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Fire festival under threat from ‘strict regulations’

A POPULAR fire festival is threatened by a new policy around public gatherings in the Capital, organisers say.

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Unique Events has been running Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations since 1993. Picture: TSPL

War of words as Hogmanay organisers ditched for Underbelly

The organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations since their inception have hit out after losing the right to stage the world-famous festival.

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Artist Nihad al Turk gives paintings to Leith School of Art charity auction.

Syrian refugee donates paintings in aid of Edinburgh art school

He was one of the first Syrians to arrive in Scotland in 2015 as refugees fled the war-torn country.

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The new pop-up Fringe venue will be unveiled at the Pleasance this summer.

New Meccano-style venue created for Edinburgh Fringe

A new “flat-pack” pop-up theatre venue is to make its debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.

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Ian Rankin is marking 30 years of his Inspector Rebus books in 2017.

Ian Rankin reveals line-up for 'RebusFest' event

Serving and former police officers are to be quizzed by Ian Rankin at a festival to mark 30 years of his Inspector Rebus novels.
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More than 2.45 million Fringe tickets were sold last year.

Council chief says 70-year-old Fringe has 'sold its soul'

One of Edinburgh’s most senior councillors has launched an outspoken attack on the Fringe in its 70th anniversary year.
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The new-look Scottish National Gallery was due open to the public in 2019.

Scottish National Gallery overhaul runs into trouble

The £16.8 million project to overhaul the Scottish National Gallery has been hit by a delay and budget problems before work is even underway.
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Fringe shows have been ousted from St Andrew Square after three years.

Fringe ban in New Town garden to go ahead despite outcry

EDINBURGH Festival Fringe promoters have failed in a last-ditch bid to be allowed to return to a historic New Town Garden for the 70th anniversary of the event.

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Clint Eastwood drew the crowds to the Cameo cinema in Tollcross in 1990.

Digital treasure trove lifts lid on 70 years of Edinburgh's film festival

It is the event that has brought the world’s biggest movie stars to the Capital for the last 70 years.

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Bollywood dancers will be taking centre stage at the Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. Picture: AFP/GettyImages

Edinburgh Military Tattoo to stage Bollywood tribute in 2017

A lavish tribute to Bollywood musicals will be a centrepiece of this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as part of a year-long celebration of cultural links between the UK and India.

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Fringe shows have been staged in St Andrew Square Garden for the last three years.

Last-ditch plea over Fringe shows banned from historic square

Edinburgh Festival Fringe promoters have issued an eleventh-hour plea for a rethink over a ban on shows being staged in a historic New Town garden after city council chiefs rejected a bid to relocate them elsewhere.
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Fringe shows have been staged in St Andrew Square Garden for the last three years.

Spiegeltent could quit Fringe after St Andrew Square ban

The impresario behind one of the most celebrated venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe says it may have to quit the city after being forced out of its home in a historic New Town square.

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The Edinburgh Book Festival has been asked to reduce its impact on Charlotte Square's gardens: Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Brian Ferguson: Festivals must not fear loss of New Town venues

If you have seen the film, you will know the line by now: “First there was an opportunity… then there was a betrayal.”

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More than 230.000 people flocked to the book festival site at Charlotte Square Gardens last summer.

Edinburgh book festival to spill out of Charlotte Square to protect historic garden

For more than 30 years it has attracted the world’s leading authors to the historic heart of the Scottish capital.
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A street performer on the Royal Mile during the 2016 Edinburgh festivals. Picture: Steven Scott Tyalor/JP Resell

Creative industries worth £3.7 billion to Scotland

The creative industries in Scotland comprises more than 15,000 registered enterprises and employs some 73,600 people, official figures have revealed.

Film
St Andrew Square has been one of the main outdoor arenas at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the last three years.

Ban on St Andrew Square festival shows for Fringe's 70th birthday

FESTIVAL shows are to be turfed out of one of Edinburgh’s main public spaces this year - on the 70th anniversary of the Fringe.
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70th Edinburgh Fringe to be ‘biggest platform on the planet for freeedom of expression’

Organisers of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have begun the countdown to its 70th anniversary by pledgling it will be “the biggest platform on the planet for freeedom of expression” this summer.

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Edinburgh's Christmas & Hogmanay festivals are said to be worth more than 240 million.

Drastic cuts looming for Edinburgh's Christmas and Hogmanay events

Edinburgh's Christmas and Hogmanay festivals face being dramatically scaled back this year after city council chiefs decided to slash their backing for the events.

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Clarke Peters is best known for his role in the American crime drama series The Wire.

Wire star Clarke Peters wants to bring Nat King Cole show to Fringe

Clarke Peters, the American actor best known for his role his The Wire, wants to bring a one-man show about Nat King Cole to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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