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Last-ditch plea over Fringe shows banned from historic square

Edinburgh Festival Fringe promoters have issued an eleventh-hour plea for a rethink over a ban on shows being staged in a historic New Town garden after city council chiefs rejected a bid to relocate them elsewhere.
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Fringe shows have been staged in St Andrew Square Garden for the last three years.

Spiegeltent could quit Fringe after St Andrew Square ban

The impresario behind one of the most celebrated venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe says it may have to quit the city after being forced out of its home in a historic New Town square.

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More than 230.000 people flocked to the book festival site at Charlotte Square Gardens last summer.

Edinburgh book festival to spill out of Charlotte Square to protect historic garden

For more than 30 years it has attracted the world’s leading authors to the historic heart of the Scottish capital.
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St Andrew Square has been one of the main outdoor arenas at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the last three years.

Ban on St Andrew Square festival shows for Fringe's 70th birthday

FESTIVAL shows are to be turfed out of one of Edinburgh’s main public spaces this year - on the 70th anniversary of the Fringe.
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70th Edinburgh Fringe to be ‘biggest platform on the planet for freeedom of expression’

Organisers of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have begun the countdown to its 70th anniversary by pledgling it will be “the biggest platform on the planet for freeedom of expression” this summer.

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DF Concerts' new event will be staged on Glasgow Green during T in the Park's usual slot in the calendar.

DF Concerts confirm first details of new Glasgow music festival

A new three-day Scottish music festival to effectively replace T in the Park has been confirmed - but details of who is playing are being kept firmly under wraps.
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Edinburgh's Christmas & Hogmanay festivals are said to be worth more than 240 million.

Drastic cuts looming for Edinburgh's Christmas and Hogmanay events

Edinburgh's Christmas and Hogmanay festivals face being dramatically scaled back this year after city council chiefs decided to slash their backing for the events.

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Clarke Peters is best known for his role in the American crime drama series The Wire.

Wire star Clarke Peters wants to bring Nat King Cole show to Fringe

Clarke Peters, the American actor best known for his role his The Wire, wants to bring a one-man show about Nat King Cole to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
A record number of tickets have been snapped for Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations this weekend.

More tickets for Edinburgh's Hogmanay sold than ever before

Tickets for Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations are selling at their quickest rate since the turn of the century as organisers warned revellers they face being turned away if they leave it to the last minute.
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Julia Amour is director of Festivals Edinburgh, the body overseeing 12 of the city's main events.

Edinburgh Festival leaders sound warning bells for the future

Edinburgh will need to build a host of modern new venues, reinvent historic ones and combine cutting-edge technology with culture to remain world-leading in future, according to figureheads of the city’s flagship events.
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The Scottish Government is ploughing an extra �90,000 to provide the curtain-raiser to the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe in 2017. Photograph: Steven Scott Taylor

Let there be lights – and lasers – at Hogmanay tribute to 70th Festival

The 70th birthday celebrations of the Edinburgh Festival are to be heralded at the climax of the capital’s Hogmanay festivities, organisers revealed today.

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People attend the Light Night event in Edinburgh including the opening of 'Street of Light' on George Street, Picture; Jane Barlow

Festive seasons gets off to a sparkling start in the Capital

IT might only be November – but yesterday Christmas well and truly got underway in the Capital.

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Clan members will have a starring role in the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo to give clan members starring role in 2017 production

Clan members from around the world will get the chance of a starring role in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the first time.
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Co-director Forest Fringe director with colleagues Andy Field, Ira Brand and Deborah Pearson. Picture: Contributed

Leading Free Fringe promoters pull plug on programming shows

One of the major promoters of free shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has pulled the plug on programming shows ahead of its 70th anniversary claiming the event has become too “exploitative” and difficult to stage shows at.

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Last year's Hogmanay celebrations. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival wins best cultural event title

WITH thousands of people flocking to the Capital every year for a taste of its Hogmanay celebrations, no one would doubt the popularity of the world-famous festival.

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New MSP Greens Andy Wightman.

Holyrood chiefs aim to stop IndyCamp return

Holyrood authorities are considering taking further steps to prevent illegal camps being set up on parliamentary grounds.

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Young Fathers. Picture: John Devlin

Hogmanay arts fest to celebrate the multicultural face of modern Scotland

THE issue of migration is to take centre stage during Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival – to celebrate culture drawn from all over the world.

Around 10,000 people flock to the annual Scot:Lands "pop-up festival" on New Year's Day.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival to put 'New Scots' centre stage

The issue of migration is to take centre stage during Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival - to celebrate culture drawn from all over the world.

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The number of students receiving financial aid is down. Picture: Esme Allen

Student debt doubles as grants and bursaries fall

Student bursaries and grants have fallen by almost one third since 2009 and student debt has more than doubled since the SNP came to power, it emerged yesterday

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Picture; Steven Scott Taylor

Edinburgh Military Tattoo donates £1 million to charity

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is to donate £1 million to charities across the world making it the largest donation in the history of the organisation.

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