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edinburgh’s hogmanay 2010-11 Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is proud to present this year’s four day festival programme, bursting with music, dance, art, conversation, fireworks, cinema, fire, running and big men in tight shorts… This year’s festival welcomes visitors from across the globe to enjoy our hospitality in Edinburgh - The Home of Hogmanay.

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daily event diary 04. event map & key 05. opening night in resolution square 07. torchlight procession 08. love film love edinburgh 10. candlelit concert 11. edinburgh’s hogmanay street party 12. concert in the gardens 14. the keilidh in resolution square 17. edinburgh’s hogmanay after show party 18. hog the stage – band competition 19. midnight moment 21. edinburgh’s hogmanay recommends 23. one day in edinburgh 24. resolution square 26. resolution concert with kt tunstall 27. a new year’s day conversation 29. the one o’clock run 30. the loony dook 31. edinburgh rugby vs glasgow warriors - 1872 cup 32. edinburgh’s hogmanay carnival 35. edinburgh sparkles 36. getting here & staying 39. g4s - health & safety 41. tickets & box office 42. the team 43.


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event map 11am – 11pm

Market Street

EH11 Film Season - Trainspotting

4pm and 8.45pm

Filmhouse Cinema, Lothian Road

Opening Night in Resolution Square

5pm – 9pm

Mound Precinct

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Parliament Sq. The Royal Mile

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Concert in the Gardens with Biffy Clyro

9pm – 1am

West Princes Street Gardens

The Keilidh at Resolution Square

9pm – 1am

Resolution Sq. / Mound Precinct

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay After Show Party

10pm – 5am

HMV Picture House, Lothian Road

Midnight Fireworks

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Edinburgh Castle/ Calton Hill

World’s Biggest Auld Lang Syne

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Edinburgh City Centre

11am – 11pm 1.45pm & 7pm

Filmhouse Cinema, Lothian Road

One O’Clock Run

1pm – 2pm

Departs Edinburgh Castle

One Day – Resolution Square

1pm – 6pm

Mound Precinct

The Loony Dook

2.30pm – 4pm

A New Year’s Day Conversation

2pm – 3.15pm

National Galleries, The Mound

Resolution Concert with KT Tunstall

5pm – 8pm

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Market Street

Film Season – Restless Natives

1.45pm & 8.45pm

Filmhouse Cinema, Lothian Road

Film Season – Edinburgh from the Archives

4pm

Filmhouse Cinema, Lothian Road

The Big Bash: 1872 Cup Edinburgh Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors

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Murrayfield Stadium

The Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Carnival runs from Monday 27 December 2010 – Tuesday 4 January 2011.

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THURSDAY

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Join us in Resolution Square for the all new launch event for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Enjoy a feast of music, entertainment, fire and fireworks to signal the beginning of the world famous four day festival.

EventScotland is delighted to be supporting Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is part of a wider programme of events which forms Scotland’s Winter Festivals; a programme funded by the Scottish Government and being delivered by EventScotland.

Working to promote and develop events like Edinburgh’s Hogmanay helps position Scotland as the Perfect Stage, strengthening our already enviable reputation as a world leading events destination.

Stage live 5pm – 9pm Mound Precinct by the National Galleries, City Centre Free event

EventScotland.org | scotlandswinterfestivals.com

Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Photo: Lloyd Smith

No alcohol to be taken into Resolution Square. Hot food outlets and bars are located within the event arena.


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30.12 torchlight procession

The opening event of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2011 is the spectacular Torchlight Procession.

Join tens of thousands of torch carriers as they create a river of fire from the historic Royal Mile to the Son et Lumière and fireworks finale on Calton Hill. To make sure you carry a torch for charity, purchase one in advance at www.edinburghshogmanay.com

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Leaves Parliament Square at 6.30pm Procession from Parliament Square to Calton Hill Finale Torches available for purchase in advance for £6 each or buy them on the night for £7 each

Proceeds from the sale of torches go to both Radio Forth Cash for Kids and Barnardo’s Scotland. For more information visit: www.barnardos.org.uk www.forthone.com

Son et Lumière Finale The spectacular Son et Lumière light and firework display, signals the beginning of the four day Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival.

7.45pm approx. Calton Hill Free event


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An homage to Edinburgh as the inspirational city behind some of UK cinema’s most loved films. Thursday 30 December 2010 – Sunday 2 January 2011 Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh www.filmhousecinema.com

allure of the drugs and influence of friends. Exhilarating, funny and brutal.

An over-the-hill magician treks from Paris to the Western Isles to Edinburgh – acquiring, along the way, a young travelling companion who sincerely believes in his magical abilities.

