Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund
Scotland’s largest annual festival of visual art presents an extensive programme of commissions including: Susan Philipsz’ ambitious multi-site sound installation Timeline; Callum Innes’ light installation under the The Regent Bridge; and Kevin Harman’s intriguing 24/7.
12 of Scotland’s top dance and theatre productions are showcasing as part of this year’s Made in Scotland programme. Taking place at venues across the city, full details of the 2012 programme can be found on the Made in Scotland website.
As part of the London 2012 Festival, The Lowland Hall at The Royal Highland Centre hosts three ambitious large scale works from some of Europe’s top theatre directors: Grzegorz Jarzyna’s 2008: Macbeth; Christoph Marthaler’s Meine faire Dame; and Ariane Mnouchkine’s Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir (Aurores).
Also supported through the Expo Fund is the EIF’s Scotland on the World Stage programme which features Scottish Opera performing new work by composers Craig Armstrong and James McMillan, The Hebrides Ensemble performing with Synergy Vocals, as well as Vanishing Point’s Wonderland.
Inspired by the seminal conference held in 1962, the Book Festival will host the first leg of the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference 2002-13 (17 – 21 Aug), which brings together 50 leading authors from across the globe to discuss topics such as The Future of the Novel and Differences of Approach.
The conference will then travel around the world before returning to Edinburgh in 2013.
New for this year is the Mela World Dance Feste, which offers a platform for Scottish dance artists from minority and multicultural backgrounds to showcase their work.
Those appearing on the Dance stage across the weekend include: Dance Ihayami; Radom Aspekts; Adura Onashile; and the Edinburgh Chinese Dance and Cultural Group.
More About the Expo Fund
The Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund is a joint initiative between The Scottish Government’s Expo Fund, Creative Scotland, Event Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council.
Through an investment of £3.2million, the Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund is supporting a diverse portfolio of ambitious festival projects across 2012 and 2013.
So far in 2012 it has supported projects at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. It also provides support to the Scottish Storytelling Festival, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Imaginate, Edinburgh International Science Festival and Festivals Edinburgh.
Main Image: Vanishing Point's Wonderland (Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan)
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