Tue 12 Nov 2019

Markus Stitz

Roads Less Travelled

19:00, 21:00

Edinburgh-based adventurer Markus Stitz recently completed two of the most challenging bikepacking/endurance races in the world – the Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan and the Highland Trail 550 in Scotland.... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Sat 09 Nov 2019

Bilingualism Matters

More Than One Language: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know

13:30 - 14:30

Early bilingualism in any languages, regardless of their status, prestige, and diffusion, can give children much more than two languages if they receive enough engaging input in a supporting environment. However,... [more]

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Markus Stitz

Markus Stitz - Roads Less Travelled

19:00 - 21:00

‘Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.’ - Robert Frost Follow Edinburgh-based adventurer Markus Stitz on a bikepacking journey on the roads... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Fri 19 Apr 2019

The Dissection: KC Rules OK

20:30 - 22:00

Join us for the first in new lecture series The Dissection, in which iconic Scottish artists take a look back at the creative process and their artistic choices in the forming of their most seminal albums. For the... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Sat 13, Sun 14, Fri 19 & Sun 21 Apr 2019

Summerhall Tours

14:00 - 15:00

Take a tour of Summerhall and discover its fascinating history. Did you know that one of the first known occupants of the site was a family run brewery established in the 18th century? The main iconic building we know... [more]

Please meet at Summerhall reception.

Tue 09, Wed 10, Tue 16 & Wed 17 Apr 2019

The Science of Gin and Tonic

14:00 & 16:00

Join Pickering’s Gin Co-Founder Matt Gammell in Summerhall Distillery for an abridged insight into the science of creating the perfect Gin & Tonic! Come and experience an in-depth, fast-paced distillery tour with... [more]

Standing only. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Sat 06 Apr 2019

Louise Mackenzie: Artist Talk

16:00-17:00

With a background in psychology and an interest in philosophy, Louise Mackenzie explores human behaviour and the evolution of society through art practice. Taking human-made objects as a starting point for exploration,... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Sat 06 Apr 2019

Aurélie Fontan: Artist Talk

13:00-14:00

Inspired by the social and environmental impact of fast fashion, sustainable fashion designer Aurélie Fontan discusses her cutting edge garments inspired by science and biodesign and how these sustainable materials can... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Sat 06 Apr 2019

Russell Beard: Artist Talk

14:30-15:30

Join artist Russell Beard as he discusses his joint exhibition with Stephen Kavanagh presenting new sculptural works and the challenges emerging from the social geo-political and environmental uncertainty of the... [more]

Unreserved seating. Please contact venue with any access requirements.

Tue 12 Mar 2019

Violence Unseen | In Conversation

18:30 - 20:00

Join us for an evening of discussion on the link between gender inequality and violence against women and the importance of listening to and including in the debate various groups of women, and their multi-layered... [more]

Thu 07 Mar 2019

The University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt with RSC

The Dose Maketh the Poison

19:30 - 21:30

In this lecture, Dr Michelle Carlin will investigate the role of analytical chemistry and the advances which have helped to solve toxicology cases. Dr Carlin will consider a number of cases involving a variety of... [more]

Unreserved seating. 14-24 steps to seating.

Wed 27 Feb 2019

Summerhall Curated

Lethe by Sylwia Kowalczyk | Exhibition tour with the artist

14:00 - 15:30

Join us for an artist-led tour around Sylwia Kowalczyk's LETHE exhibition. Lethe is the river that cleanses Dante in Purgatory, the one that wipes memories of the dead as they drink from it or bathe in it. The poet... [more]

Please note that it is a standing/walking event - when booking your ticket let us know if you require a seat

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Incidental Futures

We Are Your Archive

14:00-17:00

Tickets are free but limited. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your RSVP so others may come to the event. Incidental Unit (IU) with artist Anthony Schrag host the first event of Incidental Futures (IF)... [more]

Unreserved seating. 4-10 stairs to seating.

