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UK Government supports Edinburgh Festivals

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The UK Government has announced £1 million funding to Edinburgh Festivals for a new digital platform to promote UK talent and content to producers both here and abroad.The money will be used for...

Helen Crummy – born to be great

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Normally in August Edinburgh is abuzz with festivals and the fringe, every railing and every piece of street furniture is adorned with flyers for the most fabulous and brilliant act ever to be staged.There...

Festival Trams will keep you out all night

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Edinburgh Trams offer you the freedom to stay out till the sun comes up by running an all night service throughout  August.  Trams run on Fridays and Saturdays all night long from 3 to 25...

Pleasance announces some big name acts for the Fringe

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Pleasance acts won Best Newcomer and Best Show last year at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, and they are building on that foundation with some big additions to this year's programme.Reginald D Hunter returns...

Letter from Scotland

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Sport and the arts don’t often mix but this month Scotland is hosting the European Championships and the Edinburgh International Festival.  Both are now big business and I like to argue they are the...

£10m to drive festival growth in Edinburgh

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Festivals in Edinburgh will receive a £10m boost over the next five years to help find a growth programme.The Scottish Government and City of Edinburgh Council will each provide £5m for The Platforms for...

Letter from Scotland

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All good things must come to an end.  I suppose all bad things do as well but this year’s Edinburgh Festival has, I think, been a good one and will go out in a...

2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – In Pictures

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The sights. The sounds. The smells. Somehow take on a different perspective - and intensity - when you're in amongst it all. The ER were there, on the floor to bring, hopefully, some of...

Edinburgh in August – ‘The A Club’

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Ever in pursuit of rigorous journalistic integrity The Edinburgh Reporter feels duty bound to investigate the return of live music and cocktail venue, 'The A Club' at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.After a sell-out debut...

Glamping accommodation option for the Festival

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Dundas Castle has launched its August glamping options for festivalgoers and the site includes ten luxurious canvas cottages set around the loch on the beautiful estate just outside Edinburgh.The location is on the shores...

The Edinburgh Festival Theatre – Norma

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 Italian-born Cecilia Bartoli will sing the title role in a powerful, passionate production of Bellini’s searing opera masterpiece on love, betrayal and revenge. Since its unveiling at the 2013 Salzburg Whitsun Festival, the production...

2016 Edinburgh Festival Carnival Launch

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Jonelle Caraballo launches Edinburgh's 2016 Festival Carnival.Jonelle Caraballo, a finalist in the Miss Trinidad & Tobago beauty pageant UK 2016, has lived in Edinburgh for four years and has put together a band for...

Letter from Scotland

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The daffodils are still blooming, telling us that despite Easter being over, we are only at the beginning of spring. Like young lambs, the weather is skipping along, cheerful but unreliable. The same as...

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut from the UK’s leading aerial theatre company.

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Award winning and critically acclaimed aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor mix circus, physical theatre, narrative story-telling and distorted perspectives. Combining circus and visual theatre, they aim to create arresting, physical works on original pieces...

Quick eats and tasty treats at Edinburgh’s Festivals

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Festival season is well underway and it’s all rather hectic! With so many things to see and do you may find you don’t have a lot of time to think about eating so here...

Where to eat and drink in Edinburgh – Pop in to Pommery at the...

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The Signet Library just off the Royal Mile is one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful buildings and usually a well-kept secret. That is until the Pommery bar pops up in August serving champagne, afternoon teas,...

Police launch annual Edinburgh Festival operation

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Police in The Capital are launching their annual operation to keep people safe during the Edinburgh Festival.Operation Eastborough (formerly Operation Assure) will see high-visibility police patrols deployed throughout the city centre during the coming...

Val McDermid on top form at the Central Library

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'My life', says Val McDermid, 'is a testament to the power of books: they made me.' This may well be true, but Val has also made quite a few books herself.  Prodigious writer, frequent broadcaster, entertaining...

EIF now searching for a Photograph​er for 2014 festival

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Unique Festival opportunity for budding photographer as the Edinburgh International Festival Photographer 2014 competition launches.Emerging photographers are being invited to apply for the position of Festival Photographer 2o14 The Edinburgh International Festival and The...

VIDEO – Festivals Champion Councillor Steve Cardownie looking forward to the Fringe

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Councillor Steve Cardownie probably has the best job at this time of the year. He is Festivals Champion and we spoke to him about the summer Festivals and how the council supports these.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZLjjiss2tA]

Edinburgh Dungeons want your worst jokes

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FRIGHTFUL FUN GUARANTEED AS CRIMES AGAINST COMEDY LAUNCHES AT THE EDINBURGH DUNGEON   Throughout August, the Black Jester is up to his old tricks again as he takes up residency at the Edinburgh Dungeon, promising jokes...

Reel Festival Showcases the Real Iraq

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Set up to to enhance bonds of connection and harmony between Iraq and the rest of the world through culture, the Reel Iraq Festival is due to take place in Edinburgh to mark the...

Preview: Haddow Fest is on this Sunday

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Edinburgh is bracing itself for the return of the city’s annual Haddow Fest tomorrow.Over 50 artists take part in the one-day music festival, with a mixture of unsigned and established acts set to...

Five best things to see at the Edinburgh Mela Festival

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 The Mela is a festival that brings communities together offers a spectacular range of talent from all cultures. Here's what to look out for this year.DANCEThe 2012 festival is centred around dance, and is determined to showcase...

Tickets for Virgin Money Fireworks Concert available 18 July 2011

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The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert will have a second allocation of tickets available on the 18th of July at 10am. They can be purchased online, over the phone and in person at The Hub.The...

The Culture Minister looks forward to the Festivals

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by Fiona Hyslop MSP As well as being one of the elected members for the Lothians region, I am also the Minister responsible for Culture in the Scottish Government. Despite a 6.7% budget cut in...

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