Preview of 2014: Capital events

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  • 26 November 2013
Preview of 2014: Capital events

The biggest events in Edinburgh in winter/spring 2014, including War Horse and Six Nations Rugby

War Horse

The National Theatre production of Michael Morpurgo’s epic tale of a young man and his beloved horse arrives in Edinburgh with expectations as high as they can go. Life-sized puppets of galloping horses, stirring music and perfect storytelling are the ingredients that have made this tale of courage, loyalty and friendship a universal hit.
Festival Theatre, Wed 22 Jan–Sat 15 Feb,

Mammoths of the Ice Age

Created by The Field Museum in Chicago and making its UK debut here, this spectacular interactive exhibition takes us millions of years back in time to the age of the woolly mammoth. Meet Lyuba, an astonishingly detailed replica of a 42,000-year-old baby mammoth and learn why humans have been so fascinated by these creatures.
National Museum of Scotland, Fri 24 Jan–Sun 20 Apr,

Field of Light

Using 6000 acrylic tubes containing optical fibres, designer Bruce Munro has created a work that illuminates its natural surroundings with a spectrum of colour. He came up with the concept while travelling through Australia’s Red Desert, and the piece has previously appeared at such diverse locations as Cornwall’s Eden Project and Harvey Nichols in London.
St Andrew Square, Mon 3 Feb–Sun 27 Apr,

Six Nations Rugby

After finishing third in 2013’s Six Nations, behind Wales and England, Scotland will be looking to consolidate and perhaps even improve on that position. There are just two games on home turf this year: the Calcutta Cup clash with England coming up in February, and a battle with the wooden spoon-clutching French ahead in March.
Murrayfield Stadium, Sat 8 Feb, Sat 8 Mar,

RBS 6 Nations: Scotland v France

Scotland v France in the RBS 6 Nations Championship.

War Horse

  • Directed by: Toby Sedgwick
  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo (book)

The National Theatre's staging of Michael Morpurgo's novel about a farm horse called Joey caught up in the horrors of WWI.

Mammoths of the Ice Age

Ever wanted to see a woolly mammoth? This interactive touring exhibition (from The Field Museum, Chicago) allows you to feel mammoth fur, have a close look at their tusks and meet Lyuba, a detailed replica of a 42,000 year old baby mammoth.

Bruce Munro: Field of Light

Installation artist Bruce Munro sets up 9500 glass spheres and then turns on the lights to make us all ohh and ahh.

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