What's on inPortobello


Welcome to Portobello

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Portobello - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Portobello to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Portobello

25
MAY
Cask Is King
The Real Mary King's Close

4th 11th 18th and 25th May 21.15 22.45 Cask Is King is taking place every Thursday in May to celebrate Whisky Month Enjoy a guided tour through the dark streets of The Real Mary Kings Close where you will enjoy a…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01312 250672
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27
MAY
Six centuries of sacred European music
St Cuthbert's Parish Church

Come and hear the Edinburgh Bach Choir conducted by Stephen Doughty sing some exciting and diverse music from across the European continent along with some fantastic Organ pieces includingStanford Coelos ascendit hodieGabrieli MagnificatMonteverdi Beatus virWidor Surrexit a mortuosFaure Cantique de Jean RacineParry…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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08
JUN
Speed Dating in Edinburgh
Lulu

Edinburgh Speed DatingAbout Speed Dating in Edinburgh EventsAt one of our Edinburgh Speed Dating events you will have four minutes to chat to each date Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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10
JUN
Spiritual Healing - The Health of the Future
Edinburgh Central Library, Board Room

I have remained nothing more than a normal natural person are the words Bruno Groening wrote; a person who possessed the simple intuitive knowledge of the laws governing divine spiritual healing.The audience can experience the divine power in their own bodies that…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07738 533322
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10
JUN
The MoonWalk Scotland 2017
Holyrood Park

Get ready to release your inner Jane Tarzan or Indiana at The MoonWalks Jungle Safari Sign up now for The MoonWalk Scotland 2017 organised by grant‐making breast cancer charity Walk the Walk. On Saturday 10th June thousands of women and men wearing…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01483 741430
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17
JUN
Great Scottish Walk & Run Festival, 5K & 10K Run,
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

SATURDAY 17th & SUNDAY 18th June 2017. Venue: Holyrood Park Edinburgh. This annual event goes from strength to strength with activities for all the family. ENTERTAINMENT ‐ Under cover is the stage and entertainment area. Activities & live music featuring…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01316 200190
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21
JUN
Cloud Technology & The Modern Charity - Roundtable
Waverley Gate

Technology can be a powerful force that opens exciting opportunities for charities to achieve their missions and accelerate their impact. For this to happen it is fundamental for charity leaders to have a basic understanding of cloud technology and to embed digital…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 0000 000000
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26
JUN
International Congress of the Royal College of Psy
EICC

The International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists is one of the most prestigious mental health events in the World. This years congress comes to Edinburgh with the theme Psychiatry without Borders and a program featuring 80 symposia and masterclasses…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)2037 012618
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08
JUL
Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival at Gre
Greyfriars Kirk

After its inaugural outing in 2016 the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival returns this year with another programme bursting with energy and excitement featuring the following ensembles:Chamber Choir Ivan Filipovic CroatiaLindbergh HS Strolling Strings USAThe BIG Sing EdinburghWest Springfield High School Orchestra…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07730 537592
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16
JUL
19th IUPAB congress and 11th EBSA congress - Edinb
Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The Institute of Physics IOP and the British Biophysical Society BBS together with the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics IUPAB and the European Biophysical Societies Association EBSA are jointly organising the 19th IUPAB congress and 11th EBSA congress in Edinburgh…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02074 704840
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28
JUL
Annasach's Summer Ceilidh at The Counting House
The Peartree

Come and dance to Annasach Ceilidh Band at our regular Ceilidh at The Counting House aka The Peartree Edinburgh from 8pm. All dances will be called so beginners welcome. Tickets are priced at £8 and £6 conc and can be purchased…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07768 563138
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03
AUG
Cabareilidh
Ghillie Dhu

Enjoy feathers tiaras and show stopping numbers accompanied with a delicious three course dinner.Think the rest of the world meets Scotland as we bring you a sampling of cabaret performances followed by an evening of traditional dance and music. Start your evening…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01312 229300
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03
AUG
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
The Principal Edinburgh

