EFAcast - City of Leeuwarden and Arcadia
In this episode of the EFAcast, Simon Mundy meets Sjoerd Bootsma, Artistic Director of Arcadia, and Hein Kuiken, Alderman of Culture of the Municipality of Leeuwarden.
The EFFE Seal for
Festival Cities and Regions is a recognition and an invitation to cities and
regions that wish to associate and integrate their development and image with a
strong festival, cultural - and European - commitment.
next edition of Arcadia
will run from 10 May to 15 August
The city of Leeuwarden has hosted many festivals and
blockbuster-events, from the Giants of Royal de Luxe and the fire masters of
Compagnie Carabosse to the open-air spectacle of Theater Tol: Tolworld. Awarded
European Capital of Culture 2018, Leeuwarden retains a strong identity,
including its own language and heritage. This is reflected in the many cultural
festivals the city is hosting, as Arcadia for example. Read more about Leeuwarden.
is a 100-day arts festival in the province of Frisland, featuring
Dutch and international artists. Arcadia stimulates all senses with theatre,
dance, song, photography, visual arts, literature, and poetry, besides
accompanying lectures, discussions, and walks. Arcadia returns every three
years, challenging their audience to think about “the future of mienskip – our landscape
and heritage”. Read more about Arcadia.