The University continues its support of the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) by co-curating a day of events and the creation of a new summer school for ambitious arts producers, programmers and performers.
The University will contribute a range of attractions to the three-week celebration of the arts, many of which examine the relationship between culture and conflict a century after the outbreak of the First World War.
As part of the University’s support it is sponsoring both the closing concert and a performance in the opening weekend featuring a renowned musical alumnus.
The University of Edinburgh is the Festival’s official University Partner.
Events co-curated by the University include:
I’m delighted our partnership with Edinburgh International Festival continues to flourish. We are particularly excited about the first year of the International Festival Encounters summer school. We look forward to bringing together world-leading festival practitioners with the arts entrepreneurs of the future.
Events sponsored and supported by the University include:
Elsewhere in the festival, the University’s Donald Bloxham, Professor of European History, will chair a talk reassessing the commemoration of the First World War (9 August), and Randall Stevenson, Professor of 20th Century Literature, leads a discussion on the cultural impact of war and its influence on poetry, theatre and fiction from the 19th Century (11 August).
The breadth and depth of partnership between the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh International Festival continues to grow as a result of a natural synergy created when bringing our artists and academic thinkers together. I am delighted that this year we add the Encounters summer school and look forward to engaging through it with artistic entrepreneurs of the future.
The College of Humanities and Social Science
Ticket discounts for staff