What’s on in Edinburgh, 13th – 19th June 2011

What’s on in Edinburgh 13th – 19th June 2011

It’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on in Edinburgh at the best of times, but in the summer there seems too many events to choose from.

In a new feature (beta), we bring you a list of interesting events on this coming week (Monday 13th June – Sunday 19th June inclusive).  The event will either be linked to an information page, or where we have previewed it in more detail. There will also be links to new places opening in town and other snippets of news.

Monday 13th June:

The free outdoor films continue at Festival Square (also Tuesday).

The Forth Road Bridge Open Week starts today.

Tuesday 14th June:

Blogtogther at Sofi’s Bar.  Starting at 6pm, all Edinburgh bloggers are welcome for a chat and inspiration.

Wednesday 15th June:

The Edinburgh International Film Festival launches today. Our film reviewers will be bringing daily reports of what’s going on around town as well as film reviews.

Anthropologie opens at 39 George Street.

Thursday 16th June:

The Edinburgh Internationl Book Festival launch their 2011 programme today.

Scottish Real Ale Festival starts at Adam House, Chambers Street today.  On until Saturday.

The free outdoor film screenings start today at St Andrew Square. Also Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Friday 17th June:

Jamie Primrose launches his latest exhibtion Evolving Moods at Dundas Street Gallery (on until 25th June)

Fancy a trip out of town?  Head up to Crail for their inaugural Crail Food Festival.  Fun for all the family in a delightful part of Scotland. (Also Saturday and Sunday).

Saturday 18th June:

Edinburgh’s Farmer’s Market

Edinburgh 10s Rugby Festival, Raeburn Place, Stockbridge.

Tracy Griffen’s Balfour Street Bazaar 10am – 6pm as part of the Leith Festival.

Davidson’s Mains Children’s Gala

Edinburgh first Solidarity ‘Slutwalk’.  1.30pm – 3.30pm West Parliament Square to the Scottish Parliament

Lots happening as part of the Forth Road Bridge Open Week.

Greener Leith are holding a ceilidh.  Everyone welcome from 8pm.

Sunday 19th June:

Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association hosting a book fair at Radisson Blue Hotel, 80 High Street. 10am – 5pm

International Haggis eating championships at the Art Roch Hostel in the Grassmarket.  Starts 11am, £1 entry goes to Help for Heroes.

Charity Vintage Tea Dance in aid of Children of Songea. 2pm at the newly refurbished Lauriston Hall

Charity Zumba class in aid of It’s Good 2 Give.  All welcome to keep fit whilst raising money. 2pm start.

Joseph Pearce’s are having a barbeque.  2pm start.

A Midsummer Afternoon Dream, Dr Neil’s Garden, Duddingston.

Film Festival starts this week

Additional ideas

Don’t forget you can also browse our reviews about Edinburgh:

Things to do

Edinburgh for free

Edinburgh for kids

Suggestions for daytrips out of town

Places to eat and drink

Want to include your event?

If you have an event that you would like mentioned here  (or added during the week) then please contact us with a link and/or basic information. Requests via twitter and facebook will not be accepted. The events article will be published every Monday and tweeted out to over 6000 followers and linked on our facebook fan page.