The July Events Guide

This weekend I was joined by new friend of the show Sandy McGhie from Edinburgh events website to highlight what you should have in your diary this July. For full details of all listed visit


Edinburgh International Magic festival

Wednesday the1st 2.00pm to 11.00pm Summerhall

The Festival just started on Friday and it’s on until this Thursday the 4th. There are shows, events, exhibitions, and even a magic shop! It’s all about promoting the amazing world of magic!

£: Prices vary so please check out


The OK Social Club

Friday the 3rd 7.00pm to 10.00pm Sneaky Pete’s

This is the band playing the official album launch for their second album ‘Baby Eat Your Heart’ that came out last month. These guys won Best Live Act at the Scottish Alternative Music awards (SAMAs) in 2013 .. great sound, head down and chek them out.

£8 (inc fee) 


Colour The Sky

Saturday the 4th 5.00pm to 10.00pm The Meadows

It’s being hosted by PopUp Scotland and the proceeds will go towards supporting local artists and social enterprises. There are some pop up shops and DJs as well.

£: It’s free to watch and the balloons are £3 each or £10 for 4


Fender Presents: The American Standard Tour

Wednesday the 8th 7.00pm to 10.00pm The Voodoo Rooms

“A celebration of the sounds, heritage and evolution of the world’s greatest electric guitars and basses.” 

£: Free (check with the venue, you might have to book a space)


Weave Workshop

Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th 9.30am to 4/5pm Coburg House Art Studios

Classes will focus on weaving a scarf, where you will be led through the weaving process step by step to create your own.There are various options available for varying levels of experience. 

Tickets £160 including all materials.



Tue 14th & Wed 15th 7.30pm to 9.30pm The Playhouse

Featuring world class current and former dancers from The Royal Ballet and Rambert, this critically acclaimed production embraces an exhilarating fusion of South African and Western cultures live on stage.

£16.90 - 84.50




The Vampires (Edinburgh Jazz Festival)

Friday the 17th 8.30pm to 10pm The Jazz Bar

Friday the 17th is the start of The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. The best place to go for all of this is their website It runs until the 26th and there is just a huge array of talent on show. I had to pick one event just to kick things off though and just for their name, it’s The Vampires.

Tickets £10.50


After Work Pub Quiz

Wednesday the 22nd 6.30pm to 9.00pm The Granary, Leith

Get a team together and get ready to rack your brains! Compete for your chance to win a £25 gift voucher, best team name prizes and runner up prizes!

£: Free


Hot Tin Roof

Saturday the 25th 9.00pm to midnight Ryrie’s Bar

£: Free


A Celebration of Grammy Award Winning blues legend Willie Dixon 

Sunday the 26th 8.00pm to 10.00pm The Queen’s Hall



First Offence

Wednesday the 29th 8.00pm to 10pm 48 Below on Broughton Street

A night of comedy! Head down and see some great circuit comedians tell some of their new jokes and show off some of their new material.

£1 on the door


The Burly Ceilidh

Friday the 31st 10.00pm to 1.00am The Ghillie Dhu

Tickets are £5/£30 inc meal - On door for Ceildh and contact the venue for the package