The festival season is in full swing and actors, comedians and musicians from our region are also heading for Edinburgh - the biggest arts festival in the world.
The Edinburgh Fringe features around 3,000 shows this year.
In the first of a series of reports, Kathryn Samson has been catching up with the team from Northern Stage from Newcastle.
They are taking on the challenge of creating an epic Border Ballad - a folk tradition shared by Northumbria and the South of Scotland.
You can watch Kathryn's first report below.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival gets underway later. Acts from across Cumbria and southern Scotland are performing over the next month.