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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

    Documents, paintings and artefacts highlighting the Scottish contribution to the European Enlightenment.

    Dates

    12 Dec 2014 to 31 Dec 2015
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Works responding to arcade halls, casinos and gaming paraphernalia.

    Dates

    20 Apr 2015 to 20 Jun 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Contemporary print works.

    Dates

    1 Jun 2015 to 6 Jun 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A talk about how the Botanic Cottage is being rebuilt.

    Dates

    11 Mar 2015 to 27 May 2015
  5. King Charles III

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rupert Goold directs the West End transfer of Almeida Theatre's staging of Mike Bartlett's future history play.

    Dates

    16 Nov 2015 to 21 Nov 2015
  6. Gold

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An exhibition of 60 precious items from the Royal Collection.

    Dates

    27 Mar 2015 to 26 Jul 2015
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A retelling of the fairy tale using puppetry, performed by Krazy Kat Theatre.

    Dates

    20 Jun 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The Gondoliers is Gilbert & Sullivan's sunniest and brightest light opera.

    Dates

    8 Mar 2016 to 12 Mar 2016
  9. Faisal Abdu'Allah: Squad

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Contemporary art works based on themes of nature of displacement, privilege & cultural assumptions.

    Dates

    13 Jun 2015 to 18 Jul 2015
  10. Scottish Ceilidh Dance

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Scottish ceilidh dance by Nor'loch.

    Dates

    24 Apr 2015 to 24 Jul 2015
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