Events in Glasgow on 19 August 2021

View all the upcoming events in Glasgow on the 19 August 2021 below, or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Glasgow

#StreamMyStory

#StreamMyStory

17th June 2021 - 31st August 2021
Online Event

Scottish Public Libraries will host #StreamMyStory author events online for children to enjoy in the summer holidays!
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30 Minute Meditation Lunchtime Classes

30 Minute Meditation Lunchtime Classes

30th May 2021 - 17th December 2021

Take half an hour out to cultivate inner peace and enjoy the rest of the day with an inspired and positive mind on one of Kadampa Meditaion Centre's Lunchtime Classes!
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Bard in the Botanics

Bard in the Botanics

7th July 2021 - 28th August 2021

Bard in the Botanics are delighted to be returning to Glasgow Botanic Gardens for their 20th anniversary season with brand new productions of 'Twelfth Night' and 'The Winter's Tale'!
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Bongo’s Bingo Glasgow

Bongo’s Bingo Glasgow

Selected dates between 15th July 2021 - 22nd October 2021

Bongo's Bingo takes on Scotland and SWG3 Glasgow! Join us at our infamous bingo show for a unique twist on the traditional past time!
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Camp Out for Cancer Support Scotland

Camp Out for Cancer Support Scotland

1st July 2021 - 30th September 2021
Nationwide

Make a fort in your living room, roll your sleeping bag out in your bedroom or pitch a tent out in your back garden and help raise vital funds for Cancer Support Scotland!
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City Sightseeing Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021
Various Locations Glasgow

With 21 stops where you can hop on and off to visit some of the city's leading attractions, City Sightseeing Glasgow is the perfect way to explore Glasgow!
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Culzean By The Sea

Culzean By The Sea

1st May 2021 - 26th September 2021

To celebrate Scotland's Year of Coasts & Waters Culzean Castle have created a fantastical trail of willow sculptures depicting creatures, real and mythical, of the sea and water!
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Curious About Glasgow

Curious About Glasgow

1st January 2020 - 31st December 2021
Various Locations Glasgow

Have fun discovering Glasgow with a self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!
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Daily Potions Cocktail Making Session 18+

Daily Potions Cocktail Making Session 18+

17th May 2021 - 23rd December 2021

Be immersed in a world of magic making your very own potions cocktail at The Root Of Magic!
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Festival Village: Merchant City

Festival Village: Merchant City

17th June 2021 - 26th September 2021

The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to Glasgow's Candleriggs Square!
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Flair Gymnastics Club Gymnastics Classes

Flair Gymnastics Club Gymnastics Classes

19th December 2020 - 31st December 2021

Flair Gymnastics Club have just opened a new facility within The Pitches in the Southside of Glasgow and have a range of new classes available for kids 5+!
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Flo Brooks: Angletwich

Flo Brooks: Angletwich

7th August 2021 - 4th October 2021

Tramway presents Angletwich, the first solo exhibition in Scotland by artist Flo Brooks, realised in partnership with Brighton CCA!
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Free OVO Bikes in Glasgow

Free OVO Bikes in Glasgow

26th July 2021 - 1st October 2021
Various Locations Glasgow

OVO is on a mission to zero carbon. Our next step? We're launching OVO Bikes in Glasgow – bringing pedal power to the people. So you can start your journey towards easier, greener living!
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Get Active Glasgow

Get Active Glasgow

10th July 2021 - 30th September 2021
Various Locations Glasgow

Glasgow residents are invited to sign up to Glasgow City Council's exciting new 'Get Active, You Can Do It!' challenge, which runs until Thursday 30 September!
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Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

Glasgow City Centre Walking Tour

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

This is a 1.5 - 2 hour tour that will take you around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to find out about Glasgow's rich history and culture!
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Glasgow Photo Journey: 1978 by Jos Treen

Glasgow Photo Journey: 1978 by Jos Treen

5th July 2021 - 17th November 2021

Taken over the span of one year, 'Glasgow Photo Journey:1978' perfectly encapsulates the hardships, resilience and humour of the people living in our city at the time.
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Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

Good Move Glasgow Health Walks

1st January 2021 - 31st December 2021
Various Locations Glasgow

Good Move Glasgow run Health Walks right across the city which are suitable for all ages and abilities!
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Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 27th April 2021 - 23rd December 2021

Join a Historic Tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!
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Index Cards and Letters

