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.
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
|Giant Lanterns of China||Until 17th February||Edinburgh Zoo|
|Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois||22 Jan – 24 May||National Galleries Scotland|
|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
|A Country Night In Nashville||
|Jimeoin: Result!||9th February||The Queen’s Hall|
|15th February||St Giles Cathedral|
|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
|2nd February||BT Murrayfield|
|Six Nations Rugby – Scotland vs Ireland||9th February||BT Murrayfield|
|11th February||Waterstones – Princes Street|
|15-17th February||Edinburgh Corn Exchange|
|23rd February||Royal Botanic Garden|
|23rd February||The Pavilion Café|
There’s no shortage of things to do this month!
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