School of GeoSciences

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Ice-Breaker Reception and the Edinburgh International Festival


The ice-breaker reception on 6th September coincides with the closing event of the Edinburgh International Festival.

This festival closing event is a spectacular firework display over Edinburgh castle which is accompanied by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra playing live in Princes St Gardens.  This concert starts at 2100, immediately after our ice-breaker reception and delegates are encouraged to go and see the concert.  Generally a good view can be had from Princes St without paying, but this is a very popular event. 

Obviously the Edinburgh International Festival is completely independent of our conference, so if anyone would like to buy a ticket for the concert which gives you entrance into the gardens, and obviously a much better view of everything, then please click here and follow the links. 

Tickets are 25 which provides you with organised seating in the open air Ross Theatre in front of the orchestra, or 10 which permits entry to the gardens where you can find a place to sit on the grassy embankments (bring a rug with you!!).  The music this year by Handel. 

The Edinburgh International Festival runs from 14 August to 6 September, information on all other festival events are also available from the EIF website.