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Edinburgh Events

2013

A Small Selection of Events in Edinburgh

The events  listed below are just a few of the many events held in Edinburgh each year.  They include some of the events that I have attended and/or photographed in recent years.

Edinburgh now has several festivals throughout the year.  These usually take place around the same time each year.  They are and are well advertised in the press and on the internet. 

 

Edinburgh Events

2013

Please scroll down this page for brief details of all events
or
click on one of the links below to find more details of some of the events.

1(a)

24 Apr to 6 May

TradFest  2013
Music, Song, Storytelling, Dance, Crafts, Folk, Drama

1(b)

26 Apr to  24 May

Walks:  'Aspects of Edinburgh'

1(c)

26 to 28 Apr

Experience- Seminars

for Canon Digital EOS Cameras

1(d)

24 Apr to 6 May

TradFest  2013

1(e)

8 Aug to 1 Sep

Edinburgh International Festival
Opera, Ballet, Dance, Theatre, Music, Fireworks Concert

1(f)

2 to 26 Aug

Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

1(g)

2 to 24 Aug

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

1(c)

1 to 3 Nov

Experience- Seminars

for Canon Digital EOS Cameras

1(h)

28 Nov

Forth Bridge Photographic Competition
Results

1(i)

28 Nov to 5 Jan

Edinburgh's Christmas
Shows, Markets, Edinburgh Wheel, Star Flier, Skating ...

1(j)

24 Dec to 5 Jan

Edinburgh's Christmas
Edinburgh Wheel, Star Flier, Skating ...

1(k)

30 Dec to 5 Jan

Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Shows, Torchlight Procession, Fireworks, Carnival ...

 

2013 Events

1(a)

TradFest

"A Feast of Culture in the Festival City"

This is the cover of the 40-page Programme for Edinburgh's TradFest 2013.  TradFest will be held from 24 April to 6 May 2013.

Further details can be found on the Scottish Story Telling Centre web site.

This Programme explains that TradFest is being organised by the Scottish Storytelling Centre on behalf of TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland).

It is being held for the first time in 2013.  It celebrates music, song, storytelling, dance, crafts, folk and drama, and has been inspired by other events in earlier years, including:

-  The Edinburgh People's Festival.

-  Edinburgh International Folk Festival.

-  Ceilidh Culture promotions.

24 April - 6 May 2013

TradFest  2013
Music, Song, Storytelling, Dance, Crafts, Folk, Drama

 

2013 Events

1(b)

Adult Education Programme

Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh Council - Adult Education Programme

This is the cover of an 18-page Program of Edinburgh Council's Adult Education classes.  The Council offers a wide range of courses throughout the year.

Further details can be found on the Edinburgh Council web site.

For 2013, I chose one of the 5-week courses of walks around Edinburgh, the  course titled: "Walks: Aspects of Edinburgh", led by Graeme Cruickshank.  Graeme has personally researched the areas covered by his walks so has been able to provide some interesting background information about the places visited.

Here are three photos taken in the Royal Mile, the destination of the first of the five walks:

Graeme Cruickshank, Leader of the "Aspects of Edinburgh" series of walks             Lawnmarket  -  Site of Edinburgh's last public execution             Netherbow Port  -  Stone Carving on the wall of  Scottish Storytelling Centre, Netherbow, Edinburgh

26 April - 24 May 2013

Walks:  'Aspects of Edinburgh'

Other courses in Edinburgh Council's 'Adult Education Programme include  Art, Computing, Cookery, Dance, Languages, Musical Instruments, Yoga, etc. etc.

 

2013 Events

1(c)

Experience Seminars

for Canon Digital EOS Cameras

Experience Seminars offer training for users of Canon Digital EOS cameras.   Most of the training is provided at the company's Training Centre near Huntingdon, north of London, but the company is also visiting Edinburgh to provide training in April and November 2013.  Training DVDs are also sold.

Seminar details can be found on the Experience-Seminars web site.

Having recently acquired a Canon EOS D6 camera, I was pleased to be able to attend two days of training in Edinburgh last weekend.   I found the event to be very worthwhile. with a lot of practical advice being offered on the use of the EOS cameras.

Here are are two photos that I took during the event.  Please click on them to enlarge them.

-  a photo of the instructor, Ian McNeil, as he stood in front of the projector with images projected onto his top.

