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More details - NYOS Jazz Orchestra Summer Tour - The Power of Nature with Jason Singh at Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Fes
NYOS Jazz Orchestra presents a profusion of cool jazz over four concerts, in two parts. In part one, we celebrate the music of Joe Zawinul’s groundbreaking group Weather Report.
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Teviot Row Debating Hall, Ediburgh
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More details - Subway Helping Hearts Family 5K Fun Run
Heart Research UK and Subway® are hosting their ever-popular 5K fun run at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh on Sunday 22nd July 2018. Sign up online at www.5ksubway.com or come along to the registration tent on the day from 10.30am.
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
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More details - MCN Scottish Festival 2018
The all-new MCN Scottish Festival takes place at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd July 2018. The two-day event will bring together the best of biking plus a whole host of live entertainment and tribute bands to rock you through the weekend.
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH288NB
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More details - Exhibition: My City
My City is a project by Imaginate and Multi-Cultural Family Base bringing together artists Victoria Beesley, Yvonne Buskie and Arran Howie with refugee families in Edinburgh.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
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More details - 5-day Summer film schools
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE An exciting and fun 5-day filmmaking adventure for young people age 9 to 18 where they will learn all the tricks of Hollywood to make their own short films or online videos, experiencing the challenge and fun of making movie magic!
Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East
Mon 23 Jul to Fri 27 Jul
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More details - Traditional Tales
A summer season of traditional tales from Scotland and further afield. Hear the truths, myths and legends of folklore, past and present from Joshua Bryant & Daiva Ivanauskaite. Authentic entertainment and insight, all in one hour! For details on each session, please check our website.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Wed 25 Jul to Fri 27 Jul

More details - World Conference Pediatrics 2018
Pediatrics 2018 includes international attendee workshops, lectures and symposia, including a designated registration area, a refreshment break and gala lunch.
Hyatt Place, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thu 26 Jul and Fri 27 Jul

More details - Baba’s Stranger Encounter
Back by popular demand, the team at BABA – the celebrated restaurant and bar plating up a menu of bold Levantine cuisine and cocktails - is bringing back their entirely unique concept of dining to Edinburgh - BABA’s Stranger Encounters… The unique event taking place on 130 George Street this July is ideal for
Baba 130 George St, Edinburgh
Thu 26 Jul

More details - Guid Crack Storytelling Session
Magical nature stories in celebration of wild spaces and their heart stirring beauty. Explore forests where dreams dwell and share tales on this summer evening’s journey, with storyteller Jane Mather. Edinburgh’s monthly storytelling night returns to its spiritual home at The Waverley Bar.
The Waverley Bar, 3-5 St Mary’s St, Edinburgh
Fri 27 Jul

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 and understanding into the individual experiences of the speakers.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Fri 27 Jul

More details - Exhibition: Edinburgh Urban Sketchers
The Edinburgh Urban Sketchers group is part of a global network of people who meet together to sketch, both home and abroad. This exhibition showcases sketches created on location in Edinburgh by local members and aims to promote urban sketching as a positive means of engaging with our environment.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 28 Jul to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Magic, Music & Mystery from the Scottish Borders and Beyond
Joan Morrison shares mysterious and magical stories from the Scottish Borders, including the strange and spellbinding tale of Thomas the Rhymer. Hear traditional Borders tunes on the fiddle played by Karen Barber, with Joan accompanying on her beautiful old concertina.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh,
Sat 28 Jul

