By Eve Marx

This August, I was lucky enough to be invited by the Scottish Storytelling Centre as an artist in residency for their exhibition, Drawn to Edinburgh. Strongly attached to this city, I knew going back to it at such a crazy time of the year would be the perfect time to get to meet up with creatives and culturally interested people to discuss what exactly makes the Scottish capital such a great place to establish yourself.

For me, Edinburgh always has been a city that values individuality and action, with a strong sense of support between its inhabitants. I was curious to meet with people who make the city great through collaboration and creativity and ask them what represents the Fringe for them – be it a theatre crash course, a crazy family reunion or a just a plain sensory overload.

As we discuss what makes the city so special during and outside the Fringe, I asked all of them to take part in a special double portrait – some sort of ‘draw me / draw you’ experiment.

To see their artworks and testimonies, read the full interviews below…

Anoushka Veljee, San Jose

Anoushka is a Fashion Designer, Art Lover, Explorer and Creative Thinker based in San Jose,...

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Toby Eccles, London

Toby is the co-founder of Social Finance and positive social change-maker based in London! ...

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Jiyoung Lee, Seoul

Jiyoung is a Writer, Educator, Traveller, Crazy One and "In-Gi" based in Seoul!   ...

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Zac Masih, Bedford

Zac is a Digital Strategist, Rebel and an Adrenaline Junkie based in Bedford!     ...

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Tom Evans, Somerset

Tom is a creative entrepreneur, tech-nerd, early adopter and bio-leader based in Somerset!   ...

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Alicja Peszkowska, Copenhagen

Alicja is a Copenhagen-based consultant, researcher, and participation strategist focused on...

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