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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet astronomer Tim Hewlett to explore some of the gaps in our knowledge that lie at the edge of physics.
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.
Join photographer Florian Schwarz and astronomer Martin Dominik in a discussion about their experience during the course of the “Deep dark pale blue” project.
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. …
The legendary duo of Optimo will be returning to The Dissection Room for another Espacio event on July 29th for a Pre-Festival Bash. Support from Sparky (live set).
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.
Scottish album of the year 2015 winner Kathryn Joseph brings her haunting, visceral songs to our Dissection Room for one night only.
The Folk-Noir-Balladeer, Rachel Sermanni is from Carrbridge, a village in the Highlands of Scotland.
Willis Earl Beal’s music is shockingly original, utterly confident, and as ephemeral as Beal himself.
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…
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.
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.
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.
“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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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…
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 …
Coming live to The Dissection Room, Kevin Morby’s Singing Saw is a record written simply and realized orchestrally.
ESKA, one of music’s best kept secrets, has finally released her self-titled debut album to critical acclaim.
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 – 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 …
‘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 …
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.
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.
Every Tuesday evening we have the best of Scottish ceilidh bands.