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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.

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Details announced for Power, Gender and the Arts

Details announced for an afternoon of debate, discussion and performance that will explore the history and reality of power in the creative industries.

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Paying tribute to the First World War's centenary

100 years after WWI, parts of our programme reflect on past sacrifices and instill hope for continued international unity.

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2018 Playlist #17

100 years after the widely celebrated composer's birth, we celebrate the music and lasting influence of Leonard Bernstein.

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How a techno piper reinvented Scotland's Bothy Culture

Meet Scotland's ultimate folk revival album, its new orchestral sound, and the man who started it all, Martyn Bennett.

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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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Full Details Announced for Lau-Land at Edinburgh International Festival

Daytime sessions celebrate the fans, community groups, and teachers who keep folk traditions alive before an evening of performances from Lau's collaborators.

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Cast announced for National Theatre of Scotland’s Midsummer

The National Theatre of Scotland's expanded version of Midsummer reflects on storytelling with four actors and three musicians.

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Oliver Knussen Composer and Conductor 1952-2018

Everyone at the Edinburgh International Festival was deeply saddened to hear about the death of composer and conductor Oliver Knussen.