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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

    Poetry, spoken word and comedy from Paula Varjack and Dan Simpson.

    Dates

    19 Dec 2014
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A performance of Gluck's Orfeo Ed Euridice.

    Dates

    3 Mar 2015 to 7 Mar 2015
  3. Talking Trees

    Type

    Literary

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Let the RBGE's volunteer storytellers grow your imaginations with tall tales from around the world.

    Dates

    15 Feb 2015
  4. Birdsong

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Critically acclaimed stage show based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks.

    Dates

    21 Apr 2015 to 25 Apr 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A spoken word and song cabaret celebration of the apology.

    Dates

    23 Jan 2015
  6. Oklahoma!

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rodgers & Hammerstein's original feel-good musical set in America's pioneering days.

    Dates

    21 Apr 2015 to 25 Apr 2015
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Cate Haste talks about her illustrated study of the life and work of the Scottish artist.

    Dates

    3 Feb 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Delibes's romance about a doll that comes to life.

    Dates

    4 Feb 2015 to 7 Feb 2015
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With Dr Patricia Andrew, freelance art historian.

    Dates

    30 Jan 2015
  10. Hogmanay Ceilidh

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With the Willie Fraser Ceilidh Band and caller Ken Gourlay.

    Dates

    31 Dec 2014
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