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The Toad Knew Comic

Illustrator Graeme McNee went along to James Thierrée's mesmerizing show The Toad Knew at the International Festival.

Patricia Petibon & Susan Manoff | The Comic

Illustrator Graeme McNee went along to Patricia Petibon & Susan Manoff at the International Festival - here is what he thought!

The swarm intelligence of bees told with ballet | The comic

Illustrator Graeme McNee re-creates the sensuality, brutality and elegance of the Scottish Ballet in this comic about Emergence.

Who are the International Festival Young People's Jury?

Have you spotted the Young People's Jury around at the International Festival this year? Read more about what they've been up to.

Photos and videos from Anything That Gives Off Light

A brand new collaboration between Brooklyn-based theatre company the TEAM and the National Theatre of Scotland, Anything That Gives Off Light has its world premiere at the International Festival

Honesty, courage and sappy songs | The Comic

Illustrator Graeme McNee went to see Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs - here is what he thought!

Thoughts on The Glass Menagerie | The Comic

Delve into illustrator Graeme McNee's memories of John Tiffany's production of The Glass Menagerie.

Natalia Osipova & Guests - the comic

A review of Natalia Osipova and Guests in comic form, by Graeme McNee.

monumental in comic form

Read more about the monumental experience in comic form

Round Up | Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time

The Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time saw mapped projections light up Edinburgh Castle and Castle rock with monumental digital animations exploring the theory and history of deep time.

Young People’s Award Jurors and 1000 yellow figures kick off day one of the International Festival

The Anything That Gives Off Light Installation is the result of a collaborative project between Edinburgh International Festival and 1000 school pupils from 24 primary schools across the City of Edinburgh.

2016 International Festival Welcomes the World to Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Festival opens today with a packed programme of artists and ensembles from across the world.

All back to Club Cumming!

Join us at Club Cumming after certain performances of Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. More info.

The Opening Weekend of the International Festival

We’ve put together a few tips to help you make the most of your first weekend at the Edinburgh International Festival

The Big Idea podcast - Deep Time

University of Edinburgh academics Professor Hugh Sinclair, Dr Bill Jenkins and Dr David Farrier discuss the concept of deep time ahead of The Edinburgh International Festival's Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time.

The Anything That Gives Off Light project

The Edinburgh International Festival has been working with young people across Edinburgh to create a public art installation based on Anything That Gives Off Light