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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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Ian Rankin is marking 30 years of his Inspector Rebus books in 2017.

Ian Rankin reveals line-up for 'RebusFest' event

Serving and former police officers are to be quizzed by Ian Rankin at a festival to mark 30 years of his Inspector Rebus novels.
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More than 2.45 million Fringe tickets were sold last year.

Council chief says 70-year-old Fringe has 'sold its soul'

One of Edinburgh’s most senior councillors has launched an outspoken attack on the Fringe in its 70th anniversary year.
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The new-look Scottish National Gallery was due open to the public in 2019.

Scottish National Gallery overhaul runs into trouble

The £16.8 million project to overhaul the Scottish National Gallery has been hit by a delay and budget problems before work is even underway.
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Fringe shows have been ousted from St Andrew Square after three years.

Fringe ban in New Town garden to go ahead despite outcry

EDINBURGH Festival Fringe promoters have failed in a last-ditch bid to be allowed to return to a historic New Town Garden for the 70th anniversary of the event.

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Clint Eastwood drew the crowds to the Cameo cinema in Tollcross in 1990.

Digital treasure trove lifts lid on 70 years of Edinburgh's film festival

It is the event that has brought the world’s biggest movie stars to the Capital for the last 70 years.

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Bollywood dancers will be taking centre stage at the Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. Picture: AFP/GettyImages

Edinburgh Military Tattoo to stage Bollywood tribute in 2017

A lavish tribute to Bollywood musicals will be a centrepiece of this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as part of a year-long celebration of cultural links between the UK and India.

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Fringe shows have been staged in St Andrew Square Garden for the last three years.

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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