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The Music of Cream

50th Anniversary World Tour


Saturday 5 October

From £29.70

Cream was a chemical explosion like no other, the blueprint for every supergroup to follow and the heavy blues precursor to Hendrix, Zeppelin and so much more. Fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, the bloodlines of that hallowed trilogy come together to pay tribute to Cream's legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s. Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger) and Malcolm BRUCE (son of Jack) unite with Will JOHNS (Eric's nephew by Marriage and son of Zeppelin/ Stones/ Hendrix engineer Andy) to unleash the lightning that electrified a generation. Feel the fire and the freedom of "Spoonful", "Strange Brew", "Sunshine of Your Love", "White Room", "Crossroads" and "Badge" — performed by master musicians whose lives have been steeped in the Cream spirit and legacy.

EXPERIENCE a Once-In-a-lifetime concert salute to the most innovative and explosive supergroup of all time, in the hands of those that knew them best.

WATCH as they interplay live with their fathers on the big screen; classic moments in rock history brought back to life.

LISTEN as they share personal insights and stories, complete with rare, yet to be seen family footage and photographs.

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Singalong Shenanigans


10.30am | 1.00pm | 3.30pm

Sunday 6 October

£16 | includes booking fee

Have you ever wanted to singalong with your favourite characters from Disney and the world of movies? We have Moana, Maui, Elsa, Trolls, Minions, Paw Patrol, Madagascar and loads more!

Presented by 'The Greatest Showmans' very own P.T Barnum!  Packed full of excitement from start to finish, enjoy clips of your favourite movies on screen with fantastic performers on stage bringing the characters to life.  There will be plenty of singing, dancing, laughing and all around great family fun, for all ages.

Door time: 30min before.

Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.

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Kate Rusby

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7.30pm, Friday 11 October

£28.60 | £22 - 16 & under | prices include booking fee

Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. A career which spans over 25 years in music showcases her as one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and one of our most emotive original songwriters.

Forever proud to call herself a folk singer, Kate’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. The crossover appeal Kate enjoys is unprecedented for a folk singer and has been achieved without resort to compromise. Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit

and the intuitive support of the band ensure that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.

A remarkable interpretive singer, Kate’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Inhabiting a lyric with unforced conviction – no matter how old or how modern – she has that rare ability to transport her audience, of touching them emotionally and making each tune live vividly within their experience and imagination.

Audiences are sure to be thoroughly entertained by Kate’s choice of much-loved classics from her back catalogue stretching over her two decades of music making together with a selection of fresh new songs from her album release date 17th May 2019.

As ever, she will be joined on stage by the cream of British folk musicians who form her select band. These virtuoso artists are sure to delight you with their exceptional talents.

Damien O’Kane on acoustic guitars, electric guitars and banjo

Steven Byrnes on bouzouki and guitar

Nick Cooke on diatonic accordion

Duncan Lyall on double bass and moog

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Startup Summit 2019

Startup Summit 2019 

9.00am, Wesnesday 30 October

£50 General | from £40 group

Join 1,000 bright minds in the heart of Scotland at the annual Startup Summit. Gain the tools you need to start, grow and thrive in the business world.

With over 30 world-leading experts speaking across three stages, an exhibitor hall filled with all the support and connections you need, interactive workshops and a free afterparty to keep networking, Startup Summit is the place for ambitious entrepreneurs and their teams.

Celebrating eight years

- Marta Krupińska, Head of Google for Startups UK, Google
- Rob Spiro, Founder and Director, Imagine Machine
- Gary Turner, Co-founder and MD, Xero
- David Hunter, Founder and CEO, Shot Scope
- Vicky Brock, CEO and Co-Founder, Vistalworks
- Chris Marr, Founder, CMA
- More to be announced...

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European Outdoor Film Tour



7.00pm, Friday 10 November

From £12

The great outdoors packed into 120 minutes. The European Outdoor Film Tour (E.O.F.T.) 19/20 makes the hearts of open-air enthusiasts beat faster and is an inviting and exciting distraction from everyday life.

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

The kick-off for Europe’s largest outdoor film festival will be at its premiere on October 9th in Munich. The E.O.F.T. 19/20 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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LEAD Scotland


8.30am - 1.00pm, Monday 14 November

£195 +VAT

The Advertising Association is holding its inaugural LEAD Scotland summit in November, which will bring together leaders from advertising and politics with a unique focus on Scotland’s advertising industry and its role in the Scottish economy and wider society. LEAD Scotland’s agenda will tackle how the Scottish advertising industry can help to rebuild public trust in advertising, the unique strengths of Scotland as an advertising market and how the advertising industry can turbo-charge growth and entrepreneurialism in Scotland.


A stellar speaker line-up will be chaired by Advertising Association President Keith Weed – twice named by Forbes as the most influential marketeer in the world as CMCO of Unilever – with an opening keynote from Mark Evans, MD Marketing & Digital, Direct Line Group.

Alongside host Andrea Brymer of STV, Keith will be joined by leaders of industry including:

  • Simon Pitts, Chief Executive, STV
  • Stephen Lepitak, Editor, The Drum
  • Cat Leaver, Director, Brand Scotland
  • Guy Vickerstaff, Creative Director, The&Partnership Edinburgh and IPA Chair for Scotland
  • Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Tanya O’Sullivan, Head of Advertising Regulation for Sales, Channel 4
  • Andrew Mortimer, Director of Client Strategy, Sky Media
  • Rachel Aldighieri, MD, Data & Marketing Association
  • Simon Watson, MD, Personal Banking, RBS
  • Brian Coane, Partner, The Leith Agency 
  • Karen Fraser MBE, Director, Credos and Head of Strategy, AA


A special political perspective with be provided by Philip Rycroft, Political Commentator and former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union.

