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Fringe Shop on Edinburgh's Royal Mile (AP Photo/Scott Campbell, File)

Not so funny: Edinburgh's five landmark festivals cancelled for the first time since 1947

This is the first cancellation since the Edinburgh International Festival launched in 1947 in the aftermath of World War II as an attempt to reconcile people and nations through the performing arts.

Published on 2nd April 2020
A scene from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (AFP/Andy Buchanan)

First time in 70 years, Edinburgh's five annual festivals including Fringe Arts cancelled

Edinburgh's five annual international festivals, including the Fringe Arts event, have been cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis, organisers said on Wednesday.

Published on 1st April 2020

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