Edinburgh International Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomScotland
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland UK
Festival Address Information

Edinburgh International Festival
The Hub
Castle Hill
Edinburgh EH1 2NE
Scotland UK
Phone: (44) 131-473-2020
Fax: (44) 131-473-2002
Email: eif@eif.co.uk

Festival Description

The Edinburgh International Festival offers three weeks of the very best opera, theatre, music and dance. Founded in 1947, it is now recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the arts in the world. The founders of the Festival believed that the Festival programmes should be of the highest possible artistic standard presented by the best artists in the world, that the Festival should enliven and enrich the cultural life of Europe, Britain and Scotland and that it should provide a period of flowering of the human spirit.

Festival Dates August 13 - September 5, 2010
Festival Links http://www.eif.co.uk

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Podcast Interviews:
Articles and Reviews:
  • Festival reaches ‘enlightenment’ (BBC News, March 25, 2009)
    http://kadmusarts.com/festivalnews/?p=9790
  • From Poland to Georgia: Edinburgh festival crosses borders, by Charlotte Higgins (Guardian, April 2, 2008)
    http://arts.guardian.co.uk/theatre/news/story/0,,2270293,00.html
Social networks:
  • YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/edinburghintfestival
  • Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Edinburgh-International-Festival/89304196264?ref=s
  • Twitter
    http://twitter.com/edintfest
  • Vimeo
    http://vimeo.com/channels/edinburghintfestival
  • Edinburgh International Festival Blog
    http://www.festivalinsider.blogspot.com/
  • Flickr
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edintfest

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Practical Info:

Tickets 2010:
  • Saturday 27 March — Public booking opens by post, telephone, online and in person at Hub Tickets
  • Book online at http://eif.co.uk/
Accommodations:
  • Online resources
    • VisitScotland - http://visitscotland.com
    • Festival Beds - http://www.festivalbeds.co.uk
Travel information:
  • Online resources
    • Edinburgh Airport - http://edinburghairport.com
    • National Rail Enquiries - http://nationalrail.co.uk

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