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Whats On in Edinburgh in August, 2017

Monday 7th Aug

Jonah Matranga + Guests Read More

Jonah Matranga + Guests

Henry's Cellar Bar , 16A Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8BJ

From Sunday 6th Aug 2017 - Until Monday 7th Aug 2017

Jonah Matranga (aka onelinedrawing) is essentially unique. His sound & style is somewhere in between Prince, Bjork and The Clash, but it doesn’t really fit into any genre

Dads in Adversity Read More

Dads in Adversity

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 7, 2017

2017 Just Festival Conversation

Tuesday 8th Aug

Changing Paths Read More

Changing Paths

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 8, 2017

2017 Just Festival Conversation

Wednesday 9th Aug

Nocturne Read More

Nocturne

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

From Friday 4th Aug 2017 - Until Wednesday 9th Aug 2017

Inspired by the natural, emotional and spiritual migrations that occur after nightfall, Nocturne uses traditional Indian dance and music to summon the different facets of the night. For one hour be "transported into an exquisite dream state, one that exists deep in the heart of night."...

Let Me ON Stage Read More

Let Me ON Stage

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 9, 2017

2017 Just Festival Conversation

Lal Batti Express (Red-Light Express) Read More

Lal Batti Express (Red-Light Express)

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

From Saturday 5th Aug 2017 - Until Wednesday 9th Aug 2017

In 2014, Kranti's girls wrote, directed and performed a play in dozens of theatres and festivals across the world.  Their engaging performances helped change the mindsets of thousands of people about sex workers and their children. Kranti's latest play, 'Lal Batti Express (Red-Light Express)', is...

Thursday 10th Aug

Empire State of Mind Read More

Empire State of Mind

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 10, 2017

2017 Just Festival Conversation

Friday 11th Aug

Bethany Black, Seriously Funny at Just Festival Read More

Bethany Black, Seriously Funny at Just Festival

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 11, 2017

Seriously Funny is a series of comedy events that educate and entertain! Comedians are joined on stage by academic researchers from Edinburgh's universities to explore local and global issues of healthcare, gender identity and current politics.

Sunday 13th Aug

Summer Foraging Course Read More

Summer Foraging Course

The Flotterstone Inn , Milton Bridge, Penicuik, Edinburgh, Midlothian,...

From Friday 11th Aug 2017 - Until Sunday 13th Aug 2017

This course is a simple foraging walk where we will identify a selection of edible Summer plants, mushrooms, flowers and fruits. We’re excited to be coming back here as our courses here last year were some of the most fungi packed courses of the season.

Monday 14th Aug

Prison Break Read More

Prison Break

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 14, 2017

2017 Just Festival Conversation

Tuesday 15th Aug

Hot Topical Read More

Hot Topical

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 15, 2017

2017 Just Festival Conversation

Mimi's Suitcase Read More

Mimi's Suitcase

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

From Friday 4th Aug 2017 - Until Tuesday 15th Aug 2017

A hilarious and heart-warming universal coming-of-age journey of resilience, humanity and, above all, hope. Mimi's Suitcase is multilingual, auto-biographical, award-winning one-woman play following Iranian teen Mimi's return to her war-torn homeland after a happy childhood in Barcelona. Written...

Wednesday 16th Aug

Faith in Ageing Read More

Faith in Ageing

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 16, 2017

2017 Just Festival Conversation

Thursday 17th Aug

Speed Dating in Edinburgh Read More

Speed Dating in Edinburgh

Lulu , 125b George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JN

On Aug 17, 2017

Speed Dating in Edinburgh

Rebel Rebel Read More

Rebel Rebel

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 17, 2017

2017 Just Festival Conversation

Friday 18th Aug

Is This It? Read More

Is This It?

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

On Aug 18, 2017

Poet and Storyteller, Margot Henderson presents a one woman show with a warm wry take on the journey from cradle to grave, through love and loss and all that death brings in its wake. The show looks death in the face and tells it like it is, straight from the corpse’s mouth.

The Lady Doth Protest Too Much: Poetry in Resistance Read More

The Lady Doth Protest Too Much: Poetry in Resistance

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

On Aug 18, 2017

We live in an era of significant political shifts; of threats to women's reproductive rights, of global and local attacks on Muslim women's rights, of hate on the streets. In the face of these currents of misogyny, racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia, how do women resist the tides which seek to...

Daphna Baram, Seriously Funny at Just Festival Read More

Daphna Baram, Seriously Funny at Just Festival

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 18, 2017

Seriously Funny is a series of comedy shows that educate and entertain! Comedians are joined on stage by academic researchers from Edinburgh's universities to explore local and global issues of healthcare, gender identity and current politics.

Saturday 19th Aug

Equilibrium Read More

Equilibrium

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

On Aug 19, 2017

Equilibrium' is a unique musical experience merging traditional Scottish tunes with digital technologies. Talented musicians with disabilities break barriers of access and perceptions as they perform on the Fringe Festival stages.  5 Star Review: 'Little did I realise, when I stepped into St...

