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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 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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Sun, Seagulls and Supergirl

Let's take a moment to relive some of the unforgettable moments from the Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle.

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Getting global with Shooglenifty

As part of the International Festival’s Global Communities programme, members of Scottish Celtic fusion band Shooglenifty led workshops at Canongate Youth and Lyra ahead of their performance at The Lyceum this August.

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Heart of Hollywood

In celebration of this year’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle, we’ve been working with local schools around Tynecastle Park to explore orchestras and the work of the LA Phil, as well as celebrating Hollywood film scores and their importance to cinema.

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Leith Academy meets Beatbox Academy

On the curriculum this week – beatboxing.

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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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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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The 2018 International Festival comes to an end

The 2018 International Festival comes to an end after 2,800 artists from 60 nations performed in 85 productions across 180 performances.

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300 young dancers from across Scotland performed in Akram Khan Company's Kadamati at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

A mass participatory, free, outdoor dance performance brought the young dancers together in a grand gesture of unity, watched by an audience of over 2000 people

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Castlebrae Community High School Wins Employability & Creativity Across Learning Award at Scottish Education Awards 2018

​Castlebrae Community High School has won the Employability & Creativity Across Learning Award at the Scottish Education Awards 2018​, in recognition of a three-year partnership with the Edinburgh International Festival and the City of Edinburgh Council

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Calling young dancers to perform at the International Festival

An exciting opportunity has arisen for groups of young people aged 12-26 to take part in a community dance project, Kadamati.