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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 20 Apr

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

Meet outside.

Tue 21 Apr

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

Meet outside.

Mon 27 Apr

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

Meet outside.

Tue 28 Apr

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

Meet outside.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Ticket & Dinner Package

A drink, a three-course dinner and the Edinburgh Tattoo.

Signet Library, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

£90 includes a £40 Tattoo / 0131 225 0651

£97 includes a £42 Tattoo ticket / 0131 225 0651

Fri 14 Aug

£90 includes a £40 Tattoo / 0131 225 0651

Sat 15 Aug

£97 includes a £42 Tattooo ticket / 0131 225 0651

…and 6 more dates until 29 Aug

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

Photography discussion with the chance to join in a practical workshop.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

Free (workshop £5)

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.

The Edinburgh Outlander Experience

Visit locations from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels as visited by characters Claire and Jamie. Hear stories of the Jacobites, the Stuarts, witchcraft, clans and how the fictional story intermingles with history.

Mercat Cross, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£14 (£12)

Sat 2 May

£14 (£12)

Sat 9 May

£14 (£12)

…and 25 more dates until 31 Oct

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 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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Edinburgh Should Ban Students

Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas / Fair Pley What have students ever done for us? Surely Edinburgh would be a better city without them? Swathes of the city would be habitable again for families, noise complaints would slump, and traffic cones could rest easy. Vice Principal of the University of Edinburgh Professor Mary…

Stand in the Square, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Aug

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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.

…and 2 more dates until 5 Sep

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

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra Edinburgh Youth Orchestra is forming a Chamber Orchestra to return to Greyfriars Kirk on Friday 14th August. EYO will welcome back Julian Lloyd Webber in his new role as conductor, with his wife, cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, as soloist, in a programme to include William Lloyd…

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Main Church Sanctuary

£15 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Sat 8 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Inside

£10 (£9) / 0131 557 2976

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Missing Hancocks: Live in Edinburgh! (Show A)

Neil Pearson / Something for the Weekend BBC Radio 4’s smash hit – live! Hancock's Half Hour, lovingly recreated with a stellar cast led by Kevin McNally as The Lad Himself. The classic radio comedy starring Hancock, Kenneth Williams and Sid James ran 102 episodes. But 20 are missing from the BBC archives, and haven't…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Music Hall

£16 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£16 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 29 Aug

The Missing Hancocks: Live in Edinburgh! (Show B)

Neil Pearson / Something for the Weekend BBC Radio 4’s smash hit – live! Hancock's Half Hour, lovingly recreated with a stellar cast led by Kevin McNally as The Lad Himself. The classic radio comedy starring Hancock, Kenneth Williams and Sid James ran 102 episodes. But 20 are missing from the BBC archives, and haven't…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£16 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£16 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 30 Aug

Edinburgh Book Fringe

Edinburgh Book Fringe welcomes writers and activists from around the world for free daily readings and discussions. The full programme is on our website at www.word-power.co.uk. Age category: 12+

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 28 Aug

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 Lily

Ron Butlin, Dick Lee and Anne Evans Ron Butlin (former Edinburgh Poet Laureate) plus acclaimed musicians Dick Lee and Anne Evans return, their sell-out show newly updated. Storytelling and music at its best! 'Truly wonderful… a must' ★★★★★ (Fringe Review.com). 'Dazzling… mind-expanding' ★★★★ (Scotsman). Age…

Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 16 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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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.

Tommy Tiernan Alive in Edinburgh

Mick Perrin Worldwide Tommy Tiernan Alive in Edinburgh is a full-length, free form, improvised show. No games, no audience suggestions, no picking on the front row, just one man, his mind and his mouth spontaneously combusting. Tiernan’s mastery of stand-up allows him to take risks other comedians dare not, and here he…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Aug

Debating Hall

£16 (£15) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Debating Hall

£15 (£14) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

Debating Hall

£15 (£14) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 30 Aug

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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