Index Cards and Letters

11th June 2021 - 27th August 2021

As part of Glasgow International 2021, The Modern Institute presents Luke Fowler's exhibition - Index Cards and Letters.
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King Tut’s Summer Nights

King Tut’s Summer Nights

4th August 2021 - 31st August 2021

King Tut’s Summer Nights festival returns showcasing over 70 acts across August in the UK's best live music venue!
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Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

5th April 2021 - 30th September 2021

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail is back with a new trail mystery! Book Now for tickets right through the summer and join us in our biggest adventure yet!
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Margot Sandeman SSA 1922-2009 Poetry & Harmony - Works On Paper And Oils

Margot Sandeman SSA 1922-2009 Poetry & Harmony - Works On Paper And Oils

5th August 2021 - 1st September 2021

Gerber Fine Art is proud to present an exhibition by the artist Margot Sandeman, well known for vivid landscapes of the West Coast and interior still lifes influenced by the Arts & Crafts tradition.
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Niqabi Ninja

Niqabi Ninja

12th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

Combining street artwork, audio-story performance and a walk through your city, you are invited to immerse yourselves in Hana's world when Niqabi Ninja comes to Tramway!
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Peak Times

Peak Times

11th June 2021 - 27th August 2021

For Glasgow International, The Modern Institute presents a new exhibition by Eva Rothschild at its Aird's Lane gallery, which extends the artist's interest in reinvigorating conventional sculpture.
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Portraits of an LGBTI+ Generation

Portraits of an LGBTI+ Generation

26th June 2021 - 29th August 2021

This series of portraits of Scottish LGBTI+ Elders, reflecting their own personal experiences, will give a sense of the varied, rich and remarkable lives of the many LGBTI+ elders living in Scotland.
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Road to RHC

Road to RHC

5th August 2021 - 26th August 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Take part in a brand new virtual cycling challenge this August and support Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glenarn

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glenarn

1st April 2021 - 21st September 2021
Helensburgh

As part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme you can visit Glenarn in Rhu, Helensburgh, a complete example of a ten-acre garden which spans from 1850 to the present day!
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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Inveraray Castle Gardens

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Inveraray Castle Gardens

27th May 2021 - 31st August 2021

Explore the grounds of Inveraray Castle, which are full of rhododendrons and azaleas, as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!
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Street Art Walking Tour

Street Art Walking Tour

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

Walking Tours in Glasgow is now offering a Street Art tour! This mural and modern culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow!
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Summer Of Esports

Summer Of Esports

26th July 2021 - 22nd August 2021

Take part in Belong Summer of Esports by heading down to Belong Glasgow inside GAME on Union Street between now and August 22nd!
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Summer Schools at RCS

Summer Schools at RCS

1st July 2021 - 31st August 2021
Online Event Glasgow

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's exciting programme of online summer schools, featuring a range of courses designed to keep you learning and creating at home, will run throughout July and August!
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The Big Escape Glasgow

The Big Escape Glasgow

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021
Glasgow City Centre

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Glasgow City Centre into a giant escape game!
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Tuesday Friendship Club

Tuesday Friendship Club

Selected dates between 20th May 2021 - 30th December 2021

The Tuesday Friendship Club is a weekly night for adults with learning disabilities and additional support needs held at the Fairfield Club, Govan on Thursdays!
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Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

Weekly Online Computing Club for Kids

10th August 2020 - 19th December 2021
Online Event

Check out ComputerXplorers SEScotland's online kids computing clubs, the perfect way to learn the latest technologies and develop invaluable tech skills.
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Winnie Herbstein: Dampbusters

Winnie Herbstein: Dampbusters

6th August 2021 - 4th September 2021

Being screened at CCA Glasgow, Dampbusters is the third in a triptych of films exploring the past, present and future of community organising in Glasgow.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Choose How U Move East Ren

Choose How U Move East Ren

17th May 2021 - 31st October 2021

Choose How U Move East Ren is running between the 17th May and 31st October 2021! Join the programme today, get active & earn fantastic rewards to support your local community!

Find out about Choose How U Move East Ren on What's On East Renfrewshire
Relax & Sing Baby Massage and Yoga

Relax & Sing Baby Massage and Yoga

19th August 2021

Join Bébé Serenity for this mellow 5 week course in Clarkston to learn great techniques to help soothe and calm your little one, ease colic and give you both new ways to connect and bond!

