10 great things to do in Edinburgh

Tom Bamford and Daniel Holdsworth perform Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells
Tom Bamford and Daniel Holdsworth perform Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells
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TWO blokes, Tom Bamford and Daniel Holdsworth, juggle more than 20 instruments between them to give a spellbinding performance of Mike Oldfield’s seminal 1973 album at the Queen’s Hall on Sunday, 7.30pm,

Tickets £22.50, 0131-668 2019


THE Maybury Grosvenor Casino is set to take part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning tomorrow by holding an afternoon tea with a difference.

Instead of a simple coffee and cake offering, guests will be treated to a delicious afternoon tea and a performance by local burlesque group, Sassy Von Sparklers.

Tickets for the event, which takes place from 1pm cost £10 per person and include a selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes with tea or coffee, entertainment by Sassy Von Sparklers, a local burlesque group who will treat guests to a lively set performed to songs ranging from Lady Marmalade to You Can Leave Your Hat On.

There will also be and a short quiz and raffle.

Profits to Macmillan Cancer Support.

To book your place at the event contact Claire Meikle on 0131 -338 4444


THE Waldorf Astoria launches its Mini Jazz Festival on Wednesday, 6-8pm. Enjoy an evening of cocktails and jazz featuring ‘nine o’clock pop’, an interactive sabrage demonstration.


IT’S the most explosive 60’s show in the UK. At The Playhouse, Monday, step back in time with Mike Pender, Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes & New Amen Corner. £30.65 - £32.65


VELVET Petal, at The Festival Theatre, is inspired by the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly, the photography of Robert Mapplethorpe and explores the relationship between music, photography and dance.

Set to a fresh dance-punk score, including music by LCD Soundsystem, dancers will philosophise, seduce and experiment with their bodies, their clothing, and their ideas.

Created by celebrated choreographer and Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre Fleur Darkin (Bristol Old Vic, Edinburgh International Festival, Royal Opera House) with text by award-winning writer Pamela Carter and photos by innovative artist/ designer Jack Wrigley.

£15.50 - £25


OPEN seven days a week, The Ivy has arrived in the Capital offering all-day dining and an extensive cocktail list, in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting. Reservations 0131-526 4777.


POP in for a pint to The Bow Bar, on West Bow, which has just won the prestigous Pub of the Year 2017 gong at the AA Pub of the Year Awards, who described it as “an absolute delight”.


THE Pretenders formed in the late 70s and scored hits Brass in Pocket, I Got You Babe with UB40, Don’t Get Me Wrong and Breakfast in Bed. Catch them at the usher Hall on Tuesday. £30.25-£44


AS Catalans gear up for an independence challenge, a timely film festival arrives. Homage to Catalonia, Scotland’s Catalan Film Festival runs until next Friday. Full details cinemaattic.com


BOOK NOW: THE legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet.

10538 Overture, Evil Woman, Living Thing, Diary of Horace Wimp, Don’t Bring me Down and of course Mr Blue Sky went on to become the soundtrack of our lives.

In 2016 Jeff Lynne’s ELO came back to prominence with the release of a brand new album - Alone In The Universe and a UK and World tour. The ELO Experience 2017 tour at the Playhouse, Wednesday 11 October, will include some of the new material from that album and many songs from the Out of The Blue album. £25


LOVINGLY ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. £18-£31.50