T-rexcellent Opening Weekend for Giant Lanterns at Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland welcomed over 3,500 people through the doors of Edinburgh Zoo this weekend as Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds opened to the public. Having spent two months installing hundreds of lanterns inspired by prehistoric creatures, the wildlife conservation charity launched the 47-night extravaganza on Friday 15 November. Lyndy Donaldson, events and […]

Giant Lanterns Finishing Touches are Tricera-Tops

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s award-winning Giant Lanterns will be lighting up Edinburgh Zoo this Friday (15 November). Finishing touches and light tests are now taking place for the wildlife conservation charity’s 47-night extravaganza which is back for a third year with a new theme. Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds takes visitors on a journey […]

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – King’s Theatre Edinburgh

Saturday 30 November 2019 – Sunday 19 January 2020 ROLL UP! ROLL UP! FOR SCOTLAND’S BIGGEST PANTO! Join us in the big top of panto dreams as the King’s Theatre Edinburgh transforms into a sensational circus world where anything is possible. King’s panto stars Allan Stewart (playing Dame), Andy Gray (playing ‘Ringmaster’) and Grant Stott […]

All Is Revealed! Tenth MagicFest Set To Make Scotland’s Festive Season The Most Magical Ever

See trailer here. It’s going to be a cracker – the programme has been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest which takes place in Edinburgh between Christmas and New Year. The line-up brings together top home grown and international talent from the world of magic and mind reading to offer dazzling entertainment for all ages. […]

Giant Lanterns is Back With Bite This Winter

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s award-winning Giant Lanterns is lighting up Edinburgh Zoo this winter. With help from colleagues in China, the wildlife conservation charity is currently installing hundreds of lanterns at the zoo in preparation for the 47-night prehistoric extravaganza. This year’s brand new theme is ‘Lost Worlds’ and takes visitors on a […]

Dalmahoy Launches In-Room Camping for Kids

Hotel camping for kids arrives in Edinburgh today as a leading hotel on the outskirts of the city, Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, launches the captivating experience for little visitors. The indoor camping experience can be added onto any room reservation and includes a camping tent for two pitched right inside the hotel room. Complete […]

Stars Old and New Set to Take the Stage at the Usher Hall This Autumn

Some of the biggest names in rock and pop music, from 80s legends to current chart-toppers, are coming to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall this Autumn. The Autumn gig season highlights exactly why the Usher Hall is one of the best places to catch the biggest names in music, from modern popstars to veteran legends. Scottish megastar […]

Door Open Days Edinburgh

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment. It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country throughout September, every year. The aim of Doors Open Days is to ensure that Scotland’s built heritage, new and old, is made accessible to people living and visiting […]

Tickets Now Available for Doors Open Day Events at the Festival and King’s Theatres Edinburgh

As part of Doors Open Days 2019, Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, we are delighted to be welcoming audiences in to explore the Festival and King’s Theatres on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September. This year’s theme for Doors Open Days is ‘Global Connections’ so expect a whole world […]

The Sopranos Cast Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Up Close & Personal ‘In Conversation’ Shows

Iconic Mob Drama Stars Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti),  Steven Schirripa (Bobby ‘Bacala’)  & Vincent Pastore (‘Big Pussy’ Bonpensiero) To Tour UK in May 2020 To mark 20 years of The Sopranos, three of the biggest characters from the seminal hit show will visit the UK for a series of up close and personal ‘In Conversation’ […]

The Friends Sofa is Coming to Edinburgh

This is not a drill. To mark the 25th anniversary of the TV show Friends, the iconic orange couch from Central Perk coffee shop is coming to Edinburgh – could we be any more excited? The sofa is on a world tour, and we are lucky as it will be stopping at the Ross Fountain […]

Edinburgh Cocktail Week Reveals Over 70 Signature Cocktails and Week-Long Programme of Unique Events and Experiences across the Capital

With just over a month to go, Edinburgh Cocktail Week has revealed all the cocktails that festivalgoers can enjoy for £4 each at over 70 bars, plus a week-long programme of unique events and experiences taking place across the capital, Monday 14th – Sunday 20th October. Over 70 of the city’s top bars are taking […]

Dinomite New Residents at Edinburgh Zoo This Winter

Image Credit: SIÂN ADDISON/RZSS The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo is bringing its award-winning Giant Lanterns event back with bite this winter. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity are preparing to welcome hundreds of prehistoric creatures to the Zoo for a 47-night extravaganza with a brand new ‘Lost Worlds’ theme. Visitors can expect […]

Upcoming Vegan Events in Edinbugh

Edinburgh has a fantastic selection of vegan restaurants and cafes, along with some fantastic events and workshops which take place throughout the year. Have a look below as we have pulled together some great vegan happenings over the next few months. Celebrate with treen: Vegan Cheese & Wine Evening August 28, 6pm – 8pm The […]

Festival Theatre and the Studio Awarded ‘Most Accessible Large Permanent Venue’ in the Euan’s Guide 2019 Accessible Edinburgh Festivals Awards

Disabled Access Charity Euan’s Guide has announced the winners of the 2019 Accessible Edinburgh Festivals Awards, where venues and festival organisers are rewarded for their commitment to taking steps toward inclusion. Capital Theatres, which runs the Festival Theatre, the King’s Theatre and The Studio was delighted to be awarded the Euan’s Guide Award for the […]

Go Bats at Linlithgow Palace

Join in with a night time walk around the Linlithgow Palace and Peel as you search for Linlithgow’s nocturnal inhabitants. Bat detectors will be available to help track down these elusive creatures, but don’t forget to bring a torch! Bring warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear with good grips and a torch if you have […]

