Come to Edinburgh this year and we promise there is no way you will be bored! We are very proud to say that Edinburgh has something big going on almost every month of the year.
This is a short list of major coming events up until the end of July 2012. Every week we will give more information and updates about them.
March 30 – April 15
It’s the largest science festival in Britain. Now on its 24th year, its program promises to be more vibrant and innovative than ever. Over 200 events will take place in the city with interactive workshops, activities and experiments for adults and children.
From an archaeology lesson with unwrapped Egyptian mummies to the famous BBC1 show “Bang Goes the Theory Live” when the public have the chance to put science and technology to the test.
Most of people think that Science Festivals are for family and children and only. Not this one! The Edinburgh Science Festival is a celebration of science that includes everyone. There will be some very interesting events for adults as well. The Aphrodisiac Encyclopedia with expert Mark Douglas Hill and nutrition scientist Dr Alexandra Johnstone is one of them. Both will present the facts, history, biology and psychology behind each the aphrodisiac ingredients.
Another example of event for adults only is the Whisky, Wisdom and Words hosted by Dr Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation at Glenmorangie who will be the giving the public an insight into the art and science of whisky making.
Don’t miss it! For more information about what’s on during the festival, visit their website.
May 07 – 14
Considered the world’s best performing arts festival for children and young people. It’s a very popular festival among families. The program has not yet been released.
You can register with them to be the first one to receive the Programme!
June 20 – July 01
The new artistic director of the Festival Chris Fujiwara promises to make this year’s festival the best of all. It will premiere almost double the amount of features of last year with around 100 new ones. With the traditional red carpet events and famous film stars. He wants to make an impact on the industry and bring the Festival to its best. You should not miss it!
July 2 – 6
It’s official! A visit to Scotland is in the Royal Family celebrations program. They will come during the period when the Holyrood Week takes place. Holyrood Week is a yearly event that includes traditional engagements such as the Ceremony of the Keys and an Investiture and Garden Party both at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
July 20 – 29
The first Edinburgh Jazz Festival was back in 1978. At that time the main focus was on traditional jazz with events taking place for free in some pubs in town. In the 80’s the Festival started to expand to include swing and mainstream jazz. The ticketed events were than added. Nowadays the Festival presents high quality musicians from all over the world as well as supports the Scottish musicians.
The Festival Programme has not yet been released. Keep an eye on their website.
Yes, she is coming! Madonna’s world tour will start on 29 May in Tel Aviv, Israel. It will take in 26 European cities including Edinburgh! Tickets are on sale. Don’t miss the chance of seeing Madonna in one of the most beautiful cities of the world!