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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. BalletLORENT: Snow White

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    balletLORENT's dark and mystical adaptation of Snow White.

    Dates

    22 Jan 2016 to 23 Jan 2016
  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    With artist Faisal Abdu'Allah.

    Dates

    12 Jun 2015
  3. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    The development of the Barnton Estate.

    Dates

    3 Nov 2015
  4. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A play by Frank McGuiness.

    Dates

    27 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
  5. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of the Singing Kettle) present their latest musical sing-along show f

    Dates

    14 Jun 2015
  6. Bailey's Stardust

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A major show featuring over 250 portraits spanning over 50 years of the British photographer's career.

    Dates

    18 Jun 2015 to 18 Oct 2015
  7. MC Escher

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Nearly 100 prints and drawings stretching across the seminal Dutch artist's career.

    Dates

    27 Jun 2015 to 27 Sep 2015
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Pictures by botanical photographers.

    Dates

    18 Mar 2015 to 31 May 2015
  9. Frank Walker

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A new, major solo exhibition of work by Antiguan outsider artist, Frank Walker.

    Dates

    28 Mar 2015 to 23 May 2015
  10. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A lecture on four women and their jewellery collections.

    Dates

    9 Oct 2015
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