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5x15

Hosted by 5x15 Five speakers, 15 minutes, one high-octane evening of enlightening, and inspirational spoken word cabaret. Join 5x15 for their signature event, bringing speakers from diverse backgrounds to reveal their most innovative ideas and abiding passions. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug

Lindsay Todd: The Living Mountain

In a specially designed record shop in the basement of the Church Gallery, Todd spins his own work and that of other artists. Records also available to buy.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 54 more dates until 26 Sep

The Journey

Diana Bell with Daniel Balanescu and Helen Edwards The Journey is an interactive installation for everyone. Where do you come from? Where are you going? Who is going with you? Write something about your life to share with others. Reflect, dance and add something personal. Diana Bell is well known for public…

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

West Pedestrian Area

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

West Pedestrian Area

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

West Pedestrian Area

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 9 Aug

Craft Scotland Summer Show

Check out what Scotland's crafters have been up to at this exhibition.

White Stuff, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Dalziel + Scullion: Tumadh | Immersion

Work from the celebrated environmental artists, exploring relations between mankind and the natural world, shown at An Lanntair in Stornoway and Dovecot in Edinburgh.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

Mon 4 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

…and 40 more dates until 13 Sep

Antonio O'Connell: Virus

The artist/architect uses recycled and found items to create extensions of buildings.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 54 more dates until 26 Sep

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Coburg House Art Studios Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, mosaic and printmaking. Also an exhibition in the gallery connected to the studios. Two-day event. The studios are located in…

Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bark

Rush Productions The Enchanted Forest rope sculptures of visual artist Garth Knight provide the immersive backdrop to Bark's festival programme. Collaborating with a host of innovative artists from the UK and overseas, Bark is proud to present unique live performances nightly in addition to installations, workshops and…

Woodland Creatures, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 1

Free / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

Free / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Space 1

Free / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Calum Colvin: The Magic Box

An archaeology of the artist's created practice, featuring image transparencies going back to the 1980s and new commissioned work.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sun 31 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 557 2479

Artist talk and gallery tour. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 18:00 – 19:00
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Fringe Film Festival

C film Returning for its tenth season, the critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, everyday. Pop in for a quirky short or linger longer for a moving moment - fabulously fresh innovation to discuss. Features work from UK, Europe, America, Asia, and…

C nova, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

The team behind the magnificent Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry present the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry. Created by volunteers in communities across the globe the tapestry pays homage to the profound impact Scots have had on the many areas they have migrated to. The exhibition will also feature a variety of mixed media…

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini

New performance work considering the ideas of magic and misdirection.

Rhubaba Gallery & Studio, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 12 more dates until 31 Aug

Digital Alchemy in association with Weston Earth Images

Weston Earth Images in association with Macintyres Jewellers Ltd Professor Richard Weston's enchanting images of gemstones from around the world, surrounded by award winning gemmologist Stephen Turner's examples of mother nature’s most precious creations. Situated between the George Street Assembly rooms and the…

Macintyre's of Edinburgh Jewellery

Thu 7 Aug

Macintyres of Edinburgh Jewellers

Free / 0131 220 4252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Macintyres of Edinburgh Jewellers

Free / 0131 220 4252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Macintyres of Edinburgh Jewellers

Free / 0131 220 4252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 25 Aug

Leith Artists' and Makers' Festival Exhibition

Coburg House Art Studios A mixed show of contemporary paintings, textiles and jewellery produced by artists and makers based at Coburg House Art Studios in Leith. Exhibition will be open throughout the Edinburgh Fringe. The studios are located in Leith, the old dockland area of the city. So why not take in some sea air…

Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

My Village… My Art

South African Season | House of Lineo House of Lineo brings to Edinburgh a modern day African village filled with functional arts and crafts in decor and fashion retail. Depicting the rich culture of the African poeple from Mpumalanga, a land of the rising sun. In collaboration with Hand in Hand, a high-end craft…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

One

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

One

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

One

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Parliament House: A Hidden Gem

The Scottish Court Service To celebrate the completion of a five year redevelopment project, this exhibition, within the splendid Parliament Hall, gives an insight into the life, history and traditions of the home of Scotland's Supreme Courts.

Parliament House, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Parliament Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Parliament Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Parliament Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Summerhouse: Garden Party

Gayfield The imagined grounds of a summerhouse are the setting for a contemporary design twist on a garden party. The exhibition features new works (also available to purchase) by leading makers from Scotland and Holland.

Gayfield Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 31 Aug

The 152nd International Exhibition of Photography

Edinburgh Photographic Society See the very best of modern photography from many worldwide contributors at one of the longest running photography exhibitions in the world. The exhibition venue is in Edinburgh Photographic Society's premises - a Georgian house in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Sun 3 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 26 more dates until 31 Aug

The Object Lesson

Aurora Nova presents Geoff Sobelle Do you have what you need? Do you need what you have? With boxes stacked to the ceiling, award-winning actor-illusionist-inventor Geoff Sobelle unpacks our relationship to everyday objects - a hilarious, heartbreaking solo performance installation. You encounter a massive, meaningful…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£9 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

The Reality of My Scotland

BLINK Gallery Hong Kong Ms TK Chan, co-founder of BLINK Gallery Hong Kong is going to present her and other Hong Kong artists' artwork during the whole Fringe Festival across three different venues. TK illustrated the quirky things she saw around her when she arrived from her native HK to study in Edinburgh. BLINK…

Grosvenor Maybury Casino, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Planet Café, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0131 669 1231

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0131 669 1231

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 669 1231

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 21 Aug

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Studio Space

Free / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Studio Space

Free / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Studio Space

Free / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 23 Aug

The World History of Rashid al-Din, 1314: A Masterpiece of Islamic Painting

University of Edinburgh This festival exhibition highlights the Jami' al-Tawarikh (World History or Compendium of Chronicles) of Rashid al-Din, one of the masterpieces of medieval Islamic manuscripts. Celebrating the 700th anniversary of its production (1314/2014), the exhibition features approximately 15 folios from…

Main Library, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Exhibition Gallery

Free / 0131 650 3384

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Exhibition Gallery

Free / 0131 650 3384

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Exhibition Gallery

Free / 0131 650 3384

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

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

Urban Twist – Papercut Artwork

Urban Twist Creative designer Cameron Pitcairn uses laser cutting techniques to create inspirational papercut art for homes and interiors. His intricate designs in colourful materials can be personalised and make perfect gifts for special occasions. Cameron’s signature product is a personalised family tree, an…

Bonkers, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Shop

Free / 0131 225 5538

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Shop

Free / 0131 225 5538

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Shop

Free / 0131 225 5538

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Alice Finbow: An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Edinburgh

In 1974, French writer Georges Perec (Life A User's Manual) sat in a café in Paris for three days and created a description of everything he could see and hear. The result, Tentative d'épuisement d'un lieu parisien, is one of his enduring celebrations of what he called the 'endotic', the opposite of the exotic. Filmmaker…

The Manna House, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00
…and 18 more dates until 31 Aug back to top