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Edinburgh Skeptics

Regular meet-ups of Edinburgh's most enquiring minds, breaking down doctrine with pints and chat.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Thu 15 May

Free / 07896 745991

Tonight's talk, 'Cryptozoology – Science, Pseudoscience or Something Else?' comes courtesy of statistical ecologist and aquatic biologist Charles Paxton.

  • 19:30

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 country.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 8 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

Smetana's Quartet No 1 and Dvorak's Waltzes, Op 54.

  • 12:45

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 21 May

£15 (£12; students/children £5) / 0131 668 2019

Mendelssohn's Quartet No 1 in E flat major Op 12, the world premiere of a new quartet by Helen Grime, and Smetana's Quartet No 1.

Sun 15 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

Mozart's Flute Quartet in D major K285, Hans Gál's Clarinet Quintet and Flute Quintet, and Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 44 no 1. Featuring guest soloists Juliette Bausor (flute) and Maximiliano Martin (clarinet).

  • 15:30

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sat 7 Jun

Stevenson Hall

£15 (£5–£12) / 0141 332 5057

Mendelssohn's Quartet No 1 in E flat major Op 12, Helen Grime's String Quartet and Smetana's Quartet No 1.

  • 19:30

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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 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

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

Edinburgh#3 Aquathlon

Tristars/Youth only event with varying distances for children aged 8–16.

Forrester High School, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£12 (Members £11) / 0131 334 9262

  • 10:00
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Edinburgh Unlimited

Bands and music showcase.

Pivo Caffè, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

Free / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wed 4 Jun

Free / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Wed 2 Jul

Free / 0131 557 2925

  • 20:00 – 23:00

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 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 26 Apr

Free

  • 09:30

Sat 3 May

Free

  • 09:30

Sat 10 May

Free

  • 09:30
…and 4 more dates until 7 Jun

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

Times vary / Free / 0131 662 9112

Sat 9 Aug

Times vary / Free / 0131 662 9112

Sun 10 Aug

Times vary / Free / 0131 662 9112

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Edinburgh College Showcase

Student musicians showcase of classical, jazz and traditional music.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 12 Jun

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30

The Edinburgh Singers

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

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

£12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0131 668 2019

Songs of Redemption, a concert featuring music by MacMillan, Howells, Finzi and Kodály.

Edinburgh Kevock Choir

Founded in 1967, the Edinburgh Kevock Choir gives several concerts a year.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

£6–£14 / 0131 668 2019

  • 19:30

Edinburgh's Got Soul

Upbeat soul choir tackling songs by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Chakka Khan, Chic, Lauryn Hill and Angie Stone.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 31 May

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

  • 20:00

Flowers of Edinburgh

A celebration of Edinburgh folk music talent.

Teviot, Edinburgh

Sat 3 May

£10 (£7) / 0131 650 4673

Part of TradFest.

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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

Mon 5 May

£11 / 0131 556 7060

Featuring Brothers Groove, Black Cat Bone and Blue Jester.

Tue 17 Jun

£13.50 (Members free) / 0131 556 7060

Tonight's line-up features Hamilton Loomis and Gratefully Not Dead.

Thu 19 Jun

£11 (Members free) / 0131 556 7060

Tonight it's Ryan McGarvey and Brian Rawson Band.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Oct

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 29 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 7272

  • 20:30

Edinburgh Tarot Group

Join up with other folks interested in the mystical art of tarot at this monthly group, and share tips and tricks while you practice doing readings for other members.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 29 Jun

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 4 more dates until 30 Nov

Edinburgh Antique Fair

An excellent selection of antiques and vintage items.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

£4 / 0131 335 6200

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 11 May

£4 / 0131 335 6200

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 27 Sep

£4 / 0131 335 6200

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 2 more dates until 23 Nov

Anzac Day Edinburgh

A celebration of all things Australian and New Zealand to commemorate the fallen of the battle of Gallipoli. Featuring an Anzac night service, DJs, singers, raffle, games and more with all profits going to charity.

The Globe Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£10 (including your first 'Kiwi/Aussie beer') / 0131 557 4670

  • 18:00 – 03:00
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Edinburgh 7s Festival

A multi-sports festival featuring – you guessed it – seven sports. Those'd be rugby, touch, netball, hockey, football, volleyball and dodgeball, with a touch of music and fancy dress to top it all off. Watch from the stands or get out on the playing field(s).

Meggetland, Edinburgh

Sat 17 May

£10

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sun 18 May

£10

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Edinburgh Night Ride

Criss-cross your way across the city as an individual rider or as part of a team, and check out the sites of the city all bathed in glorious moonlight on a 50-mile course beginning and ending at Holyrood Palace. Ride for the charity of your choice. Children ages 14–17 can take part with an accompanying adult.

Edinburgh City Centre

Sat 21 Jun

£39 registration, plus sponsorship or self-funding / 01244 676454

Edinburgh Beltane Stories

Beltane on Calton Hill, what is the story behind the vibrant event, who are its fantastical characters and what do they represent? We present stories of the Triple Goddess, Green Man and the old Beltane traditions mixed with colourful personal reminiscences and talk about its place as a community performance/ritual. This…

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 3 May

£8 (£6) / 0131 556 9579

Part of TradFest.

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 8 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

Sat 9 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

Sun 10 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 473 2000

…and 21 more dates until 31 Aug

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

Thu 31 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Fri 1 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Sat 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

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