Edinburgh International Festival

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. Image by 59 Productions
 
 

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 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 for the Ross Bandstand and Princes Street Gardens will […]

 
 

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

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  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
 
 

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Where You’re Meant To Be

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  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

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  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

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  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
 
 

Edinburgh International Festival: Shake

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By Danielle Farrow French company Eat a Crocodile’s production of ‘Shake’ is a pop-riff on Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, faithful to the original’s main stories, while cutting characters and shifting scenes. Shakespeare’s language is translated for the supertitles in occasionally strange, but often fresh ways, and is still very recognisable where it is in use. The […]

Shake. Photo by Mario Del Curto
 
 

Edinburgh International Festival: Deep Time

Over 25,000 people were treated to a spectacular show this evening as Deep Time played out upon the south western flank of Edinburgh Castle rock this evening. Here is a selection of photographs by Dave Stewart of Studio 2 Photography. Enjoy!   And by Michael Bryant.   And by Callum Ollason, Shot Happens   And the […]

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