5 - 29 August 2016
Packed full of delights, discoveries, and disruptions. Whether you are a longstanding Fringe fan, or are discovering the festival for the first
time, you’re in for a treat. Within these pages, and on our website and apps, lies a feast of the best entertainment from around the world,
some of the most exciting work being made on the planet, and shows of all art forms, from artists at every stage of their careers from all
over the world.
Copies of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Programme are available from the Fringe Shop at 180 High Street, Edinburgh, and from a large number of outlets.
edfringe.com - Buy your Fringe Tickets.
4 - 28 August 2016
Explore the future of entertainment through VR, games, event cinema and more at Edinburgh's newest festival. edef.co.uk
Get your tickets below or in person at The Edinburgh Playhouse Box Office. CATS, Andrew Lloyd-Webber's extraordinary record-breaking, smash-hit musical! Mon 4 to Sat 9 July 2016
We're getting super excited about our forthcoming Damian Ortega exhibition, opens 9 July - 23 October 2016
For The Fruitmarket Gallery's summer exhibition, Ortega is making new sculptures focusing on how the forces of nature – wind, water, earth and fire – act on the earth both independently of and in relationship to humankind.
Address: 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF
Admission free. Open seven days, all year round.
2 July 2016 - 21 May 2017
Free | City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, EH1 1DE
Paper Trail: Drawings, Watercolours, Prints explores some of the many ways that artists create works on paper. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the City Art Centre’s permanent collection of historic and contemporary Scottish art, and spans the period from the late 18th century to present day. A variety of creative processes are showcased, from the use of sketchbooks to etching plates, and artists’ individual working practices are examined in depth.
Thursday 7 - Saturday 9 July 2016
Corn Exchange Edinburgh
The Festival will be open from noon to 10:30 pm each day.
Entry - £6 or £4 for card carrying CAMRA members.
Includes one free badged glass (pint or half-pint) and a free souvenir programme. FREE admission to all subsequent sessions on presentation of your 2016 glass! Bankhouse Catering are back again in 2016 with a great selection of hot and cold food.
Entertainment will be provided by:
Andrew Gordon - from 7pm Thursday and Friday,
Caledonian Pipe Band - from 2pm Saturday
Rab Howat Band - from 7.30pm Saturday
27 - 31 July 2016
George Square Gardens.
Offering revellers a wide variety of Scotland’s finest produce to enjoy, food producers from around the country will fill the gardens, from Plan Bee Ltd to Breadshare; Fresh Revolution to Alplings, there’s something for everyone.
With the iconic Spiegeltent Palais Du Variete as its centrepiece, a variety of headline shows will take place over the five days providing great interactive entertainment. (www.edfoodfest.com)
Come and explore the delights at our new shop today. We are open 11- 4pm, 'The Arches' located at East Market st past Waverly train station.
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 August 2016
The Fringe Festival Edition !
Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair will be setting up shop at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall this August for a weekend packed with vintage fashion, accessories, homewares and collectables. With over 30 amazing stalls featuring vintage from 1920s onwards! It’s set to be a weekend packed with retro treasure.
Saturday 6th August: 11am – 4pm
Sunday 7th August: 11am – 4pm
Location: The Out of the Blue Drill Hall
36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG
View the latest lifestyle magazine. In this last Edinburgh issue in its current format, we've packed a lot in to tide you over until we're back with our shiny, new magazine!
Set to become the leading showcase for contemporary craft in Scotland, Handmade Edinburgh 28-30 October 2016 is supported by Craft Scotland and will take place in Edinburgh's iconic landmark and key event venue, The Hub.
Handmade Edinburgh is a three day selling event and is highly consumer orientated, offering visitors the opportunity to view, buy or commission their perfect piece and take it home with them.
23 - 26 June 2016
Thurs, Fri, Sat 7.30am to 8pm / Sunday 7.30am to 6pm
Get a copy of the printed pocket-sized SHOW GUIDE (see image) at the entrances and kiosks around the showground, for an easy-to-read list of all that is on, where and when. It also tells you something about the cast of thousands in this moo-hoosive Show and includes a handy pull-out map, so you can find your way around this vast showground.
Where? Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, EH28 8NB
Exhibition: 12 March - 5 June 2016
An exhibition of the work of Glasgow based artist Sara Barker whose sculptures trace delicate lines in space. Operating on the boundary between sculpture, painting and drawing, her works incorporate rods of steel and aluminium, sheets of glass, and painted sections which draw a viewer into Barker’s curiously spatial imagination. Sometimes wall based, sometimes floor based, and sometimes moving from floor to wall and back again, Barker’s works inhabit space and also describe it. She is interested in how space may be imagined – in novels, in memory – and there is a quiet eloquence to her work which seems to hint at this kind of spatial envisioning.
Address: 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF
Until Christmas Eve, an architectural installation of 26 arches of 60,000 lights will run along the Royal Mile, from City Chambers to the Tron Kirk. Enter the stunning canopy of light, rising up to 19 metres high and listen to music sung and played by choirs from across Edinburgh synchronised to the lights. With music from the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, the Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus, Edinburgh Royal Choral Union and the Edinburgh Police Choir. The free event lasts for 20 minutes
Reserve a ticket to ensure entry at (virginmoneystreetoflight.com)
GBBO star Flora and top chefs, vegan treats in the Artisan Christmas Market, Champagne Ski Bar and a Scottish Gin Theatre are just some of the festive features food-lovers can look forward to as Foodies Festival launches its winter edition - Foodies Festival Christmas
at Edinburgh’s EICC 13-15th November.
Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre will be transformed into a spectacular culinary wonderland this weekend, 13-15th November, as Foodies Festival Christmas brings Scotland’s top chefs, award-winning artisan producers and international street food together under one roof for a fabulous festive feast.
Acclaimed chefs from across Scotland swap their aprons for Santa hats in the Chefs Theatre, sharing their favourite recipes and top tips to help visitors create the perfect Christmas banquet.
Tickets are on sale now and are available at foodiesfestival.com
or by calling 0844 995 1111
Greenside Place EH1 3AA map
Entries are now open for the Scottish Half Marathon
Sunday 18 September 2016
The Scottish Half Marathon & 10K takes place just outside Edinburgh along the East Lothian coastline, and is a fantastic addition to the UK's running calendar.
The Scottish Half Marathon is the newest event on the UK’s running calendar. The route is seriously flat & rapid. If you want to set a personal best for your half marathon, then this is the event for you. Starting conveniently just outside Edinburgh, you run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse, Scotland’s oldest racecourse.
Enter at scottishhalfmarathon.com
Panoramas of Edinburgh - Visit our page with interactive 360 degree street views taken in and around the city.