October 20, 2016

Aidan O’Rourke – Scottish Fiddle

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
11:00 - 12:30 (1 Hour & 30 Mins)

Scottish fiddle repertoire and technique with Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke. For Intermediate to advanced players.

October 20, 2016

Martha Thomson – Beginners Fiddle

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
14:00 - 15:30

Young Shetland Traditional Fiddler Of the Year winner Martha Thomson will teach simple tunes at a slow pace, ideal for those how have recently taken up the fiddle or who play violin already and want to learn some traditional music.



Africa Together
22 & 23rd October 2016
10am on the 22nd until 01:00 on the 23rd

A vibrant, exuberant celebration of African Arts and Culture, and the unique input black performers have made to the artistic and cultural landscape of Scotland.


Reflections of A Constant Monk

The Elements World Theatre
12 - 14 October 2016
19:30 (1 Hour)

With music and poetry from the heart, the performance brings to life the adventures of a modern day Monk facing various familiar disturbances in the stream of life: being overweight, feeling lost, meeting a bully and not knowing what to do.


Mediterraneo: On The Road – with The Badwills, Brass Gumbo and Wayward Jane

Mediterraneo / Nothing Ever Happens Here
22nd October 2016
20:30 - 01:00 (music from 21:30)

Mediterraneo and Nothing Ever Happens Here present another wild edition of Edinburgh’s very own world music concert series. This special autumn edition goes ‘on the road’, will be fueled by the tunes of America and Italy – New Orleans jazz, bluegrass, americana, pizzica, and tarantella, all live, and in the legendary dissection hall at Summerhall.


Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
10 October – 30 October, 2016
11:00 - 18:00

Featuring work by over 100 artists with experience of mental health issues, this diverse collection of multimedia artworks aims to get us talking about mental health, raise awareness and challenge preconceptions.


The Clinic

Nadege Druzkowski, Jenny Lewis, Philippe Murphy, Alys Owen, Beth Shapero
COMING UP: 10 October - 30 October 2016
11:00 - 18:00

This show is a multi-sensory and interactive exhibition exploring pseudo-sciences and the diverse ideas that surround them. It functions as a dynamic space that engages participants in situations and immersive environments, prompting reflections into the idiosyncrasies of alternative therapies. The …


Harpeth Rising

Edinburgh Folk Club
26th October 2016
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.

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Festival of Ian Smith: A Celebration of Death

Summerhall / Mischief La-Bas
28th October 2016 - 23rd December 2016

An eclectic mix of art, music, performance and installation – all investigating, challenging, confronting or celebrating death. The festival investigates why we often find it difficult to talk about death in our society, and how art and artists can help.


Bright Colours Only

Pauline Goldsmith
28th & 29th October 2016
19:30 on the 28th & 20:15 on the 29th

You are cordially invited to Bright Colours Only – the legendary Irish funeral wake that toured from Belfast to Brazil in a hearse! Award winning actress Pauline Goldsmith resurrects her hilarious and heartfelt journey to the edge of oblivion.


Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Edinburgh Short Film Festival
28th - 30th October & 4th - 6th November 2016
19:30 (2 Hours)

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Edinburgh’s accessible, friendly and eclectic short film festival,is now in its 6th year! Dedicated and passionate about short film, we’ve brought some of the best contemporary Scottish, UK and international short film to the Scottish capital since 2011.



29th October 2016
13:00 - 20:00 (20 mins)

F.M.I.N. welcome you to an autobiographical one-on-one performance that celebrates the profound emotional impact two women have had on Amy’s life.


Ofrenda: Shrine Making Workshop

29th October 2016
11:30 - 13:30

Sign up to build your very own ofrenda/offering shrine. Ofrendas are decorative altars adorned with personal images, sugared skulls, favourite foods and colourful trinkets.

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Victoria Melody – Ugly Chief

Victoria Melody
29th October 2016
14:00 & 19:00

To make this show Victoria trained to be a funeral director. Using those experiences and extensive research Ugly Chief looks at the British funeral industry and how we deal with death in modern society.

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Colin Gray: It Takes a Village

Colin Gray
28 October 2016 - 27 November 2016
11:00 - 18:00

There is an old African proverb – ‘It takes a village to raise a child – meaning, children need the input and support of their whole community to grow into well-rounded adults. But doesn’t it also ‘take a village’ to support someone who is dying?


