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Edinburgh International Book Festival Launches 2019 Programme

In an era of contradiction and division the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival invites authors and audiences to find new stories to give meaning to the world. Stories are to society what DNA is to human life – small strings of information which become bound together to make up a (...)

Published: 06 Jun 2019

Awards for All: £1.5m National Lottery cash boost for communities

National Lottery good cause cash is making a big difference to communities across Scotland, with 203 community groups sharing in £1,494,641 from National Lottery Awards for All funding.

Published: 05 Jun 2019

Bloody Scotland reveals 2019 programme

Bloody Scotland revealed its 2019 programme today followed by a one-off performance by Val McDermid who will be in New Zealand during the festival itself this year.

Published: 03 Jun 2019

42 projects across Scotland share £800,000 Open Project Funding

A new Brexit inspired production from Scottish Youth Theatre, a solo Hip Hop dance theatre work exploring coercive control, a cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) live stage performance and an anthology of contemporary Scottish writing are among 42 projects to share £800,000 of Open Project Funding from Creative Scotland in April (...)

Published: 31 May 2019

Tenth Lammermuir Festival programme announced

The programme for the tenth Lammermuir Festival - taking place 13-22 September 2019 - has been announced.

Published: 30 May 2019

The SAY Award: Live at the Longlist 2019 line-up announced

Scotland’s national music prize, The SAY Award, have announced today that the highly anticipated Live at the Longlist event will take place at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh on Friday 26 July.

Published: 30 May 2019

Moat Brae – where Peter Pan began – gets ready to welcome the world

This Saturday sees the opening of Scotland’s latest international visitor attraction – Moat Brae house and garden, the new National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling.

Published: 27 May 2019

Edinburgh Art Festival announces Commissions Programme and Platform: 2019 artists

Edinburgh Art Festival today announced details of five new projects specially commissioned for this year’s Festival as part of the annual Commissions Programme as well as the four artists selected to participate in Platform: 2019, the Festival’s dedicated showcase for emerging talent.

Published: 27 May 2019

Creating Inclusion: New fund tackles under-representation in the arts, screen and creative industries

Today, Thursday 23 May 2019, Creative Scotland has announced the first round of recipients for £285,000 funding to increase the diversity of people in the arts, screen and creative industries.

Published: 23 May 2019

2019 Made in Scotland programme launched

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, today announced the companies, ensembles and artists selected for the 11th year of Made in Scotland - the curated showcase of music, theatre and dance performed during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Published: 22 May 2019