The Edinburgh Sound Collective

5th October - 7th December 2015
1930-2100 (1 hour 30 mins)

The Collective welcomes ALL instrument types and singers of mixed abilities to join and enjoy learning new music together.

183 More Sleeps - The Koestler Scotland Exhibition

183 More Sleeps

The Koestler Scotland Exhibition, Selected by artist Ruth Ewan
7 – 29 November, 2015
11:00 -18:00

183 More Sleeps is an exhibition of artwork from prisons, secure hospitals, secure children’s homes, immigration detention centres and community justice services in Scotland. Selected by artist Ruth Ewan from entries to the 2015 Koestler Awards – a charitable scheme which …


Noisy Nights

Red Note Ensemble
30 November 2015
20:00 - 22:00 (2 hours)

Noisy Nights are the place to hear emerging new musical ideas and voices. They’re a place to meet music-lovers, curious minds, musicians, composers and artists in an informal space and hear some of the best examples of brand new music …

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Liz Waterston, Edinburgh College Residency Artist 2015
28 November - 6th December 2015
11:00 - 18:00

The candy pink beat that permeates a number of Liz Waterston’s text based video works hypnotically pulse out fluoro lights reminiscent of the flickering neon that underpins midnight strolls through dark places: karaoke evenings where we all become our heroes …



Saturday 13th December - ∞
11:00 - 18:00

I.D.S.T **if destroyed still true A perpetual multi-screen video installation powered by the submissions of moving-image makers. I.D.S.T will serve as a platform for established and emerging practitioners working in the field of moving image to display their work. An …

The Thermos Museum, Summerhall

The Thermos Museum

The Thermos Museum was part of Summerhall’s Festival August 2015 visual arts programme. It is a comedic but also edifying experience; suitcases unfold to reveal numerous astonishing displays. However, the public are not free to reign: visitors are escorted around …

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Fringe 2016: Applications now open!

August 2016

Summerhall is now accepting applications from companies and artists for our curated programme for Fringe 2016. Summerhall occupies a central place in Edinburgh’s art scene. It has won over 50 awards in its five years as a festival venue and …


NEHH Presents….De Rosa (Album Launch) & Kid Canaveral

19:00 - 22:00

De Rosa are a band from Lanarkshire, Scotland. They are Martin John Henry (vocals, guitar), James Woodside (bass) and Neil Woodside (drums). They have released two studio albums – ‘Mend’ (2006) and ‘Prevention’ (2009) – on Glasgow’s acclaimed Chemikal Underground …


CinemaAttic: Spanish & Latin American Short Film Night

Cinemaattic Productions CIC
November 27, 2015
20:00 - 22:00 (2 Hours)

Spanish & Latin- American Short-film nights. A powerful curated selection of short films all with English subtitles with networking breaks for the enjoyment of both the Ibero-American community and the cinema lovers alike.

Whitney McVeigh, Summerhall

Language of Memory

Whitney McVeigh
COMING UP: 12 December 2015 - 9 March 2016
11:00 - 18:00

Language of Memory, a solo exhibition by Whitney McVeigh, centres on her short film ‘Birth’ Origins at the end of Life, recording six women’s experience of birth and existence, in the setting of St Christopher’s Hospice, London. The simple yet poignant film …

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Cro + Kow Photography – Courses & Classes

Cro + Kow Photography
December 2015 - February 2016

From December 2015, Cro + Kow Photography will be starting a series of photography workshops and courses at Edinburgh’s buzzing arts centre, Summerhall. COURSES AND CLASSES Introduction to Photography Mini-Course (9th and 13th December 2015 – 6-9pm, £95) Photography introductory …

In Parting Glass - Riccardo Buscarini and Richard Taylor, Summerhall

In Parting Glass

Riccardo Buscarini and Richard Taylor
COMING UP: 12 December 2015 - 9 March 2016
11:00 - 18:00

Choreographer Riccardo Buscarini and visual artist Richard Taylor work together for the first time, transforming the glass cabinets in Summerhall’s Laboratory Gallery into living archives to explore memory, intimacy and exposure. Paired by curator Holly Knox Yeoman, the duo use a …


NEHH Presents… Randolph’s Leap and Martha Ffion

Nothing Ever Happens Here
4th December 2015
19:00 - late

They write pop music for unpopular people and specialise in creating a joyous, brass-tinged folk-pop racket centred around the self-deprecating, humorous and heart-warming songwriting of Adam Ross. Support from Martha Ffion.


Rhythm Machine

Soulsville & NEHH
4 December, 2015
23:00 - 03:00 (4 hours)

Returning for its December duties, Soulsville & Nothing Ever Happens Here present Rhythm Machine, Summerhall’s first monthly club night. Inspired by the “Art Party” format of Andy Warhol’s Factory openings as well as the raw creative energy of CBGBs, the spiritual …

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Nothing Ever Happens Here: Son Lux

Nothing Ever Happens Here
22 October 2015
20:00 - 01:00

Please note, due to unforeseen circumstances the Box Office is temporarily unable to accept websales. We can still, however, take card and cash in person. We are looking into this and will keep you updated. All the best, Summerhall Box …


Barney’s Beer: Doors Open Day

Barney's Beer
5th, 12th and 19th December, 2015
12:00 - 18:00

See where Barney’s Beer is brewed; enjoy tastings, off-sales & merchandise. Pickerings Gin Distillery is also open, plus food is available at the Royal Dick Bar.