Find out about Relax & Sing Baby Massage and Yoga on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

1:1 Textile Printing Session

1:1 Textile Printing Session

16th June 2021 - 31st December 2021

Perfect for creatives looking to materialise a project, students wishing to expand their portfolio, beginners for gaining knowledge or anyone wanting to try learn something different!

Find out about 1:1 Textile Printing Session on What's On Edinburgh
A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Chic Murray - A Funny Place for a Window

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Chic Murray - A Funny Place for a Window

7th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

A Play, A Pie and A Pint returns to Edinburgh this summer with Chic Murray - A Funny Place for a Window.

A Summer To Remember - Bobby’s Heritage Trail

A Summer To Remember - Bobby’s Heritage Trail

13th July 2021 - 31st August 2021

Looking for free fun activities for children over the summer holidays? Come along to 'A Summer to Remember' at The Wee Museum of Memory in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh!

Find out about A Summer To Remember - Bobby’s Heritage Trail on What's On Edinburgh
Air and Space Exhibition

Air and Space Exhibition

28th February 2021 - 31st December 2021

Air and Space is an online exhibition of recent paintings from artist Jill Ashforth featuring the beautiful collection Air and Space and her lyrical video poem Joy with the music of Max Richter.

Find out about Air and Space Exhibition on What's On Edinburgh
Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

26th April 2021 - 30th August 2021

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first-ever major retrospective of his work.

Find out about Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! on What's On Edinburgh
Army@TheFringe

Army@TheFringe

6th August 2021 - 22nd August 2021

Army@TheFringe returns to the stage at Edinburgh in August with a bright and bold programme of theatre, discussions, installation - mixed with magic and variety.

Find out about Army@TheFringe on What's On Edinburgh
Bharatanatyam Dance - Adults - Beginners

Bharatanatyam Dance - Adults - Beginners

19th August 2021

BHARATANATYAM is a highly stylised dance form from Tamil Nadu in the South of India. Join Karen from Theiya Arts for this 4 week online dance class starting on Thursday 19th August!

Find out about Bharatanatyam Dance - Adults - Beginners on What's On Edinburgh
black midi

black midi

19th August 2021

Expect freewheeling improvisations and post-punk, jazz and prog rock influences in one exciting, blistering performance from Mercury nominees black midi.

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Celebrating Okoe

Celebrating Okoe

13th August 2021 - 20th August 2021

A joyous showcase of music, dance and song by 13-piece African Groove Machine honouring the late Okoe Ardyfio - A Ghanaian master drummer.

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Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

15th May 2021 - 10th October 2021

This major retrospective, the most comprehensive display of Charles H. Mackie’s work in over a century, showcases the breadth of his creative vision and talents.

Find out about Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light on What's On Edinburgh
Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Oh No (Work in Progress)

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Oh No (Work in Progress)

13th August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Don't miss a new hour of stand-up from Christopher Macarthur-Boyd, the biggest wee fanny in Scottish comedy!

Find out about Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Oh No (Work in Progress) on What's On Edinburgh
Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

20th May 2021 - 31st August 2021

Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route.

Find out about Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt on What's On Edinburgh
Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

14th May 2021 - 31st October 2021

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

Den Building Adventures and Astounding Discoveries

Den Building Adventures and Astounding Discoveries

30th June 2021 - 22nd August 2021

2021 is a very special summer, and at Almond Valley we're doing even more than usual to ensure that everyone enjoys a brilliant time with our range of activities for children of all ages!

Find out about Den Building Adventures and Astounding Discoveries on What's On Edinburgh
Discover Edinburgh’s Gruesome History

Discover Edinburgh’s Gruesome History

23rd July 2021 - 10th November 2021

Do you want to explore Edinburgh's top sights in one evening AND discover gruesome secrets about the city that Scotland would rather keep hidden? Well then, this is the tour for your!

Find out about Discover Edinburgh’s Gruesome History on What's On Edinburgh
Dressmaking Course

Dressmaking Course

Selected dates between 27th July 2021 - 19th August 2021

Join The Edinburgh Sewcial Club for 6 evenings in the studio and learn how to make your own clothes. You can choose any garment you'd like to make!

Find out about Dressmaking Course on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh Ceilidhs: Lauriston Hall

Edinburgh Ceilidhs: Lauriston Hall

9th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

Edinburgh Ceilidhs invites you to a ceilidh in Lauriston Hall with caller Ken Gourlay, ceilidh band and piper.

