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Edinburgh International Wedding Exhibition

A brand new wedding fair on the scene, gathering together over 200 industry experts under one roof. offering products, seminars and demonstrations.

EICC, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Oct

£8.50; £13.50 Exhibition plus Bridal & Band Showcase; £25 VIP Priority Pass / 0131 611 0330

  • 11:00 – 16:00

BBC: Shaun Keaveny

6 Music Breakfast show legend Shaun W Keaveny will be presenting his show live from the BBC venue at the Edinburgh Festivals. Join him and his special guests. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets.

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Future iGaming

A chance to discuss innovations in the iGaming industry, gambling marketing and factors influencing customer betting behaviour.

American Square Conference Centre, London EC3N

Sun 2 Nov

Free

  • 08:00 – 20:00

AhhGee Podcast Live

AhhGee Productions AhhGee presents the #AhhGeePodcastLive. Ease yourself into the day with this rib-tickling chatter-fest. Packed with songs, sketches and laughs galore. In alliance with Michael Bell, we combine like Lego transformers of fun to bring you the live AhhGee podcast experience. With guest appearances from…

theSpace @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

The Space @ Jury's Inn

£6 (£4) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

The Space @ Jury's Inn

£6 (£4) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Space @ Jury's Inn

£6 (£4) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 16 Aug

Auditioning Effectively for the Camera

The New York Film Academy Roger Del Pozo is the director of Performing Arts enrolment at the New York Film Academy and a casting director in NYC. Employing insights gathered from over 10 years working for some of the New York's busiest casting companies, he will take you through every step of what it takes to audition…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Rehearsal Room

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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BBC: MacAulay & Co

Broadcast simultaneously live on BBC Radio Scotland and sold out every year for the last decade, Fred MacAulay and Susan Calman bring you the pick of the very best comedy from the Fringe. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the draw please visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets.

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Tue 5 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug

Collaboration & Curating

A day of discussion on topics related to collaboration in curatorial practice. Booking is essential.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

£5 (Members free) / 0131 529 3993

Discussion and debate. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Confession and Death by Torture Experience

Auld Reekie Tours Ltd Hosted in our Medieval Torture Exhibition with some instruments from Nuremberg and Bamburg Castles in Germany from the late 1500s and early 1600s. We will graphically explain how these instruments were applied to the helpless victims in order to extract confessions and usually a slow agonising…

Auld Reekie Tours Meeting Point, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£6 (£5) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£6 (£5) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Auld Reekie's Haunted Underground

£6 (£5) / 0131 557 4700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Free Tour of London

Journey through British History on this 2.5 hour walking tour. Meet at the Churchill Statue – and look for the guide in an orange shirt.

Parliament Square, London SW1P

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 11:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 11:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 11:00
…and 152 more dates until 31 Dec

The Great War Revealed: The WWI Aviation Collections of National Museums Scotland

In 2016, the National Museum of Flight open a hangar that focuses on military aviation. Assistant Curator of Aviation Ian Brown talks about the collection and plans for its display.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£8 / 0131 228 1155

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2014 Edinburgh International Culture Summit

Arts and culture leaders discuss the possibilities of the arts to foster understanding between nations. Speakers include Nandi Mandela, Irina Bokova, Jordi Savall and Ea Sola. The four Debating Chamber sessions are open to the public; email to book. Booking is essential.

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 09:30 – 10:30

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 11:30

£500,000? Fine! Why Data Protection Matters

bto As you hire a cast for your latest production, send out mass promotional e-mails from a database or blog into the wee small hours, do you stop to consider whose personal data you are processing and whether what you are doing is subject to data protection laws? The specialist Data Protection Defence Team from BTO…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Acting and Technical Theatre Careers Talk

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School World renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS) runs acting, stage management and technical theatre courses. The Artistic Director and Head of Technical courses explain everything you need to know. Free event. Age category: 16+

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Two

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Acting: In Conversation With …

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society The Fringe Society chats with actors at the top of their game. Hear how they started out, what they consider career highs and lows and what they would do differently. Previous guests include Miriam Margoyles, George Wendt and Anthony Rapp. This year's guests will be announced on…

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Lecture Theatre 3

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

All Your Base

Designed for Backend developers and those interested in DevOps and system architecture, this is the only curated database conference of its kind in the UK. Featuring expert talks from database creators, industry leaders and developers.

