The Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015: from Astrojazz to Pigs’ Trotters

  Got an old astronaut suit tucked away somewhere? Prepared to admit to it…or even wear it? Then this one’s for you….on Thursday Dr Gordon Rintoul, Director of National Museums Scotland, launched the 2015 Edinburgh International Science Festival with news of one of the many unusual events to be held at the National Museum of More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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New Festival Director announces 2015 classical music programme

Today the news that the classical music fans in the city have been waiting for – the new Festival Director unveils his choice for the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival. In truth there will be a further More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Underbelly bring circus to the Fringe

Underbelly have announced that one of the headline shows in the Udderbelly at Fringe 2015 will be a new co-commission with Circa, one of the most renowned contemporary circus companies in the world, following More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Virgin Money to continue sponsorship of Edinburgh’s fireworks

In an announcement this morning Virgin Money has confirmed that it will pay for the fireworks concert to close the Edinburgh International Festival for a further three years. The Edinburgh International Festival, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe – The big purple cow is mooooooving….

Due to building works in the Bristo Square area Underbelly is having to move its Udderbelly venue that is the big purple cow into adjacent George Square. This will change the face of the Fringe this year, but More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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Edinburgh Fringe goes to New York

      The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society held an event in New York City for artists and performing companies who might be interested in bringing their work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay hailed a ‘major success’

The organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay have been quick to advise that all of the events (which continue today) which make up the three day event have been a major success. They claim that the event has retained More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
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Torchlight Procession lights up the city centre to start Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

The three days that make up Edinburgh’s Hogmanay got off to a fiery start last night with the Torchlight Procession from the High Street to Calton Hill culminating in the first of several fireworks displays. Some More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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People’s Postcode Lottery helps the Book Festival expand

  Funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery will help the book festival reach even more people next year. The Edinburgh International Book Festival announced today that, thanks to generous support of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 8th, 2014
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MP’s Christmas card designed by local children

This weekend Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South, celebrated the success of his annual Primary School Christmas card design competition at an awards ceremony in Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll. More than 2,000 children More...