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Exhibition details for 15600 - Edinburgh International Festival programme covers
Edinburgh International Festival programme covers
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Edinburgh International Festival programme covers
The Edinburgh International Festival was established in 1947 in a spirit of optimism. Its aim was to stage a major international cultural event in Edinburgh, showcasing first-rate performances of classical music, dance, opera and theatre to 'provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit' and enrich the cultural life of Scotland, Britain and Europe. The Festival was founded by Rudolf Bing the General manager of Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Henry Harvey Wood the head of the British Council in Scotland and civic leaders. The Festival takes place annually in August. The programmes featured in this exhibition give a fascinating insight to everchanging cultural passions and are all available to consult in the Edinburgh Room at Central Library. The Edinburgh Room holds the largest collection of material about Edinburgh in the world.