Saïd Business School, Oxford

Fri 17 Oct

£175–£275 / 01865 288800

  • 08:30 – 17:30
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An Fhèis Mhòr: Scotland's Festival Of Paddlesport

Celebrate the diversity of paddlesport (that's canoeing and kayaking, mostly) at this watery festival featuring the Canoe Polo tournament and Pool Slalom competitions. There's also the thrilling Tay Descent race to watch as its competitors journey down the rapids to Perth, and the National Indoor Kayak Championships…

Various venues, Perth

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 317 7314

Part of Homecoming Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

B&P Motors Birthday Extraveganza

B&P Motors are celebrating their 60th by giving educational lectures and demos on vehicle maintenance and technology – not to mention free tea and biscuits!

B&P Motors, London IG1

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 020 8478 3817

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 020 8478 3817

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 020 8478 3817

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 21 more dates until 29 Aug

BBC: The Today Programme

The Today Programme: The BBC's flagship national news and current affairs show comes to the Edinburgh Fringe. Join James Naughtie for a morning of news-making interviews, international reports and the best of Edinburgh's summer festivals. Please note - This is a free event ticketed via a random draw. To enter the…

BBC @ Potterrow, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

BBC

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Beyond a Joke? Comedy, Culture and the Public

Big Difference Productions Lecture and discussion series by prominent academics exploring comedy's response to contemporary cultural issues. Supported by the Centre for Comedy Studies Research, Brunel University. Confirmed speakers include John Roberts (Laughing about Free Speech: How Humour Helps Free Speech Thrive in…

Just the Tonic at the Community Project, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

The Old Foundry Room

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 17 Aug

Beyond Beer

As well as a range of beers this festival offers gourmet and street food, a home brew competition, music, talks, beer and food pairing events and a Beer Banquet. Sláinte.

Traquair House, Innerleithen

Sat 2 Aug

£10 (under 18s free) / 01896 830323

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sun 3 Aug

£10 (under 18s free) / 01896 830323

  • 11:00 – 20:00
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BFRS Career Event

Those in the Armed Forces and their families can meet employers, access self-employment opportunities and more.

Catterick Leisure Centre, Catterick Garrison

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0845 308 2406

  • 09:30 – 14:00

BIRDIE Conference

Intimate one-day conference for photographers, speakers and storytellers to talk and discuss the latest in film and digital photography.

Shoreditch Village Hall, London N1

Sat 13 Sep

Early Bird £75 / 020 3542 6421

  • 09:00 – 16:30

Blackwell's Literary Walking Tour

On this walking tour, discover the university and the city where authors such as Graham Greene, Dorothy L Sayers and TS Eliot lived and learned.

Blackwell's, Oxford

Thu 31 Jul

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Thu 7 Aug

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Thu 14 Aug

£8 (£7) / 01865 333623

  • 11:00 – 12:30
…and 10 more dates until 23 Oct

Books in Focus

The Galleries' Books in Focus sessions are in-depth looks at famous artists' books and the people who made them. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6268

A look at publications of surrealist erotica, by Bellmer, Duchamp, Bataille and the Marquis de Sade. Ages 18+.

  • 11:30 – 12:30

Breaking Down Barriers: Women in the Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Does the Fringe work for women? What images and messages do we see and hear? Are women fairly represented? Join us for a conversation about where women stand in the world’s largest arts festival and what, if anything, needs to be done. Guests will be announced on Twitter @fringecentral.

Fringe Central, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Lecture Theatre 1

Free / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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