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Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns’ contribution to Scottish culture. His best-known work is Auld Lang Syne. Many types of food are associated with Burns Night. These include cock-a-leekie soup (chicken and leek soup); haggis; neeps (mashed turnips or swedes) and tatties (mashed potatoes); cranachan (whipped cream mixed with raspberries and served with sweet oat wafers); and bannocks (a kind of bread cooked on a griddle).

Edinburgh International Science Festival, founded in 1989, is an educational charity that aims to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the world around them.

On the 30th April as the sun sets, #BeltaneFestival actors and dancers will be be re-imagining the ancient #Celtic festival of #Beltane for the thirtieth time. Beltane Festival will mark the changing seasons with a wild mix of drums, fire and physical theatre – on a scale not seen anywhere else in the world.

In 2018, the festival will return to the old Leith Theatre from 25 May to 3rd June 2018; with 10 days and nights of music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJs and special events. DATES & TIMES 25 May to 3rd June 2018 (Times vary) TICKET INFORMATION Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis. Artists of all stripes congregate for the Hidden Door interdisciplinary arts festival, which features dozens of cool musicians, bands, artists, filmmakers and poets, often working in new and exciting combinations. Last year the festival took place at the old Leith Theatre, with this year’s space still be revealed.

If you enjoy eating outdoors in a fun, friendly atmosphere? – come join us! It’s that time of the year where we start to celebrate the summer!

It’s Christmas! A time to get ridiculously merry as we start holidays, and on Edinburgh’s Santa Pub Crawl we’re going to find out if you’re actually naughty or nice! Get dressed up as Christmassy as you dare, and then dare to complete the challenges given to you throughout the night. Some of them are naughty, some of them nice, so by the end of the bar tour, we’ll know exactly which side of the list you’re on! Here’s what Naughty Santa is giving you: FREE ENTRY TO 4 BARS! FREE SHOT AT EACH BAR! DRINK DEALS EVERYWHERE! PHOTOGRAPHER ALL NIGHT! WHAT TO EXPECT? So you’re all dressed up in either your Rudolph outfit, or Christmas Jumper, or snowman gear, or maybe just some wrapping paper 😉 and you head out ready for your Edinburgh Santa Pub Crawl. You will meet our fabulous, dressed hosts at the door where you’ll show your ticket, and in return receive your Santa Pub Crawl for the night. You’ll head to four more great bars/clubs where everyone is in the Christmas spirit, ready to drink and dance the night away, where you will, of course, receive your free shots and exclusive drinks deals all night. Let’s get Christmassy!