Those of you who came to the inaugural Culture Hack Scotland will recall a mountain of data from the various Edinburgh Festivals. Only fitting really, given that the event was designed, created and hosted by the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab. Well, we couldn’t let CHS 2012 happen without some kind of reprise. So this year we’ve got a few listings xmls for you to play with, plus of course there’s the Festivals API. We’ve got data from both 2011 & 2012, depending on whether the festival in question has released this year’s programme. Of course, 2012 information will arrive in the same data if it’s not already with us, so feel free to make something that can carry new information as and when it’s made available.
Download the 2012 Imaginate Festival listings here (xml).
Download the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival listings here (xml).
Download the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival listings here (xml).
Download the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival book stock & programme here (xml).
Access the API here.
What are the Edinburgh Festivals?
There are twelve festivals that form Festivals Edinburgh. These are:
Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival
Edinburgh Art Festival
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay & New Year’s Party
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Scottish International Storytelling Festival
The Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival is a programme of the world’s best theatre for children and young people with a broad range of shows which captivate, entertain and inspire.
The Edinburgh International Festival is a world-renowned festival bringing the very best in classical music, theatre, opera, dance and visual art from across the globe to Edinburgh for three exhilarating weeks.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival with over 40,000 performances and more than 2,500 shows packed into 250 venues across the city. The fringe is open to all: anyone can perform and everyone does- from students to superstars.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest celebration of the written word in the world, bringing entertainment and inspiration to Edinburgh- where top-class writers discuss words and ideas with fellow writers, thinkers and most importantly, you.
What are the Edinburgh Festivals particularly interested in?
Because of the size and scale of the Festivals there are very specific challenges around cityscapes and navigation, show interests and groupings as well as unique ways to guide users between festivals and unique ways to get festival veterans to explore other festivals or different shows and genres. We are also very interested in capturing and socialising the real world festival experience online, as well as looking at social archiving of festival experiences.