City of talent
Art makes us who we are. The plays we see, the books we read and the movies we watch, shape our ideas about communities and our place within them. But art is not just a medium for ideas. The inhabitants of ancient Athens felt their love of culture set them apart from other Greek cities. The Athenian elite poured time and money into the arts, while great dramatists from all over Greece competed for the favour of Athenian audiences. In much the same way, the Edinburgh International Festival brings together the inhabitants of Edinburgh and attracts artists from far and wide. Truly a city worthy of its title: ‘Athens of the North’.