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Burns&Beyond - Festival Club 

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23-25 January

From £12.50

Edinburgh’s Burns&Beyond and Chinese New Year Festivals are joining forces for a very special programme of events, celebrating the alignment of Burns Night and Chinese NewYear, which will both fall on 25 January 2020 – the Year of the Rat.

Assembly Rooms Edinburgh hosts Burns&Beyond Festival Club. Events are as follows:


LUCKY MIDDLEMASS’S TAVERN: OPENING CONCERT - Doors: 6.30pm, 7PM – 8.30PM Thursday 23


EDWYN COLLINS - Doors: 8.00pm, 9PM – 10.30PM Thursday 23


TIDE LINES - Doors: 8.00pm, 9PM – 10.30PM Friday 24

BURNS&BEYOND CULTURE CRAWL (Various venues inc. Assembly Rooms) – Doors 6pm  6.30PM – 10.30PM, Saturday 25

A WALTZ ACROSS THE CARPET (Doors 7pm) – 8pm – 10.30pm, Sunday 26


More information on the full Burns&Beyond programme can be found at www.burnsandbeyond.com.

Tickets for the listed events can be purchased via the Usher Hall website (link below).

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Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 

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Saturday 01 February 2020 to Sunday 02 February 2020  

£49.50 standard | £44.00 early bird 

Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival brings together some of the biggest names in the wellness industry to deliver a weekend of talks, classes and workshops to help us lead healthier and happier lives. 

Get your ticket early and save £5 off your Day Ticket to Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

We have a limited number of Day Tickets available this year, guaranteeing you entry to the three headline classes, AND the three headline talks on the day of your choice - so don't miss out!

Your Day Ticket also includes first come, first served entry to our Drawing Room talks, workshops and taster experiences, and entry into the Wellbeing Marketplace, offering wellness products, health advice, massage, treatments and delicious food.

The headline fitness classes start at 9.30am. On each day there will be at least one yoga class, one class to get your body moving, and one class to warm you down. Every class will have additional instructors on hand to offer guidance to different ages and abilities. 

The headline talks take place in the afternoon from 1pm - 5pm, leading conversations around mental health, mindfulness, community, sustainability, fitness and food.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Family Festival: Stan and Mabel and the race for space

 Stan mable SCO

12.00pm and 2.00pm Saturday 08 February 2020

From £6-12.50

Join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the music-loving cat and dog duo Stan and Mabel for a fun-packed session of music and storytelling for the whole family. But watch out for a whole carnival of animals as they escape from the School for Wild and Dangerous Animals in search of a safe place to call their home!

This concert is a sequel to our 2016 show Stan and Mabel and includes irresistibly catchy songs with actions, ideal for engaging young children in orchestral music, as well as firing up their imaginations.

The concert is based on a brand-new illustrated story by Jason Chapman and original music by children’s composer Paul Rissmann and is narrated by children’s TV presenter Chris Jarvis.


Recommended for ages 4-10


RISSMANN - Composer



JASON CHAPMAN – Author / Illustrator


Proudly sponsored by Ballie Gifford - Investment Managers

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Sachiko Furuhata-Kersting

Sachiko Furuhata Kersting 

7:45pm, Saturday 14 March 2020 

Full Price £16.50 | Senior citizens £11 | Disabled £11 | Students £11 | Age 3-16 £8.80 | Free Disabled Companion (Contact Box Office direct)

All above prices include 10% B/FEE

**All online and internet bookings incur a non-refundable £1.50 handling fee on the overall transaction**

Sachiko Furuhata-Kersting is an international concert pianist of breathtaking virtuosity, known for leaving a lasting impression on her audiences. Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sachiko took her first piano lesson aged 3 and later completed her piano degree at the Academy of Music in Tokyo. She continued her studies in Germany at the Academy of Music Detmold and the Robert Schumann Academy in Dusseldorf.

Nocturne in C Sharp Minor, Op Posth
Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48 No 1
Fantasie Impromptu in C Sharp Minor Op. 66
Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31


Etude op 25 Nr .7
op 10 Nr .3 Tristesse
op 10 Nr .4
op 10 Nr .12 Revolutionary
Waltz in B Minor, Op 69, No. 2
in C Sharp Minor Op 64, No. 2
Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat Major Op. 53 ("Heroic")

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The Vegetarian Kitchen: An Evening with Prue and Peta Leith 

The Veg Kitchen 

7:00 - 8:00pm, Monday 16 March 2020 

£8 - £25 (Ticket only £8.00, Book + Ticket £25.00) 

One hundred delicious, heartwarming vegetarian and vegan recipes from Prue Leith - the founder of Leiths School of Food and Wine, chef and Bake Off judge - and her niece Peta Leith, a former pastry sous chef at The Ivy and lifelong vegetarian.

This gorgeous cookbook features simple, meat-free family dishes that bring delight to the extended Leith family table, time and time again. Recipes include Slow-Roasted Tomato and Goat's Cheese Galette, Black Bean Chilli with Lime Salsa, Blackberry and Lemon Pavlova and Stone Fruit Streusel Cake. Forty-two of these recipes can be made vegan.

We all need easy comfort foods - whether on busy weeknights or drawn-out Sunday lunches. This book contains nourishing, refreshing, joyful main meals, many of which are vegan, and all of which bring their combined wealth of cookery knowledge to your kitchen.

