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About Edinburgh Iranian Festival

The Edinburgh Iranian Festival is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), with Charity Number SC044795. The festival aims to increase understanding of Iranian culture, history and people, at a time when perceptions of the country in the Western world are heavily skewed by politics.
Aiming to span both Iran’s rich history and its contemporary cultural life, this biennial festival hopes to address misconceptions by introducing Scotland to the heart and soul of Iran – from its art and music, through to its history and food.

With over 5,000 Iranians currently living in Scotland, and given the celebrated tradition for cultural festivals in the Capital, Edinburgh is a natural home for this Festival.

Key objectives are:

To curate a non-political, non-religious biennial festival, showcasing the best of Iranian culture and history to Scottish residents and Iranian ex-pats alike.

To provide a platform for new and up-coming artists and encourage interaction between British and Iranian artists, performers and historians.

To increase understanding of, and discussion about, Iranian culture/heritage and the Iranian people.

To build new and strengthen existing relationships between the Scottish and Iranian people.






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Upcoming Events

Photo Exhibition - ‘‘A Window on My Iran‘‘!

Photo Exhibition - ‘‘A Window on My Iran‘‘!

30 January 2017 - 19 February 2017
Photo Exhibition: "A Window on My Iran"! is on at Filmhouse as part of the Edinburgh Iranian Festival.
Iranian Music on the Harp by Margaret Knight

Iranian Music on the Harp by Margaret Knight

09 February 2017
Margaret Knight will play Iranian Music on the harp at the reception of the Iranian Film Season.
Iranian Film Season

Iranian Film Season

09 February 2017 - 17 February 2017
The 2017 Iranian Film Season will include 8 feature films and 2 short films, starting from Thursday 9th Feb 2017.
Mimi’s Suitcase - A play written and performed by Ana Bayat

Mimi’s Suitcase - A play written and performed by Ana Bayat

10 February 2017
Edinburgh Iranian Festival is delighted to present the critically-acclaimed play Mimi’s Suitcase.
Spotlight On: Iranian Collections

Spotlight On: Iranian Collections

10 February 2017
Friederike Voigt traces the history of the Iranian collections of National Museums Scotland.
A Taste of Persia! Iranian cookery demonstration & buffet lunch

A Taste of Persia! Iranian cookery demonstration & buffet lunch

11 February 2017
Come along to the New Town Cookery School for an Iranian cookery demonstration & buffet lunch.
Iranian Classical Concert

Iranian Classical Concert

11 February 2017
Edinburgh Iranian Festival: An Iranian Classical Concert at the Assembly Hall on 11th February.
Iranian Dance Workshop with Anna Tabe and the Colours of Life

Iranian Dance Workshop with Anna Tabe and the Colours of Life

12 February 2017
Join Anna and The Colours of Life from the Maryhill Integration Network for this Iranian Dance Workshop!
Hafez & Burns – Bards Apart?

Hafez & Burns – Bards Apart?

12 February 2017
Hafez & Burns – Bards Apart? - Come along to this genre-defying event in celebration of both these great poets.