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The Science of Game of Thrones

A new series of dazzling skullduggery, bloodshed and frozen-zombie-warrior-creatures begins! Join us for an evening of Ice and Fire (though if we're honest about it, mostly Fire). Award-winning comedian Helen Keen and explosive science communicator *Ian Simmons *from Newcastle's Centre for Life, bring you experiments and…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Living Brain

How does your brain change throughout your lifetime? How do scientists study the ageing brain? Should we focus on ageing or living? Comedian  Susan Morrison will be joined by Dr Susie Shenkin, Dr Stuart Ritchie and filmmaker  Anne Milne to tackle these questions. Hear how Edinburgh scientists are leading the way in…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Science Festival Lates

Fancy embarking on a Jungle Safari? Or having a go at keyhole surgery in A&E? Science Festival Lates is just the ticket as we turn our flagship children's venue over to adults for one very special night. Celebrate the opening of the 2015 Festival with us as we clock in at The Ideas Factory - we've got eyeballs and…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Alfie Moore: A Fair Cop Stands Up

Mick Perrin Worldwide The world's finest police force is collapsing around us. Cuts, scandals, looming privatisation and the politicians throttling the life out of the British bobby. Cop-turned-comedian Alfie, star of BBC Radio 4 comedy It's a Fair Cop, returns following his 2014 sell-out Edinburgh show with a dynamic…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Five

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Five

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Five

£6 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Blueflint

Lady banjo players extraordinaire tour their bluegrass ballads.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Forecasting Tomorrow's Weather

The weather affects us all and we’ve all moaned if a forecast is wrong, but have you ever wondered how weather forecasts are made? In this event Helen Roberts from the Met Office teams up with *Mark Higgins *from EUMETSAT (operator of Europe’s weather satellites) to explain how data from satellites and other sources is…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

LateLab: TRON v TRON: Legacy

Greetings programme. Welcome to the Grid. Kick off the LateLab *season by playing *Light Cycle to decide which of these two films gets the Atmosphere treatment in this special expanded cinema event to complement the Game Masters exhibition. Be transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer where interaction…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Luisa Omielan: Am I Right Ladies?

  • 3 stars

The comedian with a follow-up to her What Would Beyonce Do? show.

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

The Theatre

£16.50 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 14 Aug

The Theatre

£16.50 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 15 Aug

The Theatre

£16.50 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Rosie Nimmo

Rosie Nimmo and Friends 'Pure of voice and flexible enough to shift her overall tone from a high silky, almost hypnotic lull. Nimmo's songs blend country, folk, jazz and blues beautifully. A delicious collection of songs' (Miss James, Fatea-Records.co.uk). 'A haunting collection of spare, subtle songs meditating on the…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Aug

Back Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Top Secret Comedy Club

Not so top secret – lucky for you – comedy club that features some of the best from across the country.

Top Secret Comedy Club, London WC2B

Sat 2 May

£6 / 07826 099023

Sat 9 May

£6 / 07826 099023

Sat 23 May

£11 / 07826 099023

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The 229 is Never on Time

Z Theatre Company Time is the only thing we can't control, but this is my time so it can be whatever I desire. The 229 is never on time … and there's nothing worse than being late right? Contains strong language. Age category: 16+

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug

887

Legendary director, playwright and ‘visual wizard’ (New York Times), Robert Lepage returns to Edinburgh to perform the European premiere of his new work. While Lepage continues to pioneer the use of technology, his work is imbued with an intimacy and humanity that few can match. 887 is a riveting foray into the world…

EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Aug

£32 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 14 Aug

£32 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 15 Aug

£32 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

A Sense of Wonder

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of one of the greatest scientific papers of all time, in which James Clerk Maxwell described his transformative theory of electromagnetism. This 40-minute film celebrates his life, his poetry, his creative genius as a mathematician and scientist and his love of Galloway…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Absolute Improv

Influenced by the like of Whose Line is it Anyway? and Fast and Loose, ToBeContinued take audience suggestions, no matter how silly, and transform myriad ideas into fast-paced improvised comedy.