A Record | Judith Williams with Nigel Clark

Judith Williams
Tues 08 Dec 2015
19:30 - 21:15 (1 Hour 45 Mins (including intermission))

Scottish Jazz Artists: Singer Judith Williams and Guitarist Nigel Clark, host this winter evening’s jazz session to launch their first record together. Bringing the unique lady songstress qualities of Williams (shortlisted Best Scottish Jazz Vocalist 2013); together alongside Nigel Clark, …


Anywhere But The Cities Tour – The Film Unveiling

Dewar's with FOUND & Neu! Reekie!
10 December, 2015
19:30 - 20:30

Anywhere But The Cities Tour – The Film Unveiling Brought to you by Dewar’s with FOUND & Neu! Reekie! Tickets £1 – ONLY 50 TICKETS available Thursday 10th December 2015 Summerhall, Red Lecture Theatre 19:30 – 20:30 with Moon Hop …

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Midwinter Woodland Tales

Midwinter Woodland Tales

Trotting Fox Events
11th & 18th December 2015
19:30 - 22:30 (3 hours)

Hot mulled cider and an array of ferlies, follies and food await before you are lured in to become part of the next Midwinter Woodland Tale.

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Summerhall Christmas Market 2015

Summerhall Events
Sunday 13th December 2015
11:00-17:00 (6 hours )

Summerhall Events are delighted to invite you to Summerhall for its sell out annual Christmas Market. This year we will host EVEN MORE stalls than ever before to give you a huge range of gifts and treats for friends,family, and of course- you!


The Last Freakshow 2015

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company
16 October, 2015
18:00 - 19:00 (1 hour)

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company present The Last Freakshow 2015 Directed by Robert Gale and Garry Robson Text by Mike Kenny and The Company Music by Mat Fraser, Sally Clay and The Company A delightfully sticky pudding of fear, fun, …


M.U.F.F. sitcom World Premiere

13 December 2015

Come to the world premiere screening of the first two episodes of M.U.F.F. The indie sitcom created by Daniel Sloss, Tom Stade, Joe McTernan and Charlie Parker. And starring them plus a load of other great comedians… Who doesn’t love …

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Work in Progress

16th Dec 2015 & 19th Jan 2016
19:30 (approx 2 hours)

A night of comedy with a difference – headline comedians trying out their brand new material – off notes & off adrenaline!! So come expecting nerves, a bit of chaos and a lot of laughs… but don’t come expecting a …



Neu! Reekie!
Thurs 17 December 2015
18:00 - 23:30 (5.5 hours)

  Thursday 17th December 2015 at Central Hall, Tollcross, Edinburgh 18:00 – 23:00 Featuring: LIZ LOCHHEAD IRVINE WELSH WHITE HECTOR BIZERK WITH MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON We’re working with The Big Issue on this event – turning up …

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Soil, the Earth’s Tender Skin

CIFAL Scotland
3 September - 2nd October 2015
11:00 - 18:00

This month long exhibition presented by CIFAL Scotland celebrates and preserves the health and diversity of Scotland’s soils. The exhibition marks the UN International Year of Soils and provides a creative platform for showcasing Scotland’s engagement with the Earth’s tender …

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Christmas Juniper Festival

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Fri 18 & Sat 19 Dec 2015
Fri 18th 18:00 - 23:00 , Sat 19th 12:00 - 17:00 and 18:00 - 23:00 (5 hours each session)

What better way to celebrate the run up to Christmas than with a tipple or two at the Christmas Juniper Festival?

Romanian Cultural Days in Edinburgh 2016

The Demarco European Art Foundation’s Romanian Artists

Demarco European Art Foundation and Romanian Cultural Institute, London
10 - 31 October, 2015
11:00 - 18:00

The legendary curator Richard Demarco, who launched the Western careers of legions of extraordinary Eastern European artists, opens the vaults of his inestimable collection housed at Summerhall for a vivid initiation into modern Romanian visual culture. The showcase represents influential …

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Little Apocrypha
28 November 2015 - 6 January 2016
11:00 - 18:00

The second exhibition to inhabit the Little Apocrypha comes from Roos Dijkhuizen, Jamie Johnson, Struan Teague, Khee Siong Tian, Mariella Verkerk and Al White – a group of artists based in Glasgow, Inverness and Copenhagen. TERRA 1 is the group’s first stage of output, a collection of …

Diana Zwibach, Summerhall

Diana Zwibach

COMING UP: 6th December 2015 - 6th January 2016
08:30 - 17:00

Diana Zwibach’s works are filled with semi abstract figures presented in different situations. She identifies links with artists such as Francisco Goya and Picasso, and the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, with her creations similarly depicting passion, violent and political happenings, and the …


Braw Gigs & NEHH Presents….King Ayisoba and Ayuune Sule

20:00 - 23:00

King Ayisoba mixes kologo music from the Upper East Region of Ghana with the energy and flavor of the ‘Modern Ghanaian’ dance scene. He sings in Frafra, Twi and in English, jumping from his low, guttural growl to moments of …


