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Derelict Leith theatre to open up for Edinburgh Festival

A THEATRE which has stood empty for nearly three decades is to receive a new lease of life thanks to the imminent arrival of a multi-arts festival.

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Adam, the story of an Egypt-born "boy trapped in a girl's body," will be part of the Made in Scotland showcase at the Fringe.

Line-up revealed for Scottish showcase at Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows inspired by the African-American civil rights struggle, the brutal regime of Ugandan president Idi Amin and a soldier’s love letters written from the front line during the Second World War will be part of the official showcase of Scottish work at this year’s event.

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Amy Macdonald will be among the artists appearing at the Freemasons Hall on George Street during this year's Fringe.

Amy Macdonald, Judy Murray and David Mach lined up for Fringe venue

They are set to be unlikely bedfellows - even by the typical standards of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Rosie Kay Dance Company's show 5 Soldiers: The Body will be one of five productions at the Army's new Fringe venue.

Army reveals line-up of shows for first ever Fringe venue

The Army’s first ever Fringe venue will feature hard-hitting shows tackling post-traumatic stress, domestic violence, race and gender.
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A promotional image for the Bloom show on 4 August. Picture: 59 Productions

St Andrew Square in festival Bloom despite Fringe ban

The Edinburgh International Festival is set to hold its 70th anniversary opening event in the historic city square from which Fringe shows have been banned this summer.

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Thousands turned out for last night's Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill. Copyright Mark S I Taylor for Beltane Fire Society. All Rights Reserved.

Edinburgh’s Calton Hill ablaze for 30th Beltane Festival

Fired up to bid farewell to winter and welcome summer were thousands of revellers gathered on Calton Hill to celebrate the Beltane Fire Festival last night.

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A specially-branded open top bus was unveiled today to coincide with the World Fringe Day launch.

Global festivals celebration to mark Edinburgh Fringe's 70th birthday

A global celebration of festivals is to be staged for 24 hours in the run-up to the 70th anniversary Edinburgh Fringe - in a bit to emulate the worldwide buzz generated by St Patrick’s Day and Burns Night.
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Craig Ferguson is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe after an absence of more than 20 years. Picture: Getty Images

Craig Ferguson to make Fringe comeback after more than 20 years

He played in a punk band with Peter Capaldi when both were complete unknowns, found fame at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe using the stage name “Bing Hitler” and became one of America’s most high-profile TV presenters.

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Irvine Welsh's new stage play has been inspired by the cult gangland film Performance.

Irvine Welsh to premiere new play at Edinburgh Fringe

Irvine Welsh has revealed he is to premiere a brand new play at this summer’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe – set at the height of the swinging Sixties.

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Lou Lou's Vintage Fair, visiting the Assembly Rooms on April 2.

UK’s best vintage fair heads for the Capital

Shoppers are invited to roll back the decades and pick out a piece of the past when Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair heads for the Capital this weekend.

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The Edinburgh International Festival has forged a relationship with Castlebrae Community High for the last three years.

Closure-threatened high school thrives on festival partnership

It was saved from closure at the eleventh hour less than four years ago.
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Wet Wet Wet first burst onto the music scene in 1987.

Wet Wet Wet to return to Edinburgh Castle after 25 years

Scottish pop favourites Wet Wet Wet are to play Edinburgh Castle this summer – 25 years after making their debut at the iconic venue.
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The Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens has fallen out of use in recent years.

Seven contenders for revamp of Edinburgh's Ross Bandstand

The firm leading the restoration of Glasgow School of Art’s iconic Mackintosh Building is in the running to create a new outdoor concert arena for Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens.
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Steve Small's theatre company Strange Town will be staging its stage play on the origins of Hibs at Easter Road.

Easter Road to make Fringe debut with Hibs play

It has seen shows staged in pubs, public toilets, allotments, telephone boxes and even the back of a taxi.
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The former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh building could be used for music, drama and arts events. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary building in frame to host arts festival

Edinburgh’s historic former Royal Infirmary building could become home to an arts festival – more than a decade after the last patients were treated there.

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Picture: Copyright Dan Mosley for Beltane Fire Society

Fire festival under threat from ‘strict regulations’

A POPULAR fire festival is threatened by a new policy around public gatherings in the Capital, organisers say.

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Unique Events has been running Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations since 1993. Picture: TSPL

War of words as Hogmanay organisers ditched for Underbelly

The organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations since their inception have hit out after losing the right to stage the world-famous festival.

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The new pop-up Fringe venue will be unveiled at the Pleasance this summer.

New Meccano-style venue created for Edinburgh Fringe

A new “flat-pack” pop-up theatre venue is to make its debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.

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