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Youth

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Custom House, Regent Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5BE

01224 213800

SUMMER youth theatre.

Fringe

Buzzcut

Pearce Institute, Govan, Glasgow

ANNUAL weekend of live art.

Website

Edinburgh Festival

TWITTERING about the Edinburgh festivals.

Website

Edinburgh Festivals

CLEARING house for all the capital's festivals.

Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

180 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS

0226 0026 admin@edfringe.com

THE world's largest arts festival takes place in August. Anyone interested in performing should check out The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide, its associated Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide website and associated blog.

International

Edinburgh International Festival

The Hub, Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE

0131 473 2000

PRESTIGIOUS world-class festival of theatre, dance and music, takes place in August. Jonathan Mills replaced Brian McMaster as artistic director in October 2006. EIF Flickr site.

Articles: Variety (27 March 2009); The Guardian (17 March 2010); Variety (17 March 2010); Scotland on Sunday (21 March 2010);

Winter

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

BRITAIN'S largest New Year festival features street theatre and other performances.

Miulticultural

Edinburgh Mela

FESTIVAL in Leith early September.

Edinburgh

Festivals Edinburgh

info@festivalsedinburgh.com

CO-ORDINATING body for the capital city's many festivals from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to Edinburgh's Hogmanay.

LGBT

Glasgay!

t/a GALA Scotland Ltd, c/o Rose & Grants Café, 27-29 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5EZ

0141 552 7575 producer@glasgay.com

ANNUAL gay festival of the arts with wide crossover appeal taking place in October. Producer: Steven Thomson.

Comedy

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

CITYWIDE gag fest, featuring local, national and international names. Some theatre programming.

Children

Imaginate Festival

45a George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HT

0131 225 8050 info@imaginate.org.uk

IMPORTANT May festival taking place in several Edinburgh theatres.

Reviews: The Scotsman (13 May 2010);

Community

Leith Festival

32 New Kirkgate, Leith EH6 6AB

office@leithfestival.com

COMMUNITY festival with some theatre and comedy in June.

Puppet

Manipulate – Visual Theatre Festival

Puppet Animation Scotland, Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

0131 560 1298

INTERNATIONAL performances and workshops aimed at adult audiences and practitioners. Previously at Dundee Rep, now at the Traverse, Edinburgh in February.

Articles: The Guardian (11 February 2009);

Multi-arts

McLellan Arts Festival

Arran Theatre and Arts Trust

LATE-August/early-September arts festival in memory of playwright Robert McLellan.

Street arts and theatre

Merchant City Festival

UZ Events, 125–129 High Street, Glasgow G1 1PH

0141 552 6027 info@merchantcityfestival.com

MULTI-arts festival in July in Glasgow's city centre. Myspace page.

Summer

Nairn Book and Arts Festival

Hilton, Lochloy Road, Nairn, IV12 5AF

01667 451804

SOME drama is included in this annual June event.

Puppet

Puppet Animation Festival

Puppet Animation Scotland, Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

0131 560 1298

EXTENSIVE theatre and film festival for children stretching across Scotland every April.

Storytelling

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

0131 557 5724

AUTUMN celebration of the oral tradition.

Circus

Surge

Glasgow

STREET theatre festival set up by Conflux to support Scottish street arts, phsysical theatre and circus.

Community

West End Festival

westend.festival@virgin.net

JUNE arts festival in Glasgow's fashionable West End.

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