Fergus Linehan

Support for theatre fund

Support for theatre fund

Theatre leaders’ positive response to £10M fund:

The Scottish theatre sector has, unsurprisingly, welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of a £10 million Performing Arts Venues Relief fund for venues hit by the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

July 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
All five August Fests off

All five August Fests off

All Edinburgh’s August 2020 festivals have been pulled:

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival, Book Festival, Art Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatttoo will not be held in 2020.

April 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Festivals respond to Covid-19

Festivals respond to Covid-19

EIF & EdFringe issue Coronavirus updates:

Edinburgh’s August festivals are set to continue as planned according to the statements from The Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society today (Friday 13 March 2020).

March 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Linehan Extends Contract at EIF

Linehan Extends Contract at EIF

EIF director extends to 2022:

Fergus Linehan, has extended his contract as director of the EIF until 2022, promising to “developing new initiatives that will support the continued growth and development” of the festival.

November 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
EIF seek Shadow Director

EIF seek Shadow Director

Major mentoring opportunity with EIF:
The Edinburgh International Festival has launched a new mentoring programme for people who are looking to develop their careers as programmers, producers or cultural managers.

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Deep Time tix info

Deep Time tix info

Ticketing for EIF free opening event announced:
Castle Rock will explode into volcanic life in front of an audience of up to 27,000 people, at the opening event of EIF 2016 on Sunday August 7.

June 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
EIF, Fringe Open

EIF, Fringe Open

Lothian Road blocked for EIF opener:
Almost 20,000 people witnessed the opening event of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival when The Harmonium Project lit up the outside of the Usher Hall.

August 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
Virgin keeps fireworks coming

Virgin keeps fireworks coming

EIF confirms fireworks put back a day
Virgin Money has confirmed it is to sponsor the EIF’s fireworks concert for another three years, as it is announced that this summer’s event will be put back a day to coincide with the end of the fringe.

January 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fergus Linehan new artistic director of EIF

Fergus Linehan new artistic director of EIF

Fergus Linehan, currently director of Sydney’s Vivid LIVE, is to take over as director of the Edinburgh International Festival from Autumn 2014 when Jonathan Mills leaves the post.

April 23, 2013 | By | Reply More