Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) is delighted to announce details of the 2017 events programme in the year that Edinburgh celebrates its 70th anniversary as a festival city. The programme includes a wide range of one-off performances, artist talks, tours and walks, musical events, family activities and workshops, making the most of many of the world’s leading artists and curators descending on Edinburgh for the festival period.
In Scotland’s ‘Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology’, the 2017 Commissions Programme invites artists to reflect on two important anniversaries for the city – the foundation of the first Edinburgh Festival in 1947, and the publication in 1917 of Patrick Geddes’ The Making of the Future: A Manifesto and a Project. A highlight of this year’s festival will be ‘A Summer Meeting’ held in mid-August, featuring four days dedicated to exploring the legacy of Geddes through talks, tours and a unique opportunity to visit 14 Ramsay Garden – Geddes’ own home in Edinburgh.
For full details of the events programme, download the press release below.