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  • Models and designer on the catwalk during the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival
    Catwalk Show
  • The Lennoxlove Book Festival. Pictured here, Mary Contini of Valvona and Crolla speaking in the Great Hall
    The Lennoxlove Book Festival
  • Highland dancers performing in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Highland Dancers
  • The Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
    The Playhouse Theatre
  • The E4 Udderbelly, a Festival Fringe venue in Bristo Square
    The E4 Udderbelly, Bristo Square

Take part in great arts and culture events in Edinburgh & The Lothians, a region which is home to the world’s festival capital, Edinburgh.

The city and surrounding Lothians boasts an unparalleled calendar of events and festivals which peaks in the summer months with thousands of comedy shows, theatre, music, art, literature and more.

Edinburgh is the 'world’s festival city' and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, and one of several festivals which takes place in Scotland’s capital each August. In 2011, the Fringe featured 41,689 performances of 2,542 shows across 258 spectacular and varied venues.

Tradfest is a new festival which will showcases the best of art, dance and storytelling with workshops, concerts and gigs for the whole family to enjoy.

Discover the fantastic Leith Festival and celebrate the heritage, culture, diversity and people of the charming district of Leith. The Leith Festival started in 2002 and is a traditional community arts festival that takes place every year in June and provides a varied programme of arts, tours, music and food.

The world renowned Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), established in 1947, brings a touch of Hollywood glamour to Edinburgh’s famous cobbled streets. If you’re looking to discover the very best in international cinema, look no further. This magnificent festival seeks to highlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent and notable premieres in recent years have included The Hurt Locker, Ratatouille, Little Miss Sunshine, Billy Elliot and the Oscar-winning Disney•Pixar's Brave.

Every August, for just over two weeks, the world’s largest celebration of the written word takes over Charlotte Square. The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a fortnight of fantastic events with writers from around the world.

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival provides an array of story-telling performances, talks, workshops and discussions throughout Edinburgh.

If art is your passion, the Edinburgh Art Festival, Scotland’s largest visual arts festival is simply unmissable as it is home to a wide array of visual arts, exhibitions and events held throughout the city.

Use the information listings to find a whole range of arts and culture events in Edinburgh & The Lothians.

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  1. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A children's adventure story set in the deep ocean.

    Dates

    4 Apr 2015 to 5 Apr 2015
  2. Come To The Gallery With Katie

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An exhibition of work by illustrator James Mayhew.

    Dates

    1 Dec 2014 to 1 Mar 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With Aisling Bea, Ray Bradshaw, Chris Forbes and Joe Hart.

    Dates

    4 Apr 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel.

    Dates

    27 Apr 2015 to 9 May 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A variety of one-act plays.

    Dates

    2 Apr 2015 to 4 Apr 2015
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Famous comic operetta.

    Dates

    24 Mar 2015 to 28 Mar 2015
  7. David Lemm: Debris And Phenomena

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The first solo exhibition by David Lemm

    Dates

    16 Jan 2015 to 7 Mar 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    We are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems.

    Dates

    11 Feb 2015
  9. Shrek The Musical

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Musical comedy about an odious green ogre who falls head over heels in love with a princess.

    Dates

    20 Oct 2015 to 8 Nov 2015
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Three day film festival packed with inspiration and entertainment.

    Dates

    6 Feb 2015 to 8 Feb 2015
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