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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.

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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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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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The Young Herald Critics reviews

Students from Edinburgh's schools review the International Festival events they attended

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School’s Out for Summer!

As the school gates shut for the summer we reflect on the engaging work we have undertaken with children and young 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