Edinburgh International Festival

The 2018 Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks

  Photos of the 2018 fireworks are by Dave Stewart of Studio 2 Photography and Callum Ollason of Shot Happens.   2018 Fireworks ‘waterfall’ on Edinburgh Castle from Edinburgh Spotlight on Vimeo.   The 2018 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert took place on Monday 27th August 2018. Behind the scenes with Pyrovision We were lucky enough to […]

Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks 2018 by Dave Stewart

PHOTOS: Edinburgh International Festival, Five Telegrams

Our photographers captured this incredible event from all angles last night. All photos are watermarked and copyright of Studio 2 Photography, Shot Happens Photography and Michael Bryant Photography. The Edinburgh International Festival 2018 opened tonight with the Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams. 15,000 free tickets to the epic outdoor digital and live performance were snapped up […]

Five Telegrams, EIF 2018

Edinburgh International Festival Event: Bloom

The Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom will take place on Friday 4th August and Saturday 5th August from 10pm until midnight around St Andrew Square. It is once again being created by 59 Productions who were behind the magnificent Harmonium in 2015 and Deep Time in 2016. The Edinburgh International Festival was established in 1947 […]

Bloom visualisation

FESTIVAL EVENT – The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, Monday 28th August 2017

The 2017 Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert will take place on Monday 28th August at 9pm in Princes Street Gardens (fireworks being at 9.30pm). In a celebration of dance, the concert sets stirring and delightful music with an outstanding and sparkling visual extravaganza. The breathtaking fireworks display is specially choreographed by international fireworks artists Pyrovision. Tickets are available […]


PHOTOS – Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert 2016

  Tonight the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016 drew to a stunning close with the sky filled with giant walls of silver and golden crackle effect fireworks bursting 225 metres above Edinburgh Castle to the closing bars of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. Around 250,000 spectators watched the event across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, with visitors […]

By Dave Stewart / Studio 2 Photography

Edinburgh International Festival: Measure for Measure


  By Danielle Farrow An ensemble moves through the space, creating hotspots – directing focus by all staring at the same point – and creating an atmosphere of togetherness that turns into pressure directed at one man; dozens of hanging lamps light a stage bare save for 5 huge red boxes which turn finally to […]

Alexander Arsentyev and Anna Khalilulina in Cheek by Jowl / Pushkin Theatre's production of Measure for Measure. Photo: © Johan Persson



  By Isabella Fraser Director Paul Fegan has produced a beautifully shot and heartwarming documentary featuring Aidan Moffat, former front man of Arab Strap, about Moffat’s journey around Scotland, re-creating modern versions of traditional folk songs. The documentary also features the late Sheila Stewart, well known for her ballad singing and traveller background, and looks […]

Edinburgh International Festival: Anything That Gives Off Light


  By Isabella Fraser A journey along the shared history of Scottish and American emigration stories and identities, death and what we leave behind, it is told through storytelling, songs, music and dialogue. This is an interesting attempt at creating an imaginative explanation for what it feels to be – or to have a feeling […]

Edinburgh International Festival: Wind Resistance


  By Isabella Fraser Beginning with a journey through a corridor, stones crunching under our feet, the sound of birds a soothing backing track, we sit and and gaze at the myriad of equipment and paraphernalia lying around on the stage. A large backdrop of plants and their roots frame the space. The audience surrounds […]

Edinburgh International Festival: The Glass Menagerie


  By Danielle Farrow Beautifully rendered deep jewel colours – literal and metaphoric – glow within this amber-encased gem, but the American Repertory Theater’s revived production of Tennesee Williams’ classic, 1937-set ‘The Glass Menagerie’ – directed with both sensitivity and aplomb by John Tiffany – is definitely no fossil. A ‘memory play’, the narrator character […]

The Glass Menagerie