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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.

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.

Photograph the Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival and The Morton Charitable Trust are inviting emerging photographers to apply for the position of International Festival Photographer 2017

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert School Poster Competition

Are you 5 to 12 years old? A budding young artist? Don't miss your chance to win!

International Festival launches cultural leaders Mentor Programme

The International Festival launches a cultural leaders mentor programme in celebration of it's 70th anniversary. Apply now!

Art of Listening reaches news heights as it goes Down Under

The International Festival's arts education programme is being showcased at the inaugural Arts Learning Festival in Melbourne, Australia this week.

Castlebrae students host their own 2017 International Festival launch

Pupils at Castlebrae Community High School in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh hosted their own

Edinburgh International Festival 2017 Programme Announced

Today we unveiled our 2017 programme which marks the event’s 70th anniversary.