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Edinburgh September 2013

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What's on in Edinburgh in September 2013?

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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert (1st September 2013)

This year’s International Festival will be brought to an end with a spectacular fireworks concert. With Edinburgh Castle sitting in the background, there really is no better place to witness a fireworks concert. The fireworks will be specially choreographed to the dynamic music provided by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Heights Restaurant at Apex International Hotel offers stunning views of the castle and fireworks. Read more in our Virgin Money Fireworks Concert blog post.

Location: Princes Street Gardens


Miles for Macmillan (1st September 2013)

Take part in Miles for Macmillan this year and help raise valuable money for charities. The walk will be taking place in the beautiful setting of Holyrood Park, giving you the opportunity to marvel at the stunning extinct volcano that is Arthur’s Seat. The walk will take you past three beautiful lakes teaming with wildlife and will take you in a loop, around the historic village of Duddingston.

Location: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS


Hairspray – September (3rd – 14th September 2013)

The famous West End musical comedy, Hairspray, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (close to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel) this September. Mark Benton, star of various stage and screen productions, plays matriarch Edna in the show (John Travolta famously played Edna in the Hairspray movie). Newcomer Freya Sutton will play the big-hearted teen heroine Tracy Turnblad. Don’t miss your chance to see the musical comedy of the year.

Location: Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, EH1 3AA


Richard Dawkins: The Making of a Scientist (16th September 2013)

Join Richard Dawkins in the Royal Lyceum Theatre on the 16th September for what promises to be a fascinating evening. Dawkins will be discussing his memoir ‘An Appetite for Wonder’. Find out more about the life of the world’s most famous atheist and learn who and what inspired him to become the man he is today.

Location: Royal Lyceum Theatre, 30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX.


Edinburgh Doors Open Day (22nd – 23rd September 2013)

Don’t miss your chance to explore some of Edinburgh’s most architecturally and culturally significant buildings. Best of all…you’ll be able to explore them for free! Explore some of the city’s heritage landmarks as well as some of its newest architecture. If there’s a particular historic building you’ve wanted to visit or maybe you’ve just wanted to learn more about the city’s architecture… now’s your chance!

Location: Across Edinburgh


Ready Steady Cook Live (25th September 2013)

The beloved cooking show is coming to Edinburgh! Television chef Lesley Waters will be live on stage battling against a guest television chef, in what is guaranteed to be a night to remember. Will it be the ‘Green Pepper’ or the ‘Red Tomato’ that comes out victorious? You’ll have to wait until 25th September to find out.

Location: Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre


An Evening with Ray Mears – (29th September 2013)

Spend an evening with Ray Mears at King’s Theatre in Edinburgh. Ray has become a recognizable figure throughout the world as he has spent the last two decades traveling it. He is an authority on the subject of bushcraft and survival and has experienced surviving in some of the most uninhabitable and harshest environments this planet has to offer. Let Ray share some of this knowledge with you.

Location: King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, EH3 9LQ


Holyrood Park Archaeology Day (29th September 2013)

Holyrood Park will be opening up this September for a whole day dedicated to archaeology. The Historic Scotland Rangers Service will be on hand to explain the events of the Iron Age. You’ll have an opportunity to meet characters from the past and you could even try your hands at some of the Iron Age skills. Do you have what it takes to be an Iron Age human?

Location: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh


Memory Walk 2013 (21st September 2013)

Alzheimer Scotland will be partnering with Bupa Carehomes to put together this year’s Memory Walk. If you’re looking for a family day out this September, then look no further. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family. There will be face painting, home baking and lots of musical entertainment to enjoy. You can show your support for this great cause by either registering for the walk or by bringing your kids along to take part in some family fun.

Location: Dalkeith Country Park


Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo (27th – 29th September 2013)

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo comes direct from Australia this September. It’s the perfect chance for children to get up close and personal with various prehistoric animals and the perfect opportunity to learn more about these prehistoric beasts. Children will be able to watch wide-eyed from a safe distance, or they can get right up close to the animals…if they’re brave enough, that is.

Location: King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, EH3 9LQ.


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