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...
Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. The day involves a range of cultural activities including Ulysses readings and dramatisations, pub crawls and other events, much of it hosted by the James Joyce Centre in North Great George’s Street. Enthusiasts often dress in Edwardian costume to celebrate Bloomsday, and retrace Bloom’s route around Dublin via landmarks such as Davy Byrne’s pub. Hard-core devotees have even been known to hold marathon readings of the entire novel, some lasting up to 36hours.
With the population over 210 000, The City of Tampere is one of Finland’s largest urban centres located on a narrow strip between two big lakes. Tampere is a luminous cultural city, a vibrant town full of theatre. Since 1968, the Tampere Theatre Festival has been one of the leading attractions of the city.
The Tampere Theatre Festival is one of Europe’s most important festivals of professional theatre serving as a display window for the finest Finnish and international productions. During the first week of August it offers a compact, yet high quality package of 21st century drama, modernised classics, dance theatre, contemporary circus and street theatre.
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The Ana Desetnica international street theatre festival will bring together a large number of street artistes, clowns, circus performers, jugglers, tightrope walkers, fire-eaters, musicians, “provocateurs”, dancers and actors from Slovenia and abroad. The Ana Desetnica festival, held at various outdoor venues across Ljubljana, showcases contemporary trends in street theatre creativity. The festival is remarkable for its well-defined artistic concept and its organizers’ efforts towards complementing the vibrancy of city life in Ljubljana with the vibrancy of the festival.
For more information, please visit the official website of the Ana Desetnica festival.