Festival Review: Havana After Dark

We had the pleasure of being in the audience at Havana After Dark at the Pleasance @ EICC – a lively, energetic Cuban dance fiesta. The performance run here in Edinburgh is the world premiere of this breathtaking new Cuban dance musical which will definitely get your toes tapping as you watch. The show opens […]

The Scotsman Picturehouse is Open

It’s curtain up today (August 9, 2019) for the eagerly awaited The Scotsman Picturehouse, where you can rediscover the magic of the big screen in an intimate and exclusive setting.This boutique theatre is within The Scotsman Hotel and will take you back to a cinematic bygone era. With only 48 seats, this really is a […]

BOOK NOW – Underbelly’s Big Brain Tumour Benefit

12th August 2019, 7.00pm, Underbelly Bristo Square, McEwan Hall Join a feast of the Fringe’s biggest names for an amazing evening of comedy to help the fight against brain tumours. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer for children and adults under 40. All ticket sales go direct to The Brain Tumour Charity AND Underbelly […]

Fringe Review: Elements of Freestyle

On for the duration of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Elements of Freestyle is spectacular, showcasing extreme urban sports, dance, music and theatre. On at the EICC, the Netherlands’ ISH Dance Collective, explode onto the stage and continue to wow with a high energy feast for your senses. The elements of the show are break-dance, inline skating, skateboarding, […]

Fringe Review: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

We had the pleasure of attending a performance of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo at McEwan Hall, Bristo Square. It’s a puppet show about dinosaurs by Erth, an Australian live theatre performance company. Firstly, the set up in Bristo Square is fabulous, plenty of food and drink stands to choose from, and lots of seating. We were […]

Fringe for Bairns Returns

The Three Sisters are looking forward to hosting Fringe for Bairns from 31st July-3rd August to be part of another successful year of the Free Festival! This year it ties in with the school holiday so it is the perfect opportunity for the wee bairns to come along and make the most of the Fringe. For […]

Edinburgh Festival Fringe is Back at the National Museum of Scotland

Three fun-filled Friday nights of Fringe entertainment, the return of Gilded Balloon at the Museum, daily live pop-up music performances and this summer’s five-star exhibition Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland will feature in a packed programme of Edinburgh Festival Fringe events at the National Museum of Scotland.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Performance: Audacious Mr Astley

The art-form and entertainment we know as ‘circus’ began in London 250 years ago. Who better to tell the story of those early days than the ‘father of the modern circus’, Philip Astley himself? Swapping his red tail-coat and top hat for the uniform and wig of a 1760s hussar, and his microphone for a […]

Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe – Adaptations and Retellings of Classics and Popular Stories

Beauty and the Beast 1st – 11th Aug, 11.10am, Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Dancer, tickets On his way home through the forest, Beauty’s father picks her a rose from the enchanted palace gardens. That turns out to be a very big mistake… A heartwarming, high-energy retelling of Jeanne Marie de Beaumont’s classic tale about loyalty, bravery […]

Cirque Berserk! Family Ticket Giveaway

We are delighted to partner with Cirque Berserk! to offer one of our readers a FAMILY TICKET for their amazing show. The ticket is valid during the first week of their run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. To enter our giveaway, please send us your name via email, it’s as simple as that. Deadline to […]

Thousands of Free Tickets Released for Edinburgh International Festival’s Stadium Concert

Today (July 1, 2019), the Edinburgh International Festival releases thousands of tickets for the completely free 15,000 capacity Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle. The tickets are available from 10am at www.eif.co.uk. The Opening Event sees one of the world’s leading orchestras, conducted by the legendary Gustavo Dudamel, perform some of the […]

Deloitte Helps UK Tech Camp Give Young Scots a Leg Up on Their Future

Fire Tech, the UK’s leading provider of tech education extra-curriculars, is launching in Edinburgh this summer. Deloitte Edinburgh recognises the need to equip young people with the digital skills they need to fully engage with their futures, and has generously offered Fire Tech office space overlooking the castle to run their tech summer holiday tech camps for 9-17-year-olds. […]

Top Bmx Riders Kriss Kyle and Alex Coleborn Complete Line Up for Danny Macaskill’s Drop & Roll Edinburgh Fringe Debut

Scotland’s own – one of the world’s top BMX riders – Kriss Kyle and Jersey’s Alex Coleborn join Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw for Edinburgh Fringe at Underbelly’s Circus Hub Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Show Live brings the best-known street trials show in the world to the stage for the very first time In […]

A Boat Trip on Maid of the Forth + GIVEAWAY

We took a boat trip on Maid of the Forth, and what an experience it was. How else can you get up close to three famous bridges – Forth Rail Bridge, Forth Road Bridge, and Queensferry Crossing. Seeing the bridges in all their glory was a fabulous sight to see, as was watching out for […]

Edinburgh Art Festival Announces Pop Up Programme, Events and Talks to Complete Line-Up for 2019

From early morning viewings and late night culture crawls, to Pop Ups, Mud Ovens, workshops, tours and insight from world leading artists – this year’s programme has something for everyone. Internationally acclaimed artists to present Keynote Lecture and Artist Talks. Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller to give Keynote Lecture on creating world premiere Night […]

Registration is Now Open for Apple Summer Camps (and they are free!)

