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Leading up to the Showcase, we will be asking the participating companies to share their stories on our blog. Join in the conversation and find out more about their experience of being in the Edinburgh Showcase by becoming part of our network. Follow us on Twitter at @UKTheatreDance and join the conversation on #EdShowcase.

“Festivals are a cultural handshake”

| by Eleanor Turney

On day one of this year’s Edinburgh Showcase, Eleanor Turney asked some delegates what they are most excited about in the week ahead…

Imagine 2037: New water town

J.R.Carpenter, a writer and digital artist born in Canada and based in the UK, takes us to Edinburgh in 20 years.

Announcing our Recommended Shows for Edinburgh 2017

Over the past few weeks, our Theatre and Dance team have seen countless shows at the Edinburgh Festivals, seeking out extra UK productions to suggest to international programmers at the Edinburgh Showcase. Find out what our top 2017 recommendations are...

Imagine 2037: Red Chadors

Artist Anida Yoeu Ali, born in Cambodia and raised in America, takes us to a hilltop in Edinburgh in 20 years' time as part of Imagine 2037

Imagine 2037: Droneful

Imagine 2037 is a festival of imaginary performances created by artists who are migrants. It celebrates the 20th anniversary of the British Council's Edinburgh Showcase by looking to the future. In the first of the series Farah Salah, a Palestinian dance artist based in Scotland, takes us to a hilltop in Edinburgh in 20-years-time

Round up: Dream of the future with Imagine 2037

| by Harriet Guest

Imagine 2037 is a festival of imaginary performances created by artists who are migrants. It kicks off on 19 August and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the British Council's Edinburgh Showcase by looking to the future and highlighting the founding principles of the Edinburgh Festivals — providing a meeting point for people from different places to understand each other

A new kind of Beckett

| by Eleanor Turney

Jess Thom, AKA Touretteshero, talks to Eleanor Turney about Beckett, biscuits and bodies

Apocalypse now?

| by Eleanor Turney

Kieran Hurley tells Eleanor Turney that his one-man show, Heads Up, takes a world in crisis and examines alienation, anxiety and apocalypse