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Find out what's happening at Assembly Rooms Edinburgh 


Sotheby’s Scottish Art Exhibition

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10am – 5pm, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October 2018
10am – 1pm, Sunday 21 October 2018

Sotheby’s is delighted to be offering an exceptional group of Scottish art from the late 19th century to Contemporary. We will be pre-viewing highlights of the sale at the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms prior to their exhibition and sale in our London New Bond Street Galleries.

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Rose and Rosie - Overshare Tour

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Monday 22 October 2018

£31 + booking fee

Fun-loving and hilariously offbeat internet stars Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton come to Assembly Rooms Edinburgh as part of their Overshare Tour. Fans will have an opportunity to join Rose & Rosie for a live screening of their first feature-length documentary, followed by an intimate Q&A and book signing.

The married British comedy and entertainment duo have gained popularity through their online videos, amassing over 160 million views to date, and quickly becoming two of the most famous LGBT Youtubers and social media influencers in the UK. They won Best British Vlogger at the 2017 BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, SitC Vlogger of the Year 2017, Celebrity Rising Star award at the 2016 British LGBT Awards and were named on the Pride Power list in 2016.

The documentary accompanies Rose & Rosie’s upcoming book release, ‘Overshare’ – out on 4 October published by Trapeze – which delves into to their unique take on love, friendships, fame, sexuality and more, including mental health and LGBT issues. The exclusive screening will show what it means to the girls to be LGBT today, how the social media revolution doesn’t have to be divisive and also revealing some of their best-kept secrets!

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The Scottish Listed Property Show      


9am - 5pm, Saturday 27 October 2018

Prices: £10 advanced purchase, £15 on door. 

The inaugural Scottish Listed Property Show, organised by The Listed Property Owners’ Club, will take place at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on Saturday 27th October 2018. Whether you are one of the 47,000 listed building owners in Scotland or one looking to buy, meet with the biggest collection of listed building suppliers and experts across one weekend under one roof. Whether you are buying, renovating or conserving a listed building, the Show will have everything you need. You can find out more in one day than you can through months of personal research!

Show features include:

  • Independent Conservation Officers for stress free one-to-one conversations
  • Leading suppliers and products for listed buildings
  • Advice on hypothetical plans to alter your building
  • Conservation architects and caring builders
  • Meet with The Listed Property Owners’ Club experts and gather information about buying, unauthorised works, surveyance, VAT, grants, maintenance, mortgages, insurance and laws
  • Exclusive “Ask The Experts Panel” of leading industry professionals
  • Practical demonstrations including plaster and lead work, window restoration, lime mortar, master carvers, brickwork and paint
  • Feature display of buildings in need of repair and for sale
  • A full interactive talk programme including subjects such as damp, surveys, house history, energy efficiency and historic garden design
  • Specific advice and expertise for the owners or managers of flat/apartments within a listed building, including management companies, and commercial listed buildings
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Startup Summit      

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Wednesday 31 October 2018

Prices: £10 advanced purchase, £15 on door. 

The Startup Summit is a one day dive into all things startup, exploring the ever changing landscape of business, surviving in the startup world and growing into a thriving business.

Across multiple stages, in one venue, we're giving you direct access to the founders, executives and investors behind some of the world's most successful companies.

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Assembly Rooms, The Skinny and Vic Galloway present

Alternative Peers Ball

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Saturday 3 November

£27.50  price includes the booking fee

After the success of last year’s inaugural Alternative Peers Ball, the indoor multi arts festival will return to the Assembly Rooms on Saturday 3rd November with a stellar line-up of contemporary Scottish talent, being headlined by Kilmarnock formed Fatherson, celebrating the release of their 3rd album ‘Sum Of All Your Parts’ on September 14th who will be fresh from selling out Glasgow’s seminal Barrowlands the night before.

The Alternative Peers Ball, which was inspired by the prestigious Peers Ball presented by Sir Walter Scott at Assembly Rooms in 1822, hopes to attract music fans from around the country with an 8-hour line up presented by Vic Galloway.

The evening will also feature performances by The Xcerts, who scored their first top 40 album earlier this year with the band’s 4th album ‘Hold on to Your Heart’ returning to Edinburgh for the first time since January 2016, Scottish Album of the Year nominees Babe, Best Girl Athlete, Kobi Onyame, The Spook School and Martha Ffion, Glasgow’s Bossy Love, fresh from closing out the night at Light on the Shore’s Since Yesterday show at Leith Theatre’s Edinburgh Festival show and Zoe Graham, a recent addition to Spotify’s prestigious New Music Friday playlist. The evening will be rounded off by a DJ set from EH-FM, Edinburgh’s independent community radio station and once again, the whole event will be complimented by Ursula Cheng and Projector Club’s amazing visuals and artwork whilst Too Much Fun Club will be creating a live mural throughout the evening.

With some of Scotland’s top artistic talents involved, guests can expect part-music festival, part art-installation and one of the year’s best parties.

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Moving Adventures European Outdoor Film Festival 


Thursday 8 November 2018

Price: £13.50


Since its inception in 2001, the European Outdoor Film Tour has been presenting handpicked

documentaries featuring outdoor sports, adventure, and travel. The people, their active endeavours,

and the locations change every year, but one thing remains the same: This is real!

The kick-off for Europe’s largest outdoor fi lm festival will be at its premiere on October 9th

at BMW World in Munich. The E.O.F.T. 18/19 will then begin its extended tour of Europe, with more

than 400 events in 18 countries.

