Edinburgh Comic Con

Edinburgh Comic Con

The Edinburgh Comic Con is back for another other-worldly experience for you and your family to enjoy. Teeming with fans dressed in their favourite comic hero outfits, the Edinburgh Comic Con promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

The concept of the Comic Con (Convention) has developed into a global industry from very humble beginnings. It was started by a small group of comic book enthusiasts in San Diego in 1970. Through the years, the convention’s popularity has grown exponentially. Today there are millions of comic book fans who attend these conventions across the globe.

A huge attraction to the typical Comic Con includes the opportunity for fans to meet the true heroes behind the creation of their favourite comics. Comic book authors as well as television and film actors will be there for fans to meet.

This year, fans will be delighted to know that the list of comic celebrities will include Fabian Nicieza and Clive Russell.

Fabian Nicieza has acclaimed notoriety in the comic book world. He has literally worked on over one thousand comic books including X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable and Deadpool.

Clive Russell has starred on both big and small screens; His acting skills have delighted audiences since the 1960s. He has featured in Casualty and Outlander. From the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to HBO’s Game of Thrones, he’s had prominent roles in many  fine productions.

Planning ahead

The Edinburgh Comic Con promises to be a ton of family fun. Accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the vigilantly caped fun at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Contact us today to arrange your booking.
Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 / Email: [email protected] / www.bb-edinburgh.com

Edinburgh Comic Con

When: 14 and 15 April 2018
Where: Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), 150 Morrison Street, EH3 8EE
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

When: 3-25 August 2018
Where: Edinburgh Castle
Address: Coventry St, London W1D 6AS
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will take place over the period 3-25 August 2018. A breath-taking display of military precision by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands is performed on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

The tattoo is a firm favourite and an extremely popular family event. It is the centre of attraction during the Edinburgh International Festival when hundreds of  performance groups descend on the capital city of Scotland. Every year, the festival presents a programme featuring the finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre.

Performances of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are presented from Monday to Friday at 21:00 and on Saturdays at 19:30 and 22:30. There are no performances on Sundays.

Performed on the wide-open esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, hundreds of visitors enjoy the  display of marching bands, fireworks, cannons, military vehicles and bagpipes. Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries and is part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, a World Heritage Site.

Planning ahead

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an absolute blast. We must warn you though that tickets often sell out fast. Planning ahead is crucial as accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the fun.  Contact us today to arrange your booking.
Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 / Email: [email protected] / www.bb-edinburgh.com

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Easter in Edinburgh

Easter in Edinburgh

Easter in Edinburgh

Easter in Edinburgh is just around the corner and there are plenty of wonderful Easter events to enjoy. In this week’s blog we have highlighted our favourite Easter events for you and your whole family to enjoy.

Edinburgh Castle

Date: Wednesday 12 April and Thursday 13 April
What’s happening: Easter puppets
Website:
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Enjoy a magical experience this Easter at Edinburgh Castle with the Alba puppets. The Easter puppets will be performing on Wednesday 12 April and Thursday 13 April. The annual performance is bound to entertain and thrill young and old. The show will be included in the price of admission to Edinburgh Castle. We know that this delightful performance is egg-zactly what you and your family need this Easter.

 

Palace of Holyrood house

Date: Sunday, 1 Apr 2018
Time: 11:00 – 15:00
What’s happening: Easter egg hunt
Website:
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The organisers at Holyrood House have ‘hatched’ a brilliant plan to entertain you and your fmily this Easter. Join us at Holyrood house on Sunday 1 Apr 2018 between 11h00 and 15h00 for the Palace of Holyrood house Easter egg hunt. Hop on over to the Family Room to make and decorate your own basket and then follow a trail to find eggs hidden around the Palace.
For those of you wondering how the Easter Eggs found their way to the Palace, we would like to invite you join Allison Galbraith in the Great Gallery who will be sharing her family friendly tales. Perfect for everyone to enjoy.

Admission prices:
Adult £14.00
Over 60/Student (with valid ID) £12.70
Under 17/Disabled £8.10
Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults, 3 under 17s) £36.10

Planning ahead

Easter in Edinburgh is a very special time of year. Accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the fun. Contact us today to arrange your booking.
Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 / Email: [email protected]

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival 2018

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival 2018

Edinburgh Restaurant Festival 2018

Event: Edinburgh Restaurant Festival 2018
Where: Various locations across Edinburgh
Date: 5 February – 25 February 2018
Website:
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The Edinburgh Restaurant Festival 2018 is well under way. The festival started on Monday 5 February 2018 and comes and ends on Sunday 25 February 2018 – much to the delight of our foodie friends out there. Various venues across Scotland’s capital are taking part this year. We can’t wait for you to experience the mouth-watering menus prepared by some of the finest Scottish eateries.

The three-week dining extravaganza allows guests to enjoy special tasting menus. You will also get a chance to meet the culinary wizards behind the kitchen door, and perhaps pick up a few idea to try yourself at home.

