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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. Keep logging into the website* to keep informed of what we're organising.

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.

* Please keep logging into the website to keep your membership active, as inactive memberships (members who don't log in for more than 6 consecutive months) will be cancelled.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, May 6, 2016 7:00 PM

    Right Now - Traverse Theatre, Friday 6th May

    8 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 2:00 PM

    Henry V @ King's Theatre 7 May

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

    A Midsummer Night's Dream @ King's Theatre 7 May

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

    THE ILIAD at The Lyceum Saturday 7th May 2016

    9 Cultees attending
  • Friday, May 13, 2016 7:00 PM

    Avenue Q @ King's Theatre - 13 May

    5 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016 7:00 PM

    HBLB IS SIX! Birthday Play and a Birthday Drink - Traverse Sat 14th May

    7 Cultees attending
  • Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:30 PM

    Balletboyz at King's Theatre at 7pm on Sunday 22nd May

    4 Cultees attending
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:00 PM

    Max Richter at The Usher Hall: Tuesday 24th May

    2 Cultees attending
  • Sunday, May 29, 2016 12:00 PM

    Hidden Door Festival - Sun 29 May

    12 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016 2:00 PM

    The Mikado Unwrapped - FREE

    9 Cultees attending
  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:00 PM

    RSC Live: Hamlet - Cameo - Wednesday 8 June

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

    THON MAN MOLIERE at The Lyceum Saturday 11th June 2016

    10 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, July 2, 2016 2:30 PM

    World Press Photo @ Scottish Parliament

    1 Cultees attending
  • Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:30 PM

    Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo And Juliet

    6 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, September 3, 2016 2:30 PM

    Harry Benson: Seeing America @ Scottish Parliament

    1 Cultees attending
  • Friday, September 16, 2016 7:00 PM

    The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black Black Oil at The Lyceum Friday 16 September

    9 Cultees attending
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:00 PM

    RSC Live: Cymbeline - Cameo - Wednesday 28 September

    1 Cultees attending
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:30 PM

    RSC Live: King Lear [12A]

    6 Cultees attending
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:00 PM

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Festival Theatre, Saturday 15th October

    4 Cultees attending
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