-  a photo of some of the 15 participants on the course, armed with their Canon EOS cameras and cups of Costa coffee.

Experience Seminar at Premier Inn, Edinburgh:  April 27, 2013             Experience Seminar at Premier Inn, Edinburgh:  April 27, 2013

26-28 Apr 2013
and
1-3 Nov 2013

Experience- Seminars  Edinburgh, 2013
Courses for using Canon Digital EOS Cameras

 

2013 Events

1(d)

TradFest

"A Feast of Culture in the Festival City"

This is the cover of the 40-page Programme for Edinburgh's TradFest 2013.  TradFest will be held from 24 April to 6 May 2013.

Further details can be found on the Scottish Story Telling Centre web site.

This Programme explains that TradFest is being organised by the Scottish Storytelling Centre on behalf of TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland).

It is being held for the first time in 2013.  It celebrates music, song, storytelling, dance, crafts, folk and drama, and has been inspired by other events in earlier years, including:

-  The Edinburgh People's Festival.

-  Edinburgh International Folk Festival.

-  Ceilidh Culture promotions.

24 April - 6 May 2013

TradFest  2013
Music, Song, Storytelling, Dance, Crafts, Folk, Drama

 

2013 Events

1(e)

Edinburgh International Festival

This is the cover of the 84-page Programme for the Edinburgh International Festival, 2013.  The festival will be held from August 9 to September 1, 2013.

Please click on the thumbnail image above to read more about Edinburgh International Festivals and other events staged in Edinburgh in August.

Further details can be found on the Edinburgh International Festival web site.

Aug 8 to Sep 1, 2013

Edinburgh International Festival

Opera, Ballet, Dance, Theatre, Music, Fireworks Concert

 

2013 Events

1(f)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    Street Entertainment at Edinburgh Festival 2003  -  Pipes & Drums 2

Please click on the thumbnail image above to read more about Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Aug 2 - 26 , 2013

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The world's largest Arts Festival
including Theatre, Comedy, Street entertainment

 

2013 Events

1(g)

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Tattoo, performed on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle  -  1950

Please click on the thumbnail image above to read more about Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Aug 2 - Aug 24, 2013

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Opera, Ballet, Dance, Theatre, Music, Fireworks Concert

 

2013 Events

1(h)

Forth Bridge

Photography Competition

2013

World Heritage Nomination

A proposal to nominate The Forth Bridge as a World Heritage Site is to be submitted to UNESCO by Forth Bridges Forum in early-2014, with a decision expected in 2015.

As part of the consultation exercise leading up to the nomination, Forth Bridges Forum created a Forth Bridge World Heritage web site in which they announced a photography competition.

The Competition Winners

The two winners of the competition have now been announced.  Please click on either of the thumbnail image below to read more about the competition and the winning photos.

Forth Bridge Photographic Competition, 2013  -  Historic Photos - 1st Place             Forth Bridge Photographic Competition, 2013  -  Contemporary Photos - 1st Place

 

2013 Events

1(i)

Edinburgh's Christmas

Ice Rink in East Princes Street Gardens  -  Christmas 2013

   Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                         Photo taken December 19, 2013

Each year, Edinburgh hosts events and entertainment to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.  The programme for 2013 will be the largest yet.  It has been produced for the first time by a partnership of London-based Underbelly and Edinburgh-based Unique Events on behalf of  City of Edinburgh Council.  The partnership has also been awarded the contract for Edinburgh's winter festivals in 2014 and 2015

Events begin with the 'switch on' of the Christmas Tree lights on The Mound on Friday November 22 and continue until Sunday January 5, 2014.

Christmas

Events include:

-  Shows:

-  Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

-  LIMBO

-  The Nativity Carol Concert

-  Hot Dub Time Machine

-  Little Red Riding Hood

-  in East Princes Street Gardens:

-  Carousel

-  European Christmas Market

-  Big Wheel

-  Santa's Grotto

-  Christmas Tree Maze

-  Santa Train

-  at St Andrew Square:

-  Spiegeltent

-  Star Flyer

-  Scottish Food and Drink Market

-  Children's Market

-  Carousel

-  The Monument Bar

More details can be found in the Edinburgh's Christmas brochure and on the Edinburgh's Christmas web site

22 Nov 2013
 
then continuing as Edinburgh's Hogmanay to 5 Jan 2014

Edinburgh's Christmas and New Year

Celebrating Christmas and the New Year.