Registration opened today (June 24, 2019) for Apple’s free summer camps. Kids aged 8–12 will explore their creativity through fun, hands-on projects across four tracks ranging from coding to art & design. The programmes on offer at the Princes Street store are as follows:- Creating Your Own Song with GarageBand
 In this three-day session, kids […]

Erth and Underbelly Present Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

Australian immersive theatre company Erth marks its Fringe debut with a widely acclaimed show, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo, taking the young curious minds into a new dimension of performance art. Known for its unique immersive theatre style and artistry which can put Hollywood’s CGI to shame, Erth’s dinosaur puppets walk, roar and blink at the young […]

Underbelly’s Edinburgh Fringe: The Best Gig Theatre to Catch this August

A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy 19th – 26th Aug, 11.45am, Underbelly Bristo Square, Jersey, tickets Innovative gig theatre based on interviews with women in the music industry, fusing poetry, live music and audio. A tale of growing up, finding a voice and listening to Joni Mitchell records from award-winning poet Genevieve Carver and her […]

Musselburgh is the Place to be for Festival Fringe Fun!

The Brunton (Venue 191) welcomes Quantum Theatre’s The Wind in the Willows (Sat 17 Aug) to Inveresk Lodge Garden (Venue 377). This beautiful National Trust for Scotland property provides the perfect backdrop for a heart-warming tale of mishap and mayhem. Boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with […]

BalletBoyz presents THEM/US at the Edinburgh Fringe

BalletBoyz: THEM/US Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe Show dates: 31st July – 15 August (not 7th), at 1pm It’s only 6 weeks until the internationally celebrated dance troupe BalletBoyz marks its Edinburgh Fringe debut, bringing its critically acclaimed double bill THEM/US to Underbelly’s McEwan Hall this August. Following a hugely successful tour across the UK, […]

Tenth Annual MagicFest Brings Extra Sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

The first details have been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest – Edinburgh’s much-loved celebration of all things magical. It will perform a special trick of its own – vanishing from its old spot in the summer only to reappear, transformed, in the Festive Season at the end of December and early January. The event, which will have […]

Scotland’s National Airshow 2019

Scotland’s National Airshow 2019 makes for a fabulous day out for all ages and is taking place on Saturday July 27, 2019 from 10am to 5pm. You can see aircraft old and new take to the skies for an afternoon of breathtaking aerial displays. During Scotland’s National Airshow, you can you can meet the flight […]

A Summer of Fun with Arts Activities for Ages 5 – 18

East Lothian Council’s Arts Service has programmed a fun packed summer of creative activities to fill the holidays. The programme includes: multi arts camps, youth theatre, musical theatre, streetdance, computer animation, beach art, outdoor theatre and more! Art Camps take place in Haddington, Musselburgh, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar. Young people aged 6 – 12 […]

Underbelly’s Edinburgh Fringe Best Shows Starring Female Comics

Ange Lavoipierre: Final Form 31st July – 26th Aug, 10.40pm, Underbelly George Square, Wee Coo, tickets Two parts fever dream and one part personality quiz, Final Form examines the desperate lengths we go to in our eternal quest to be liked. Expect ghosts, a cello, the 1950s sociologist Erving Goffman, and plenty of twists from […]

Top BMX Riders Kriss Kyle and James Jones Complete Line up for Danny MacAskill’s Drop & Roll Edinburgh Fringe Debut

Scotland’s own – one of the world’s top BMX riders – Kriss Kyle and Swansea’s James Jones join Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw for Edinburgh Fringe at Underbelly’s Circus Hub Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Show Live brings the best-known street trials show in the world to the stage for the very first time In […]

Visiting the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is an oasis in the city. If you are visiting Edinburgh, or are a local, it’s definitely a destination for nature lovers, families, tourists, artists, photographers and more. Time spent here will be a highlight for any visitor to Edinburgh, it’ a national treasure of Scotland, and the Living Collection […]

Edinburgh Cocktail Week Announces New Cocktail Forest, Rooftop Cocktail Domes, Expanded Cocktail Village and 70 Participating Bars for this Year’s Festival

Edinburgh Cocktail Week returns this autumn, Monday 14th – Sunday 20th October, with another fun-filled week of cocktail festivities across the capital including a new Cocktail Forest, Rooftop Cocktail Domes at The Glasshouse Hotel, an expanded Cocktail Village at Festival Square and 70 of Edinburgh’s finest cocktail bars. Following its successful introduction to the festival […]

Celebrate Summer Solstice by Dancing to Snoop Dogg Mash-Up at Mash House Ceilidh

Scotland’s leading rock/ceilidh band Bahookie will bring their unique blend of traditional music and Top 40 hits to Edinburgh on June 21, allowing revellers to celebrate the arrival of summer with traditional Scottish dancing to some of the best-loved music acts of the 80s, 90s and noughties. The band, best-known for mixing hits such as […]

Rumdiddlyumptious Experience In Store At “Secret” City Centre Tasting

Edinburgh drinks aficionados can take a flight to sample the spirit of the Caribbean this summer without having to endure a lack of legroom, screaming kids, and overprice onboard booze. Secret city centre bar Nightcap will host a unique rum tasting by spirits specialist Distiller’s Nose on June 13 that will feature a flight of […]

FUNBOX presents The Wild West Show

Yeeehawww! Saddle up partners as FUNBOX head out on the prairie for their brand new spectacular for 2019. So grab your ten gallon hats, get your boots on and get rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ for a rootin’ tootin’ hoedown with Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo right here in Edinburgh. In the four years since their first […]

MJR Presents Trixie Mattel On Tour – Festival Theatre

She’s back…. drag queen, musician, stand-up comedian, entertainer, entrepreneur. After a successful UK tour in 2018, All Stars 3 winner Trixie Mattel returns in May 2020 for a full length theatre tour! Trixie Mattel is not only a major pop culture figure but a stand-up comedian and musician with talents that defy classification. Trixie’s coming […]

