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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 combination of physical theatre and comedy exploring 21st century obsessions and anxieties.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2014 to 23 Aug 2014
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A contemporary performance piece about the Hindu god who travels to Nazi Germany.

    Dates

    9 Aug 2014 to 12 Aug 2014
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The story of Matt, a successful photographer who goes for a run to clear his head and discovers a gruesome discovery that changes everything.

    Dates

    31 Jul 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Mawaan Rizwan and Seda Yildiz bring you 30 minutes each of stand-up and storytelling.

    Dates

    4 Aug 2014 to 22 Aug 2014
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    New works by ceramic artist Carol Sinclair look at the importance of memory.

    Dates

    2 Aug 2014 to 11 Sep 2014
  6. Cloud Man (Ages 4-7)

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Follow the clues to the very top of Cloud Mountain where the views are always surprising.

    Dates

    17 Dec 2014
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Modern dance piece set in a legendary underworld.

    Dates

    30 Jul 2014 to 23 Aug 2014
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Shakespeare's famous drama is transported to the swinging 1960s.

    Dates

    31 Jul 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
  9. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Cultural observations and banter.

    Dates

    2 Aug 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Musical comedy and stand-up

    Dates

    31 Jul 2014 to 24 Aug 2014
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