Edinburgh International Festival: Spirit of '47

6 - 16 August | The Studio

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We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to the Festival and King's Theatres.

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.
 
Sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar's new work ruminates on the plight of refugees and victims of war; Benjamin Clementine’s intelligent and poetic songs provide a textured social commentary on uncertain times; Sufi singer Faiz Ali Faiz’s Qawwali vocals offer uplifting messages of peace and humanity; and the Royal Court presents provocative international plays from two decades which explore defining moments
of political change.
 
The full programme will be announced in May 2017. For details check eif.co.uk/spiritof47

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