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Beyond COP26: a cultural shift?

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Culture and connections at COP26

This month all eyes turned towards the city of Glasgow as world leaders assembled for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). Inside the SEC Centre negotiations commenced and pledges were drafted. Outside the streets and public spaces filled with the clamour and passion of activists and artists engaged in a global dialogue and working […]

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How culture keeps us feeling happy and human

At some point in our lives, most of us have found ourselves powerfully moved by the arts. Whether it was the soaring crescendo of a musical performance, the breathless overload of encountering some beguiling and brilliant painting, or the rousing effect of powerful writing brought to life by a talented thespian – the effect of […]

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Edinburgh International Culture Summit Special Edition 2020

The Transformational Power of Culture

When the global impact of decades of economic and social behaviour is being so abruptly overturned, the 2020 Special Edition considered how imaginative perspectives, creative endeavours and cultural experiences can help sustain us and take us beyond our current predicament.

Delve into the Summit Special Edition 2020 page where Summit Themes on Culture and Education; Culture and Social Cohesion and Culture in Vibrant Communities examine more deeply these areas of focus interlaced with digital performances.

Explore our Contributors, where you can hear from each speaker that joined us in greater depth.

And immerse yourself in the full range of digital Performances assembled and recorded for the Special Edition.