The festival wouldn’t be complete without a main event to conjure palatable merriment. The finest flavour is left till last for you to savour. The ticketed four-course Moveable Feast will see diners traveling to four very different restaurants, enjoying a course in each and sampling the very best of what Edinburgh’s thriving dining scene has to offer.

Every year, the organisers of the festival strive to improve on the last. This year guests will enjoy The Secret Dining Experience where diners will sample delicious food in an unusual and surprising setting.

Planning ahead

The Edinburgh Restaurant Festival 2018 is the talk of the town. Do not miss out! This is a very popular event and we recommend that you plan ahead. Accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. Why not stay at B+B Edinburgh and make the most of your visit?  B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the fun. Contact us today to arrange your booking.
Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 / Email: [email protected] / www.bb-edinburgh.com

We hope to see you soon.

Footloose

Footloose

Footloose

Event: Footloose
Where: King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Date: Wednesday 14 March – 17 March 2018
Address: 2 Leven St, Edinburgh EH3 9LQ
Opening hours:
Evenings 19:30: Matinee Saturday 14:30
Admission:
£16 – £20
Website: Click Here

Footloose is dancing its way onto the stage at Edinburgh’s King Theatre from Wednesday 24 March to Saturday 17 March. Doors open every night at 19.30 and there will be a matinee performance on Saturday at 14:30.

The show is produced by non-other than The Bohemians – one of Edinburgh’s major amateur musical companies. This brilliant company was formed back in 1909 and is one of Scotland’s oldest and most respected ‘Amdram’ companies, committed to presenting high quality musical productions.

Story

So, what is Footloose all about then. A young boy by the name of Ren is forced to move to a quiet town situated in rural America. Here he soon learns that things are a little different from what he is used to. Strict rules are enforced among the citizens of the town, forbidding dancing of any kind. Ren is having none of this and soon finds himself breaking the rules.

Featuring classic hits such as Footloose, Let’s Hear It for the Boy and Holding Out for a Hero, Footloose the Musical sizzles with rebellion and romance.

Planning ahead

Footloose is a ton of fun for you and the whole family.  As you can imagine, this spectacular dance extravaganza is very popular. If you intend to visit beautiful Edinburgh, please plan ahead. Why not make a weekend of it? Accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located with quick access routes to the show. Contact us today to arrange your booking. Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 / Email: [email protected]

In the famous words of Ren: ‘Hey, hey! What’s this I see? I thought this was a party. LET’S DANCE!’

Robbie Burns Night

Robbie Burns Night

Robbie Burns Night

Event: Robbie Burns Night
Where: Edinburgh City
When: Thursday 25 January 2018

A Burns Supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, the author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet’s birthday, 25 January, commonly known as Burns Night.

Burns Night will be celebrated in many venues across Edinburgh. This year we have put together a selection for you to choose from.

The Burns Supper
Venue: Red Red Rose Street
Where: Freemasons Hall, George Street, Edinburgh
Date: Thursday 25 January 2018, 7:00 pm (6:30 pm doors open)

Website: click here

For a not-so-traditional dining experience, Josh Littlejohn MBE, founder of Social Bite, will deliver the Immortal Memory, with the themes of brotherhood and humanity being so prevalent in the work of Burns. The keynote address will no doubt call for a pause to reflect during the proceedings.

Burns Night Dinner Dance Fundraiser
Venue: Grassmarket Community Project
Where: 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA
Date: 26 January 2018
Admission: £50 per person or £450 for a table of ten (nine for the price of ten) per table

Website: Click here

Enjoy a marvellous evening of poetry, storytelling, whisky tasting, magic and the finest five course dinner followed by Ceilidh dancing! After last year’s sell-out event, this one promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Planning ahead

Robbie Burns Night should not be missed.  As you can imagine, this wonderful event is very popular in many venues. If you intend to visit our capital city, please plan ahead. Why not make a weekend of it? Accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the fun. Contact us today to arrange your booking. Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 5084, Email: [email protected]

We hope to see you soon.

Giant Lanterns of China

Giant Lanterns of China

Giant Lanterns of China

Event: Giant Lanterns of China
Where: RSZZ Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6TS
Date: 1 January 2018 – 25 February 2018
Time:
4.30pm to 7.30pm
Admission: £10.47 -£31.47

The Giant Lanterns of China is a firm holiday fixture at the RSZZ Edinburgh Zoo, running from 1 January 2018 – 25 February 2018. It might be cold outside, but that’s no excuse not to have a good time. Edinburgh Zoo is the only place in Scotland to host such an event – lighting up Edinburgh’s skyline with the glow of 34 colossal, animal-themed lantern installations.

Experience 211 features large-scale animal-themed lanterns including 30 giant pandas, 12 lions, 30 native birds, 15 snails, 20 penguins and 25 flamingos alongside detailed backdrops of flowers, fauna and insects. Glowing Chinese heritage symbols such as signs of the zodiac and traditional archways illuminate the area. You will not want to miss the 19-foot high and 115-foot long Chinese dragon. This protector of the night, will guard the zoo until the end of the Chinese Spring Festival

A huge amount of work and effort goes into producing such an outstanding event. All this would not be possible if it were not for the long-standing relationship between RZSS and Sichuan, the birth place of Edinburgh Zoo’s giant pandas.

