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Fri 08

7.30pm

The Opening Concert

Friday 8 August Usher Hall

Oliver Knussen Conductor

Kirill Gerstein Piano
Claire Booth Soprano

£12 - £46*

Sat 09

11.00am

Hebrides Ensemble

Saturday 9 August The Queen's Hall

Graham F. Valentine Narrator

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (arr Steuermann)
Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale

£8.50 - £30*
2.00pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
2.20pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
2.30pm

The War that Ended Peace

Saturday 9 August The Hub

Professor Margaret MacMillan argues that in 1914, after a sustained period of peace, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that killed millions, bled its economies dry, shook empires and unde

£6*
2.40pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
3.00pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
4.30pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
4.50pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
5.00pm

First World War: Re-thinking the Centenary

Saturday 9 August The Hub

Professor John Horne explores ways to think about the war and how to commemorate it that go beyond the national state.

£6*
5.10pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
5.30pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
7.30pm

Preview: James III

Saturday 9 August Festival Theatre

Like James III himself, the final instalment of Rona Munro's extraordinary trilogy is colourful, brash and unpredictable.

£15*
7.30pm

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich is poignant, heart-warming, beautiful, disarming, full of vulnerability and sly humour, questioning who has the right to tell a story and who has the right t

£10 - £32*
8.00pm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Saturday 9 August The Edinburgh Playhouse

Described by Nelson Mandela as 'South Africa's cultural ambassadors', Ladysmith Black Mambazo has been delivering exuberantly energetic performances around the globe for decades.

£10 - £30*
8.00pm

Holst’s The Planets

Saturday 9 August Usher Hall

Donald Runnicles Conductor

Michaela Kaune Soprano

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Master

£12 - £44*
8.00pm

The War

9 - 11 August King's Theatre

1913. A group of young people celebrate Christmas in Paris. They share interests, a love for the arts and a deep aversion to common morals.

£12 - £32*

Sun 10

12.00pm

Conversation with Hebrides Ensemble

Sunday 10 August The Hub

Members of the renowned Scottish ensemble, including co-founder and artistic director William Conway, talk to Oliver Condy about Stravinsky's The Solider's Tale, which they perform during

£6*
12.00pm

James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock

10 - 20 August Festival Theatre

Featuring James McArdle as James I and Blythe Duff as Isabella.

£15 - £35*
2.00pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
2.20pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
2.30pm

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich is poignant, heart-warming, beautiful, disarming, full of vulnerability and sly humour, questioning who has the right to tell a story and who has the right t

£10 - £32*
2.30pm

High Command in War

Sunday 10 August The Hub

Sir Hew Strachan argues that much of the British debate about the First World War has been unfairly focused on command, and particularly that of Douglas Haig.

£6*
2.40pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
3.00pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
3.00pm

The War

9 - 11 August King's Theatre

1913. A group of young people celebrate Christmas in Paris. They share interests, a love for the arts and a deep aversion to common morals.

£12 - £32*
4.00pm

James II: Day of The Innocents

10 - 21 August Festival Theatre

Featuring Andrew Rothney as James II and Mark Rowley as William Douglas.

£15 - £35*
4.30pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
4.50pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
5.00pm

The Culture of Violence in the Twentieth Century

Sunday 10 August The Hub

Were the atrocities committed in the First World War exceptional, untypical events, or did they represent a broader 'culture of violence' and a descent into the total warfare of the 20th century?

£6*
5.10pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
5.30pm

Exhibit B

9 - 25 August Playfair Library Hall

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition.

£14*
7.30pm

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Sunday 10 August Usher Hall

Robin Ticciati Conductor

Lars Vogt Piano

£12 - £44*
8.00pm

Inala

10 - 12 August The Edinburgh Playhouse

Inala – meaning abundance of goodwill – is a muscular and beautiful blend of South African and Western cultures in an exhilarating celebration of the rainbow nation.

£10 - £32*
8.00pm

The War

9 - 11 August King's Theatre

1913. A group of young people celebrate Christmas in Paris. They share interests, a love for the arts and a deep aversion to common morals.

£12 - £32*
8.15pm

James III: The True Mirror

10 - 22 August Festival Theatre

Like James III himself, the final instalment of Rona Munro's extraordinary trilogy is colourful, brash and unpredictable.

£15 - £35*
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