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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.

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.

Edinburgh International Festival receives EFFE Award

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

Stars of stage and screen bring Letters Live to the International Festival

Letters written by Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Yoko Ono and Evelyn Waugh were amongst those brough

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

Today Frank Harding, Trustee of the Association of Jewish Refugees, unveiled a commemorative pla

Actor Charles Dance to join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert

The award-winning British actor, writer and director Charles Dance is to narrate Aaron Copland’s orchestral work Lincoln Portrait with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

First Minister visits Castlebrae Community High School ahead of school's International Festival event

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits Castlebrae Community High School, who have been part of a three-year residency programme with the Edinburgh International Festival.

Edinburgh International Festival’s poignant exhibition plots a Blueprint for the Future

Public art installation created by Edinburgh high school pupils opens at Old College Quad

International Festival welcomes The Earl of Wessex as New Patron

The Earl of Wessex has become Royal Patron of the Edinburgh International Festival, taking on the patronage from Her Majesty The Queen.

Full cast for The Divide announced

Read about the full cast for the stage production of Alan Ayckbourn's new play The Divide

Launch of Storytelling Website to Celebrate 70 Years of the International Festival

The International Festival has launched a new storytelling website to celebrate 70 years of unifying artists and audiences from across the world.

Professor Niall Lothian OBE elected as Chairman of the Board

The Board of Trustees of the International Festival has elected Professor Niall Lothian as its next Chairman.

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom details announced

The Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom will see St Andrew Square transformed into a magical night garden through light and sound installations and large-scale projection as part of the opening weekend of the 2017 International Festival on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 August.

One of Scotland’s best loved folk singers announced for Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Scottish traditional music star Karen Matheson joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on stage at the iconic closing event of the International Festival

Winners announced for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

Three talented young artists have won the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition, supported by Forth One, with their outstanding designs.

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