SHALLOW GRAVE Friday 31 December 1.45pm & 7pm Boyle / Britain 1994 / 1h32m / 18

When their mysterious new flatmate overdoses, David, Alex and Juliet find a fortune in bank notes stashed in his room. They decide to keep the cash, but nothing comes for free...

HALLAM FOE

TRAINSPOTTING Thursday 30 December 4pm & 8.45pm Boyle / UK 1996 / 1h33m / 18

Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the

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candlelit concert A festive celebration in the candlelit atmosphere of St Giles' Cathedral.

THE ILLUSIONIST Fri 17 Dec to Thu 6 Jan (for screening times check filmhousecinema.com ) Chomet / UK / France 2010 / 1h20m / PG

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Saturday 1 January 1.45pm & 7pm Mackenzie / UK 2007 / 1h36m / 18

After the death of his mother, young, troubled and voyeuristic Hallam Foe sets out for Edinburgh and falls in love on the rooftops of the city.

EDINBURGH FROM THE ARCHIVES Sunday 2 January 4pm Various / UK / 1h30m / PG

RESTLESS NATIVES Sunday 2 January 1.45pm & 8.45pm Hoffman / UK 1985 / 1h29m / PG

A hugely enjoyable whimsical comedy following two Edinburgh losers, unemployed Will and joke shop assistant Ronnie, as they strive to improve their lifestyle by holding up tourist coaches in the Highlands.

A programme of short archive films of Edinburgh, including 'Waverley Steps' (John Eldridge, 1948) and 'Sean Connery's Edinburgh' (Murray Grigor, 1983) (TBC).

For further details contact the Filmhouse Box Office on 0131 228 2688 or visit filmhousecinema.com and edinburghshogmanay.com

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This year's concert celebrates the music of J.S. Bach and Mozart. Two seasonal cantatas, ‘Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ’ and ‘Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme’, from the Baroque master are partnered by Mozart's Coronation Mass. St Giles' Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with the St Giles' Camerata leader Angus Ramsay, are joined by a stunning array of young soloists.

Concert 7.30pm – 9pm St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile Tickets £16 plus booking fee Please note: This event is not suitable for babies or young children


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Stages live 9pm – 1am Edinburgh City Centre £15 administration fee per ticket Not recommended for under 16s Tickets for Concert in the Gardens & The Keilidh also grant access to the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party. No pass-outs permitted, (i.e. leaving the arena and trying to gain re-entry). This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather. Street Party ticket does not guarantee entry by a specific gate. Any gate may be closed throughout the event for safety reasons and stewards will redirect to the nearest, available entrance. There is no entry to the arena after 11pm, so please come early!

Four stages of incredible live music and entertainment, DJ’s, giant screens, outdoor bars and the world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks.

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the party DJ stage Hosted by superstar DJ The Great Calverto

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X-Factor sensation

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Experience the very best in traditional Scottish music at the spectacular outdoor ceilidh event. Birl through the bells in this exclusive event arena with outdoor dancefloor, bars and all new food village. Plus learn some new moves with the Ceilidh Caller and bring in 2011 beneath the spectacular Midnight Fireworks.

• Heuch • Hugh MacDiarmids Haircut • Brechin City Rollers

Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Stages live from 9pm – 1am Mound Precinct Tickets £30 + booking fee Not recommended for under 16s The Keilidh is within the Street Party arena, tickets for The Keilidh also grant full access to the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party. No pass-outs permitted (i.e. leaving the arena and trying to gain re-entry). This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather. No alcohol to be taken into Resolution Square. Hot food outlets and bars are located within the event arena.


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midnight m ment Edinburgh’s Hogmanay welcomes 2011 in spectacular fashion as the world famous Midnight Fireworks light up the skies above the city from Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. Midnight Visible across the skies of Edinburgh The Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Fireworks are best seen from a distance so we recommend that you select a suitable vantage point. Please do not approach the launch sites, which will be cordoned off.

As the bells strike midnight, join hands with friends from all across the world in a mass Street Party rendition of Auld Lang Syne… all together now, ‘Should auld acquaintance be forgot….’ Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne? Chorus For auld lang syne, my dear For auld lang syne We'll tak a cup o kindness yet, For auld lang syne! And here's a hand my trusty fiere {JOIN CROSSED HANDS} And gies a hand o thine We'll tak a right guid-willie waught, For auld lang syne Chorus x 2


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Vegas!