Find out about Edinburgh Ceilidhs: Lauriston Hall on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh International Book Festival Online Themes: Poetry - The Art of the People

Edinburgh International Book Festival Online Themes: Poetry - The Art of the People

14th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

This year’s poetry series celebrates those poets whose collections work to fill in the gaps in our understanding of ourselves, our society and communities and our planet.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Online Themes: Scotland - Exploding the Myths?

Edinburgh International Book Festival Online Themes: Scotland - Exploding the Myths?

15th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

Join us for a captivating look into the past, present and future of Scottish writing.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Online Themes: Stories and Ideas for a Changing World

Edinburgh International Book Festival Online Themes: Stories and Ideas for a Changing World

14th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

How do we begin to make sense of the ever-changing world we are living in? In this series we look at stories and ideas that offer positive prescriptions for a better future.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: A Planet in Crisis - Ideas for Action

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: A Planet in Crisis - Ideas for Action

15th August 2021 - 31st August 2021

In this series of events we turn to those who offer positive calls to action and creative perspectives for protecting our planet – giving us hope that it’s not too late.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Blood Legacies - Confronting our Colonial Past

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Blood Legacies - Confronting our Colonial Past

14th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

This series explores how the West’s traditional narratives around race and colonialism are increasingly agreed to be toxic and unacceptable.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Body Matters

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Body Matters

15th August 2021 - 26th August 2021

Expect fun and frank discussions about a subject integral to almost everything we do as we consider the all-important role our bodies play in our sense of self.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Dazzling Debuts

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Dazzling Debuts

15th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

The Book Festival has long been a champion of new writing and new writers and this year we welcome a host of authors whose dazzling debuts are already making big waves in the literary world.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Generation Next - Empowering Voices

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Generation Next - Empowering Voices

14th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

This year’s series of events for young adults takes a fearless and unflinching look at the issues affecting young people today.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Giants of Literature: Wisdom in Fiction

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Giants of Literature: Wisdom in Fiction

14th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

This year we are delighted to welcome some of the most exciting voices of literature to our stages and screens to impart their wisdom with us.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: On Belonging - Migration Stories

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: On Belonging - Migration Stories

14th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

This series looks at stories of migration: from the often brutal catalysts for moving, to the arduous journeys undertaken, to the process of trying to adapt to a new home.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: On Influence - The Art that Shapes Us

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: On Influence - The Art that Shapes Us

16th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

In this series, we take a close look at the art and artists who have been a source of inspiration to others. From musicians and painters to writers and poets.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Performing Stories

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Performing Stories

18th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

In addition to an array of immersive evening events filled with music, spoken word and storytelling, these are literary events to lose yourself in.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Pride and Prejudice - Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Voices

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: Pride and Prejudice - Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Voices

14th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

Join us for our series celebrating the stories and voices blazing a trail for the LGBTQIA+ community today.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The New York Times Series

Edinburgh International Book Festival Themes: The New York Times Series

18th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

Led by expert journalists and editors from The New York Times, we talk about the actions, decisions and revolutions that got us to where we are today, and where we could potentially go from here.

Ellie Harrison: Early Warning Signs

Ellie Harrison: Early Warning Signs

1st June 2021 - 31st December 2021

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is hosting one of artist Ellie Harrison’s four Early Warning Signs.

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Festival Village: Waverley

Festival Village: Waverley

15th May 2021 - 29th August 2021

The Pop-Up Pro's are bringing their popular food market and beer garden, Festival Village, to the rooftop at Waverley Mall once again this Summer!

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Gene Loves Jezebel

Gene Loves Jezebel

19th August 2021

2021 will see Gene Loves Jezebel embark on their 40th Anniversary UK Tour and play Bannermans Bar on 19th August!

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Goldmund Quartet

Goldmund Quartet

19th August 2021

The award-winning Munich-based Goldmund Quartet makes its International Festival debut with Schubert and Haydn on 19th August.

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Henning Wehn: It’ll All Come Out In The Wash

Henning Wehn: It’ll All Come Out In The Wash

Selected dates between 5th August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Watch Henning give everything a good rinse and witness him wring sense out of the nonsensical at Edinburgh Corn Exchange in August!

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Is This a Dagger?

Is This a Dagger?

6th August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Andy Cannon returns to the Netherbow stage to tell Shakespeare’s classic, taking audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again.

