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Looking back at the Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside

Let's revisit some of the highlights the series of concerts at Leith Theatre celebrating Scotland's contemporary music

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300 young dancers from across Scotland performed in Akram Khan Company's Kadamati at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

A mass participatory, free, outdoor dance performance brought the young dancers together in a grand gesture of unity, watched by an audience of over 2000 people

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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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Looking back on The GRIT Orchestra performing Martyn Bennett's Bothy Culture

A round-up of The GRIT Orchestra's monumental performance of Martyn Bennett's Bothy Culture at the International Festival.

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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!