Work in Progress

27 September 2016
19:30 (2 Hours)

A night of comedy with a difference – headline comedians trying out their brand new material – off notes & off adrenaline!!


Andrew Tibbles – Immortal

Andrew Tibbles
29th & 30th October 2016
12:00 - 20:00 (25 mins)

Whatever your individual beliefs about death, in any scenario you will eventually be unable to express yourself.


The Golden Hour presents … BONE DIGGER

The Golden Hour presents
30th October 2016
18:00 - late

The Golden Hour presents … BONE DIGGER in which we give ourselves a fright along with some delight – we’re building a Poetic Haunted House!


Drawings By

Aleksandra Zawada
5 November - 27 November 2016
10:00 - 17:00

The exhibition presents a selection of works on paper by Aleksandra Zawada since 2014 to date. Hand scribed with modest means on paper, drawn from the interconnection of thoughts, forms, transcripts and codes from the world around and inner of …


SCDA National Script Library

Scottish Community Drama Association

The library contains over 25,000 one-act and full-length play scripts – Classic Theatre, Modern Drama, Pantomime, Musicals, Youth Theatre, Out-of-Prints and Unpublished work -all available for loan to SCDA members and to Friends Of The Library.


Artiscience Library


ASCUS is delighted to offer access to the Artiscience Library at Summerhall. This library contains around 25,000 books on art and science.


Edinburgh Folk Club

Every Wednesday
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Edinburgh Folk Club is an organisation which exists to foster an interest in the wide international world of folk and related musics.

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Ian Smith
28th October - 27th November 2016
11:00 - 18:00

A re-working of Ian Smith’s Good Grief installation originally made for the National Review of Live Art with tributes made by Angie Dight. You are invited to leave your own tributes to loved ones past.

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Graeme Wilcox

Graeme Wilcox
28th October - 27th November 2016
11:00 - 18:00

Graeme Wilcox is a painter based in Glasgow. His paintings depict people and scenes both real and imagined, attempting to give some sense of the strangeness of everyday life and those around us.


Death Café

Barbara Chalmers, Final Fling
30th October 2016
14:00 - 16:00

A Death Café is a friendly gathering, a chat about life and death over a cuppa. We talk about how views of death affect how we live our lives, and how experiences of life impact on attitudes to death.



Edinburgh Folk Club
2nd November 2016
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Winter Wilson have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead (“Songs for local heroes”, as one punter said).


NEHH presents… Xylouris White + Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd November 2016
20:00 - 23:00

Master of Cretan lute, George Xylouris, and Jim White, a most innovative and charismatic drummer, come together in an astounding globe-spanning duo.


Bring In The Spirit

Edinburgh Folk Club
9th November 2016
20:00 - 22:00 (doors 19:30)

Bring In The Spirit combines the incomparable, sophisticated vocals of Rod Paterson and Kirsten Easdale with the sublime, sensitive accordion playing of Gregor Lowrey.


Shakespeare, His Wife And The Dog

Bated Breath
9th -12th November 2016
19:45 - 20:50

April 1616 – Shakespeare has returned to Stratford a rich and famous man but all’s not well. Why is he so unhappy? Why can’t he sleep? Why is his wife furious with him? Who is Will waiting for and why can’t Anne find the dog?


Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh

Edinburgh Folk Club
12th November 2016
20:00 - 22:00 (doors 19:30)

The virtuoso partnership of England’s premier flatpicking guitarist and “the greatest Celtic harper of our age” (LIVE IRELAND) has by now brought its unique musical vision to twenty-two countries on five continents.

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Context is Half the Work. A Partial History of the APG

Artists include Ian Breakwell, Roger Coward, Garth Evans, David Hall, John Latham, George Levantis and Barbara Steveni and others.
3 August - 30 October 2016
11:00 - 18:00

Curated by Naomi Hennig and Ulrike Jordan in dialogue with Barbara Steveni. Artists include Ian Breakwell, Roger Coward, Garth Evans, David Hall, John Latham, George Levantis and Barbara Steveni and others. The Artist Placement Group (APG) was founded in the …


Ross Fraser McLean – CEIBA – Casa de Todos los Muertos

Ross Fraser McLean
28th October 2016 - 23rd December 2016
11:00 - 18:00

Two years in the making, CEIBA – Casa de Todos los Muertos is the result of photographer- artist Ross Fraser McLean’s research trips into Mexican culture, specifically exploring Mexico’s relationship with death and dying.

