Our Concierge’s Guide to What’s On in Edinburgh

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We’re back with some recommendations from our concierge, Richard. There’s plenty to see and do in Edinburgh and we hope you find the guide helpful!

Museums

I heart the British museum: once again I am happy to report on fantastic events at the recently re-opened British Museum on Chambers Street, just five minutes from the Radisson Blu Hotel. This month there will be a programme of stay-open-in-the-evening events called RBS Museum Lates. On Friday 11th there will be hip hop musical performances in the main gallery with the interactive displays free from long lines of children ready for the adults to enjoy for a change!

RBS Museum Lates

RBS Museum Lates

Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en can’t and won’t be ignored by this concierge who is personally looking forward to seeing the original Ghostbusters re-screened in cinemas this month as talk of a third film is in the making. On the 29th, 30th, and 31st, there will be free horror tours of Edinburgh led by the infamous Edinburgh character William Burke (hanged in 1829 for his involvement in grave robbery – recently made into a film with Simon Pegg).

Ghostbusters will be re-screened in cinemas this month.

Ghostbusters will be re-screened in cinemas this month.

Dining experiences are equally in tune with the scary Hallowe’en spirit.

Music

Thursday 3rd Nov. Marc E Smith and The Fall arrive in Edinburgh at the HMV picture house no doubt inspired by the current financial crisis and with more than two bob’s worth to say about it.

Marc E Smith and The Fall

Marc E Smith

Friday 4th Nov. James Morrison brings his troubadour of the people brand of radio friendly sound to Scotland. Also performing at the HMV picture house.

James Morrison

James Morrison

Theatre

Some good plays on this month, The Twelfth Night is showing at the Edinburgh University Bedlam Theatre from Oct 25th – 29th at 7:30pm (2:30 matinee performace on Sat).  For those who are  more in the mood for a song there is Barry Manilow’s Copacabana at the Churchill Theatre in Morningside from 25th – 29th October at 7:30pm.

Edinburgh Bedlam Theatre

Edinburgh Bedlam Theatre

Art

Why not visit the Open Eye Gallery on Abercromby place.  Exhibitions from Claire Harrigan, Hazel Nagl, Michael Lythgoe, Alice McMurrough, Ann Ross, and Karen McPhail will be taking place in November.   Art work to admire and buy.

Food –

Eating out this month? We recommend Ecco Vino on Cockburn Street.

Ecco Vino Restaurant in Edinburgh

Ecco Vino Restaurant in Edinburgh

This wine bar is a little gem in Edinburgh with very tasty anti pasti to compliment some of Europe’s finest wines.

Whatever you do just make sure it makes you happy!

Richard

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