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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

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

Second week round up

Two weeks of the International Festival have flown by! Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the last week.

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.

First week round up

It’s been almost a week since the 2017 International Festival started, and what a week that was! Let’s revisit some of those incredible events.

14 times the cast of Die Walküre were EXTRA

14 times the cast of Die Walküre were extra and we loved them for it.

Staying safe during your visit

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the upmost importance to us, whi

Discover Greek’s demonic energy with a side of Cockney drawl

An operatic blow to the stomach; why you should see Turnage's Greek at the International Festival this year.

Meet the artists of the New European Songbook

Get to know Matthew Herbert, Conchita Wurst and more artists in the New European Songbook concerts line-up presented as part of Spirit of '47 programme.

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

Weekly playlist #17

This week's playlist is full of your recommendations and favourites from the 70th anniversary International Festival programme.

All you need to know about the Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

Get ready for the Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom with our blog detailing everything you'll need to know.

Five reasons to see Rain at the International Festival

Read our blog to learn more about the iconic contemporary dance piece choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

Meet the performers of MINEFIELD

Get to know the Argentine and British veterans and their stories as they audition for MINEFIELD.

Weekly playlist #16

Listen to the new weekly playlist, telling the tales of the International Festival's 70 year history.

70 years of stories in the International Festival programme

Read some of the past tales helping to shape this year's programme in our blog celebrating 70 years of the International Festival.

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