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Clive Gregson

Edinburgh Folk Club
16th November 2016
20:00 - 22:00 (doors 19:30)

Born and raised in Manchester, England, Clive is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer.

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Ian Smith’s Studio

Ian Smith
28th October - 27th November 2016
11:00 - 18:00

This replica of Ian’s studio in Glasgow demonstrates the cross references and influences within his work as well as his belief that anything can be art.

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In Memoriam: A Group Show

Emma Hermann Smith Abigail Mclellan, Jean Hendry, Graeme Gilmour, Roger Ely
28th October - 27th November 2016
11:00 - 18:00

Featuring multi-disciplinary works by friends and loved ones recently passed.



MESH Collective
5 November - 25 November 2016
11:00 - 18:00

MESH is a group of emerging artists from diverse backgrounds who studied together on the Combined Studies (Art and Design) BA Degree at Edinburgh College of Art. The group was formed in 2011 to provide peer support, networking, and opportunities …


NEHH Presents… Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) + Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here
16th November 2016
20:00 - 23:00

Lee Ranaldo will hit the road to Europe one more time this year with a clutch of brand new songs from his just completed new album Electric Trim produced by Lee and Spanish multi-instrumentalists Raul ‘Refree’ Fernandez and to be released in the next months.


Things to Come

Radosław Liweń
5 November - 27 November 2016
11:00 - 18:00

Radoslaw Liweń’s latest exhibition features all new paintings created in 2016 for “Things to Come” at Summerhall. These new works feature Liweń’s trademark style and imagery: everyday objects and figures set against clear blue skies. The clarity and minimalism of …



Alexander Mackensie
3rd December 2016 - 3rd January 2017
11:00 - 18:00 (Tues-Sun)

This exhibition is a celebration of that which is just beyond the view of what is seen. It is that emergent presence that sometimes take the form of a still life and sometimes a landscape – an alchemy of colour into form and then gone again.


Ideas of Beauty

Edinburgh’s Democratic Camera Club
7 December - 17 December 2016
11:00 - 18:00

‘Ideas of Beauty’ is an exhibition organised by Edinburgh’s Democratic Camera Club. Beauty is a difficult word for many artists. It is associated with cliché, with the ‘chocolate box’ image. The notion of what is beautiful changes with time, and between …


Fiddle 2016 – Scots Fiddle Festival

Scots Fiddle Festival
Friday 18 - Sunday 20 November 2016
Events throughout the weekend from Friday evening until Sunday evening

Fiddle 2016 – Scotland’s largest fiddle festival is celebrating its 20th year – and features over 40 musicians and 50 events in one weekend! At Summerhall, dance the evening away on Friday with the Pentlands Ceilidh Band or Saturday with …


Mairi Campbell

Edinburgh Folk Club
23rd November 2016
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Mairi Campbell is an influential and pioneering figure in Scottish music. Her music has a rooted and powerful quality and her musical interests are wide-ranging: from playing Scottish dance music to pushing the boundaries of the traditional music scene with …


Ross Couper and Tom Oakes – Album Launch Concert (Winter Trad 2016)

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes
2nd December 2016
19:30 - 10:30

This very special concert marks not only the opening Ross and Tom’s mini festival and teaching weekend ‘Winter Trad’ but also the long awaited launch of their debut album which has been a mere 9 years in the waiting!

October 13, 2016

Summerhall Christmas Market 2016

11th December 2016

Summerhall is delighted to announce our annual Christmas Market – This year we are excited to announce a FOURTH room will host more stalls to ensure you are not short for choice.


Anatominis #3: My First Warp Drive (0-5 years)

11th December 2016
11:00 - 12:00

ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret that crosses mediums and disciplines with a cheeky and playful attitude. ANATOMINIs is their programme of live art for the under 5s, presented in a comforting and welcoming environment.


NEHH & The Gentle Invasion present… Modern Studies & Woodpigeon + Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here / The Gentle Invasion
24th November 2016
20:00 - 23:00

Modern Studies are a chamber pop band from Glasgow-via-Yorkshire. Their quietly experimental landscape songs are played on analogue synths, cello, double bass, drums, guitars, a wine-glass orchestra and, at the creaking centre of things, a Victorian pedal harmonium.


