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What’s On In Edinburgh – April 2019

April is almost here and so are longer days and brighter skies – and we couldn’t be more excited! This month we’ll be focussing on spending time outdoors and on all of the fantastic outdoor spaces the Scottish capital has to offer. Did you know that Edinburgh tops the list as the city with the most green-spaces in the UK?

There’s so much happening in Edinburgh this month to look forward to. April seems to be a month of festivals for the city, with the Edinburgh International Science Festival, the Scottish Vegan Festival, Edinburgh Harp Festival, the Dead by Dawn International Horror Film Festival, and the Big Big Gin Festival all taking place, among several others. So whether you prefer biology or mixology, there’s plenty to enjoy!

Continue reading to find out What’s On In Edinburgh – April.


Culture & Arts

What? When? Where?

Artist Rooms: Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe

6th April – 20th October Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Macrame Wall-hanging Workshop

6th April Tribe Porty

NOW | Monster Chetwynd, Henry Coombes, Moyna Flannigan, Betye Saar, Wael Shawky

Until 28th April Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)
Beings Until 28th April Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Robots 18th Jan – 5th May The National Museum of Scotland
Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi – I want to be a machine 17 Nov – 2 June Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two)

The Beltane Fire Festival

30th April Calton Hill

Music, Theatre & Comedy

What? When? Where?
Matilda The Musical 2nd – 27th April Edinburgh Playhouse
An Evening With The Hairy Bikers 5th April The Queen’s Hall
Northern Ballet Presents: Victoria  10th – 13th April Festival Theatre

The Greatest Showman sing-a-long

17th April Festival Theatre

Silent Cinema: Buster Keeton Triple Bill

19th April Festival Theatre
The Goonies – Film Screening with Live Orchestra 27th April Usher Hall

Workshops, Sport & Special Events

What? When? Where?
Edinburgh International Science Festival 6th – 21st April Various Locations
Edinburgh International Harp Festival 5th – 10th April Various Locations
Edinburgh Kilomathon  7th April Starts at Ocean Terminal
Scottish Vegan Festival 7th April Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Dead By Dawn International Horror Film Festival 18th – 21st April Edinburgh Filmhouse
The Big Big Gin Festival 26th & 27th April Edinburgh Corn Exchange

There’s no shortage of things to do this month. Have a great April!


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