Byline: Karen Price
THROUGHOUT August the eyes of the world are on Edinburgh as anyone who's anyone in the arts world arrives in the city for the festival.
Well not just one festival - two to be precise.
The Edinburgh International Festival was launched in 1947 to celebrate the performing arts.
During the same year, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was formed as an alternative. It's now the world's largest arts festival and it's become renowned as a hotspot for comedy as well as theatre.
As in previous years, 2008 will see plenty of Welsh input at The Fringe, as the alternative festival is now lovingly dubbed.
Chris Ricketts, artistic director of Cardiff-based ShermanCymru,will be in Edinburgh to see the world premiere of the company's latest production, Deep Cut.
Previewing this weekend in the Welsh capital, it is based on the real-life tragedy at the Deepcut army barracks.