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…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.


Is the Pale Blue Dot special?

University of St Andrews
9 July 2016
16:30-19:30 (1 Hour)

For the last 400 years, scientific discoveries have unseated humanity from the centre of the Universe, from Copernicus’ heresy that the Sun was at the centre of the Solar System, to finally culminating in the astonishing consequence of modern cosmology that the Universe actually does not have a centre.


Einstein’s Gravity: What is it? And can we observe it?

University of St Andrews
12th July 2016
18:00 - 19:00

Join St Andrews astronomer Alistair Hodson to hear about Einstein’s gravitational model, what it is, how it works and how we observe the effects, – and see how General Relativity has influenced our day to day lives.


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.


The Edge of Physics

University of St Andrews
5th July 2016
18:00 - 19:00

Meet astronomer Tim Hewlett to explore some of the gaps in our knowledge that lie at the edge of physics.


Is the Pale Blue Dot Special?

University of St Andrews
9th July 2016
16:30 - 17:30

We do not detect human-like creatures or technology in other star systems – See whether St Andrews astronomer and astrobiologist Duncan Forgan can explain this.


Derailed Sense: a film about Vic Godard and Subway Sect

Radio Summerhall
29th July 2016

This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the punk explosion and on the 29th July Radio Summerhall is celebrating this landmark by screening Derailed Sense: a Film about Vic Godard and Subway Sect, in The Red Lecture Theatre at Summerhall. …


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.


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

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…


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.


NEHH Presents… Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

Nothing Ever Happens Here
15th August 2016
18:30 - 22:00

In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of railroad travel and the music it inspired.


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.


NEHH presents… Mount Kimbie (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 …


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.

Broken Records

NEHH presents… Broken Records + very special guest Adam Stafford

Nothing Ever Happens Here
20th August 2016

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

21 August 2016

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.


Our little blue planet in the vastness of the Universe

University of St Andrews
16th July 2016
16:30 - 17:15

Is planet Earth, on which we live, really unique or only one of many on which intelligent life forms wonder about the origin of their existence and their role in the Universe. Be invited to a discussion with University of St Andrews astronomer Martin Dominik, who is already on his way…


NEHH Presents… Grandaddy + Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here
22nd August 2016

FIRST ALLOCATION SOLD OUT – we will work towards releasing more tickets closer to the event, please keep an eye on our website and social channels for any announcements! Tickets also available from Ripping Records & Tickets Scotland. Grandaddy formed …


NEHH Presents…Kevin Morby & Support

Nothing Ever Happens Here
24th August 2016

Coming live to The Dissection Room, Kevin Morby’s Singing Saw is a record written simply and realized orchestrally.

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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.


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.


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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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 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.



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.


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.