Welcome to our new EFA members

10 December 2020

Following the General Assembly organised on 25 November, we would like to welcome 4 new members among our festivals community. We are happy to count them among the EFA Members. 

International Music Festival “Kharkiv Assemblies”

International Music Festival “Kharkiv Assemblies” is one of the oldest classical music festivals in Ukraine. 

This festival was founded by Tetyana Vyerkina (famous Ukrainian pianist, Professor, Rector of Kharkiv I.P.Kotlyarevsky National University of Arts) with the main purpose to promote and popularise widely musical art, to improve professional skills of the competitors and to expand international artistic ties. The annual selection of themes is dedicated to the names of prominent personalities of world music culture. 

In 2020, the festival went on and celebrated its 29th edition from 9 until 25 October.

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Macerata Opera Festival

Macerata Opera Festival is a music festival that is celebrated every Summer since 1992 in Macerata, the provincial capital of the Marche region (Italy). Each July and August the public can enjoy different Summer activities, international conferences and opera performance in historical sites and buildings. 

Its 2020 edition will be held from 18 July until 9 August, during which the public can enjoy different activities and operas as Don Giovanni or El trovador. 

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Valley of Arts Festival

The Valley of Arts Festival is the oldest among the major festivals of Hungary as it was started in 1989 with the aim of promoting Kapolcs region's cultural and economic values. Its original aim is the commitment to promote quality, cultural values, local ties in a friendly atmosphere. Thanks to the festival’s long history, the Valley of the Arts has become and grown into a real cultural brand.

The centre of the valley is the village called Kapolcs. This village’s sites are all show venues and invites visitors to unique artistic experiences: improvised theater shows, handicraft workshops, folk dance or concerts, among other. 

The 2020 edition has been cancelled. The next festival will be from 23 July to 1 August 2021.

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Sarajevofest Art and Politics

Sarajevofest Art and Politics is a new international festival focused on critical thinking and political discourse. It consists of three programme lines:

  • Art Forum (films, plays and musical works)
  • Forum (international discussions on international and regional topics)
  • Youth Forum (meeting of regional and international young people and work with international mentors)

Subjects discussed include: freedom of speech; critical thinking; critical view of politics; public violence against women; false history - revision of history; feminism; minority rights; surroundings; economic prosperity; security; the future of the Western Balkans; extremism; immigration; tolerance.

The Festival is running from 5 until 14 December 2020.

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