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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.

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

All back to Club Cumming!

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

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.

Songlines to criss-cross Edinburgh for a unique celebration of singing

The Edinburgh International Festival presents Songlines, a free event celebrating the joy of singing.

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...

Glass Menagerie Cast Announcement

The International Festival announces the complete cast for Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie