Winner: Outstanding VenueThe Herald Scottish Culture Awards, 2019
Cover image: Ernie Button (what is it?)
“The ethos of Summerhall is to keep faith with the founding principle of the Edinburgh International Festival, to ‘heal wounds of war through the language of the arts’, artists, scientists & others linked by shared genius to bridge over every major social divide with new & old voices of insight & protest, love & care for all of the planet & for Europe in the world, multilingual, multicultural, multi-national; the human spirit operating in crises, playful, profound, political too but never propaganda.
The purposes of the arts are to encourage all to look, listen, think & act harder, to see value in what otherwise is foolishly ignored, discarded or wasted.
Summerhall is a uniquely flexible multi-arts multidisciplinary set of exhibition and performance spaces to accommodate all creativity & cross-currents in our sciences & arts. If we are nationalist it is for all countries & people everywhere or nowhere!Robert McDowell, Director