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Leader comment: I is for international

Festival director’s new focus will ensure global reach and greater inclusiveness

A new-look Argyle Street will bring a ray of sunshine to Glasgow. Picture: Google Maps

Leader comment: It’ll never be the same again

Nostalgists aside, a new-look Argyle Street will bring a ray of sunshine to Glasgow

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L-E-V Company dancers from Israel, one of the more international acts on the 2018 programme

Festival aims to go ‘truly global’ in time for 75th birthday

The Edinburgh International Festival will undergo a radical re-think in the run-up to its 75th anniversary in 2022 under a vision aimed at turning it into a truly global event for the first time.

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The Half Price Hut is the place to go in Edinburgh for a bargain during the Fringe (Photo: Shutterstock)

How to get cheap tickets at the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe

If you’re looking to save some money during this year’s Edinburgh Festival season, we have a solution.

Keep track of key dates at the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe with our handy guide (Photo: Shutterstock)

Edinburgh Festival and Fringe 2018: essential dates for your diary

If you’re feeling unprepared for Edinburgh Festival season, we’ve got the ultimate cheat sheet.

Do you have a knack for sales? Why not try flyering this festival (Photo: TSPL)

10 Fringe and Festival jobs you can apply for now

In under two months the Edinburgh Festival Fringe descends on the capital - you can get involved by applying for one of these roles.
If you don't want to miss out on the best shows and deals, it's time to book your Fringe tickets (Photo: Shutterstock)

15 Edinburgh Fringe comedy shows you should book now to avoid disappointment

August may feel a lifetime away, but it won’t be long until Edinburgh Festival and Fringe season rolls around.

Isabel Davis will start her role as executive director of Creative Scotland's new screen unit in September.

New figurehead revealed for Scottish screen industry

Scotland’s troubled screen industry has been given a major boost after poaching one of British film’s leading executives to become its new figurehead.

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Scott Hutchison died this year

Event to celebrate life of tragic Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison

aN ACCLAIMED Edinburgh poet is to pay homage to the late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison with a unique night of spoken word and “Scott-shaped stories”.

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Volunteers at Edinburgh's festivals are to be paid "reasonable" expenses. Picture: Getty Images

Edinburgh’s festivals told not to leave volunteers ‘out of pocket’

Edinburgh’s festivals are to be ordered to ensure volunteers recruited to help at events are not left “out of pocket” in future.

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Jane Horrocks will be among the stars heading down the red carpet at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Edinburgh film festival reveals line-up of stars heading down red carpet

Jane Horrocks, Samantha Morton, Sadie Frost, Billie Piper will be among the stars heading down the Edinburgh Film Festival’s red carpet this month, organisers have revealed.
The choir will work with a animation and video design company on the staging of the event

National youth choir will debut at Edinburgh International Festival

A new national youth chorus is to be formed to help stage a spectacular curtainraiser for the Edinburgh International Festival which will honour the lives of young soldiers killed in the First World War.

Telegrams sent by young soldiers in the final year of the First World War have inspired this year's Edinburgh International Festival curtainraiser.

New national youth chorus to honour First World War soldiers at Edinburgh International Festival

A new national youth chorus is to be formed to help stage a spectacular curtainraiser for the Edinburgh International Festival which will honour the lives of young soldiers killed in the First World War.
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A new five-year vision for the future of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was unveiled at its launch today.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe to introduce cashless donations for performers

A new cashless donations system and bigger stages for performers will be introduced on the Royal Mile as part of the biggest shake-up of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s street theatre arenas for 20 years.
Managing director Joanna Baker has been with the Edinburgh International Festival for 26 years.

Edinburgh International Festival chief to step down

One of the key figures in Edinburgh’s festivals is to step down after more than quarter of a century of involvement with them.
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Drag queen Ripley makes her Fringe Festival debut with her show Like A Sturgeon. Picture: contributed

Highlights of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 programme

Shows inspired by the “Me Too” movement against sexual harassment and assault, the looming prospect of Brexit, spiralling gun ­violence and race relations tensions in America during the Trump era, and digital identity theft will be staged during this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Jason will perform a couple of stripped back acoustic versions of his classic hits as part of the show. Picture: TSPL

80s superstar Jason Donovan set to make his Fringe debut

HE WAS the ultimate 80s heart throb – who commanded an audience of 22 million when he starred in Aussie soap Neighbours as Kylie Minogue’s on-screen boyfriend.

Mary Jane Wells performs the true story of American soldier Danna Davis in the Fringe show Heroine.

Official showcase of Scottish work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe unveiled

Stories drawn from real-life alcoholics, a female soldier's sexual violence and bullying in the US military, and the stance taken by conscientious objectors who refused to fight during the First World War will be part of the official government-funded showcase of Scottish work at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Celebrated Scottish film director Bill Forsyth will be screening Local Hero and discussing a new stage adaptation of the classic comedy with theatre-maker David Greig at the film festival.

Director Bill Forsyth confirmed in Edinburgh International Film Festival line-up

Celebrated Scottish director Bill Forsyth is to return to the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer - to lift the lid on his new version of Local Hero.
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Jessica Hardwick is nominated for best actress for her performance in Knives in Hens at Perth Theatre.

Royal Lyceum leads race for Scottish Theatre Oscars

Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum is leading the race for honours in the annual “Scottish theatre Oscars”.

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