Edinburgh is already known as a capital of magic for its connections to Harry Potter, host of the UK’s biggest magic festival, and its enchanting beauty, but this Christmas Edinburgh will become the world’s most magical city as The Edinburgh International Magic Festival launch their inaugural festive production - ‘MagicFest Christmas Special: Collection of Wonders’ at George Square Theatre 27 - 30 December 2016.
Audiences of all ages can wrap themselves in magic this Christmas and enjoy a spectacular Collections of Wonders - a heart-warming mix of thrilling magic with a sprinkling of comedy, hosted by Kevin Quantum, performer and MagicFest Artistic Director.
Kevin said… “Christmas is so special for me; spending time with family, eating lots of food and of course going to live shows and pantos, which is why I'm so happy to announce the inaugural Christmas show for people to enjoy with friends and family right before New Year. With MagicFest's Summer Festival reaching over 10,000 people, this seemed the perfect time for us to offer a new magic experience with a festive twist.”
The show will offer children and adults an alternative festive experience with captivating performances from top magicians from all over the UK and a special guest from France. From cutting-edge illusions and mind reading to mesmerising sleight-of-hand magic and edge-of-your-seat levitation, this show is not to be missed!
Tickets are on sale now at magicfest.co.uk
Tel. 0131 226 0006
In person - Fringe Box Office, 180 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS
£18/£16 conc/£14 child
There are NO additional booking fees for MagicFest Christmas tickets.
28 - 30 October 2016
Venue: The Hub Edinburgh. Buy gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass, furniture and more from our handpicked selection of designer-makers! Makers will be on hand throughout the weekend to talk to you about their work and showcase their collections. For a limited time only you can grab 2-4-1 tickets, offer ends 30 Sept 2016. handmadeinbritain.co.uk
Shoe retailer Brantano will be taking part in the world’s biggest coffee morning in a bid to raise vital funds to help ensure no one faces the fight against cancer alone. Stores up and down the country will be opening their doors on Friday 30 September from 9am with shoppers invited to chomp down on delicious cake and gulp down refreshing drinks. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is hosted by charity Macmillan Cancer Support. Last year’s event raised £25 million. Brantano aims to raise £40,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, its chosen charity for this year. For more information on Brantano, go to brantano.co.uk
To find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support, visit macmillan.org.uk
24 - 26 November 2016
Beer-loving friends Richard Servranckx and Dan Quille, both from Leith, plan to share their passion for quality brews and revolutionise the Scottish beer scene with a new ‘Craft Beer Revolution Festival’ at Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh.
The three-day festival will showcase craft beers from 13 of the best breweries from Scotland, the UK and Europe including Edinburgh based breweries Pilot and Top Out, Glasgow based Up Front, Panda Frog Project from Newcastle, London based Howling Hops and Parisis from Paris. Arbikie Gin and Vodka and wines from Vino will also be available for those who wish to enjoy the festival with a different tipple.
Over 60 beers will be on offer in the Beer Hall, from pale ales to hoppy 10% brews, appealing to both beer connoisseurs and novices who can try new flavours, meet the brewers and discover a new favourite beer. A Craft Beer Revolution beer will also be available - a slightly spicy double red rye IPA – brewed in collaboration with Edinburgh based micro brewery Ushers, and festival goers can vote for their favourite beer to win the ‘Craft Beer Revolution Beer of the Year’ award.
To accompany the steady stream of beer, street food is served-up by Scoff, The Buffalo Truck and Glasgow’s popular Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, and Cleaver & Keg Charcuterie Trollies will meander around the festival offering cured meats to pair with the beers available.
As well as a Craft Beer Revolution branded glass to drink from at the festival and take home, tasting's and master classes from the breweries involved are also included with tickets. Entertainment takes the form of a playlist complied from songs festival goers request online before the festival, daily pub quizzes, Beer-Drinking Relay Races and much more.
Early bird tickets priced at £8 are on sale now at revolutioncraftbeer.com and include festival entry, a Craft Beer Revolution branded glass to drink from and take home, a £2 beer voucher and entry to master classes.
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.
Get your tickets below or in person at The Edinburgh Playhouse Box Office. Billy Elliot 20 - 22 September 2016
Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair are delighted to announce a return to Edinburgh for a freshers special on September 16th. The perfect time to snap up a bargain to see yourself through the academic year.
We’re going ALL OUT, bringing affordable vintage traders from our troupe to get you stocked-up with vintage at bargain prices. Featuring FASHION, ACCESSORIES, MENSWEAR, HOMEWARES, HAIR & BEAUTY and much, much more! Traders will be showcasing some of their best new season stock – just for you!
Shopped by the likes of Florence & the Machine, Pixie Lott and Chloe Sevigny, Judy’s remain the UK’s largest vintage marketplace, featured in Vogue, Elle & Stylist. See you there!
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!
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.
Wednesday 17 August 2016
Time : 18:00 - 20:00. Price(s): Adults Free (suggested £5 donation); Children Free (suggested £5 donation); Concession Free (suggested £5 donation);
*Please note: This event is now sold out. We are looking at additional dates in the coming months.
We will open our gates from 6pm to 8pm for Pokemasters. It’s an amazing opportunity to spend the summer evening catching Pokemon at Edinburgh Zoo - one of the top 10 attractions to find rare Pokemon in the UK.
From Abra to Zubat come explore our 2 Gyms and over 20 Pokestops. Keepers will be placing lures throughout the night – gotta catch ‘em all!
The evening will include: Free entry (£5 donation at door)
Free parking. Free WIFI, no need to waste your data!
Food and drink on sale on site for hungry Pokemasters
Lures at key locations around the Zoo, check out our Pokemap here
Charging point to refuel your Pokedex (please bring own mobile charger)
All donations from the event will fund our RZSS conservation work, you can find out more about our conservation projects. edinburghzoo.org.uk
4 - 28 August 2016
Explore the future of entertainment through VR, games, event cinema and more at Edinburgh's newest festival. edef.co.uk
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.
Weekend 5 & 6 November 2016
Venue: Edinburgh Corn Exchange, EH14 1RJ
Advance tickets at edinburghweddingfair.com
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)
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)
Friday 25 November 2016, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday 26 November 2016, 10am - 6pm
Sunday 27 November 2016, 10am - 5pm
This festive season the Chefs Theatre boasts a stellar line up, including Masterchef 2016 Winner Jane Devonshire, who’ll be cooking up her favourite family Christmas recipes for guests for the first time. Plus, Great British Menu star Michael Bremner will prepare his beautifully executed mackerel dish, ‘A Message to the Lode Star’, which earned him an unequivocal 10/10 on the show and left veteran judge and two Michelin-starred chef Daniel Clifford in tears.
Tickets are on sale now and are available at foodiesfestival.com
We're looking for bloggers who would be happy to share their experiences with regular updates online as they prepare for the race of their lives at the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday 28th May 2017. We want to hear about all the tears, tantrums, tough times and triumphs behind shaping up for 26.2 miles. More..
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.