The program has 7–9 films and a total running time of about 120 minutes. With ancillary activities

and program moderation, the event lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours.

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Concert of Remembrance

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7:30pm, Friday 09 November 2018

Price: £15.00 (£10 early bird available until 07 September)

Organised by the Royal British Legion Scotland in partnership with City of Edinburgh, The Concert of Remembrance will say thank you through music and song, to those who served, sacrificed and changed our world during the First World War. Narrated by Rose McBain and featuring Isla St Clair, The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, The Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland, Royal Air Force Central Pipes and Drums, Legion Scotland Sweetheart - Amy Hawthorn, Alan Brydon, Ibiyemi Osinaike, Stuart McLean and Erin Ritchie.

Doors 6:30pm

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Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 places         

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7:30pm, Friday 16 November 2018

Prices: £24.75 standard, U16s £16.50, Family £66, 10 or more –buy 9, get 10th free, groups of 20 or more £20.35 - prices include b/fee

“Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s ‘Coast’, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty and he’s seen it all from land, sea and sky. The human story here is a million years old and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a unique view and understanding of British history.

Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.

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GoldFlair 24k Golden Ball

Friday 23 November
From £75

The Precious Metals Workshop proudly presents Edinburgh's debut jewellery diner and event of the year - the exclusive Goldflair 24K Golden Ball.  

The spectacular evening of precious metal and jewellery focused extravagance and entertainment will raise awareness around the issues with artisanal mining. It will help to enable a positive change in responsible sourcing of precious metals and raise much needed funds to give back to suffering and deprived artisanal mining communities that are kept in a cycle of poverty and exploitation.

This extravaganza and mouth-watering feast for all your senses will be the ball of the year. With live performances, fashion showcases, award winning jewellery, live and online auctions, music from classical to DJ, beautiful food, and lots of traditional Hollywood glamour.

Dress Code: Black Tie with a touch of gold.

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3D2D Edinburgh Christmas Craft, Art & Design Fair                                   

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10.30am-5pm, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December 2018
£4 (£3 Con., Children Free) - Tickets on the door.

The 3d/2d Fair brings together some of the finest contemporary art, craft and design-work from across the UK, in a glorious 2-day event at the Assembly Rooms. With over 120 makers, designers and artists exhibiting their work, the fair is full of unusual stalls selling products you won't find on the High Street.

A treasure trove of Christmas gifts or something for yourself. We pride ourselves in carefully selecting exhibitors to ensure standards are kept high, resulting in a wonderful mix of high quality and unique products sold to you by the exhibitors themselves.

Café run by Appetite Direct available if you need to relax and refuel.

Ticket price (on the door): £4; concessions, £3; children under 12 yrs go free
Entrance tickets can be used as often as wished over both days
For more information, visit: www.3d2d.co.uk

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Katie Melua and Gori Women's Choir                                   

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Doors 7:00pm, 13 December
From £21.45

Multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua has announced an extensive European tour for winter 2018, including 13 UK dates.
Katie will be joined by a cast of stellar musicians, as well as members of the Gori Women’s Choir who featured on the silver-certified 2016 album In Winter. In Winter was recorded in Georgia, and commanded some of the finest reviews of Katie's career with the Sunday Times describing it as 'bewitching…ravishing…spellbinding' and the Independent as 'exquisite' and 'remarkable.' The associated 2016 tour, which saw Katie and the choir undertake 28 performances across 8 countries received universal acclaim from music critics and audiences alike.

Katie's performance in Edinburgh will see a set which will include songs from In Winter alongside brand new recordings and a catalogue of classics.

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Hogmanay Snow Ball                                  

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7.30pm, Monday 31 December 2018
Early bird £39.99; Standard £49.99; VIP £99

The Capitals biggest indoor Hogmanay event will be back for a 6th sell-out year on December 31st 2018, again at the city’s most prestigious venue – the magnificent ballrooms and drawing rooms of the Assembly Rooms.

It’s such a historic, beautiful and convenient setting to bring in 2019 with 2 different ceilidh bands and disco to finish off. You can then slip off to the after party until 5am! Look out your best frock and tiara (if you so wish!) or brush down your kilt and join us for the best way to bring in the new year.

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The Fantastical Chocolate Festival                      

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Saturday 02 March 2019

From £6.90

From the people that brought you The Great British Gin Festival and Rum & Reggae.. A day of delectable confectionary, singalong live music and chocolatiers!

Stock up on the good stuff for your family and friends. Full of delicious treats and Willy Wonka inspired characters to keep the kids (and big kids) entertained all day. 
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DH Concerts present

Gary Faulds Live                   

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8:00pm, Saturday 29 June 2019

£16.50 - price shown includes b/fee

He's gone from gigging in the back room of a pub to selling out five theatres, the country’s best comedy club, the country’s biggest comedy club and a tour of Cyprus!

The dream is well and truly alive for Gary Faulds, helped by the 2 million who tune in to watch his Facebook live videos every month.

He's planning to make 2019 as eventful a year as the current one, only this time things will be bigger and better.

He's gone from being a nobody to getting free pakora, clothes and haircuts for life. At his first theatre show a women fainted! Don’t worry her pals dragged her out the room and came back in to enjoy the show. (TRUE STORY)

Strictly over 18s!

£1.50 non-refundable transaction fee applies on all online and telephone bookings
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