Monday, 1 September 2014

Edinburgh Events: Things to do in September

Open throughout September / Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, EH1 1DF / Free
Now that the frenzy of the Fringe is over, it's time to enjoy some art and culture at a gentler pace. Scottish artist Jim Lambie's exhibition is at the Fruitmarket Gallery until 19 October so it's the perfect time to view his beguiling sculptures and installations.  It includes the colourful Zobop, which adapts according to the space it's exhibited in and transforms the stairs and floor of the Gallery into something surprising and beautiful.

12-14 September / Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, EH28 8NB / £12.50/15
Another food fair comes to Edinburgh, this time to the Royal Highland Centre.  Covering all areas of Scotland, there's some lovely exhibitors such as Edinburgh Gin, Craigie's Farm & Deli, Glasgow's Juiced Be and Braw Homewares (who we've previously written about). With celebrity chefs, masterclasses and a competition to find Scotland's best kept secret ingredient, it all adds up to a delicious day of feasting.

18 September / A polling station near you
Whether you’re pro-independence, think we're better together or you don’t know until you get to the polls, you should absolutely exercise your right to vote in Scotland’s future.  Make sure that you’re registered by 2 September and don’t forget to vote on the big day itself!

23 September / Lovecrumbs, 155 West Port, EH3 9DP / £35
Pyrus Flowers are back at Lovecrumbs with an autumn wreath making class. There will be a whole heap of Lovecrumb's delicious cakes and endless tea for you to munch & drink whilst welcoming Autumn in floral style.   Pyrus blogged about an autumnal wedding they styled last year which should give you an inkling of what to expect - beautiful berry & branchy creations with gorgeous leafy brights! They also have a Halloween pumpkin centrepiece class in October if you can't make this one.

27 September / Cafe Camino, 1 Little King Street, EH1 3JR / £10
Great Grog Bottle Shop are holding their annual beer fair at Cafe Camino with some top Scottish brewers, such as Brewdog, Barney's and Stewart's.  For a tenner you can traverse from stall to stall, sampling beers (responsibly!) and asking any questions from the brewers. There'll also be some home brew batches to sample from Brewstore, who will be on hand to answer any home brewing related queries.

20-27 September / Venues in Stockbridge
Stockbridge very much has a village vibe to it and Stockfest celebrates the Stockbridge independent businesses and community.  There'll be events such as a ceilidh, flea market, zumba and swing dancing lessons, discounted shopping events, book and poetry readings and a dog show held in Inverleith Park (StockDog!).  The full programme and updates are available on the Facebook page.

Doors Open Day
27-28 September / Venues across Scotland
Held on the last weekend in September, this is a great annual event where you can get free access to hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland that are not usually open to the public. You can browse their brochure to plan a few trips across the city - some of our top picks would be Mansfield Traquair, Leith Theatre, Queen Street Gardens and the Royal Observatory.


  1. This is so useful - just moved to Edinburgh and am psyched to explore :)

    1. We're so glad Xandra! Enjoy moving to Edinburgh and exploring :)

  2. The wreath-making at Lovecrumbs sounds so unusual and fun!

  3. I love Jim Lambie's work and raced along to this, though I have to admit that the ladders were last on me.