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Full Details Announced for Lau-Land at Edinburgh International Festival

Daytime sessions celebrate the fans, community groups, and teachers who keep folk traditions alive before an evening of performances from Lau's collaborators.

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Cast announced for National Theatre of Scotland’s Midsummer

The National Theatre of Scotland's expanded version of Midsummer reflects on storytelling with four actors and three musicians.

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Oliver Knussen Composer and Conductor 1952-2018

Everyone at the Edinburgh International Festival was deeply saddened to hear about the death of composer and conductor Oliver Knussen.

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2018 Playlist #16

This week, listen to music from this year's programme selected by the International Festival staff.

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The inspiration behind Five Telegrams

Richard Slaney, Managing Director of 59 Productions, reflects on the inspiration behind Five Telegrams, creative process and collaboration with Anna Meredith

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2018 Playlist #15

Some of the incredibly talented string players from our 2018 programme play first fiddle in our new playlist.

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Winners revealed for the 2018 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

The winning poster designs will be displayed across Edinburgh in the months leading up to the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

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Take part in #FiveTelegrams

Young people aged 16 - 26 have the chance to participate in a pretty exciting project at this year’s International Festival…

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2018 playlist #14

Listen to some of Brahms' compositions ahead of hearing them live this August in two orchestral concerts and two intimate recitals.​​

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World Music Day 2018

We pick out some gems from our music programme and show how you could get involved in our opening event.

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2018 playlist #13

Let us take you on an audio tour through some of the landmark operas that we have hosted over the decades.

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Glasgow's Numbers announce full line up for International Festival Event

SOPHIE, Lanark Artefax, Spencer and Sofay join the line up for Numbers at Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside.

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