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the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 local government council areas. Located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth’s southern shore, it is Scotland’s second most populous city and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. The 2014 official population estimates are 464,990 for the city of Edinburgh, 492,680 for the local authority area

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Dec
19
Wed
Pressure Valve Presents at The Bier Hoose @ Bier Hoose
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

 

Pressure Valve Presents will be bringing you two evening sets from two of the best musicians on the Pressure Valve scene every week to fill your ears with loveliness!

Bar Brig Quizzes every second Wednesday with The Roaming Quiz Man @ Bar Brig
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Bar Brig brings back a new fortnightly quiz to keep all those brains ticking over nicely through 2018!

5 rounds of epic questions and more. £2 entry per player which will all go into the cash pot ready to be won…. but that’s not all!

There will be a £50 Brig voucher for the winning team!!

So, the voucher plus the chance to win some cash in the special cash round just for answering some questions on a Wednesday night? Be rude not to really 😉

Book your tables with Bar Brig or through this event and keep those eyes peeled for clues and updates soon!

Dec
20
Thu
Nevo Health & Beauty @ 91 Montgomery Street
Dec 20 @ 8:37 am – 9:37 am
Live Music every Thursday with Sean Lithgow at Bar Brig @ Bar Brig
Dec 20 @ 9:02 am

Live Music Thursday 8pm – 11pm with Sean Lithgow

Wine Deals at Bar Brig Sunday-Thursday @ Bar Brig
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am

Wine £13.95 every  Sunday to Thursday at Bar Brig.

Pub Quiz every 2nd Monday @ The Old Chain Pier
Dec 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Why not try your luck at our Pub Quiz which is held every 2nd Monday in the year.

Dec
21
Fri
Nevo Health & Beauty @ 91 Montgomery Street
Dec 21 @ 8:37 am – 9:37 am
Pub Quiz every 2nd Monday @ The Old Chain Pier
Dec 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Why not try your luck at our Pub Quiz which is held every 2nd Monday in the year.

Dec
22
Sat
Nevo Health & Beauty @ 91 Montgomery Street
Dec 22 @ 8:37 am – 9:37 am
Pub Quiz every 2nd Monday @ The Old Chain Pier
Dec 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Why not try your luck at our Pub Quiz which is held every 2nd Monday in the year.

Acoustic Session with Resident Hoosemates at Bier Hoose @ Bier Hoose
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm

Come and join in the acoustic fun with our resident Hoosemates playing some toe tapping tunes for your ears!

Dec
23
Sun
Wine Deals at Bar Brig Sunday-Thursday @ Bar Brig
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am

Wine £13.95 every  Sunday to Thursday at Bar Brig.

Pub Quiz every 2nd Monday @ The Old Chain Pier
Dec 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Why not try your luck at our Pub Quiz which is held every 2nd Monday in the year.

The Bier Hoose Quiz – every second Tuesday @ Bier Hoose
Dec 23 @ 12:51 pm

Do you LOVE BEER? Do you know your Dunkels from your Lambics? Well this is the quiz for you!!

As part of our 1st Birthday celebrations on 20th Feb we’ll be hosting a very special quiz night all about beer. Plus we’ll be joined by our reps from James Clay and New Wave to sample some of the best beers in the Hoose! Join us for a fun filled, beer fuelled evening with a cash pot of £50 up for grabs…

£4 entry per person

Jazz Session every Sunday at Brig Below @ Brig Below
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm
Dec
24
Mon
Winter Wonderland Weddings at The Stair Arms Hotel, Pathhead @ The Stair Arms Hotel
Dec 24 all-day

40 people day and 80 evening guests 50% OFF for January, February & March 2018.

Wine Deals at Bar Brig Sunday-Thursday @ Bar Brig
Dec 24 @ 11:00 am

Wine £13.95 every  Sunday to Thursday at Bar Brig.

