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Get exclusive behind-the-scenes accounts and all the latest Festival news from our blog as performers prepare for their appearances at the Festival.

 

Full cast for The Divide announced

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

Behind the scenes of The Divide rehearsals

Watch a brand new video and photos featuring director Annabel Bolton and the cast of 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.

Get to know María Pagés

Get to know the brilliant flamenco dancer and choreographer María Pagés, who brings Yo, Carmen to the International Festival this August.

Weekly playlist #13

Be swooned, moved and thrilled with the sound of string instruments played by some of the incredibly talented musicians from our 2017 programme.

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.

Rhinoceros rehearsals kick off

Turkish director Murat Daltaban and his company DOT Theatre arrived in Edinburgh for their first rehearsals at the Lyceum Theatre.

Weekly playlist #12

Get to know a few of the 50 numbers from the 50 Song Memoir by The Magnetic Fields in our new playlist, ahead of Stephin Merritt's two International Festival concerts.

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.

Weekly playlist #11

This week, we're celebrating the launch of Spirit of '47 programme co-curated with British Council

Full Programme for Spirit of ‘47 Announced

The International Festival and British Council announce full details for Spirit of ’47, a co-curated programme celebrating international cultural collaboration.

Weekly playlist #10

Listen to The Incredible String Band's catalogue ahead of the concert celebrating the band's music this August.

Schubert at the 2017 International Festival

Get to know the 2017 International Festival classical music programme and discover the works of Schubert featured throughout.

Weekly playlist #09

Featuring a selection of just some of the stunning classical singers performing at this year's International Festival

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