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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 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

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 theory behind the spectacle

Dr David Farrier outlines James Hutton's theory of deep time and explains how it has revolutionised our view of the world.

Get to know ANOHNI

Get to know former lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons, the incomparable ANOHNI, who performs at this year's Edinburgh International Festival.

Photo Gallery | Anything That Gives Off Light in rehearsal

Brand new rehearsal photos from the world premiere of Anything That Gives Off Light at the Edinburgh International Festival.

James Hutton and the History of Deep Time

Read this cartoon to help you understand more about James Hutton and the theory of deep time.

Get to know Natalia Osipova

Learn a little more about multi-award winning classical ballerina Natalia Osipova ahead of her contemporary dance show, Natalia Osipova and Guests, at the International Festival.

Photo Gallery | The Toad Knew

Have a look through the production pics for James Thierrée's mesmerising new production The Toad Knew.

Get to know Daniil Trifonov

The young pianist performs in three concerts at this year's International Festival, all of which are bound to leave us breathless...

Photo Gallery | Natalia Osipova and Guests

Check out the new images from Natalia Osipova's contemporary triple-bill which she is set to perform next month at the International Festival.

Get to know James Thierrée

Learn a little more about the mesmerising James Thierrée ahead of his Edinburgh International Festival performance of The Toad Knew

Ten great reasons to come to the International Festival this August

With just one month to go until the Edinburgh International Festival, we're sharing ten of the best reasons for you to join us in Edinburgh this August.

Longlist | Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition

A gallery of pictures of longlisted entries for the Virgin Money Fireworks Poster Competition

Mahler's Last Notes

This year's International Festival highlights the late works of Gustav Mahler - sublime music, written during a period of intense drama within the composer's life.

Photo Gallery | Standard Life Opening event: Deep Time

Here's a sneak preview of Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time. See Castle Rock transformed into glorious portal to Edinburgh's 350 million year past.