Faces of the Edinburgh Festivals #edfests
During 2020 our August festivals – Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – are shining a light on those working hard behind the scenes to create the unique buzz usually felt in Edinburgh each August. The cancellation of the summer festivals as they were originally planned in 2020 had a substantial impact, not only on artists and performers, but on every aspect of Edinburgh life. It seems more important than ever to celebrate those who contribute to the festivals in unseen ways, to shine a light on the scale of teamwork required to make Edinburgh the Festival City. Faces of Edinburgh Festivals shares the previously untold stories of the countless individuals who work tirelessly to make the festivals happen, from local business owners to technical crew, designers, administrators, waiters, taxi drivers, and city residents. Share your story of the Edinburgh Festivals on your social media channel using the hashtag #edfests
Alice Mary Cooper
Performer at Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.
Lighting Designer and Technician at Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Edinburgh Art Festival.
Community Writer in Residence, as part of The Citizen Project at Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Storyteller at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Book Festival and Edinburgh International Festival.