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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. 20th Century Boy

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan.

    Dates

    22 Sep 2014 to 27 Sep 2014
  2. Diana Hope: Open Book

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Drawings by the local artist.

    Dates

    28 Apr 2014 to 12 May 2014
  3. Roy Chubby Brown

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Bathgate

    Controversial stand-up.

    Dates

    13 Jun 2014
  4. Barnum

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, billed as America's greatest showman.

    Dates

    28 Oct 2014 to 1 Nov 2014
  5. Elizabeth Jane Campbell

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Enamelled ceramics exploring elements of visual literacy.

    Dates

    8 Apr 2014 to 30 Apr 2014
  6. Ken's Ceilidh

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Traditional Scottish entertainment with caller Ken Gourlay.

    Dates

    10 May 2014
  7. Pilrig Park: Going For Gold

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An uplifting and moving show which explores young peoples' motivation to be the best that they can be.

    Dates

    13 Jun 2014
  8. Heart

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Set in Tehran over four days in August 1953, the play excavates obsession, madness and betrayal.

    Dates

    29 May 2014 to 30 May 2014
  9. Gradings

    North Berwick

    Promenade theatre show and guided walk.

    Dates

    1 Jun 2014
  10. Tea Time Tricks With Gary James

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An interactive magic show with Gary and his partner Stone The Crow.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2014
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