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What’s On In Edinburgh – May 2019

Can anyone believe it’s already May? It feels like the city has sprung to life these past few weeks, with the cherry blossoms in bloom and the temperatures rising. It really does feel magical and we’ve been enjoying the changing seasons and spending more time outdoors. In our recent blog post, we shared some of Edinburgh’s Best Parks & Outdoor Spaces.

April was a month of many festivals for Edinburgh and the same is true in May, with popular events like Hidden Door and Imaginate Children’s Festival returning this month. The Craft Beer Festival and the Edinburgh Marathon are also big events to look forward to this May.

The students at Edinburgh College of Art will be holding their much-anticipated annual show on the 23rd and the famous Jupiter Artland reopens for summer on the 18th. The stunning exhibition, ‘In Focus’, finishes on the 12th May, so it’s your last chance to see this brilliant collection of Scottish photography at the City Art Centre.

May is also set to be a great month for music, with Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin performing in the Queen’s Hall and The Manic Street Preachers playing at Usher Hall.

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


Music, Theatre & Comedy

What? When? Where?
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Werq the World Tour 6th May Edinburgh Playhouse
Patty Griffin in Concert 9th May The Queen’s Hall
The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa 9th May Edinburgh Playhouse

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

14 – 28th May The King’s Theatre

Magic Of The Beatles

24th May Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Manic Street Preachers  26th Usher Hall

Culture & Arts

What? When? Where?

In Focus: Scottish Photography

Until 12th May City Art Centre

Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi – I want to be a machine

17 Nov – 2 June Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Artist Rooms: Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe

6th April – 20th October Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Edinburgh Antiques & Collectors Fair 11-12th May Royal Highland Centre –
Lowland Hall
Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show 2019 23 May National Museum of Scotland
Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk 23 May – 20 October National Museum of Scotland

The Long Look: The Making of a Portrait

25 May – 27 October Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Workshops, Sport & Special Events

What? When? Where?
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival 24-25th May The Biscuit Factory
Edinburgh Marathon 26th May Edinburgh
Imaginate: Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 25th May – 2nd June Various Locations
Hidden Door Festival 30th May – 2nd June Leith Theatre
Gardening Scotland Show 31th May – 2nd June Royal Highland Centre
Scottish Juniper Festival 31th May – 2nd June Summerhall Drinks Lab

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

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