzzle on the Puzzled Pint website and the solution will lead you to a local pub in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh
Tue 8 Jan 19

More details - Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest at Camera Obscura 2019
The wait is over – Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest is back, and we’re about to blast off! This year, we’re all about outer space and exploring the galaxy.
Castlehill
Mon 7 Jan 19

More details - Christmas lights with a difference at Edinburgh Zoo's Giant Lanterns
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo has transformed into a magical, winter wonderland filled with fairy tales and mythical creatures at Scotland’s only Chinese lantern festival, The Giant Lanterns of China. Each night, visitors can explore an enchanting nocturnal trail of Scottish myths and ancient Chinese legends around the Zoo.
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo 134 Corstorphine Rd Edinburgh
Fri 21 Dec 18

More details - The Mother
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Story of the Mother, this thrilling dance adaptation The Mother premieres in Edinburgh this December starring internationally acclaimed principle ballerina, Natalia Osipova. This enchanting production has a strictly limited run of only two performances.
Pentland Theatre, Pleasance at EICC, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh
Fri 21 Dec 18

More details - Speed Dating in Edinburgh
Speed Dating in Edinburgh How speed dating in Edinburgh works By simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Edinburgh event, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating.
Lulu 125b George Street Edinburgh United Kingdom
Tue 18 Dec 18

More details - Edinburgh Light Orchestra Christmas Concert
A Most Wonderful Christmas A fun-packed special programme of popular seasonal favourites for all the family.
The Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh
Sat 15 Dec 18

More details - Edinburgh care home helps spread festive cheer
On Saturday 15th December, from 12pm-4pm, the Care UK team at Cairdean House, on Redford Road, will open its doors for a Christmas celebration. On the day, there will be a live performance from the Edinburgh Gay Men’s Chorus.
Cairdean House, 185 Redford Road, Colinton, Edinburgh
Sat 15 Dec 18

More details - Puzzled Pint
Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens in pubs around the world on the second Tuesday of every month. To take part, solve the location puzzle at www.puzzledpint.com - the solution will lead you to a local pub in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh
Tue 11 Dec 18

More details - Christmas Baking Day
Come and spend a day at The Edinburgh New Town Cookery School baking lots of treats for Christmas. On this one day Christmas Baking Course we will show you how easy and quick it is to make your own mincemeat and pastry so that you will never use shop bought again, we will be making a christmas cake with a difference -...
7 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Wed 5 Dec 18

More details - The Edinburgh Gin Lounge Festival
Get your festive season off to a Ginzzling start at The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh 12-4pm Saturday 1st December 2018. We at the Gin Lounge are a happy band of gin enthusiasts putting together fun and interactive gin events to promote the joys of gin.
Edinburgh Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street , Edinburgh
Sat 1 Dec 18

More details - Christmas Wreath making
Join us for a fun workshop learning to make your own traditional Christmas wreath. £20 includes all tools and materials needed to create your own handmade wreath using locally foraged holly and ivy, fir cones, dried fruit and berries. Festive drinks and nibbles will be provided.
Pennypit Centre Rope Walk Prestonpans Eh32 9bn
Sat 1 Dec 18

More details - Portobello Market in December
Altogether now . . . "It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas…" The next Portobello Market is on Saturday 1st December. We run from 9.30 until 1.30pm in Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello.
Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh
Sat 1 Dec 18

More details - Christmas Baking Day
Come and spend a day at The Edinburgh New Town Cookery School baking lots of treats for Christmas. On this one day Christmas Baking Course we will show you how easy and quick it is to make your own mincemeat and pastry so that you will never use shop bought again, we will be making a christmas cake with a difference -...
7 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sat 1 Dec 18

More details - Coburg House Open Studios
15 Coburg Street Edinburgh
Fri 30 Nov 18

More details - 2018 Wreford Watson Lecture - 2018: The Year that shook Universities
The Wreford Watson Lecture Series commemorates the life and work of James Wreford Watson (1915-1990) a geographer and poet who formerly held the chair in the Geography Department at Edinburgh. The Lecture is given each year by a prominent intellectual from outwith or inside the academic discipline of Geography.
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Infirmary St
Thu 29 Nov 18

More details - Thom Artway LIVE
The singer, lyricist and guitarist Thom Artway is currently one of the most respected young musicians of the Czech music scene. His songs are captivating, creating a musically emotional world with introspective lyrics.
SNEAKY PETE’S 73 COWGATE
Mon 26 Nov 18

