Edinburgh's Three-Week Culture Bash Turns 50 over the Years, the City's Arts Festival Has Managed Not Only to Present Scotland's Vibrant Culture but Also to Entice Artists of International Standing
Christopher Andreae, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
If all had gone according to plan in 1946, the Edinburgh International Festival would have never existed.
It would have been the Oxford International Festival.
But Edinburgh was chosen - 50 years ago this year - partly because it was hardly damaged by World War II bombs, and partly because the city itself proved willing to take a daring financial risk.
The Scottish capital was also a romantic, historic, if rather remote, city of great beauty.
And it belonged to a country that had long been more conscious of its links with the rest of Europe (including even the Germanic countries with which the whole of Britain had been so long at war) than England …
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Publication information: Article title: Edinburgh's Three-Week Culture Bash Turns 50 over the Years, the City's Arts Festival Has Managed Not Only to Present Scotland's Vibrant Culture but Also to Entice Artists of International Standing. Contributors: Christopher Andreae, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 14, 1996. Page number: 12. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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