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Edinburgh January 2014

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What’s On in Edinburgh in January 2014?


Event of the Month

Mammoths of the Ice Age

Mammoths of the Ice Age (24 January - 20 April 2014)

Don’t miss the exciting opportunity - courtesy of the National Museum of Scotland and The Field Museum, Chicago - to venture back in time to a land dominated by giants. The Mammoths of the Ice Age exhibition is an exciting, interactive and family friendly event that sheds light on the lives of these giant woolly beasts that once stalked the earth, The Woolly Mammoth.

By examining original fossils, life-size replica models and engaging and informative interactive exhibition pieces, you’ll learn a tonne about these fascinating animals. You might even walk away with some mammoth facts as the exhibition runs alongside a series of public events, talks and lectures.

Location: National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF.

Website: nms.ac.uk

Rodin’s The Kiss (1 January – 2 February 2014)

This January is your last chance to see a magnificent example of marble sculpture work by renowned artist, Auguste Rodin. Rodin’s the Kiss has been on a year-long loan from the Tate Britain Gallery in London. Rodin’s masterpiece was originally unveiled to massive critical acclaim in 1889, and depicts the two doomed lovers from Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Don’t miss the chance to see this beautiful sculpture in the flesh, before it’s too late.

Location: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL.

Website: nationalgalleries.org

AYE RIGHT? HOW NO’? The Comedy Countdown to the Referendum (8 January)

2014 is the year Scotland goes to the polls to decide its future, join some of Scotland’s finest comedians, poets and authors as they take a satirical look at the hot topics of the independence debate. Featuring a mix of stand-up, comedy, poetry, political comment, music and spoken word, this show will surely deliver a funny and thought provoking take on the big question of 2014.

Location: The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh, EH1 3EB.

Website: thestand.co.uk

The Bupa Great Run – Holyrood Park (11 January)

For the sportier types and those keen to burn of the post Christmas calories, there’s no better way to stay motivated than signing up for an organised run. This 5 kilometre run dash,around the breathtaking Holyrood Park, will blow away the cobwebs and get your blood pumping. All finishers receive a medal and a finisher’s bag stuffed with goodies.

Location: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Website: www.greatrun.org

Hansel and Gretel (8-11 January)

Get down to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre this January for Scottish Ballet’s World Premiere of Hansel and Gretel. This exciting new production updates the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale, beguiling and bewitching you as you are lead on a surreal journey into the woods with the magnificent Scottish Ballet. With music by Engelbert Humperdinck and choreography by Christopher Hampson this production is sure to delight and dazzle you in the New Year.

Location: Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT.

Website: edtheatres.com

Winter Guided Walks in Glasshouses (15 January - 7 February 2014)

Walk off the Christmas excess on a winter guided walk around the Glasshouses located in Edinburgh’s Botanic gardens. You’ll be guided by one of the Botanic Garden’s expert guides, through a tropical haven that features over 3,000 different exotic plant species.

Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

Website:rbge.org.uk

Long Day’s Journey into Night (17 January – 8 February 2014)

Join the Lyceum as they deliver a production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Long Day’s Journey into Night. This production has been directed by Lyceum regular, Tony Cownie and details one fateful day in the life of the Tyrone family. This production is guaranteed to hit hard with an intense depiction of a family as they struggle with addiction, truth and love.

Location: The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX.

Website:lyceum.org.uk

Jack Nicholson Season (Selected dates throughout January)

The Filmhouse continue to showcase the talents of one of the most iconic actors, producers, screenwriters and directors that Hollywood has ever produced. Don’t miss the opportunity to see his career defining performance in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest on the big screen, as well as more recent efforts, The Border and The Pledge.

Location: The Filmhouse, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ.

Website:filmhousecinema.com


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What's on in London - February 2015

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