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About Spirit of '47

Join us from Monday 7 August for online coverage of Spirit of '47, the 70th anniversary collaboration between the British Council and the Edinburgh International Festival.

Artists from Scotland, England, USA, Ukraine, Lebanon, Cuba, China, Jamaica, Palestine, Chile, Argentina, Syria, Portugal, Germany, Iran, Pakistan, India and many more come together for 11 days of electrifying performance, music and discussion in the Scottish capital.

The line-up includes brand new plays from the Royal Court, Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed, award-winning theatre from Argentina and Iran, and music from huge international names including Benjamin Clementine, Anoushka Shankar, Matthew Herbert, Karine Polwart, Conchita Wurst, Ramy Essam, and many more.

In 1947, the British Council helped to found the first Edinburgh International Festival with a shared belief that arts could change the world and help the reconciliation of a divided continent. 70 years on, Spirit of ’47 celebrates the power of international collaboration in today's world.

See the full list of our online coverage here; find out how to get tickets here; and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #Spiritof47.