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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Ex Machina

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • UK/US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alex Garland
  • Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander
  • UK release: 23 January 2015

Ambitious young coder Caleb (Gleeson) wins a competition to take part in a research experiment at the hmoe of his CEO (Isaac) – where he meets the experiment itself, robot Ava (Vikander). The ensuing battle of the sexes is played out through dramatic, witty and provocative discussion, making for smart, accessible and…

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Thu 16 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Jimeoin: Yeehaa!

Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.

Venue 150 @ EICC, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£8.50 / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£10 / 0844 847 1639

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Pentland Auditorium

£12.50 (£10) / 0844 847 1639

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

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.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Interactive Theatre International Basil, Sybil and Manuel return to serve more of their trademark mayhem alongside a three course meal in this ‘must-see event’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info). In true Faulty fashion, the fun starts as you wait to be seated and then hurtles along for two hours filled with all the best gags.

B'est, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Lethal Lassies

Society has always been outraged and fascinated by the figure of the murderess.  Previously… festival director, comedian and probable woman Susan Morrison hosts a killer evening of insights into the psychology of femme fatales, joined by crime writer and Bloody Scotland co-founder* Lin Anderson, internationally-renowned…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Barluath

A diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band who embrace both the traditional and contemporary music of Scotland, Ireland and America. The band consists of five young musicians who met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Barluath were also winners of a prestigious Danny Kyle Open Stage…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Edinburgh Ceilidhs With caller Ken Gourlay and ceilidh bands Flaming Heather, HLI, Scott Leslie, Willie Fraser and piper. All dances walked through and called. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. Hall has air-conditioning! Fringe groups welcome. Good exercise, great fun.

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Large Hall

£8 (£6) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 29 Aug

The Face in Film

Throughout the history of cinema, filmmakers have used facial deformity to signify negative personality traits, and this is particularly true in war films. Join us for a special showing of the award-winning documentary  The Guinea Pig Club  and explore the real experiences of people with facial deformities in warfare. The…

Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Gender and the Brain

Is there such a thing as a ‘male’ or ‘female’ brain? Are observed behavioural gender differences hardwired, culturally imposed, or even there at all? And what might we be able to learn from people whose gender is not so easily defined? The BBC Radio Scotland series Brainwaves explores the science behind our everyday…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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LateLab: Beauty by Design

Discussions of the Beauty by Design exhibition.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

LateLab: Beauty by Design

Beauty by Design is an exhibition that questions cultural commonplaces about beauty and body image by linking the renaissance art collections of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery to contemporary fashion. Speakers will explore the engineering and allure of body-modifying corsetry, the…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

LateLab: Encounters

Ginsberg is a new online tool that helps users understand themselves better by tracking their mood and activity, developed by the Scottish Government in partnership with NHS 24 and New Media Scotland working in partnership with artists supported by the Alt-w Fund. Host Geoff Huggins will introduce author Matt Haig,and…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 6 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Secret Honour

Bootcamp Theatre 'Remarkable' (Press). Sequestered in his home, disgraced President Richard Milhous Nixon arms himself with a bottle of scotch and a gun to record memoirs that no one will hear. He is surrounded by the silent portraits of his demons, as he resurrects his past in a passionate attempt to defend himself…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Theatre 2

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 2

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 15 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.

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Absolute Improv!

To Be Continued… Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more. 2-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out! Scottish and international improvisers create witty sketches based on your suggestions (à la Whose Line is it Anyway?) - so be sure to arrive ready to shout out odd and wonderful ideas, and…

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Apollo 21: Lost Among Stars

It’s 1975 and the Apollo programme – the golden age of space travel – is coming to an end. Tara Beckett is boarding Apollo 21, a dream come true. But soon after reaching orbit, the mission is thrown into jeopardy. Lost, alone, and running out of air, will she make it back to Earth or is she destined to wander between…

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

£6 (£4) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Arts & Anatomy Cabaret

Surgeons' Hall Museums' first ever Late featuring a headline talk on  The Sick Rose  with  Richard Barnett  – a strangely fascinating, often gruesome visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography – anatomy themed music with  Wendy Carle Taylor, art activities, stand-up comedy and a viewing of  The…

Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Arup Lecture 2015: Old Cities, New Ways, Perpetual Places

How can new materials and new manufacturing, installing and monitoring techniques in design, engineering and construction preserve and enhance a great city like Edinburgh? Graham Dodd and Graham Gedge of the Material Consulting Group within Arup will share a possible cutting-edge future for our city, where important…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 16 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

At the Fringe of Reason: Skeptics in the pub

Edinburgh Skeptics head back to the pub for Science Festival 2015. In the heart of the city that was at the centre of the Scottish Enlightenment, the Skeptics will consider a selection of topics relating to science, reason and critical thinking at the Banshee Labyrinth. Join them on Tuesday 7 April to hear about Animal…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Bad Science Books? Jurassic Park

Join science fiction author Alastair Reynolds and paleontologist Dr Stephen Brusatte  for a conversation about the relationship between science fact and science fiction hosted by* Sasha de Buyl* from Scottish Book Trust. Using *Jurassic Park *as the basis for discussion, we’ll explore whether accurate science is bad…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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