WORLD COMMUNITY ARTS DAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2009
“The arts have inspired, united and energised communities all over the world. From the accessibility of our European Cities of Culture to the spirit of the Venezualan Youth Orchestra people have enriched their lives through music, theatre and art.
In Craigmillar that lesson was learned four decades ago and I know its still as active today as when I came across it in the early seventies.
In a time of huge social change and despair we need that inspiration more than ever and I wish the World Community Arts Day every success.”