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Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival - Georgian Edinburgh Before the New Town

Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum The Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival celebrates Edinburgh's traditional buildings, offering everyone an opportunity to learn about the skills and materials used to build and maintain them for future generations. Traditional skills are the crafts and techniques used to work…

Acheson House, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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 the highest calibre acts culminates with Midnight Fireworks from the ramparts of…

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

Edinburgh Jews

University of Edinburgh Situated in what was the heart of Edinburgh’s once thriving Jewish community, this free exhibition reveals for the first time the little known history of Jews in Edinburgh. Detailed research has discovered stories of immigration, world wars, local conflict and daily life interpreted through…

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug

Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours Explore the dark, hidden side of best-selling author Ian Rankin's Edinburgh. Discover the real locations that are examined in the books and feel the history and mystery of this unique European capital city. It is not necessary to have read any of the Rebus novels as the tour includes many fascinating…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 23 Aug

Peffermill Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

  • 09:00 – 17:00
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Edinburgh's Playday

Fun, family-friendly community event helping parents and kids to learn the benefits of playing together. There's a giant sand pit, a mud kitchen, yarn bombing, parachute games, special games for babies and much more for the whole family to enjoy. All children should be accompanied.

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 529 2103

  • 12:30 – 16:00

Edinburgh Unlimited

Bands and music showcase.

Pivo Club & Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Union Canal, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Times & prices to be confirmed

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 30 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 7100

Sun 31 Aug

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 7100

Edinburgh Book Fringe

Taking place in radical bookshop Word Power, the Edinburgh Book Fringe brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily readings and discussions, all of which are free.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Kingmaker - Edinburgh Preview

Edinburgh Preview. A bumbling, charismatic London Mayor challenges his enemies to become prime minister. But will his comic and colourful past destroy him? A new satire by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky, writers of 2012 Edinburgh hit Coalition.

Tristan Bates Theatre, The Actors Centre, London WC2H

Sat 26 Jul

£7.50 / 020 7240 6283

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Humans of Edinburgh

"Humans of Edinburgh was started by Ollie Buchanan and Zishan Ashraf in January 2014. The concept is gracefully simple: everyday we searching the streets of Edinburgh for one human, one photograph, one quote. We tell the tale of 500,000 Edinburgh inhabitants, one human at a time."

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Edinburgh Central Mosque A dynamic experience of knowledge and art, opening a window onto Muslims' faith and culture. Free admission, refreshments, literature and Mosque tours, everyone is welcome!

Edinburgh Central Mosque

Sat 9 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 28 Aug

Philomusica of Edinburgh

Philomusica A welcome return to St Andrew's and St George's Church by this popular Edinburgh orchestra. The programme includes Grieg's Holberg Suite, Bach's Concerto for 2 violins, Neil Mackay's Karelian Welcome Song and Copland's Quiet City.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Edinburgh Blues Club

Regular monthly live blues events with touring blues acts and the finest local blues artists. Membership for Edinburgh Blues Club is £10 per month; register online.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

£13 / 0131 556 7060

Presenting Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide and Safehouse.

Mon 6 Oct

£13 / 0131 556 7060

Presenting Grainne Duffy, Robbie Hill and The Blues 62s.

Tue 21 Oct

£13 / 0131 556 7060

Presenting Simon McBride and Main Street Blues.

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Edinburgh v the World

Amateur Boxing Association Scotland presents an evening of alternative entertainment, showcasing Edinburgh's elite amateur boxers.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

£10–£30 / 0131 228 1155

  • 19:00 – 10:30

A Very Edinburgh Celebration!

Ron Butlin, Dick Lee & Anne Evans Ron Butlin (former Edinburgh Poet Laureate) and highly acclaimed musicians Dick Lee and Anne Evans return for a fourth year with a brand-new version of their sell-out, five-star show. A unique and off-beat celebration, offering an affectionate and satirical take on Edinburgh’s…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£10 / 0131 556 9579

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug

Edinburgh Medical Detectives

Sibbald Library Productions Professor David Purdie and college librarian Iain Milne return to this spectacular venue with a show linking Edinburgh, medicine and crime. Royal murder, bodysnatching, medical police and Sherlock Holmes spring to life from the college’s archives. www.rcpe.ac.uk/library-archives/about-us.

Royal College Of Physicians, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Great Hall

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Great Hall

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Great Hall

£8 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 13 Aug

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 1 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sat 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sun 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Edinburgh Antique Fair

An excellent selection of antiques and vintage items.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

£4 / 0131 335 6200

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sat 22 Nov

£4 / 0131 335 6200

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 23 Nov

£4 / 0131 335 6200

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Edinburgh Festival Exhibition

Paintings by Ronnie Ford, Tom Watt, Dugald Findlay, Jolomo, John Wetten Brown, Janet McCrorie and jewellery by Sheana Stephen.

Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 556 6366

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 556 6366

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 5 Aug

Free / 0131 556 6366

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 14 more dates until 21 Aug

Edinburgh Chocolate Festival

Over 40 exhibitors, and including demonstrations, tasters, great gift ideas, chocolate cocktail bar and much more. Chocoholic stuff.

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

Sun 7 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

Underbelly Productions Underbelly presents four of the biggest and brightest comedians all in one huge show, staged in the majestic McEwan Hall. A one-stop shop for your comedy fix in the beating heart of the festival! Last year's acts included Al Murray, Milton Jones, David O'Doherty, Alan Davies, Andrew Maxwell…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£10.50 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

McEwan Hall

£16 (£15) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

McEwan Hall

£16 (£15) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 23 Aug

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

Thu 7 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

Fri 8 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

Sat 9 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Edinburgh Piano Duo

Margaret Wakefield and Simon Coverdale Following last year's enthusiastic reception, husband and wife duo Margaret Wakeford and Simon Coverdale look forward to presenting this year's programme at St Andrew’s and St George’s West. They include the congenial Petite Suite by Debussy and offer something less familiar from…

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

St Andrew's and St George's West

£10 (£8) / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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