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Austria

Date: 10 - 13 November
Festival: BUCH Wien, Vienna

Literature  Literature

Event: "Transit. Komet. Eklipse." reading

Date: 10 November 2011, 13:00

Location: BUCH Wien, Stage FM4, Hall D

Event: "Briefe aus Belgrad" reading

Date: 10 November 2011, 16:45

Location: BUCH Wien, Stage FM4, Hall D

Event: "Literarisches Mazedonien" reading

Date: 11 November 2011, 13:00

Location: BUCH Wien, Stage FM4, Hall D

Event: "Scenes with Apple" theatrical performance

Date: 10 November 2011, 20:00

Location: OstKlub, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, Vienna

Event: Concert

Date: 10 November 2011, 22:00

Location: OstKlub, Schwarzenbergplatz 10, Vienna

Southeast Europe: People and Culture has developed a programme of literary readings in cooperation with BUCH Wien. Musical and theatrical performances at OstKlub have also been arranged

To find out more about BUCH Wien, please click here.

Belgium

Date: 16 - 25 July
Festival: Polé Polé, Ghent

Music  Music

Artist: DJ Robert Šoko

Date: 21 July 23:00

Legendary DJ Robert Šoko will be performing his trademark ‘Balkan Beats’. Get ready for an unforgettable party!

To find out more about Polé Polé, please click here.

Belgium

Date: 16 - 25 July
Festival: Polé Polé, Ghent

Music  Music

Artist: DJ Robert Šoko

Date: 21 July 23:00

Legendary DJ Robert Šoko will be performing his trademark ‘Balkan Beats’. Get ready for an unforgettable party!

To find out more about Polé Polé, please click here.

Date: 4 - 7 August
Festival: Dranouter Festival, Dranouter

Music  Music

Sponsored by Southeast Europe: People and Culture, musical masters the Koçani Orkestar will pair up with Taraf de Haïdouks from Romania for an unforgettable night of Balkan exuberance.

To find out more about the Dranouter Festival, please click here.

Czech Republic

Date: 14 - 17 July
Festival: Colours of Ostrava Festival, Ostrava

Music  Music

Gastronomy  Gastronomy

Date: 14 July 20:00

Date: 17 July 19:00

Join Southeast Europe: People and Culture for a classic Balkan BBQ on 14 July while trumpeting legends Boban and Marko Marković (Serbia) show their skills on stage in a ‘Battle of the Bands’. On 17 July, Dubioza Kollektiv (Bosnia and Herzegovina) will be performing their lively mix of reggae, dub and hip-hop underlined by a message of tolerance and understanding. Great music and delicious food. What more can one ask for?

To find out more about the Colours of Ostrava Festival, please click here.


Finland

Date: 15 - 25 September
Festival: Helsinki Film Festival, Helsinki

Film  Film

Music  Music

Event: Balkan Fever Party

Date: 24 September 22:30

Location: Club Duvrovnik, Eerikinkatu 11, 00100 Helsinki

Event: Screening of 'Our Grand Despair' in the presence of the director plus Q&A session

Date: 24 September 21:00

Location: Bio Rex, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki

Event: Screening of 'The Enemy' in the presence of the director plus Q&A session

Date: 24 September 18:30

Location: Andorra Cinema, 11 Eerikinkatu, 00100 Helsinki

In partnership with Southeast Europe: People and Culture, the Helsinki Film Festival (“Love and Anarchy”) will be screening the Finnish premieres of a number of films from Southeast Europe. The Enemy by Dejan Zečević and Our Grand Despair by Seyfi Teoman will be screened in the presence of the directors. The festival will also include Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s award winning Once Upon a Time in Anatolia. On 24 September, festival goers will be able to join Southeast Europe: People and Culture at the Balkan Fever Party at Club Dubrovinik for a performance by Serbian musicians Shazalakazoo.

To find out more about the Helsinki Film Festival, please click here.

For the full schedule of Southeast Europe: People and Culture events, click here.

France

Date: 1-10 September
Festival: Aye Aye Festival, Nancy

Film  Film

Event: Selected animations from Croatia’s Animafest - in the presence of the Animafest director

Date: 8 September 21:00

Location: Institut européen du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel, 10, rue Michel Ney, Nancy

Event: Screening of "The Trials, Tribulations and Sustainable Growth of a Cock" - in the presence of the director

Date: 8 September 18:30

Location: Centre image Lorraine, 9, rue Michel Ney, Nancy

Event: Screening of "Cinema Kommunisto" - in the presence of the director

Date: 10 September 14:15

Location: Centre image Lorraine, 9, rue Michel Ney, Nancy

Event: Screening of "Who Sings Over There?" - in the presence of the director

Date: 10 September 21:15

Location: Open Air Screening - Cour de la médiathèque, rue Michel Ney, Nancy

Event: Debate on Balkan Cinema

Date: 9 September 14:15

Location: Campus Sciences Po. Amphi Berlin 94 avenue du Maréchal de Lattre-de-Tassigny

Featuring both modern and classic feature films, documentaries and animations this year’s Aye Aye Film Festival in Nancy, France will take a special look at the past, present and future of film in Southeast Europe. In addition to both open air and indoor screenings, the festival will also host a debate on the Western Balkan cinema with leading directors from the region. More information on Southeast Europe: People and Culture's cooperation with Aye Aye can be found on the festival’s website (in French).