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Islander: the Paintings of Donald Smith

Islander: the Paintings of Donald Smith

29th May 2021 - 26th September 2021

This is the first major exhibition Donald Smith's work, in partnership with An Lanntair, Stornoway and is part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2021.

Find out about Islander: the Paintings of Donald Smith on What's On Edinburgh
Jack Docherty - Nothing But?

Jack Docherty - Nothing But?

11th August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Jack Docherty, the BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, and one of Scotland's favourite comic performers, returns to the festival with a tender, playful, darkly comic tale.

Find out about Jack Docherty - Nothing But? on What's On Edinburgh
Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne

18th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

Jason Byrne is back for more comedy chaos. Catch him at Edinburgh Corn Exchange in August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

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Jay Lafferty: Blether

Jay Lafferty: Blether

5th August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Jay switches off Zoom, changes out of her loungewear and prepares to say something more than 'cheers, Amazon man'. It's been a year and half and we all have some catching up to do.

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Jenna Reid and Harris Playfair with Mr McFall’s Chamber

Jenna Reid and Harris Playfair with Mr McFall’s Chamber

19th August 2021

Shetland fiddler Jenna Reid and pianist Harris Playfair join the genre-defying string ensemble Mr McFall’s Chamber on 19th August.

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Joan Eardley I Centenary

Joan Eardley I Centenary

30th July 2021 - 28th August 2021

Marking the centenary of Joan Eardley’s birth, The Scottish Gallery will present a major exhibition of Joan Eardley’s paintings and drawings this Summer as part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

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Jock McFadyen: Lost Boat Party

Jock McFadyen: Lost Boat Party

11th June 2021 - 25th September 2021

This summer Dovecot Studios celebrates the artist Jock McFadyen’s 70th birthday year with Lost Boat Party an exhibition of paintings which describe the romance and grandeur of the Scottish landscape

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Just These Please: No Worries If Not

Just These Please: No Worries If Not

5th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

Just These Please are back at the fringe with 25 sketches and songs in 55 minutes. They will blow your mind from a safe distance!

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Kevin Quantum - Eyes Open Eyes Shut

Kevin Quantum - Eyes Open Eyes Shut

5th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

Kevin Quantum, Britain's Got Talent 2020 semi-finalist, trained by Penn and Teller, and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out is back with 'Eyes Open Eyes Shut'.

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Kylie Minogue Wine Tasting

Kylie Minogue Wine Tasting

19th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

Join Brand Ambassador Madeleine St Clair as we discover some of the finest wines and fizz from the Kylie Minogue Wine collection. Plus, sample a tasting plate from our Forth Floor Window Bar!

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Lecture: The Morton Photography Project at the National Trust for Scotland

Lecture: The Morton Photography Project at the National Trust for Scotland

19th August 2021

Dr Antonia Laurence Allen will share collections, stories and projects from properties as diverse as Canna House, Brodie Castle and Tenement House at Lauriston Castle on 19th August.

London Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

19th August 2021

A spirit-lifting concert from the celebrated orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle as conductor on 19th August.

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MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

MagicFest at the Fringe - The Secret Room

Selected dates between 8th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

What mysteries does Lauriston Castle conceal? Come along and explore untold mysteries in the Secret Room!

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Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay

Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay

22nd May 2021 - 3rd October 2021

This major exhibition at City Art Centre focuses on the maritime theme in Ian Hamilton Finlay's work. It was a central element of his art, and one to which he returned throughout his life.

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Mark Nelson - Don’t Call It A Comeback

Mark Nelson - Don’t Call It A Comeback

Selected dates between 5th August 2021 - 28th August 2022

Catch award-winning stand-up Mark Nelson at Edinburgh Corn Exchange in August as part of the Fringe Festival!

Find out about Mark Nelson - Don’t Call It A Comeback on What's On Edinburgh
Matsena Productions – Rituel

Matsena Productions – Rituel

14th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

Prepare for a collective celebration that we've all deeply needed in the past year. Jump, laugh, cry, sing and join us in the Rituel.

Find out about Matsena Productions – Rituel on What's On Edinburgh
Medicine

Medicine

4th August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Writer and director Enda Walsh’s dark and frequently absurdist new play receives its highly anticipated world premiere at the International Festival.

Find out about Medicine on What's On Edinburgh
Miss Lindsay’s Secret

Miss Lindsay’s Secret

6th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

Using original live music, drama and historical material from Glenesk Museum, a lively and moving local story, woven into Scotland’s national identity, reaches across time and continent.