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 2

£6 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 2

£10 (£9) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug

Absolutely Legless

Formed by experienced dancers and musicians in Edinburgh (1997), this group has developed a reputation for exciting and innovative performances. Inspired by traditional step-dancing, Absolutely Legless dance in a relaxed manner while remaining faithful to their roots. The grace of the soft shoes and the rhythmic precision…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Aug

Big Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Ada Ada Ada

Ada Lovelace, born in 1815, is often attributed as the world’s first computer programmer, and her contribution was both profound and inspirational. She was able to glimpse a future in which machines would become partners of the human imagination and perceived how such a device might process any form of information. And so…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Alastair Savage, Scots Fiddle Old and New

Alastair Savage and Friends Alastair returns to the wonderful surroundings of the Canongate Kirk for his annual celebration of the Scottish fiddle tradition. He will be joined by regular collaborators Euan Drysdale on guitar/piano, Iain Crawford on double bass as well as special guests from the folk music world. The…

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alastair Savage, Scottish Fiddle Journey

Alastair Savage The upstairs room in the historic Arthur Conan Doyle building offers the perfect setting for a relaxed evening of fiddle melodies by one of the country's leading exponents. Alastair was a prize-winning Scots fiddle player in his youth and has performed traditional and classical music throughout his…

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Aug

The Duncan Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 21 Aug

The Duncan Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 625 0700

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Alex through the looking glass

Bestselling author and Edinburgh local  Alex Bellos  takes us on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. As he narrates a series of eye-opening encounters with lively personalities all over the world, Alex demonstrates how numbers have come to be our friends, how fascinating…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Alex Yellowlees Hot Club Jazz Quartet

'Simply outstanding jazz musicianship' (Turin International Jazz Festival). Scottish violinist Alex Yellowlees is a modern day Grappelli whose musical journey has taken him from classical to folk and bluegrass to swing jazz. Alex performs with three of Scotland's premier jazz musicians, guitarists Ged Brockie and Mike…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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All In the Mind?

Psychosomatic phenomena – experiences that affect both body and mind – are a source of both scientific and social intrigue and can reveal unexpected things about our mental and physical conditions. Stigmata and Stendhal syndrome, phantom pains, paralysis-by-painting and the placebo effect are all on the menu in this…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 6 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Allan Taylor – Endless Highway

Allan Taylor Allan will sing his songs of the road, written from a lifetime of travelling throughout the world. He has made twenty albums and his songs have been recorded by more than one hundred and fifty artists. Reviewed in the Living Tradition magazine, Grem Devlin said, ‘The guy can simply tease exactly the right…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 22 Aug

Back Room

£12 (£10) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Alphabet Girl

Moxie Under Fire Fringe First winner 2010 with Bare, Renny Krupinski returns with Manchester Theatre Awards Best Fringe Performance and Edinburgh Festival Dark Chat Best Actress nominee Kaitlin Howard as The Alphabet Girl. A predatory grannie, a good-at-parties mother, a shed-load of spineless male role-models and the…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug

The Animotion Show

Presented by Aurora Nova ‘A mesmerising visual and aural feast’ (Scotsman). The live chemistry between renowned virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and acclaimed Russian visual artist Maria Rud, delivers a sound and image fusion that is truly unforgettable. Maria’s evolving paintings are beamed live, by…

George Heriot's School, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 24 Aug

£15 (£12) / 0131 229 7263

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 29 Aug

Antibiotics Apocalypse

No new antibiotics have been introduced since 1987, but new pathogens are emerging and existing bacteria are developing resistance to drugs. Nesta have established the Longitude Prize, which offers £10 million to anyone who can come up with a way to prevent the rise of antibiotic resistance. Join Longitude Committee…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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