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Scotland in the Soft Power Era

Discussion featuring Professor Chris Breward, Vice Principal Creative Industries and Performing Arts, Professor Antonella Sorace, Professor of Developmental Linguistics and Professor John Holden, cultural relations expert.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Conversation with William Kentridge

The South African artist discusses his role in the creation of Ubu and the Truth Commission.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera presents a view of the Trojan's ancient world with conductor Valery Gergiev and director Yannis Kokkos. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 28 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 29 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Free Tour

Sandemans New Europe Ltd The world-renowned Sandemans Free Tour shows you the best of Edinburgh, with enthusiastic local guides providing tours in English and Spanish every day of the week! Starting on the famous Royal Mile, we lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions, cloned sheep and…

The Tron, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

Meeting Point

Free / 0131 225 3784

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 28 Aug

Meeting Point

Free / 0131 225 3784

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

Meeting Point

Free / 0131 225 3784

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 31 Aug

Over It – Death, Anorexia, and Other Funny Things

Dave takes a satirical look into his anorexic past, while Robyn recounts the ridiculous aspects of dealing with her partner's death.

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 28 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Ubu and the Truth Commission

The third piece in a trilogy of plays revived to celebrate 20 years of democracy in South Africa. Directed by William Kentridge and brought to you by the company behind the stage phenomenon War Horse.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Andy Wightman: Stop Thief!

Commentator, activist and author Andy Wightman gives an audiovisual presentation.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 14:00

Bitter Music: Harry Partch’s Diary with David Moss

David Moss presents part of the musical text to accompany the staging of his last great opera Delusion of the Fury.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

GARAGE

Site-specific installations created especially for the venue, which consists of three garages and a garden. Featured artists include Abe Locke, Ailie Rutherford, Aleatory Music Systems, Belinda Gilbert Scott, Cath Keay, Christine Hilditch, David MacDiarmid, Emma Bowen, Frank Mosley, Heidi Grandy, House of Traps, Jo Marsh…

GARAGE, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 07917 668044

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 07917 668044

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Kevin Harman: Open Studio

A chance to discuss the methods and thinking behind the artist's unconventional and often provocative work – one 2009 work consisted of Harman telling a gallery that it had been selected for a project called Brick, and then turning up with a scaffolding pole and breaking a gallery window.

Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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Lex Pacificatoria: Using Law to End Wars

A look at the law of the peacemakers chaired by Professor Dorothy Miell, vice Principal and Head of College of Humanities and Science.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Peace to End Peace

What lessons were learnt at the end of the First World War?

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Richard Hylton Lecture

Hylton discuss the exhibition Where do I end and you begin.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00

A Century on the Edge: From Cold War to Hot World, 1945–2045

A talk by Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford about the lessons of war. Chaired by Dr Andrea Birdsall.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Alessandro Di Massimo: I'll Be Your Mirror

Works by Edinburgh-based Italian artist, based on themes of borders, boundaries, citizenship and European identity.

Interviewroom 11, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Thu 28 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00
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Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini

New performance work considering the ideas of magic and misdirection.

Rhubaba Gallery & Studio, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts — Free

St Mary's Cathedral Celebrating 20 years. A former Times' critics' choice. A whole month of free concerts with leading performers from the world’s top universities and conservatoires. Full details at www.cathedral.net.

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 28 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

The professional chapel choir sings at the weekly interdenominational choral service in this extraordinary late Arts and Crafts building: truly one of Edinburgh's hidden gems. Guided tours after services. Music list and further details: www.robinchapel.org.uk.

The Robin Chapel, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Counterpoint

  • 3 stars

Non-thematic group show featuring work by eight artists: Shona Macnaughton, Ross Birrell, Michelle Hannah, Ellie Harrison, Andrew Miller, Keith Farquhar, Alec Finlay and Craig Mulholland.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Flowers from the Desert

Galerie Mirages Textiles from Western India. A magnificent exhibition selling printed and embroidered textiles from Western India. From the 17th century, Indian textiles have greatly influenced British fashion and design. This exhibition presents the beauty of floral decoration in traditional and modern textiles. Wall…

Galerie Mirages, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 315 2603

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Harp Sundays

Stephanie Harrison-Boond and Caitlin Bruce Enjoy beautiful celtic harp music played by Stephanie Harrison-Boond and Caitlin Bruce accompanied by fresh, sustainable and locally sourced Scottish food. The award-winning Victor and Carina Contini The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant, in the Scottish National Gallery…

Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 225 1550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Harpsichords at St Cecilia's 4

The Gilbert Elliott Duo 'I am Learning to play upon a German flute…' (from a letter to the Marquis of Montrose, 1702). Elizabeth Ford (baroque flute) and Allan Wright (harpsichord) highlight the importance of the flute in 18th century Scotland, exploring fashionable repertoire by native and continental composers. Their…

St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

St Cecilia's Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 650 2805

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Edinburgh Central Mosque A dynamic experience of knowledge and art, opening a window onto Muslims' faith and culture. Free admission, refreshments, literature and Mosque tours, everyone is welcome!

Edinburgh Central Mosque

Wed 27 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 28 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jewellery of the World

Galerie Mirages This jewellery exhibition is an established festival favourite featuring our own unique jewellery designs inspired by travels to Africa and Asia. Includes Polish designers, Ethiopian opals, pearls, lapis lazuli, turquoise, amber, ruby - an unrivalled jewellery collection.

Galerie Mirages, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 315 2603

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mary Queen of Scots: The Edinburgh Story

Walking tour to learn more about the fascinating life of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Edinburgh Airport

Wed 27 Aug

Outside MacDonald Holyrood Hotel

£10 (£8) / 0844 481 8989

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 28 Aug

Outside MacDonald Holyrood Hotel

£10 (£8) / 0844 481 8989

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

Outside MacDonald Holyrood Hotel

£10 (£8) / 0844 481 8989

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 31 Aug

MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0870 194 2106

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 28 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0870 194 2106

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

£10 (£8) / 0870 194 2106

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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