NEHH & Braw Gigs Presents…Optimo Espacio

NEHH & Braw Gigs
22:00 - 03:00

The legendary DJ duo of Optimo will be taking over The Dissection Room space for a one off Optimo (Espacio) event. Renowned for their visionary and exploratory musical approach during DJ sets, as well as throwing some of the best …

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NEHH Presents…Julia Holter

20th February 2016
20:00 - late

Have You In My Wilderness, released on 25th September 2015, is the fourth full length album by Los Angeles artist Julia Holter and her most intimate album yet. Recorded in her hometown over the last year and once again crafted …

Antonio o' Connel's 'Virus', Summerhall


Antonio O’Connell
11:00 - 18:00

Antonio O’Connell is a Mexican installation artist and architect who creates extensions and intrusions into buildings using recycled materials and items from a building’s past. He is fascinated by the contrasting characteristics of architecture, exploring the dichotomy of function through …


A Lady’s Not A Gent’s

Curated by Julian Spalding and Glyn Thompson
5th August - 5th October

The Urinal is the first great feminist work of art, created by Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven in 1917 as a protest against America’s declaration of war on Germany. Long after she died, Duchamp appropriated it and robbed it of its meaning. …


NEHH Presents….Ulrich Schnauss & Support TBC

13 March 2016

German born electronic artist Ulrich Schnauss announces a run of UK and Ireland dates next spring. The live shows will coincide with the release of his fifth studio album (title TBC), which will come out early next year. At once …



ACTINIC Alternative Photography Festival
3rd - 21st July 2015

Alternative Photography Scotland, in partnership with Summerhall, are proud to present LUX SHIFTER – a new exhibition as part of the ACTINIC alternative photography festival. The ACTINIC Festival is a new series of exhibitions and events featuring Scottish and international …

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Locked In Edinburgh

Locked In Edinburgh

‘Locked In Edinburgh’ opens at Summerhall, making it the fifth escape game in the city – but this one is unique! It’s the only one themed and built around a real room. Discover for yourself the secrets hidden within the …



Harper Theatre Production
Wed 10 June- Fri 12 June 2015
19:30-21:15 (1 hour and 45 minutes)

Highlighting the struggles of depression in young people, Clouds follows the story of student Nick, whose symptoms are covered up by the tragic death of his younger sister.


SALSA for ICS Charity

Sara Wagner
25 May 2015
15:00-16:00 (1 hour)

Come along with your friends for a Latin afternoon and dance some salsa! All money raised from the tickets will be donated to Challenges Worldwide International Citizen Service (ICS), which brings young people together to fight poverty and make a …

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Andrew Carnie
4 April - 22 May, 2015
11:00 - 18:00

Andrew Carnie’s practice involves interaction with scientists, regarding themes based around neurology. He will exhibit two works; Slice, a slide-dissolve work that explores the body as a theatre of action, and Magic Forest, a dream-like journey through a sea of developing neurones.

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Mini Zoomers (0-3 years)

The Zoom Club
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
10:00-12:00 (2 hours, drop-in)

Drop in, pay on the day Zoom into action by exploring our drop-in sensory play space for ages 0-3. Promoting independence, imagination and creativity Mini Zoomers offers a safe and welcoming space to explore materials, try out new things and …

Mini Zoomers Messy Mondays

Messy Zoomers (1-5 years)

The Zoom Club
12:30 - 13:30 (1 hour)

Pack a change of clothes and get ready to get messy! Offering a different play material each week we splash, scrape, sprinkle, slide, squish, scatter and scoop to make, create and explore. Suitable for ages 1-5 years. For more info: …


The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

The Edinburgh Ceilidh Club
Every Tuesday at Summerhall
20.00 - 23.00 (3 hours)

Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.


The Zoom Club: Movers (5-7 years)

The Zoom Club
14:00-15:00 (1 hour)

Roll up your sleeves and join us on an adventure into the world of animation and storytelling through play! For further information or to make a booking, please contact us here. Like us on Facebook: The Zoom Club Follow us …

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The Zoom Club: Makers (8-12 years)

The Zoom Club
Fridays 4-6pm and Sundays 10-12 noon
(2 hours)

Delve deeper into animation, photography and film as you create your own digital arts projects and enjoy our innovative hands-on making activities! The Zoom Club Studio is Arts Award accredited and participants are invited to complete the Explorer and Discover level …

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Pattern Repeat

Julia Malle

In the work of UK-based sculptor and scientific glassblower Julia Malle, light and glass come together to form map-like structures that stand independently, removed from their original context, highlighting the material qualities of light against glass surfaces and surrounding space. …



Goodnight Press
Friday 14th November 2014
(Doors Open 19:30) 20:00 - 22:00 (2 hours)

A series of events that explore experimental writing and performance through stripped-back, often anarchic, performances.

