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Edinburgh Film Itinerary Part One - Old
Edinburgh is a filmmaker's dream, a city
of stunning architecture, wide open spaces, dramatic changes in
light and majestorial presence. This is the first part of
our Edinburgh filim itinerary series and features mainly the Old
Town (an area around the Royal Mile, running from the Castle to
Holyrood, which still reflects the medieval street
Film Itinerary Part Two - New
Edinburgh has been the perfect backdrop and setting for a
diverse range of film and tv productions from One Day, to
Burke and Hare, to Trainspotting, Case Histories, Rebus and Hallam
Foe. This is the second part of our Edinburgh Film Itinerary.
featuring the New Town. more
One Day in Edinburgh
Walk in the footsteps of the star-crossed characters, in the
bestselling novel, now blockbuster film, One Day.
Part shot on location in the inspiring and magical Scottish capital
of Edinburgh, the film follows the lives of sensible Emma Morley
and bad boy Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) as they
forge their way in the world after meeting at the University of Edinburgh. more
Whether you're a city slicker or a country dweller, like to
have your finger on the pulse or just prefer
the peace of the quiet life, then you can be sure that
the Edinburgh and the surrounding city region has something to
suit your tastes.
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City Centre: Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the west side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, ice rink, a host of colourful lights and the fabled German Christmas market with dozens of stalls selling traditional trinkets and crafts as well as delicious Teutonic treats (and, of course, glühwein).
Castle Street: Feel extra smug by not only giving gifts, but making sure they're ethically sound.
Summerhall: An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.
St Giles' Cathedral: Reflecting on the deep symbiosis between art and music in Russian culture, Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and Russian visual artist Maria Rud collaborate in an evening of live art and live music, featuring special guests.
St Andrew's and St George's Church: Explore a special festive forest of lit-up Christmas trees, with live music and refreshments.
Murrayfield Stadium: For the first time Scotland plays host to the UK qualifying round for the Red Bull Crashed Ice Championships. The festive ice rink in George Square is rigged out with an intense assault course as over 100 skaters race against the clock to secure a place at an international Crashed Ice downhill events. Register online at the website.
King's Theatre: Once again, good old Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage for a festive runaround. This year, Peter Pan gets their irreverent treatment.
St Andrew Square: An exciting mix of illusions, physical theatre, acrobatics and live music.
East Princes Street Gardens: Find your way to the centre for a special present and then try and remember your way back out!
The Canons' Gait: A brand spankin' new poetry cabaret from the Big Word's Jem Rolls that pays equal heed to Glasgow and Edinburgh, with an emphasis on performance poetry and a bit of spoken word thrown in for good measure. Hosted by Jem Rolls and Bram Gieben.
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