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Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Riddle's Court, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Street Science

With mind-boggling experiments and dazzling science demos, our busking bikes take street performance to a whole new level. Find out all about the latest developments in Scottish science and witness explosions, weirdness and plenty of mess. Look out for our Street Science team around town and on your local high street up…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

This Land Is Our Land: Three Scottish Landscape Photographers

Stephen Drew, Hamish King and Neil Shaw Showcasing the breathtaking natural beauty of Scotland, from the Borders to the Northern Highlands; spectacular, original and contemporary images by Scottish landscape photographers Stephen Drew, Hamish King and Neil Shaw. Framed and mounted prints and cards available.

Gladstone's Land, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

Gladstone Gallery

Free / 0844 493 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Gladstone Gallery

Free / 0844 493 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Gladstone Gallery

Free / 0844 493 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 17 Aug

McAlister in Wonderland

Theatre Presto Commemorating 100 years since the start of the First World War and inspired by Lewis Carroll, Theatre Presto proudly presents McAlister in Wonderland. McAlister is a young cadet stuck in the trenches of the First World War when suddenly a puffin runs past. McAlister follows the creature and escapes the…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

Space 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Space 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Space 2

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 23 Aug

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

After winning the Creative Edinburgh Unite Award in 2013 for bringing creative people together, the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is back – this time bigger, shinier and with more knobs on! Filled with novel gadgets, ingenious inventions, demonstrations, performances and interactive workshops, the Faire lets Scotland’s…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

£3 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Conversation about The James Plays

The creative team behind National Theatre of Scotland's The James Plays discuss their ambitious new project with Jackie McGlone.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with Hebrides Ensemble

Conversation with one of Scotland's most dynamic chamber groups, with a team of world-class players and a strong commitment to new music.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with Stan Douglas

Fiona Bradley, Fruitmarket Gallery Director talks with the Canadian artist about his film and Helen Lawrence.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with The Tallis Scholars

Conversation with one of the leading exponents of Renaissance music in the world.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Free Historical Walking Tours of the Royal Mile

Intimate walking tours from the longest-running Fringe show.

Edinburgh City Chambers

Fri 1 Aug

Reception Room

Free / 0131 529 4003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Reception Room

Free / 0131 529 4003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Reception Room

Free / 0131 529 4003

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Permanent Post-War Cinema?

One festival invades another when Edinburgh International Film Festival Director Chris Fujiwara discusses cinema after the Second World War.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Power of Ten: Inventing Logarithms

Learn about the extraordinary work of John Napier, the 16th century Scottish landowner, astronomer, physicist and mathematician whose invention of logarithms made possible huge advances in physics and maths, as well as the scientific basis of modern music theory. Napier also devised an early calculator known as Napier's…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 75 more dates until 6 Jul

Quartet for the End of Time

A discussion about the classical piece.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Twinkle, Twinkle Singalong

Fiona Crow A fun-filled interactive singing group for the under fives in a relaxed, living-room environment.

Edinburgh Elim

Wed 20 Aug

Cafe

£5 (£1) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Cafe

£5 (£1) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Alban Gerhardt and Steven Osborne

The German cellist and Scottish pianist come together to perform a programme of Britten's Cello Suite No 1, Tippett's Piano Sonata No 4, Beethoven's Cello Sonata in C Op 102 No 1 and a cello sonata by Britten.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Artemis Quartet

The Berlin-based quartet perform Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden' and string quartets by Mozart and Bartók.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Pavel Haas Quartet

The Prague-based quartet has played in some of the world's most prestigious venues and been garlanded with awards since its foundation in 2002. The programme includes Schulhoff's String Quartet No 1, Shostakovich's String Quartet No 10 and Brahms' String Quartet in A minor Op 51 No 2.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Pirate Gran

You'd never know Gran was a pirate – until you need her most! Based on Geraldine Durrant & Rose Forshall's Pirate Gran series.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Udderbelly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Udderbelly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Science at the HeART of Things

We put 'Science at the HeART of Summerhall' with a series of specially curated exhibitions and installations showcasing the work of artists inspired by science. Summerhall curator Paul Robertson brings together Bigert & Bergström, David Burrows of Plastique Fantastique, Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Michel Paysant, Silas Parry…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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a small story: eine kleine geschichte

Starcatchers and Theater o.N. present a world of objects and visual storytelling for 2–4 year olds.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Stéphane Degout and Simon Lepper

The French baritone and British piano perform a mixed programme including Schubert's Der Zwerg, Loewe's Edward, Liszt's Tre sonetti del Petrarca and Fauré's L'horizon chimérique.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Takács Quartet 02: Janáček, Barber and Beethoven

The quartet perform a programme including Janáček's The Kreutzer Sonata, Beethoven's String Quartet in A minor Op 132 and Barber's piece which is strongly associated with Platoon and President Kennedy's funeral.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Transforum Theatre - Kent State University Follow Hansel, Gretel, and Jacob on their journey through the forest. Using modern twists, creative shadow puppetry and animated storytelling, this heart-warming show asks you to re-evaluate classic tales and their morals. Grimms’ is suitable for all audiences.

AGA Showroom, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

The Addams Family

An original musical story involving the well-known characters of Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester, Wednesday and Pugsley. With powerful chorus numbers and witty jokes intertwined with incredibly catchy songs.

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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