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Edinburgh International Festival Creates New Board for the Future

Six new members announced for Edinburgh International Festival’s Board of Trustees.

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Full details announced for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle

Celebrating its 100th anniversary the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and legendary conductor Gustavo Dudamel perform at Tynecastle Park stadium for the spectacular opening of the International Festival.

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Cast announced for Red Dust Road and Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

Elaine C Smith and Sasha Frost join the cast of Red Dust Road while Susan Vidler appears alongside Tim Crouch in his latest work.

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Full Details of You Are Here Programme Unveiled

Discover the full programme for You Are Here including The Departure Lounge series of readings, discussions, informal performances and dinners.

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Applications open for Sir Ian McKellen Bursary

Five bursaries of £2000 each will be awarded to students who are going to study in any discipline of the Performing Arts.

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Photograph the International Festival

A unique opportunity for emerging photographers to get unparalleled access to the International Festival. Read on to learn how to apply.

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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition 2019

We're looking for budding artists aged 5-12 years old to design a poster for this year's Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

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Ballet Black’s Cira Robinson to feature in The Crucible at Edinburgh International Festival

Scottish Ballet will be joined by Ballet Black’s Senior Artist Cira Robinson for the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s The Crucible.

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Orchestre de Paris set to visit 2019 Edinburgh International Festival

Announcement made as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits the Philharmonie de Paris with International Festival Director Fergus Linehan.

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National Theatre of Scotland join the 2019 programme with work by Jackie Kay

Red Dust Road, an adaptation of poet Jackie Kay’s memoir, will be premiered at the 2019 International Festival.

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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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Francesca Hegyi OBE appointed as Executive Director of Edinburgh International Festival

Having previously studied and worked in Edinburgh, Francesca returns to the city to join the International Festival in February 2019.