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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, Young Fathers andThe Twilight Sad that culminates with Midnight Fireworks…

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

Sat 20 Dec

Times & prices vary

Sun 21 Dec

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Mon 22 Dec

Times & prices vary

…and 13 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 20 Dec

Free

Sat 27 Dec

Free

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.

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

Sat 20 Dec

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 21 Dec

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 22 Dec

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Studio

£8; £14 meals / 01628 788997

Stand-up comedians Steve Bugeja and Steve Hall, both with the Avalon agency, preview their Edinburgh Festival material.

Wed 11 Feb 2015

studio

£8; £14 meals / 01628 788997

Two top comedians from the Avalon agency preview their Edinburgh material.

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

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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 exhibitions, live music by Glasgow-based Arazoo Symphony Orchestra, fashion by contemporary Iranian designers, an Iranian film season organised in collaboration with the…

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 8 more dates until 16 Feb 2015

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

The award-winning Edinburgh Farmers' Market takes place at Castle Terrace under the imposing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Over 60 specialist producers regularly attend the market, the majority primary producers, growing what they sell. A quarter offer meat products, including specialities such as venison (Hubertus Game…

Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 220 8580

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 220 8580

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 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.

New Edinburgh Writers

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

Fountainbridge Library, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Dec

£0.50 / 0131 529 5616

Wed 31 Dec

£0.50 / 0131 529 5616

Edinburgh Wedding Fair

Over 130 exhibitors showcase their wedding bounty including cakes, flowers and stationary. Plus the Fashion Show co-ordinated by the Scottish Wedding Directory gives you a chance to see those gowns and suits in action.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 477 3500

Sun 8 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 477 3500

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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

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.

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

…and 29 more dates until 1 Sep 2015

Foodies Festival Edinburgh

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times to be confirmed / £12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

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's Festival of Ireland

A little bit of Ireland descends upon Edinburgh in the run-up to St Patrick's Day. Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland is a multi-arts, family-friendly celebration of the Emerald Isle, with storytelling, music, dance, talks, comedy and food & drink events.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 07855 285207

Thu 12 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 07855 285207

Fri 13 Mar 2015

Times & prices vary / 07855 285207

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Edinburgh Creative Writers' Club

Creative writers of all stripes – poets, short story scribes, script writers, flash fiction junkies – are invited to discuss all things writing, from procuring an agent to overcoming writer's block.

Monboddo Bar, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0131 221 5555

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0131 221 5555

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

The bike festival lends a bit of sport to Edinburgh's stacked arts and culture festival calendar. Alongside cycling events, from lengthy scenic tours to talks from well-known cyclists to family bike rides, the festival also features a related film and art programme.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary

Fri 12 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 8 more dates until 21 Jun 2015

Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

A festival incorporating runway shows and glam afterparties, plus more intellectual talks on fashion-linked topics.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 18 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 19 Jul 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 6 more dates until 25 Jul 2015

Hed Kandi Edinburgh Hogmanany

Hed Kandi resident DJs spin 15 years worth of infamous Hed Kandi hits and the latest party anthems.

City Nightclub, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£15 / 0131 226 9560

Edinburgh International Film Festival

The oldest continually running film festival in the world, the EIFF draws on its prestige to consistently present abundant programmes of new features, documentaries, retrospectives, shorts, panel discussions and educational workshops, with a few high profile premieres thrown in for good measure.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 228 4051

Thu 18 Jun 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 228 4051

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