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  Edinburgh Festival Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
"The Edinburgh Festival" is the name usually applied to the collection of festivals taking place in the city from the end of July to the end of August each year, a period during which Edinburgh becomes home to the world's biggest arts festival and more than doubles its normal population.
This is traditionally followed by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe ("The Fringe") from early August to the end of the month.
Visitors to Edinburgh should also remember that there are a number of other festivals in the city at other times of the year.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/festival/index.html   (646 words)

  
  Edinburgh International Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first International Festival (and the first Festival Fringe, although it wasn't known as such until later) took place in 1947, in the wake of the Second World War, with an optimistic remit to 'provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit' and enrich the cultural life of Scotland, Britain and Europe.
The founders of the Festival included Rudolf Bing, (then the General Manager of Glyndebourne Opera Festival), Henry Harvey Wood the Head of the British Council in Scotland, and a group of civic leaders from the City of Edinburgh.
In 1999, the International Festival moved to a permanent home in The Hub, formerly 'The Highland Tolbooth' - an architecturally remarkable building a couple of minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle, originally built as an assembly house for the Church of Scotland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh_International_Festival   (507 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is no one Edinburgh Festival but those using the term are usually referring to the collection of various festivals in August and early September of each year in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh International Festival - The original and "official" festival consisting of classical and contemporary Theatre, Opera, Music and Dance.
Edinburgh Fringe - Started life as a small scale "fringe" event to the EIF, but is now the largest of all the festivals and indeed the largest arts festival in the world
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh_Festival   (163 words)

  
 Edinburgh City, The capital of Scotland
Edinburgh is well known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, the largest performing arts festival in the world, and for the Hogmanay street party.
Edinburgh is the country's most popular tourist destination in terms of visitor numbers, and the second most popular in the UK after London, with numbers growing substantially each year, particularly in the budget travel and backpacking sector, assisted by the growth of Edinburgh Airport and direct raillinks to the rest of the country.
The first International Festival (and the first Festival Fringe, although it wasn't known as such until later) took place in 1947, in the wake of the Second World War, with an optimistic remit to 'provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit' and enrich the cultural life of Scotland, Britain and Europe.
edinburghcity.world-guide.info   (4189 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Edinburgh International Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
THREE new taxes should be considered to boost Edinburgh's cultural spending by 50 per cent and ensure its festivals continue to be the best in the world, according to a major report.
GRASSMARKET residents and traders are petitioning the council to return the Festival Cavalcade to...
TICKETS for this year's Edinburgh International Festival are due to go on sale this weekend.
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=1104   (473 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Festival - Classical Music, Opera, Theatre and Dance > About the Festival
The Edinburgh International Festival presents a rich programme of classical music, theatre, opera and dance in six major theatres and concert halls and a number of smaller venues, over a three-week period in late summer each year.
In addition to mounting the annual three week programme of events, the Festival has a year-round programme of education and outreach work, aimed at all ages from primary school pupils to adults.
The key venues used are the Usher Hall (capacity 2,300), the Festival Theatre (1,800), The Edinburgh Playhouse (2,900), the King’s Theatre (1,300), the Royal Lyceum Theatre (650), The Queen’s Hall (920) and The Hub (420).
www.eif.co.uk /G8_About_the_Festival.php   (439 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festivals, Weekend Breaks
Edinburgh is internationally recognized as an artistic and cultural ‘hotspot’ for world-class entertainment and performing arts, celebrated in vain through the city’s high-octane repertoire of festivals programmed throughout the year.
The prestigious International Festival has been an inspirational factor in the development of the Fringe Festival and subsequently, The Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Jazz Festival and International Book Festival which are collectively and generically known as the ‘Edinburgh Festival’, held from late July through to early September.
Complimenting the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe, The Edinburgh Tattoo is a must-see performance during your festival itinerary and certainly merits its status as one of the world’s most spectacular showcases, entertaining an audience of over 200,000 beneath the glowing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle at nightfall.
www.glasgow-guesthouse.net /scottish_breaks/edinburgh/festivals.htm   (532 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Book Festival
The Edinburgh International Book Festival continues to grow in size and scope, and is one of the largest literary festivals of its kind.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is also home to its own independent bookselling operation and all proceeds from sales are invested back into the event run by a not-for-profit charity organisation which generates eighty per cent of its own funds annually.
Along with its world renowned counterparts, namely the International, the Jazz, the Fringe and the Film Festivals, the Edinburgh International Book Festival is now widely recognised as an integral part of the world's largest and finest arts events and will continue to draw in bigger names from the literature arena in years to come.
www.gnws.co.uk /edinburgh/festival/book.htm   (486 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe Festivals
Edinburgh's Hogmanay draws people from all over the world, and there are festivals of science, of puppetry and for children.
In 1945 post-war Europe, former Festival cities such as Salzburg and Munich were suffering from shell-shock, so Edinburgh's civic head at the time thought the concept of a prestigious summer festival was a winner when suggested to him.
The Festival would not only be a good Europe-wide PR exercise, but would also act as appointed remark to Glasgow, which was still considered the second city of the Empire.
www.townhousecompany.com /see_and_do_in_edinburgh/festivals.html   (248 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Festival
The festival, scheduled for August 14 through September 4 in 2005, includes a huge range of high-quality events, exhibitions, and performances.
* International Festival - The main festival was established “to provide the world with a center where, year after year, all that is best in music, drama and the visual arts can be seen and heard.” It features slick performances of fairly mainstream music, dance and drama.
It is staged on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Festivals/Archives/Edinburgh.htm   (1148 words)

