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Children's Classics Concerts: Soundcycle

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2.30PM, Saturday 25 May 2019

Adults £10.50 / Children £8.00 / Family Ticket £34 (applies automatically on 2 adults 2 children) prices include booking fee

Children's Classic Concerts' Essential Orchestra and presenter Owen Gunnell are stepping up to the podium for a celebration of top tunes and medal-winning performances in an hour-long concert for all the family.

Cheer on different sections of the orchestra as they go for gold in a musical relay race, experience a synchronised swimming routine that's a stroke of genius and show off your freestyle moves in a game of musical statues - a CCC concert isn't a spectator sport, it takes teamwork from the audience!

And you won't want to miss the highlight - the premiere of 'Soundcycle', a piece for bicycle and orchestra by Tom Harrold, performed by world-champion percussionist Colin Currie.

Recommended for ages 4-12 but enjoyed by all the family!

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Zumba MC with ZJ Mauricio Camargo


7.00pm Saturday 25 May 2019

Ticket price: £30/35

Come and join a Zumba® class with a difference. This Zumba® masterclass event is open to everyone of all ages, abilities and experience – the class is 2 hours long and you can take it at your own pace.

The Masterclass will be led by three Zumba® Jammers: Mauricio Camargo, Juan Miguel and Nadia Alkoc.

International Zumba® presenter Mauricio Camargo headlines events worldwide and is coming from the USA to Scotland especially for this event! Mauricio appears frequently in Zumba® promotional material and videos, and presents at the annual Zumba® Convention.  He will be joined by Dominican-born Juan Miguel, who is coming all the way from Italy, alongside Nadia Alkoc from Scotland.

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Jon Ronson Tales From the Last Days of August and The Butterfly Effect Gigantic820px 

7.00pm, Monday 27 May 2019

Tickets on sale Friday 1 February 10.00am

Critically acclaimed, award-winning, best-selling writer, journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson returns to the UK in May with his new show Tales from The Last Days of August and The Butterfly Effect.

In this brand new show, Jon will recount his recent adventures in the porn world - based on his hit podcasts The Butterfly Effect and The Last Days of August. It’ll be a mysterious, funny, sad tale about porn, kindness, violence, bad thoughts, and the wonders of remaining

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Plan International UK presents
Childhood Disrupted: Stories of survival and hope from children in conflict

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Friday 31 May - Sunday 2 June

Free admission

The children of South Sudan have faced it all. Conflict, hunger and for some, an unimaginable journey to safety. 

In this powerful exhibition from Plan International UK witness their bravery, strength and resilience as they share their lives with you. With photography by Kate Holt and Philipp Schütz.

Supported by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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RSNO presents: The world around us 

Concert for nursery and primary 1 pupils

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11am & 1.30pm, Friday 7 June 2019

£4 per pupil (staff free)

Join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as we journey to discover the world around us. From the deepest depths of the ocean to the stars in the night sky, join us on a musical exploration of planet Earth.

This concert is for Nursery & Primary 1 pupils. Let your class experience Scotland’s National Orchestra with the perfect introduction to the orchestra for young listeners.

Please note, this event is only available to nursery and school group bookings.

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Edinburgh Whisky Festival


12-4pm and 5-9pm Saturday 15 June 2019

From £20

If you haven't been to one of Whisky Lounge’s legendary festivals before you are in for a treat! If you have then you know what to expect, only this year they are back. bigger and better. 

You'll get the chance to sample the best home-grown whiskies from Scotland, as well as all corners of the globe as the Edinburgh Whisky Festival attracts the finest distillers from as far afield as Taiwan, India, Japan and the USA.

Every exhibitor knows their whiskies inside out and it's well worth taking advantage of this knowledge. You can also sign up to masterclasses and experience some rare ‘under the counter’ drams.

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Recovering from MS - wishful thinking or realistic optimism?

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Saturday 8 June 2019


This year’s much-anticipated conference event for Overcoming MS (OMS) will be held on Saturday 8th June 2019. 

This is the first major event the OMS charity have run in Scotland, and they are pleased to announce that the key note speaker and lead facilitator for the day will be Professor George Jelinek, author of Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: the evidence-based 7 step recovery program.

The conference will also welcome one of the world’s leading authorities on mind-body medicine, Associate Professor Dr Craig Hassed from Monash University, Melbourne.

As the charity seeks to grow awareness of the OMS Recovery Program across the UK and Europe, their hope is that the knowledge gained from this event will be invaluable to you, empowering you to make positive changes to your health.

