Only two more weeks until the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival programme launch! Watch the video to remember your favourite moments from last year.
- Maciej
Happy Friday! The #carnival kicks off today

Last year we got a taste of Brazilian temperament when Osesp - Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo performed works of their nation's composer Villa-Lobos. Watch conductor Marin Alsop talking about that vibrant repertoire.

- Maciej
Here's the nice side of #StormDoris - Pentland Hills are looking beautiful ❄
- Maciej
Colourful explosions, raindrops and fairy wings.
See what else came to primary school pupils' minds when they were listening to classical music at the Art of Listening workshops.
- Maciej

Photo Gallery | Art of Listening

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“The gift that art gives humanity is a truthful vision of itself.”

It's Barry Humphries' birthday today, which is a perfect moment to revisit his International Festival Portrait where he talks about the experience of creating and performing different characters.

- Maciej
#ThrowbackThursday photo quiz:

Can you name these bold stagings of #Shakespeare's works at the Edinburgh International Festival in the last few years?

- Maciej
Cheeseology. Rescue Robots. E-democracy. Sounds interesting? #GetConnected and find it all in the Edinburgh International Science Festival programme our friends just launched.
- Maciej

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017

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Join us in celebrating John Adams (Composer)'s 70th birthday by listening to his mesmerising choral work #Harmonium which opened the Edinburgh International Festival in 2015.
- Maciej

The Harmonium Project | Festival 2015

A taste of The Harmonium Project, which was the opening event of the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival, created by 59 Productions, in partnership with th...

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It’s almost here! Just one month until the launch of the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival programme.
To get you ready, here’s a new blog post with top 10 tips for discovering the programme next month.
- Nicola

Top 10 tips for the programme launch

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Happy #WorldRadioDay!

Here's a throwback to Samuel Beckett's radio play Embers staged by PAN PAN at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2013.

- Maciej
Live stream of Beware of Pity starts in half an hour. You still have time to put the kettle on ☕

Complicite and Schaubühne Berlin co-production directed by Simon McBurney is streaming from Barbican Centre at 3pm GMT. Follow the link to watch it live. Enjoy!

-Maciej

Complicite - Beware of Pity live stream

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We've just had a beautiful #blizzard here ❄
Moments later, the sky is blue again #scottishweather

Have a nice weekend!
- Maciej
#ThrowbackThursday photo quiz:

How many of these spectacular operas staged at the Edinburgh International Festival in recent years can you name?

Let us know your answers in the comments

- Maciej
Coming to your living room this Sunday afternoon

Complicite and Schaubühne Berlin co-production Beware of Pity directed by Simon McBurney will be streaming live from Barbican Centre on Sunday 12 February at 3pm GMT. Read more: [ Complicite.org Link ]

-Maciej

Beware of Pity show trailer | Complicite | English subs

A Complicite and Schaubühne Berlin co-production Beware of Pity Adapted from the book by Stefan Zweig Directed by Simon McBurney Press in Berlin: “Magnificen...

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Good morning! Here’s some composer quotes for #MondayMotivation.
- Maciej

Leonard Bernstein

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“We're all these complicated bundles of nerves… be careful with each other”
Cabaret Artiste Meow Meow talks about bringing a true, human vulnerability into heightened performance.
- Nicola
Tenor James Gilchrist, who performed with us in 2015, says he's "a Mendelssohn nut" and picks his favourite work of the composer born on this day in 1809. Which one would you choose?
- Maciej

What’s your favourite work by Felix Mendelssohn? | Classical-Music.com

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Excellent assassination. These are just two out of 2,035 words recorded for the first time ever in Shakespeare's works.
- Maciej

51 Interesting Facts about William Shakespeare

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Break a leg! Some of us are in the audience tonight at The Glass Menagerie - West End press night and those in the office are there in spirit.
- Maciej
#TBT to the curtain call at one of our 2016 International Festival highlights – can you tell which one?
- Maciej

Photo: Mihaela Bodlovic \\ AliceBoreas Photography