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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. Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An opportunity to enjoy a family Ceilidh.

    Dates

    31 Dec 2014
  2. Gradings

    Bathgate

    Musical comedy about the clash between two tribute acts.

    Dates

    14 Feb 2015
  3. Rat Pack: Vegas Spectacular

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Cover band performing classic songs.

    Dates

    31 Jan 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    True stories and traditional romantic tales.

    Dates

    12 Feb 2015
  5. Game Masters

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An exhibition of works by more than 30 leading videogame designers.

    Dates

    5 Dec 2014 to 20 Apr 2015
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The pub philosopher hosts an evening of comedy, variety and music.

    Dates

    29 Dec 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings for Royal Collection Trust.

    Dates

    14 Jan 2015
  8. Birdsong

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An adaptation of the popular Sebastian Faulks novel, set during the First World War.

    Dates

    21 Apr 2015 to 25 Apr 2015
  9. 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
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Andrew Paterson gives an introduction to the erudite, but passionate, world of Poussin's art.

    Dates

    13 Feb 2015
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