Pynck In Town: Cécile’s Top Picks Of What’s On In Edinburgh
Hi, welcome from a snowy January in Edinburgh! With very strong ties to Auld Reeky (after having spent over two decades living and working in the centre, below Edinburgh Castle) I reckon I’m well placed to point you in the direction of the best events happening in my home from home! Apart from my time in Edinburgh I’ve also lived in Sydney and Tuscany, was born in Namibia and am currently based in Cape Town. I have run fashion and media businesses and love all things aesthetic. Here are my top picks for what’s on in January:
Jan 30 2021: Virtual Whisky Regions and Chocolate Tasting
A fun, interactive zoom event that can be enjoyed from your own living room. Taste an artisan chocolate to pair with each dram. Order your pack of goodies and get ready to experience the rugged Scottish Highlands.
Jan 29– Jan 31 2021: Manipulate Festival
Join leading Scottish and international artists for a digital performance of puppetry, visual theatre, animated film, aerial and contortion and much more.
Jan 15 – Jan 24 2021: 20th Anniversary of Bicycle Film Festival
Watch an international selection of short films taking you on a journey around the world celebrating bicycles and all things cycling related.
Jan 15 – Feb 2 2021: Celtic Connection
The biggest names on the Scottish music scene and beyond – Talisk, Elephant Sessions, Manran, Karine Polwart, Blue Rose Code, Admiral Fallow, Sian, Kinnaris Quintet and Shooglenifty – are giving live performances to a digital audience.
Jan 25 2021: Big Burns Supper
Marking the festival’s 10th anniversary The Big Burns Supper is going digital and teaming up with Scotland’s much loved comic hero of 2020, Janey Godley and artists like KT Tunstall and Donovan.
Jan 25 2021: Burns Whisky tasting event
Join in the Burns festivities, raise a dram of Robert Burns single malt Scotch whisky from Arran Distillers, in your Glencairn crystal glass, all in the comfort of your own favourite armchair.
Jan 23 – 25 2021: Burns and Beyond
Celebrate the life and legacy of Robert Burns with a series of online art and culture events from some of the leading performers and musicians in Scotland.
Jan 24 2021: Royal Botanical Garden Event
Reconnect with the outdoors and the world of plants at the magnificent Royal Botanical Gardens, with all social distancing protocols in place.
Jan 25 2021 Virtual Speaking Masterclass Edinburgh
Learn from an expert and the author of two bestselling books, highly acclaimed inspirational speaker David McCrae, how to communicate effectively online.