To offer new horizons
Edinburgh International festival 2023 now with new director Nicola Benedetti – firsts women and first Scot – this August with 2,000 artists, from 48 countries.
of theatre, music, dance and drama. How can our institutions embolden and make people’s lives better.’
This years theme of ‘IDENITITY, COMMUNITY AND RESILIENCE.”
Nicola wants the festival to offer something mystical, magical, community and resilience.
This year the festival will host the BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA – their motto is “To serve the people”
Nicola discussed concerns over recent cuts to the Arts. “We must work together to put arts as a must. We must go out to the community. Once you’ve felt it, you want to feel it again. How can we make progress in a different way? It’s a complete picture. The Arts are not an added extra. “