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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. The Straw Chair

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Musselburgh

    Borderline perform Sue Glover's internationally renowned 18th century drama.

    Dates

    2 May 2015
  2. Vocapeople

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With hits by Madonna, Michael Jackson, Queen and even Mozart

    Dates

    16 May 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With John Leighton, Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland.

    Dates

    26 May 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A play set in a modest home on the outskirts of Kiev, where Katya and Oksana are busy preparing a funeral meal for their beloved Sasha.

    Dates

    31 Mar 2015 to 4 Apr 2015
  5. TradFest

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A feast of music, song, storytelling, dance, folk drama, literature, folk film, talks, crafts and visual arts.

    Dates

    29 Apr 2015 to 10 May 2015
  6. Roy Stemman: Talk

    Type

    Literary

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A talk about the mystery of reincarnation.

    Dates

    7 Apr 2015
  7. Broth

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A Play, A Pie and A Pint Presented by Traverse Theatre Company.

    Dates

    14 Apr 2015 to 18 Apr 2015
  8. Fat Alice

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A Play, A Pie and A Pint Presented by Traverse Theatre Company.

    Dates

    7 Apr 2015 to 11 Apr 2015
  9. Dynamo

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Get up close and personal with the acclaimed street magician from Bradford.

    Dates

    25 Nov 2015 to 29 Nov 2015
  10. Carousel

    Type

    Opera

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical.

    Dates

    2 Jun 2015 to 6 Jun 2015
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