The historical development of Western music, visual art,
iconography, poetry, drama, and architecture is deeply linked to the theology, culture and worship of the Christian Church. As a consequence, some of greatest works of art of all time owe their inspiration to the Christian faith. The relationship is not simply historical, however. The arts continue to play a highly significant role in the life of the Church, and increasingly artists, theologians, philosophers, and churches are re-discovering the profound resonance there can be between faith and art, the sacred and the beautiful.
The first (experimental) Edinburgh Festival of the Sacred Arts ran from 12th to 18th August, 2018. A wide variety of high quality events attracting substantial audiences showed that the experiment was a success, and laid a solid foundation for a second Sacred Arts Festival in 2019. Photographs and reviews of the 2018 events can be found here. Please re-visit this site over the next few months to learn about plans for 2019 as they develop, or join the Festival Friends to be kept up to date.
audiences and a lot of interest. A record can be found on the Events page. Please return
The first Festival of the Sacred Arts ran from Sunday August 12th - Saturday 18th 2018 in St Vincent's Chapel, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. It presented a wide variety of events that attracted substantial The first Festival of the Sacred Arts ran from Sunday August 12th - Saturday 18th 2018 in St Vincent's Chapel, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. It presented a wide variety of events that attracted substantial
St Vincent's Chapel, Stockbridge