Sat 22 Sep 2018

John Keane

Life During Wartime - Tour and Artist Talk

14:00-15:30

Please RSVP for this free event at this link. Join us for an artist-led tour around John Keane's LIFE DURING WARTIME exhibition. The tour will be followed by an in conversation with Giles Southerland in Corner... [more]

Free & unticketed (please RSVP)

Sat 31 Mar 2018 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

Edinburgh International Science Festival

The Edinburgh International Science Festival is once again taking over Summerhall for two weeks in April to bring a huge array of science packed talks, activities, workshops and more. The 2018 Edinburgh International... [more]

Sat 31 Mar 2018 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

Edinburgh International Science Festival

EISF - Adult events

Summerhall evenings become a viable hub of science debates with the plethora of discussions and activities for adults this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival. The Festival covers topics from space and... [more]

Sat 31 Mar 2018 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

Edinburgh International Science Festival

EISF - Family events

There's more than 70 performances, activities and things to do packed full of amazing science at Summerhall this year for the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Little ones under five and their parents will be... [more]

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Calum Colvin & Rab Wilson - Artist & Poet Talk and Performance

15:00-16:00

At times witty, controversial and tender, Calum Colvin’s images are presented alongside poems in response by poet Rab Wilson, which equally reflect on the life and aspects of Burns to dwell on who we are, and where we... [more]

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Adrian Wiszniewski - Artist Talk

15:00-16:00

Adrian Wiszniewski will talk about his practice with particular focus on his large body of work related to Burns he has produced over the years and what he has found so inspiring about the Bard's life and... [more]

Sat 24 Feb 2018

The Jasper King Memorial Trust

The Jasper King Memorial Trust Fundraiser and Charity Launch

19:30 - 23:30

A fundraising evening: live music sessions, mega raffles prizes, short speeches and some surprises. Respite. Adventure. Empowerment: The Jasper King Trust offers funded respite holidays on Eigg and Harvest Moon for... [more]

Tickets available on door

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Connect/Exchange

Rough Music Workshop

13:30-16:30

As the culmination of her Connect/Exchange residency at Stills Gallery, Kimberley O’Neill will present a workshop event on her research around Rough Music. The workshop will be led by invited artists and musicians... [more]

Sat 17 Feb 2018

Brigid Collins & Ed Small - Artist Talk

15:00

Artist Brigid Collins and Ed Small discuss the concept behind the book ‘For A’That’, illustrated by Collins and edited by Kirsty Gunn alongside Anna Day, Cultural Project Manager for the University of Dundee. They... [more]

Sat 10 Feb 2018

Greg Moodie and Chris Cairns - Artist Talk

15:00

Cartoonists Greg Moodie and Chris Cairns have been tearing up the Scottish and UK political scene since 2012, Cairns as part of Wings Over Scotland and Moodie in the pages of The National. Here they discuss politics,... [more]

Fri 09 Feb 2018

Creativity for Wellbeing

Creativity for Wellbeing Workshop

17:30 - 19:30

A process art workshop where the emphasis is on using creativity to connect with ourselves and each other. The group will engage in structured settling, making and reflective exercises. In the making activities, we will... [more]

Booking essential

Sat 03 Feb 2018

Catherine Sargeant & Tom Houston - Artist Talk & Performance

15:00

Award winning text artist Catherine Sargeant will discuss her involvement with the poetry of Burns and reveal why the 'e' was dropped. She is joined by Tom Houston, an original and compelling Scottish singer songwriter.... [more]

Sun 28 Jan 2018

Commissioned Artists Panel

14:00

Commissioned artists panel with Derrick Guild, Ciara Veronica Dunne, Ross Fleming and Robert Powell, co-chaired by ‘Burns Unbroke’ Festival Director Sheilagh Tennant and Exhibitions Facilitator Holly Knox... [more]

Sun 28 Jan 2018

Kenny Hunter - Artist Talk

15:30

Kenny Hunter will discuss his practice as an artist in relation to the life and work of Robert Burns. Looking at shared areas of interest such as history, politics and the natural world. In particular the use of animal... [more]

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Neu! Reekie! - Burns Eruption

19:30-23:30

"Scotland's favourite avante-garde noise makers" (The Skinny) present a Burns Night like no other -  expect an eclectic mix of musicians and poets, haggis, veggie haggis and nips of Arran Whisky. Featuring: A.L... [more]

27 stairs up to venue

Sat 27 Jan 2018

David Mach - Artist Talk

12:00

David Mach RA discusses his fascination with Robert Burns with Burns biographer Robert Crawford. They will also discuss some of David's recent work merging collage and poetry, as well as performing some of his lyrical... [more]

Sat 27 Jan 2018

The Neil Mackenzie Memorial Ceilidh and Talks

17:30 - 19:00 (talks) 19:00 - 01:00 (Ceilidh)

A Burns weekend ceilidh in aid of The Neil Mackenzie Trust (SC046080) featuring the amazing  Dance Bandits. Burns themed food available by Gannet and Guga. Cash bar available from 7pm, Raffle and other... [more]