|The Edinburgh International Festival（爱丁堡国际艺术节）
[ 2006-08-09 14:35 ]
|August 10 - 30, 2003|
The Edinburgh International Festival is over fifty
years old and has earned its reputation as one of the world's greatest
celebrations of the arts.
The founders of the Festival believed that the Festival programmes
should be of the highest possible artistic standard presented by the best
artists in the world, that the Festival should enliven and enrich the
cultural life of Europe, Britain and Scotland and that it should provide a
period of flowering of the human spirit.
The Edinburgh International Festival has developed significantly over
the years, yet the founders' original intentions are closely reflected in
the current aims and objectives.
Each year during the summer months Edinburgh becomes the world's
Festival City. It is the huge range and number of artistic events,
performances and exhibitions happening throughout the city which makes Edinburgh unforgettable. It makes you feel that
there is always something else happening around the corner which you are
missing. There is and you are. This is inevitable, part of the joy of the
Since the late 1940s Edinburgh has become a hotspot for artistic talent
beginning with the International Festival and the Fringe. The summer
programme has grown with the Edinburgh Book Festival, the largest book
festival in the world, the Edinburgh Film Festival, a world renowned
showcase of cinematic talent and the Military Tattoo in the magnificent
backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The Jazz festival starting in late July and
the Edinburgh Mela in the last days of August bookend a phenomenal six
weeks of arts and culture in the city. Hogmanay is the world's most famous
celebration of New Year, the Edinburgh Science festival is a springtime
journey of discovery in its own right and the Children's Festival starts
the summer with playful exuberance.