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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’. 2022 is our 75th anniversary and 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.

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    Nollaig shona dhuit

    A message from Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

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    Connecting in a changed world

    We caught up with our Festival Directors to hear about programming their events in 2021 and their thoughts on the future

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    The Uniquely Scottish Charm of Edinburgh's Festivals

    Some people often wonder whether the Festivals could just as easily take place anywhere, not realising that they are rooted in Scotland

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    Relive A Summer Of Music

    The Edinburgh International Festival and Linn Records continue their digital partnership with the release of the first of five recordings

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    Presenting the Scottish Jazz Weekend

    Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival present the Scottish Jazz Weekend, with the cream of Scottish jazz performing live and online

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    After School Science

    A new digital programme of short videos perfect for primary school aged children that explore fun science questions

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    Citizen Winter Warmer

    Book Festival announce events taking place live and in-person during November as part of Book Week Scotland

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    Edinburgh's Hogmanay Is Back For 2021

    Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is back to celebrate the end of 2021 and the new year with an unforgettable experience for Edinburgh and beyond

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    Tattoo Promises Performance in a New Light

    The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has unveiled a bold and exciting new brand proposition as it prepares to return bigger and better

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    Taking Action On Climate Change

    A new publication outlines how the festivals are accelerating their own response to climate change

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    The 2021 Storytelling Festival In Ten Steps

    The 2021 Scottish International Storytelling Festival promises an eclectic mix of online events and small-scale face-to-face events

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    Festivals As Laboratories

    The Festivals are at the centre of the city's data ambitions and are currently involved with ground-breaking cultural data projects

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