Arts Access Online Arts & Culture - Festival Edition

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Art Festival – Around the City  Book Festival 2020 – Themes & Accessible Talks  Int. Festival Out and About  Int. Festival Online (Theatre) | Int. Festival Online (Classical Music)  |  Int. Festival Online (Contemporary Music)  |  Int. Festival Online (Traditional Music)  |  Int. Festival Online (Opera)   |  Int. Festival Online (Dance) 

Black Lives Matter Mural Trail – 3 new chapters of the Black Lives Matter Mural Trail – a public trail of artworks by Scottish artists in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. (Free)

Book Festival - Themes and Accessible Talks

Explore Themes from the 2020 EIBF’s online programme, including: Africa: A Balance of Stories, Made in Scotland, The Power of Poetry and more! (Free)

Access BSL talks from this year’s programme. (Free)

Access captioned talks from this year’s programme. (Free)

Access events which are learning disability friendly from this year’s programme. (Free)

Chamber Music Soundscapes in Princes Street Gardens these exquisite sounds will be relayed to speakers scattered across Princes Street Gardens, livening up lunchtime for listeners.

My Light Shines On: Ghost Light by Hope Dickson Leach the National Theatre of Scotland performs a poetic tribute to the art of theatre-making on an empty stage at the Festival Theatre. (Free) (Captioned – Audio Described video available)

Traverse Theatre Company’s Declan a brand new take on the Traverse Theatre’s 2019 hit production Mouthpiece about class, culture and appropriation. Through film footage, animation and audio, the audience are placed in the protagonist’s shoes, to show Edinburgh as he sees it.

International Festival Online - Classical Music

My Light Shines On: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 with SCO & Paul Lewis one of the world’s finest Beethoven interpreters celebrates the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. (Free)

My Light Shines On: Mahler & Lieder with RSNO & Karen Cargill Scottish mezzo soprano Karen Cargill joins the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Thomas Søndergård for an uplifting programme of Mahler. (Free)

Classical Music Archives Performances: The Queen’s Hall Series a selection of chamber concerts and recitals are broadcast on BBC Radio 3 for International Festival audiences to enjoy at home. (Free)

Classical Music Archives Performances: The Usher Hall Series a selection of concerts are broadcast on BBC Radio 3 for International Festival audiences to enjoy at home. (Free)

Edinburgh Festival Chorus: Carmina Burana from their own homes, over 120 chorus members have rehearsed and recorded themselves singing two movements of Orff’s thrilling Carmina Burana. The resulting recordings and videos have then been carefully mixed together by a dedicated sound engineer and film editor to recreate the unmistakable grandeur of ‘O Fortuna’ and optimistic energy of ‘Ecce Gratum’ in all their richness. (Free)

Festivals for Compassion Nikita Naumov performs a specially composed solo to mark the Edinburgh International Festival’s solidarity with festivals across Europe. (Free)

Lawrence Power & Esa-Pekka Salonen: Lockdown Commissions violist Lawrence Power commissions world-leading composers to create new works for him to perform. (Free)

International Festival - Contemporary Music

My Light Shines On: Honeyblood Glasgow’s slacker-rock legend performs an intimate set for film at Leith Theatre. (Free) (Captioned video)

Les Amazones D’Afrique: A Virtual Live Performance celebrated West African supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique combines international stars, local heroes and up-and-coming musicians in this special broadcast performance (Free)

International Festival - Traditional Music

My Light Shines On: Aidan O’Rourke, Rachel Sermanni, Bashir Saade, Graeme Stephen, Brighde Chaimbeul a collection of musicians with long connections to the city. The performance includes stripped-back solos and new collaborations. (Free) (Captioned video)

My Light Shines On: Breabach one of Scotland’s most imaginative contemporary folk groups?perform a high energy set of traditional songs and original compositions, recorded at Leith Theatre.??(Free) (Captioned video)

International Festival - Opera

My Light Shines On: The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti an opera in a single act, written for two singers and a hand-picked chamber ensemble, brings together piquant humour with sly nods to the classics of grand opera. (Free) (Captioned video – Audio Described video coming soon)

International Festival - Dance

My Light Shines On: An Evening with Scottish Ballet the International Festival celebrates their long-standing relationship with Scottish Ballet with an expansive programme for film, including three duets from world-leading choreographers. (Free) (Captioned video – Audio Described video coming soon)

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