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Niqabi Ninja

Niqabi Ninja

12th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

Writer Sara Shaarawi and director Catrin Evans present an experiential performance in reaction to recent mob assaults in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

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Paddy the Cope

Paddy the Cope

7th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

West Lothian meets West Donegal as shale miner Patrick Gallagher (John McColl) returns to his native sod to spread social revolution, imbued with the co-operative principles he’s learned in Scotland

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Paul Black: Worst Case Scenario

Paul Black: Worst Case Scenario

18th August 2021 - 19th August 2021

His inaugural show at the Fringe, Worst Case Scenario gives us an insight into the self-pity and self-party that guided him through lockdown

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Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

18th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

Paul Sinha brings his new show, Hazy Little Thing Called Love, to the Stand Edinburgh as part of the Fringe Festival!

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Potted Pathology: The Complete Collection

Potted Pathology: The Complete Collection

3rd May 2021 - 31st December 2021

The Surgeons Hall Museums popular Potted Pathology collection in now available to enjoy at your leisure as a complete series!

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Preston Hall Walled Garden

Preston Hall Walled Garden

1st August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Set within 200 acres of private parkland, The Preston Hall Walled Garden is opening for the month of August only for all to come and enjoy!

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Rapunzel

Rapunzel

16th August 2021 - 26th August 2021

Join us at the Fringe for this classic fairy tale with a Pantomimic twist. A fun-filled, family-friendly extravaganza full of laughs, interaction, singing, dancing and fun!

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Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

26th April 2021 - 20th February 2022

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday year.

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Rob Rouse: No Refunds

Rob Rouse: No Refunds

17th August 2021 - 19th August 2021

As seen as Bottom in Upstart Crow (BBC) and a sell-out run of Upstart Crow The Play, in London's glittering West End, Rob is thrilled to be back arsing around live in person.

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Search Party Edinburgh

Search Party Edinburgh

14th June 2021 - 29th August 2021

Search Party Edinburgh is back for Summer 2021! Race against the clock around the streets of Edinburgh and help Professor Artie Fact find the missing city mascot.

Find out about Search Party Edinburgh on What's On Edinburgh
Shedinburgh Fringe Festival

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival

3rd August 2021 - 30th August 2021

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival is back in 2021 celebrating and preserving the best of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival...in sheds!

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Still

Still

2nd August 2021 - 22nd August 2021

Full of tenderness and humour, and woven through with a live, folk-rock inspired, musical score, Still is a cathartic story of life, loss and joy.

Find out about Still on What's On Edinburgh
Summer Holidays Aboard Britannia

Summer Holidays Aboard Britannia

1st July 2021 - 31st August 2021

With complimentary audio guides available in both adult and children’s versions, step aboard the Best UK Attraction (Which? Magazine, 2020) this summer, The Royal Yacht Britannia!

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Summer Holidays at Can You Escape? Edinburgh

Summer Holidays at Can You Escape? Edinburgh

8th July 2021 - 1st September 2021

Can You Escape? is a family friendly escape room venue in the heart of Edinburgh. Book now to experience Edinburgh's most magical escape rooms this summer!

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Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith

6th August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Captivate Theatre's five-star sell-out show returns to the Fringe. It's a jubilant and moving musical written by Stephen Greenhorn and featuring songs of the Proclaimers.

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Syncrasy

Syncrasy

26th June 2021 - 12th September 2021

Experience the work of visual artists Beverley Hood, Victoria Evans and Sneha Solanki, working across the fields of art, science and technology in this exhibition at Summerhall.

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The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!

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The Golden Fly

The Golden Fly

19th August 2021 - 27th August 2021

Storyteller Alice Fernbank and musician Graham Dickson lead you on a storytelling voyage laden with song and myth, presented through flute and voice.

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The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits: The Botanical Photography of Levon Biss

The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits: The Botanical Photography of Levon Biss

28th May 2021 - 26th September 2021

Feast your eyes on stunning, macro-photographic studies of seeds and fruits from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s Herbarium Collection.

The Ladyboys of Bangkok: Flight of Fantasy

The Ladyboys of Bangkok: Flight of Fantasy

6th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in Edinburgh with their most sensational show yet, Flight of Fantasy. Climb aboard for the trip of a lifetime!

