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Bruce Dickinson: What Does This Button Do?                  

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7:00pm, 20 October
£33.00 + booking fee

Bruce Dickinson is a rock legend. One of the world’s most storied musicians, Bruce has been the internationally-acclaimed lead singer of Iron Maiden for more than 30 years, and he’s lived an extraordinary off-stage existence too.

A true polymath, Bruce is an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist, radio presenter, TV actor and a world-class fencer.

In an exclusive evening with the man himself, hear Bruce read from his forthcoming autobiography, What Does This Button Do? – the long-awaited window into the life, heart and mind of a Rock legend. 

Tickets cost £33.00 (+ booking fee) and include a ticket for the talk, a pre-signed hardback copy of What Does This Button Do? and a Trooper beer or soft drink.

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Ceilidh On OUT @ Hallowe’en                                                      

The out ball 
21 October
From £19.99 + booking fee

The Halloween LGBT+ Ball returns to the Assembly Rooms with top live ceilidh bands in the Ballroom and a lavish Hallowe’en themed discotheque in the Music Hall. Get lost in the sumptuous decor and unrivalled setting of the country's biggest and best event of its kind. This year’s Ball is helping to raise funds for Waverley Care with three bars, extra attractions and a new VIP Luxury Lounge package.

For more information and to book, visit: www.OutBall.scot

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Sotheby's Scottish Art Sale Travelling Exhibition                         

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Various Times, 27 - 29 October
Free entry

Sotheby’s is delighted to present another collection of leading Scottish art from the late 19th and 20th centuries, including a group of works by Contemporary Scottish artists. We are the only leading international auction house to hold a dedicated Scottish Art sale, which includes a travelling exhibition at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh from 27-29th October. We hope you can join us.


Friday, 27 October 9.30am – 5.00pm

Saturday, 28 October 9.30am – 5.00pm

Sunday, 29 October 9.30am – 1.00pm

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DF Concerts presents Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off Comedy World Tour 

 Kathy Griffin
7:00pm, 11 November
 £27.50 + booking fee

She speaks! After two Emmys, a Grammy, decades of starring in television shows and touring, Kathy Griffin is launching her FIRST world tour after suddenly never being more in-demand. Armed with the story of the now infamous and controversial photo (yes…THAT photo), the fiery redheaded American comedian is bringing the story of the photo heard ‘round the world and the fallout that followed, along with breaking down everything in the pop-culture landscape.

Never has Ms. Griffin been more motivated to deliver the, most envelope-pushing, most hilarious comedy to the world. Describing her show, Griffin says, “My show isn’t for the faint of heart, so leave your kids at home. My motto is ‘Funny First.’ But don’t worry, we’ve got some serious smack talking to do about everything and everyone,” before adding, “with love, of course.”

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Alternative Peers' Ball

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6:00pm, Saturday 25 November

Featuring Django Django (Full headline set), Pictish Trail, Meursault, Man of Moon, Siobhan Wilson, SKJØR & Monoganon + LuckyMe
The inaugural Alternative Peers Ball is a contemporary re-imagination of the prestigious Peers Ball, presented in 1822 by Sir Walter Scott at Assembly Rooms, as a celebration of King George IV’s visit to Edinburgh, the first of a UK monarch to Scotland in 2 centuries. The event was a pivotal moment in the history of tartan in Scotland, as the first event of it’s kind to bring Scotland’s national dress to the mainstream after the repeal on the ban on the kilt to those out-with the military. As such holds it’s place in the history books as the birthplace of modern tartan.
On November 25th, Assembly Rooms and Vic Galloway will present our alternative, up-to-date version of the Peers Ball, celebrating the 230 year heritage of such a prestigious building with some of Scotland’s top music alongside installations and live drawing from some of our country’s top visual and contemporary artists. The line-up will include live sets from Django Django (Full headline set), Pictish Trail, Meursault, Man of Moon, Siobhan Wilson, SKJØR as well as a DJ set from Edinburgh’s LuckyMe Records and the artistic talents of Ursula Cheng, Too Much Fun Club, Donald Watson and Projector Club. Expect a part festival, part art installation and one’s the year’s best parties.

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3D2D Christmas Craft, Art & Design Fair                                     

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10:30am - 5:00pm, 2 - 3 December
 Admission price TBC

3D2D has more than twenty years’ experience organising quality selling events, large and small, uniting makers, artists and designers with the buying public. The popular fair returns to Edinburgh this December for a special Christmas craft show, allowing visitors to pick up unique presents and distinctive stocking fillers.

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Regency Ball: A Bicentennial Celebration to Honour Edinburgh Dancing Master Barclay Dun (c 1771-1843)                                    

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1:00pm Dance Workshop / 7:00pm Ball, 10th March 2018

A Bicentennial Celebration to honour Edinburgh Dancing Master Barclay Dun (c 1771-1843).

With renowned Dancing Master Stuart Marsden (as seen in Poldark, Pride & Prejudice – Having a Ball, The Georgians, Dance Back in Time).

Price includes Buffet Supper

Dress Code: Regency (Empire-waist gown for ladies; dress trousers, knee breeches or kilt for gentlemen)

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Parkinson: Our Kind Of Music                           

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7:30pm, Saturday 21 April 2018

Tickets £32.50 - includes the booking fee

Alongside his interviewing and writing Sir Michael Parkinson has spent much of his career promoting the appreciation of the music of the Great American Songbook and encouraging those of the new generation who are fighting to keep that flame alive. In the process, he has developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of that genre as well as interviewing some of the greats and finding time to talent spot the likes of Michael Bublé, Diana Krall and Jamie Cullum. But he is much more than a jazzer. His taste in music takes in everything from Razorlight to Paul Simon, The Beatles to Oasis with the consequence that Sir Michael’s seal of approval came to mean a great deal with every record label in the country wanting to bottle his A&R talent.

This passion and love of music in all its forms is celebrated in a new live show. In conversation with his son Mike, using classic clips from the extensive Parkinson archive and featuring live performances by the multi-talented Joe Stilgoe we take a fascinating and entertaining journey to the musical heart of Sir Michael Parkinson via Barnsley, sixties Manchester, Wood Lane and Broadcasting House.

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