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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

    An interactive comedy drama inspired by the TV programme.

    Dates

    6 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Frisky and Mannish are back with a brand new hour.

    Dates

    22 Dec 2014 to 23 Dec 2014
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A comedy of errors set in a doll-maker's workshop.

    Dates

    10 Feb 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Exhibition focusing on films made of and by children in Scotland over the last 80 years.

    Dates

    24 Nov 2014 to 17 May 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Curator Martin Clayton talks about the artist's painting.

    Dates

    14 Jan 2015
  6. Carousel

    Type

    Opera

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical.

    Dates

    2 Jun 2015 to 6 Jun 2015
  7. The Producers

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Jason Manford stars as Leo Bloom, with Louie Spence as Carmen Ghia, in the national tour of Mel Brooks' musical comedy.

    Dates

    23 Mar 2015 to 28 Mar 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A show about a family of stick people.

    Dates

    22 Nov 2014 to 4 Jan 2015
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A closer examination of photographers working in South Africa today.

    Dates

    17 Feb 2015
  10. White

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Catherine Wheels present a fun and playful show.

    Dates

    17 Dec 2014 to 24 Dec 2014
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