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, and some of greatest works of art of all time owe their inspiration to the Christian faith. All these 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 Edinburgh Festival of the Sacred Arts in the Fringe was established in 2018 as an annual celebration of this relationship.
There is still considerable uncertainty about what will be possible, and what limits will apply, to Fringe Festival events in 2021. The easing of restrictions has encouraged the Sacred Arts Festival to start putting together a programme for the middle week of the Fringe -- August 15th-21st, 2021. As events are confirmed, they are being added to the Festival 2021 page. Please check back over the next weeks and months.