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How disabled Festival-goers can make the most of the Edinburgh Fringe

Navigating Edinburgh during the manic Festival period can be overwhelming, particularly when you have a disability.

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Calibre. Picture: Calibre Film.

Netflix thriller set in Highlands wins Edinburgh film festival's major honour

A Neflix production has picked up the major honour at the Edinburgh Film Festival for the first time - with a dark thriller set which sees a country park in West Lothian stand in for the Scottish Highlands.
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You can buy and collect tickets from the Edinburgh Fringe shop and box office throughout August (Photo: Shutterstock)

Edinburgh Festival and Fringe: All of the places you can buy and collect tickets

Need to know where to get your hands on Edinburgh Festival tickets fast? Here’s the definitive list.
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Control of facilities in West Princes Gardens would be handed out to an arms-length operators under plans which have been put out for consultation by the city council.

200 events to be held in Princes Street Gardens each year under 'arms-length' operator bid

Up to 200 events will be staged in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens each year under plans to hand over the running of the park to an arms-length operator, city council officials have admitted.
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Comedian James Acaster won't be at the Fringe this year - here's who to see instead (Photo: Contributed)

Five Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedians to see if you like James Acaster

As an Edinburgh Fringe veteran with a recent batch of Netflix comedy specials under his belt, you might expect to see London-based comedian James Acaster on the festival line up this year.

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Edinburgh Napier University Honorary Graduate Jim Haynes appeared at the ceremony at The Rivers Suite at Craiglockhart yesterday.

Counter-culture legend Haynes given doctorate

A legend of the arts underground who co-founded the Traverse Theatre Club has received an honorary doctorate.

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15,000 free tickets for Edinburgh Festival curtain raiser

Organisers have announced that 15,000 free tickets will be available for the opening event of the Edinburgh International Festival.

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L-E-V Company dancers from Israel, one of the more international acts on the 2018 programme

Festival aims to go ‘truly global’ in time for 75th birthday

The Edinburgh International Festival will undergo a radical re-think in the run-up to its 75th anniversary in 2022 under a vision aimed at turning it into a truly global event for the first time.

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The Half Price Hut is the place to go in Edinburgh for a bargain during the Fringe (Photo: Shutterstock)

How to get cheap tickets at the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe

If you’re looking to save some money during this year’s Edinburgh Festival season, we have a solution.

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Keep track of key dates at the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe with our handy guide (Photo: Shutterstock)

Edinburgh Festival and Fringe 2018: essential dates for your diary

If you’re feeling unprepared for Edinburgh Festival season, we’ve got the ultimate cheat sheet.

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Do you have a knack for sales? Why not try flyering this festival (Photo: TSPL)

10 Fringe and Festival jobs you can apply for now

In under two months the Edinburgh Festival Fringe descends on the capital - you can get involved by applying for one of these roles.
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If you don't want to miss out on the best shows and deals, it's time to book your Fringe tickets (Photo: Shutterstock)

15 Edinburgh Fringe comedy shows you should book now to avoid disappointment

August may feel a lifetime away, but it won’t be long until Edinburgh Festival and Fringe season rolls around.

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Isabel Davis will start her role as executive director of Creative Scotland's new screen unit in September.

New figurehead revealed for Scottish screen industry

Scotland’s troubled screen industry has been given a major boost after poaching one of British film’s leading executives to become its new figurehead.

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Scott Hutchison died this year

Event to celebrate life of tragic Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison

aN ACCLAIMED Edinburgh poet is to pay homage to the late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison with a unique night of spoken word and “Scott-shaped stories”.

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Producer Neville Raschid and guest of honour the Rev Margaret MacGregor, who provided the blessing at his wedding in 1990

Filmmaker to be reunited with minister 50 years after tragedy

a FILM producer will reunite with the Kirk minister who helped his family after tragedy struck in Bangladesh more than 50 years ago at the Edinburgh premiere of his latest production.

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‘Save Leith Walk’ campaign backed by Young Fathers

MERCURY Prize-winning Edinburgh band Young Fathers have put their weight behind a local campaign to “save” Leith Walk from private developers.

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Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Shona McCarthy.

Revised Fringe plans approved by city council

Bosses of the Fringe festival have criticised the city council after being forced to scrap plans to provide more space for street performers.

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Jane Horrocks will be among the stars heading down the red carpet at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Edinburgh film festival reveals line-up of stars heading down red carpet

Jane Horrocks, Samantha Morton, Sadie Frost, Billie Piper will be among the stars heading down the Edinburgh Film Festival’s red carpet this month, organisers have revealed.
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Hundreds turn out for fun-filled Leith Gala Day

A celebration of all things EH6 kicked off in style as hundreds of people gathered for Leith Gala Day.

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Telegrams sent by young soldiers in the final year of the First World War have inspired this year's Edinburgh International Festival curtainraiser.

New national youth chorus to honour First World War soldiers at Edinburgh International Festival

A new national youth chorus is to be formed to help stage a spectacular curtainraiser for the Edinburgh International Festival which will honour the lives of young soldiers killed in the First World War.
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