Our 10th anniversary at Edinburgh Fringe promises even more surprises special anniversary performances premium VIP experiences a new venue and an exclusive special offer for early birds. Book before 8 January and save 15Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a 5‐star immersive…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08451 544145
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04
AUG
Princess Pumpalot: The Purple Super-Farting Bean
Le Monde Hotel

Can Princess Pumpalot The Farting Princess and her best friend Guffy find the purple super‐farting bean and save Wiffyville from Prince Nastavia and the Low‐Flying Gnomes Aided by bizarre clues from a werewolf a mummy and a prisoner Princess Pumpalot and Guffy…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01312 256745
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04
AUG
Princess Pumpalot: The Quest for the Purple Super-
Le Monde (Venue 47)

Can Princess Pumpalot The Farting Princess and her best friend Guffy find the purple super‐farting bean and save Wiffyville from Prince Nastavia and the Low‐Flying Gnomes Aided by bizarre clues from a werewolf a mummy and a prisoner Princess Pumpalot and Guffy…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01312 703959
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04
AUG
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
Theatre Big Tops (Fringe Venue 189)

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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04
AUG
Vive La Variete
The Voodoo Rooms

Vaudeville comedy and cabaret are all on the menu in a five‐star feast of first‐rate fun. Vive La Variete gathers performers from all around the world to create a dazzling spectacle that is guaranteed to entertain and never fails to please. No…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01315 567060
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14
AUG
Edinburgh Fringe: 2 Religions 1 Comedy Show – Fr
The Pear Tree

Henrys Show Aaaah The Growing Pains of a Neurotic Jew and Joes The Confused Sikh Who Loves Curried Mustard.Henry Churniavsky will take you on a journey of Jewish life from growing up to growing old. Heard of scouse stew Henry is scouse…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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11
SEP
2017 Meeting of the European Society for Immunodef
Edinburgh International Conference Centre

ESID 2017 will be held from 11‐14 September in Edinburgh Scotland. This will be the 18th ESID meeting and in a departure from the Biennial meeting a focused meeting on Autoimmunity and Inflammation in Primary Immunodeficiency; beyond the paradox is being organized…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 039 727971
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10
OCT
International Conference on Gender Studies and the
Queen Margaret University

This conference offers a platform for: Discussion relating to the current status of women with a special focus on the following categories that constitute potential challenges to gender equality and womens rights: the UKs decision to leave the EU the refugee crisis…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07467 043350
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12
OCT
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh in Edinburgh on Thursday 12 October 2017. Whats the best thing about going to watch Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
DEC
Absolute Bowie
The Liquid Room

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 2.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01312 252564
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Tourist Attractions


Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth is one of Edinburgh's most exciting, must see attractions. Take a thrilling journey back in time and learn about our planet Earth. Interactive displays let you see, hear, smell and feel the planet as it was in the past, how it is…

Camera Obscura

Enjoy the fascinating Camera Obscura Show, fantastic views of Edinburgh, and three galleries packed full of an amazing range of optical experiences which have been amusing visitors of all ages and nationalities since 1853The Camera Obscura show is the essential Edinburgh tour and an excellent start to your…

Alba Ballooning

Hot Air Balloons at Alba Ballooning in Edinburgh, Midlothian. Contact venue on 0131‐667 4251 for opening times and entrance costs.…

American Golf Discount

American Golf Discount ‐ golf course in Edinburgh, Midlothian. Contact the golf course on telephone number 0131‐664 2001 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at American Golf Discount golf courseclub.…

Baberton Golf Club

Baberton Golf Club ‐ golf course in Juniper Green, Midlothian. Contact the golf course on telephone number 0131‐453 4911 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Baberton Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Berlin Bierhaus

Berlin Bierhaus Nightclub in Edinburgh, Midlothian. Contact venue on telephone number 0131‐467 7216 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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