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National Theatre of Scotland returns to Edinburgh International Festival with Medea

The National Theatre of Scotland returns in 2020 with a new staging of Liz Lochhead’s fierce and powerful adaption of Euripides’ Medea.

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Creating the Festival Ambassadors

We're working with Leith Academy during a three-year residency designed to enrich the life of the school and as part of that, a group of students are acting as ambassadors of the partnership and overseeing all projects.

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You Are Here with Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Filmed as part of the You Are Here season at the 2019 International Festival, Serge Aimé Coulibaly improvises a dance provocation on an artist's impact on the world.

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Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra to visit 2020 Edinburgh International Festival in celebration of Japan’s Olympic Summer

Announcement made as Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism & External Affairs Fiona Hyslop visits Tokyo ahead of 2020 Olympic Games​​.

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Fireworks and Symphonie fantastique: The International Festival Finale

On Monday night the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert provided a fitting finale to the 2019 International Festival. Here's a look behind the scenes from some of the people who make the magic happen.

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The 2019 International Festival in videos

Join us in reliving some of the spectacular performances from August with these snapshots we captured throughout the month.

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Edinburgh International Festival announces winners of the Sir Ian McKellen Bursary

The Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce the winners of the Sir Ian McKellen Bursary, created in partnership with the Scottish Drama Training Network.

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The 2019 International Festival in photos

Relive some of the most beautiful, breathtaking moments from this year's festival.

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The 2019 International Festival comes to an end

The 2019 International Festival comes to an end after 2,800 artists from 41 countries, as well as 800 artists from Scotland, performed in 155 events across 293 performances.

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The Herald Young Critics Reviews

Read the reviews penned as part of the Herald Young Critics Project. All the writers were coached by The Herald's own art critics and the best review of each performance is printed in The Herald.

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Top tips for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Some helpful tips to make sure you end your festival experience with a bang at the 2019 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

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A day in the life of Wallis Giunta​​

We take a peek behind the curtain at a day in the life of Canadian mezzo Wallis Giunta as she prepares for the opening night of Breaking the Waves.