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Instalodecoración: Transforming The Everyday

Olmo Blanco

Interview Room 11 Gallery and Summerhall have joined together to present an intervention by durational mark-maker Olmo Blanco. His drawings add to what is already there – walls, floors and common objects. Blanco does not mask but honours what has gone before, exploring transformation and the evolving …


THE FIRST MOVIE – Popup screening for Kurdistan, Mark Cousins/Aso Fotoohi with Q&A

Tue 02 Sept, 2014
19:00-21:30 (150 minutes )

In 2009 Mark Cousins went to N Iraq (Kurdistan) to make a magical film about children and imagination and storytelling. A film about life when the wartide is out. The screening is free, but the company would like to suggest donations of £10 for those who can afford it, or whatever you feel you can give.


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Sunday Assembly Edinburgh
Last Sunday of Every Month (not including August) 2015
11:30 - 12:30 (60 minutes)

Sing pop songs, hear great talks and poetry, and recharge with the Edinburgh branch of the Sunday Assembly, a godless congregation that’s part atheist church, part foot-stomping show and 100% celebration of life! Feel free to gather in the café both …

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The Zoom Club: Studio (12+ years)

The Zoom Club
Wednesdays 4-6pm & Sundays 1:30 - 3:30pm
(2 hours)

Explore your own creative digital arts projects, with support from experienced makers and creators in our thriving studio space for young people. Project themes include: Animation Photography Film-making Gaming The Zoom Club Studio is Arts Award accredited and participants are …

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The Glorious Return of Emperor Andrew

Andrew Gilbert
7 June - 11 July 2014
11.00 - 18.00

Emperor Andrew’s Imperial Palace is inspired by the 19th century ‘Colonial Exhibitions’ which toured Europe – presenting the ‘exotic and primitive’ indigenous people in a mock recreation of their natural environment.


12 Shoes for 12 Lovers

Sebastian Errazuriz
7 June - 11 July 2014
11:00 - 18:00

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has created 3-D printed shoes inspired by his former flames, with each shoe representing how he remembers its counterpart: either by a nickname, a personal attribute or sexual behaviour.



Michele Marcoux
7 June - 11 July 2014
11:00 - 18:00

Michele Marcoux explores ideas surrounding personal identity, specifically female identity as a form of haunting. Marcoux’s starting point is a dream she had in 1979.

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Georgia Rose Murray
7 June - 11 July 2014
11:00 - 18:00

Georgia Rose Murray creates narratives inspired by the painting process. Her surreal landscapes are informed by intuition; her gestures depict a desire to understand the role of the conscious and subconscious within our awareness of experience.


Fun just wants to have Girls

Sally Hackett
7 June - 11 July 2014
11:00 - 18:00

Sally Hackett creates contemporary ceramics documenting the social rituals and habitual acts associated with current youth generation. Taking on the role of an alien, Hackett adopts the task to represent today’s culture through artworks.


Invisible Empire

Company of Wolves
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014
19:30- 20:30 (55 mins)

Invisible Empire takes us on a journey from conformity and alienation to extreme acts of resistance. It is a live interrogation of our conflicting tendencies to conform and to rebel, and explores our astounding ability as human beings to justify …


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A Neu! Reekie! Event
Fri 28 Feb 2014
19.30- 22.30 (3 hours)

Brought to you by Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, February’s starring stack is sizzling: MOMUS – LUKE WRIGHT – PATIENCE AGBABI – THE BAND OF HOLY JOY


Circus Alba @ The Zoom Club (5-12 years)

Circus Alba
Every Tuesday (during term-time)
16:00 - 17:00 (1 hour)

Roll up, roll up and join Circus Alba who’ll help you jiggle and juggle whilst learn amazing circus skills. Develop proprioception, hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills in a fun and playful way! For further info please contact …


Moving Minds – Community Led Dialogue

8th October, 2013
10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00 (6 hours)

An attempt to dispel myths, promote dialogue and reflect on the impact prejudice can have on mental health and well being.

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FAILURE (& other opportunities for non-linear success)

Mary Pearson
Sat 07 Dec 2013
19.30-20.40 (70 mins)

A new solo performance bringing together visual absurdity with contemporary dance, comedy and social commentary. Fashion victim, aspiring pop diva, and chronic underachiever is consumed by delusional fantasies of commercial success.

Teresa Flavin

Hickory and Dickory Dock

Wee Stories
5 May, 2013

Once upon a time…that’s the way most good stories begin and this story starts that way too, which is just as well as it is a story all about time.

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Drink ‘n Draw at Summerhall

26th June, 3rd July & 10th July
19.00 (2 hours)

Always wanted to learn to draw but a longtime sufferer of beginner nerves? Bored of traditional drawing classes? Drink ‘n Draw at Summerhall aims to put the fun back into life drawing.


One Giant Leap

4 May, 2013 @ 7.30pm & 5 May, 2013 @ 4pm
See above

One Giant Leap is an impossible attempt to bring the whole universe into a theatre and into our understanding.

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Mardi Gras Edinburgh

Oi Musica & Return To The Hearth
10 February, 2013
16.00 (6 hours)

A riot of drums, brass, street bands, dressing up, authentic New Orleans cuisine revelry and dancing!

Featuring for one night only distinguished members of ORKESTRA DEL SOL & HORNDOG BRASS BAND and selected renegade horn players masquerading as the MARDI GRAS ALLSTARS.


