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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 ballet celebrating 20 years of democracy in South Africa.

    Dates

    14 Jul 2015 to 15 Jul 2015
  2. Rebecca

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rebecca is timeless; the book beloved by generations and the iconic Alfred Hitchcock Oscar winning film a classic. Rebecca arrives on the stage at Richmond Theatre from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 March, led by award-winning director Emma Rice.

    Dates

    19 Oct 2015 to 24 Oct 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A beautiful new staging of a much-loved ballet.

    Dates

    27 Oct 2015 to 31 Oct 2015
  4. ACTINIC

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    One month of impure adulterated photographic related art!

    Dates

    26 Jun 2015 to 26 Jul 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    We are delighted to announce the return of David Cass to The Scottish Gallery who has recently completed an 18 month research trip in Spain, Italy and France.

    Dates

    3 Jul 2015 to 1 Aug 2015
  6. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Folk Music and Dancing Performance from 4 European countries of Scotland, France, Germany and Italy.

    Dates

    24 Jul 2015
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A collaboration between artist Stella Phipps and anthropologist Adom Philogene Heron.

    Dates

    10 Jun 2015 to 30 Jun 2015
  8. BalletLORENT: Snow White

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    balletLORENT's dark and mystical adaptation of Snow White.

    Dates

    22 Jan 2016 to 23 Jan 2016
  9. Wizard Of Oz: Southern Light

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Southern Light, the company that packed out the King's with Oliver!, invites you to Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Land of Oz where Dorothy and her little dog Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion head on an unforgettable adventure.

    Dates

    23 Feb 2016 to 27 Feb 2016
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With Emma Stuart and Lizzie Keay.

    Dates

    21 Jul 2015
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