Media Release: Festival to focus on building cultural bridges

ONE of Edinburgh’s most vibrant festivals will relaunch itself in Scotland’s capital tomorrow night (18 June 2013), with a focus on building bridges between cultures, and encouraging imaginative ways to foster justice and peace.

The Festival of Spirituality and Peace, which is now in its thirteenth year, runs annually in August. In 2012 it featured over 400 events attracting some 25,000 people. This year it will be even bigger.

The launch will take place at St John’s Church on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road, from 7-9pm on Tuesday 18th June. This is a free event, but it is being ticketed through Eventbrite.

A regular celebration of culture, faith, philosophy and ideas, the Festival seeks to foster understanding and mutual respect among individuals and communities, on both a local and global scale.

It is supported by civic, cultural, charitable, educational and religious communities, and backed by the Scottish Government.

As in previous years, there will be major musical, artistic and performance style events, alongside a lively programme of discussions and talks on topical concerns.

Media enquiries about performances, workshops, exhibitions, family events and the Persian tent should be directed to: Leila Frank e: t: 07552 717 827

Information and press comment about talks, films and conversations is available from Simon Barrow (contact details below).

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