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Edinburgh Quartet

Scotland's premier string quartet was founded in 1960 and maintains close relationships with composers all over the UK, as well as playing dozens of concerts a year in venues all over the world.

City Halls, Glasgow

Tue 17 Mar 2015

Recital Room

£15 / 0141 353 8000

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet; Elgar: String Quartet in E Minor Op 83; Bartok: String Quartet No 2 Op 17, in a concert to commemorate the centenary of WW I.

Tue 26 May 2015

Recital Room

£15 (£12; Students £5; accompanied children free) / 0141 353 8000

Works by composers at the beginnings of their careers, featuring the world premiere of a new work by Tom Harrold; Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 2 in A minor Op 13; Webern: Langsamer Satz; Beethoven: String Quartet Op 18 No 3.

Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£10 (Members £9; student & children £1) / 0141 357 4000

Mendelssohn: Quartet Op 44 No 2; Schumann: String Quartet No 3 in A Major, Op 41.

Thu 2 Apr 2015

£10 (Members £9; Students and children £1) / 0141 357 4000

Mendelssohn: Tema con Variazoni & Scherzo Op 81; Beethoven: String Quartet Op 18 No 2.

Thu 11 Jun 2015

£7 in advance, £9 on the door (Students £5) / 0141 357 4000

Haydn: String Quartet Op 54 No 2; Mendelssohn: Capriccio Op 81; Shostakovich: String Quartet No 7. Part of Cottier Chamber Project.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 19 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet; Bartok: String Quartet No 2 Op 17.

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Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's world-famous Hogmanay celebration ushers the new year in with a bang. A Torchlight Procession winds through the historic Old Town and onto a son et lumiere on Calton Hill on 30 Dec, a massive street party with live music from Lily Allen (with more acts tbc) that culminates with Midnight Fireworks from the…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Tue 30 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

…and 3 more dates until 1 Jan 2016

Edinburgh Mela

World music, dance, fashion, food and fun spread over four areas: the Main Music Stage, the Mela World Dance Feste (newly established in 2012), the Mela Mix stage and the Mela Kidzone. The Mela Global Food Village is on hand to replenish your energy after taking in all the sights and sounds.

Leith Links, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 661 7100

Sun 30 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 661 7100

Edinburgh's Christmas

Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the east side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, a host of colourful lights and the fabled German Christmas market with dozens of stalls selling traditional trinkets and crafts as well as delicious Teutonic treats (and, of course, glühwein). The ice rink has…

City Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Nov

Times & prices vary

Tue 25 Nov

Times & prices vary

Wed 26 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 39 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Edinburgh Marathon

If you're going to break yourself by running further and faster than the human body was made to go, you may as well do it somewhere picturesque – and Edinburgh is certainly that (if a little windy at times). Participants run for a variety of charities.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sat 30 May 2015

Times to be confirmed

Sun 31 May 2015

Times to be confirmed

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Edinburgh parkrun

An informal weekly 5k run along the promenade at Cramond. Everyone is welcome, no matter how fast or slow (you're welcome to walk the route, bring your dog or push a buggy), so you can use it as a one-off fitness test, a chance to get some fresh air or come every week to try to beat your personal best time. It's friendly…

Cramond Promenade, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Sat 6 Dec

Free

Sat 13 Dec

Free

…and 2 more dates until 27 Dec

New Edinburgh Orchestra

The New Edinburgh Orchestra was founded in 1994 and performs three concerts a year.

St Serf's Parish Church, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Dec

£10 (£7) / 0131 668 2019

Tim Paxton conducts Smetana's Vltava, Jake Spence's Ruckschau – A Song Without Words, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 1, Op 107 with guest soloist Mark Bailey, and Stravinsky The Firebird (1945 version).

Edinburgh Concert Band

Edinburgh Concert Band is a community group of amateur musicians playing woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed

A selection of seasonal pieces.

The Edinburgh Singers

The Edinburgh Singers were founded in 1952, and is one of the most skilled choirs in the country.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

Christmas pieces, conducted by John Gormley.

Edinburgh University Singers

Edinburgh University Singers are a small auditioned choir which performs at official university events and also gives regular concerts.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

John Kitchen conducts seasonal pieces for Advent and Christmas.