More details - Edinburgh Antiques & Collectors Fair
Take part in Scotland’s largest antiques event. Quality vintage clothing and accessories, jewellery, ceramics, collectables, Art Deco items, pens, walking sticks and much more awaits. ATM machine on the showground, on site catering in the hall and free car parking.
The Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston Centre,
Sat 24 Nov 18

More details - Lock up their credit card in Black Friday Escape Room challenge
Escape Hunt Edinburgh invites shopaholics to win back their credit cards ahead of Black Friday Do you know someone that always blows the budget on Black Friday?
Escape Hunt Edinburgh, 24 Castle St, Edinburgh
Fri 23 Nov 18

More details - Speed Dating in Edinburgh
Speed Dating in Edinburgh How speed dating in Edinburgh works By simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Edinburgh event, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating.
Slug and Lettuce, 8 Omni Centre, Greenside Place
Wed 21 Nov 18

More details - Fiddle Workshop with Jamie Laval
Celtic fiddle is about making people want to dance. We’ll start by learning the generic, stripped down versions of several classic tunes (reels, jigs, strathspeys, hornpipes). As the class progresses we’ll add layers of dance-inducing devices into the tunes.
SFF @ The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance
Sun 18 Nov 18

More details - Jamie Laval at the Scots Fiddle Festival
American Jamie Laval is well-known to Scottish audiences from previous Scots Fiddle Festival appearances and many UK tours. His masterful command of the fiddle enables him to perform traditional Celtic music with unrivalled pathos and virtuosity.
SFF @ The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance
Sat 17 Nov 18

More details - Edinburgh Zoo: The Giant Lanterns Of China
This winter, the Giant Lanterns of China return to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo for a new and exciting adventure. For 50 legendary nights, visitors can escape into a world of Scottish myths and ancient Chinese legends in a light spectacle featuring hundreds of dazzling lanterns at the Zoo’s biggest ever event.
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo 134 Corstorphine Rd Edinburgh
Fri 16 Nov 18

More details - Giant Lanterns of China - Myths & Legends
EDINBURGH ZOO BRINGS MYTHS & LEGENDS TO LIFE AT THE GIANT LANTERNS OF CHINA This winter, the Giant Lanterns of China return to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo for a new and exciting adventure.
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo 134 Corstorphine Rd Edinburgh
Fri 16 Nov 18

More details - Australian and New Zealand University Open Day in Edinburgh
Study in Australia or New Zealand! Come along to the Study Options Open Day on 15th November at the Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh. Free, independent, expert advice for students, this is an excellent opportunity to meet representatives from top Australian and New Zealand universities.
The Scotsman Hotel, 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh
Thu 15 Nov 18

More details - 4th International Conference on  Sports Medicine and Fitness
4th International Conference on Sports Medicine and Fitness which is going to be held during November 14-16, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield
Wed 14 Nov 18

More details - Puzzled Pint
Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens in pubs around the world on the second Tuesday of every month. To take part, solve the location puzzle on the Puzzled Pint website and the solution will lead you to a local pub in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh
Tue 13 Nov 18

More details - The Journey by Badac Theatre
The Journey is a compelling, fearless, intense and immersive slice of drama that is true to the experiences of refugees from across the globe fleeing conflict and, sometimes, certain death. It tells of the emotional, psychological and physical effects experienced by those forced to flee their homes.
The Out of the Blue Drill Hall 36 Dalmeny Street
Sat 10 Nov 18

More details - Portobello Market in November
The next Portobello Market is on Saturday 3rd November. This is your opportunity to place Christmas orders with your favourite producer for collection at the December market. We open at 9.30 and run until 1.30pm in Brighton Park, off Brighton Place, Portobello.
Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh
Sat 3 Nov 18

More details - Queen Extravaganza Tour 2018
The hugely popular live band performance, returns to rock the UK with the ‘Queen Extravaganza Tour’ ‘Queen Extravaganza’ – described by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as ‘A rock celebration in the Royal tradition’ and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen - will play 17 shows
Lothian Rd, Edinburgh
Tue 30 Oct 18

More details - The Lynx and Us
What would it be like to live alongside lynx? For centuries we’ve grown used to life without the large carnivores that once roamed the British countryside but today, with greater appreciation of the role of predator-prey interactions in healthy living systems, there are increasing calls for their return.
Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh
Sat 27 Oct 18

More details - Screening 'Evelyn'
“Evelyn,” the latest film from the Academy Award-winning Team behind “The White Helmets” and “Virunga” released in selected UK cinemas on 27 October October 25, 2018, ?— ?Evelyn,? the latest film from Academy-Award winning director Orlando von Einsiedel will open in UK cinemas on 27 October.
Cameo Edinburgh 38 Home Street
Sat 27 Oct 18

