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Festivals

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.

SMHAFF associate artist Emma Jayne Park on Experts in Short Trousers

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival takes place in venues across Scotland from 10-31 October, with interactive dance work for young audiences Experts in Short Trousers touring across Scotland throughout. We find out more from Emma Jayne Park...

Outreach at Luminate 2016: Directed by North Merchiston

Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival, runs from 1-31 October across Scotland every year. We find out more about one of this year's outreach projects that saw filmmaker Duncan Cowles working at North Merchiston Care Home to create a collection of short films directed by residents.

Increasing access at Wigtown with Stagetext

The much-loved book festival will be piloting live subtitling for one day of the festival this year to increase access for their audiences.

Tramway's Unlimited Festival: 43 Percent

21st Century Challenges present the world premiere of 43 Percent at Tramway's Unlimited Festival. We chat to Gary Gardiner and Ian Johnston and Creative Director Lucy Gaizely about the dynamic new work...

Hidden Door 2016: Building an Electric City

Artists exhibiting at this year's Hidden Door tell us what they have planned for the Edinburgh multi-arts festival running from 27 May to 4 June 2016.