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Edinburgh Fashion Week Launch Weekend

Fashion shows, workshops and tutorials, all celebrating Edinburgh's unique shopping experience. It's like, so in right now.

The Mound, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 220 8580

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 220 8580

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

Tue 10 Mar

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

Meet outside.

Tue 17 Mar

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

Meet outside.

Tue 24 Mar

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

Meet outside.

…and 10 more dates until 28 Apr

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

Times & prices vary / 07855 285207

Thu 12 Mar

Times & prices vary / 07855 285207

Fri 13 Mar

Times & prices vary / 07855 285207

…and 2 more dates until 15 Mar

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

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Davy MacDonald: Gothic Edinburgh

Oil paintings of some of Edinburgh's most celebrated buildings.

Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 21 Mar

Free / 0131 557 4050

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 557 4050

Mon 23 Mar

Free / 0131 557 4050

…and 5 more dates until 28 Mar

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 17 Mar

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

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.

The Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 19 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet; Bartok: String Quartet No 2 Op 17.

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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.

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

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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

Sat 1 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Sun 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Mon 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

…and 29 more dates until 1 Sep

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 11 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 0131 623 3030

Wed 18 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 0131 623 3030

Wed 25 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 0131 623 3030

…and 10 more dates until 24 Jun

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 9 Mar

Free / 0131 656 3500

Mon 16 Mar

Free / 0131 656 3500

Mon 23 Mar

Free / 0131 656 3500

…and 40 more dates until 28 Dec

Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair

Five days of free readings and discussions plus bookstalls with an emphasis on small and independent presses and writings from outside the mainstream.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 28 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 662 9112

Thu 29 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 662 9112

Fri 30 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0131 662 9112

…and 2 more dates until 1 Nov

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

Times & prices vary / 0131 661 7100

Sun 30 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 661 7100

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Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

A celebration of maker culture with exhibits, installations and interactive workshops from all kinds of makers including designers, scientists, artists, crafters and inventors. Meet the makers and get hands on to become a maker yourself.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 560 1581

Edinburgh/Morningside 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…

Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh

Wed 27 May

The Annex

£25 a month, free taster

Polwarth Parish Church, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 0131 346 2711

Wed 18 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 0131 346 2711

Wed 25 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 0131 346 2711

…and 9 more dates until 24 Jun

Bright Club: Edinburgh

The hardworking staff at Edinburgh's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Cakefest Edinburgh

A quirky wee one-dayer where all you budding Bake Off -ers can create a map of Edinburgh made entirely out of cake. Educational … and delicious.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Jun

Times vary / Free / 0131 248 2909

Edinburgh Contemporary Choir

Register for a free taster rehearsal with this rock and pop-singing choir. Choir membership after the taster session is £25 per month. There are 40 rehearsals throughout the year split over four terms, and during term time, rehearsals run weekly. Membership runs on a month to month basis. All levels of ability are…

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

Free taster; £25 monthly membership / 0131 614 0085

Central Choir

Thu 9 Apr

Free taster; £25 monthly membership / 0131 614 0085

Central Choir

Thu 16 Apr

Free taster; £25 monthly membership / 0131 614 0085

Central Choir

…and 7 more dates until 4 Jun

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

Free taster; £25 monthly membership / 0131 614 0085

Pilrig Choir

Thu 9 Apr

Free taster; £25 monthly membership / 0131 614 0085

Pilrig Choir

Thu 16 Apr

Free taster; £25 monthly membership / 0131 614 0085

Pilrig Choir

…and 8 more dates until 11 Jun

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

Free taster; £25 monthly membership / 0131 614 0085

West End Early Choir

Wed 8 Apr

Free taster; £25 monthly membership / 0131 614 0085

West End Early Choir

Wed 15 Apr

Free taster; £25 monthly membership / 0131 614 0085

West End Early Choir

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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

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sat 8 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sun 9 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

…and 22 more dates until 31 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 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.

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.

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