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International Festival Managing Director Joanna Baker to step down

Joanna Baker is to step down as Managing Director of the Edinburgh International Festival at the end of the year.

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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition 2018

We're looking for budding artists aged 5-12 years old to design a poster for this year's Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

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Full Programme for Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside announced

Explore this unique season celebrating the creativity, originality and international impact of Scottish popular music.

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​Shining a light on a new partnership with Edinburgh Gin

Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce that Edinburgh Gin will be the festival’s first Official Gin.

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Calling young dancers to perform at the International Festival

An exciting opportunity has arisen for groups of young people aged 12-26 to take part in a community dance project, Kadamati.

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First production of the 2019 International Festival announced in Shanghai visit

Chinese choreographer Yang Liping’s new production of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring will be presented at the International Festival on 22-24 August 2019.

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Edinburgh International Festival Announce Residency in Leith Academy

The International Festival is delighted to announce a new partnership with Edinburgh secondary school Leith Academy, after the success of its residency with Castlebrae Community High School.

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Photograph the International Festival

A unique opportunity for emerging photographers to get unparalleled access to the International Festival. Read on to learn how to apply.

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Five Telegrams part of 14-18 NOW

Five Telegrams, a unique collaboration between Anna Meredith and 59 Productions, will be presented as the Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event at the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival.

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Here's to 2018!

Make a note of the 2018 International Festival dates and get ready for more memorable moments.

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First show of the 2018 International Festival announced

National Theatre of Scotland's restaging of Midsummer by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre will be part of the 2018 International Festival.

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Edinburgh International Festival Director’s Contract Extended

The Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce that Fergus Linehan, Festival Director, is to extend his contract and stay in post until Festival 2022.

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