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Interview: 2017 International Festival Photographer

We're talking to Beth Chalmers about her experience at the 2017 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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Edinburgh International Festival receives 2017 Fair Saturday Award

The award was presented at the opening gala of Fair Saturday 2017 which took place at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao on Monday 30 October.

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Seven times we got spooked at the International Festival

Halloween is just around the corner, so let's revisit a few productions at the International Festival that chilled us to the bone. Read on, if you dare…

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Behind the scenes at the 2017 International Festival

Go behind the scenes of some of the 2017 International Festival events to see the artists rehearse, find their focus and relax before the curtain goes up.

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Edinburgh International Festival receives EFFE Award

The special award recognises the International Festival’s continued reinvention and inspiration to the arts and festivals world.

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This was the 2017 International Festival

From Bloom to the fireworks ‘boom’, the month of August flew by so quickly! Let’s revisit some of the 2017 International Festival highlights.

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Commemorative plaque unveiled

Association of Jewish Refugees unveils commemorative plaque to honour founding International Festival Director Sir Rudolf Bing

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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2017 in facts and figures

We've totted up the numbers to show you just how large and spectacular it really is

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First Minister visits Castlebrae Community High School

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits Castlebrae Community High School, who have been part of a three-year residency programme with the Edinburgh International Festival.

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14 times the cast of Die Walküre were EXTRA

14 times the cast of Die Walküre were extra and we loved them for it.

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Weekly playlist #17

This week's playlist is full of your recommendations and favourites from the 70th anniversary International Festival programme.

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