Internationally Renowned Contemporary Circus Company Gravity & Other Myths Bring Backbone to Edinburgh Fringe for the First Time

Backbone, the third touring production from world-leading contemporary circus company Gravity & Other Myths (GOM), makes its Scottish debut at Underbelly’s majestic McEwan Hall during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe following more than 170 shows in 18 countries since its premiere at the Adelaide Festival in 2017. Embracing GOM’s inherent and inimitable style, Backbone is a […]

Dalmahoy Launches Children’s Afternoon Tea

Image Credit: Dalmahoy | Photographer Jeff Holmes Edinburgh sisters, Eva (4) and Lily (3) Chalmers, have been the first lucky little customers to help the newly-refurbished Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club taste test a special children’s afternoon tea launching for families. And the delectable dishes passed the rigorous testing process. The children’s afternoon tea, featuring […]

For One Night Only, 10 Soldiers Will Be Performed at Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Rosie Kay Dance Company – 
10 Soldiers – Festival Theatre Edinburgh Thursday 30 May 2019, 7.30pm A decade ago, choreographer Rosie Kay gained an attachment with The British Army. Her mission was to create a performance that communicated the experiences of young soldiers to the general public through dance. Kay trained with 4th Battalion The […]

Yuck Circus Makes Their European Debut at the Edinburgh Fringe

Sugar, spice and everything nice? For YUCK Circus, it’s a hard no. With their award-winning acrobatics, high-flying aerials, absurdly funny confessions and a live Nutella binge, this all-female troupe is serving true Aussie humour on the international stage for the first time. Following a storming premiere season at Fringe World and Adelaide Fringe, YUCK Circus […]

Tradfest – 11 Days of Great Traditional Music in Edinburgh

Get ready for this year’s Tradfest special, featuring storytelling, talks, folk music, mumming, a book launch and the celebration of folk legend Hamish Henderson, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre! They’re delighted that The Soundhouse Organisation are continuing to run Tradfest from Fri 26 – Mon 6 May and the SSC will remain a key partner venue in delivering a […]

Festival of Politics 2019 – May 9, 2019

The Scottish Parliament is proud to host it’s annual Festival of Politics and to present a programme which aims to provoke and inspire people of all ages and from every walk of life to listen, engage and debate. On 6th May 1999, the first election to the devolved Scottish Parliament took place, and 20 years […]

High-flying Finnish Circus Superstars Race Horse Company Bring International Sensation Super Sunday to Underbelly’s Circus Hub

This Fringe, prepare to be transported to a dystopian fair ground at the end of the world where acrobatic chaos reigns supreme. Let Finnish circus superstars Race Horse Company be your guide in a circus spectacle like no other, bringing with them some of the most daring, gravity-defying and downright ridiculous stunts  humanly possible in […]

Legends and Stars Set to Dazzle at Usher Hall This Summer

Stars of the rock and pop worlds descend on the Usher Hall this summer to bring Edinburgh audiences their favourite hits. Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 stop off at Usher Hall to celebrate their 40th anniversary on 2 May. The show features UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman […]

Edinburgh Science Festival This Easter Weekend

Edinburgh Science Festival is not over yet! The world’s first and Europe’s biggest science festival finishes on Sunday 21st April but there’s still time to push the limits of our knowledge about ourselves, the world around us and the Universe beyond.  From five floors of family fun at City Art Centre to free activities at […]

Review: Tasting Veeno’s New Lunch Menu

We had the pleasure of having lunch at Veeno on Rose Street. Having never been before, and not knowing what to expect, we instantly felt relaxed and welcome on arrival. It felt like an intimate setting, dark walls, easy listening music, and tables spaced far enough from the next to enjoy a comfortable conversation with […]

A Moo-valous Marvel of Shows Join Underbelly’s Fringe Line-up!

Image: Splash test Dummies Today Underbelly announces 86 new shows joining its Fringe programme. Exploring everything from mental health, millennials’ issues, sibling competition, addiction and current state of politics to dinosaurs, 19th century palaeontology, ancient Troy, novels of Jane Austin, Mary Shelley and Brothers Grimm and, of course, the ultimate quest to find the love […]

Scotland’s Danny Macaskill Joins Incredible International Artists as Underbelly’s Circus Hub Celebrates 5th Anniversary

* Underbelly’s Circus Hub welcomes an incredible diversity of the world’s best circus companies to mark 5th year on Edinburgh Festival Fringe * 11 outstanding shows, from 6 countries, showcasing an eyewatering array of contemporary and traditional circus skills * Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Show Live, the best-known street trials show in the world, […]

What’s on This Easter for Kids in Edinburgh

The Easter holidays are upon us, and we thought we’d help a little by sharing family friendly things to do throughout the break. Let’s face it, there’s only so much soft-play that a parent can take! Easter Egg-citment at Almond Valley Heritage Centre 10:00 – 17:00 every day from the 30th March – 22nd April Throughout the […]

WHO WILL MAKE THE FINEST EASTER BONNET AT NEW LANARK THIS EASTER?

