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Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival
01 - 03 July 2016
01 July 19:30 - 23:30, 02 & 03 July 10:00 - 23:30

Lose yourself in magic with MagicFest’s enchanting programme of world-class magic events, unforgettable performances and jaw-dropping stunts from some of the greatest illusionists, mindreaders and accomplished magicians from around the world.

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NEHH presents… Shonen Knife + Bruja

Nothing Ever Happens Here
28th April 2016
20:00 - late

Shonen Knife are a ground-breaking all-female Japanese, pop-punk rock trio formed in Osaka in 1981. With support from Bruja.

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NEHH Presents… Kath Bloom + Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here
29th April 2016
20:00 - late

American Folk legend Kath Bloom strums with a claw-like hand, wearing a belt of harmonicas that she switches to match the chords of each song.

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Dive presents GODDESS (CANCELLED)

Dive
29th April 2016
22:00 - 03:00

Edinburgh’s weird and wonderful queer arty-party collective make their COMEBACK after a 6 month Edinburgh hiatus.

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undependence Film Festival 2016

Pop Up! Scotland
29th April 2016
17:30 - 23:00 (5 hours 30 mins)

Running in Edinburgh’s city centre from 28th April – 1st May 2016, undependence is an accessible, creative, international film festival. The creative festival will be put on by local creative organisation Pop Up! Scotland.The festival organisers are a group of enthusiastic …

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GrownUps Blitzkrieg Bop: Punk Rock Special

GrownUps
30th April 2016
21:00 - 01:00

Hey ho, let’s go! The laid-back, funked up vinyl club night for fully-fledged music fans is back – and with a one-off special marking 40 years since punk rock exploded onto UK shores. Resident DJs Kinghorror and The Spotlight Kid go crate-digging to curate …

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Kids Glow Wild

Pop Up Parents Events
1st May 2016
11am - 1pm (Neon Nippers) and 2pm - 4pm (The Glow Crew) (2 hours per session)

On Sunday 1st May, let the kids release their inner glow and go wild at this interactive UV party explosion featuring many of Edinburgh’s leading children’s activity providers. With events for 0-5 years AND for age 6+, these events are not to be missed!

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NEHH Presents… Altan + Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here
5th May 2016
20:00-late

Altan have always approached their music and arrangements with integrity and openness and have strived to share their culture to new expanding audiences worldwide.

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Land, community and homes: SEDA future social housing debate

SEDA: Scottish Ecological Design Association
Thursday 12 May 2016
Start 18:00 (doors 17:45) - 20:30 (2 hours 30 mins)

An evening of relaxed discussion to investigate the possibilities of new ways to make housing that generates communities and where the residents are in charge. The debate will focus on self-commissioned models like Co-housing and Buildgroups that are increasing in …

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The Australian Wine Roadshow

WoodWinters
15th April 2016
19:00 - 21:00

Every year Matthew Jukes tastes all the wines in Australia (well, almost), chooses the best 100 and sets off round the UK showing them to everyone. What a nice man.

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NEHH Presents… Imam Baildi

Nothing Ever Happens Here
17th May 2016
20:00-late

Imam Baildi’s sound brings together Greek music of the 1940’s 50’s and 60’s with intuitive production and remixing techniques.

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The Human’s Planet Earth

Dennis & Debbie Club, Fiona Anderson, Lewis Den Hertog and Kieran Curran (aka MC TRUE FACTS)
11:00 - 18:00

A young woman’s sudden discovery of her magical ability to travel into deep space sends her on a journey of trans-cosmological exploration, where she herself is discovered by a creature roaming the dark depths of our solar system. This video …

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Shodo – The Way of The Brush

Simply Hoetsu
21st May 2016
14:00 - 18:00

This course will explore the Enso. In Zen Practice we learn to become one with the brush- one breath, one stroke, one circle. Everything is encompassed within that one Enso… and then we let it go. As our meditation practice …

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Work in Progress

MZA
Wed 18 May 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!!

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4 SURE?

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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FestivALE³

Summerhall
20th & 21st May 2016
Friday (17:30 - 00:30); Saturday (12:00 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 00:00)

Join us for FestivALE³ – Summerhall’s Beer, Spirits and Food Festival – multiple bars inside & out and street food trucks.

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NEHH Presents… Titus Andronicus & Support

NEHH
5th June 2016
20:00

Titus Andronicus is an American punk/indie rock band from Glen Rock, New Jersey, United States, formed in 2005. The last decade has seen nearly 800 shows, 18 members, and the release of three full-length albums and 14 7-inches.

