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Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Mon 30 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 31 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Mon 6 Apr

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

…and 7 more dates until 28 Apr

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

New Year is such a big deal in Scotland we even have our own name for it: that’s Hogmanay, for anyone not familiar with the local parlance. For proof of just how sacred a ritual sending off the old and welcoming in the new is here, look no further than Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, which from ad hoc roots a couple of decades…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Wed 30 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0844 573 8455

Thu 31 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0844 573 8455

Fri 1 Jan 2016

Times & prices vary / 0844 573 8455

153rd Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography

Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography See the very best of modern photography from many worldwide contributors at one of the longest running photography exhibitions in the world. The exhibition venue is in Edinburgh Photographic Society's premises – a Georgian house in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Mon 3 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 25 more dates until 30 Aug

Capturing the Dark Side: Photography with Dark Edinburgh

Do you look at the world through rose-tinted glasses or do you see things in a darker hue? If you are drawn to the night and would like tips on how to capture its shadier aspects, come and hear the man behind Dark Edinburgh reveal his secrets on how to create stunning nocturnal, monochrome or just plain odd images in and…

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

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Edinburgh – A Tale of Two Towns

Saints & Sinners Walking Tours On our tour we will reveal some of the secrets hidden within a city rich in culture and ancient history and blessed with beauty. We will bring the past and its people vividly to life. We stroll along the narrow streets of the Old Town revealing the secrets that lie hidden in their…

Outside Greyfriar's Bobby Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 27 more dates until 5 Sep

Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Why walk in boring old trousers when you can strut your stuff around the city in a kilt? Choose between six, 13 and 26 mile distances around Edinburgh and help raise funds for children's charities. Entry fee includes an official Kiltwalk t-shirt, goody bag and medal.

Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Sun 3 May

Times to be confirmed / £25 for 13 or 26 mile Kiltwalk; £10 for 6 mile Kiltwalk (Children £5) / 0141 611 7919

Minimum sponsorship for 13 and 26 mile Kiltwalk is £200. For the Wee Walk adult £100, under 16s £50 or families £200 combined.

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 26 May

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 2 Apr

£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

£6–£10 / 0141 357 4000

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

Merchants House of Glasgow

Thu 4 Jun

£8 (£7; students & children £4) / 0141 221 1876

Webern's Langsamer Satz and Beethoven's Op 18 No 3.

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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 18 Apr

£12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0131 229 1142

Alistair Digges' debut as Musical Director with a celebration of choral music from America, including pieces by Aaron Copland, Morten Lauridsen, Samuel Barber, Eric Whitacre and Jerome Kern. Featuring American baritone Whitaker Mills, organist Morley Whitehead and pianist Justin Nash.

Edinburgh’s Criminal Underbelly – (Fact and Fiction)

Saints & Sinners Walking Tours Edinburgh is a city of stark contrasts. On one side there is the cultured gentile set, then on the other a darker sinister underbelly that lurks in alleyways, graveyards and houses of ill repute. This tour gives an overview of some of the locations, incidents, people and events…

Saints & Sinners, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 22 Aug

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Join music ensemble: The Edinburgh Sound Collective

Join the Edinburgh Sound Collective and learn about what it's like to be in a music ensemble.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 20 Apr

£10–£100 for course up front / 0131 477 821

Mon 27 Apr

£10–£100 for course up front / 0131 477 821

Mon 4 May

£10–£100 for course up front / 0131 477 821

…and 7 more dates until 22 Jun

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Despicable Dissections: Meet the characters behind Edinburgh's body-snatching past

One might be forgiven for thinking Edinburgh was a great place to be in the 1820s. With a spate of new discoveries changing the face of medicine, it was a respected and forward thinking city. But beneath the quest for knowledge lay a macarbre secret: body-snatching! In this talk that exposes the seedier side of our…

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Edinburgh Art Festival

As if Edinburgh isn’t already luxuriating in an embarrassment of riches in August, it also hosts the UK’s largest annual visual arts bonanza, involving galleries large and small, national and private, permanent and temporary, all across the city. The multi-disciplinary Edinburgh Art Festival is now in its 12th year and…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Thu 30 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Fri 31 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Sat 1 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

…and 30 more dates until 31 Aug

Edinburgh City Centre Rock Choir

Your local Bruntsfield choir is run by choir leader Elaine Williamson. Over the past few years Rock Choir has entered British people's hearts with its unique mix of en-masse singing, fundraising, television appearances, and commitment to community singing in towns like Bruntsfield. With performances at prestigious…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Apr

£25 a month, free taster / 0131 623 3030

Wed 29 Apr

£25 a month, free taster / 0131 623 3030

Wed 6 May

£25 a month, free taster / 0131 623 3030

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Edinburgh College Showcase

Student musicians showcase of classical, jazz and traditional music.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Jun

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Edinburgh College Sonic Boom

Student bands in concert.

Studio 24, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

£5 at the door (£4 if ordered in advance by email) / 0131 558 3758

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.

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Mon 30 Mar

Free / 0131 656 3500

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0131 656 3500

Mon 13 Apr

Free / 0131 656 3500

…and 37 more dates until 28 Dec

Edinburgh International Magic Festival Closing Gala

A mixed bill of illusion, circus, mind-reading and sleight-of-hand from international magicians closes the festival.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 4 Jul

£16–£32 / 0131 529 6000

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

Edinburgh Medal Address: Scientism

Scientism, uncritical veneration for physical science, distorts our idea of what science itself is. Scientism latches on to the dreams and visions associated with that study rather than its actual message. Its central vision is mechanism, a fascination with interpreting organic life as essentially machinery, today…

Edinburgh City Chambers

Tue 7 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

The Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is back for its third year at Summerhall, showcasing the diversity of human creativity and bringing together all sorts makers under one big roof. There will be gadgets, hardware, software, knitwear and food and the whole family will love interacting with robotic puppets, 3D printers, models…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Lost Physic Gardens of Edinburgh

In 1670 two doctors decided to create a physic garden – a herb garden of medicinal plants – in the shadow of Holyrood Abbey. It proved so successful that it moved time and time again to bigger sites in the city, ultimately becoming the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This walking tour will take you to the historic sites…

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

Abbey Strand, outside the Palace

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Voice Festival Edinburgh Showcase

The Voice Festival UK The Voice Festival returns to Edinburgh with another stellar a cappella showcase featuring groups of all ages, plus a special collaborative number created at our earlier daytime workshop. Come along for an unforgettable evening! Full details of line-up and workshop will be announced on our website.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sun 9 Aug

Main Church Sanctuary

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Joss Jones for EdCom Productions The best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics in a great value lunchtime compilation showcase. With a new line-up every day including big-name headliners and the hottest newcomers, this is the best way to start the day for comedians and festival comedy fans alike. Now in its 12th…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Mary Queen of Scots – The Edinburgh Story

Saints & Sinners Walking Tours There have been many books, films, documentaries, etc on Mary Stuart, giving us many perceptions of Mary, those involved with her, and incidents in her life. A story of power, politics, romance, religion, murder and treachery. Mary Queen of Scots spent six short but turbulent years…

MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£10 (£9) / 0870 194 2106

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£10 (£9) / 0870 194 2106

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

£10 (£9) / 0870 194 2106

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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