Cēsis Town fair & Cēsis Art Festival

18 Jul 2015 -08 Aug 2015

This festival offers a music, cinematic, theatrical, and visual art events programme that promotes an understanding of the processes behind contemporary culture across the world. The festival is unique and offers to a wide range of viewers creative expressions by excellent and highly-recognised artists. It is a celebration of art in the city throughout the whole month, which reaches its culmination in the open-air opera performances that take place at Pils Parks (Castle Park). It is visited not only by Latvians but also by art lovers from all around the world.

C.S Lewis Festival

Belfast, United Kingdom

The author of some of the most widely read books in the English language, Clive Staples Lewis, was born in Belfast in 1898, and this year, the C.S. Lewis Festival recognises and celebrates both his life and his legacy to the world. Best known for his children’s books, The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis’s career encapsulated academic writing, science fiction, poetry and theology.

Through films, theatre, tours, workshops and talks this Festival is an opportunity to explore more about the person and ideas of this extraordinary individual.

For more updates about this year’s festival visit http://www.eastsidearts.net/event/cs-lewis-festival-2015

Féile an Phobail /West Belfast Festival

Belfast, United Kingdom
30 Jul 2015 -09 Aug 2015

Féile an Phobail (The Community’s Festival), also known as the West Belfast Festival is a community arts organisation known for its August Féile (Festival).

The festival was established in 1988 as a direct response to the conflict in Northern Ireland.

It aims to celebrate the positive side of the community with an eclectic mix of arts, culture, language and sports events included in the celebrations.

The festival takes place on and around Falls Road in Belfast. This ten day festival presents a wide range of arts and cultural activities over the first two weeks in August, including music concerts, comedy, exhibitions, discussions and debates, youth events, literary events, dramas, family, out door and community events, street performances, carnival parade, international food...

Mänttä Music Festival

Mänttä, Finland
06 Aug 2014 -10 Jun 2014

Mänttä Music Festival is the only piano festival in Finland, and has been organized for already 15 years.  The festival features a wide range of pianists, from internationally famous artists to young Finnish talents. The brand new Serlachius Museum Gösta will be the new main concert venue. The main concert of the festival is by Paul Lewis (Great Britain) who will play Beethoven.

The Art Town Mänttä-Vilppula, the home of this festive  is a beating heart of culture. Mänttä was founded due to large forests around it, water rapids running through the town and the paper patron G.A. Serlachius founding an industrial community to this small rural town. Now Mänttä is also a home of a great collection of older Finnish and European art at the Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation. In...

Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

Enniskillen, United Kingdom
22 Aug 2014 -26 Jun 2014

The HAPPY DAYS Enniskillen International Beckett Festival is the world’s largest annual multi-arts celebration of Irish Nobel Prize writer, Samuel Beckett, who attended Portora Royal School in the island town. The inaugural festival took place in August 2012 to critical acclaim and full houses, attracting audiences from far and wide with an estimated economic benefit of £2.5m.

The festival will present the first major exhibition of material pertaining to Beckett’s work since 2007 (Centre Pompidou, Paris). Was I sleeping, while the others suffered” Samuel Beckett: Witness to the Twentieth Century, will be curated by Conor Carville and Mark Nixon (Beckett International Foundation, University of Reading) and will explore the hidden politics of Beckett’s work and life through...

NEXTCOMIC Festival

Linz, Austria
20 Mar 2014 -28 Mar 2014

NEXTCOMIC festival in Linz is one of only a few German language festivals dedicated to celebrating – and creating! – comic art. The purpose of NEXTCOMIC, which began in 2009, is to make art more accessible. The event is as much about introducing new people to comic art as it is celebrating successful comic strip artists and illustrators from Austria and beyond. More information http://www.nextcomic.org

Night of the Arts Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland
21 Aug 2014 -21 Aug 2014

 

The Night of the Arts is a carnival of the arts, a night when anything is possible. You can expect artworks falling from the skies, circus troupes taking over the city’s parks and opera performances screened on advertising boards. The night is a chance to see the Helsinki’s theatres and museums in a new light. Events both small and large will be taking place across the length and breadth of the city. Anyone can contribute to the programme and all events are free of charge. It will be a night to remember – and you’re invited! 

The Night of the Arts is a part of Helsinki Festival, the largest arts festival in the Nordic countries, held in the Finnish capital over two and a half weeks in August. The Night of the Arts is arranged on 21 August.

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Mantta Art Festival

Mänttä, Finland
09 Aug 2014 -10 Aug 2014

 

 

Mänttä Art Festival is the window for contemporary Finnish visual art, founded 20 years ago.

This splendid event is held at Pekilo, a converted factory filled with thought-provoking works that provide a fresh new perspective on the contemporary art scene in Finland. This year Mänttä Art Festival is curated by Minna Joenniemi. Everybody knows Mänttä and talks about it, but you have to experience it for yourself.

The Art Town Mänttä-Vilppula, the home of these two great festivals, is a beating heart of culture. Mänttä was founded due to large forests around it, water rapids running through the town and the paper patron G.A. Serlachius founding an industrial community to this small rural town. Now Mänttä is also a home of a great collection of older Finnish and European...