What's On in Edinburgh: Top Ten November Events
What’s on in Edinburgh this November | Our blog highlights the Top 10 Events that are not to be missed. Book your tickets for those shows you love right here and be on your way to enjoying Edinburgh.
Events across the City
Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature celebrates Robert Louis Stevenson’s birthday on 13 Nov with city-wide events and Stevenson inspired activities popping up across the city.
Dance takes centre stage this November as Traverse Theatre presents its fourth Autumn Dance Festival (20-24 Nov). Matthew Bourne’s latest re-imagining of the iconic and beloved ballet classic Sleeping Beauty (27 Nov – 1 Dec). Not forgetting the Flamenco dance lovers – Paco Pena Dance Company (18 Nov) performs at Usher Hall – while hip hop lovers can get their groove on at Some Like it Hip Hop (6-7 Nov).
Family Friendly Events
Two great theatre for all the family to hit our stages. First, the brave and outrageous Puss in Boots (27 Nov – 5 Jan ’13) and a new version of the much-loved fairytale Cinderella (29 Nov – 29 Dec) – both exciting productions by Brunton Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Company respectively. A spectacular line-up of Christmas shows and Pantomimes follow but more on that in our Blog in December.
All these Family Friendly events and more are listed on our Kids Channel.
Traditional & Scottish Arts Events
November is a great month for traditional arts with the annual Scots Fiddle Festival 2012 (16 – 18 Nov) at the Queen’s and King’s Hall. While not listed in the Top Ten, we should not forget LAU (6 Nov) who have been crowned ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards for three consecutive years and award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart (30 Nov).
All these Traditional Arts events and more are listed on our Traditional & Scottish Channel.
Top 10 Events in Edinburgh | November 2012
The Artist Man and the Mother Woman
Thu 1 Nov – Sat 16 Nov, Traverse Theatre
“Of all human struggles there is none so treacherous and remorseless as the struggle between the artist man and the mother woman.” Man and Superman, George Bernard Shaw. This is Traverse Theatre’s Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin’s first of two flagship Traverse Productions.
For more theatre and opera shows, click here: clicket.co.uk/theatreandoperaedinburgh.
RSNO - Also sprach Zarathustra
Fri 23 Nov, Usher Hall
“I mean to portray in music the whole story of the human race…” Richard Strauss never did anything by halves, and if you’ve heard the sensational opening of Also sprach Zarathustra in 2001: A Space Odyssey, you’ll know to expect something extraordinary.
More on Classical Music in Edinburgh this Autumn: clicket.co.uk/classicaledinburgh or click here for a full listing.
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For Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s concerts this Autumn, click here.
Scottish Opera – The Magic Flute
Fri 16 Nov – Sat 24 Nov, Festival Theatre
Following the huge success of The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, Sir Thomas Allen and Simon Higlett return to take on the fantastical charms of Mozart’s most inventive opera.
Set in a spectacular visual world inspired by ‘steam punk’ Victoriana, this promises to be a stylish and imaginative telling of this much-loved piece.
Scots Fiddle Festival 2012
16 – 18 November, Queen’s and King’s Hall
You’re invited to listen, play, learn and dance at an exciting programme of Concerts, ceilidhs, recitals, talks, sessions, workshops and stalls.
For more information on the festival, visit their website.
Robert Louis Stevenson Day
Tue 13 Nov, city-wide
Organised by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature
Robert Louis Stevenson Day (RLSDay) will be roundly celebrated on 13th November, his birthday. Get involved in the series of events and Stevenson inspired shenanigans popping up across the city and online by wearing velvet and donning a ‘tache in his honour or becoming part of a Stevenson flashmob. What better ways are there to celebrate the life and writings of the man who brought us Treasure Island?
For more information, head to Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature's website.
Traverse Theatre Autumn Dance Festival
Tue 20 Nov - Sat 24 Nov
Agnes & Walter: a little love story by Smith Dance Theatre
Tue 20 Nov
12 Dancers / Deliberance by Citymoves Dance Agency & Aberdeen Performing Arts
Wed 21 Nov
The Intoxicating Rose Garden by Red Note Ensemble
Thu 22 Nov
Thu 22 Nov, Usher Hall
The heroes of British pop have been dazzling audiences with their style and charm since they formed in 2006. Their unique sound blends the essence of vocal groups of yesteryear with the best of classic, present-day British pop. Don't miss one of the most entertaining and enjoyable concerts of the year.
Puss in Boots
Tue 27 Nov – Sat 5 Jan '13, Brunton Theatre
Written especially for Brunton Theatre and local audiences, Puss In Boots will be a stunning pantomime that is full of local references, silly gags, comic routines, popular songs and Scottish actors.
Search for more Family Friendly events on our Kids Channel.
Thu 29 Nov – Sat 29 Dec, Lyceum Theatre
This new version of a much-loved fairytale is by Johnny McKnight, a well-known writer, director and performer who has written many versions of famous Christmas stories for Scottish theatre.
Search for more Family Friendly events on our Kids Channel.
A bumper listing of exhibitions opening this November. Click on “Add to Itinerary” to add these exhibitions into your My Clicket.
Andy Hope 1920: When Dinosaurs Become Modernists
Thu 1 Nov – Sun 27 Jan 2013, Inverleith House
Fri 2 Nov – Sun 13 Jan 2013, Fruitmarket Gallery
John Clerk of Eldin (1728 – 1812)
Sat 3 Nov – Sun 3 Feb 2013, City Art Centre
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