Prue Leith has been at the top of the British food scene for nearly sixty years. She has seen huge success not only as founder of the renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine, but also as a Michelin-starred restaurateur, caterer, chef, teacher, TV cook, food journalist, novelist, and cookery book author.

She’s also been a leading figure in campaigns to improve food in schools, hospitals and in the home. Well known as a judge on The Great British Menu, now she is a judge on the nation’s favourite TV programme, The Great British Bake Off. Prue was born in South Africa and lives in the UK.

Peta Leith, a pastry chef, has been vegetarian for her whole life, so is in the rare position of never having knowingly tried meat or fish. She decided to pursue a career in pastry because she knew she wanted to work in kitchens but didn’t want to limit herself to working only in vegetarian restaurants.

She worked for a year with Claire Ptak at Violet Cakes, before leaving to study bread-making at the French Culinary Institute in New York. On her return to London, she found a job in the pastry section of the Ivy, where she stayed and honed her skills over the next seven years. This is her first cookbook.

Doors will open at 18:30. The event will start at 19:00, and no latecomers will be admitted. Seating is unreserved, and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The event will last one hour, after which there will be the opportunity to have books signed by Prue and Peta. To preorder The Vegetarian Kitchen, simply choose the book-and-ticket bundle, which includes admission to the event and a copy of The Vegetarian Kitchen (RRP £25). Our venue is fully accessible in the stalls. 

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My Havana Nights

Graziano Di Prima with Giada Lini 

Havana Nights 

7.30pm, Thursday 26 March 2020

£28 | £27 concession | £58 meet & greet

An all new show ‘Havana Nights’ brings an exciting mix of Latin dances with individual performances from Graziano and Giada as well as entertaining group numbers with their supporting dancers. 

The show will be fast paced and promises to be fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you. 

Graziano Di Prima has established himself on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and will now be touring the country with his new show which he has been heavily involved in creating with partner Giada.

Graziano is an Italian Latin Champion so this is one show not to miss!

There is a meet and greet opportunity pre-show to meet Graziano and Giada, so don’t miss the limited opportunity for one these.

Full tour dates www.havananightstour.co.uk   

Meet and greet: 6pm limited to 45 people

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FANE in association with Hodder & Staughton present

Deliciously Ella: Live


7.30pm Sunday 17 May 2020

From £22

Join Ella Mills, the award-winning cookery author, entrepreneur, champion of plant-based living and founder of Deliciously Ella for a unique and informative evening of inspiration and honest discussion around the broad and vital subject of health and wellness.

In these rare live appearances, special guest interviewers will delve into the world of physical and mental health, exploring Ella’s own experience in the wellness industry as well as the realities of what it takes to build a business and brand whilst staying well as a new mum.

Inspired by her popular and informative Deliciously Ella podcast, at each event Ella will also be in conversation with a guest leading voice within the wellness space. Exploring everything from gut health to finding happiness, dealing with stress and anxiety, and unpicking the myths and confusion around healthy living. Plus your chance to ask Ella your own questions, this is an evening not to be missed.

Proudly presented by FANE in association with Hodder & Staughton.


Best Seat and Book Bundle £35.75: Includes a copy of Deliciously Ella's Quick and Easy, Plant-based recipe book (RRP £25) plus an exclusive tote bag and some Deliciously Ella goodies.

Seat only - £22 

Add on's: A prompt will show during the basket stage giving customer's the option to purchase the book -£16.50 (Please note: This is in ADDITION to the options above)

All above prices shown include a 10% B/fee. All internet and telephone bookings incur a non-refundable £1.50 handling fee on the overall transaction.

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 Chris Ramsey

4pm & 7.30pm Friday 13 November 2020

From £22 

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2020. Having filled venues across the country including The Newcastle Metro Arena, twice, “Ramsey has the potential to be a mainstream hit, a cult favourite or almost anything in between” (Sunday Times), so don’t miss your chance to catch him live on stage while you can.  

Chris has just announced his own live stand-up special which is available to stream on Amazon Prime now. Alongside his wife Rosie he is also the co-host of the no.1 hit podcast Shagged. Married. Annoyed. which has been downloaded a phenomenal 4.5 million times.

Recently seen hosting two series of his very own TV show The Chris Ramsey Show and Chris Ramsey’s Stand up Central (both Comedy Central), he has also been a regular face on many major comedy shows including Celebrity Juice (ITV2), 8 out of 10 Cats (C4), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and Virtually Famous (E4) to name a few.

“Frighteningly talented… tearing up every stage he lands on”
James Mullinger, GQ

“A brilliantly engaging natural storyteller”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“Spinning blokey pub banter and unpretentious patter into stand-up gold”
James Kettle, The Guardian Guide

“Engaging and incisive”
The Independent on Sunday

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ABBAMANIA's 2020 Christmas Party

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7:30pm, Saturday 12 December 2020 

£27.50 (price includes booking fee)

Group Discount: 1 Free ticket for every 10 purchased - applies automatically in basket

Europe’s leading Abba tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage.

Abbamania’s widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from ‘Waterloo’ to ‘ Dancing Queen’  which will have you dancing in the aisles.

So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable Christmas night out with ABBAMANIA

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