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Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Nov

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Edinburgh's Scottish Market

Show you're blue-and-white through and through at this local food and drink market, with seafood, craft beer, butteries and other delicious treats for sale.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Nov

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 25 Nov

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Wed 26 Nov

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 39 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The largest arts festival in the world and the greatest show on earth. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug 2015

Edinburgh Bach Choir

The amateur choir performs at least two concerts every year, one of which is normally dedicated to Bach.

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

£14 (£12; students £5; Children free) / 0131 228 1155

Bach's Magnificat, Handel's Coronation Abthems and Purcell's Rejoice in the Lord Alway.

Sat 21 Mar 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 229 1142

Rutter, European Sacred Music; W O Minay, Drop Drop Slow Tears; Morten Lauridsen, O Magnum Mysterium; Gabriel Jackson, O Sacrum Convivium and Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb.

Sat 30 May 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 229 1142

Poulenc, Gloria; Duruflé, Requiem and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe.

Edinburgh Christmas Walk

A wintery walk through the Botanic Garden, by the Water of Leith and finishing in Inverleith park via Stockbridge. All walkers get a medal and a goody bag.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£0–£20 / 0131 208 2500

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Edinburgh Genre Group

A workshop style get-together for genre writers, offering discussion, critique and support.

Forest Centre +, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

£3 / 0131 229 4948

Edinburgh Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this forum for debating and promoting public engagement.

Edinburgh Zoo

Mon 8 Dec

Free but ticketed / 0131 334 9171

Wildlife surgery: Surgery in wild animals faces challenges not encountered in human or domestic animal surgery. Discover how we use all our understanding of animal anatomy and physiology, combined with cutting edge human surgical science to solve these challenges.

New Edinburgh Writers

This group do everything from writing exercises to reading new material at this weekly meeting.

Fountainbridge Library, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

£0.50 / 0131 529 5616

Wed 3 Dec

£0.50 / 0131 529 5616

Wed 10 Dec

£0.50 / 0131 529 5616

…and 3 more dates until 31 Dec

Edinburgh Christmas Run

Raise funds for a range of worthy charities with this festive 5k around Inverleith Park. Times and positions are recorded, plus there are first, second and third place prizes and a medal/goody bag combo for all runners.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£0–£20

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

A festival aimed at 'yarn-enthusiasts of all flavours', this woolly bonanza caters for all who knit, crochet, embroider, spin, haberdash or just appreciate a darn good yarn.

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 477 3500

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 477 3500

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Edinburgh Christmas Lectures

It's an alternative Christmas story as a bunch of merry comedians talk about what the Yuletide season means to them. With Susan Morrison, Jay Lafferty, Bob Graham, Eleanor Morton, Richard Melvin, Derek Johnson, Gareth Waugh, Robin Grainger, Owen MacGuire, Jim Park, Bob Graham, Gareth Mutch and so many more, plus it's all…

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Edinburgh Secret Santa

Secret Santa for the whole city. It's just like when you do it at the office, but the person you're buying for isn't three desks away as you try to quietly wrap up a bath bomb gift set. Instead, Santas are matched at random and buyers have two weeks to snap up a present. See the website for more details on registering.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Tue 25 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Wed 26 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

…and 4 more dates until 30 Nov

Edinburgh Iranian Festival

A welcome return for this volunteer-run biannual cultural festival, which celebrates the heritage and creativity of Iran. The programme features art, live music, comedy, film and a mini Iranian bazaar with nomadic tents and a teahouse.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 8 Feb 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 15 Feb 2015

Edinburgh International Festival

Bringing world-class arts to the capital since 1947, the EIF sets the standard for classical concerts, opera, dance and theatre, with performers drawn from around the world. While this year's festival is curated around themes of the challenges, sacrifices and circumstances through which nations have emerged and cultures…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug 2015

Edinburgh Art Festival

Scotland’s largest annual celebration of visual art offers work by the best contemporary Scottish artists as well as exhibitions of the most important international artists and movements of the 20th century and other historical periods. This year marks the 10th edition of the festival, which will include over 40…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Sun 2 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Mon 3 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

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