  
 Aspects of Change: The 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival
The joy of a festival like Edinburgh is the huge diversity of work presented and that one is actively encouraged to look at cinema within its own context, its own world.
Edinburgh is best known in the summer months for its Fringe Festival, a mammoth festival of comedy, music and theatre that fills any venue worth the name.
It is pleasing to see the acknowledgement of these activities in the Film Festival with the new film by theatre legend Robert Lepage and a one man show by Malcolm McDowell as part of the Lindsey Anderson tribute.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/festivals/04/33/edinburgh2004.html   (3948 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Book Festival Schools, author and arts events developed especially for schools, karen mountney
The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland's capital city.
In 2001 Catherine Lockerbie, the Book Festival's fifth director, took the Festival to a new level by developing a high profile debates and discussions series that is now one of the festival's hallmarks.
Together with its counterparts, the International, the Jazz, the Fringe and the Film Festivals, the Edinburgh International Book Festival forms what is now widely regarded as the biggest and best arts festival in the world.
www.edbookfest.co.uk /about/index.html   (360 words)

  
 M G E I T F   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Edinburgh International Television Festival is the essential annual event for everyone working in television.
Founded in 1976 and now in its 31st successful year the Festival is held annually over the August bank holiday weekend (25-27 August 2006) at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
The Festival is attended by over 1,900 delegates UK and international delegates representing the full spectrum of the industry including controllers, commissioners, producers, directors, marketers, new media companies, distributors and press.
www.mgeitf.co.uk /MGEITF/about/about.asp   (200 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festivals - About the Festivals
Each year the Edinburgh International Festival stages one of the greatest celebrations of the arts, attracting audiences from around the world to the city's thrilling atmosphere.
The festivities offer a unique opportunity to experience the excitement of live performance by internationally renowned artists as well as the joy of discovering new and unfamiliar works.
The Edinburgh International Festival pulled off a final coup in 2006 as the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert took place under almost perfect climatic conditions on the night of Sunday 3 September.
www.edinburgh-festivals.com /festivals.cfm?id=International   (1592 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Festival
The philosophy behind Connecting to Music is based on inspiring children to want to learn about their responses to music and themselves with the aim of empowering children in the learning process and to show them their educational potential for the future.
Both Bank of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival are dedicated to increasing access to the Arts and this innovative education project targets wider audiences, enabling many children to gain a greater understanding and enjoyment of the Arts.
The grand finale to the EIF is of course the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert, performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
www.hbosplc.com /community/edintfestival.asp   (427 words)

  
 Scottish Arts Council - Edinburgh International Festival 2005
Olivier Py directs an EIF production of Benjamin Britten’s 'Curlew River', which is based on a piece of Noh Theatre he saw on a visit to Tokyo in 1956.
Scottish Ballet dances Balanchine - this year sees the return of Scottish Ballet to Edinburgh International Festival after 20 years.  The company will be performing three superb ballets by George Balanchine - Apollo, Episodes and Rubies, each set to a brilliant score performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Kwamé Ryan.
Jonathan Nott conducts a five concert residency in the Usher Hall in the final week of the Festival with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, whose Festival debut in 2003 was highly acclaimed.
www.scottisharts.org.uk /1/artsinscotland/festivals/summerfestivals2005/edinburghfestivals/internationalfestival05.aspx   (888 words)

