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Get to know ... the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

​Big bangs, Bernstein, and bubbly - what you can expect from the International Festival's closing fireworks concert.

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Make it your own - teaching Kadamati to young dancers

Dance artist Katie Miller shares her stories about helping groups of young people add their own unique touch to the choreography in Kadamati.

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UK opera stars join Scottish Chamber Orchestra for Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Tenor Nicky Spence and soprano Lucy Crowe will perform Bernstein’s West Side Story

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Behind the dance - Learning the moves for Kadamati

Dance artist Katie Miller practices Akram Khan's choreography for Kadamati on a weekend away with fellow dancers and instructors.

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Weekend 1 reviews round up

A collection of reviews from the first weekend of the 2018 International Festival.

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A taste of Midsummer

Watch a little video excerpt of Midsummer, where Bob and Helena sing about dealing with a hangover

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The Meaning Behind The Movements: Programme Notes for Five Telegrams

Discover what this year's International Festival Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event is all about, and how it conveys concepts of communication in the First World War.

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48 hours at the International Festival

Let’s imagine what your first 48 hours at the International Festival could look like this August. Ready? Steady? Go!

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Make the most of your first trip to the International Festival

Not sure where to begin planning your first visit to the International Festival? We’ve put together some handy tips to help you get started

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2018 Playlist #18

With one week to go until the International Festival begins, we asked you what you're most looking forward to hearing live this August.

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The International Festival and Sustainability - Not Waiting for Godot

​What does Waiting for Godot have to do with climate change? Catriona Patterson of Creative Carbon Scotland says we should stop waiting and take green action.

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Scottish Composers in the Programme

We celebrate the groundbreaking talent in Scotland's classical and contemporary music worlds.