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Thu, 13 June 2013

Edinburgh International Festival 2013

Filed under: world music, performance art, Theatre, Festivals & Major Events, Gigs, General — site admin @ 1:57 pm

News from the Festival
New videos, Festival City soundscape apps launched, guerrilla opera all over Edinburgh, a new summer menu at Cafe Hub, and the chance to help light up Festival 2013.
Don Quichotte du Trocadéro
Combining farce, burlesque and commedia dell’arte with urban and modern dance, film and slapstick comedy, Don Quichotte du Trocadéro is the brilliant new show from José Montalvo. Last seen at the Festival in 2007 with On Danse, where dancers appeared to carry an elephant on a flying carpet, in Montalvo’s universe, expect the unexpected. Have a look at this new trailer and book your tickets now.
Festival City
Composer Tod Machover visited our city in May to introduce his Festival City project - a short new orchestral work - and launch two new web-based music apps - Constellation and Cauldron. These apps allow you to play with the sounds submitted to the Festival City project, and create your own soundscapes. Read more about Constellation on the blog. You can find out more about Festival City and how to submit sounds, or play with the apps yourself.

Love in a …
Following the massive success of Love in the Library in 2012, our two favourite lovebirds are back to serenade each other, and you, all over the city. Where will they turn up? A library? A bookshop? A cafe? Find out exclusively on Twitter and Facebook and join them for these guerrilla opera performances.

Light up Festival 2013
Every Festival, there are many ‘behind-the-scenes’ costs of performances – from lighting gels to projector hire, batteries to laundry powder, or even a simple roll of gaffer tape! Every donation that you give gets us one step closer to our £12,000 target.
You can find out more about our backstage and technical costs for this year here. Donations of all sizes make a difference and are gratefully received. Help us switch on our 2013 light bulbs.
New summer menu at Cafe Hub
With a policy for homemade food, the new summer menu at the home of the Festival is a selection of ‘Hubmade’ dishes, all made on site using only natural ingredients. The ‘Hubmade’ Classics include haggis, neeps and tatties, fresh Scottish mussels, soup, sandwiches and a fresh selection of scones and cakes prepared every day. Cafe Hub is the perfect place to relax and enjoy coffee and a cake, or something more substantial.

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