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Kevin Bacon attends Edinburgh International Film Festival premiere

KEVIN BACON has revealed Scots playwright John Byrne played a massive part in his fledging career.

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The finale of the Edinburgh International Festival will be staged in two parts in August - the first without any fireworks.

Shake-up revealed for Edinburgh International Festival fireworks finale

The grand finale of the Edinburgh International Festival is to be extended by around 20 minutes - for a special musical sequence unaccompanied by fireworks.
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Ewan Bremner attended the opening film. Pictures: Ian Georgeson

Stars on red carpet as Edinburgh film festival launches

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has launched its 70th anniversary celebrations with the UK premiere of a gay romance hailed as the “British Brokeback Mountain.”

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Brian Cox played Winston Churchill in the new big-screen biopic, which was shot in and around Edinburgh.

New Scottish film and TV fund delivers £17.5m boost for economy

A new incentive fund to help bring films and TV productions to Scotland has generated a £17.5 million return on investment in its first 18 months - 10 times more than was put in.
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The Reid brothers were interviewed by actor and fan David Tennant for the documentary This Is The Story. Photograph: Debra Hurford Brown

Proclaimers ready to walk away from playing live shows

They have had a firm place in the affections of the nation for three decades.

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Edinburgh's new 45 million concert hall would be built behind RBS's historic head office on St Andrew Square.

Holyrood told new concert venue is 'critical' for Edinburgh

A new flagship concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town is of “critical” importance, the Scottish Parliament has heard.

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Fringe hit La Clique to be part of Edinburgh Hogmanay

A FRINGE promoter who quit the festival in protest this summer after being ousted from his site in the New Town will instead be part of the city’s expanded Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations.

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Sir Chris Hoy is among the big names from the sporting world to appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this August.

Edinburgh book festival to feature four new venues under expansion

New music and theatre strands are being introduced to the Edinburgh International Book Festival for its biggest ever programme – which will also tackle the “political earthquakes” that have unfolded over the last 12 months.

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Actress Charlotte Rampling is among the stars heading to the book festival in August.

Ten highlights in the Edinburgh International Book Festival line-up

More events than ever before are in this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival line up. But these 10 are expected to be among the hottest tickets in August.

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The Hogmanay celebrations take place with thousands of people celebrating the New Year

Hogmanay bosses reveal plans for additional events

Early evening fireworks and a family-friendly concert will be staged in Edinburgh for the first time on Hogmanay as part of a major expansion of its winter festivals under new organisers.

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Security tightens ahead of Edinburgh Festival and Robbie Williams gig

Fringe chiefs have ruled out bag searches being carried out on thousands of festival-goers thronging popular street theatre arenas – despite a stepping up of security in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.

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The Fringe will be celebrating its 70th birthday with its 'alliance of defiance' campaign.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe to be 'alliance of defiance'

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be promoted as a global “alliance of defiance” on freedom of expression this summer as it was confirmed it would be biggger than ever in its 70th anniversary year.

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Hundreds of performers stage free shows every day on the Royal Mile and The Mound during the Fringe.

Royal Mile bag searches ruled out for Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has ruled out bag searches being carried out on thousands of festival-goers thronging popular street theatre arenas - despite a stepping up of security in the wake of recent terror attacks in London and Manchester.
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Fringe-goers will wear virtual reality headsets to experience the show Frogman at Codebase.

Codebase to become Edinburgh Fringe venue

Codebase, the Edinburgh-based firm which has grown to become Europe’s biggest tech incubator, is to become a Fringe venue.
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Assembly Rooms founder William Burnett-Coutts has been staging events at the Fringe for nearly 40 years.

Brexit fears for Fringe ahead of 70th anniversary

The entire ethos of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is under threat from Brexit as it marks its 70th anniversary, according to one of its most experienced promoters.

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Karen Koren, Peter Schaufuss and Katy Koren are working together on the new Rose Theatre.

Gilded Balloon to run year-round venue in Edinburgh's west end

Fringe promoters Gilded Balloon are to operate their first year-round venue in Edinburgh since their long-time home in the Cowgate was burnt down.

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Kevin Bacon will be appearing in his wife Kyra Sedgwick's directorial debut at this year's Edinburgh film festival.

Kevin Bacon and Oliver Stone to appear at Edinburgh film festival

Hollywood favourite Kevin Bacon and Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone are to lead the 70th birthday celebrations of the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.
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Work on the proposed expansion for the Scottish National Gallery was supposed to start in the spring of this year.

Scottish National Gallery extension abandoned after cost soars

A multi-million pound overhaul of Scotland’s flagship art gallery has had to be scaled back due to soaring cost over-runs and delays.
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Leith Theatre has stood abandoned in the Capital for some 28 years. Picture; Jon Savage

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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