A selection of the best events and celebrations happening throughout the city over the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay period BAD MANNERS Thursday 30 December Doors 7pm HMV Picture House, Lothian Road Tickets: £15.00 Over 14s only, under 16s with an adult. Box Office: 0844 847 1740 or www.seetickets.com

Don’t miss this SKA institution on their last ever tour....

THE SCOTTISH FIDDLE ORCHESTRA HOGMANAY CELEBRATION Thursday 30 December 7.30 pm Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh Tickets: £9.00 - £22.00 Box Office: 0131 228 1155 or www.usherhall.co.uk

A fabulous evening of entertainment and traditional music to get you in the mood for Hogmanay. 80-musicians augmented by a pipe band, dancers, singers and the organ of the Usher Hall. Musical Director John Mason MBE, Compere Jim McColl MBE. www.sfo.org.uk Hairspray

FRIDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2010 THE OCEAN TERMINAL, EDINBURGH

Starring Michael Ball in the role of his life, Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to follow her extraordinary dreams. Full dates available at www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk

MOTHERFUNK VS SHE-BANG Friday 31 December 9pm – 3am The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St Tickets: £5.00 +bf Contact: 0131 556 7060 or www.thevoodoorooms.com

The Voodoo Rooms

Gino & Fryer host Motherfunk in The Ballroom celebrating New Year in fabulously funky style with their selection of rare and classic funky assed, floor-shaking 60s and 70s grooves, deep funk, Latin, soul and so much more. Two floors, five rooms, one ticket.

VEGAS! GRAND HOGMANAY BALL HAIRSPRAY – THE MUSICAL Thursday 30 December 7.30pm The Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place Tickets: £18.50 - £43.50 Box Office - 0844 847 1660

Friday 31 December 9pm – 3am Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Leith Tickets £30+bf in advance from Tickets Scotland, Ripping Records. Credit Card Hotline 0131 220 3234.

starring The Soul Foundation, Missy Malone, The Kitsch Kats,

Nevada Tam's Ceilidh Band, Frankie Sumatra and the Vegas Showgirls. VEGAS! - voted ‘Best Club night in Scotland' www.vegasscotland.co.uk

COLOURS – PENDULUM (DJ SET) & MC VERSE Friday 31 December 10pm-4am City Nightclub, 1a Market Street Tickets: £25 Box Office: www.tickets-scotland.co.uk

Colours & City are proud to present our MASSIVE NYE celebrations for 2010/2011.  Drum & bass megastars PENDULUM will be playing a very special DJ set full of their favourite drum & bass and dance tracks. Plus more to be announced.

SCO – NEW YEAR IN VIENNA CONCERT Saturday 1 January 7pm Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh Tickets: £10.00 - £27.00 Box Office: 0131 228 1155 or www.usherhall.co.uk

The Blue Danube, Radetzky March, Roses from the South, waltzes and polkas… what better way to greet the New Year than a classic Viennese night out with the SCO? In aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Scottish Chamber Orchestra


one day in edinburgh

new year’s day

1.1.11

For One Day only, join us in ‘Resolution Square’ and for the ‘Resolution Concert’, a celebration of the best in contemporary Scottish culture with contributions from many of our number one writers, poets, musicians and singer songwriters.

Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund Media Sponsor


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Stage live 1pm – 6pm Mound Precinct by the National Galleries Free event

One Day to remember with Scotland’s finest in our Resolution Square. Enjoy new music and poetry on New Year’s Day and the chance to include your own resolutions for 2011.

New Year Haikus

Scotland’s Number Ones

Resolution Songs

Screens live 1pm – 6pm

Main Stage 2pm – 4.45pm

Specially commissioned Haikus – one-versed poems evoking single moments – from some of Scotland’s leading writers and poets on screens on the Royal Scottish Academy.

Exclusive performances from Scotland’s 2010 award-winning musicians.

Main Stage 1pm – 2pm & 4.45pm – 6pm

Lau BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners – ‘Best Group’

Julie Fowlis BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner ‘Folk Singer of the Year’

Brian Kellock BBC Radio Jazz Award Winner 'Best Instrumentalist' & 'Best Album'

Boghall & Bathgate Pipe Band

Five of Scotland’s foremost singer-songwriters perform specially written Resolution Songs for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay along with some of their well known work.

