What's on in Edinburgh in October 2012?
Event of the month
Scottish Storytelling Festival 2012 (19 – 28 October 2012)
Celebrating 200 years of Brothers Grimm stories, this year’s Scottish Storytelling Festival focuses on old and new folktales of Europe. Exploring our fascination with fairytales across all different cultures, age groups and generations, the festival brings us live storytelling performances, exhibitions, discussions and fun family activities. Find out more in our Scottish Storytelling Festival blog post.
Holyrood's Halloween (29 - 30 October 2012) - A Halloween walk through Holyrood Park guided by a ghostly Ranger. Uncover Edinburgh's dark secrets with the help of characters from Holyrood's ghoulish past. The walk involves rough ground and steep inclines, so may not be suitable for children under 8. Booking essential. Holyrood Park, Edinburgh - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
National Home and Design Show (6 - 7 October 2012) - Showcasing the latest home and garden design trends with special guests, live demonstrations, seminars and food and wine tastings. This show is a must for all DIY enthusiasts and those with a flair for interior design. Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB - www.nationalhomedesignshow.co.uk
Survival of the Fittest 2012 (21 October 2012) - The Survival of the Fittest course is a challenging obstacle race, which takes place in England, Scotland and Wales each year. Edinburgh's course starts in West Princes Street Gardens and goes up down and all around the city. West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh - www.mhsurvival.co.uk
Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival (25-28 October 2012) - Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the film festival attracts film-makers, adventurers and a crowd of around 3,000 people. Films cover a diverse range of interests, including climbing, snow sports and mountain biking, as well as lectures by invited explorers and adventurers. Various venues, Edinburgh - www.edinburghmountainff.com
BUPA Great Edinburgh Run (7 October 2012) - This 10k road running race attracts runners from all over the country as well as top class Olympic athletes from around the world. The city centre route takes runners past many of Edinburgh's most famous sites, including Holyrood Palace, Arthur's Seat and Edinburgh Castle. If 10 km sounds too much, there is also a 5km race as well as two short runs for children right down to 3 years old. Holyrood Park, Edinburgh - www.greatrun.org/Events
American Idiot (22-27 October 2012) - This smash-hit broadway musical comes to the UK with the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. With award winning music from Green Day’s multi-platinum selling album, this is a unique American musical of high critical acclaim. Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA - www.atgtickets.com/shows/american-idiot
EDINDOCS 2012 (19-21 October 2012) - This is Edinburgh's documentary film festival, aiming to bring quality, independent documentary film to the city. Nominated films will be screened at the Cameo Theatre, with prizes awarded to the best. Cameo Picturehouse, 38 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LZ - www.edindocs.com