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Five Telegrams part of 14-18 NOW

Five Telegrams, a unique collaboration between Anna Meredith and 59 Productions, will be presented as the Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event at the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival.

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Here's to 2018!

Make a note of the 2018 International Festival dates and get ready for more memorable moments.

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Portrait Exhibition of Castlebrae High School Pupils

A permanent installation of photographic portraits is a lasting legacy of the International Festival’s relationship with the school.

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First show of the 2018 International Festival announced

National Theatre of Scotland's restaging of Midsummer by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre will be part of the 2018 International Festival.

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Interview: 2017 International Festival Photographer

We're talking to Beth Chalmers about her experience at the 2017 International Festival

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Edinburgh International Festival Director’s Contract Extended

The Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce that Fergus Linehan, Festival Director, is to extend his contract and stay in post until Festival 2022.

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Edinburgh International Festival receives 2017 Fair Saturday Award

The award was presented at the opening gala of Fair Saturday 2017 which took place at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao on Monday 30 October.

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Behind the scenes at the 2017 International Festival

Go behind the scenes of some of the 2017 International Festival events to see the artists rehearse, find their focus and relax before the curtain goes up.

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Edinburgh International Festival receives EFFE Award

The special award recognises the International Festival’s continued reinvention and inspiration to the arts and festivals world.

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This was the 2017 International Festival

From Bloom to the fireworks ‘boom’, the month of August flew by so quickly! Let’s revisit some of the 2017 International Festival highlights.

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Commemorative plaque unveiled

Association of Jewish Refugees unveils commemorative plaque to honour founding International Festival Director Sir Rudolf Bing

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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2017 in facts and figures

We've totted up the numbers to show you just how large and spectacular it really is