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


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

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:00 PM

    Rocky Horror Show Live at The Cameo - Thursday 17 Sept 2015

    6 Cultees attending
  • Friday, September 18, 2015 7:00 PM

    COMEDY - THE FRIDAY SHOW at The Stand Friday 18th Sept

    1 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:00 PM

    WAITING FOR GODOT at The Lyceum Saturday 26th Sept

    10 Cultees attending
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015 6:30 PM

    NT Live: Hamlet (Benedict Cumberbatch) - Odeon, Lothian Road, 15th October

    5 Cultees attending
  • Friday, October 16, 2015 7:00 PM

    GIG - CARA DILLON at QUEENS HALL Friday 16th Oct 2015

    3 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 2:00 PM

    The Lord of the Flies - Festival Theatre 17th October

    6 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 2:00 PM

    Rebecca at King's Theatre, Sat 24 Oct at 2pm

    3 Cultees attending
  • Friday, November 13, 2015 7:00 PM

    TIPPING THE VELVET at The Lyceum Friday 13th Nov

    10 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 7:30 PM

    GIG: GARBAGE at The Usher Hall Saturday 14th Nov

    8 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, January 16, 2016 7:00 PM

    THE WEIR at The Lyceum Saturday XX Jan 2016

    1 Cultees attending
  • Sunday, January 31, 2016 6:45 PM

    Reeves & Mortimer @ Edinburgh Playhouse on Sun 31st Jan 2016 @ 6.45pm

    4 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016 11:30 AM

    THE JAMES PLAYS - JAMES I at the Festival 11:30am Sat 6th February 2016

    4 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016 3:30 PM

    THE JAMES PLAYS - JAMES II at the Festival 3:30pm Sat 6th February 2016

    4 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, February 6, 2016 7:45 PM

    THE JAMES PLAYS - JAMES III at the Festival 7:45pm Sat 6th February 2016

    4 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, February 27, 2016 7:00 PM

    THE CRUCIBLE at The Lyceum Saturday XX Feb 2016

    1 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, April 9, 2016 7:00 PM

    I AM THOMAS at The Lyceum Saturday XX Apr 2016

    1 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 7:00 PM

    THE ILIAD at The Lyceum Saturday XX May 2016

    1 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:00 PM

    THON MAN MOLIERE at The Lyceum Saturday XX June 2016

    1 Cultees attending
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Dave Wood

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