Conflux presents PITCH

1 February, 2013
18.00 (2 hours 30 mins)

A quarterly event for artists, companies, producers, venues and anyone else interested in the physical performance community

This month’s PITCH works-in-progress/business event will be held at Summerhall, in Edinburgh

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Neu! Reekie! 29

1 March, 2013
7pm (03.15)

Brought to you by writers Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, Neu! Reekie! is a medley of spoken word, film, animation, performance and music – now seen to be Scotland’s best attended mixed-arts night and ‘a key piece of mother Caledonia’s cultural puzzle’.


Anatomy 4

8 March, 2013
20.00 (3 hours)

Edinburgh’s night of cutting edge art returns to Summerhall with another line-up of performance in all its wonderful and myriad forms. A contemporary take on the music hall variety show, ANATOMY is a platform for performance artists of all disciplines. …

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Puppet Animation Scotland - Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival
3 February, 2013
19.00 (2 hours 30 mins)

Join us to learn about the potential future of humans alongside robots…. meditate on the politics of growing older and in our lively and welcoming bar experience the intimacy of a one-to-one table top performance provided by solo artists from five different decades.

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Life Drawing Classes at Summerhall

Stephen Thorpe
Every Monday and Tuesday starting the 4th March, 2013
Mondays: 10 am - 12pm & 6pm - 8pm, Tuesdays: 6pm - 8pm (2 hours)

Multi-award winning artist Stephen Thorpe instructs a master class in life drawing from the intimate setting of his studio. The classes begin the first week of March 2013.

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Summerhall Yoga

Summerhall Yoga
Every Day: Timetable Available

  Here at Summerhall we have a yoga room up in the attic with sky lights, windows facing north east and west. An ideal setting for peaceful yoga practice, meditation and relaxation. Bearing all to the sounds of nature. A …

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Auricle Ensemble: The City

Auricle Ensemble
28 January, 2013
20.00 (2 hours)

The Auricle Ensemble performs live alongside a showing of seminal documentary ‘The City’. Produced for New York’s 1939 World Fair, it was written by Lewis Mumford who was greatly inspired by Scot, Sir Patrick Geddes. Aaron Copland’s accompanying score has …

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Edinburgh Women’s Aid Benefit Event

6 December
8pm till 10.30pm

Celebrating Edinburgh Women’s Aid achievements over the last 40 years. A unique one off gathering of artists, writers and performers including, Kate Fox satirical poet from Saturday Live BBC Radio 4, UrBanter: Anita Govan (Stirling Makar), Paul Mills(…)


Celebrate St Andrew’s Night with fine Whiskies: Hurricane Sandy Benefit

30th November
7.30pm till 10.30pm

Enjoy St Andrew’s Night, with some of the finest single malt whiskies, and live Bluegrass music! The informal whisky tasting event will take place at Summerhall – Edinburgh’s buzzing creative hub for the arts. Whisky tasting notes will be provided …


Santa’s Toy Making Workshop

8th and 9th December 2012
11am - 3pm

As part of the Noir! Christmas Fair, Summerhall together with Alchemy Arts presents two joyful afternoons of toy-making, singing, dancing, storytelling and face-painting for kids aged 2 to 12. Come and join us in Santa’s Grotto to make Christmas toys …

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Edinburgh-Unite Against Fascism: The Love Comedy Hate Racism gig

24 November
Door 7.30pm First act 8pm

This comedy packed evening will start with the BAFTA nominated rapper Northern Xposure who has performed with Dizzee Rascal and Amy Winehouse. Then Scottish Comedian of the Year runner up Rick Molland will MC a night of four rowdy comedians, …

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Edinburgh-Unite Against Fascism: Love MultiCulture Hate Racism Festival

24th November
3pm till 7pm

Edinburgh-Unite Against Fascism proudly presents the Love MultiCulture Hate Racism festival, celebrating our multi-cultural society with music, song and dance. The festival line-up just gets better and better. In the last week we have confirmed; Bollywood dancers, award winning singer …

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Bassment Carousel

1st December
8.30pm till 1.00am

On the first Saturday of every month Bassment Carousel offers an eclectic mix of new sounds from bands and guest DJs from around the country alongside diverse live art performances. Featuring the best live music and atmosphere in Edinburgh, Bassment Carousel brings a slice of festival fun to the darkening nights ahead.


Neu! Reekie! 27 (The End of Year Bash)

30th November
7pm till 10.15pm

Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson bring you the Neu! Reekie! end of year bash. Readers: GEORGE GUNN – – EMER MARTIN
Music: THE PASTELS – – TEENCANTEEN (with Eugene Kelly/The Vaselines). Team also includes: Spotlight Captain Gavin Fraser, Sound Stud Mike Lithgow and Digital Diva Carla Easton.


