Peter Duncan: actor, panto filmmaker, Blue Peter man and the UK’s former Chief Scout talks about his world travels observing the changing planet.
The climate emergency, Net-Zero and soaring energy prices are the driving factors behind the Green Home Festival.
Comedians explore big ideas through stand-up comedy.
Troubled? Weak? Feel like a fraud? Good.
This is a series of Wudang Kungfu shows and seminars along with Daoist culture and music.
We will offer a series of Tai Chi and Qigong events so audiences can take part in the events online and in-venue in Edinburgh.
Master Zhao Zhifang will conduct a Chen Style Tai Chi 18 Form seminar where he will emphasise the basic foundation exercises to guide students to follow his instructions from begin…
Comedian Ryan Wingfield takes a funny look into the science of what makes us happy.
Seeing how well it did for Greta Thunberg, a budding influencer jumps on the climate change bandwagon in a bid to become the most famous person on Earth.
Algorithms and artificial intelligence can determine your mortgage application, drive a car, find you a soulmate and even diagnose your health conditions.
The Fife-born international best-selling author chats to Graham Spiers about Rebus, writing, all things Edinburgh, favourite books and music.
Women have been portrayed as sexual objects in advertising for many years.
Did Grover drop an F-bomb on Sesame Street? Do the names Yanny and Laurel make you want to fight? You know what your ears tell you; you heard it yourself! But why do so many people…
Too many of us are obese.
Join us for a practical demonstration on marbling and graining techniques from Nevin Decorators.
Join us for a unique tour of Edinburgh’s iconic Calton Hill, lead by the British Geological Survey, and learn more about the stones that were used to build Edinburgh! Walk with us …
Before going mainstream in 2016, fake news was principally used to attack climate science.
Do you love Georgian architecture? Come and join Graham Hickey, Conservation Director of the Dublin Civic Trust, for a fascinating lecture exploring the architectural development o…
How do you inspire the kids that just don’t want to learn? A critical pedagogy that uses real-life examples can help says Neil Speirs (University of Edinburgh), who reckons that …
Our world is getting colder – emotionally.
Come join us for a practical demonstration by the Scottish Lime Centre Trust on the making and application of lime render.
Join us for a practical demonstration on the inner workings of a sash and case window from the Federation of Master Builders.
Come join Will Napier and Fionn Blench to find out about the unique ingredients within traditional plaster and their importance.
Practical demonstration from the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.
Join us for a practical demonstration from the National Federation of Roofing Contractors on how roof repairs should be done.
A decade on from the financial crash, Rachel Findlay (Edinburgh Napier University) explores how bankers shafted us, crashing banks and our economies, how they got it so badly wrong…
A practical demonstration from Stone Federation GB.
Problems are like whirlpools; they suck you in.
Come join the Scottish Traditional Building Forum and Moses Jenkins from Historic Environment Scotland for a talk on appropriate energy efficiency measures for a traditional house.
What do dirty floors and corruption in high places have in common? They are both revolting.
Come and learn from traditional building experts about ways to keep your traditional home well-maintained and in good repair.
A talk by Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) on their approach for maintaining your traditional building throughout the year.
Are today’s children too disconnected from nature? Are we overprotective of young people? Do we need to rewild childhood? Commentators suggest that contemporary lifestyles are de…
What is art and should we fund it? Have you ever thought: ‘What the f*ck is that? People pay money for that? A two-year-old could do it!’ We’re talking art with Ron O’Donnell (…
What does it mean to be a human in the era of Google Translate? Is it really taking over human translation? What if it isn’t just words after all? Can machines replicate human fe…
When it comes to sex, drugs and bilingualism, we fool ourselves if we believe we are objective, claims Thomas Bak (University of Edinburgh).
The NHS is getting it wrong! Funny? No! Laughable? Maybe! Jenny Patterson (Edinburgh Napier University) hits out at the NHS for neglecting midwives and heartlessly letting women su…
Is copyright necessary? Does it hinder or does it help? What would happen if there was no copyright? Without it, who benefits and who loses? Is copyright just for large corporation…
Who decides what and who gets remembered? And how? Who owns our historical records, and should they? Rachel Hosker and Anne-Marie Scott (University of Edinburgh) explore the, at ti…
Have you taken your team to the Champions League Final in Football Manager? Is this all it takes to go pro? Mason Robbins (University of Edinburgh – FC Barcelona partnership) rec…
How do you read? Drowning in never-ending email? Rapidly devouring whodunnits, then immediately forgetting them? Perhaps you are seduced by clickbait or read the news and get depre…
According to the British Heart Foundation, inactivity is the fourth-leading risk factor for premature death from any cause.
Most academic research needs to be more relevant, produced more quickly and for less money.
In the bowels of The Stand’s New Town Theatre, an audience sweats in the clamminess of an overheated, cramped studio.
Staying sharp as you age is easy… just eat this super berry, do five simple things or play this game to beat dementia! But what if it’s not as simple as the hype suggests? If w…
Each year, thousands of children are born in the UK as the result of egg or sperm donation.
