November What's On Round-up
It might be cold outside, but there’s still plenty to see and do
in Edinburgh this November, so we’ve braved the weather, pounded
the streets (kind of) and come up with some top ideas.
No stranger to bad weather themselves, Scotland’s lighthouses
have an intriguing history, having spent 250 years safeguarding a
coastline that spans more than 600 miles. You can learn all about
a free exhibition at the National Museum of
Scotland, which runs until April 2011.
Whether you’re a serious collector, or you’re just looking to
add a bit of colour to your walls, then don’t miss the Edinburgh Art
Fair at the Corn Exchange. Featuring exhibitors from
over 60 galleries from around the world, it’s on from 18-21
Ok, so the All Blacks demolished Scotland at the
weekend, but hey, we can still dream of a mighty victory over the
Springboks at Murrayfield on 20 November, can’t we? If you can’t
get your hands on a
ticket at this late stage, that shouldn’t stop
you heading for the pub (trust us, they’ll ALL be showing it) to
soak up the atmosphere.
After marking its 50th anniversary last year, the
Gang Show is still going strong, with around 200
guides and scouts taking part in this year’s revue. You’ll find it
at the Kings Theatre from 23-27 November.
And with the festive season just around the corner, Edinburgh’s
Christmas gets underway from 10am on 25 November. If
you can stomach heights, try the 33m high Edinburgh wheel for great
views of the city, or keep your feet on the ground and make the
most of the German Market by sipping on a warming gluhwein. That
night, the lighting of the Norwegian Christmas Tree on The Mound
marks the official start of the capital’s celebrations.