Newsletter 1/2010 - Cultural events in South East Europe
01.04.2010 - 30.04.2010
Jazz Appreciation Month 2010, Zagreb Croatia
Croatian JAZZart association is organizing Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) 2010, that consist of numerous jazz concerts and sessions, master classes, roundtables, photography exhibitions, books presentations, etc. More information on the event, including the detailed programme is available HERE.
03.04.2010 - 18.04.2010
International Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
Brand-new productions as well as unforgettable classics and an elite selection of masterpieces by world-famous directors are screened at the Istanbul International Film Festival. In total, there are 235 films in 20 different categories, attracting 85,000 visitors every year. The Festival, whose aim is “to encourage the development of cinema in Turkey, to help Turkish cinema attain international recognition and to promote films of quality in the Turkish market”, has also introduced international institutions and organizations like EURIMAGES and EFDO to the Turkish market. More information about the festival is available HERE.
05.04.2010 - 24.04.2010
Project Memory Module, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
BiH’s International Theatre Festival “MESS” hosts the project Memory Module (Modul memorije), that includes photo exhibition, film and theatre programme, book promotions and a two-day conference “Art and Memories”. The event takes place at several venues: Bosniak Institute, Museum of Literature and Contemporary Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Meeting Point Cinema, BiH National Theatre, Kursumli Madrasah, and Academy of Performing Arts. More information on the programme of this event is available HERE.
08.04.2010 - 30.04.2010
Turkish Film Week, Sarajevo, Zenica and Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Three Bosnia and Herzegovina’s cities are to host Turkish Film Week, starting in BiH capital Sarajevo on 8 April; continues in Zenica from 19-23 April, and, finally, rounds-up in Mostar from 26 to 30 April. More information about eight moves that are on the repertoire of this event is available HERE.
09.04.2010 - 23.04.2010
Belgrade Dance Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
Belgrade Dance Festival features a program of international dance performances and educational workshops. More information on this event is available HERE.
11.04.2010 - 24.04.2010
Science Festivals, across Croatia
This year’s science festivals will take place in several Croatian cities: Sinj (11-17 April), Lošinj, Osijek, Rijeka, Split, Starigrad, Zadar, Zagreb (19-24 April), gathering the country’s leading scientists with a purpose of promoting science among the wider population, especially the youth. The festivals will also mark the 100th anniversary of a great Croatian geophysicist Andrija Mohorovicic’s discovery of the planet Earth’s Moho-layer in 1910. More information on the events, including the detailed agenda is available at the following two links: Sinj Science Festival and Science Festival in other cities.
12.04.2010 - 20.04.2010
NOMUS Festivities, Novi Sad, Serbia
The Novi Sad Music Festivities – NOMUS is one of the most significant classical music events in Serbia. The festival is an international event that has become the centre of productive and open exchange of ideas and ways of thinking of artists from the world musical scene. This contemporary festival has a traditional basis in the sense that it is made up of concerts of eminent artists from the national and international musical scene performing exceptional works of the world repertoire, but it has been extended onto programmes pointing to a dialogue of classical music with other, not less valuable, musical trends, such as ballet and musical performances. More information on this event is available HERE.
13.04.2010 - 18.04.2010
22nd International Book Fair, Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
This is one of the leading events for literature worshipers and one of the most visited fair manifestations in the country. More information on the event is available HERE.
13.04.2010 - 18.04.2010
International Short & Medium Length Film Festival NexT, Bucharest, Romania
The NexT festival intends to be a meeting point for filmmakers all around the world giving them an opportunity to exchange views and ideas. The festival aims to encourage young filmmakers to take a step from the short feature to the full-length feature film. More information is available HERE.
14.04.2010 - 16.04.2010
International Education Fair, Skopje, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
The Education Fair is a project of the Educational Advising Center from Skopje. The project is intended for undergraduate and graduate students, university professors, senior and junior researchers and high school students from the country with a purpose of providing sufficient quantity and quality of information regarding the international educational systems.
14.04.2010 - 31.05.2010
Kifissia Flower Show, Athens, Greece
Come spring, various botanical shows take place all over Greece. The Kifissia Flower Show in northern Athens is the most spectacular and longest-running. The show is home to over 50 different species of flowers, from roses to dahlias. More than 120 flower growers take part, together with the likes of the Embassy of The Netherlands, the Vienna University Botanical Garden, the Balkan Botanical Garden in Kilkis and the Stavroupoli Botanical Garden. More than 100 stands offer advice on how to transform your home, garden or veranda into a floral paradise, and the show also features gardening books, pots, pesticides and a programme of informative and entertaining events.
14.04.2010 - 23.04.2010
International Children's Festival, Ankara, Turkey
This ten-day event marks the anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish National Great Council. Political celebration, however, is cast aside in favour of fun for kids of all nationalities, who are invited to come and perform in the city. Full programme and all other information on this festival is avilable HERE.
15.04.2010 - 30.04.2010
April Theater Festivities, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Herceg Novi April Theater Festivities, HAPS, is a traditional theater event, which gathers small theaters from the region. At the beginning in the organization of the Amateur Theater from Herceg Novi, the even now grew into a cult gathering of the supporters of the theater in Herceg Novi. More information on the event is available HERE.
15.04.2010 - 30.06.2010
Mostar Spring Festival, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gala concert ‘Sarajevo at Mostar Spring’ will open this year’s festival which, for the twelfth time in a row, will be organized by the Mostar branch of Matica Hrvatska heritage foundation. The festival will last until the end of June and spectators will be able to see many concerts, theatre plays, operas, etc., performed by artists from BiH and the entire region. More information on the event is available HERE.
Time Force marathon, Belgrade, Serbia
The Belgrade Time Force marathon will be held on Sunday, 18 April 2010, for the 23rd time. The Belgrade Marathon is Serbia's biggest sports event that attract the largest attendance, and the Belgrade City Council declared it an event of special importance for the city. The Belgrade Marathon comprises the 5km fun run, half marathon and marathon. More information of the event is available HERE.
19.04.2010 - 29.04.2010
International Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
First held in 2005, Bucharest's International Film Festival, or B-EST IFF, opens the city's Cultural Spring celebrations. Partnered by the Romanian Ministry of Culture, it offers a busy week of screenings, master classes and retrospectives. More information is available HERE.
22.04.2010 - 16.05.2010
Book Fairs, Sarajevo and Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Annual international book fairs are to take place this month in two Bosnia and Herzegovina cities, first in Sarajevo from 22 to 27 April, and then in Banja Luka, from 7 to 16 May. More information on Sarajevo book fair is available HERE.
14.05.2010 - 16.05.2010
Salsa Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
The Bulgaria Salsa Festival at the National Palace of Culture brings top international DJs, instructors and performers to Sofia for a weekend of salsa, bachata, rumba and reggaeton. More information on this event is available HERE.
15.05.2010 - 19.05.2010
Jazz Plus, Sofia, Bulgaria
Jazz Plus is a five-day festival gathering European artists to perform a series of jazz concerts at Sofia's Bulgaria Hall, also known as Concert Hall. New projects as well as classic compositions are on the bill. Headlining the 2010 edition is the Tord Gustavsen Trio with their new album Restored, Returned. Other musicians include the Mike Stern Band with special guest Richard Bona and Nik Baertsch and his band Ronin. More information is available HERE.