Visit New Lanark this Easter Weekend, from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April, when the Easter Bunny will be bouncing around this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. There will be fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Head for the Easter Bunny’s meadow cabin before enjoying an array of activities in the Interactive Zone. […]

COUNTDOWN TO SCOTLAND’S FIRST-EVER FANTASY KINGDOM BRICK MODEL EXHIBITION FEATURING AN 8ft DRAGON AT THE CENTRE, LIVINGSTON

Scotland’s first 8ft LEGO® brick dragon with glowing eyes and smoking breath is set to be unveiled at The Centre, Livingston, along with 10 other models including a 4.2ft unicorn, 5ft princess, 6ft wizard, 5.9ft knight and 5ft huntswoman, as part of a spectacular children’s Easter exhibition. The Brick Kingdom exhibition, running from Saturday 6th […]

CITY ART CENTRE, EDINBURGH SCIENCE FESTIVAL’S FLAGSHIP CHILDREN’S VENUE, IS BACK WITH FIVE FLOORS OF HANDS-ON SCIENCE THIS EASTER BREAK!

Edinburgh Science Festival powered by EDF Energy opens this weekend for two weeks of science extravaganza taking over the capital! As part of it, one of the city’s main arts venues, City Art Centre, transforms into a five-floor science playground for children of all ages, packed full with workshops, shows and interactive activities, offering the […]

RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS WITH EDINBURGH SCIENCE FESTIVAL THIS APRIL!

Edinburgh Science Festival is asking its audiences to donate their broken electronics to be then recycled during Build and Break sessions at the National Museum of Scotland, as part of this year’s Festival between Saturday 6 April and Sunday 21 April. Build and Break is a free, drop-in activity for people of all ages to […]

A HUMAN CONNECTION EXHIBITION

An immersive exhibition inspired by Bright Side Studios’ collaborations with award-winning, contemporary dance choreographer, the late Janis Claxton. a Human Connection 21 March – 21 April Custom Lane, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6AL Free entry Opening hours: Monday – Friday | 10am – 5pm Saturday | 10am – 5pm Sunday | 11am – 4pm One of […]

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL IN CONCERT IS COMING TO THE USHER HALL

Relive the magic of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on the big screen accompanied by a magnificent, live performance of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Coming to the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on Saturday 20 April, tickets are on sale now at: www.usherhall.co.uk. Director Steven Spielberg’s heart-warming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion […]

BUILD YOUR CREATIVITY AT THE V&A DUNDEE FAMILY DAY

Coinciding with the opening of our exciting new Rules of Play installation by Scottish designer Gabriella Marcella, we’re inviting families to come and create their own 3D designs at our free Family Design Day this Saturday. Fun, play-based challenges will inspire young and old to build their own creations using the KAPLA planks that inspired […]

NEW EXHIBITION EXPLORING THE CHOICES AND CHALLENGES OF PARENTHOOD OPENS AT EDINBURGH’S MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD

Bringing Up Baby, Museum of Childhood 9th February – 29th September 2019 Free Entry Bringing Up Baby, a new exhibition has opened at Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood will explore the choices and challenges faced by parents. The exhibition is free to enter and runs until the 29th September. Bringing Up Baby features a range of […]

ALLAN STEWART’S BIG BIG VARIETY SHOW IS COMING TO THE KING’S THEATRE

Tuesday 26 February – Sat 2 March 2019 Allan’s back with another Big Big Variety Show promising the best in entertainment and the biggest laughs in town. The enduring appeal of variety is captured in a line-up that includes: the digitally enhanced magic of Britain’s Got Talent finalist Mandy Muden, the hilarious musical comedy of […]

MIRROR MAZE MAKE-OVER AT CAMERA OBSCURA AND WORLD OF ILLUSIONS

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions have given their magical Mirror Maze a mind-blowing make-over. Visitors to Edinburgh’s favourite fun attraction can now lose themselves in this modern hall of mirrors. Discover the twists and turns in the over 25 meter long route (and that’s without getting lost!). The state-of-the-art Mirror Maze magic comes from […]

UNDERBELLY EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019 CHARGES INTO ACTION AS FIRST SHOWS ANNOUNCED

First five Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe 2019 shows on sale​​ Heading up the 2019 Fringe herd are Irish comedy sketch actual legends Foil, Arms & Hog, world leading rock star circus performers CIRCA, awarding winning Thinking Drinkers, oceanic acrobats Splash Test Dummies and the masters of late-night Fringe, Spank! Tickets go on sale Wednesday 30th January […]

KEEP YOUR KIDS HAVING FUN THIS FEBRUARY BREAK

We can’t quite believe it, but the February break is almost upon us. How did that happen? Here are some suggestions to keep your little ones active, and having fun, whilst on holiday from school… 1. Seek the Hidden Hearts at Conifox Feb 11 – 17 Why not visit Conifox during half-term break to take […]

SKY MAZE LAUNCH WEEKEND AT DALKEITH COUNTRY PARK

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th February, 10am-4pm SKY MAZE Get ready for sky-high adventures! The launch weekend will mark the official opening of SKY MAZE, the new 5th element added to Fort Douglas adventure playground. Built around the historic trees in Fort Douglas, this new play space is designed to bring our playground of the past (perhaps […]

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IS COMING TO THE FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH

A national tour of David Bintley’s gothic fairytale from January 2019 with exclusive Scottish dates at Festival Theatre Edinburgh The storybook fantasy of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast unfolds on a national tour from January to May 2019. Love conquers all in David Bintley’s mysterious and magical production, which highlights the intriguing darkness […]

BUY YOUR VINTAGE BY THE KILO THIS WEEKEND WITH WORTH THE WEIGHT VINTAGE

What better way to purchase your vintage clothing, than paying by the kilo. For only £15 per kilo (with heavier items like coats capped at the cost of 1 kilo), expect to get a lot of bang for your buck this weekend at Assembly Roxy when Worth the Weight Vintage arrive in town. Expect to […]

EXPERIENCE STARGAZING ON SCOTLAND’S LARGEST ROOFTOP GARDEN – AN OUT OF THIS WORLD EVENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!

