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2018

 

Heartsong - Engage 2018                                  

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7.30pm, Saturday 21 July 2018
Free

An evening of music, songs, stories and singing this summer.

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Assembly Festival at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 

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Wednesday 1 to Tuesday 28 August 2018

Tickets - FREE to £20 (various events)

In 2018 Assembly Festival celebrates its 38th year at the Fringe with a diverse, world-class programme of theatre, comedy, music, cabaret, circus and more.

The longest running of all the Fringe multi-venues, Assembly has garnered an international reputation for the quality of its artistic programme and for showcasing new talent across all genres of performance. In 2017 the Festival programme included over 200 shows across 26 venues including Assembly Hall, Assembly Roxy and the iconic Assembly Rooms on George Street, playing to an audience of over half a million people.

In the past it has been described variously as the “powerhouse” and “national theatre” of the Fringe. Full programme on sale in May.

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BenDeLaCreme's Inferno A Go-Go

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Saturday 1 September 2018

Tickets - From £30.25

BenDeLaCreme returns to the UK this August and September with her one woman show, Inferno A-Go-Go!BenDeLaCreme returns to the UK this August and September with her one woman show, Inferno A-Go-Go!


Over 14's only.

 

VIP ticket £55 (including 10% booking fee) includes:

Meet and Greet & Photo Opportunity with BenDeLaCreme

Early Access to the auditorium

Reserved seats in the front 5 rows

 

Platinum ticket £38.50 (including 10% booking fee) includes:

Early Access to the auditorium

Reserved seats in the tiered seating section.


Standard Seating £30.25 (including 10% booking fee):

Stalls floor seating | Lower Balcony | Upper Balcony  (no lift to Upper Balcony)

 

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THE MANY FICTIONS OF WILLIAM BOYD                

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19 September 2018 at 7.30pm

£19.50 + Booking Fee

**This event launches a UK-wide book tour and is William Boyd’s only Scottish appearance**

William Boyd takes to the stage – alone – to talk about his life as a creator of many fictions, beginning with the publication of his first novel, A GOOD MAN IN AFRICA in 1981 and ending with an exclusive reading from his latest novel, LOVE IS BLIND – that appears this September.

Boyd has written fifteen novels - published around the world and translated into some three dozen languages – four collections of short stories, the screenplays for seventeen films and television mini-series and three produced plays. That’s a lot of fiction for one man and Boyd relates the stories and struggles that have ensued in this long and lively career. Stories that not only include the inspiration for some of his most famous novels – Brazzaville Beach, Any Human Heart and Sweet Caress, to name but three - but also other matters arising from the business of writing for a living and living for writing. Such as - an eleven-year lawsuit against his French publisher (for theft), the particular problems of trying to write a James Bond novel, and – perhaps the most perplexing of the many fictions Boyd has created – the history of his collaboration with David Bowie in the evolution of the entirely made-up American artist Nat Tate (1928-1960) and the art-world hoax that followed.

Expect a creatively intriguing and revelatory encounter – and William Boyd, the real one, will definitely be there.

There will be a book signing after the show.

The show is in two halves of 45 minutes.

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Synergy Concerts Presents

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7:00pm, Saturday 29 September 2018

Tickets £30.25 in advance - includes b/fee - ticket limit is 4

BAFTA Award winning artist, composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds adds more dates to his worldwide tour, his first in over three years. Previously announced European shows in May, which include the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, have all sold out.

Fresh off his projects Island Songs, TV scores such as Broadchurch and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and a world tour with his electronic outfit KIASMOS, Ólafur and his team of fellow craftsmen and musicians are back in the lab, working on an all new live show.

The tour features a uniquely wired string quartet, a live drummer/percussionist and Ólafur’s playground of pianos and synthesisers.

The centrepiece of the show are two semi-generative, self-playing pianos that Ólafur and his team have spent over two years developing. Simultaneously a compositional tool and a innovative addition to the live performance.

“The self-playing pianos are a jolt to the creative process that forces me to try new and often surprising things. In a live setting the pianos are a integral part of the performance due to their generative nature. Each time they are played is a little different, making every performance unique.”

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Fishy 20th Birthday Concert

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Saturday 6 October 2018

£7 

Come and celebrate 20 years of Fischy Music with us on Saturday 6th October in The Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh.

Fischy will be in concert along with with guests at 3pm – come and sing with us and hear some stories over the 20 years of our life as Fischy Music!

£7 per ticket OR buy 9 and get the 10th free! Tickets will be sent out in the post – add £1 per order for P&P

Cake and refreshments will be served afterwards. Look forward to seeing you for a fun afternoon!

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Paul Young – ‘35 Years of No Parlez’

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Friday 12 October 2018

Reserved seating £30

Platinum Seating £42.50

Everyone’s favourite 80’s crooner Paul Young is back on tour, performing his much loved album ‘No Parlez’ in celebration of 35 years since it’s release.