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Intuition Workshop

Summerhall Yoga
28th May & 17th September
11:45 - 14:30 (28/05) 14:00 - 16:45 (17/09) (2 hours 45 mins)

Intuition – often considered the psychic “sixth sense” has a history of intrigue and controversy. Intuition is the “just knowing” ability demonstrated occasionally by psychics, witches, or your granny where accurate information is clearly available to them. But how? We …

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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 …

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Can Philosophy Free Ideas? Annual EPIC International Workshop

EPIC International
03 and 04 June 2016
09:00 - 18:00 (9 hours)

This annual 2-day workshop by EPIC International, a group of profound practical philosophers, will challenge your brains. It might free some thoughts you never knew you had. No lectures, but stimulating workshops by one of the EPIC International consultants, using …

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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 …

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Stranger Visions

Heather Dewey-Hagborg
11:00 - 18:00

In ‘Stranger Visions’ artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg creates portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in public places. Working with the traces strangers unwittingly leave behind, Dewey-Hagborg calls attention to the developing technology of forensic DNA phenotyping and the potential …

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Atopic Art

Josie Valley & Trevor Gordon
11:00 - 18:00

‘Atopic Art: Expressions of Eczema’ is a partnership project between ASCUS Art & Science, dermatologist Dr. Sara Brown and charity Eczema Outreach Scotland. For this exhibition Trevor Gordon and Josie Vallely explore the personal stories and experiences of individuals ‘living …

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There Will Be Light

Ade Adesina
9:00 - 17:00 (10:00 – 17:00 on weekends)

Ade Adesina’s work is a visual commentary focusing on ecology and our ever-changing world.  He combines imagery from his African roots and from Western culture, using traditional printmaking techniques, to reflect the damage caused to our planet. Fusing wild and …

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Daniel Budinov, Patrick Hickey, James Howie, Jim Jack, Ryan Lewis, Adam Linson and Iain Robinson

CO2_Live is a new collaborative work by Daniel Budinov, Patrick Hickey, James Howie, Jim Jack, Ryan Lewis, Adam Linson and Iain Robinson. It incorporates a Carbon Dioxide sensor, situated next to the street, connected to LED panels displaying the real …

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Edinburgh Juniper Festival 2016

Solid Liquids
Friday 10th June - Sunday 12th June

Scotland’s Best Gin Fest returns to Summerhall, it’s spiritual home, to celebrate World Gin Day 2016.

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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.

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Paradigm Electronic Arts

Paradigm
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 …

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Braw Gigs & NEHH Presents… King Ayisoba and Ayuune Sule

NEHH
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.

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Work in Progress

MZA
Wed 15 June 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!!

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NEHH Presents…The Dirty Three & Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here
Tuesday 05 July 2016
Doors 20:00

Dirty Three are still Warren Ellis, Mick Turner and Jim White. Formed in 1992 in Melbourne Australia they are still a three piece instrumental group of Violin,Guitar and Drums.

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Budapest Cafe Orchestra
25th June 2016
20:00 - 23:00

Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick the Budapest Cafe Orchestra play gypsy and folk-flavoured music from all around the world.

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Braw Gigs and NEHH Present: Rangda

Braw Gigs & NEHH
14th July 2016
19:30 - 11:30

Rangda is the kind of group that clued-in music snobs can only dream of forming. At its core is the twin virtuoso guitar attack of Richard Bishop, of the sorely missed Sun City Girls and his own instructive solo recordings, and Ben Chasny, the man behind the Six Organs of Admittance moniker, and a member of Comets on Fire and numerous other musical formations.

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NEHH Presents… Kid Canaveral (Album Launch) + Friends

Nothing Ever Happens Here
30th July 2016
Doors 20:00, Music 21:00 - 01:00

Kid Canaveral return in July with their follow up to the Scottish Album of the Year Award nominated Now That You Are a Dancer and an expanded line-up. ‘Faulty Inner Dialogue’ will be released on Lost Map Records on 29th July 2016.

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NEHH Presents…Kathryn Joseph + The Anchoress

Nothing Ever Happens Here
Saturday 06 August 2016
Doors 19:00

Scottish album of the year 2015 winner Kathryn Joseph brings her haunting, visceral songs to our Dissection Room for one night only.

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NEHH presents… Orkestra Del Sol + Guests

Nothing Ever Happens Here
12th August 2016
19:00-22:00

Orkestra del Sol’s thrilling live shows are packed with beautiful, big brass arrangements, an irrepressible love of the theatrical and a roguish sense humour. Prepare to be thoroughly entertained…

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NEHH Presents…White + Bossy Love

Nothing Ever Happens Here
Saturday 13th August 2016
19:00 - late

WHITE are a hurtling juggernaut of synth stabs, razor-sharp guitars and even sharper attire. A cacophony of pink noise, huge drums, infectious hooks & an explosive frontman channelling Jacques Brel & Nick Cave. The Glasgow five-piece are turning heads with debut song “Living Fiction”, the NME calling it “the kind of full-blown space wig-out Bowie would be proud of”. Unpredictable and thrilling.

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NEHH presents… Richard Dawson & Very Special Guest

Nothing Ever Happens Here
18th August 2016
19:30 - late

Rising up from the bed of the River Tyne, a voice that crumbles and soars, that is steeped in age- old balladry and finely-chiselled observations of the mundane, Richard Dawson is a skewed troubadour at once charming and abrasive.