Experience stargazing on Scotland’s largest rooftop garden, at the end of this month, for an out of this world event for all the family. This event will take place on the evenings of the 25th/26th& 27th January, commencing at New Lanark’s Mill 3 Exhibition Gallery with a family friendly astronomy talk that will open your […]

LOCAL CASTING CALL-OUT FOR NEW HIP-HOP MUSICAL IN THE WILLOWS

Ahead of the Edinburgh run of explosive new British musical, local dancers will have the opportunity to take part in a free hip hop workshop and audition to join the cast on Scotland’s biggest stage for the Festival Theatre shows. Edinburgh audition date: Saturday 16 February, 2-3.30pm, The Studio (entrance at 22 Potterrow) Beginning with […]

FIRST MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE CHARTS WORK OF ACCLAIMED ARTIST VICTORIA CROWE

In May 2019, Edinburgh’s City Art Centre hosts the first major study to showcase the esteemed career of one of the UK’s leading artists, Victoria Crowe. Embracing every aspect of Crowe’s practice, the exhibition will feature over 150 pieces, stemming from youthful student paintings which laid the foundation of her career to the assured landscapes […]

ROCK ICONS AND POP STARS TAKE TO THE STAGE AT EDINBURGH’S USHER HALL THIS SPRING

The biggest names in Rock & Pop set to perform in Edinburgh’s 5-star concert hall this Spring including Peter Andre, Richard Ashcroft and Don Broco. Legends of popular music including Mike and the Mechanics and Roy Harper bring classic hits to the Usher Hall. Amazing tribute acts to the likes of Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac […]

GLASGOW GIRLS IS COMING TO THE KING’S THEATRE

King’s Theatre Edinburgh Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 January Cora Bissett and David Greig’s hit show returns, with the Glasgow Girls’ message still loud and clear: ‘We heartily welcome all cultures to our country’. The life-affirming musical drama returns to Scottish and Irish stages in 2019.  Based on the true story of seven teenagers from […]

YOU CHOOSE – A DIFFERENT STORY IN EVERY SHOW!

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt, Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary Shows) bring you a brand new interactive musical show for all the family. But in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens! Using the picture book as inspiration and through a series of games […]

MESSAGE FROM THE SKIES: SIX OF SCOTLAND’S ACCLAIMED WRITERS SHARE THEIR LOVE LETTERS TO EUROPE

1 to 25 January 2019 CHITRA RAMASWAMY – KAPKA KASSABOVA – LOUISE WELSH – STEF SMITH – WILLIAM DALRYMPLE – WILLIAM LETFORD – COLLABORATE ON MESSAGE FROM THE SKIES, EDINBURGH’S HOGMANAY 19. In a unique cross artform collaboration with ten of Scotland’s best artists, designers and musicians, six Scottish or Scotland based writers will pen […]

ANOTHER COUNTRY – CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ON IMMIGRATION AT CITY ART CENTRE

This December, Edinburgh’s City Art Centre hosts a topical and thought-provoking exhibition exploring one of the most divisive topics affecting society today, migration. Another Country – Contemporary Artists on Immigration which runs from 1st December 2018 – 17th March 2019. The exhibition brings together new and existing work from eleven artists from distinct ethnic and […]

TEENY TINY TODDLERS ARE BLASTING INTO SPACE

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is inviting the littlest kids to come join the fun at their annual Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest. The event runs for five days from Monday 7 – Friday 11 January 2019 and a new theme of space will be the focus for the activities. From galaxies to stars, spacemen […]

WHERE TO VISIT SANTA THIS YEAR IN EDINBURGH

Boy, Santa does get around at this time of year! Make dreams come true for your little ones with a visit to the man in the big red suit – check out the list of venues below. Ho! ho! ho! Santa’s Grotto at the Gyle Meet Santa and receive an early Christmas present for £5. Photo […]

MAKE YOUR FAMILY TRADITIONS IN THE HOME OF HOGMANAY

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay puts family time at the heart of the celebrations, with earlier fireworks shows, fancy dress, family-friendly ceilidhs, and of course the stunning traditional Torchlight Procession. Hogmanay isn’t just about that midnight moment and since taking over the event last year Underbelly has developed the celebrations to ensure that those with young children have […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AT THE KING’S THEATRE

Last staged as the Christmas panto at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh way, way back in 1946, we’re delighted to welcome back Beauty and the Beast! Bringing the ‘tale as old as time’ bang up to date with popular songs, spectacular special effects and hilarious comedy routines, the spell-binding show stars legendary dame Allan Stewart as Mrs Potty and […]

LIGHT NIGHT SPECTACULAR IS BACK THIS SUNDAY TO OFFICIALLY KICK OFF EDINBURGH’S CHRISTMAS 2018 SEASON!

Light Night, George Street / Sunday, 18 November 3pm – 5pm Light Night is a free community event on the afternoon of 18 November on George Street which marks the opening of Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 season. This special event is hosted by Forth One’s Arlene Stuart with local Edinburgher Saskia Eng of The Voice fame […]

MONTPELIERS COCKTAIL CLUB IS BACK!