Dougie MacLean Roddy Hart Roddy Woomble Tommy Reilly

Stage live 5pm – 8pm / Doors open 4pm West Princes Street Gardens Tickets £11 + booking fee

resolution concert

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KT Tunstall selects

King Creosote Kassidy Silver Columns

Scottish Guitar Quartet

Dick Gaughan

Award-winning acoustic group

Daniel Thorpe BBC Radio Scotland ‘Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2010’

Media Sponsor

Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Scotland’s No.1 Pipe Band

This is an all standing, outdoor event so please dress for the weather. No alcohol to be taken into Resolution Concert. Hot food outlets and bars are located within the event arena. No pass-outs permitted. www.kttunstall.com

One Day presents a special event for New Year’s Day. KT Tunstall headlines and curates Resolution Concert, presenting a selection of her favourite artists along with a headlining performance of her biggest hits.


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THE TONY AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL COMES TO EDINBURGH TRIPL E

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Music by

Marsha Norman

Lucy Simon

Based on the novel by

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a new year’s day conversation

ian rankin

lin anderson

Edinburgh: One Inspirational City

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Cast includes

Graham Bickley Sophie Bould N o r m a n Pa c e Caspar Phillipson Siobhan Redmond

Daily Express

Dec 9, 2010 – Jan 8, 2011 Book Now! 0131 529 6000 For news and footage visit

www.secretgardenmusical.co.uk

Booking fee applies and all prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. Registered Charity SC018605.

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“A tale of human healing to lift the heart”

The hugely popular New Year’s Day Conversation welcomes Scotland’s award-winning crime writers Ian Rankin and Lin Anderson to talk about Edinburgh, an inspirational city to literature and art, in the past, the present and the future.

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre 2pm–3.15pm National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound Tickets £10

This event is part of Edinburgh’s Lectures ‘Talking Cities’ series.


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SCOTLAND IS the perfect stage for active events and a great destination for all ages. Throughout the year there are numerous ways to enjoy the different activities which Scotland has to offer in our cities and countryside. From walking and sea kayaking to golf and snowboarding, enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle with Active Scotland 2011.

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the one o’clock The One O’Clock Run is Back! The World famous One O’Clock Gun is the starting signal for a gentle mile run on New Year’s Day.

Beginning at the Castle, runners head down the Royal Mile, past the Palace of Holyrood House and on to the finish in Holyrood Park. Families, friends and those looking to blow away the night afore are all welcome. This is a run with the emphasis on fun.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment: www.edinburghshogmanay.com

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Check-in 11am–12.30pm Warm-up from 12.30pm Leaves from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade at 1pm Tickets £8 includes event t-shirt Suitable for all the family

USEFUL INFORMATION: Exchange your ticket for an event t-shirt at the Castle Esplanade on 1 January. All runners must check-in between 11am and 12.30pm when registration closes. The run starts at 1pm. Event t-shirt must be worn for the event. Any remaining tickets will be sold on the day at the Castle Esplanade up to 12.30pm Warm-up and event briefing from 12.30pm Supported by:

You don’t have to be a loony, mad or brave… but it helps

Celebrate the New Year by taking part in the Loony Dook, the annual splash in the River Forth in the shadow of the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge.

Line the High Street and watch the Grand Parade led by the brave Loony Dookers as they make their way along South Queensferry to dook under the gaze of the iconic bridges. Over the past 24 years, thousands of people have taken the plunge at the Loony Dook generating hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity. Can you take up the challenge? South Queensferry has a variety of pubs, cafés and restaurants all open on New Year’s Day.

With thanks to:

Visit www.visitscotland.com/active throughout the year to find out how you can enjoy Active Scotland.

Check-in 12pm–2pm (RNLI base) Grand Parade departs 2.30pm Dook takes place at end of parade South Queensferry £6 Fee in advance only – donation going to the RNLI PLEASE NOTE Participants must register on-line prior to the event to take part on the day. Go to www.edinburghshogmanay.com for registration and full event details. No entry on the day. Please note: stony beach, trainers or similar advised. Supported by:

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The Edinburgh Wheel East Princes Street Gardens, by Scott Monument Thursday 25 November 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesday 4 January 2011 Open Daily:10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10pm New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6pm For an exhilarating view of the capital take a spin on the Edinburgh Wheel. Its majestic 33m span towers over Princes Street and the Gardens, giving you the best possible view of the celebrations.

Throughout the festive period Edinburgh city centre is transformed into one of Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest Christmas celebrations. Here is just a selection of activities which are taking place throughout December. Visit edinburghschristmas.com for full details on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter festivities in Edinburgh.

EDINBURGHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CHRISTMAS ICE RINK One of Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest, Edinburgh's open-air ice rink is a spectacular winter attraction in a stunning setting beneath the Castle, the Old Town and Edinburghâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas lights. Skate beneath the stars, enjoy mulled wine or food and enjoy a festive season of live music, entertainment and Christmas cheer. Prices vary. For more information call 0845 370 1745 or see edinburghschristmas.com


Get ready to enjoy Edinburgh's magic by visiting www.edinburghsparkles.com for insider guides, what's on, discounts, gift ideas, travel information and more.

Theatres and Shows

Edinburgh Sparkles in winter time. In addition to the official Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival, the city is full of things for you to see, do and enjoy. Galleries are open, theatre shows are running, clubs are jumping and the January sales will have you scrabbling for a bargain. Opening hours, however, do change over the festival period so please check before venturing out.

THE SNOW QUEEN

DEEP SEA WORLD

Royal Lyceum Theatre Box Office - 0131 248 4848 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec – Thurs 30 Dec 2.30pm & 7pm Fri 31 Dec 2.30pm                www.lyceum.org.uk

Battery Quarry, North Queensferry, Fife Wed 29 Dec - Fri 31 Dec 10am – 5pm (4pm last entry) Sat 1 Jan closed Sun 2 Jan 10am – 6pm (5pm last entry) www.deepseaworld.com

publisher, sculptor and gardener, he is best known for Little Sparta, his extraordinary garden in Lanarkshire.

HOGMANAY COMEDY @ THE STAND

UINNEAG DHAN ÀIRD AN IAR: ATHLORG EALAIN NA GÀIDHEALTACH WINDOW TO THE WEST: THE REDISCOVERY OF HIGHLAND ART

The Stand, 5 York Place, Edinburgh Box Office 0131 558 7272 Laugh your way to the end of the year at Scotland’s favourite comedy club.

EDINBURGH ZOO

HOOTFEST!

HAIRSPRAY – THE MUSICAL

Everyday from Monday 27 December – Sunday 2 January Doors 7.30pm. Show 9pm. Prices from £10 - £19.50 (Hogmanay). With Jo Caulfield, Stephen Carlin and Vladimir McTavish. Hosted by Bruce Devlin.

The Edinburgh Playhouse Box Office 0844 847 1660 18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm Thurs 30 Dec 7.30pm    Fri 31 Dec  No Performances               Sat 1 Jan No Performances                Sun 2 January 2.30pm & 7.30pm For full dates visit www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk

WHOSE LUNCH IS IT ANYWAY? Thursday 30 December – Sunday 2 January Doors 12.30pm. Show 1.30pm/ FREE – NO NEED TO BOOK. Our long-running improvised comedy show will have you in stitches. Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions. It’s the perfect way to nurse a hangover and a sure-fire way to keep the holiday spirit going. There’s a special menu too so you’ll be in danger of laughing with your mouth full.

DOUBLE SCOTCH Thursday 30 December – Sunday 2 January Doors 5pm. Show 5.30pm. £7/£5 A comic guide to Scotland, perfect for visitors to our fair land, and for residents who want to see the funny side! With Susan Morrison and Vladimir McTavish. Booking on 0131 558 7272 or by visiting www.thestand.co.uk

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK The King’s Theatre Box Office – 0131 529 6000 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec – Thurs 30 Dec     2pm & 7pm Fri 31 December  1pm & 5pm Sat 1 Jan No Performances                Sun 2 January 1pm & 5pm www.eft.co.uk

Exhibitions CITY ART CENTRE 1 -3 Market Street, City Centre Free entry Tel. 0131 529 3993 Open - Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12noon - 5pm

IAN HAMILTON FINLAY Sat 13 Nov 2010 -  Sun 6 Mar 2011 An exhibition of works by international conceptual artist and one of the leading figures of 20th century Scottish art. Poet,

THE SCOTCH WHISKY EXPERIENCE

PORTRAIT OF THE NATION

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec - Sun 2 Jan 10am – 6.30pm www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk

National Gallery Complex The Mound, Princes Street Tues 29 Dec – Thurs 31 Dec 10am – 5pm Fri 1 Jan 12noon – 5pm Sat 2 Jan 10am – 5pm www.nationalgalleries.org

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec - Sun 2 Jan 10am – 5pm (3.50pm last entry) www.dynamicearth.co.uk

ANOTHER WORLD – DALI, MIRO AND THE SURREALISTS Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh Tues 29 Dec – Thurs 31 Dec 10am – 5pm Fri 1 Jan 12noon – 5pm Sat 2 Jan 10am – 5pm www.nationalgalleries.org

CHILDISH THINGS CURATED BY DAVID HOPKINS

OUR DYNAMIC EARTH THE ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS Inverleith Row, Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec – Thurs 30 Dec 10am – 4pm Sat 1 Jan Closed Sun 2 Jan 10am – 4pm www.rbge.org.uk

ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec – Fri 31 Dec 10am – 3.30pm (last admission) Sat 1 Jan closed Sun 2 Jan 10am – 3.30pm (last admission) www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk

The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh Tues 29 Dec – Wed 30 Dec 11am – 6pm Thurs 31 Dec 11am – 4pm Fri 1 Jan 12noon – 5pm Sat 2 Jan 11am – 6pm www.fruitmarket.co.uk

Visitor Attractions and Things To Do CAMERA OBSCURA & WORLD OF ILLUSION Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec - Sun 2 Jan 10am – 5pm www.camera-obscura.co.uk

Church Services ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 140 Princes Street, Edinburgh Sat 1 Jan 3pm Sun 2 Jan 8am Holy Communion 10.30am Sung Eucharist www.stjohns-edinburgh.org.uk

ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL 61 – 63 York Place Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec Mass at 10am & 12.45 pm Polish Mass 6pm Thurs 30 Dec Mass at 10am & 12.45 pm Polish Mass 6pm Fri 31 Dec Mass at 10am & 12.45 pm Polish Mass 6pm Sat 1 Jan Mass at 10am & 12.45 pm Polish Mass 6pm www.stmaryscathedral.co.uk

THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST. CUTHBERTS EDINBURGH CASTLE Castlehill, Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec - Sun 2 Jan 9.30am – 4.15pm (last admission) www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk

THE WITCHERY 352 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF Tel. 0131 225 5613 Lunch: 1pm – 4pm/ Dinner : 5.30pm – 11.30pm An a la carte menu is available daily at both lunch and dinner. Theatre supper and light lunch menus are also available

61 High St, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1SR Tel. 0131 557 0330 Open 12pm till late… Contemporary Scottish cuisine and cocktails all day

EDINBURGH DUNGEON

Sat 20 Nov 2010 -  Sun 6 Mar 2011

Somewhere to Eat:

MONTEITHS

134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec - Sun 2 Jan 9am – 4.30pm www.edinburghzoo.com 32 Market St, Edinburgh Wed 29 Dec – Sun 2 Jan 11am – 4pm www.thedungeons.com

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5 Lothian Road, Edinburgh Fri 31 Dec 11.15pm Watchnight Service 11.55pm outside for fireworks www.st-cuthberts.net

LE SEPT 5 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1RW Tel. 0131 225 5428 Lunch: 12pm – 2pm/ Dinner: 6pm – 11pm French bistro grub

THE SCOTTISH CAFÉ & RESTAURANT The National Gallery of Scotland The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL Tel. 0131 226 6524 Open 9am to 6pm Traditional Scottish recipes and fresh produce from local suppliers

STAC POLLY 38 St. Marys Street, EH1 1SX 0131 557 5754 Lunch: 12pm – 2pm / Dinner: 6pm – 11pm One of Edinburgh’s original restaurants for authentic Scottish food and atmosphere Edinburgh Sparkles, the city’s over-arching festive marketing campaign, is being promoted throughout the country, backed by local organisations such as Essential Edinburgh, the City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh's Trams, Edinburgh Airport, Lothian Buses and led by Destination Edinburgh Marketing Alliance. All information was correct at time of going to print. For more information check with the venues direct.


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80 MUSICIANS WITH PIPE BAND, DANCERS & SINGERS

27 £10 - £

0131 228 1155 Tickets £9.00 - £22.00*

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staying here

Once you’ve decided when you want to come, www.edinburgh.org is the best place to start planning your trip. It has great information about booking accommodation, getting around the city and great things to do while you are here.

Edinburgh’s choice of winter activities is more than matched by its choice of accommodation. Whether you prefer the boutique chic of a designer hotel or the cosy comfort of a country B&B, it’s all here.

Did you know that it is the most environmentally efficient mode of transport over longer journey distances? You’ll generate at least TEN TIMES less CO2 emissions going by coach, than driving in a car alone to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

HOGMANAY CELEBR ATION

USHER HALL, EDINBURGH 30/12/2010 at 7.30pm

getting here

BY BUS:

BY CAR:

National bus services to Edinburgh are available from most major cities, with National Express providing services throughout the UK, check on-line at www.nationalexpress.co.uk for all travel details. For information on local bus services during the festive period log on to www.firstgroup.com/ukbus www.lothianbuses.com or phone 0131 555 6363.