Archie Fisher

Edinburgh Folk Club
30th November 2016
20:00 (19:30)

Beloved worldwide as one of the finest traditional singers of all time, MBE Archie Fisher is recognized as Scotland’s foremost folk troubadour with a career spanning over four decades.

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Recitals for Wrigglers

Thursdays: 27th October, 24th November & 22nd December
10:30 - 11:00 (30mins)

‘Recitals for Wrigglers’ are concerts especially tailored for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist.

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A group exhibition devised by Su Grierson featuring video artists, performers and composers
15 May – 5 June
11:00– 17:00

The multi-artform exhibition Underground includes performance to camera, responses to specific locations both rural and urban, sound,  and text, and are presented variously as  installation, single monitor works  and  screen projections. The works have been brought together by visual artist Su Grierson …

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Deeper Underground: multi-artform collaboration

A discussion event about the art of collaboration.
21st May 2016

As an accompaniment to Underground – an exhibition of artists’ video work currently showing in Summerhall’s Basement Galleries – Magnetic North is hosting a discussion event about the art of collaboration. Is there such a thing as true collaboration, or will …

Mini Zoomers

Mini Zoomers (0-3 years)

The Zoom Club
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays ((except July 25th - August 12th incl)
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.

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Menagerie of Microbes

Heather Barnett, Anna Dumitriu, ecoLogicStudio, Patrick Hickey, Simon Park, Sarah Roberts and the ASCUS Lab
11:00 - 18:00

As we go about our daily business we are surrounded by vast colonies of microorganisms, thriving communities existing largely out of sight. They may be small, yet in terms of impact and numbers, they represent the predominate form of life …



Lauren Law & Siobhain Ma
8th April - 6th May 2016
11:00 - 18:00

An immersive collaboration between set designer, Lauren Law and sound artist, Siobhain Ma. Visual and sonic elements are combined to create a sensory dreaming room.

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Imaging Faith

Isabel Rocamora
26 May - 13 July 2016
11:00-18:00 (closed Mondays)

Isabel Rocamora’s Imaging Faith centres on Faith, a film triptych which intimately observes the act of worship of the three monotheistic religions in Jerusalem. Set in the wilderness of the Holy Land – the historically significant landscapes of the Judean …


Coup de Théâtre

10th December 2016 - 8th January 2017
11:00 - 18:00 (Tues-Sun)

Coup de Théâtre – a group exhibition of contemporary sculpture. It investigates notions of the unexpected, the sudden and the unpredictable translated through visual, immersive and sensory experiences.


ESAF For the Love of Science

Edinburgh Student Arts Festival
14 February 2016
11:00 - 01:00

ESAF is collaborating with ASCUS, a network of artists and scientists committed to the practice of collaboration, to throw a ‘love’ themed day of talks, workshops, performance, speed dating, a stall market, and a party into the night for this Valentine’s Day at Summerhall.


Paradigm Electronic Arts

5th March - 12th March 2016
11:00 - 18:00

Featured for Visit Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Paradigm is a disruptive exhibition of Electronic Arts centring around technology and interactivity. For one week only the basement of Summerhall will be transformed into an interactive playground of visual …


Braw Gigs & NEHH Presents… King Ayisoba and Ayuune Sule

22nd January 2016
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 will be joined by by fellow legendary Ghanaian kologo player, Ayuune Sule, as well as Zea (aka. Arnold de Boer) who is also the vocalist/guitarist of world fusion inspired punk legends, The Ex from Amsterdam.


Lau-Land & NEHH Present… Lau Afterparty feat. Rozi Plain & Lost Map DJ’s

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
22:30 - 03:00

Lau are delighted to announce that Rozi Plain will be headlining our late evening at Summerhall. Rozi (BBC 6 Music favourite, bassist with This is the Kit) has spent an incredible year promoting her latest Lost Map Records release ‘Friend’ and her subsequent live/remix album ‘Friend Of A Friend’ to which Lau’s Aidan O’Rourke contributed a track. We’ll have a stripped-back set from Rozi and Rachel Dadd then dancing into the night with tunes and visuals from Lost Map DJs, plus a couple of Lau-style surprises….


Amy Geddes – Scottish Tunes Repertoire Workshop

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
14:00 - 15:30

What gives a tune its Scottish accent?  Try playing a few short tunes to explore the rhythmical & melodic structures behind that unique Scottish sound. Workshops  will culminate free ensemble session in Main Hall 4-5 pm


Gina Rae – Harmony Singing Workshop

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December 2016
14:00 - 15:30

Edinburgh legend Gina Rae (of The Bevy Sisters) leads a group harmony singing workshop, nothing matches the euphoria of singing in harmony with other humans.


