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Hi, I'm Ildiko

Welcome to the Weekend Enthusiast! A collection of travel, lifestyle, restaurant reviews and home of the Edinburgh Enthusiast. 

What to do this weekend: 19-20 March




Hinterland is the official launch event of Scotland's Festival of Architecture 2016 set within the impressive modernist ruin of St Peter's Seminary near Helensburgh. Expect light installations, choral music and lots of concrete in the middle of the woodlands. We are very excited and lucky to be ticket-holders, sadly the event is now sold-out. But not all is lost as long term plans include partial restoration and putting the building back into productive use through art. To get a sense of the place, have a look at this video.


Big Brunch

Celebrate Edinburgh's biggest brunch with This is Edinburgh, all scrumptious brunch offers priced at £5 or £10 per person. Locations include the Edinburgh Larder Cafe, Hula Juice Bar, The Pantry - check the full list. We are planning to start the day with bubble tea and flapjack at Tempo Tea Bar, a newcomer at the Waverley Arches.

Edinburgh Printmakers Clearance Sale

Edinburgh Printmakers are holding their annual clearance sale this Saturday between 11am-5pm with prices starting from as little as £10. It is a great event to meet fellow art lovers, fund unique pieces and help the Printmakers with fundraising. Find out more about the event here.

Earth Hour

The worldwide event is held between 8.30-9.30pm local time - join in and turn off your non-essential lights for an hour, it is time perhaps a candle-lit dinner or a relaxing hot bath. Edinburgh Castle and the Kelpies will also join in.


Ludovico Einaudi

Mr Enthusiast is a keen Einaudi fan so we will be attending the concert at Usher Hall. Seems like I am mostly writing about sold-out events this weekend, but you might get lucky and someone cancels. Einaudi had a concert a few years ago in Edinburgh so we joined the waiting list and managed to get in - risky strategy and does not always work though!

What to do this weekend: 26-27 March

What to do this weekend: 12-13 March