Pub Quiz every 2nd Monday @ The Old Chain Pier
Dec 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Why not try your luck at our Pub Quiz which is held every 2nd Monday in the year.

The Roaming Quiz Man every 2nd Monday at Old Chain Pier @ Old Chain Pier
Dec 24 @ 8:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The Roaming Quiz Man at The Old Chain Pier, Newhaven. Cash Prize.

Dec
25
Tue
Wine Deals at Bar Brig Sunday-Thursday @ Bar Brig
Dec 25 @ 11:00 am

Wine £13.95 every  Sunday to Thursday at Bar Brig.

Pub Quiz every 2nd Monday @ The Old Chain Pier
Dec 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Why not try your luck at our Pub Quiz which is held every 2nd Monday in the year.

Dec
26
Wed
Nevo Health & Beauty @ 91 Montgomery Street
Dec 26 @ 8:37 am – 9:37 am
Wine Deals at Bar Brig Sunday-Thursday @ Bar Brig
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am

Wine £13.95 every  Sunday to Thursday at Bar Brig.

Pub Quiz every 2nd Monday @ The Old Chain Pier
Dec 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Why not try your luck at our Pub Quiz which is held every 2nd Monday in the year.

Pressure Valve Presents at The Bier Hoose @ Bier Hoose
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm

 

Pressure Valve Presents will be bringing you two evening sets from two of the best musicians on the Pressure Valve scene every week to fill your ears with loveliness!

Dec
27
Thu
Nevo Health & Beauty @ 91 Montgomery Street
Dec 27 @ 8:37 am – 9:37 am
Live Music every Thursday with Sean Lithgow at Bar Brig @ Bar Brig
Dec 27 @ 9:02 am

Live Music Thursday 8pm – 11pm with Sean Lithgow

Wine Deals at Bar Brig Sunday-Thursday @ Bar Brig
Dec 27 @ 11:00 am

Wine £13.95 every  Sunday to Thursday at Bar Brig.

Pub Quiz every 2nd Monday @ The Old Chain Pier
Dec 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Why not try your luck at our Pub Quiz which is held every 2nd Monday in the year.

The Bier Hoose Quiz – every second Tuesday @ Bier Hoose
Dec 27 @ 12:51 pm

Do you LOVE BEER? Do you know your Dunkels from your Lambics? Well this is the quiz for you!!

As part of our 1st Birthday celebrations on 20th Feb we’ll be hosting a very special quiz night all about beer. Plus we’ll be joined by our reps from James Clay and New Wave to sample some of the best beers in the Hoose! Join us for a fun filled, beer fuelled evening with a cash pot of £50 up for grabs…

£4 entry per person

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Add Your Calendar Feed

If you know of an event feed you think belongs in this calendar, paste its iCalendar (.ics) feed’s URL below. If approved, its events will be added to this calendar.

Get Your Own Calendar

If you already have your own WordPress website, it’s easy to install your own All-in-One Event Calendar from Timely:

  1. Browse to time.ly/get-your-own-calendar.
  2. Download the free All-in-One Event Calendar plugin.
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  5. Choose the .zip file you just downloaded, and click Install Now.

That’s it! You’ll have your own All-in-One Calendar up and running within minutes.

For help or for more information, please visit Timely Support.

Nov
24
Sat
Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen Archive @ City Art Centre
Nov 24 2018 – Mar 17 2019 all-day
Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen Archive @ City Art Centre

Robert Blomfield practised street photography across the UK from the 1950s to the 1970s, beginning in Edinburgh, where he studied medicine. He adopted an unobtrusive fly-on-the-wall approach, seeking interesting or amusing scenes in the rapidly changing post-war period.

A subsequent medical career meant that Blomfield’s vast collection of images – which carry echoes of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Vivian Maier – remained largely unseen, until a stroke forced him to put down his camera in 1999.