Summerhall Singers Winter Concert

Summerhall Singers
7th December 2016
19:30 - 20:30

Join the Summerhall Singers community choir for their annual Winter Concert. Expect an eclectic mix of songs, a live band, mulled wine, minced pies and some Christmas Carols thrown into the mix.


Ensemble Session with Tom Bancroft

Lau-Land / Nothing Ever Happens Here
3rd December
16:00 - 17:00

Tom Bancroft leads ensemble session for all workshop participants, experience group playing with one of Scotland’s most remarkable musicians and bandleaders.


Real Time

Edinburgh Folk Club
7th December 2016
20:00 (doors 19:30)

Real Time ‘srepertoire includes not only many songs and tunes from both sides of the border but also contemporary and self-penned material, and to date they have released several albums to wide critical acclaim.


Karmic Intensive (2 days)

Vortex Healing
11th December 2016

VortexHealing offers two distinct paths: a path for learning to do deep healings on the body and psyche, and an awakening path.


Alastair McDonald

Edinburgh Folk Club
14th December 2016
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

Alastair McDonald’s programme is selected from a vast repertoire of traditional, contemporary & original material.


Wendy Weatherby & Friends

Edinburgh Folk Club
21st December 2016
20:00 (Doors 19:30)

endy’s wide musical interests have led her to sing and play at folk and jazz events worldwide. She has composed music for theatre and film and has vast recording experience.

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Summerhall Hogmanay: Motown Soul Explosion

The Soul Foundation
31 December 2015
21:00 - 03:00

*****SOULD OUT!*****
After a sell out Hogmanay event to see in 2015, Summerhall is Reaching Out, and Will Be There for another retro, glitter filled night seeing in 2016 – a night to remember, jam-packed full of all things Soul, Stax & Motown, with a sprinkling of Disco thrown in for good measure.



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 …

Girl Band

NEHH Presents… Girl Band

Nothing Ever Happens Here
26th January 2017
20:00 - 23:00

Girl Band are a four piece noise rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Their live show is known for being loud, intense and energetic.

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 …


Summerhall Distillery Tour

Pickering's Gin

Pickering’s Gin host guided tours and tastings by appointment Monday – Sunday. JOIN US FOR A GIN JOLLY!

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LockedIn Edinburgh

LockedIn 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 …


Shoe Swing – Lindy Hop classes

Every Wednesday
Foundations class 7pm, Improvers class 8pm, social dancing 9-11pm

Have you always wanted to learn to dance like it’s 1939?

Edinbop is a non-profit swing dancing organisation which offers classes, workshops and social dancing opportunities in Edinburgh.


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.


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. …



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 …

Circus Alba

Circus Tots with Circus Alba (2 – 5 years)

Circus Alba
Every Thursday (term-time)
14:00 - 14:45 (45 minutes)

Fun, lively sessions for 2–5 year olds, and their parents, where children can play and learn through circus. A typical session may involve balancing hacky sacks on mum or dad, throwing and catching brightly coloured balls, and turning rollypolies round …



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.

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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.


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.

Olmo Blanco, Summerhall

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 …


Sunday Assembly Edinburgh

Sunday Assembly Edinburgh
Sunday 04 December 2016
11:15 - 12:30 (60 minutes)

Sunday Assembly is hosted at Summerhall in the unique Anatomy Lecture Theatre on the first Sunday of the month. Doors open 11:15am Feel free to gather in the café both before and after for a chat and a catch up!  The …

Circus Alba

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 suzy@circusalba.co.uk …

Andrew Gilbert - The Glorious Return of Emperor Andrew

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

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The Zoom Club: Studio (12+ years)

The Zoom Club
Wednesdays 4-6pm & Sundays 3 - 5 pm
(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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Pain Thing

Robert Kuśmirowski

Polish artist Robert Kuśmirowski created a major installation in Summerhall’s former stables for last year’s Edinburgh Festival. This year is another chance to see that permanently sited work – an animal experiment has gone wrong and an unwitting sacrifice has been made to bring a robot to life. Not for the squeamish.


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
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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.

Stephen Thorpe

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

Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Core, Meditation, Pilates and a Yoga Book Club – all within the loft space.

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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 …