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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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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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Commemorative plaque unveiled

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

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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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International Festival welcomes The Earl of Wessex as New Patron

The Earl of Wessex has become Royal Patron of the Edinburgh International Festival, taking on the patronage from Her Majesty The Queen.

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Launch of Storytelling Website to Celebrate 70 Years of the International Festival

The International Festival has launched a new storytelling website to celebrate 70 years of unifying artists and audiences from across the world.

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Professor Niall Lothian OBE elected as Chairman of the Board

The Board of Trustees of the Edinburgh International Festival has elected Professor Niall Lothian as its next Chairman.

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International Festival launches cultural leaders Mentor Programme

In celebration of the International Festival’s 70th anniversary, we are delighted to launch a new professional development initiative for emerging cultural leaders.

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2016 International Festival Welcomes the World to Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Festival opens today with a packed programme of artists and ensembles from across the world.