What better way to celebrate the festive season than to visit some of Edinburgh’s most popular bars for some refreshing cocktails at a price you simply can’t refuse – with Cocktail Club exclusive wristbands. Wristbands cost £4. The Cocktail Club wristband will allow you to get merry on a selection of cocktails from their stylish bars […]

CHRISTMAS MARKET AT EAST PRINCES STREET GARDENS RETURNS FOR 2018

The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items! The traditional and romantic Christmas Market in the heart of the City of Edinburgh offers a unique shopping experience for every visitor with its fair of crafters, artists, gift shops and gastronomic surprises. […]

FESTIVE FIVE-STAR FRINGE HIT TO FEATURE OPERA SINGER ALONGSIDE FORMER POLITICIAN AND PIANIST

A British-American opera singer and an award-winning Edinburgh-based former politician and professional pianist will perform a festive adaptation of a five-star Fringe hit show in the Capital next month. Andrea Baker, the internationally-renowned mezzo soprano, and former SNP councillor Richard Lewis will present a tinsel-tinged edition of Sing Sistah Sing, a celebration of Christmas and […]

KING’S THEATRE EDINBURGH REDEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES

Capital Theatres, the charitable trust which runs the Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio, is delighted to officially launch the King’s Theatre Edinburgh Redevelopment Campaign with the announcement of the architect for the project, Bennetts Associates and the unveiling of their initial designs for the building’s transformation. The unveiled designs for the redeveloped King’s […]

MIMI’S BAKEHOUSE MOVES INTO CITY ART CENTRE

Mimi’s Bakehouse moves into City Art Centre serving up a tasty new partnership for Edinburgh Edinburgh’s much-loved family bakery has taken up residency within one of the city’s leading contemporary art exhibition spaces, The City Art Centre. Opening on 6th November, the exciting new partnership sees the team behind the hugely popular Mimi’s Bakeries, restaurants […]

EDINBURGH COCKTAIL WEEK IS IN FULL SWING!

If you are thinking ahead to this weekend, then don’t forget to factor in a visit to Edinburgh Cocktail Week’s Cocktail Village at Festival Square, or visit some of the 80+ bars in Edinburgh who are part of it, and are offering their very own signature cocktails to wristband holders for only £4. We sampled […]

GAMES NIGHT AT BEETROOT SAUVAGE: HALLOWEEN EDITION

Join Beetroot Sauvage (a plant-based cafe and wellness centre in Edinburgh) for an evening of games and snacks. They’ll provide LOADS of games but feel free to bring your favourite too. There will be snacks and drinks on sale and entrance is only £3. No need to book, but please honour the rsvp so they have […]

SING-A-LONG CINEMA: DIRTY DANCING

Sing-A- Long Cinema: Dirty Dancing is coming to Edinburgh. Sing-a-Long Cinema Edinburgh will be projecting the sing-a-long version of Dirty Dancing on a huge screen! There will be performers throughout show to help show you recreate those famous dance moves, as well as a FREE prop bag with everything to need to celebrate one of the best […]

SPECTACULAR CINEMA MEETS SPELLBINDING LIVE ORCHESTRA AT EDINBURGH’S USHER HALL

Edinburgh audiences will have the rare opportunity to experience film favourites as never before – with the magic of a live orchestra. The fabulous Senbla Concert Orchestra will provide the orchestral backdrop to British Christmas cinematic classic, Love Actually. Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells ten separate […]

EXCITEMENT BUILDS WITH LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO UNTIL EDINBURGH COCKTAIL WEEK STARTS AND THEIR NEW COCKTAIL VILLAGE AT FESTIVAL SQUARE OPENS

Excitement Builds with Less than a Week to Go until Edinburgh Cocktail Week Starts and their New Cocktail Village at Festival Square Opens This year’s expanded format sees the city-wide cocktail festival spread across seven days; 83 participating bars; a new Secret Spirits Study on Queen Street; and a huge Cocktail Village at Festival Square […]

EDINBURGH COCKTAIL WEEK – OCTOBER 15-21, 2018

Edinburgh Cocktail Week Reveal Over 80 Signature Cocktails and Full Programme of Events, Parties and Masterclasses Ahead of Next Month’s Festival A Whisky Escape Room challenge, over participating 80 bars, a new Cocktail Village, a hidden Masterclass Hub, a Pornstar Martini Party, and distillery tours are just some of the highlights you can look forward […]

THE CRAFT BEER EXPERIENCE IS COMING TO EDINBURGH

Calling all lager lovers, IPA aficionados, porter experts and craft connoisseurs, the Craft Beer Experience is coming to Edinburgh 15th – 17th November. The Edinburgh Craft Beer Experience promises to be a truly immersive beer event, taking over all three floors of the Assembly Roxy on Roxburgh Place to bring you a taste of the […]

REVIEW: THE GARDENER ON ASHTON LANE, GLASGOW

We love a trip to the west coast of Scotland, so recently we took a weekend visit to Glasgow. With the West End being one of our favourite spots, and whist wondering down Ashton Lane, we came across The Gardener. This was a great find. Internally the decor is lovely, and there is even some […]

REVIEW: COMRIE CROFT, HOSTEL & CAMPSITE IN CRIEFF

Comrie Croft is an award-winning green destination including a farmstead hostel, group accommodation, camping, nordic kåtas, walking trails, wildlife viewing and some of the best compact mountain-biking in the country. It’s about an hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, and sits minutes from the town centre of Crieff. We visited for a couple of days last week and […]

REVIEW: THE MANNA HOUSE BAKERY

We took a visit to South Queensferry yesterday, with the aim to find somewhere nice for breakfast. We have already visited many of the hotels and coffee shops in the area, and whilst walking on the High Street discovered The Manna House Bakery. It looks great from the outside, so we decided that we would […]

