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What's On December/January

With exam season coming to a close, it’s time to relax and enjoy the winter break. The University may be closed for the holidays, but Edinburgh’s entertainment is year-round so why not celebrate the beginning of 2019 in style? There’s the famous Hogmanay Street Party and a fantastic free film screening to look forward to. Edinburgh doesn’t stop there as there is a new exhibition coming to the National Museum of Scotland in January that shows some of the worlds most exciting technology in the form of robots.


Hogmanay Street Party

Each and every year this celebration gets bigger and bigger and this year is no exception. With Johnnie Walker hosting the evenings festivities, this is a night you won’t want to miss. From street performers to well-known musicians and DJ’s, not forgetting a complimentary dram of whisky and the incredible fireworks display at the bells, this night has it all. Doors open at 19:30 and the event rolls into the early hours of January 1st and there is plenty to see and do during that time. Tickets are normally £31 but when you book online using your Edinburgh postcode, your tickets are automatically reduced to £21, a bargain in terms of the entertainment on show. Also, for those who enjoy dancing the night away, there will be an exclusive silent disco only for those with tickets to the party and, if you book in advance, these tickets are reduced from £10 to just £5.

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Robots Exhibition

With the new year fast approaching we often find ourselves planning for the future, whether its new year resolutions or goals that we set ourselves for the year to come. Why not look further into the future with the National Museum of Scotland’s latest exhibition – ‘Robots’. This exhibition will feature both popular culture icons (including a T-800 from the Terminator franchise) and the latest advancements in modern research with a focus on how this technology has advanced throughout the years and how it will continue to impact upon our everyday lives. Running from the 18th January to 5th May, remember to take your student card as it will get a 20% discount off the £10 entry fee.

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A Quiet Place – Free Screening

Every so often the Grassmarket Community Project transforms into the Grassmarket Picture House when they put on a free screening of a specially selected movie. This Hogmanay they have scheduled a real treat with one of 2018 biggest surprise hits, A Quiet Place. Directed by and starring John Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt, the film shows how a family survives in a world where making noise means certain death. Despite that synopsis, it is a touching and at times heart wrenching drama about a young family trying to cope with trauma and it is not to be missed. With doors opening at 7pm, we recommend getting there early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

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