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The Laird Strikes Back

The Laird Strikes Back

14th August 2021 - 21st August 2021

Perthshire maverick Gussie McCraig joins No.10 as a Scottish adviser. Mayhem ensues, Gussie spills the beans, is sacked, and emerges as Boris's not-so-hidden hand for COP26.

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

5th August 2021 - 29th August 2021

Nigel Miles-Thomas (Holmes) and Michael Roy Andrew (Watson) return to the fringe after their critical success with Of Mice and Men in 2019.

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The Royal Society of Edinburgh: Curious

The Royal Society of Edinburgh: Curious

9th August 2021 - 27th August 2021

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) will be making us wonder this summer as it launches its third annual events programme, Curious.

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The Ultimate Harry Potter Walking Tour

The Ultimate Harry Potter Walking Tour

23rd July 2021 - 31st October 2021

Our squib guide will show you Edinburgh's must-see landmarks and key locations from the Harry Potter book and film series. What are you waiting for? Potterheads assemble!

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Thistles, Sunflowers and Dreamscapes

Thistles, Sunflowers and Dreamscapes

3rd August 2021 - 30th August 2021

This is the first major solo show in five years from Bulgarian-born, Edinburgh-based artist Diana Savova, featuring over 30 new works in ink, oil and acrylic with surreal motifs.

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Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

8th August 2021 - 29th August 2021

The comic and tragic tale of how the greatest bagpiper of all time rocked the history and traditions of bagpiping and how he changed the life of one young piper forever.

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Tues Night @ Social Club

Tues Night @ Social Club

18th August 2021 - 22nd August 2021

Join Northern club comedian and 90s light entertainment TV host Pat Bashford and over-woke enthusiastic barmaid Cheri-Anne for a raucously daft hour.

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Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes

Upcycling and Sustainable Living Classes

1st April 2021 - 31st December 2021

Learn how to upcycle, become zero waste, reduce your plastic use and explore sustainable living with EcoArt's classes, courses and workshops!

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Wanderings by Emma-Louise Grady

Wanderings by Emma-Louise Grady

30th July 2021 - 20th August 2021

Upright Gallery's next exhibition is by Emma-Louise Grady entitled 'Wanderings'. Emma is an exciting, up and coming artist who exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy 'New Contemporaries 2020'.

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We Began As Part of the Body

We Began As Part of the Body

26th June 2021 - 12th September 2021

We Began As Part of the Body is an immersive series of artworks that reflect complex human and ethical questions about our relationship between the body, science and technology.

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WHAT! Art Collective Exhibition

WHAT! Art Collective Exhibition

6th August 2021 - 30th August 2021

St Michael and All Saints Church is delighted to be hosting the WHAT! Art Collective Exhibition through the month of August (6th – 30th).

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Wolves Within

Wolves Within

10th August 2021 - 28th August 2021

Come and delve deep into the psyche of wolves with Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician Neil Sutcliffe!

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Wonder Wander

Wonder Wander

3rd June 2021 - 26th September 2021

Wonder Wander, by Edinburgh-based sculptor Andrea Geileis, is the first extensive display of outdoor sculptures in the grounds of Waterston House.

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Events in Fife

A Treat for Lovers of Wood, Design, and Fine Craftsmanship

A Treat for Lovers of Wood, Design, and Fine Craftsmanship

15th May 2021 - 29th August 2021

Max McCance, one of Scotland’s leading furniture makers, is pleased to announce a special exhibition of unique and extraordinary works for sale to the public in his Kinloch Gallery.

Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers

Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers

26th April 2021 - 29th August 2021

Let us take you on an epic adventure! Follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorers to discover exotic lands and fantastic voyages through our hands-on, family friendly exhibition!

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Falkland Estate Trail of Thought

Falkland Estate Trail of Thought

3rd July 2021 - 26th September 2021

The Trail of Thought is a meandering journey of playful, typographic carvings, designed to encourage mindfulness and celebration of the landscape underneath the Lomond Hills.

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Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glassmount House

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Glassmount House

1st April 2021 - 30th September 2021

Explore Glassmount House gardens, a densely planted walled garden and surrounding woodland with an A-listed sun dial, Mackenzie & Moncur greenhouse and historical doocot.

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Tower

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: The Tower

1st May 2021 - 21st August 2021

Set on a hill, this one-acre Edwardian landscaped garden has panoramic views over the River Tay.

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Willowhill

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Willowhill

24th April 2021 - 30th August 2021

Willowhill is an evolving three-acre garden with a series of mixed borders designed with different vibrant colour combinations for effect all season.

