With less than a week until our Spirit of ’47 season kicks off at Edinburgh International Festival, we invite you to join us for 10 days of electrifying performance and discussion, wherever you are in the world!
In 1947 (in the wake of Second World War), the British Council helped to found the first Edinburgh International Festival with a shared belief that arts could change the world and help to reconcile a divided continent. 70 years on, Spirit of ’47 celebrates the power of international collaboration and the arts’ unique ability to examine and discuss today’s most challenging questions.
From Lola Arias’ celebrated piece of documentary theatre, MINEFIELD to New European Songbook bringing unique collaborations between established musicians and artists there's a host of exciting events taking place. Plus for those who can't make it in person, you'll be able to catch highlights live and on demand through our partnership with BBC Arts Digital.
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