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What to do this weekend: 4-5 November

What to do this weekend: 4-5 November


Scottish Furniture Makers Annual Exhibition

Are you into interior design? The Scottish Furniture Makers Annual Exhibition at Custom Lane might just be your cup of tea. The exhibition features 20 Scottish based furniture makers and it is on between 4-12 November. Admission is free. Whilst there, why not visit other Custom Lane residents and have a cup of coffee at Williams & Johnson.

Mairi Helena Sample Sale

Scottish designer Mairi Helena is having a weekend sample sale at Catalog Ltd, in the heart of Stockbridge. Expect ex-display lampshades, prints and lots of velvet. You might want to arrive hungry for cakes as Lovecrumbs has just opened opposite Catalog Ltd on St Stephen Street (hint: it's a basement shop).



Edinburgh Festival of Wine

If you are a fellow wine enthusiast, you probably booked your tickets in advance for the Edinburgh Festival of Wine. The venue of the event is Edinburgh's landmark hotel, The Balmoral. If you missed out this year, you can plan well ahead and purchase your ticket for next year's wine festivals in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Until then, we can recommend our favourite Edinburgh wine bars: Smith & Gertrude and Good Brother's Wine Bar.

Festival of Physics

There is a brand new festival in the 'burgh, the Festival of Physics, hosted by the George Watson College. All events are free and here are my favourite picks:

  • The Higgs Boson - presented by Higg's former student, Victoria Martin;
  • The Physics of Gin - because I'm a gin enthusiast;
  • The Colour: Science Behind the Sense;
  • Superfast Cameras for the Invisible World.



Firework Night

'Remember, remember the fifth of November, 
Gunpowder treason and plot. 
We see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!'

Have you decided where to watch the Bonfire Night fireworks? This year's Meadowbank Annual Firework display has the theme of sci-fi while Edinburgh Sky Bar is throwing a special rooftop party.


Have a nice weekend!

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