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Concerns over changing face of Leith raised as festival is axed

Organisers of Leith's annual pop-up arts festival have raised concerns about the impact of new developments and rising property prices in the area as they revealed the event had been axed after six years.
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Scottish Youth Theatre chief executive Jacky Hardacre has held crisis talks with the Scottish Government to try to avert the closure of the company.

'Constructive' talks held over fate of Scottish Youth Theatre

Scottish Youth Theatre chiefs say they have had “constructive” talks with the Scottish Government over a potential deal to avert the company’s closure.
Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest ever film production to be made in Scotland.

Makers of Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster tell Edinburgh to 'get ready' for premiere

The makers of the new Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster have told Edinburgh to “get ready” for a huge premiere in the city that will have a starring role in the film.
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Young Fathers will be playing a rare home-town gig as part of the Hidden Door festival when it returns to Leith Theatre.

Young Fathers to stage Leith Theatre gig at Hidden Door festival

Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers are to stage a rare home-town gig at a neglected theatre which was closed for almost 30 years.

Ben Thomson and Janet Archer were called to Holyrood to explain Creative Scotland's recent controversial funding cuts to MSPs.

Creative Scotland admits cover-up over controversial funding cuts

Creative Scotland has admitted a cover-up over how controversial funding cuts were made - as its chief executive admitted she was “profoundly sorry” over how they were handled.
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Comedian Lousie Beamont

Comic being sued by ex-husband for Edinburgh Fringe marriage routine

An award-winning comedian is being sued for £30,000 by her ex-husband after using material about their marriage in a show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Edinburgh's Royal Mile during the Fringe Festival.

Edinburgh Fringe boss issues warning over pricing people out

ORGANISERS of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have admitted the event risks becoming unaffordable for artists and audiences in future unless action is taken to curb rising costs.

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow has faced growing threats from new developments.

Scotland's live music venues win protection against property developers

Property developers will be ordered to ensure homes built near live music venues across Scotland are properly soundproofed in future following a campaign by industry owners, managers and promoters.
Leith Theatre was reopened last year for the Hidden Door Festival nearly 30 years after its last event.

Capital's £10m spending spree on cultural venues

Three signature projects are set to share in a £10 million boost for Edinburgh’s cultural infrastructure.

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Robert Wilson has taken over from Ben Thomson as chair of Creative Scotland.

Sculpture park founder to take over as Creative Scotland chair

The multi-millionaire founder of a vast sculpture park on the outskirts of Edinburgh is to take over as chair of troubled arts quango Creative Scotland.
Buzz Lightyear is set to return to his display in the Museum of Childhood. Picture: contributed

Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood ready to reopen

THE Capital’s popular Museum of Childhood is set to reopen on schedule next month after a major refurbishment - but it will only operate four and a half days a week because of council cuts.

Climber Maureen Beck features in short film Stumped

The highlights of this year's Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival

As the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival makes its annual return, we preview the thrilling films and talks taking place at the George Square Theatre this year.
Creative Scotland chief executive Janet Archer would not comment on any of the specific funding cuts.

Fury as Fringe and theatre companies have funding axed by Creative Scotland

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the city’s King’s and Festival theatres and the body that promotes its Unesco “City of Literature” status have had their funding stripped by Creative Scotland.
Princes Street is a pressure point, the report warns

Edinburgh can’t cope with booming tourism, official report warns

Edinburgh is struggling to cope with the mass influx of visitors to the city during its major festivals, according to a damning new dossier.

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Former Scottish Album of the Year winner Anna Meredith will be creating the Edinburgh International Festival's opening event with video designers 59 Productions.

First World War centenary event to open Edinburgh International Festival

The centenary of the end of the First World War is to be commemorated in a spectacular opening curtain-raiser for the Edinburgh International Festival.
The life and legacy of Muriel Spark will be celebrated at the Usher Hall in her home city of Edinburgh.

Nicola Sturgeon to appear at Muriel Spark centenary celebration

Nicola Sturgeon is to read from the work of Muriel Spark at a special 100th anniversary celebration of the Edinburgh-born author’s life and legacy.

Festival of Light club night coming to Edinburgh

INDOOR fireworks, UV ball pool pits and mesmerising giant lanterns will feature as part of an “experience like no other” coming the Capital.

VisitScotland director Paul Bush is one of Scotland's leading festivals and events experts.

Scottish festival organisers told they may have to rely on crowdfunding in future

Festival and event organisers may have to rely on crowd-funding campaigns and donations from philanthropists to keep running in the face of the public spending squeeze, one of Scotland’s leading industry experts has warned.


Video: Edinburgh fireworks at Hogmanay 2018

Spectacular choreographed pyrotechnics ushered in the new year at Edinburgh’s 25th annual Hogmanay celebration.

People ceilidh dance on the Royal Mile during the Hogmanay New Year celebrations in Edinburgh. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty

Edinburgh prepares to be rocked by ceilidhs, a rave and host of stars

An array of Hogmanay events will tempt residents and visitors across the capital today as 2017 draws to a close.

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