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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. Write By The Shore

    Type

    Literary

    Gradings

    Prestonpans

    Cockenzie & Port Seton's first Book Festival.

    Dates

    1 Nov 2014 to 2 Nov 2014
  2. 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
  3. Dick Whittington

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A Traditional Fun-Filled Pantomime Purr-Fect For The Whole Family.

    Dates

    20 Dec 2014
  4. Jinglebell Jones: Elf Squad

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Seasonal mystery story.

    Dates

    13 Dec 2014 to 14 Dec 2014
  5. Gradings

    Musselburgh

    A seasonal show with superb audience participation.

    Dates

    22 Dec 2014 to 24 Dec 2014
  6. Living Links Talk

    Type

    Literary

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Discover more about your ancestors.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
  7. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    Storyteller Calum Lykan.

    Dates

    31 Oct 2014
  8. Gradings

    Edinburgh

    An exhibition examining Scotland's role in the First World War.

    Dates

    27 Jun 2014 to 11 Nov 2014
  9. Seven Dwarves

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    If only I had a child as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood.

    Dates

    12 Nov 2014
  10. Jeeves & Wooster

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Edinburgh

    A delightful evening of theatrical absurdity featuring P.G Wodehouse's iconic double act.

    Dates

    11 May 2015 to 16 May 2015
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