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Edinburgh International Festival launches 2014 programme

Mar 18

Discover the artists, companies and work from around the world coming to Edinburgh this August. 

A Royal Treat for the International Festival: The James Plays

Jan 21

Edinburgh International Festival Announces an ambitious play cycle exploring the lives of three of Scotland's Stewart Kings...

International Festival Flies High

Sep 02

The Edinburgh International Festival for 2013 has come to a dramatic close with the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert... 

Save the Last Dance

Aug 26

It's the last week of the Edinburgh International Festival, full of incredible performances...

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