If you’re driving to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and have some spare seats, why not find some travel companions at www.nationalcarshare.co.uk For local parking and Park & Ride facilities visit edinburgh.gov.uk

BY TRAIN The East Coast Line is Britain’s fastest inter-city route and is operated by East Coast Trains www.eastcoast.co.uk, linking Edinburgh’s Waverley Station with London and Europe. Virgin Trains also operate a number of routes to and from Edinburgh, go to www.virgintrains.co.uk for details. Other lines are served by FirstScotrail www.firstgroup.com and Network Rail www.networkrail.co.uk. For train times and travel details log on to www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 48 49 50.

BY AIR: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay has a truly international audience from the far corners of the globe. Edinburgh is served by the Edinburgh International Airport, visit www.edinburghairport.com for full list of flights and services from European destinations.

REMEMBER Travel creates the biggest negative impact to a festival’s environmental impact. Think carefully about how you will travel to Edinburgh and you can help reduce your carbon footprint. Save money, Save time, Save the planet.

City centre budget hostels sit alongside grand hotels where all the action is, with plenty of guest houses and self-catering apartments throughout the city. Some places offer inclusive deals for several days over the busy festive season. For availability throughout Edinburgh and Scotland visit stayinedinburgh.net, visitscotland.com or call 0845 225 5121.

For the ultimate Edinburgh’s Hogmanay experience check into the award winning George Hotel, recommended accommodation provider for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. This four star hotel, perfectly situated in the city centre on the thriving George Street, has recently undergone a £20 million refurbishment, offering guests a luxury hotel experience in the heart of the city. Surrounded by boutiques, bars and restaurants the George Hotel is also in prime position for the official Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, with the Street Party, Concert in the Gardens and The Keilidh just a stroll away. For availability and rates visit www.principal-hayley.com/thegeorge With all the events taking place in the city, accommodation is at a premium so book in advance as early as possible.

*Booking fees may apply

www.usherhall.co.uk

Free Street Party

Night Bus Service

Information on Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party free bus services on Hogmanay night will be available in December. For information please

check the website. Transport services will be limited over Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Up to date info at www.edinburghshogmanay.com


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for your own safety Edinburgh’s Hogmanay events are enormously popular and always attract great crowds. We work very hard with a multi-agency team including G4S and emergency services to make our events safe. We also need your assistance to ensure we all have a happy and safe New Year.

do...

don’t...

DO dress for the weather

DON’T bring glass (including bottles) into any of the event arenas

DO look after your friends DO arrange meeting points in case you become separated DO think about how you will get home after the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party. See p39 for transport details

DON’T expect entry if you’ve had too much to drink – you’ll be refused

DO appreciate that bags may be searched for security reasons

DON’T bring children under 16 to the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party (events on 30 December, 1 and 2 January are for all the family)

DO let a police officer or steward know if you see anything suspicious

DON’T forget your tickets – you won’t get into the ticketed arenas without them

DO follow any instructions given out – they are for your benefit

NO ENTRY after 11.00pm

DO listen out for announcements. In the event of an emergency, you may need to evacuate all or part of the event arena. You will be directed to the safest exit. Follow directions and leave as quickly and safely as possible. DO get to know where the emergency services are stationed (see the event map on page 5) DO arrive before 11.00pm

ewards: G4S Event St t you assis We’re here to

G4S EVENTS has been supplying security and stewarding to the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival, including the Street Party since it began in 1993. Our team’s priority is to make it a night to remember for all the right reasons. G4S personnel are responsible for entrances, thoroughfares and exits to help you enter, walk around the site easily and safely, and help you leave by the most appropriate route. We check you have a ticket to manage the number of people entering the Street Party arena and to create a place suitable for everyone to enjoy the festivities. If we can’t let you in because you’ve had too much to drink, remember this is for your own safety not because we want to spoil your fun. Look out for us, the yellow jackets worn by our staff are ‘highly visible’ and we will do everything we can to assist you. We want you to be safe and enjoy yourselves and will do our best to answer your questions, help you out if you have a problem or point you in the right direction if you get lost. See you on the 31st.