What if your mind is not only in your brain? How exactly would your mind extend across brain, body and beyond? Philosopher Dave Chalmers claims that if his iPhone were implanted in…
Women are constantly measuring one another by ideals of thinness, beauty, best mummy practices and keeping a happy home with a happy partner.
Launching rockets is the last missing piece in the growing Scottish space industry.
Psychologist Thusha Rajendran (Heriot-Watt University) tackles controversies around new technologies.
The cows that made the milk that went into your tea or your cereal this morning might well be housed all-year round, never grazing.
Scotland is one of the first countries to buy into the Adverse Childhood Experiences Movement wholesale and has highlighted this as a key public health concern.
Can you really trust statistics? Often thought of as manipulative or untrustworthy, statistics gets a bad reputation.
The world’s population continues to grow at an alarming rate, putting an enormous strain on food systems and production.
In our twenties, an independent lifestyle seems liberating.
Research has got to the point that researchers like Stephen Lawrie (University of Edinburgh) can predict who will get some major mental illnesses years before they develop.
Do you think you could spot a liar? Many people believe there are telltale signs that show somebody is lying, and some even claim to be human lie-detectors.
Controversy and healthy, informed conflict as scientist Kate Cross and humanities scholar Anindya Raychaudhuri commence an academic smackdown in a battle to answer your questions a…
Tony Law: ‘Philip and I have been talking about this for years.
Why do we still have a headache after taking a 1p aspirin which disappears when we take a 50p one? And why are we attracted to a 2for1 meal discount but fail to save for a pension?…
Nicola Osborne (#CreativeInformatics, University of Edinburgh) reckons that data-driven technologies are inspiring new and unexpected opportunities for creative people and organisa…
Should unbreakable data security be made widely available? If so, can it be used for malicious purposes, as well as keeping us secure? Cracking the Enigma codes during World War II…
Join Grandmaster Liming Yue and the students of Chen Style Tai Chi Centre Edinburgh for a complete look at Tai Chi.
(And I feel fine (but not all the time)).
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants.
Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme, for Fringe participants.
Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s festival with these fun, engaging discussions.
Tom McNab, technical adviser on the film Chariots of Fire, gives a short, sharp history of the Olympic games to raise funds for the Eric Liddell Centre – a dementia care charity …
Arthur Conan Doyle investigated psychic phenomena objectively as a member of the Society for Psychical Research for years, before becoming convinced of their reality and following …
Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh festival with these fun, engaging discussions.
Bored of mindless comedy shows? Then come to Stand-Up Philosophy.
Dr Matt Winning is thinking about starting a family but wonders if he should.
Moisés Kaufman, recipient of the National Medal of Arts from President Obama, speaks about creating new work for the theatre.
Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh Festival with these fun, engaging discussions.
Delve into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Festival with these fun, engaging discussions.
A show about climate change from comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning describing how global warming is destroying both the planet and his life.
Brighton Fringe free mindful Ki and Aikido taster sessions, everyone welcome!
Brighton Ki Society.
Come and get your teeth into a refreshing approach to acting with this Stanislavski-inspired technique.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts media and arts professionals from all over the globe.
Meet Megan and Sophie.
Poetry show about what makes us feel confident – or not.
Master songsmith Dean Friedman delivers a fun, informative, practical take on the art and craft of songwriting.
Join Playwrights’ Studio Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse’s own programme and the wider Edinburgh Fe…
The current situation of low and no pay in many parts of our industry is very damaging, and a hot topic for everybody whether the work is live or recorded.
The village hall, church and school are focal points for rural life and afford a familiar, informal space in which local people can enjoy the arts.
In this lecture, Danny Dorling considers how the UK, one of the 25 richest countries in the world, has become one of the most unequal and is on course to win the ‘global race’ to b…
Thinking about taking your theatre company further? Join Jackie Elliman, Legal & Industrial Relations Manager at ITC, for a workshop covering all aspects of setting up as a legal e…
Award-winning stand-up Dave Chawner takes a hilarious look at identity, recovery and life after eating disorders.
Inspired by the new democratic movements at home and abroad, this is a day of creative engagement aiming to develop a vision on how democracy can be extended, enriched and made fit…
Learn all about the life and work of a theatre producer! What is a producer? Who are they? What do they do? Could you be a producer? Come along and find out.
Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse Theatre’s own programme and the wider Edi…
The thinking person’s late night alternative! Triple award-nominated podcast reveals your favourite comics’ creative secrets.
Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse Theatre’s own programme and the wider Edinb…
In her funny and articulate show, Hannah Chutzpah presents her considered and inspiring take on the complexities of power and permission.
Taking place in
the cosy surroundings of the Kilderkin pub, How To Win A Pub Quiz looks
to be an hour of interactive entertainment where the flyer promises you will
For actors, writers, directors, performers and creatives of every kind (all of us), this entertaining and interactive talk reveals a fresh way to spark imagination and surprise in …
Fight Back at 50 is the ultimate antidote to the mid-life crisis.
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