More details - The Journey
The exciting world premiere of The Journey, written and directed by critically acclaimed stand-up comedian Stuart Laws comes to Pleasance this summer. Co-directed by Phoebe Ladenburg and starring Will Brown and Phoebe Sparrow, The Journey is a romantic comedy about a breakup, set on a spaceship.
Pleasance Dome (Ten), Potterow, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug, Thu 2 Aug, Sat 4 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - The Song of Lunch
Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, ITV; Downton Abbey, ITV; Toast of London, Channel 4) and Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, BBC Two; The Flood, Megatopia Films) star in this hilarious and poignant drama of a disastrous attempt to rekindle lost love.
Pleasance Courtyard (Forth), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Sun 12 Aug, Tue 14 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Private Peaceful
Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War I, Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful, directed by Simon Reade, returns to Edinburgh prior to a West End run and UK Tour. Andy Daniel returns to the role in Scamp Theatre’s award-winning production.
Underbelly Bristo Square (Cow Barn), Teviot Place, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Sun 12 Aug, Tue 14 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Ken
Following highly successful runs at Hampstead Downstairs and The Bunker, Terry Johnson’s Ken now comes to its spiritual home in Edinburgh. Marking the ten year anniversary of the death of Ken Campbell, Ken pays tribute to the maverick writer and theatre director.
Pleasance Dome (Ace Dome), Potterow, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Sun 12 Aug, Tue 14 Aug to Sun 19 Aug, Tue 21 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Killymuck
Inspired by real events, Killymuck tells of a housing estate built on a paupers graveyard in 1970s’ Ireland.
Underbelly McEwan Hall (Jersey), Teviot Place, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Sun 12 Aug, Tue 14 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Very Blue Peter
Very Blue Peter gives you the chance to watch an episode of Blue Peter that was never aired! Anyone who is sentimental about the much-loved programmes of their youth, should come and experience kids’ TV for adults. In 1998 Richard Bacon was fired from Blue Peter.
Gilded Balloon Teviot (Billiards Room), 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Revenants
Theatre has always been a mouthpiece for some of the most pressing international concerns and Revenants, set twenty-five years after the execution of the Romanov family and twenty-five years before the murder of Martin Luther King, looks at oppression, prejudice and revolution.
Pleasance Dome (King Dome), Potterow, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Tobacco Road
Incognito Theatre Company, winners of the Les Enfants Terribles’ 2018 Greenwich Partnership Award, return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their explosive physical style to tell the story of five resourceful young men and women attempting to carve out a place for themselves in the murky underworld of 1920s London.
Pleasance Courtyard (Upstairs), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Mon 13 Aug, Wed 15 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - The Vanishing Man
Presenting two back-to-back productions, the pairing of director-performers Simon Evans (dir. Killer Joe, Trafalgar Studios; The Best Man, Playhouse Theatre; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse) and David Aula (Rain God, VAULT Festival; The Cement Garden, VAULT Festival; Personal Enemy, Theater 59E59,...
Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance 2), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Sun 5 Aug, Tue 7 Aug to Sun 12 Aug, Tue 14 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - The Extinction Event
Presenting two back-to-back productions, the pairing of director-performers Simon Evans (dir. Killer Joe, Trafalgar Studios; The Best Man, Playhouse Theatre; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse) and David Aula (Rain God, VAULT Festival; The Cement Garden, VAULT Festival; Personal Enemy, Theater 59E59,...
Pleasance Courtyard (Pleasance 2), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Sun 5 Aug, Tue 7 Aug to Sun 12 Aug, Tue 14 Aug to Mon 27 Aug

More details - Paddington Bear's First Concert
Join Paddington Bear on his adventures as he leaves home, meets his new family and enjoys his first concert - not without causing his fair share of mayhem, of course! The charming tales of everyone’s favourite bear now come to life with storytelling, narration and a live orchestra.
Underbelly Bristo Square (Cow Barn), Teviot Place, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Sun 12 Aug, Tue 14 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

More details - Thor and Loki
In a society tearing itself apart through fear, greed and violence, the apocalypse approaches and unlikely friendships blossom. Thor and Loki, the new fierce and fabulous comedy musical by Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Harry Blake, reimagines ancient myths through a modern lens.
Assembly Roxy (Upstairs), 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Sun 12 Aug, Tue 14 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

More details - Baby Face
Hey Baby! Welcome to a world of knee socks, bunches, lollypops, bubble-gum and models adopting the childlike expressions of six-year-old girls. In this brave and outlandish performance, Katy Dye questions if innocence is truly as sexy as we’re told.
Summerhall (Demonstration Room), Summerhall Place, Edinburgh
Wed 1 Aug to Sat 4 Aug, Mon 6 Aug to Sun 12 Aug, Tue 14 Aug to Sun 19 Aug, Tue 21 Aug to Sun 26 Aug

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