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Be the face of the International Festival’s behind-the-scenes content

We’re looking for a paid, in-house presenter to be the face of the International Festival’s behind-the-scenes content and front our Instagram stories throughout August 2020.

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Former International Festival Managing Director Joanna Baker to be Honoured with a CBE

Edinburgh International Festival’s former Managing Director Joanna Baker to be awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in this year’s New Year’s Honours List.​

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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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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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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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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.