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What’s On In Edinburgh – January 2019

Moon and Robert Burns

There’s no need to suffer from the January blues when there is so much to look forward to in Edinburgh this month! January is usually the city’s coldest month, so it’s the perfect time to curl up with a dram of whisky and a good book, or perhaps some poetry written by Scotland’s most famous son. It’s the month of Robert Burns and a time to celebrate all things Scottish. With a host of cultural events taking place in the city this month – from comedy nights to ceilidhs – there’s plenty to enjoy!

Throughout January Message from the Skies will illuminate buildings around Edinburgh with the words of six internationally celebrated writers.  An exciting robot exhibition is opening in the National Museum on the 18th and Camera Obscura will be hosting a special five-day event for the littlest space explorers; the Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest.

Rounding off the month will be Burns & Beyond, a new festival celebrating Burns and the best of Scotland’s cultural landscape. Festival events will take place in venues across Edinburgh city centre, including comedy nights, theatre, heritage tours, and other cultural events. The much-anticipated exhibition Museum of the Moon has been touring the world since 2016 and will be on display in St Giles’ Cathedral from the 21-26 January.

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

Children playing in a hall of mirrors

Photo: Camera Obscura

What’s On In Edinburgh – January 2019

What? When? Where?
Message From The Skies 1 – 25 January Various locations
Planes, Trains and Automobiles  Until 13th January Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Now You See It, Now You Don’t: An Exhibition of Photographic Illusions 3 – 26 January Scottish Storytelling Centre
Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest 7 – 11 January Camera Obscura
Johann Strauss Gala 11th January Usher Hall
Lino-Cut Printing Workshop Inspired by Toulouse Lautrec 12th January Scottish National Gallery
Southside of the Tracks: 40 Years of Traditional Music 12th January The Queen’s Hall
Ghillie Dhu Rabbie Burns Experience 18 – 27 January Ghillie Dhu
Robots 18 January – 5 May National Museum of Scotland
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 19th January Festival Theatre
Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition 19 – 20 January Murrayfield Stadium
Burns & Beyond 22 – 27 January Various locations
Les Miserables 22 January – 16 February Festival Theatre
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 26 – 27 January Assembly Rooms
Scottish Sinfonia – Mussorgsky, Shostakovich and Beethoven 27th January  St Cuthbert’s Church

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

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