Festivals, Cultural and City Events


Collection of articles from the 2014 festivals season detailing events in which the University was involved.

Our events featured staff, students and university buildings as venues.

Festival Concerts at St Cecilia's Hall

The concerts were the last in St Cecilia's Hall before it closed for redevelopment.

Film in the Old College Quad

The University of Edinburgh’s Old College quadrangle transformed into an open air cinema in August for a week-long series of film screenings.

Edinburgh students performed at Fringe

Student groups performed in plays, musicals, operas and comedy acts.

Edinburgh Professors at Festival of Politics

Events focused on the future of public and intelligence services.

Edinburgh's Jewish history explored at Fringe

Edinburgh lays claim to the oldest Jewish community in Scotland, dating back to the 17th century, yet today, this history has been all but forgotten.

Postgrad plays performed at Fringe

Pre-View featured the works of MSc in Playwriting students.

Masters Degree Show at Art Festival

MA and MSc students from the Schools of Art, Design and Architecture and Landscape Architecture exhibited their work.

Evolution House hosted Art Festival exhibition

Alt-w featured new work by Scottish artists that challenge our idea of what new media creativity can be.

University hosted Exhibit B at Playfair Library

The performance exhibition explored themes of racism.

PPLS at the Festivals

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences hosted events on our Bizarre Bodies, Wee Science and Dangerous Ideas.

University sponsors International Festival concerts

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performances featured an Edinburgh alumnus and honorary degree holder.

Art Festival exhibition at Talbot Rice Gallery

Counterpoint featured the work of eight contemporary artists.

First ever Festival Fringe Service

The Sunday service at Greyfriars Kirk was an initiative of the University of Edinburgh.

School of Scottish Studies Archives inspired Fringe show

Song of the Goat’s 2014 production, Return to the Voice, was a theatrical performance influenced by Gaelic and Scottish musical traditions.

Alwaleed Centre at the Festivals

The University’s centre for Islamic awareness hosted and sponsored a variety of events at the 2014 Book, Fringe, and just Festivals.

Business School hosted Media Series at the Fringe

Six shows featuring prominent public figures and influential leaders looked at topics in finance, government and the media.

Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club hosted Fringe talks

The University’s active networking club held three talks with professionals in creative fields.

Shortlist announced for drama prize

From over 180 submissions, three plays made the cut for the 2014 James Tait Black Prize for Drama.

Edinburgh Professors at International Festival

Lecture and discussion events centred on war and conflict showcased some of our most respected academics.

University sponsored author talks at Book Festival

The College of Humanities and Social Science was proud to sponsor talks with inspiring, international authors.

Academics returned to the Fringe to discuss Dangerous Ideas

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas featured University lecturers debating and discussing controversial research with the wider community.

Oxygen re-teamed the University with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Students at the University of Edinburgh reunited with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to create The Heavenly View, a Fringe performance inspired by Mahler’s 4th Symphony.

Shortlists announced for book prizes

The 2014 nominees for the James Tait Black Prizes for best work of fiction and best biography featured a selection of respected authors.

Festival summer school on artistic entrepreneurship

The University of Edinburgh collaborated with the Edinburgh International Festival and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to run a new summer course for artists and art producers on Developing Artistic Entrepreneurship.

Edinburgh graduate films shown at Film Festival

Short films directed by graduates from the Edinburgh College of Art were screened as part of a three-day programme showcasing new talent.

University sponsored panel on Iranian Cinema

With the Filmmakers: Continuities and Discontinuities in Iranian Cinema was a chance to hear Iranian filmmakers discuss their work.

Norman McLaren exhibition at Talbot Rice Gallery

Hand-made Cinema celebrated the work of Scottish animator and film director Norman McLaren.

Short course on Film Festival

The University ran An Insight into the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June.