  
 Scotland - Events - Edinburgh International Art Festival
Eif.Co.Uk Perhaps the world's most comprehensive arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh International Festival turns the city of Edinburgh into a mecca for lovers of opera, classical music, jazz, theatre, jazz, comedy, film and books.
Accommodation is particularly difficult to secure during the weeks of the festival and it pays to book well in advance for both the events and hotels.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival is now considered on par with Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals.
www.scotlandby.com /events/edinburgh_festival.htm   (192 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Film Festival - Past, Present and Future
Edinburgh is the world's longest continually running film festival and, since 1947, movie buffs from throughout Britain have made the trek to Edinburgh to enjoy a mouthwatering array of films and brush shoulders with the stars.
In the 70s and 80s, the Festival consolidated its reputation as a pioneering force for UK audiences, screening films from the New German Cinema, the new wave of American Independents, homages to the masters of Japanese Cinema, pioneering studies of fl and feminist filmmakers.
Festival audiences were able to witness masterpieces from across the whole spectrum of film culture - from ET to Abel Gance's silent classic Napoleon - complete with a full orchestral score.
www.ukhotmovies.com /film-festivals/edinburgh-film-festival/information.html   (812 words)

  
 The Festival - Edinburgh International Science Festival Diary 2002
The Edinburgh International Science Festival is the world's largest celebration of science and technology.
It was the first public science festival in the world and is one of several great festivals hosted by the city of Edinburgh - such as the infamous International Arts Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, Hogmanay, the Book Festival and the Jazz & Blues Festival.
In 2002 the International Science Festival runs from April 5 to April 16.
www.abc.net.au /science/edinburgh/festival.htm   (236 words)

  
 Edinburgh-Royal Mile- Edinburgh Festivals- 2007   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Edinburgh International Festival began in 1947 and is one of the greatest celebrations of the arts, attracting audiences from around the world to the city's thrilling atmosphere.
DATES TO BE A new, groundbreaking addition to the festival calendar began in 2005, the award-winning Festival of Politics brings together the worlds of politics, media and the arts by inviting the public into the new Scottish Parliament building.
The end of the International Festival is celebrated every year by a spectacular firework display from The Castle accompanied by the music of The Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
www.edinburgh-royalmile.com /festivals.html   (665 words)

  
 Edinburgh Festival 2007 - Edinburgh International Festival 2007, Edinburgh Film Festival, Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz ...
One of the most popular events of the entire Edinburgh festival period is the annual parade featuring many of the Edinburgh festival performers along Princes Street and through the centre of the city and this year Edinburgh Festival's Cavalcade is on Sunday 10th August, 2007.
Edinburgh Festival Art Gallery show at Edinburgh MERZ Art Gallery features the outrageous fashion of Joey D. MERZ Gallery show this year follows a trend of MERZ Art Gallery to find art exhibitions that are totally different from the normal Festival fayre that is usually on offer in Edinburgh Art Galleries.
The 61st Edinburgh International Film Festival takes place from Wednesday 15 August to Sunday 26th August 2007 is world class, and The Edinburgh International Film Festival presents a dynamic and internationally acclaimed Film Festival in Edinburgh, that is a key event on the international Film Industry calendar.
www.edinburghcastle.biz /edinburgh_festivals.html   (2229 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Festival Dance Magazine - Find Articles
There was something for everyone at the Edinburgh Festival 2004, front tributes to past masters to the recent work of two of Europe's most celebrated young dancer-choreographers.
It was festival honcho Brian McMaster who suggested Mahler as the hook upon which to hang Rambert Dance Company's first festival appearance in 21 years.
The festival's biggest dance risk was his and Pieter C. Scholten's new staging of Orfeo ed Euridice with Britain's Opera North.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1083/is_12_78/ai_n7577394   (797 words)

  
 Scottish Folk News: Edinburgh International Harp Festival
The Edinburgh International Harp Festival combines a unique blend of harp courses for all ages and stages; a diverse range of workshops; a large Harp Maker's Exhibition; and a concert series showcasing artists from around the world.
For the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2005, she will debut new material from her forthcoming CD, her ninth to date, as well as reworking some old favourites.
Chris Stout is in a class of his own – a phenomenon on the fiddle - but also acknowledges that it is the supportive and collaborative playing of his fellow band members that brings out the best in their music.
www.footstompin.com /articles/festivals/april/obj12623   (3836 words)

  
 Edinburgh International Arts Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Edinburgh, the captical city of Scotland, has conducted the international Arts festival since 1946.
Over the past 51 years, a million visitors have come to Edinburgh to celebrate the festival with the locals.
The President of NYJPW, Cheng-Hua Wang, plans to contact Edinburgh International Festival Committee to proceed with the application for Chinese Opera Presentation.
www.nyjpw.org /nyj0827a.htm   (117 words)

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