Edinburgh’s other festivals

Edinburgh is the world’s leading festival city, with a range of major annual festivals bringing talents from more than a third of the world’s countries to our streets and stages. With an array of festivals taking place in the spring and summer months, here’s what is coming up in this year’s ‘other’ festival calendar:

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL 6 – 21 April 2019

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The Science Festival presents almost 270 events for families and adults over the course of two weeks. The theme this year is ‘Frontiers’. A vibrant and varied programme includes everything from fun family days out to new exhibitions, shows and performances, discussions with pioneering thinkers and some very special events.

Family festivalgoers can enjoy sensational hands-on science at City Art Centre, world class theatre at Summerhall, and a host of activities at National Museum of Scotland and other partner venues across Edinburgh. Meanwhile, the exciting adult programme features science themed parties and experimental food events alongside discussions with leaders in the fields of medicine, space, research, environmental science and data, among others.

Full programme available at www.sciencefestival.co.uk

 

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL 25 May – 2 June 2019

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival brings some of the world’s best theatre, dance, multi-media and puppetry specifically made for young people to Edinburgh for nine days of inspiring and entertaining shows and special events.

Full programme available at www.imaginate.org.uk

 

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 19 – 30 June 2019

Inaugurated in 1947, Edinburgh International Film Festival is the world’s longest continually-running film festival. With an emphasis upon new talent, discovery and innovation, EIFF’s vibrant programme of films and events combines a commitment to audiences with a strong ongoing stake in the development of the UK and Scottish film industries. This year, the 73rd edition will feature some 650 public, media and industry screenings throughout the Scottish capital, including a weekend of free films in the city’s St Andrew Square as part of Film Fest in the City.

More information at www.edfilmfest.org.uk

For more information on all of Edinburgh’s major festivals and to plan your Festival City experiences visit: www.edinburghfestivalcity.com

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