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NEHH presents… Mount Kimble (DJ set) + Hi + Saberhagen

Nothing Ever happens Here
18th August 2016
23:00 - 03:00

“It’s a question of being respectful to each other,” Dom Makersays of the art of collaboration. It’s a simple ethic, but one that has yielded rich rewards. Since 2009, Maker and his partner in Mount Kimbie, Kai Campos, have played a central role in forging …

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Underground

A group exhibition devised by Su Grierson featuring video artists, performers and composers
COMING UP: 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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NEHH Presents…The Soul Foundation

Nothing Ever Happens Here
19 August 2016
Doors 21:00

The Soul Foundation bring their crew to hold the ‘Motown & Northern Soul Revue’. Live band renditions of Motown & Soul, Disco & Detroit DJ’s, Dance Troupe performances and sweet classic harmonies from the Harmonettes.

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Summerhall Hogmanay: Motown Soul Explosion

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

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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.

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I.D.S.T

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 …

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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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NEHH presents… Broken Records + very special guest Adam Stafford

Nothing Ever Happens Here
20th August 2016
19:00-22:00

Playing the Edinburgh fringe festival for the fifth time, Broken Records bring their expansive, soaring mix of elation and melancholy to Summerhall’s Dissection Room. Having spent 2015 working relentlessly in their studio on brand new material following 2014’s acclaimed “Weights …

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NEHH Presents…Suuns & Support

Suuns
21 August 2016
20:00

Hold/Still, the third studio album from Suuns, is an enigmatic thing: an eerily beautiful, meticulously played suite of music that embraces opposites and makes a virtue of cognitive dissonance.

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NEHH Presents….ESKA + Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here
26th August 2016
19:00 - 22:00

ESKA, one of music’s best kept secrets, has finally released her self-titled debut album to critical acclaim.

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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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NEHH Presents…Withered Hand & Chris T-T

Nothing Ever Happens Here
27 Aug 2016
Doors: 19:00

Withered Hand is the nom de plume of Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Dan Willson, who started writing songs almost ten years ago during a period of reflection following the birth of his first child and the death of a close friend.

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Qi Gong Rising ~ Ancient Taoist Practices

Jade Circle Edinburgh
5th December 2016
9:35

Qi Gong Rising is the name of a new series of exercise classes taking place weekly to promote health in mind and body through cultivating energy as practised 5000 years ago in Ancient China.

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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 …

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Shoe Swing – Lindy Hop classes

Edinbop
Every Wednesday from 2nd March 2016
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.

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Cinemaattic!

Cinemaattic!
Once a month
20:00 - 22:30

—Spanish & Latin- American short-film nights. A powerful curated selection of short films all with English subtitles. The Cinemaattic nights are the perfect way to see cinema in a different way, pioneer independent short films accompanied with refreshments, with their famous chit-chat discussion breaks.–

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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.

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Virus

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 …

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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. …

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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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Messy Zoomers (1-5 years): STARTING MAY

The Zoom Club
First Thursday of every month (May 2016 onwards)
11:00 - 12:00 (1 hour)

Pack a change of clothes and get ready to get messy! Join us on an action-art adventure as we splash, scrape, sprinkle, slide, squish, scatter and scoop to make, create and explore. For more info: See our website here Like us on …

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Clouds

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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MAGIC FOREST AND SLICE

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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The Zoom Club: Movers (5-7 years)

The Zoom Club
Fridays
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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Theatre Sans Accents: French Workshop (Beginners – Intermediate)

Theatre Sans Accents
Mondays (11th April - 27th June 2016)
18:30-20:30 (2)

Join us for 2 hours of fun and fast language learning outside the classroom! 2 different classes – FRENCH (Beginner-Intermediate), ENGLISH as an additional language (Intermediate-Advanced).

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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. …

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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

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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 …

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Sunday Assembly Edinburgh

Sunday Assembly Edinburgh
Sunday 06 March 2016
11:15 - 12:30 (60 minutes)

After a short break, we’re back with a change of date and in a new room in Summerhall. We are going to be hosting Sunday Assemblies on the first Sunday of the month starting on Sunday, 7th February. (Doors open …

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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Hag-ridden

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.

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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.

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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 Kuśmirowsk

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.

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Moving Minds – Community Led Dialogue

MECOPP
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.

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Wee Stories
5 May, 2013
13:30

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.

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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.

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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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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’.

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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(…)

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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

30th November 2012
7pm

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’, …

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

29 November 2012
7pm

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
21:00

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 …

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No Hate State – An anti-racism art making workshop

17th November
2-5pm

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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Pain Thing

Robert Kuśmirowski
3 August - 24 November 2012
11.00-18:00

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.

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Art & Language Exhibition

Art & Language
3 August - 24 November, 2012 by appointment only please contact mail@heartfineart.com

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 …

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The Secret Exhibition

3 August-24 November, 2012
By appointment only please email mail@heartfineart.com

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 …

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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

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NEU! REEKIE!

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …