Edinburgh is an amazing city - I know that's why I moved here. Its full of beauty, life and vitality but small enough to explore. It is culturally diverse with a lot to offer throughout the year - from the big art festivals to the smaller events, music, art, cinema, theatre, comedy, street performance, literature... you name it it happens here at some point throughout the year. I've set this group up to sample some of that with like-minded others in an accessible down-to-earth way. You don't have to be high brow or elitist to enjoy culture - it an experience we can all share - not just plummy aesthetes from Belgravia who go to Glyndebourne 'because it's expected' of them.

Join this group if you want to do more than "exist"; if you want to explore a cultural side to this great city - both high and low culture - we won't discriminate. Join if you know a lot about a certain subject and want to share that passion with others. Join too if you have no idea but just want to soak things up and "live". We post a range of diverse cultural events but it would be good to also hear of your ideas. We may overlap with events from other groups but that's okay, we'll just double-up and you'll get to expand your social circle even more.

If you like this group but also love movies then you'll love HBLB's sister group Edinburgh Cinema Group. We have members who belong to both. So why not join both?

Dave Wood

Organiser

FRINGE PERFORMERS/PROMOTERS:  HBLB is a cultural social group. It is not a free listings website or a what's-on guide to Edinburgh. Please don't ask to promote your FRINGE show on this group's Meetup site. Please don't join HBLB as a member to attempt to post your show. It's not nice. If you do, your event won't be announced to the group, you will be barred from HBLB, and we will slag off your show for the entire month to everyone we meet, seriously we will. So please enjoy your run at Edinburgh, good luck with your FRINGE performance, but don't try to promote your show on here. All HBLB's organisers carefully choose the shows they wish to see themselves from the 3000+ events. We don't want 3000+ email flyers clogging our Inboxes thank you very much.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, August 2, 2015 2:00 PM

    Bailey's Stardust - Sunday 2nd August, Scottish National Gallery

    10 Cultees attending
  • Friday, August 7, 2015 6:00 PM

    FRINGE: MURDER, SHE DIDN'T WRITE at SWEET GRASSMARKET (Venue 18) Fri 7th Aug

    5 Cultees attending
  • Friday, August 7, 2015 8:15 PM

    FRINGE: NINA SIMONE: SOUL SESSIONS at ASSEMBLY CHECKPOINT Fri 7th Aug

    8 Cultees attending
  • Friday, August 7, 2015 10:30 PM

    FRINGE: BX: BECC SANDERSON at THE FAMOUS SPIEGLETENT Fri 7th Aug

    2 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015 12:00 PM

    FRINGE: ...AND THIS IS MY FRIEND MR LAUREL at PLEASANCE COURTYARD Sat 8th Aug

    6 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015 2:00 PM

    FREE FRINGE: 10 FILMS WITH MY DAD at the VOODOO ROOMS Sat 8th Aug

    8 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015 3:45 PM

    FRINGE: KITTEN KILLERS - WOOF! at UNDERBELLY GEORGE SQUARE Sat 8th Aug

    2 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015 6:15 PM

    FRINGE: SH*T-FACED SHOWTIME at the UNDERBELLY MED QUAD Sat 8th Aug

    2 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015 9:00 PM

    FRINGE: SH*T-FACED SHAKESPEARE at the UNDERBELLY Sat 8th Aug

    5 Cultees attending
  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 1:15 PM

    FRINGE: OH HELLO! at ASSEMBLY HALL Sun 9th Aug

    3 Cultees attending
  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 4:00 PM

    FRINGE: SHAKESPEARE'S THE RAPE OF LUCRECE at the ASSEMBLY HALL Sun 9th Aug

    1 Cultees attending
  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 7:00 PM

    FRINGE: ALAN DAVIS at the GILDED BALLOON Sun 9th Aug

    1 Cultees attending
  • Monday, August 10, 2015 7:00 PM

    FRINGE: ALBA: SONGS OF SCOTLAND ft EDDI READER at QUEENS HALL Mon 10th Aug

    5 Cultees attending
  • Monday, August 10, 2015 8:45 PM

    FRINGE: Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Act @ The Symposium (Venue 43), Mon 10th Aug

    3 Cultees attending
  • Friday, August 14, 2015 7:45 PM

    FRINGE: MARK STEEL - WHO DO I THINK I AM? at ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE Fri 14th Aug

    4 Cultees attending
  • Friday, August 14, 2015 10:00 PM

    FRINGE: Vampire Cabaret at the ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE Fri 14th Aug

    4 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 12:00 PM

    FRINGE: COMMON WEAL'S BUTTERFLY RAMMY at Stand in the Square Sat 15th Aug

    3 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 4:30 PM

    FRINGE: MARK THOMAS TRESPASS at Summerhall Sat 15th Aug

    6 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 7:00 PM

    FRINGE: JETHRO COMPTON's SIRENIA at C NOVA Sat 15th Aug

    3 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 10:00 PM

    FRINGE: CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN SINGS BREL at QUEENS HALL Sat 15th Aug

    8 Cultees attending
 
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