Festival will focus on building cultural bridges

By staff writers
June 17, 2013

One of the most vibrant festivals in Edinburgh will relaunch itself in Scotland's capital tomorrow night (18 June 2013), with a focus on building bridges between cultures and encouraging imaginative ways to foster justice and peace.

The Festival of Spirituality and Peace, which is now in its thirteenth year, runs annually in August. In 2012 it featured over 400 events attracting some 25,000 people. This year it will be even bigger. It will also be given a new name.

The launch will take place at St John's Church on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road, from 7-9 pm on Tuesday 18th June. This is a free event, but it is being ticketed through Eventbrite. You can sign up here: http://just-the-beginning-efbevent.eventbrite.co.uk/

A regular celebration of culture, faith, philosophy and ideas, the Festival seeks to foster understanding and mutual respect among individuals and communities, on both a local and global scale.

It is supported by civic, cultural, charitable, educational and religious communities.

As in previous years, there will be major musical, artistic and performance style events, alongside a lively programme of discussions and talks.

Ekklesia is delighted to be actively supporting the Festival for the third year running.

* More about the Festival: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/festivalofspirituality

Media enquiries:

* Performances, workshops, exhibitions, family and Persian tent: Leila Frank e: leila@glorydayspr.co.uk t: 07552 717 827

* Talks, films and conversations: Simon Barrow e: simonbarrowuk@gmail.com t: 07850 120 413

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