The exhibition displays a selection of this stunning private archive, documenting the dramatic shifts taking place in Edinburgh’s urban landscape during the 1960s. It includes candid shots of children playing amongst crumbling tenements, student life and evolving architecture, offering a rare opportunity to reappraise our understanding of Scottish culture at that time.

Exhibition in partnership with Robert Blomfield and Family.

Nov
27
Tue
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Nov 27 – Dec 19 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Nov
28
Wed
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Nov 28 – Dec 20 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Nov
29
Thu
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Nov 29 – Dec 21 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Nov
30
Fri
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Nov 30 – Dec 22 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
1
Sat
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 1 – Dec 23 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
2
Sun
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 2 – Dec 24 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
3
Mon
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 3 – Dec 25 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
4
Tue
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 4 – Dec 26 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
5
Wed
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 5 – Dec 27 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
6
Thu
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 6 – Dec 28 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
7
Fri
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 7 – Dec 29 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
8
Sat
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 8 – Dec 30 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Scottish Ballet -Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella 2018 @ Festival Theatre
Dec 8 @ 9:41 am – Dec 30 @ 10:41 am

Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella 2018

The ultimate spectacle. Primary colours that burst out of the darkness. Billowing ball gowns whisking you into a magical world. And Prokofiev’s irresistibly melodic score showing well-loved characters in a whole new light – performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella is everything you adore about the classic fairy tale – made fresh, funny and touching.

We meet Cinderella at the saddest of times, then see her taken for granted by her wicked stepmother and two nasty stepsisters. But there’s no time for despair: Cinderella’s fairy godmother is casting spells of dressmaker spiders, magical roses and a very special glass slipper. Will love conquer loneliness, and light chase away the dark? Be part of the spectacle, and rediscover this classic tale.

Dec
9
Sun
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 9 – Dec 31 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
10
Mon
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 10 2018 – Jan 1 2019 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
11
Tue
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 11 2018 – Jan 2 2019 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
12
Wed
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 12 2018 – Jan 3 2019 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
13
Thu
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 13 2018 – Jan 4 2019 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
14
Fri
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 14 2018 – Jan 5 2019 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
15
Sat
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 15 2018 – Jan 6 2019 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
16
Sun
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 16 2018 – Jan 7 2019 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
17
Mon
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 17 2018 – Jan 8 2019 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
18
Tue
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 18 2018 – Jan 9 2019 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Dec
19
Wed
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 19 2018 – Jan 10 2019 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Potterrow Dome Market @ Potterrow
Dec 19 all-day
Potterrow Dome Market @ Potterrow | Scotland | United Kingdom

Potterrow Dome Market, Bristo square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL. The latest of our family of markets, started in 2017. Open selected Wednesdays all year round 10am to 4pm. Open to students and neighbours and the public:-)

Pressure Valve Presents at The Bier Hoose @ Bier Hoose
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

 

Pressure Valve Presents will be bringing you two evening sets from two of the best musicians on the Pressure Valve scene every week to fill your ears with loveliness!

Bar Brig Quizzes every second Wednesday with The Roaming Quiz Man @ Bar Brig
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

Bar Brig brings back a new fortnightly quiz to keep all those brains ticking over nicely through 2018!

5 rounds of epic questions and more. £2 entry per player which will all go into the cash pot ready to be won…. but that’s not all!

There will be a £50 Brig voucher for the winning team!!

So, the voucher plus the chance to win some cash in the special cash round just for answering some questions on a Wednesday night? Be rude not to really 😉

Book your tables with Bar Brig or through this event and keep those eyes peeled for clues and updates soon!

Dec
20
Thu
Edinburgh Military Tatoo @ Edinburgh Castle
Dec 20 2018 – Jan 11 2019 all-day

Spectacular event set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Hailed as one of the most spectacular shows in the world and watched by a TV audience of 100 million worldwide. Not to be missed.

Live Music at Brig Below every Thursday @ 96-98 Leith Walk
Dec 20 @ 12:00 am

Live Music every Thursday at Bar Brig. 8-11pm