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3 Bears

The three bears and Goldilocks cook up a wonderful porridge recipe in this sticky adventure. Presented by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre for ages 3–7.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Code Club Workshop

Join Code Club Scotland coordinators Martin Evans *and *Lorna Gibson for a full-on-fun, hands-on coding workshop. You'll learn how computer programming works using a fun card game and code your own game using Scratch. You'll try some interactive electronics and use supercool Makey-Makeys to make a piano out of bananas.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 9 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 10 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Edibles

A multi-sensory show full of magical ingredients. Three bakers are creating a specially ordered cake when a hungry mouse sneaks in and causes havoc. Ages 3–7.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Tue 12 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Thu 14 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Isaac, the Apple and a Bump of the Head

Not so long ago, a young man sat under a tree when' OUCH!', an apple landed on his head! Join storyteller* Mara Menzies *for an exciting exploration into the wonderful world of Sir Isaac Newton, who discovered the phenomenon of gravity. Come and try your hand at some fascinating gravity and anti-gravity experiments, and…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

153rd Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography

Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography 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

Mon 3 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket

Henry and Bucket live in a world of discarded objects, they're best friends but sometimes they fall out. This play for ages 4+ explores friendship and what it takes to make it work. Presented by Barnstorm Theatre Company.

The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 11 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Tue 12 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Carnival of the Mind

Roll up, roll up and step inside the  Carnival of the Mind  to discover the secrets of your brain! Visit our fortune teller to explore the function of your frontal lobe, take a turn on the high striker to uncover how you process pain and learn about vision at our coconut shy and hall of mirrors. Brand new for 2015, this…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 7 more dates until 15 Apr

Cosy Cosy Game Show

A game show for parents and children in which we challenge you to work out how to stop heat leaking from model houses. Play the game against the clock and try to beat those around you by saving the most energy, and money! All Ages

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

A crime has been committed; can you help us solve it? Become a forensic scientist in our special Crime Scene Investigation workshop. Study the crime scene and decipher the clues left behind by finding fingerprints, identifying soil samples and investigating blood. Can you solve the mystery and help us catch the…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

Dr Bunhead's Exploding Easter Egg Show

Join Dr Bunhead for some serious Easter action with rainbow foam fountains, an Easter egg explosion and a bunny bazooka. Ages 7+.

George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Henry the Fifth

Unicorn Theatre present a modern telling of Shakespeare's play that explores the way power can lead to conflict. Ages 8+.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 12 May

Over-8s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

Over-8s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Hup

Starcatchers and RSNO (SCOTLAND) present a musical performance for wee ones aged 0–2. The relaxed performance includes two violins, a cello, a raccoon and the story of a tree.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Tue 12 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Thu 14 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 16 May

Jungle Safari

Put on your safari gear and embark on an incredible and memorable journey through the deepest, darkest regions of the jungle. Our team will help you discover the fascinating world of animal communication and learn more about the amazing range of sounds the creatures of the jungle make. Please note: this workshop is…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

Little Sparks

Get creative with circuits and discover what electricity does, working through challenges to create an electric-powered device. We’ll start things off simply by making an easy electrodough circuit, move on to the next level with a snap circuit board, before using your skills and knowledge to build your very own device.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

Mess

  • 3 stars

Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton's play about anorexia and recovery. Ages 13+.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

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Splat-tastic

This interactive workshop invites you to get creative with chemistry and design your very own slime. Test its thickness and stickiness under the extreme conditions of our ‘Splat-o-Meter’ and perform high-impact investigations into how the appearance and properties of materials can change when a chemical reaction takes…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

Wilde Without the Boy

Cahoots Theatre Company A dramatisation of De Profundis, Oscar Wilde's letter from his Reading Gaol cell to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. Two years previously, Wilde had been imprisoned for acts of gross indecency with other males. Loving yet accusatory, soaringly intellectual yet passionate, Wilde Without the Boy is…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Baillie Room

£5 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Baillie Room

£5 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Baillie Room

£8 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

21st Century Brain

Even in today's world of advanced technology, the human brain is still the most complex structure known to man, containing almost 100 billion nerve cells that work together to control your behaviour. Using the latest technology, computer games and hands-on challenges for children and adults, we'll explore this…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 4 more dates until 11 Apr

According To Arthur…

PaddleBoat Theatre Company Meet Arthur – an old man who lives alone in his attic unleashing his imagination through pen and paper. He never ventures outside, instead he spends his time writing stories for the moon. But Arthur needs your help! The clouds have covered the sky and the moon is nowhere to be seen, and…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£7 (£4)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Main Hall

£9 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Main Hall

£9 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 28 Aug

Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt Piano Works by Domenico Scarlatti, Granados, Albéniz and de Falla. Famed for her immaculate, sensitive pianism, Angela Hewitt contrasts sparkling sonatas by Scarlatti with lush Iberian fantasies including Granados’s Danzas españolas and Falla’s sparkling, evocative Fantasia baetica.    

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Arcanto Quartet

Purcell Fantasias Britten String Quartet No 3 Schubert String Quartet in G Each a soloist in their own right, the four members of the exceptional Arcanto Quartet – Antje Weithaas (violin), Daniel Sepec (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) – bring together Schubert’s grand G major…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Aug

£8.50 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Art of Science

From biological sciences to particle physics, this exhibition of striking images and objects celebrates the diverse and surprising range of scientific research going on right now at The University of Edinburgh. Be inspired and ponder the science at the heart of so many aspects of our lives. All Ages

University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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, printmaking illustration/design, signwriting, architecture and landscape design. Also an exhibition in the gallery connected to…

Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Astro-teenies

A chance for very little ones to explore some of the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland as they reach for the stars in our space-themed story sessions. There'll be songs, science sensory activities and more. Perfect for ages 0–3 with an adult helper. Under 3

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 15 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 3 more dates until 19 Apr

Bounce

Lou Brodie and Platform present a non stop physical performance inside a bespoke bouncy inflatable. Suitable for ages 5–8.

Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 14 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Fri 15 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Sat 16 May

£12.01 (£8.21) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Sun 17 May

£12.01 (£8.21) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

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