Where we are and where we will be

Where we are and where we will be
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Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Who are we any way?

The annoucement that this years Edinburgh Festival will look at the challenges of a changing Europe is good news, very good news. Antipodean Festival Director Jonathan Mills has that brilliant ability to be both total engrossed in the world of the arts and yet still have his feet set firmly on the ground. His appointment may have "shocked" some, but it was the right one.

The £6m announced for promotion of Scottish talent by the Scottish Government a short while ago, (yes, credit where credit is due for the SNP, even from me!), could well be good news too, as long as its real and will let folk take risks with creativity and not be benchmarked solely by bums on seats or cash brought in.

Creativity is the heartbeat of a nation. It also is the place where we can, perhaps if even for a moment, "see oursels as ithers see us", if of course, we are willing to take that risk

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