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James Hutton and the History of Deep Time

Read this cartoon to help you understand more about James Hutton and the theory of deep time.

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Get to know Natalia Osipova

Learn a little more about multi-award winning classical ballerina Natalia Osipova ahead of her contemporary dance show, Natalia Osipova and Guests, at the International Festival.

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Get to know Daniil Trifonov

The young pianist performs in three concerts at this year's International Festival, all of which are bound to leave us breathless.

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Get to know James Thierrée

Learn a little more about the mesmerising James Thierrée ahead of his Edinburgh International Festival performance of The Toad Knew.

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Ten Great Reasons to come to the International Festival this August

With just one month to go until the Edinburgh International Festival, we're sharing ten of the best reasons for you to join us in Edinburgh this August.

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Mahler's Last Notes

This year's International Festival highlights the late works of Gustav Mahler - sublime music, written during a period of intense drama within the composer's life.

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International Festival Portraits | Meow Meow

Cabaret Artiste Meow Meow talks about bringing a true, human vulnerability into heightened performance, and the absolute, jubilant necessity of art in our lives.

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International Festival Portraits | John Tiffany

Director John Tiffany talks the moment he knew he wanted to be a director, and the projects that most excite and inspire him.

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International Festival Portraits | Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming talks about how knew he wanted to be an actor, and the electric moments of connection he experiences in live theatre.

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International Festival Portraits | Barry Humphries

Actor Barry Humphries talks about his experience of creating and performing different characters, and the extraordinary energy of ‘pre-cataclysmic’ art.

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International Festival Portraits | James Yorkston

Musician James Yorkston talks about his first gig, and the extraordinary joy and privilege of being able to make music.

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International Festival Portraits | Crystal Pite

Crystal Pite talks about how she became a choreographer and the intense joy that comes with the act of creation.