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What's on in Edinburgh in November 2012?


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Panto Season

Panto Season (27 November 2012 - 20 January 2013)

November to January is traditionally panto season in the UK, when towns and cities all over the country put on their festive shows and the rafters ring to the calls of 'He's behind you!' In Edinburgh, the two main productions for 2012 are Mother Goose at the King’s Theatre and Cinderella at the Lyceum Theatre. - Find out more in our Edinburgh Panto Season blog post.


Edinburgh Art Fair (16 – 18 November 2012) - If you are visiting Edinburgh this November, be sure to check out the Edinburgh Art Fair - the largest event of its kind outside of London. Featuring 64 handpicked galleries the art fair is vibrant and has become a key date in Edinburgh’s social scene. All artists exhibited are selected for their diversity, quality and originality. - Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 Newmarket Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ - www.artedinburgh.com

Treasures from the Queen’s Places (until 4 November 2012) - 2012 has been a great year and this event is your last chance to witness key items from the Royal Collection, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. With over 100 drawings, paintings, manuscripts, miniatures, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery pieces on show, these treasures reflect the true tastes of the various members of the royal family, spread over the centuries. - The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX - www.royalcollection.org.uk

The Black Dinner (26 – 30 November 2012) - Hear the shocking tales of the Black Dinner which will leave you with a chill down your spine! Engross yourself in this living history event and listen to the story of how in November 1440 the young Earl of Douglas and his younger brother were invited to dinner with James II, only to be instantly beheaded. - Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG - www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk

Picasso and Modern British Art (until 4 November 2012) - This is your last chance to experience the first exhibition and explore Pablo Picasso’s lifetime connection with Britain. This pioneering display marks the first time the Tate Modern and Scottish National Gallery have collaborated on a major exhibition. Displaying over 150 works from both private and public collections, from all over the world, this is an iconic exhibition not to be missed. - Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR - www.nationalgalleries.org

The Edinburgh Wedding Fair & Fashion Show (3 – 4 November 2012) - The Edinburgh Wedding Fair has grown to be the largest event for Brides and Grooms, in the East of Scotland. Featuring over 130 exhibitors, this wedding fair is a must see to help plan your perfect day. Whether you are just engaged or at the final planning stage, there will be something for everyone and promises to be a great day out. - Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 Newmarket Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ - www.edinburghweddingfair.com

12 Dancers/ Deliberance (21 November 2012) - Guilty or not guilt is the question. Explore the true concept of guilt with the aid of 12 dancers performing to an innovative dance, choreographed by Andy Howitt. Set in a jury room, this performance features an all star cast, including Angus Balbernie, Ian Spink, Alan Greig and Matthew Hawkins - Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh,Scotland, EH1 2ED - www.traverse.co.uk

Steel Panther (9 November 2012) - For one night only, you can experience the iconic, glam metal rockers from Los Angeles, Steel Panther. Arguably one of the most tongue in cheek bands of all time, Steel Panther is the parody of 80s hairspray rock. Enjoy this electric performance from one of the most entertaining bands of all time. - Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 Newmarket Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ - www.edinburghcornexchange.com

Edinburgh’s Christmas (29 November 2012 – 6 January 2013) - Experience one of Europe’s premium Christmas festivals this year as it returns to Edinburgh with a month-long programme bringing festive cheer to all. Grab those hats and scarves and wrap up warm so you and the family can enjoy a spin on the city’s big wheel, experience panoramic views of Scotland’s capital and much more. - Edinburgh City Centre - www.edinburghschristmas.com

The Scots Fiddle Festival 2012 (16 - 18 November 2012) - Calling all fiddle music lovers, the annual Fiddle Festival returns to Edinburgh for a full weekend of non-stop music. This annual festival isn’t just about playing the fiddle it about the lifestyle that comes with it, featuring talks, ceilidhs, recitals and workshops. - The Queen's Hall, 85 - 89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG - www.scotsfiddlefestival.com


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