More details - Alive in the West End
A series of music events will set toes tapping in Edinburgh’s West End this autumn as a new event, Alive in the West End, is announced.
Edinburgh’s West End
Fri 26 Oct 18

More details - Speed Dating in Edinburgh
Speed Dating in Edinburgh How speed dating in Edinburgh works By simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Edinburgh event, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating.
Lulu 125b George Street Edinburgh United Kingdom
Thu 25 Oct 18

More details - My Mind is Free - Anti Slavery Project
Nominated for best stage play by the Anti-Trafficking Foundation in 2016 and Amnesty Edinburgh Festival: Freedom of Expression Award 2017. MY MIND IS FREE is a powerful interpretation of the degradations of human trafficking.
Livingston Old Parish, St Andrew’s Church, 4A Main Street, Deans
Sun 14 Oct 18

More details - Portobello Market
Cracking start to Autumn, and a splash of colour returns at the next Portobello Market, on Saturday 6th October, as the Portobello Community Greengrocer is back on site. We open at 9.30 and run until 1.30pm in Brighton Park, off Brighton Place, Portobello.
Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh
Sat 6 Oct 18

More details - Luminescence: Art Exhibition
Luminescence: Art Exhibition Visions of a Wider reality. Para-Realistic Paintings by Katie Hall
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre 25 Palmerston Place Edinburgh
Fri 5 Oct 18

More details - LGBT Stranger Encounters at BABA
Back by popular demand and with a twist, BABA’s Stranger Encounters returns with an exclusive LGBT night… ?? For more info. & to book, click the link in our bio.: bit.ly/LGBT_StrangerEncounters Taking place from 7pm - 9pm on Thursday 4th October, tickets cost £26.
Baba 130 George St, Edinburgh
Thu 4 Oct 18

More details - Quest for Oz
Illuminated Augmented Reality Adventure. The Yellow Brick Road has been destroyed in a war between the Witches of the East and West. Help the Wizard rebuild the Road and reunite the Land of Oz.
Catch the Emerald City Shuttle Bus from Wallyford Park & Ride (). No cars on Site at Drummohr.
Thu 4 Oct 18

More details - Doors Open Day: John Knox House
Dating back to 1470, John Knox House is one of Scotland’s greatest cultural treasures and is associated with the most dramatic events in Scotland’s turbulent history.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 29 Sep 18

More details - Men with Coconuts & Friends
The award-winning musical improv comedy troupe are joined by new and established improvisers and sketch comedians as they present two hours of off-the-cuff scenes and original sketch comedy.  ‘One of the best improv shows I’ve seen. Skilful and hysterical.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 29 Sep 18

More details - Guid Crack Storytelling Session
Dogs play a big part in most people’s lives, they can be man’s best friend, but could they also be a curse? A terrier or a terror? A ghost or a messenger? Edinburgh’s monthly storytelling night continues at The Waverley Bar, St. Mary’s Street. Accompanied young adults aged 12+ are welcome.
The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary’s St, Edinburgh
Fri 28 Sep 18

More details - Dr. Martens UK Customisation Tour; Edinburgh
As part of the Dr. Martens Customisation Tour taking place across the UK, renowned tattooist Dave Robertson will customise Dr. Martens product with his designs in-store on Thursday 27th September. Want a talented artist to create a visual masterpiece on your Docs? Want something really customised?
Dr Martens 76 Princes Street Edinburgh EH22ER
Thu 27 Sep 18

More details - Reconstructed: Joni Mitchell
The Reconstructed series continues by celebrating the songs of Joni Mitchell, who has beguiled, bewitched and enchanted generations of artists and audiences alike.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 25 Sep 18

More details - Cancer Research UK Race For Life Pretty Muddy
Run, jog or walk. Raise £200 or £10. THIS IS BEATING CANCER. Sign up for Race for Life RIGHT NOW. Race for Life brings millions of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.
Royal Highland Centre
Sat 22 Sep 18

More details - Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival
The Edinburgh Blues ’N’ Rock Festival returns this year on Saturday 22 September at The Corn Exchange. This year the festival will be promoted and programmed by the Edinburgh Blues Club who have shaped a fantastic contemporary lineup for 2018.
10 Newmarket Street
Sat 22 Sep 18

More details - Loud Poets: To Infinity and Beyond
Loud Poets bring you their monthly showcase of the UK’s top spoken word talent. This is make some noise, fist­thumping, pint-drinking, side­tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is poetry for the masses. ‘There’s a humour; poignancy and most of all a confidence which serves to inspire.’ (Scotsman).
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Fri 21 Sep 18

