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What’s On In Edinburgh – February 2019

Welcome, February! The days are getting longer and despite the cold weather, we’ve already seen a few trees blossoming around the city. Is it too soon to get our hopes up about spring being around the corner? Even if we’re in for more snow this year, it’s sure to set the tone for a romantic month.


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February certainly is a month for love and romance (we won’t mention the v-word!) and there are plenty of romantic and heartwarming activities taking place this month, like Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, which will be played by candlelight in St Giles Cathedral. If you’d prefer to focus on another annual event, Chinese New Year is on the 5th and there are some fun activities taking place to celebrate the occasion, including Lion Dancing in the National Museum and Chinese calligraphy classes, taking place at The Confucius Institute for Scotland. It’s also your last chance to see the Giant Lanterns of China at Edinburgh Zoo, which finishes on the 17th.

If you’d like to know the real truth about Mary Queen of Scots, a brand new show has started at the Edinburgh Dungeon with all the gory details of how Mary met her sticky demise. If fitness is still on your radar after the New Year, perhaps a course in Nordic Walking might help you get outdoors more this month.

For the bibliophiles among us, the Artists’ Bookmarket is happening in the Fruitmarket Gallery on the 9th – 10th and Waterstones will be hosting a special Harry Potter themed book-night on the 7th. The Six Nations Championship is also back this month with Scotland kicking off at Murrayfield against Italy on the 2nd. They’ll also be playing Ireland at home again on the 9th.

Continue reading to find out what’s on in Edinburgh – February.


Culture & Arts

What? When? Where?
Giant Lanterns of China Until 17th February Edinburgh Zoo
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois 22 Jan – 24 March Kettle’s Yard
Beings 2 Feb – 28 April  National Galleries Scotland
Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern 7th February Dovecot Studios
Harry Potter Book Night 7th February Waterstones – Princes Street
Chinese Lion Dancers 9th February National Museums Scotland
Artists’ Bookmarket 9-10th February Fruitmarket Gallery

Music, Theatre & Comedy

What? When? Where?
A Country Night In Nashville 

1st February

Edinburgh Playhouse
Jimeoin: Result! 9th February The Queen’s Hall

Valentine’s Piano by Candlelight

15th February St Giles Cathedral

Evening Concert of Piano Trios

16th February The Queen’s Hall
Jersey Boys 16th February Edinburgh Playhouse
Mary, Queen of Scots Until 31st March The Edinburgh Dungeon

Workshops, Sport & Special Events

What? When? Where?

Six Nations Rugby – Scotland vs Italy

2nd February BT Murrayfield
Six Nations Rugby – Scotland vs Ireland 9th February BT Murrayfield

For the kids: Valentine’s Card Making 

11th February Waterstones – Princes Street

Capital Sci-Fi Con

15-17th February Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Care & Maintenance of House Plants

23rd February Royal Botanic Garden

Striding Out: Nordic Walking Workout

23rd February The Pavilion Café

There’s no shortage of things to do this month!


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