A fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound, join the iconic event in Edinburgh this week.
St.Giles Cathedral is hosting the Museum of the Moon, a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. This event starts today and will be in Edinburgh until Sunday 27th January 2019. Measuring seven metres in diameter and featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.
To celebrate the installation, Burns&Beyond will present an accompanying programme of lunar inspired events, talks and concerts beneath the moon. The Cathedral will has organised candle lit evening sessions 21 – 27 January, allowing ticket holders to witness the installation in full illumination accompanied a lunar inspired soundtrack, composed by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composerDan Jones.
21 January Preview Night Candle Lit Evening Sessions
22 January Candle Lit Evening Sessions + Moon Talks + Clair de lune – Live sounds from NASA Space Station
23 January Candle Lit Evening Sessions + Rachel Sermanni Performance
24 January Candle Lit Evening Sessions + St.Giles Choir Performance
25 January Candle Lit Evening Sessions + Roddy Woomble Performance
26 January Candle Lit Evening Sessions + Martin Green – Disarming Reverberations Performance
Each timed session has a set capacity and we expect sessions to be extremely popular. We recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The UK’s biggest touring cheese festival heading to Edinburgh again!
Foodies will be able to taste some of the finest produce being offered by UK traders
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 2018
From traditional cheeses to Mozzarella sticks, halloumi fries and the most amazing mac and cheese expect to learn about all types of cheese, wines and the best beers that go along with those cheeses at a day that will melt you into a deep love of all things cheese.
This year’s festival, held at the Corn Exchange, was initially set to run on the Saturday only – but a surge in the demand for tickets has resulted in the Sunday extension. This will be the second time that Cheese Fest has come to the capital, and there will be a host of brand new cookery demonstrations taking place throughout the day. Among those showcasing their skills will be Sean Wilson, an award-winning cheese maker.
The CheeseFest 2018 will bring even more vendors and brand new to Edinburgh …
Live bands and music all day
Outdoor hot food arena and food market open all day
Edinburgh has been deemed the safest city in the UK, according to new research.
Nearly 90 per cent of people in the Scottish capital feel safe, with just 16 per cent experiencing crime.
And it was also found 82 per cent of those living in Edinburgh would recommend their home as somewhere safe to live. The statistics emerged in a study to mark the launch of new true crime docu-series Murdertown on Crime + Investigation.
It also emerged just 56 per cent of those living in Birmingham would recommend their home as somewhere safe to live. Researchers found Bristol also appear among the top five safest cities, closely followed by Brighton and Hove, with Southampton and Cambridge completing the top five.
Leicester took second place for the cities residents feel the least safe in, followed by Manchester, London and Sheffield.
One of Scotland’s most famous attributes is its world-renowned reputation for providing a warm and open welcome to everyone who comes here. Whether it’s the many people who choose to live here permanently or the millions who visit Scotland each and every year, you’re sure to hear many stories of the genuine friendliness of the Scottish people.
Today in Scotland, more than 170 different languages are spoken – from Punjabi to Polish, and Cantonese to Gaelic. All these different people contribute to making Scotland a great place to live, work, study, visit or do business in!
Our diversity is something that we’re incredibly proud of and we continue to make great strides in ensuring Scotland is open to everyone. Whether it’s the thousands of refugees we’ve welcomed with open arms or the fact that we rank as one of the best countries in Europe for LGBTQI+ rights and equality, Scotland truly is a melting pot of inclusivity.
Graffiti artists from across the UK and Europe will descend on the Capital this weekend to work their magic on a stretch of wall close to Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal. The Rock the Dock Graffiti Jam on Saturday 1 September aims to create the UK’s longest legal graffiti wall at Marine Parade.
Supported by the Council, which has helped bring together representatives from various local organisations, as well as clearing and preparing the land around the wall, Rock the Dock will see 60 graffiti artists from Scotland, England, Ireland, Poland, Spain and Germany decorate a section each of the wall.
The Council-owned site forms part of the proposed tram to Newhaven but this initiative is seen as an ideal opportunity to breathe new life into the area prior to work getting underway (should the project get the go-ahead).
With 330m in total being decorated (165m on each side), the temporary graffiti wall will become the UK’s longest, surpassing the current longest one in Dundee by 190m.
The eventis open to all and will run throughout the day between 9am and 9pm, with three free workshops at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Anyone interested in attending a workshop can book a place by emailing email@example.com.