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International Festival welcomes The Earl of Wessex as New Patron

The Earl of Wessex has become Royal Patron of the Edinburgh International Festival, taking on the patronage from Her Majesty The Queen.

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A Flight like no other

Learn more about Flight by Vox Motus as we report back from a visit to their workshop in Glasgow.

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Weekly playlist #14

We asked about your first International Festival concerts and created a playlist of beautiful musical memories.

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Launch of Storytelling Website to Celebrate 70 Years of the International Festival

The International Festival has launched a new storytelling website to celebrate 70 years of unifying artists and audiences from across the world.

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Get to know María Pagés

Get to know the brilliant flamenco dancer and choreographer María Pagés, who brings Yo, Carmen to the International Festival this August.

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Weekly playlist #13

Be swooned, moved and thrilled with the sound of string instruments played by some of the incredibly talented musicians from our 2017 programme.

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Professor Niall Lothian OBE elected as Chairman of the Board

The Board of Trustees of the Edinburgh International Festival has elected Professor Niall Lothian as its next Chairman.

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Weekly playlist #12

Get to know a few of the 50 numbers from the 50 Song Memoir by The Magnetic Fields in our new playlist, ahead of Stephin Merritt's two International Festival concerts.

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Weekly playlist #11

This week, we're celebrating the launch of Spirit of '47 programme co-curated with British Council

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Weekly playlist #10

Listen to The Incredible String Band's catalogue ahead of the concert celebrating the band's music this August.

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Weekly playlist #09

Featuring a selection of just some of the stunning classical singers performing at this year's International Festival

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Weekly playlist #08

This week's playlist features all of the 2017 International Festival's contemporary music artists, listen now!

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