Edinburgh Iranian Festival 2015

A showcase of world-class Iranian culture! From art and music, through to Iran's history and food. Events for all ages and nationalities.

We did it!

On 8th Dec 2014 we successfully raised £620 of £500 target with 21 supporters in 56 days

New stretch target

Our Stretch Target is endless !


What will I use the extra money for?

We will ensure that as many events are free of charge and ones that are ticketed are priced as low as possible, to enable more people to access them easily.

Edinburgh Iranian Festival - جشنواره ایرانی ادینبورگ

*** A showcase of world-class Iranian culture! ***

Can you help us make 2015 the most amazing Festival season for the 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.

Our 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.

The Edinburgh Iranian Festival is also demonstration of the generosity and support of the Iranian and Scottish community in Scotland for Iranian Art and Culture. We have over 20 volunteers who have been working tirelessly and are leading the organization of the various parts of the Festival.

We really need your help to create this community cultural festival. You can help us by making a donation so we can hit our funding target. The reason we need this money is because most of our events are free of charge for all people to attend.

You can also help us by spreading the word about this unique cultural festival in Edinburgh and come along and enjoy the beauty and warmth of Iranian culture during the cold winter month of February in Edinburgh. Do remember that all lecture, the Art exhibition and workshops are free for all people to attend, so do come along and bring your friends and family to take advantage of the Edinburgh Iranian Festival 2015.

Dates of the up coming season: 6th - 16th February 2015


  • Music Concerts
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Food
  • Fashion Show
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Film Screenings
  • and many more

For more information on our events, visit our website at www.ediranfest.co.uk

Join our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ediranfest?filter=1

Follow us on twitter on: https://twitter.com/Ed_Iran_Fest

Or follow our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/EdinburghIranianFest?feature=watch

See you in 2015 and thank you for supporting us!

Please note: The Iranian Fashion Showcase is made possible by the generous support of the British Council. We would also like to thank all of our other sponsors for their support. See our website for full details of current sponsors.

Edinburgh Iranian Festival - جشنواره ایرانی ادینبورگ 


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