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Jo Sarsby management presents

Animal Families and Me

with Gordon Buchanan


7.30pm, Friday 22 November

From £19.80 


Have you got any burning wildlife questions? BBC TV wildlife presenter and cameraman Gordon Buchanan has travelled the planet - from South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska - and will definitely have some interesting answers!

This is a show for any wildlife enthusiast who wants to enjoy the spell-binding stories of the natural world from a man who has experienced danger face to face.

Throughout autumn audiences all over the UK are invited to listen and interact with Gordon Buchanan as the highly acclaimed television wildlife cameraman and presenter of the popular BBC ‘Animal Family and Me’ series shares an insight into his incredible experiences with some of the world’s most fearsome and majestic animals.

Animal Families and Me promises a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of his globetrotting travels, as Gordon Buchanan delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife all illustrated with his own film footage and photography. With a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments, his tales of challenging expeditions make for a thrilling evening not to be missed.

Running order

1st half: 60 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Second half: 40 mins

Total running time – 2 hours

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The Explorers Club and The Polar Academy - Into The Freezer


6.30pm, Friday 22 November

Adult £20.50 | Explorer Cub Member £10.50 |

Under 18's £10.50 | Under 13's Free - includes b/fee

On Friday 22 November, three of the world’s toughest and most seasoned explorers will visit Edinburgh to share inspirational tales and help raise funds for Scottish children’s charity, The Polar Academy.

Taking place at The Assembly Rooms, ‘Into The Freezer’ will be the first time the New York-based Explorers Club has staged an event in Scotland.

Captain Louis Rudd MBE, Mark Wood and Paul Vicary will share stories and footage from their expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica and help motivate their audience by revealing what can be achieved when you push mind and body to the limit.

This exclusive event will be hosted by Scotland’s greatest living Polar explorer, Craig Mathieson – the founder of The Polar Academy and a member of the world-renowned Explorers Club.
The speakers will be joined by teenagers from Bathgate Academy who participated in The Polar Academy’s latest expedition to Arctic Greenland in April this year and will be part of a documentary being shown on BBC Scotland this October. 

The speakers: 

Captain Louis Rudd MBE
In December 2018, the British Army Captain became the first Briton in history and only the second person in the world to successfully trek unaided across Antarctica to the South Pole. Capt Rudd finished the solo 921-mile journey in 56 days.

Mark Wood
A former soldier and firefighter, Mark Wood has completed more than 30 major expeditions. This has included summited Mount Everest on numerous occasions, an unsupported trek to the Geographic South Pole, followed directly by a 200-mile solo and unsupported crossing of the Arctic Ocean to the Geographic North Pole. 

Paul Vicary
With over 30 years military experience, Paul has undertaken many challenging expeditions to help raise funds for charity. In 2016, he embarked on arguably one of the last and most difficult arenas in the world today, venturing with two other colleagues unsupported to the Geographic North Pole. 

The Polar Academy
Founded in 2013, the charity uses exploration of the wilds of Scotland and Greenland to positively transform young lives affected by mental health issues.


Doors 6.00pm

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Fane productions

My Last Supper with Jay Rayner 


7.30pm, Saturday 23 November

From £22


Imagine you are about to die. You have one meal left. What are you going to have?

It’s the question award-winning restaurant critic, MasterChef judge and writer Jay Rayner has been asked most often by audiences across the UK. It happened so often that he decided the time had come to investigate the concept of the last supper and why it intrigues us so. Is it because of the opportunity it presents us with to let your appetites run riot? Or is it because it’s a greedy way in which to tell the story of your own life? And if so, what would a man like Jay Rayner, who for two decades has made a living eating out in restaurants, choose to put on the menu?

In this barnstorming new show, based on his new book, Rayner investigates our fascination with last suppers and tells the stories of the killer dishes that would end up on his table: how he was introduced to oysters by his late mother, how he almost burnt down a hotel because of his love for snails in bubbling garlic butter and of the many ways by which the mighty pig has fed him over the years. Plus, he’ll get the audience to design their own last meal. My Last Supper follows the success of his sell out shows, My Dining Hell and The Ten Food Commandments, which have taken audiences by storm across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the US.

My Last Supper with Jay Rayner. It’s a show to die for.

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My Havana Nights

Graziano Di Prima with Giada Lini 

havana nights 

7.30pm, Thursday 26 March 2020

£28 | £27 concession | £58 meet & greet

An all new show ‘Havana Nights’ brings an exciting mix of Latin dances with individual performances from Graziano and Giada as well as entertaining group numbers with their supporting dancers. 

The show will be fast paced and promises to be fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you. 

Graziano Di Prima has established himself on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and will now be touring the country with his new show which he has been heavily involved in creating with partner Giada.

Graziano is an Italian Latin Champion so this is one show not to miss!

There is a meet and greet opportunity pre-show to meet Graziano and Giada, so don’t miss the limited opportunity for one these.

Full tour dates www.havananightstour.co.uk   

Meet and greet: 6pm limited to 45 people

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