Catalan Film Festival: Bicycle, spoon, apple (2010) by Carles Bosch

30th November 2012

A very special night of cinema, hope and life with another documentary that will focus this time on popular leader for the people of Spain Pasqual Maragall -once former mayor of Barcelona and president of Catalunya- in his actual struggle to fight Alzheimer’s disease. ‘Bicycle’, ‘spoon’, …


Catalan Film Festival: Listening to judge Garzón (2011), by Isabel Coixet

29 November 2012

The celebrated Spanish Human Rights investigator Baltasar Garzón was convicted in February 2012 by Spanish supreme court for his enquiries over the systematic repression of Franco’s iron-fisted regime alongside his will to uncover the biggest corruption case in modern Spain …

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Anobii First Book Award

29 November

Do you remember the first time… …you read a book? …you wished a book would never end? …you cried at a book? Or the first time you wanted to write a story? First day at school. First time you got …


No Hate State – An anti-racism art making workshop

17th November

In line with our exhibition of Punk Politics Posters, which showcases a wide range of posters from 35 years of fighting racism with music, and together with Alchemy Arts, Summerhall presents an opportunity for youth to create vibrant melodic artwork …


Prologue at Summerhall: Artist and Curator Award

Prologue is a project that awards three emerging visual artists & one emerging curator based in Scotland a significant visual art exhibition to be realised at Summerhall, Edinburgh’s newest and biggest arts venue.Through an open application Prologue identifies, supports and …

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Amalgamate 2012

An exhibition of the work of Louise Gibson
11.00 till 18:00 (Opening 7pm 27 October, daily from 28th October -24th November )

Industrial resin in different combinations and formulas. Worked out in co-operation with chemical researchers, the work combines various nostalgic or manmade fabrics and materials, inventing their existence and revising their identity, creating organic and complex forms.


Puppet Animation Scotland and the Federation of Scottish Theatre Seminar,

19 November 2012 - 20 November 2012

We’re delighted to announce booking is open for Puppet Animation Scotland and the Federation of Scottish Theatre’s two day seminar, during which the choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker Liz Lerman, and delegates, will talk in depth about her Critical Review Process.

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A Hero Of The True West

Photographs of Johnny Cash by Jim Marshall
6 October - 24 November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Legendary photographer Jim Marshall met Johnny Cash in 1963 in New York and quickly became not only the ‘Man in Black’s favourite photographer (being allowed unprecedented access to Cash and his family both at work and at play) but also a close …

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Bob Dylan in the “Judas” years

Photographs by Barry Feinstein
6 October - 24 November, 2012
11.00 till 18:00

In 1965 Bob Dylan was a celebrated folk musician much loved by those who treasured the tradition of a music which was primarily acoustic in form. On May 17, 1966 in Manchester’s Free Trade Hall that tradition was challenged head-on by …

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Mama Baer Kommissar Hjuler & Violet Storm: Flux+(st/p) or (m/n)

6 October - 24 November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Kommissar Hjuler (a career policeman in his homeland) creates small boxes containing sculptures which star fictitious animals made of bread (Brotkatze or “bread cats”) which have adventures in a world of degradable materials such as toast, liquorice, long separated milk/strange liquids and …


Punk Politics Posters

35 years of fighting racism through music
6 October 2012 - 24 November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Rock Against Racism and the Anti-Nazi League were formed in 1977 and 1978 to combat the rise of Nazi parties in Britain and their subsequent attempt to hijack popular music for their own ends. ANL and RAR created fun campaigns with …


OU OU OU: Henri Chopin and Revue OU

6 October - 24 November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Henri Chopin was a French avant garde musician, concrete / visual and sound poet, critic and publisher of the Revue OU – one of the most influential music publications of the 21st century. Born in Paris in 1922 but deported to …

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A Little Harmonic Labyrinth

A video installation by Harry Whalley
6 October - 1st November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

“A violin duet, created out of re-combining short video fragments of a single musician. All possible pathways though a harmonic maze were also composed. A computer generates the shape/pathway through the variants. The result is a movement of music, with complete internal consistency but never …


Skin Music: A music installation by Lauren Sarah Hayes

5 November - 24 November 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Music can touch us by arousing the emotions or triggering a memory. Skin Music is a new work that explores how music also touches us physically, through vibrations in the air, which our ears perceive as sound, but which are felt, often unconsciously, by the entire body.

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Collective Dreaming

Jonathan Freemantle and Frode Bolhuis
10 October - 16th October 2012
11.00 till 18:00

Bolhuis and Freemantle studied together in London in the 1990s and have remained close friends ever since. This is the first time they have exhibited together. Bolhuis is an Amsterdam based sculptor who’s work has already gained prominence in Holland …


Demarco European Art Foundation – Exhibition Series

3 August - 24 November 2012
11:00: 18:00

The arrival of the Richard Demarco European Foundation archive at Summerhall will be celebrated by an exhibition of works, photographs and documents from the preeminent history of the Richard Demarco Gallery and Demarco’s close and influential relationship with the Edinburgh …


Pain Thing

Robert Kuśmirowski
3 August - 24 November 2012

Pain Thing is a powerful yet playful installation relating directly to the existing fabric of the former veterinary hospital at Summerhall. Witness an unsuccessful experiment, as it starts to live its own life.

