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Sir Ian McKellen returns to the International Festival

Sir Ian McKellen will return to the International Festival with a new production that celebrates his 80th birthday. Tickets on sale from March 2019.

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The 2018 International Festival comes to an end

The 2018 International Festival comes to an end after 2,800 artists from 60 nations performed in 85 productions across 180 performances.

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300 young dancers from across Scotland performed in Akram Khan Company's Kadamati at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

A mass participatory, free, outdoor dance performance brought the young dancers together in a grand gesture of unity, watched by an audience of over 2000 people

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Castlebrae Community High School Wins Employability & Creativity Across Learning Award at Scottish Education Awards 2018

​Castlebrae Community High School has won the Employability & Creativity Across Learning Award at the Scottish Education Awards 2018​, in recognition of a three-year partnership with the Edinburgh International Festival and the City of Edinburgh Council

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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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Portrait Exhibition of Castlebrae High School Pupils

A permanent installation of photographic portraits is a lasting legacy of the International Festival’s relationship with the school.

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