‘No Parlez’ was Paul’s debut album. It reached number 1 in the UK charts in 1983 for 5 weeks and fast became triple Platinum. The album produced Paul’s first UK number 1 single – The Marvin Gaye cover of ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’ and hits ‘Come Back & Stay’ & ‘Love of The Common People’. The album also features a cover of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.

Originally in early 80’s band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the 80’s and his career took off with ‘No Parlez’ and further top 10 hits such as ‘Everytime You Go Away’ & ‘Everything Must Change’. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single ‘Feed The World’ and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Paul is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana! A family man, always happy to be touring his classic hits as a solo artist or with his Tex Mex/ Americana band ‘Los Pacaminos’

Further information on Paul Young & his career can be found here: http://www.paul-young.com

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Rose and Rosie - Overshare Tour

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Monday 22 October 2018

£31 + booking fee

Fun-loving and hilariously offbeat internet stars Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton come to Assembly Rooms Edinburgh as part of their Overshare Tour. Fans will have an opportunity to join Rose & Rosie for a live screening of their first feature-length documentary, followed by an intimate Q&A and book signing.

The married British comedy and entertainment duo have gained popularity through their online videos, amassing over 160 million views to date, and quickly becoming two of the most famous LGBT Youtubers and social media influencers in the UK. They won Best British Vlogger at the 2017 BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, SitC Vlogger of the Year 2017, Celebrity Rising Star award at the 2016 British LGBT Awards and were named on the Pride Power list in 2016.

The documentary accompanies Rose & Rosie’s upcoming book release, ‘Overshare’ – out on 4 October published by Trapeze – which delves into to their unique take on love, friendships, fame, sexuality and more, including mental health and LGBT issues. The exclusive screening will show what it means to the girls to be LGBT today, how the social media revolution doesn’t have to be divisive and also revealing some of their best-kept secrets!

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The Scottish Listed Property Show      

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9am - 5pm, Saturday 27 October 2018

Prices: £10 advanced purchase, £15 on door. 

The inaugural Scottish Listed Property Show, organised by The Listed Property Owners’ Club, will take place at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on Saturday 27th October 2018. Whether you are one of the 47,000 listed building owners in Scotland or one looking to buy, meet with the biggest collection of listed building suppliers and experts across one weekend under one roof. Whether you are buying, renovating or conserving a listed building, the Show will have everything you need. You can find out more in one day than you can through months of personal research!

Show features include:

  • Independent Conservation Officers for stress free one-to-one conversations
  • Leading suppliers and products for listed buildings
  • Advice on hypothetical plans to alter your building
  • Conservation architects and caring builders
  • Meet with The Listed Property Owners’ Club experts and gather information about buying, unauthorised works, surveyance, VAT, grants, maintenance, mortgages, insurance and laws
  • Exclusive “Ask The Experts Panel” of leading industry professionals
  • Practical demonstrations including plaster and lead work, window restoration, lime mortar, master carvers, brickwork and paint
  • Feature display of buildings in need of repair and for sale
  • A full interactive talk programme including subjects such as damp, surveys, house history, energy efficiency and historic garden design
  • Specific advice and expertise for the owners or managers of flat/apartments within a listed building, including management companies, and commercial listed buildings
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Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 places         

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7:30pm, Friday 16 November 2018

Prices: £24.75 standard, U16s £16.50, Family £66, 10 or more –buy 9, get 10th free, groups of 20 or more £20.35 - prices include b/fee

“Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s ‘Coast’, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty and he’s seen it all from land, sea and sky. The human story here is a million years old and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a unique view and understanding of British history.

Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.

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GoldFlair 24k Golden Ball

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Friday 24 November
From £75

The Precious Metals Workshop proudly presents Edinburgh's debut jewellery diner and event of the year - the exclusive Goldflair 24K Golden Ball.  

The spectacular evening of precious metal and jewellery focused extravagance and entertainment will raise awareness around the issues with artisanal mining. It will help to enable a positive change in responsible sourcing of precious metals and raise much needed funds to give back to suffering and deprived artisanal mining communities that are kept in a cycle of poverty and exploitation.


This extravaganza and mouth-watering feast for all your senses will be the ball of the year. With live performances, fashion showcases, award winning jewellery, live and online auctions, music from classical to DJ, beautiful food, and lots of traditional Hollywood glamour.

Dress Code: Black Tie with a touch of gold.

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Katie Melua and Gori Women's Choir                                   

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Doors 7:00pm, 13 December
From £21.45

Multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua has announced an extensive European tour for winter 2018, including 13 UK dates.
Katie will be joined by a cast of stellar musicians, as well as members of the Gori Women’s Choir who featured on the silver-certified 2016 album In Winter. In Winter was recorded in Georgia, and commanded some of the finest reviews of Katie's career with the Sunday Times describing it as 'bewitching…ravishing…spellbinding' and the Independent as 'exquisite' and 'remarkable.' The associated 2016 tour, which saw Katie and the choir undertake 28 performances across 8 countries received universal acclaim from music critics and audiences alike.


Katie's performance in Edinburgh will see a set which will include songs from In Winter alongside brand new recordings and a catalogue of classics.

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