The event has half-hour entry timeslots from 4.30pm to 7.30pm (for a 9pm finish). You will be asked to select an entry time after you have selected your tickets.

Planning ahead

The Giant Lanterns of China at Edinburgh Zoo is a ton of fun for the whole family.  As you can imagine, this event is very popular and tickets are selling out fast. If you intend to visit beautiful Edinburgh, please plan ahead. Why not enjoy the show and avoid the long drive home? Accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the fun. Contact us today to arrange your booking.
Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 / Email: [email protected] We hope to see you soon.

Hogmanay

Hogmanay

Hogmanay

Event: Hogmanay
Where: Edinburgh City Centre
Date:
30 December 2017 – 1 January 2018
Time: 7.00 pm (all day really)
Admission: £26.00

Hogmanay is Scotland’s New Year’s Eve party to celebrate the end of one year and welcomes the new. The party runs from 30 December 2017 – 1 January 2018 so get ready to have fun.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is where the world comes to party! And we’re looking forward to celebrating with you. The best party in the world is happening right here in Edinburgh and everyone is invited.

Important things to keep in mind

There are three main entrances to the event: Princes Street West End, South St David Street and Bank Street. This is a very busy, all-standing, outdoor festival event so please dress for the weather. Access to the front of stages is on a first come, first served basis. Please note Street Party tickets do not allow access into the Concert in the Gardens or the Ceilidh under the Castle with Edinburgh Gin events.

What’s it all about?

Hogmanay is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner. It is normally followed by further celebrations on the morning of New Year’s Day (1 January) or, in some cases, 2 January—a Scottish bank holiday.

Planning ahead

Hogmanay is the perfect way to start 2018. As you can imagine, tickets are selling fast. If you are planning your trip to our capital city, please plan ahead. Accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. Bed and Breakfast accommodation at B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the Christmas festivities. Contact us today to arrange your booking.
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 / Email: [email protected]

Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

Event: Shrek the Musical
Date: Tuesday 12 December 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018
Where: Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Running time: 2h 30m
Admission: £20.00 – £78.00 plus £4.00 transaction fee

The ever-popular Shrek the Musical hits the Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday 12 December 2017 to Sunday 7 January 2018. Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this wonderful adaptation of the children’s classic is sure to bring a smile to your face this Christmas.

Following a record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour, the smash hit blockbuster is back – and larger than life! Join Shrek, Fiona and Donkey as they give new meaning to a plethora of fairy tales and folklore. This hilarious and spectacular production is the all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy of the year.

Steffan Harri

Steffan Harri who is no stranger to the stage and screen has been cast to don the green ears of our favourite ogre. Harri has previously been seen in performances such as Hollti (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru). He has also been the Combeferre and understudied Enjolras in Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre). No role too big or small. We can not wait to see what he brings to the role of Shrek.

Planning ahead

Shrek the Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse is a ton of fun and the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations. As you can imagine, this event is very popular and tickets are selling out fast. If you intend visiting Scotland’s capital city, please plan ahead. Accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the Christmas festivities. Contact us today to arrange your booking. Telephone: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 or Email: [email protected] We hope to see you soon.

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Event: Edinburgh Christmas Market
Where: Princes street gardens
Date: 18 November 2017- 6 January 2018
Free (although you will need to pay for any shows or rides)

The heart of Scotland’s capital has been transformed into a romantic Christmas extravaganza. Although the Edinburgh Christmas Market is already in full swing, we knew that we could not leave it unmentioned in our monthly blog. The market opened its doors to the public on 18 November and will remain the centre of attraction for six weeks until 6 January. The Edinburgh Christmas Market is held in the Princes Street Gardens and is one of the most anticipated events on the Edinburgh calendar.

Admission

The market is open from 10 am – 10 pm and entry is free of charge. Unfortunately, patrons will need to pay for any of the rides or shows that they attend. The good news is that there is a 20% discount for all local residents. Friends and family will enjoy a plethora of delights including craft and art exhibitions, gift shops and gastronomic surprises. Get into the Christmas spirit! Make sure you enjoy a Glayva and Coffee or a Rum Chata Hot Chocolate at one of our festive street bars.

Silent Disco

If the loud festive activities is not your cup of tea, we have something perfect just for you. All party-lovers can enjoy quality disco fun without all the racket from blaring house speakers. Everyone is issued a head set which receives the broadcast from the DJ. This is brilliant family fun. Tickets from £10.00 (includes £1.00 in fees per ticket). Please click here to purchase.

Plan ahead

If you are attending Edinburgh Christmas Market, please plan ahead. It is important to note that this is a very popular event. Why not make the most of your visit and avoid the long drive home afterwards? B+B Edinburgh is perfectly located with quick access routes to the Christmas festive experience of a life time.
Contact us today on Tel: +44 (0) 131 225 5084 / Email: [email protected]