Fest: Around Town Hitlist
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This article is from 2009.
The Red Bus Beach Trips
A day at the beach with transport on a 1962 red double-decker routemaster bus. Leaving from central Edinburgh but with pick-ups on request.
Yellowcraigs Beach, Dirleton, East Lothian, 07599 912687, Sat 22 Aug, 10.30am. £7 (£4; family ticket £20).
Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace 2009
A celebration of the aspects of spiritual peacemaking, with a wide range of events including spiritual retreats, workshops and conferences. The festival welcomes guests from across the UK and further afield to enrich conversations and the spiritual and cultural exchange.
Various venues, 331 4469, Until Sun 30 Aug, times & prices vary
Big Red Door Festival
A fabulous pageant of freakery and skill from Edinburgh’s most secret venue. Peek behind the red door for theatre, circus, cabaret, music and mayhem with te POOKa, Theatre Paradok, KiN, Steam Punks, Fragments, The Otesha Project and lots more.
The Big Red Door, 10 Lady Lawson Street, 229 1480, until Tue 1 Sep, times vary. £2–£10.
Festival of Politics
A ground-breaking festival featuring famous names from politics, media, and the arts in a wide range of debates, talks and cultural events.
The Scottish Parliament, Horse Wynd, 348 5000, until Sat 22 Aug, various times and prices. Full listings.
Votes for Women
An exhibition charting the women’s suffrage movement in Edinburgh.
Museum of Edinburgh, Huntly House, 142 Canongate, 529 4143, until Sat 9 Jan (not Sun), 10am–5pm.
Famous Scots Exhibition
Exploring the ancestry of six famous Scots in turn, as a demonstration of how the public records and registers can be used for genealogical research.
ScotlandsPeople Centre, New Register House, 3 West Register Street, 314 4300, until Thu 31 Dec (not Sat/Sun), 9am–4.30pm.