Art & Language

Art & Language Exhibition

Art & Language
3 August - 24 November, 2012 by appointment only please contact

Art & Language was the foremost conceptual art grouping of the 60s and the 70s. Formed at Coventry School of Art in 1968, the group took on an international flavour with Joseph Kosuth, James Collins and other American conceptual artists …


The Secret Exhibition

3 August-24 November, 2012
By appointment only please email

During the Festival, Summerhall will be staging an exhibition of works by a well known British contemporary artist. That exhibition will be hidden in the building in a locked room – only those people who purchase five separate tickets for …


7x7th Street

Jean Pierre Muller
3 August - 24 November, 2012
11.00 (All day )

Belgian neo-pop artist, Jean Pierre Muller’s new show “Seven x 7th Street” opens at Summerhall. Legendary musicians Robert Wyatt, Terry Riley, Nile Rodgers, Archie Shepp, Sean O’Hagan, Mulatu Astatke and Kassin join with Muller to create a stunning visual and audio mix



26 October 2012
19:00 (22:15)

Neu! Reekie! is a mighty mixed medley of avant-garde animation, spoken word and music. After nearly two years tingling toes and ruffling feather Neu! Reekie! are now seen to be a key piece of Scotland’s cultural puzzle. Brought to you …

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Bassment Carousel-Halloween Party

3 November 2012 and first Saturday of every month thereafter
20:30- 01:00

Bassment Carousel- a new monthly eclectic club night launches with a Halloween special double bill in Summerhall’s amazing ‘Dissection Room’ on Saturday 3rd November, featuring hell bound Chicago blues ten piece, The Black Diamond Express (Celtic Connections Danny Kyle 2012 …


William McGonagall Exhibition

Charles Nasmyth
30th September - 14th October

To mark the 110th anniversary of William McGonagall, ‘The World’s Worst Poet’, an exhibition of the original artwork from Charles Nasmyth’s acclaimed book ‘The Comic Legend of William McGonagall’ . The Comic Legend of William McGonagall is a very personal …


McGonagall Supper

Saturday 29th September, 2012
7pm (All evening)

A celebration of the 110th anniversary of the death in Edinburgh of the world’s worst poet, William McGonagall. A night of fun frivolity,  recitations, singing and an exhibition of the original artwork from Charles Naysmyth’s book ‘The Comic Legend of William …


Neu! Reekie!

Friday 28th September, 2012
7.00pm (4 hours )

Neu! Reekie!’s avant-garde noise making is to relocate to the stunning home of Summerhall (host to Neu! Reekie! Records and oor mysterious Headquarters). Brought to you by Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson, Neu! Reekie! is your monthly meeting of avant-garde …


Anatomy #2

Friday 28th September, 2012
7.30pm (3.5 hours)

Further to the sell-out success of ANATOMY #1, Edinburgh’s new night of cutting edge performance returns to Summerhall with another line-up of performance in all its wonderful and myriad forms. Live film soundtrack, nauseous puppetry, tender dance, dystopian crooning, barnacled …

Festival Club - 22 August

Summerhall Festival Club – FREE

22 August, 2012
22.00 (5 hours)

Festival Club is hosting late night international music and theatre for three nights in a row this week; 21, 22 & 23 August. All free events, all non-ticketed. Wednesday 22 August WOVOKA A soulful ensemble that pays tribute to the …

Festival Club - 21 August

Summerhall Festival Club – FREE

21 August, 2012
22.00 (5 hours)

Festival Club is hosting late night international music and theatre for three nights in a row this week; 21, 22 & 23 August. All free events, all non-ticketed. Tuesday 21 August ALTE ZAHEN Alte Zahen is a new project from …

David Michalek Talk at The Stills Gallery

rare opportunity to get an in depth perspective on the entire making of the multi-faceted visual work Figure Studies by celebrated American artist David Michalek.

Borcher Lonholdt

Borcher Runway Show

19 August, 2012
20.00 (5 hours (including after- show party))

Imagined as a dark fairy tale, this dramatic runway show by celebrated young Danish fashion brand, Borcher will showcase the most striking pieces from their recent collections. Christina Borcher is a young designer based in Denmark.  Her creative process is …

Fresh cuts

Fresh Cuts 2012 Runway Show

19 August, 2012
15.00 (2 hours)

Edinburgh International Fashion Festival is proud to present  ‘Fresh Cuts’, our selection of the nine most exciting fashion graduates from Edinburgh’s Heriot Watt University and the Edinburgh College of Art. Presented together, this show celebrates the freshest new talent from …

Cher Potter

Cher Potter Talk

19 August, 2012
13.30 (1 hour )

Cher Potter is a design and fashion forecaster leading Creative Direction at WGSN where she analyses changing tendencies in arts, design, architecture and new media in relation to fashion. She is a Research Fellow at the V&A museum on Design …

Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark (United Visual Artists)

19 August, 2012
12.00 (1 hour )

UVA’s work has been exhibited at institutions including the V&A, the Royal Academy of Art, the South Bank Centre, the Wellcome Collection, Opera North Leeds, Durham Cathedral and The British Library. Their artworks have also toured internationally to cities including …

Pam Hogg by Jamie Morgan

Pam Hogg Runway Show

18 August, 2012
20.00 (5 hours)

Scottish born Pam Hogg is fashion royalty, an iconoclast and ‘one of the most original, inventive, creative designers in Britain’. Her thrilling collections over the years have gained plaudits and awards, each collection eagerly awaited. Hogg has moved freely between the …


Fash/On Film (British Fashion Council)

