Spirit of '47

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A 70th anniversary collaboration between the British Council & the Edinburgh International Festival

Spirit of '47 is a jointly curated season of talks, performances and screenings examining global citizenship and international collaboration with insights and perspectives from the UK and around the world.

Seventy years on from the first International Festival, we join forces with founding partner British Council to re-ignite the Spirit of ’47.

Staying true to the belief that the arts have the power to bring peoples together, we restate, refresh and reinforce the aims of the first Festival in the context of today’s world.

Fostering a space for in-depth conversations around culture that delve beyond the headlines the Studio, on Potterrow, will become a haven for a season of internationally charged events that also extends to the Usher Hall and the Festival Theatre.

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The British Council was a co-founder of the International Festival

Anoushka Shankar

16 Aug 7.30pm
Usher Hall

Benjamin Clementine & Special Guests

10 Aug 7.30pm
Festival Theatre

Martin Creed's Words and Music

5-27 Aug 10.30pm
The Studio