Programme 2018

Wednesday 22 August

16:00
Opening Session

Opening Remarks

Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, Presiding Officer, The Scottish Parliament, Scotland

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Scottish Government, Scotland

Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK Government, UK

Sir Jonathan Mills AO, Programme Director, Edinburgh International Culture Summit, Scotland

Special Messages

To be announced.


18:15
Performance of Kadamati by Akram Khan, followed by a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse by kind permission of Her Majesty the Queen

Choreographed by Akram Khan, Kadamati draws on themes of identity, migration, connection and hope and will mark the end of the First World War. In Edinburgh, Kadamati brings together hundreds of local dancers in a grand gesture of unity outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Akram Khan Company, Commissioned by 14–18 NOW: WWI Centenary Art Commissions, Presented by Edinburgh International Festival

https://www.eif.co.uk/whats-on/2018/kadamati


Thursday 23 August

09:30
Culture in a Networked World Plenary

Aga Khan Music Initiative performers introduced by Fairouz Nishanova, Director, Aga Khan Music Initiative, Switzerland

Speakers to be announced.

Ministerial responses to be announced.


11:00
Policy Round Tables/Workshops
Celebrating Culture
Policy Round Table
Culture and Reform
Policy Round Table
Our Shared World: Youth Engagement Workshop
Policy Round Table

14:00
Culture and Investment Plenary

Our opening keynote speaker will be Richard Sennett, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Committee of Theatrum Mundi.

Further speakers to be announced.

Ministerial Responses to be announced.


15:30
Policy Round Tables/Workshops
Building Culture
Policy Round Table
Culture and Digital Investment
Policy Round Table
Cultural Infrastructure: Planning for Production Workshop
Policy Round Table

Friday 24 August

09:30
Culture and Wellbeing Plenary

Speakers include Professor of Psychology Dr Assal Habibi from Brain and Creativity Institute, The University of Southern California, USA and Rwandan Choreographer and Dancer, Théogène Niwenshuti, South Africa.

Further speakers to be announced.

Ministerial responses to be announced.


11:00 – 12:30
Policy Round Tables/Workshops
The Creative Brain
Policy Round Table
Healthcare Innovation through Art and Culture
Policy Round Table
The Healing Power of Culture: Movement Workshop
Policy Round Table

14:00
Closing Session

Rapporteurs’ Summaries.
Ministerial Comments.
Thanks.