St Andrews Art Club Summer Exhibition

St Andrews Art Club Summer Exhibition

14th August 2021 - 22nd August 2021

St Andrews Art Club is holding its Summer Exhibition in August with a wide range of original artworks for sale - ready framed or mounted.

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Summer of Snakes at Deep Sea World

Summer of Snakes at Deep Sea World

27th June 2021 - 21st August 2021

Enjoy a great day out at Deep Sea World and learn all about snakes in their Summer of Snakes exhibit along with fun activites for children and adults of all ages.

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The Dunfermline Tapestry

The Dunfermline Tapestry

5th July 2021 - 24th October 2021

An incredible large-scale tapestry, created by a Dunfermline community weaving project, has gone on show at Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries.

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Events in Lanarkshire

Active@Home North Lanarkshire

Active@Home North Lanarkshire

4th January 2021 - 23rd December 2021

If you are over the age of 65 and live in the North Lanarkshire area The Fair Play Foundation's Active@Home programme is the one for you!

Find out about Active@Home North Lanarkshire on What's On Lanarkshire
Chatelherault to Low Parks Heritage Trail

Chatelherault to Low Parks Heritage Trail

29th June 2021 - 30th December 2021

Explore the walking and cycling route between two of South Lanarkshire's historic buildings, enjoying local heritage, whilst benefitting your health and wellbeing!

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Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks

Selected dates between 1st March 2021 - 24th December 2021

Join Get Walking Lanarkshire on one of their regular health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!

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Jurassic Adventures - Kids Craft & STEM Workshops (Part of Jurassic Lanark’s Dinosaur Trail)

Jurassic Adventures - Kids Craft & STEM Workshops (Part of Jurassic Lanark’s Dinosaur Trail)

26th June 2021 - 29th August 2021

Material Geeks are running a series of workshops in Lanark this summer to compliment Discover Lanark with their 'Walking in their Footsteps' Dinosaur trail!

Jurassic Lanark Trail

Jurassic Lanark Trail

25th June 2021 - 29th August 2021

After 50 million years, the dinosaurs are back! Don't miss your chance to spot them on the Jurassic Lanark Trail this Summer!

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Lanark Lanimers: A Wee Look Back!

Lanark Lanimers: A Wee Look Back!

28th May 2021 - 5th September 2021

Learn about the community spirit and passion that surrounds Lanimers at New Lanark's brand new exhibition, Lanark Lanimers: A Wee Look Back!

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The Market At EK

The Market At EK

Selected dates between 29th July 2021 - 19th August 2021

Browse over 20 stalls selling a range including jewellery, butchers meat, sweet treats, artisan goods and more at The Market At EK!

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WALKCYCLE4AIR Treasure Trail

WALKCYCLE4AIR Treasure Trail

17th June 2021 - 31st August 2021

A Treasure Trail App game has been launched to offer summer fun in the area around the Hamilton Palace Grounds and Strathclyde Country Park!

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Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Little Explorers Trail

Little Explorers Trail

19th June 2021 - 31st August 2021

Spend some quality family time together at RSPB Scotland Lochwinnoch taking part in one of their self-led Little Explorers Trails this Summer!

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RAMH Digizone

RAMH Digizone

Selected dates between 22nd July 2021 - 23rd December 2021

Do you want more information on self help resources to improve your mental health? Drop in to RAMH REstore on Thursday afternoons and speak to one of the team!

Find out about RAMH Digizone on What's On Renfrewshire
Tree Climbing at Boden Boo

Tree Climbing at Boden Boo

29th July 2021 - 22nd August 2021

For a whole hour, you can get away from terra firma and find out just what's up there beyond the leaves thanks to Treetop Rocks' Tree Climbing sessions at Boden Boo!

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Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Roaches Coaches

Roaches Coaches

9th December 2020 - 1st December 2021

Join Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society for Roaches Coaches, a radio comedy set in a small-town bus depot, in a magical time before COVID-19 was invented!

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The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

30th April 2021 - 1st January 2022

This exhibition showcases some of The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum’s remarkable art collection.

Watercolour Classes - Painting Seasonal Flowers

Watercolour Classes - Painting Seasonal Flowers

16th August 2021 - 6th September 2021

Join Clare Robinson for these Watercolour Classes starting on 16th August at the lovely Lecropt Kirk Hall, Bridge of Allan!

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