Whatever your level of knowledge, this is an opportunity to get a better understanding about the OMS Recovery Program and connect with others living with MS in a safe, supportive and uplifting environment.

Tickets include lunch and refreshments. If finances are tight but you would like to attend the event, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. explaining your circumstances.

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DH Concerts present

Gary Faulds Live                   

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8:00pm, Saturday 29 June 2019

£16.50 - price shown includes b/fee

He's gone from gigging in the back room of a pub to selling out five theatres, the country’s best comedy club, the country’s biggest comedy club and a tour of Cyprus!

The dream is well and truly alive for Gary Faulds, helped by the 2 million who tune in to watch his Facebook live videos every month.

He's planning to make 2019 as eventful a year as the current one, only this time things will be bigger and better.

He's gone from being a nobody to getting free pakora, clothes and haircuts for life. At his first theatre show a women fainted! Don’t worry her pals dragged her out the room and came back in to enjoy the show. (TRUE STORY)

Strictly over 18s!

£1.50 non-refundable transaction fee applies on all online and telephone bookings
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Edinburgh Gin Lounge Festival 2019  

12pm, Saturday 6 July 2019


The Gin Lounge is a happy band of gin enthusiasts putting together fun and interactive gin events to promote the joys of gin. The festival works on a simple basis; everything you need to have an excellent afternoon is included in your ticket price. That means ALL gin samples, tonic and mixers, and expert masterclasses are included in your ticket price. What’s not to love?

You can expect a huge variety of artisan gins to sample; interactive gin workshops; gin masterclasses by industry experts; cocktail bar and workshops; a gin shop with all your festival favourites; delicious food and artisan craft stalls.

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DH Concerts present

Gary Meilke - the iBrow guy                   

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8:00pm, Saturday 13 July 2019

£16.50 - price shown includes b/fee

Scottish comedy award winner & viral sensation Gary Meikle has risen through the ranks quicker than most and is now in high demand at the best comedy clubs across the UK! He has recently been supporting huge names such as Jason Manford, Tom Stade & Milton Jones and now he’s bringing his own show, The iBrow Guy, to the people as part of his semi-permanent tour!

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Singalong Shenanigans


10:30/13:00/15:30 - Sunday 06 October 2019

£16 includes booking fee

Have you ever wanted to singalong with your favourite characters from Disney and the world of movies? We have Moana, Maui, Elsa, Trolls, Minions, Paw Patrol, Madagascar and loads more!

Presented by 'The Greatest Showmans' very own P.T Barnum!  Packed full of excitement from start to finish, enjoy clips of your favourite movies on screen with fantastic performers on stage bringing the characters to life.  There will be plenty of singing, dancing, laughing and all around great family fun, for all ages.

Door time: 30min before.

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

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Kate Rusby

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7:30pm, Friday 11 October 2019

£28.60 / 16 and under £22 - price includes the booking fees

Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. A career which spans over 25 years in music showcases her as one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and one of our most emotive original songwriters.

Forever proud to call herself a folk singer, Kate’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise. Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit

and the intuitive support of the band ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.

A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination.

Audiences are sure to be thoroughly entertained by Kate’s choice of much-loved classics from her back catalogue stretching over her two decades of music making together with a selection of fresh new songs from her album release date 17th May 2019.

As ever, she will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her select band. These virtuoso artists are sure to delight you with their exceptional talents.

Damien O’Kane on acoustic guitars, electric guitars and banjo

Steven Byrnes on bouzouki and guitar

Nick Cooke on diatonic accordion

Duncan Lyall on double bass and moog

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Jo Sarsby management presents

Animal Families and Me with Gordon Buchanan


7:30pm, Friday 22 November 2019

from £19.80

Have you got any burning wildlife questions? BBC TV wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan has travelled the planet - from South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska - and will definitely have some interesting answers!

This is a show for any wildlife enthusiast who wants to enjoy the spell-binding stories of the natural world from a man who has experienced danger face to face.

Throughout autumn audiences all over the UK are invited to listen and interact with Gordon Buchanan as the highly acclaimed television wildlife cameraman and presenter of the popular BBC ‘Animal Family and Me’ series shares an insight into his incredible experiences with some of the world’s most fearsome and majestic animals.

Animal Families and Me promises a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of his globetrotting travels, as Gordon Buchanan delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife all illustrated with his own film footage and photography. With a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments, his tales of challenging expeditions make for a thrilling evening not to be missed.

Running order

1st half: 60 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Second half: 40 mins

Total running time – 2 hours

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