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Creating the Festival Ambassadors

We're working with Leith Academy during a three-year residency designed to enrich the life of the school and as part of that, a group of students are acting as ambassadors of the partnership and overseeing all projects.

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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 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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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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Winners revealed for the 2019 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

The winning poster designs will be displayed across Edinburgh in the months leading up to the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

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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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Reach new musical heights with our Young Musician's Passport

See some of the world’s finest orchestras, musicians and ensembles for free with our Young Musician's Passport for musicians aged 18 or under from Edinburgh or the Lothians.