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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.

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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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Five reasons to see Hard to be Soft: A Belfast Prayer

​Created by Belfast-based choreographer and dancer Oona Doherty, Hard to Be Soft is a reflection on the inner lives of Belfast's inhabitants. Here are five reasons it should be top of your list of things to see in the final week of this year's International Festival. ​

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Five reasons to see Breaking the Waves

Missy Mazzoli's dark and daring opera caused a sensation when it premiered in 2016. Opening at the International Festival this week, here are five reasons why you should catch the European premiere of Breaking the Waves.

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Week Two: All about the five star review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews from week two of the 2019 International Festival.