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Festivals

The film festival encouraging audiences to Take One Action

Since 2008, Take One Action Film Festivals have engaged tens of thousands of people with world-class films, showcasing inspiring stories that comment on issues of global concern. We speak to Tamara Van Strijthem about a decade of making a difference through cinema.

Saving the world (...ish) at Chrysalis Youth Theatre Festival

We speak to writer and director Nicholas Barton-Wines, whose production "How to Save the World...ish" will feature at the Chrysalis Youth Theatre Festival from Friday 17 November.

SMHAF: The festival exploring mental health through creativity

Now in its 11th year, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) is one of Scotland's most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. Here, we take a look at five different events running thoughout this year's festival, which use creativity (...)

Five must-see commissions at the Borders Heritage Festival

The Borders Heritage Festival is, as you might expect, a celebration of history, heritage and archaeology. In this way, the festival looks to the past, and celebrates all that has come before us. But through its commissions programme, the festival also looks to the future.2017 marks the ninth year that (...)

Women come out swinging at Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

As the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival kicks off in venues across the city, we take a look at some of the women who will be getting the audiences swinging this year.

Tales from the City - the power of storytelling

Opening this year's Village Storytelling Festival is Tales from the City, a performance that weaves together folk tales and autobiographical experiences of real life projects dealing with homelessness, forced marriage, domestic violence and recovery.

Look Again Festival asks Aberdonians to see the Granite City through fresh eyes

Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival is a celebration of contemporary visual art and design, showcasing both local and internationally acclaimed talent in Aberdeen. Aiming to challenge the way people see the Granite City, we found out more from Associate Director Hilary Nicoll.

St Magnus Festival marks 900th anniversary of saint's martyrdom

St Magnus International Festival, a celebration of music and the arts which has been taking place for the past forty years in the magical setting of the Orkney Islands, has released its programme for 2017.

Scot:Lands heralds new year with celebration of Scottish culture

As Edinburgh stirs on New Year's Day, heavy-headed from the sparkling celebrations of the night before, the historic Old Town will be dusting itself off and throwing open the doors to more merriment in the shape of Scot:Lands - an ambitious celebration of Scotland's culture across nine mystery locations.

Entertaining young audiences in Banchory at MiniFest

MiniFest was piloted in Banchory's Woodend Barn in 2015 and 2016. Here, producer Heather Fulton tells us about how the programme brought high quality performances to children, as well as their parents and carers, in the area.