More details - Speed Dating in Edinburgh
Speed Dating in Edinburgh How speed dating in Edinburgh works By simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Edinburgh event, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating.
Slug and Lettuce, 8 Omni Centre, Greenside Place
Wed 19 Sep 18

More details - Café Ceilidh: Changing Seasons
Join friends from the Scots Music Group for an afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems and stories. Held in the relaxed setting of the Storytelling Court. All welcome to listen or bring a tune for a turn!
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 18 Sep 18

More details - Robert Service - Poet of The Yukon
Storytellers David Campbell, Barbara McLean and cellist/singer Wendy Weatherby celebrate the 60th anniversary of the death of poet and writer Robert W. Service.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 18 Sep 18

More details - Lapin Is Hungry – The Bilingual Picture Book for All!
Lapin has been delighting families since 2008 and the French rabbit now has a picture book! Join Tania and her puppets for a bilingual mini-show, the reading of the story and some Lapin style dancing to celebrate. Accessible to non-French speakers. With an opportunity to get your book signed at the end.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 15 Sep 18

More details - Café Voices: Tales of Mystery, Magic, Mischief and Mayhem
Host storyteller, Jackie Carothers, invites you to escape the humdrum of everyday life, give your imagination free rein, and join her for an evening of stories that will intrigue, enchant, twist and turn, and keep everyone guessing until the very last word.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Thu 13 Sep 18

More details - Tiny Tales: Into the Garden
Come into the garden with storyteller Claire McNicol and meet characters old and new from Mary the contrary gardener to her pals Wiggly Woo the Worm and Cecil the caterpillar. Event will be held outside, weather dependent.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Tue 11 Sep 18

More details - It’s in the bag: Teddy Bears Picnic
Bring your favourite teddy and journey into the woods with Sam & Rosie for a Teddy Bears’ Picnic. What delights will the teddies have in store for us? A wonderful interactive session for little ones, with puppets, props and lots of well-known nursery rhymes throughout.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 8 Sep 18

More details - It’s in the bag: Superheroes
Sam & Rosie are Superheroes in a magical kingdom, a beautiful place where the animals can speak, there’s a good fairy and everyone lives happily… until Snake-boy decides to spoil their fun. Will Bug-boy & Cat-girl save the day? Only with your help!
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 8 Sep 18

More details - Scottish Child Abuse Rally Get Up Stand Up  on historic child sexual abuse.
S.c.a.r. Scottish Child Abuse Rally Get Up Stand Up is a collective of orginizations and individuals raising awareness of serious child abuse. Join Us for a action packed afternoon of speakers and much much more.
Scottish Parliament Holyrood Edinburgh
Thu 6 Sep 18

More details - A New Illustrated History of the Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh
Join us in the Storytelling Court to hear from Charles Bradbury and Henry Fothringham as they present their new book Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Thu 6 Sep 18

More details - Portobello Market
The summer heat wave appears to be over, but there’s always warmth and a fresh feel to the Portobello Market. The next one is on Saturday 1st September. We open at 9.30 and run until 1.30pm in Brighton Park, off Brighton Place, Portobello. And as markets go it’s an exciting one!
Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh
Sat 1 Sep 18

More details - Walk Together Edinburgh
September is Walk Together month, so come and join us. Together we can stop people dying from bowel cancer. Walk Together is a wonderful way to bring people together so that they can show their support for those undergoing treatment, remember loved ones we have lost and help stop bowel cancer.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two 75 Belford Road
Sat 1 Sep 18

More details - Exhibition: Mortality Tales
If life and death were two characters in a range of different stories, how would they interact? And what is the boundary between them? In this exhibition Cordula Marks Venters and Kirsty Venters Marks present different stories told in a variety of illustrative visual works and with accompanying poetry.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 1 Sep 18

More details - Edinburgh Antiques & Collectors Fair
Take part in Scotland’s largest antiques event. Quality vintage clothing and accessories, jewellery, ceramics, collectables, Art Deco items, pens, walking sticks and much more awaits. ATM machine on the showground, on site catering in the hall and free car parking.
The Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston Centre,
Sat 1 Sep 18

More details - Guid Crack Storytelling Session
A field is never just a field when a story is seeped into its soil. Tim Porteus leads an evening of stories which are entwined with place. Edinburgh’s monthly storytelling night held upstairs in The Waverley Bar. Accompanied young adults aged 12+ are welcome.
The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary’s St, Edinburgh
Fri 31 Aug 18

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