What's happening in Edinburgh this week?
26th October 2015
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Friday 30th October to Thursday 5th November

The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in, and winter seems not far away. In fact, the battle between Summer and Winter will be celebrated in dramatic style on The Grassmarket this weekend, in the form of the Samhuinn Fire Festival.  Brought to you by the same fearsome folk who give us the more familiar Beltane Festival, this is sure to be a memorable way to usher in the winter season.

We all know how popular the BBC’s Great British Bake Off has been this year. If you’ve been inspired by those masterful bakers, then the Cake and Bake Show at the Royal Highland Centre this weekend could be just the thing for you. With an impressive line up of celebrity chefs, baking classrooms for you to join in, market stands where you can shop and sample tasty treats, a display of baking competition entries and plenty of baking gifts for sale. 

The spectacular and award winning Botanic Lights show at the Royal Botanic Garden has only just started its month long run and is getting rave reviews already. Botanic Lights 2015 - Seasons in Colour has been designed by leading Scottish lighting artist Grant Anderson working with composer Claire McKenzie to create a unique night-time experience, themed around the elements and the changing of the seasons.

Or for the more energetic, why not sign up to raise money for RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People). Inspired by the colourful full moon parties of Thailand, Glow is a night time fun run, with a difference. Participants will be sprayed with glow water and lit up by ultra-violet lights as they run, walk or dance the 3km route.  Probably the most fun night run ever!

“Remember, Remember the 5th of November!” The city's main bonfire night fireworks display will be taking place at Meadowbank Stadium – this annual show is a must-see for all the family.

But that's not all - for details of more events and happenings across Edinburgh, including full listings of all Farmers Markets and car-boot sales, check out our guide here.

Until next time……

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