To find out more about the Aye Aye Festival, please click here.

Germany

Date: 8 - 13 November
Festival: Euro-Scene Leipzig

Dance & Theatre  Dance & Theatre

Event: "Antica"

Date: 11 & 12 November, 19:30

Location: Peterskirche, Schletterstr. 5, Leipzig

Performers from the Vojdan Černodrinski Theatre in Prilep in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia under the direction of Branko Brezovec (Croatia) will be performing at Leipzig’s Euro Scene Festival on 11 and 12 November.

To find out more about Euro-Scene Leipzig, please click here.

Luxembourg

Date: 21 June – 10 September
Festival: Summer in the City Festival, Luxembourg City

Music  Music

Date: 16 July 23:30

The ‘Southeast Europe and Friends’ stage in the heart of Luxembourg’s Summer in the City Festival will be a musical delight for jazz lovers. Edgy jazz crossover artists ‘Music Progressive Quartet’ (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) will perform at 20:30, leaving Irina Karamarković (Kosovo*) with her soulful jazz reinterpretations of the songs of the region to take the stage at 23:30.

To find out more about the Summer in the City Festival, please click here.

The Netherlands

Date: 12 - 21 August
Festival: Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam

Music  Music

Date: 16 August 11:00

Young and gifted classical guitarist Petrit Çeku (Kosovo*) and his trio will be performing dance melodies by Dvořak, Ravel and Manuel de Falla in the charming settings of one of Amsterdam’s old canal houses.

To find out more about the Grachtenfestival, please click here.

Date: 13-14 October
Festival: Balkan Snapshots Preview

Music  Music

Film  Film

Event: Screening of film 'White White World' followed by Q&A with actress Hana Selimović (Serbia)

Date: Thursday 13 October 20:00

Location: Kriterion cinema, Roetersstraat 170, 1018WE Amsterdam

Event: Performance by Genc Salihu and band

Date: Friday 14 October 20:00

Location: Studio/K, Timorplein 62, 1094CC Amsterdam

Event: Performace by Nebojsa aka Schwabe

Date: Friday 14 October (Saturday 15 October) 00:30

Location: Studio/K, Timorplein 62, 1094CC Amsterdam

The Balkan Snapshots Festival, which will be held in May 2012, will be a fetival of all things Balkan - particularly cinema. To give Amsterdammers a taste of what is to come next year Southeast Europe: People and Culture has teamed up with Balkan Buro to create a mini festival of film and music.

To find out more about the Balkan Snapshots, please click here.

For the full schedule of Southeast Europe: People and Culture events, click here.

United Kingdom

Date: 28 September - 9 October
Festival: Raindance Film Festival, London

Film  Film

Event: UK Premiere of 'Forest Creatures' followed by Q&A with director

Date: Thursday 6 October 15:30

Location: Apollo Cinema, London

Event: UK Premiere of 'If the Seed Doesn’t Die' followed by Q&A with director

Date: Saturday 1 October 15:30

Location: Apollo Cinema, London

Event: UK Premiere of 'Punk's not Dead' followed by Q&A with director

Date: Saturday 1 October 18:15

Location: Apollo Cinema, London

Event: UK Premiere of 'Sevdah For Karim' followed by Q&A with director

Date: Wednesday 5 October 18:15

Location: Apollo Cinema, London

Event: UK Premiere of 'The Box' followed by Q&A with director

Date: Wednesday 5 October 16:15

Location: Apollo Cinema, London

Event: UK Premiere of 'The Weight of Chains' followed by Q&A with director

Date: Friday 7 October 14:00

Location: Apollo Cinema, London

Event: UK Premiere of 'Tilva Ros' followed by Q&A with director

Date: Sunday 2 October 18:15

Location: Apollo Cinema, London

The Raindance Film Festival in London has a long tradition of showcasing the best in Southeast European film. This year will be no different. Carry on checking this site for details of the line up they will be screening in partnership with Southeast Europe: People and Culture.

To find out more about the Raindance Film Festival, please click here.

For the full schedule of Southeast Europe: People and Culture events, click here.

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