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The Edinburgh Sketcher, also known as Mark Kirkham, is a local legend, recognised for bringing the capital to life on paper with his sketches. Later this month, 22 April, Mark will be hosting a drawing tour as part of our next Doors Open Day at Assembly Rooms.
 
We caught up with the man behind the pencil and spoke to him about Assembly Rooms, art and Edinburgh.
 

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Our team were in recent attendance of a spring menu tasting with one of our catering suppliers Prestige Venues & Events. We caught up with head chef Tom Beauchamp and asked him about the new spring menu.
 

2017 is a year worth getting excited about as we celebrate our 230th anniversary!

It was 1781 when a competition was launched to design a new Assembly Rooms for Edinburgh’s New Town, that itself celebrates its 250th Anniversary. Architect John Henderson was selected as winner of the competition and in 1783 the foundations of his revised designs were laid.

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Edinburgh's New Town, part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage area, is 250 years old this year!

In celebration of this milestone and as a signature event in Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, an atmospheric lumière experience has been developed, highlighting the city's beautiful Georgian architecture and bringing its original residents back to life, right in the heart of the New Town. 

A Guide to green travel, to and from Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

It’s no secret that we’re big on being green here at Assembly Rooms and this is something we like to encourage our staff, clients and guests to incorporate into their travel arrangements. This could be anything from taking public transport, using Park & Ride, walking or cycling (we particularly encourage the latter because you really get the chance to absorb the Edinburgh atmosphere - it's an amazing city).

Read on for helpful advice on how to travel green.

Shared Care Scotland held their ISBA10 Conference in Sept 2016 with 300 attendees. We cought up with them for our latest case study.

The Wellbeing at Work Events are one-day conferences in central Edinburgh & in London for HR professionals, business leaders and consultants. 

Assembly Rooms has been selected to take part in a year-long sustainability project to reduce the energy consumption of Edinburgh’s public sector buildings which will see the iconic venue become a ‘living lab’.

Drink Beer, Give Water. That is the core mission of Alan Mahon and Josh Littlejohn’s social enterprise craft beer - Brewgooder. The team behind Edinburgh’s popular SocialBite, are doing their part to bring clean water to those who need it most. For every Brewgooder Lager sold all of the profits go towards projects in developing countries.

For the fourth year running, Informatics Ventures, chose Assembly Rooms Edinburgh for its flagship Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) event, Scotland’s largest investor showcase. With its capacity to host a large exhibition and a conference simultaneously in separate rooms, the venue was ideal for the 600+ early stage start-ups, investors & guests who took part in the event.