Festival Ripples in September

Although our August Festivals have now come to an end, there remain some ripples of their programmes throughout September and beyond - in both the real and the digital world.

Edinburgh Art Festival

Art - Stills credit Alan Dimmick

A number of the exhibitions at partner galleries run across September, with some even extending into October, including three highlights of the summer:

  • Barbara Hepworth: Art and Life [Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art] - this major retrospective spans the career of one of Britain’s most celebrated 20th Century sculptors and displays some of Hepworth’s most celebrated sculptures including the modern abstract carvings that launched her career.
  • Tracey Emin: I Lay Here For You [Jupiter Artland] - Tracey Emin’s first Scottish show since 2008, I Lay Here For You offers an intimate encounter with love, loss, grief and longing set against the domestic architecture and informal woodland of Jupiter Artland.
  • Ishiuchi Miyako [Stills Photography Gallery] - the first display in Scotland of work by the influential Japanese photographer, Ishiuchi Miyako. It draws upon three of her most celebrated bodies of work from the last 25 years

Edinburgh International Festival

EIF - Dreamachine

Part of the Edinburgh International Festival, Dreamachine is an immersive experience like no other and runs until 25 September at Murrayfield Ice Rink. This powerful new kind of collective experience will come from within, conjured entirely by light and music. The colourful world of the Dreamachine will unfold behind your closed eyes – created by your own brain and completely unique to you. Dreamachine has been created by a team of leading minds in architecture, technology, music, neuroscience, and philosophy, including Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble and Grammy and Mercury nominated composer Jon Hopkins. You can book tickets for Dreamachine HERE

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Film - After Yang

The home of the Festival, Filmhouse on Lothian Road, will play host to further screenings of a number of the films premiered during August, including three memorable highlights:

  • After Yang: shown as the closing gala film of the Festival, Kogonada’s exquisite and playful film stars Colin Farrell and Jodi Turner Smith and won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year
  • The Territory: cinematographer turned director Alex Pritz partnered with the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people of Brazil to craft a three-year-long chronicle of the fight to protect their land against government-backed farmers.
  • HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song: This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands to give a definitive exploration of singersongwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.”

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Book - Digital

Whilst this year’s Festival may be over, you can relive the magic by watching a wealth of events online. Many are available to watch until the end of September and some for longer. You'll find the video expiration date on the individual event listing – if there is no date listed, the video will be available to watch until the end of the year.

Catch up with the likes of Noam Chomsky, Philippe Sands, Diana Gabaldon, Alan Cumming, Douglas Stuart, Ottessa Moshfegh, Maria Ressa, Armando Iannucci, Anthony Beevor, Torrey Peters, Val McDermid, Janey Godley, Jessie Burton and many, many more…See the list of events you can watch on catch-up

And look out for a very special event with the Nobel Prize-winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk. He comes to Edinburgh to talk about his new book on Friday 23 September. You can book tickets (and a copy of the book if you’d like one) for that event now on the website. More information and book tickets for Orhan Pamuk.

Edinburgh International Festival

EIF - At Home

In partnership with abrdn, the At Home series showcases world-class performers from this year’s programme of classical music, dance, theatre and opera at home for free - and will be released in November. Audiences will experience bespoke performances from Edinburgh Makar Hannah Lavery, Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, British pianist and conductor Wayne Marshall, Australian didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton, and Scottish Ballet performing a new commission choreographed by Nicholas Shoesmith.

In addition three concerts were captured in full at broadcast quality, including the sold-out Brandenburg Concertos, the performance of Handel's Saul, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra playing Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius under the baton of Sir Andrew Davies. And there’s also a series of exclusive music sessions captured backstage throughout the Festival.

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