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Special message from Season ambassador Cate Blanchett

More than 130 Australian shows will feature at the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August – the largest Australian contingent in their 75-year history. UK/Australia Season ambassador Cate Blanchett sends us this special message.

Enter Now: Win the Ultimate Australia in Edinburgh Experience

We are giving you the chance to WIN the ultimate #AusInEd cultural experience!

New UK/Australia Season Trailer

The UK/Australia Season 2021-22 Australia in the UK programme is well underway and this month, we will welcome the largest contingent of Australian artists to perform at the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals in their 75-year history. Watch our most recent trailer featuring the sounds of didgeridoo virtuoso William Barton.

BBC Inside Culture: Down Under Episode

Mary Beard investigates the ongoing history of creative connection and cultural exchange between Britain and Australia and asks what that relationship looks like today.

In Conversation with William Barton

Listen to William in conversation with The Barbican Centre as part of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Digital Residency with the Barbican last year.

Free Edinburgh International Festival Tickets Now Available

Edinburgh International Festival is giving out over 35,000 free tickets to celebrate its 75th anniversary

Pip & Pop Competition

UK/Australia Season 2021-22 Brochure Now Available

The UK/Australia Season 2021 -22 Brochure is now available to download.

Catch Up: Instagram Live with Aboriginal Australian artist Yhonnie Scarce

Catch up with Aboriginal Australian artist Yhonnie Scarce for an Instagram Live.

The Role of the Artist in Public Life

The Role of the Artist in Public Life panel discussion: presented in collaboration with Ikon, Birmingham UK as part of the UK/Australia Season.

New Australian Music Playlist

Sounds Australia’s The Great Escape Playlist.

Australian World Orchestra to perform at BBC Proms

Facebook Live: In Conversation with Counting & Cracking and Edinburgh International Festival

‘In Conversation’ with Counting & Cracking’s playwright S. Shakthidharan and Fergus Linehan, Festival Director, Edinburgh International Festival.

Edinburgh international festival to feature tales of refugees and migration

Edinburgh international festival to feature tales of refugees and migration

International Women’s Day 2022 Live Twitter Q&A

In honour of International Women’s Day #IWD2022, we spoke with two of the UK’s leading cultural leaders Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographer’s Gallery and Clare Stewart, CEO, Sheffield Doc/Fest who also happen to be Australians. We learnt more about what it takes to run international arts organisations and reflected on the UK / Australia Season theme: “Who Are We Now?’, which explores our two nations’ shared history, current relationship, and imagined future.

Birmingham 2022 Festival Launches

The Birmingham 2022 Festival launched this week at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

In conversation with artist Annabel McCourt

Final Days. Flying the Flag, St Helier Street Gallery, 25 Jan – 27 Feb 2022

‘We wanted to kick in the doors’: the Indigenous film-makers reinventing horror

A small army of undead are helping writers and directors explode traditional narratives of colonisation – with thrilling results.