Welcome to the Edinburgh Festival of Spirituality and Peace!

FoSP is one of Edinburgh's most exciting and diverse Festivals. It features over 400 activities across 21 venues each year in August. With top-quality speakers, conversations, performances, film, food, exhibitions, family activities, workshops, art, culture and more the festival is now looking forward to its twelfth year.


Our aim is to encourage community by exploring diversity.  We don't all have to agree but it doesn't need to be a problem.  FoSP provides a platform for people to explore their own spirituality by engaging with other people's, to promote peace. 

There are many ways to be involved with FoSP from performing and volunteering to contributing an idea for an event you would like to see.


Festival Highlights

Soweto Entsha

£14.50 (£12)


3-4 August 8pm - 9.15pm £8 (£6)

6-8, 10-15, 17-20, 27 August 8pm - 9.15pm

9, 16, 21-25 August 4pm - 5.15pm

Church at St. John’s (Venue 127)


An irresistible performance expressing the spirit of Africa through the rhythmic beauty of the human voice. During this feel-good experience, you’ll be dazzled, moved, and end up dancing in the aisles. Discover the new sound of African a cappella.


“Exhilarating Spirit”**** - Scotsman - 2011


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Poetry in the Persian Tent

£10 (£8)


Weds 22 - Sun 26 August 11am - 12pm

Hall at St. John’s (Venue 127)


A series of poetry readings over five days featuring leading and up-and-coming poets from Scotland and beyond. Retreat from the Festival’s hurly-burly for an hour, and help raise money for a great charity. Your M.C. will be Stephanie Green.  To find out the final list of poets, click on:




Liz Lochhead, Jackie Kay, John Glenday, Vicki Feaver plus others.


All profits will go to Old Macdonald Had a Farm for Africa


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New Director Job Post

FoSP is currently looking for a creative, well-organised and committed person, with experience of running a festival to take up the role of Festival Director.  This is ideal for someone with a passion for interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue and who is comfortable working in a multi-genre arts environment.  Excellent people, organisational and communication skills are essential.

The Festival Director is responsible directly to the FoSP Board for planning, designing and delivering FoSP's activities (including the annual festival).  On the basis of the festival in August, the post is part time in the Autumn/Winter and is full time in the planning and delivery stages in Spring/Summer.

Job description can be found on our News and Events page

Closing date: 31 July 2012.  If shortlisted, interviews will take place on 11 August 2012 in Edinburgh.

Please send your CV and a covering letter by email to: rbaudon@hotmail.com.

Salary: £18,500 per annum (although this may vary depending on funding successes).

Click on the videos below to see what exciting things we got up to last year.

Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:


The Festival of Spirituality and Peace

St John's Church
Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ

E-mail: info@festivalofspirituality.org.uk


Or use our online contact form.


New Director

The Festival of Spirituality & Peace has a new Director: Andrew Newman.  Andrew brings with him an African/ Scottish view on the path to peace, diversity and inclusiveness.


For information on how to contact him visit the 'Meet the team' page

Calling all Performers


FoSP is searching for innovative and thought-provoking events to be part of 2013's Festival


For more information please see the Performing page 

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