18 August, 2012
15.00 (1 hour )

A screening and panel discussion organised by the British Fashion Council Fash/On Film panel, with guest speakers: Alyn Horton  Marketing Director, TEST and TEST Presents Kathryn Ferguson Film Maker and Curator of the BFI’s Birds Eye View Film Festival’s ‘Fashion Loves …

Jackie McGlone

Panel Talk: The Fragility of Ideas

Jackie McGlone with Aimee McWilliams, Zoe Bedeaux, Porky Hefer, Sissel Tolaas and Katie Nicoll
18 August, 2012

This panel discussion, moderated by highly respected Scottish journalist Jackie McGlone, will look at the genesis of the creative idea and ask the question; how can we protect the best ideas, manifest them and communicate them to the audience? With …

Aimee McWilliams

Aimee Williams Runway Show

17 August, 2012
21.00 (4 hours (includes after-show party))

For the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, luxury designer, consultant and creative director Aimee McWilliams presents a diverse archive showcase that embodies the multiple facets of her past work, from designs for couture houses in Paris to one-off pieces commissioned by private …

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Amanda Harlech Talk

17 August, 2012
18.00 (1 hour )

“The dust of a Spanish street in a stray breeze, spiraling like a flamenco dancer in the wavering midday heat, the sound of the bullfight on a black and white TV high on a shelf in a dark shuttered bar …

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Hamilton & Inches

17 August, 2012
12.00 (1 hour )

Join some of Hamilton & Inches’ award-winning team of silversmiths and become familiar with the finer details of the art.  Show them how it’s done – all will be revealed at the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, 2012. Hamilton & Inches, Scotland’s leading …


Bebaroque Runway Show

DJ: Hobbes
16 August, 2012
20.00 (2 hours)

Espousing a broad music policy that’s simply ‘future-retro’, Hobbes knows exactly how to rock the party and always recognises a good groove when he hears one, no matter what musical pigeon-hole people are stuffing it into this week. Promoter of …


Sissel Tolaas Talk

16 August, 2012
15.00 (1 hour )

Sissel Tolaas was born and raised between Norway and Iceland and has degrees from Scandinavia, Poland and Russia in sciences, chemistry and fine arts; Tolaas is a leading expert on everything related to scents, odours, and smells. She is a …


Endless_Lessend No.01

16 August 2012 - 27 September
11.00 (all day)

Witness a fascinating collaboration between celebrated fashion designer, Kostas Murkudis and leading expert smell researcher/artist, Sissel Tolaas. ‘The Endless Dress  – The Endless Smell’ A collaborative artwork commissioned specifically for the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, this exhibition is the result …

Gupo Pei

Fashion Revolution China

curated by Athony Bednall
1 August 2012 - 31 August 2012
11.00 (all day)

This stunning exhibition of garments, images and objects examines the changes in Chinese Fashion during three distinct periods of the 20th Century.  Many of the exhibits were archived by the curator over a ten year period when he lived and …

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Bucket of Tongues

Neu! Reekie!
17 August, 2012
20.00 (120 mins)

Neu! Reekie! host a one-off, no holds barred, literary shoot out between Irvine Welsh’s Team Chicago and Kevin Williamson’s Team Alba. Featuring Irvine Welsh, Kevin Williamson, Alan Bissett, Jenni Fagan, Gordon Legge, Bill Hillman, Enid Maldonado, Brian Murphy and John …



Balkanarama Productions
10 & 24, August, 2012
22.00 (til late)

Balkanarama gives its audience an opportunity to properly indulge in the tastes and sounds of the Balkans: dance, jump, sing, cry, scream, laugh, drink, sigh – party proper Balkin style! All accompanied by exquisite Gypsy dancing, live visuals and home-made …



Special Guest Hosts: CLAUDE AND MAUD
14, August 2012
22.00 (til late)

Obscene inverts! Sexless termites! Hermaphroditic spinsters! Some of the things they’ve been called while touring the world with their timeless lavender cabaret (read: grubby lesbo freakshow).

You lucky Fringe goers can bask in the squalid sapphistry of your filthy hosts, Claude and Maud, presiding over a cabaret of the weird and the wonderful, all for free, ‘til the wee small hours in Summerhall’s incredible Dissection Room

Temper Temper

Summerhall Festival Club – FREE

A night of spoken word and musical marvels!
9 August, 2012
22.00 (til late)

As part of their 2012 Minifest, Inky Fingers brings a showcase of the best in UK spoken word to the Festival Club. With top poets and performers alongside fantastic musical acts, it’s a night of words and wonders.

Molly and Me

Summerhall Festival Club – Free

A night of spoken word and musical marvels!
8 August, 2012
22.00 (til late)

As part of their 2012 Minifest, Inky Fingers brings a showcase of the best in UK spoken word to the Festival Club. With top poets and performers alongside fantastic musical acts, it’s a night of words and wonders.


The Making of Figure Studies: An illustrated talk by David Michalek

4 August, 2012
13.00 (1 hour )

Celebrated American artist David Michalek pairs his exhibtion ‘Figure Studies’ with a special and very comprehensive discussion about the genesis of the concept, the research and development of the methodology, the casting process and production of the work which pays homage to the cinematic …