Our shop at 21 St Leonard’s Lane is occasionally referred to as ‘The Tent’ and more often as ‘An Aladdin’s Cave’. Being something of a destination it was noted by Ian Rankin in his book ‘The Falls’ and is host to exhibitions, talks and events throughout the year.

Ottoman Horizons: A festival of Ottoman culture – May 2017

We welcome you to our celebration of Ottoman culture which includes our 5th Annual Symposium; Travellers and Treasures of the Ottoman World, a subject which inspired us to present sensational Balkan folk and Klezmer performances, an evening of authentic classical...

Santur recital at The Nomads Tent, February 2017

Saturday 25th February, 18:30 – 19:30 The Nomads Tent is delighted to welcome back virtuoso santur player Peyman Heydarian. You are cordially invited to a talk and multicultural santur recital, The Voice of Santur, featuring Persian, Kurdish, Greek, and Celtic...

Edinburgh Iranian Festival events at The Nomads Tent – February 2017

This year The Nomads Tent is delighted to be hosting several events for the Edinburgh Iranian Festival including critically EIF 2017 posteracclaimed play, Mimi’s Suitcase, Iranian dance workshops for all ages, a film and talk exploring tourism in Iran, and a fascinating performance that brings together the works of two seemingly very different poets; Hafez and Burns.

The Nomads Tent Roadshow at Westfield House

Friday 18th – Sunday 27th November Join us for a wonderful opportunity to acquire beautiful, elegant and practical objects in a welcoming and relaxed home environment. For full details click...

The Nomads Tent Road Show at Kincardine House

Friday 28th – Sunday 6th November Join us for a wonderful opportunity to acquire beautiful, elegant and practical objects in a welcoming and relaxed home environment. For full details click...

21 October 2016 – The Voice of Santur at The Nomads Tent

Friday 21st October 6.30 – 7.30pm The Nomads Tent is thrilled to welcome, for the first time playing in Scotland, virtuoso santur player, Peyman Heydarian. Peyman has toured the world with a multi-ethnic programme The Voice of Santur. In this programme you will...