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BOX OFFICE SECC EXHIBITION WAY GLASGOW, G3 8YW Monday - Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday CLOSED

ticketed events Hog the Stage – The Final HMV Picture House, Lothian Road £5 plus booking fee Tickets also available from: On-line: www.edinburghpicturehouse.co.uk or 0844 847 1740

Torchlight Procession Procession from Parliament Sq. to Calton Hill Finale Vouchers for torches £6 in advance £7 on the day while stocks last

Candlelit Concert St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile £16 plus booking fee

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party Featuring The Coral and more… Edinburgh City Centre £15 administration fee

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The Keilidh in resolution square

127 ROSE STREET EDINBURGH, EH2 3DT Open 9am - 6pm (8pm Thursday) Sunday 11am - 6pm

Mound Precinct £30 plus booking fee

Ripping Records 91 SOUTH BRIDGE EDINBURGH, EH1 1HN Open 9:30am – 6:30pm (7pm Thursday) Saturday 9.30am – 6.00pm Sunday 12:30pm – 5:00pm

EH2011 BOX OFFICE THE HUB, CASTLEHILL, EDINBURGH, EH1 2NE (open 16 – 31 December only) 16 – 23 December: 10am – 6pm 24 December: 10am – 4pm 25 – 26 December: closed 27 December: 11am – 10pm 28 – 30 December: 10am – 10pm 31 December: 9am – 8pm

Concert in the Gardens Featuring Biffy Clyro West Princes Street Gardens Gardens – £35 plus booking fee Enclosure tickets sold out

The Official Edinburgh’s Hogmanay After Party Featuring Booka Shade (Live Show) £29.50 advance plus booking fee Tickets also available from the HMV Picture House 0844 847 1740 www.edinburgh-picturehouse.co.uk

A New Year’s Day Conversation Hawthornden Lecture Theatre National Galleries, Mound Precinct £10 administration fee

The Loony Dook £6 advanced entry fee Participants must register prior to the event to take part Full details and registration at www.edinburghshogmanay.com

One O’Clock Run Edinburgh Castle Esplanade £8, includes event t-shirt Limited places available

Resolution Concert with KT Tunstall West Princes Street Gardens £11 plus booking fee

Edinburgh Rugby – The Big Bash Edinburgh Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors Early Bird £10 Tickets available from Edinburgh Rugby: On-line: www.edinburghrugby.org or 0131 346 5180 There are also various smaller ticketed events within our programme with tickets available on the door. Please see event descriptions for details.

Unique Events Health & Safety

for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Artistic Director Technical Director Project Manager

Pete Irvine Barry Wright Penny Dougherty

for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Street Party Producer Festival Site Manager Event Planning & Operations Manager Medical & Welfare Manager / JACC Site & Production Co-ordinator Fireworks Manager Screens Producer Concessions Manager Music & Artist Manager Music & Artist Administrator

Senior Events Officer Graduate Intern, EH2011 Chair and Public Safety Group Leader Senior Public Safety Officer Senior Works Officer – Road Services Professional Officer – Road Services Public Safety Officer Public Safety Officer Technical Support Officer

Rab Randall John Miller Rachel Sivills Marianne Ramsay Lesley Strang Sarah Gardiner Tim Franklin James Dean Stuart Nisbet Brendan Keegans

Other EH2010/11 Events Torchlight Procession Producer Loony Dook / One O’Clock Run One Day / Resolution Square Candlelit Concert Producer Literature Curator Loony Dook Local Liaison

PR & Marketing

Group bookings of 10+ can be reserved by emailing groups@edinburghshogmanay.com (terms and conditions apply)

Communications Manager Press Manager Press Officer

John Robb Sarah Gardiner Dani Bastien David Todd Catherine Lockerbie David Steel

Many official ticketed events offer facilities and access for people with disabilities. Please call the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Box Office on 0844 894 2011 for more information.

David Waddell Tash Murray Tom O’Brien John McNeill Scott Findlay Derek Shade Claire Miller Derry Morrice Nasma Sattar

Marketing & PR Identity/Brochure/Website/Graphics Hillside Agency Website design & build NorthColour

With Thanks Al Thomson Frances Sutton Charlotte Gosling

Administration Assistant to MD / Office Manager PA to Technical Director / Event Admin Project Administrator Event Administrator Finance Administrator

MRL Davy White

City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party

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EH2011 Festival Safety Advisors Loony Dook Health & Safety Officer

Jacqueline Sutherland Verity Blanchard Suzanne Heffron Tigho Ayovuare Sarah Stephenson

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is a City of Edinburgh Council initiative, created and produced by Unique Events Ltd. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and Unique Events would like to thank all the organisations and individuals throughout Edinburgh and beyond who assisted in bringing together Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2010-11. All details were correct as could be ascertained at the time of going to press. The producers will not be held responsible for any errors in the listings in this guide or changes to any advertised programme. Nor will they be held responsible for any events managed or promoted by outside agencies, organisations or venues. All events are subject to licence. All photography is courtesy of The City of Edinburgh Council unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will take place throughout Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and can be used for future promotional use.


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