100 Years of Balfour Read More

100 Years of Balfour

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

From Friday 11th Aug 2017 - Until Saturday 19th Aug 2017

For the last hundred years, the history of the world has been blighted by the conflict in Palestine. At the root of this conflict lies the Balfour Declaration, the contradiction perpetrated by the British in 1917 when they promised the same land to three different peoples.

Monday 21st Aug

Breaking Through Stained Glass: Women Faith Leaders Read More

Breaking Through Stained Glass: Women Faith Leaders

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 21, 2017

Just Festival Conversation 2017

Tuesday 22nd Aug

Dancing in Freedom Spect-Act @ Just Festival Read More

Dancing in Freedom Spect-Act @ Just Festival

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

On Aug 22, 2017

Devised by Shakti Theatre and women with lived experience of this issue, 'Dancing in Freedom' explores, questions, and challenges the reasons for domestic abuse. It is a powerful, moving and uplifting exploration of why gender-based violence and abuse exists, and how we can become free of it....

Finding a New Home Read More

Finding a New Home

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 22, 2017

2017 Just Festival Conversation

Wednesday 23rd Aug

With Mental Health in Mind Read More

With Mental Health in Mind

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 23, 2017

2017 Just Festival Conversation

The Fair-Ground. Spect-Act at Just Festival Read More

The Fair-Ground. Spect-Act at Just Festival

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

From Tuesday 22nd Aug 2017 - Until Wednesday 23rd Aug 2017

Just Festival performance with Active Inquiry. Everyone has an equal chance in the Fair-Ground, haven't they? Or are some games rigged for the privileged few? Helen has always believed she lives in a Just and Fair society but her experience of gender discrimination opens her eyes to the...

The Interview: Spect-Act at Just Festival Read More

The Interview: Spect-Act at Just Festival

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

On Aug 23, 2017

Sally has an interview for her dream job. Should her past history of addiction and imprisonment affect her chances? "The Interview" explores the struggle faced by those in recovery to rebuild their lives in a society that has often written them off. Spect-Act performance with Bethany Theatre...

Thursday 24th Aug

Doctors, Dying and Death in the 19th Century Read More

Doctors, Dying and Death in the 19th Century

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 24, 2017

2017 Just Festival In 1854 Edinburgh medical student Hugh Noble wrote a thesis on the care of the dying. He called it 'euthanasia', meaning an easeful death and was keen to distinguish that from the deliberate shortening of life. Doctors took advantage of new pain relieving drugs and created...

Friday 25th Aug

Happy Birthday? Spect-Act at Just Festival Read More

Happy Birthday? Spect-Act at Just Festival

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

On Aug 25, 2017

Ursula is an artist and an activist who has experienced mental health difficulties throughout her life. She has seen mental health services and public perceptions change over the years and has actively campaigned to overcome inequality and discrimination. This performance takes a creative and...

Ed Patrick, Seriously Funny at Just Festival Read More

Ed Patrick, Seriously Funny at Just Festival

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

On Aug 25, 2017

Quality comedy that educates and entertains! Comedians are joined on stage by academic researchers from Edinburgh's universities to explore local and global issues of healthcare, gender identity and current politics.

Mental Notes with Harmony Choir Read More

Mental Notes with Harmony Choir

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

On Aug 25, 2017

Just Festival Performance Following last year's debut sell-out performance, HarmonyChoir once again bring you an evening of inspirational and uplifting music. HarmonyChoir is a group of singers, some of whom have experience of mental health. Join HarmonyChoir and special guests for an evening...

Saturday 26th Aug

Freedom Read More

Freedom

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

From Tuesday 15th Aug 2017 - Until Saturday 26th Aug 2017

Coming to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe directly from Uganda, for 5 nights only, Freedom is the stage adaptation of the original screenplay for the award-winning movie under the same title.

Mimi's Suitcase Read More

Mimi's Suitcase

Quaker Meeting House , 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JN

From Monday 14th Aug 2017 - Until Saturday 26th Aug 2017

A hilarious and heart-warming universal coming-of-age journey of resilience, humanity and, above all, hope. 'Mimi's Suitcase' is a multilingual, auto-biographical, award-winning one-woman play following Iranian teen Mimi's return to her war-torn homeland after a happy childhood in Barcelona....

Edinburgh Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'Vine to Wine' Read More

Edinburgh Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'Vine to Wine'

Apex Haymarket , 90 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5LQ, United...

On Aug 26, 2017

Our Edinburgh Wine Tasting Days are fantastic days out suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Taste 15 Wines, enjoy a 3 Course Lunch - Perfect Gift Idea.

Just Together Read More

Just Together

St John's Episcopal Church , Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ

On Aug 26, 2017

A celebration of the work at the 2017 Just Festival

Other Dates Throughout the Month

Curious About Edinburgh? Read More

Curious About Edinburgh?

Edinburgh City Centre , Starts from: Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NG

From Tuesday 22nd Dec 2015 - Until Friday 22nd Dec 2017

Discover Edinburgh with two unique self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt

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