For details, see the Edinburgh Christmas web site.

 

2013 Events

1(j)

Edinburgh's Christmas

UPDATE

Free Tickets

   Ice Rink in East Princes Street Gardens  -  Christmas 2013

In the first four weeks of the six week festival, Edinburgh's Christmas has attracted 1.8 million visitors.

On December 23, the organizers, Underbelly and Unique Events, announced a 'Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway' in which they would be offering 5,400 free tickets, 450 each day for the last 12 days of the celebrations.

Each day, 150 free tickets will be given away for each of:

-  The Ice Rink

-  The Big Wheel

-  The Star Flyer

to the first first people to claim them by meeting the criteria below:

 

Day Date

Criteria

Day

1

December

24

Dress-up Day

Free tickets if you come dressed a Santa, an Elf or an Angel.

Day

2

December

26

Ginger Hair Day

Free tickets if you have natural or died ginger hair.

NB: no costume wigs or see-you-Jimmy hats accepted.

Day

3

December

27

Mary and Joseph Day

Free tickets if you're called Mary, Marie, Joseph or Joe.

NB: you must show some form of ID including a passport, driving licence, NI card or Ridacard.

Day

4

December

28

Wear a Kilt Day

Free tickets if you come wearing a kilt.

Mind, it might get chilly at the top of the Star Flyer!

Day

5

December

29

Twin, Triple, Quadruplet, Quintuplet, Sextuplet Day

Free tickets if you come with at twin or another sibling born on the same day. 

Tickets will be given to all matching siblings.

NB: you must either be identical or supply a form of ID showing the same birthday.

Day

6

December

30

Christmas Baby Day

Free tickets if you were born between 25 December and 5 January

NB: you must show some form of ID including a passport, driving licence, NI card or Ridacard.

Day

7

December

31

Love is in the Air Day

Free tickets if you're on honeymoon or if you want to make a marriage or civil partnership proposal

Two tickets will be given to each couple.
Successful proposers will get a bottle of prosecco.

NB: If on honeymoon,  bring a date stamped wedding photo or marriage certificate.

Day

8

January

1

First Foot Day Day

Free tickets if you bring a lump of coal or another suitable first foot gift to the box office.

Day

9

January

2

Services Day

Free tickets if you work for one of the Services (Armed forces, NHS, Police Scotland  or the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service).

NB: you must show a form of ID.

Day

10

January

3

The Silver Fox Day

Free tickets if you're 75 or over.

NB: you must show some form of ID including a passport, driving licence, NI card or Ridacard.

Day

11

January

4

Eleven Pipers Piping

Free tickets if you come with your bagpipes or drums and are prepared to play on, before or after the ride.

You can come by yourself or as a group.

Day

12

January

5

Gift Recycle Day

Free tickets if you donate any new but unwanted gifts.

We will donate the gifts to charity or to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Details taken from an advertisement in Edinburgh Evening News:  December 23, 2013, p.6

 

2013 Events

1(k)

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's Hogmanay (as well as Edinburgh's Christmas) has been produced by the partnership of Underbelly and Unique Events on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.

 

Hogmanay

Events include:

-  Shows, Films, Carnivals, Processions

-  Edinburgh Hogmanay Carnival  30 Dec

-  Torchlight Procession  30 Dec

-  Torchlight - Son et Lumiere  30 Dec

-  Hogmanay Carnival  31 Dec

-  Candlelit Concert at St Giles  31 Dec

-  Concert in the Gardens, featuring 'Pet Shop Boys'  31 Dec

-  Street Party and Keilidh  31 Dec

-  Midnight Fireworks and Auld Lang Syne  31 Dec

-  The Loony Dook  1 Jan

-  EH Filmhouse Season continuing until 5 Jan

-  in East Princes Street Gardens:

-  Big Wheel continuing until 5 Jan

-  at Market Street:

-  Hogmanay Carnival continuing until 5 Jan

More details can be found in the Edinburgh's Hogmanay brochure and on the Edinburgh's Hogmanay web site

30 Dec 2013 to

5 Jan 2014

Edinburgh's Christmas and New Year

Celebrating Christmas and the New Year.

For details, see the Edinburgh Christmas web site.

 

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks