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Swing Patrol: Swing Ball

Dress in your vintage best and have some old fashioned fun at this Swing Ball hosted by Swing Patrol. Down For The Count perform the tunes to swing, jitterbug and lindy hop the night away to.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Sat 7 Mar

£15 / 020 7702 2789

Planetarium

New music written and performed by school pupils, and inspired by Holst's 'Mars' from The Planets suite. Booking is essential.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0131 668 2019

Plant Sale

There will be a wide variety of plants available and the ever popular baking stall will return with scrumptious cakes and biscuits. Organised by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 10 May

RBGE Nursery, Inverleith Place

£3 / 0131 248 2909

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Plant Sale Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Quartermile Market

Monthly market selling products by local designers, makers and artists as well as street food. There's even something to keep the dog happy with a stall specialising in cupcakes for dogs.

Lister Square, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0845 000 2525

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0845 000 2525

Fri 1 May

Free / 0845 000 2525

…and 7 more dates until 4 Dec

Reggae Night

Weekly reggae night playing vinyls on an unusual mini-sound system with a resident MC Gabriele and live instruments courtesy of Edinburgh Roots Collective.

52 Canoes, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 226 4732

Thu 12 Mar

Free / 0131 226 4732

Thu 19 Mar

Free / 0131 226 4732

Thu 26 Mar

Free / 0131 226 4732

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Richard And Adam At The Movies

The Johnson brothers perform popular songs from the silver screen. The Welsh classical singers finished third in the seventh series of Britain's Got Talent.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sun 1 Mar

£25–£27 / 0131 529 6000

Birmingham Town Hall

Fri 6 Mar

£17.50–£28.50 / 0121 345 0600

Ruarri Joseph

Originally born in Edinburgh, the nomadic Ruarri Joseph found his song-writing roots in the southwestern Pacific. With a move to New Zealand, the young Ruarri found himself coming of age in Dannevirke (population 6,000), an isolated, rural farming community. At 17 Joseph packed his suitcase and moved back to the UK and…

Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£8 / 0131 651 5859

RWM

Twisted pop from Edinburgh.

Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 650 4673

With The Social Order and The 62.

  • 21:00 – 23:30 RWM Teviot, Edinburgh

Sangstream

Informal performances of traditional and modern Scots songs from this folk choir.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 21 Mar

Free

Scotland Loves Anime

One for lovers of Japanese animated cinema, the festival showcases the latest Japanese animation with experts on hand to provide behind-the-scenes information.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Fri 9 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 228 2688

Sat 10 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 228 2688

Sun 11 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 228 2688

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Sheila Dalgleish: North

Textile art from Edinburgh-based artist.

Whitespace, Edinburgh

Sat 12 Sep

Free / 07814 514771

Sun 13 Sep

Free / 07814 514771

Mon 14 Sep

Free / 07814 514771

…and 5 more dates until 19 Sep

Swords of the Righteous

Partially dramatised explanation of how and why Cromwell's army came to lay siege to Edinburgh Castle, and how it was successful.

Edinburgh Castle

Mon 23 Mar

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

A Touch of Danger

A new production of Francis Durbridge's thriller. When bestselling author Max Telligan's secretary and his about to be ex wife read in the paper that he has been found dead in Munich, they are stunned. They are even more so when Max walks in, very much alive.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

£11 (£9) / 0131 447 7597

Fri 6 Mar

£11 (£9) / 0131 447 7597

Sat 7 Mar

£11 (£9) / 0131 447 7597

Tour of Britain

Cheer on the teams in the UK's largest professional cycling event. In 2015, Edinburgh hosts two stages.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sun 6 Sep

Times vary / Free

Mon 7 Sep

Times vary / Free

Tue 8 Sep

Times vary / Free

…and 5 more dates until 13 Sep

Visible Ink Writing Group

A friendly, informal group for writers in Edinburgh, with everyone welcome to attend.

Nelson Hall Community Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 667 8838

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Watching

Watching is a new opera for children about sleeping. Come with us on a magical musical promenade through the glasshouses at twilight ending in the landmark Palm House. Featuring a professional cast supported by local primary school children, Watching brings music and theatre of international quality to the Gardens.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 18 Mar

Enter via North Gate (open from 18:45)

£10, £5 conc Book in advance only from www.brownpapertickets.com / 0131 248 2909

  • 19:00 – 21:30 Watching Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 19 Mar

Enter via North Gate (open from 18:45)

£10, £5 conc Book in advance only from www.brownpapertickets.com / 0131 248 2909

  • 19:00 – 21:30 Watching Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 20 Mar

Enter via North Gate (open from 18:45)

£10, £5 conc Book in advance only from www.brownpapertickets.com / 0131 248 2909

  • 19:00 – 21:30 Watching Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 21 Mar

Enter via North Gate (open from 18:45)

£10, £5 conc Book in advance only from www.brownpapertickets.com / 0131 248 2909

  • 19:00 – 21:30 Watching Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wee Dub Festival

Scotland's only festival dedicated to dub and reggae music in all its forms. Taking place across various venues in Edinburgh's Old Town on one weekend, it offers a diverse and enjoyable weekend of gigs, clubs, workshops, food and more. Line-up includes Channel One Soundsystem, Mungo's Hi-Fi & Charlie P, MC Soom T…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

Times & prices vary

Sat 7 Mar

Times & prices vary

Sun 8 Mar

Times & prices vary

Winter Astronomy Evenings

Find out about the history of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and discover more about the night sky. Booking is essential.

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 13 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 20 Mar

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

…and 5 more dates until 24 Apr

X Music Festival

A two day music festival of UK artists with over 10,000 people expected to attend the events debut year in Edinburgh. Line-up features Clean Bandit, Andy C, Sigma, DJ EZ, Skepta, Ja Rule, My Nu Leng and Jaguar Skills.

Gypsy Brae Recreation Ground, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

£29.90–£49.90

Sat 23 May

£29.90–£49.90

100 Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

National Galleries Scotland Director-General John Leighton discusses his new book, which features a hundred of the galleries' best-loved masterpieces.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 26 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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10Red

A poetry-packed night organised by Kevin Cadwallender, where ten poets get ten minutes with a mix of big names and emerging voices. Oh, and there's a raffle. Hurray!

Persevere Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 4 Mar

£3 / 0131 554 0271

  • 19:30 10Red Persevere Bar, Edinburgh

3 Bears

The shiny metal world of Goldilocks meets the natural wooden world of the three bears – the result is a very sticky adventure. Happily the bears and Goldilocks become friends and cook up the most wonderful porridge recipe together. Join Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre in the kitchen where, using simple kitchen implements…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

£5 / 0131 248 2909

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

£5 / 0131 248 2909

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Valley Park Community Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

Adult: free, Children: 50p / 0131 664 2210

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

WHALE Arts, Edinburgh

Mon 13 Apr

£5 (£2; Children £2.50) / 0131 458 3267

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

52 Shades of Maggie

The sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie follows Maggie Muff and her pal Sally-Ann as they try to organise a party in the pub. Will things go as planned? What do you think?

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sun 3 May

£21 / 0844 871 3014

St Giles' at Six

St Giles' Cathedral's regular 6pm concerts of rush hour music are always free.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 0131 226 0673

Brigitte Harris plays the organ.

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 226 0673

Hector Scott (violin & viola) and Anna Mavromatidi (piano) play Beethoven's 'Kreutzer' Sonata and Brahms' Sonata for Viola in E flat.

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 226 0673

Edinburgh Napier Chamber Choir performs Elgar's 'My love dwelt in a northern land'; Brahms's 'In stiller Nacht'; Coleridge Taylor's 'The Evening Star'; Sullivan's The long day closes; Robin McLeish's Three Songs (premiere) and Ivo Antognini's 'There is another sky'.

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 0131 226 0673

Nicholas Wearne plays the organ.

The Vintage Wedding Show

A wedding show for brides and grooms who are looking to add a quirky edge to their big day.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh: The Caledonian

Sun 29 Mar

£5 / 0131 222 8888

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