The first month of the year is over and we’re onto February. Rugby takes over the city this month, with two 6 Nations fixtures taking place at BT Murrayfield Stadium. You can also see our local side Edinburgh Rugby take on Leinster on 9th February. If Rugby isn’t in your forte and the dark nights are getting you down, light up and chill out at Edinburgh Lumen, taking place in various locations across the city. Try something new and let your tastebuds travel with Edinburgh Restaurant Festival, which returns for its fourth year 5-25 February.
Rugby 6 Nations
It’s no doubt that Rugby is a big part of Scottish culture, luckily this month we have two 6 nations matches kicking off at our very own BT Murrayfield Stadium. First off we have the Scots going up against the French on the 11th at 3pm. Secondly we’ve got our long time rivals paying us a visit at 4:45pm on the 24th, the English. Either game is not one you’re going to want to miss. Sadly both games are sold out, and therefore Stramash will have it live on the biggest screen in Edinburgh, or if you’re looking for a place with a little bit more hustle and bustle the Globe Bar on 11 Niddry Street would be the place to go!
Edinburgh will dazzle this February with Edinburgh Lumen – a stunning immersive visual and sound display that will brighten up the city centre’s dark winter nights.
Creating an aura of calm, the three unique installations will transform St Andrew Square, Assembly Rooms Lane and The Mound Precinct into zen-like portals of tranquillity from 5pm til 10pm every evening between 8 February – 11 March 2018.
Serenity Gardens will turn the green space of St Andrew Square into a peaceful haven with a bespoke lighting design touching every corner of the garden – from the trees and water features, to the flowerbeds and shrubbery. Accompanied by calming music, it will make for a peaceful escape, in the heart of the city centre.
Just off George Street, down the west lane of the Assembly Rooms, locals and visitors will find a spot to take five for themselves in Moments Lane. Three tranquil animated scenes projected on to the lane’s walls will captivate the imagination of passers-by.
Edinburgh Restaurant Festival 2018
Edinburgh Restaurant Festival combines award-winning restaurants together with neighbourhood bistros and cafés to showcase the best food the city has to offer. This year’s programme will take place in the City Centre, featuring a diverse mix of tempting treats to suit all tastes and budgets. The festival aims to lift the lid on Edinburgh’s finest cooking and best local produce.
For three weeks, the city will come alive with mouthwatering foodie offers and tantalising dining experiences:
The Moveable Feast
Due to popular demand, the ‘Moveable Feast’ returns to The Edinburgh Restaurant Festival, this time inpartnership with i-on magazine. This year there will be three occasions to catch this gastronomic tour of the city centre, which allows guests to enjoy five different courses in five different eateries.
Bonus: Miss Saigon
Miss Saigon tells the story of the last days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.
Miss Saigon has been performed in 28 countries, over 300 cities in 15 different languages, has won over 40 awards including 2 Olivier Awards, 3 Tony Awards, and 4 Drama Desk Awards and been seen by over 35 million people worldwide. Don’t miss this spectacular show when it arrives in Scotland’s capital.