Events & Live Performance


Abbeyhill Primary School, Abbey Street

Exclusive live performance featuring new costumes and choreography, drama and dance by artists-in-residence and pupils inspired by Ciara Phillips' Every Woman dazzle ship

  • Sunday 24 September at 4pm



aileen paterson

16 carlyle  place

Aileen Paterson, the author of the beloved Maisie of Morningside series, will be giving daily readings on both Saturday and Sunday at 14:30, of her acclaimed series at 16 Carlyle Place.

Don't miss your opportunity to meet this charismatic storyteller who is also an Honorary Artist-in-Residence at Abbeyhill Primary School.

Space is limited.

  • 2:30 PM Daily

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Singing street (1950) 

Upstairs at the artisan

The Singing Street, is a short film made in 1950 in Edinburgh. Made by a group of teachers from Norton Park School, who filmed their pupils playing street games, accompanied by traditional children’s songs, at various locations in the city. 

  • Daily

The safari lounge

21 cadzow place

The Safari Lounge is an old-school pub turned funky real-ale bar who will be hosting special Colony of Artists events throughout the weekend.

There will be live entertainment, an artist inspired menu as well as Art Exhibitions to the rear and down the stairs.

  • Daily from midday to late



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the hive - a Live Music Stage

Holland House -  end of rossie place

We are delighted to be hosting the 3rd annual Holland House Live Music stage at the HIVE where you will find a wide variety of musical genres all brought to you by the lovely folk at the Safari Lounge on Cadzow Place.

Confirmation of the final line-up will be available at the venue each day but you can expect the bees to be buzzing!

Follow the music to the bottom of Rossie Place

  • Daily 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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Anne Marie's Tea & Baking

37 Carlyle Place

Drop in for a cuppa and home made cakes, with all proceeds to Oxfam.

  • Daily

Any Dog 'ill Do Rescue

11 Maryfield place

Come and meet the dogs of Any Dog ‘ill Do Rescue looking for their forever homes. (Normal adoption procedure applies).

  • 12:00pm to 4:00pm Daily


General Century Store & Cafe

1 - 7 Montrose terrace

We will be having special Colony of Artist inspired events taking place in store as well as hosting 3 Colony of Artist exhibitions.

Drop in for a bite to eat and have a chat with the Artists.

  • 10:00am to 5:00pm Daily