Formed in the shadow of a worldwide cataclysm, our first festivals sought to use culture as a healing balm to bring peoples and nations together in celebration of our common humanity and help ‘the flowering of the human spirit’. Below you'll find all the latest news from across our festivals, plus articles and features to help you get more out of our world leading festival city.
A Look Back At August 2021
Here we take a look back at the planning, highlights and results of our festival programmes in August 2021
August 2021: Ten Moments From Week 4
At the end of the fourth and final week of our August festivals season, we pick a further ten highlights from across our festivals family
August 2021: Ten Moments From Week 3
The return to live festival events in Edinburgh continued this week and we've picked ten moments from across our festivals family
If you had the opportunity to tell the real story, fill an empty plinth, set the story straight, who would be sculpted and why?
A Fistful of Festivals
With the launch of the Film festival, all 5 of our 2021 August Festivals are now live - and so we've pulled together this quick overview
August 2021: Ten Moments From Week 2
The return to live festival events in Edinburgh continued this week, and we've picked ten moments from across our festivals
Trailing the Film Festival
Its not long now until our Film Festival opens and we've picked out the trailers of ten films that we're really looking forward to.
Its nearly Book Festival time
With a stellar line-up of over 300 writers, artists and thinkers from around the globe, we take a look at some of the 2021 highlights
August 2021: Ten Moments From Week 1
An amazing return to live festival events in Edinburgh, after a break of c16 months, had so many highlights and we've picked ten
A Walk Through EIF's Outdoor Pavilions
The 2021 Edinburgh International Festival is using temporary outdoor pavilions in three iconic, easily accessible spaces throughout the city
Spread Around The City
The 2021 August season will see the festivals staging shows and exhibitions in a range of locations outside the main Old and New Town sites
World-renowned street events returning to Fringe 2021
High Street set to host Covid-secure programme of street performance throughout August.