Enjoy the beauty of our planet and the creatures that live on it captured by the lenses of professional and amateur wildlife photographers from around the world. These awe-inspiring images, selected from 43,000 competition entries from 96 countries, offer a glimpse of the natural world as it has never been seen before. Presented by the National Mueum of Scotland. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is coowned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. Image: © Hannes Lochner
Venue: RBGE: John Hope Gateway 1
Comprising of illustrations by artist Sarah Simblet as well works from other classic tree books, this inspiring exhibition celebrates 350 years since the publication of John Evelyn’s Sylva – A Discourse on Forest Trees. Come along to marvel at these remarkable drawings and vote for your favourite tree book of all time. Presented by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Four hundred years ago, Scottish mathematician John Napier’s pioneering work on logarithms enabled more calculations to be completed in just one hour than had previous been achieved in a day. From the introduction of the decimal point to the development of slide rules, this exhibition explores how Napier’s revolutionary innovations advanced and influenced mathematics from the 17th century to the present.
An exhibition featuring newly commissioned work by Glasgow-based artist Corin Sworn. This breathtaking collection of installation and photographic work is inspired by natural plant dyes and dying techniques traditional to Scotland and was informed through research into plant specimens and botanical collections housed within the Royal Botanic Garden's extensive Herbarium collection.
Venue: Summerhall: Summerhall
We put 'Science at the HeART of Summerhall' with a series of specially curated exhibitions and installations showcasing the work of artists inspired by science. Summerhall curator Paul Robertson brings together Bigert & Bergström, David Burrows of Plastique Fantastique, Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Michel Paysant, Silas Parry and a group exhibition entitled '26/04/86', featuring works by Norrie Harman, Rebecca Appleby, Dean Kemp, Greg Townend (who have created works inspired by their understanding of the Chernobyl disaster) and The Bone Library. The Science Festival's science-art trail complements these with works by Prof Helen Storey, Will Nash, Sean Dooley, Richard Firth, Hugh Turvey, Helen Denerley, Fergus Dunnet, Biologica Mathematica, Tim Vincent Smith and Alan Brown. Pick up a copy of our special Summerhall brochure and see our website for details, and explore the heart of science!
Venue: St Andrew Square: Garden
See Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square differently thanks to Field of Light, an immersive experience by artist Bruce Munro. First seen at his home in Wiltshire in 2004, Munro reimagines his unique installation for every space it inhabits, using the medium of light to encourage visitors to explore pathways through the space in new, and beautiful, ways.
Wednesday 31 December 2014… into the New Year
Stages live from 9pm – 1am
£20.00 (+ £2.10 booking fee)
Not recommended for under 16’s
The original and best New Year celebrations in the world!
Join the party with 80,000 friends beneath the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and dance your way into 2015 with incredible live music and entertainment, DJ’s, giant screens, outdoor bars and the world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks.
• Not recommended for under 16’s
•Tickets for Concert in the Gardens & The Keilidh also grant access to the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party.
•No pass-outs permitted, (i.e. leaving the arena and trying to gain re-entry)
• No entry after 11pm, so please come early!
• This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather
• Pay bars and food outlets are located within the Street Party Arena
• Alcohol CAN be brought into this event arena but ONLY in plastic containers
• No glass or cans can be brought into this event arena.
Venue: Traverse Theatre
A highly imaginative fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music, telling the tale of a quiet hero, alvin, and the search for his lost love in the seemingly endless depths of the ocean.
For ages 9+
Created by Tim Watts and having charmed audiences worldwide, this exquisite one-man show is a heart-warming and beautiful story of love and loss and a remarkable pocket masterpiece of invention, staging and performance.
A The Last Great Hunt (Australia) production
Venue: Church Hill Theatre: Studio
Cocoon is a play about the boundless possibilities of being.
For ages 2-5
It feels like a gentle dream when suddenly - crackle, crackle, chuckle - a mysterious being suddenly comes into the world. What now?
A cocoon can protect us, but it can also hold us back. Throwing it off will feel airy and free, but it can also make us vulnerable. How can we be strong and soft, free and protected,at the same time?
With few words and live music, Theater o.N. take their very young audience on a journey: from the very beginnings of life, passing through stages of metamorphosis, from dreaming to dancing.
Cocoon was nominated for the Ikarus Prize in 2011.
A Theatre o.N. (Germany) production
Supported by the berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department, the Pankow Department for Culture and Education and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. (Fund for Performing Arts) funded by the Federal Republic of Germany.
Some might say that Rosa has everything a girl could dream of.
For ages 5-9
She has the sweetest dress, the loveliest hair, lots of pink toys and as much candy she could wish for, so why is she still sad?
Rosa often wonders if there is something wrong with her… She has no friends to play with and her parents are always away.
So, to pass the time, Rosa creates her own dream world filled with dragons and frogs and parents who understand and have time to be with her.
A Katya Brita Lindeberg (Norway) production