‘New Opening Hours: Tues – Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4, Closed Monday’

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.

Peyman Heydarian: Santur recital accompanied by Tonbak

 Friday 29th of September, 6.30 pm. The Nomads Tent is delighted to welcome back virtuoso santur player Peyman Heydarian. You are cordially invited to a santur recital accompanied by tonbak (Persian percussion) at The Nomads Tent, Edinburgh, Scotland on Friday 29th of...

PILLOW TALK Fringe Show 2017 August 4th – 28th 2017

In August we present a sumptuous selling exhibition of handcrafted kilim and textile cushions, chairs, fenders, pouffees, hall seats and sofa stools in vibrant colours and contemporary and traditional designs. All are welcome to join us for the preview on Thursday 3rd...

GHOST STORIES: August 11th, 9.30 – 11pm

Ghost stories with one of the finest and best loved traditional storytellers living in Scotland. As darkness descends, join storyteller and musician Marion Kenny for spine chilling supernatural tales in one of Edinburgh’s most atmospheric venues lit by flickering...

TEXTILE TRADITIONS OF NEPAL: August 17th 11.30am

In April 2017 six intrepid women from Scotland went to learn about the textile traditions of Nepal. Karen Haggis will talk about felting and wood block printing workshops, fair-trade activity, the exquisite ‘Dhaka’ weavings and the counted thread embroidery of the...

TALES OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY: August 12th 2.30- 3.45pm

Join renowned storyteller and musician Marion Kenny for spellbinding tales of magic and mystery for all ages. Tales will be accompanied by harps and flutes as the audience are transported away to far off lands whilst reclining on cushions in the sumptuous surroundings...

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.