EDINBURGH COCKTAIL WEEK 2018

Edinburgh Cocktail Week have announced their plans for this year’s event, Monday 15th – Sunday 21st October, which include a huge 750 square meter ‘Cocktail Village’ at Festival Square on Lothian Road, a ‘Secret Spirits Study’ masterclass hub & bar on Queens Street, over 80 of the city’s favourite cocktail bars, and a week-long program […]

THE EDINBURGH GRAND – STUNNING NEW HOTEL

This 5 star initiative definitely deserves the name “Grand”. The Edinburgh Grand opened at the beginning of June, and we visited it this week to see what all the talk was about! It certainly didn’t disappoint. The interior is gorgeous, opulent, and beautifully designed to suit the style of the building. It is housed in the […]

MEAT & MUSIC FESTIVAL HITS EDINBURGH THIS WEEKEND

A new ‘Meats & Beats’ festival, themed around meatylicious street food and music from the past five decades, hits the capital this weekend, 20th – 22nd October. The event will transform Edinburgh’s Assembly Roxy into a carnivores’ paradise, where attendees can feast on a smorgasbord of street food – mainly the sticky, juicy, BBQ’d variety […]

THE IVY ON THE SQUARE, EDINBURGH | REVIEW

The Ivy on the Square, Edinburgh The much-awaited opening of The Ivy on the Square is happening tomorrow (September 20), and we were lucky enough to have a sneak preview lunch there yesterday, and can happily report back that we think you will LOVE it. The atmosphere is elegant, and decor is stunning. You can […]

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL MAGIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES RETURN OF MAGICFEST CHRISTMAS

Edinburgh International Magic Festival Announces the Return of MagicFest Christmas and a Move to Traverse Theatre After a successful launch of their festive edition last year, MagicFest Christmas are delighted to return with ‘The Secret Gift’ Christmas Special, 27th – 30th December, featuring stars of magic from around the UK and special guest performers from […]

CAN YOU ESCAPE AT THE NEW ESCAPE REALITY IN EDINBURGH?

Can you escape at Escape Reality? We had the pleasure of being invited to the launch night of a brand new escape room in Edinburgh, called Escape Reality. As soon as you walk into the space you can tell that it is going to be a different experience to other escape rooms that you may […]

THE IVY ON THE SQUARE IN EDINBURGH TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 20

Well, we are waiting on The Ivy on the Square opening in Edinburgh with bated breath! The official opening day is September 20, 2017. Having been to The Ivy in London a few times, we cannot wait to try out their new restaurant right on our doorstep. With something for everyone, The Ivy on the […]

PROSECCO AND BALLS IS COMING TO EDINBURGH

So this is actually happening…. Prosecco and Balls – take yourself back to when you were a kid and loved playing in ball pits, and now think about your current love of prosecco. Put both of these together for an unusual way to spend a night out! At this event you can immerse yourself in half […]

EDINBURGH TEQUILA FESTIVAL

Say no more words, we are there already! The Tequila Festival (a Mexican Fiesta which is currently touring the UK) is coming to Edinburgh on November 18, 2017! The festival will have:- Live music and DJ’s Over 30 different Tequilas Processions & Piñatas Tequila Cocktail Bar Tacos Fajitas & more Upon arrival, your Tequila tasting […]

MEAT AND MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED FOR EDINBURGH

A new ‘Meats & Beats’ festival, themed around meatylicious street food, and music from the past five decades, has been announced for the Capital, 20th – 22nd October. The event will transform the city centre Assembly Roxy into a carnivores’ paradise, where attendees can feast on a smorgasbord of street food – mainly the sticky, […]

INAUGURAL EDINBURGH COCKTAIL WEEKEND JUST GOT BIGGER!

The Capital’s cocktail enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that more bars and pop-up spaces have been revealed for the inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend, 6th – 8th October, with new bars including Whistle Stop Barber Shop, Brewhemia, WestRoom, The Villager and Usquabae Bar. New additions take the total number of bars taking part across the […]

MAGICFEST 2017 | EDINBURGH JUNE/JULY

MagicFest Announces Biggest Programme to Date with Levitations Theme and New Events that will Bring Edinburgh’s Historic Venues and their Untold Secrets to Life Building upon the success of last year, MagicFest has announced their biggest festival to date for their 8th year programme, inviting Edinburgh and magic fans from afar to ‘let their imagination […]

FestivALE4 AT SUMMERHALL, EDINBURGH

FestivALE4 – Summerhall’s Beer, Spirits and Street Food Festival RETURNS! This year, FestivALE4 will showcase limited edition, can’t-get-anywhere-else beers from our brewers, along with some interesting concoctions from the Cocktail Kitchen and our very own Bar of Unearthly Delights. Pickering’s will be showcasing their distilled on-site, hand-made gin. Street Food courtesy of our partners at […]

FILM FEST IN THE CITY | EDINBURGH

Film Fest in the City is back again for the sixth year – a free, outdoor movie event in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. The line-up is as follows:- Friday 16th June What’s Up, Doc 4.30pm – 6.05pm  (Cert U, 1 hr 34 mins, 1972) Labyrinth 6.20pm – 8pm  (Cert U, 1hr 38mins, 1986) Avengers Assemble 8.15pm – […]

NEW LIFE & STYLE EDINBURGH EVENT COMING IN JULY

Award-winning event organisers, Essential Edinburgh, have announced an exciting new ‘Life & Style Edinburgh’ event for the city this summer featuring celebrity and local speakers, workshops, fashion shows, free beauty treatments and over 40 city centre businesses to showcase the best of life in the capital on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July. The event […]

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