The Art Of Living In Southeast Europe

Welcome to the third newsletter edition of Southeast Europe: People and Culture!

Although the summer is winding down, the celebration of music, film, art and good food is still going strong in Southeast Europe. In this edition we give you an exclusive guide to the sights and sounds of Southeast Europe.

This month’s new features section puts the spotlight on art in Southeast Europe with the Croatian Museum of Naive Art and the 60th Anniversary of the Serbian graphic art collective, Grafički Kolektiv, taking centre stage.

Festival season in Southeast Europe isn’t over yet so if you haven’t had the chance to experience one of the variety of festivals in the region use our What’s on guide to start your planning.

See you in Southeast Europe. Enjoy browsing!

This month’s new features

This month our writers keep you abreast of the must-see art museums and exhibitions in Southeast Europe. Find out more below ...

 The Croatian Museum of Naive Art - Zagreb: 23 July, 2009
Located in Zagreb’s Upper Town, the Croatian Museum of Naive Art is said to be the first museum of naive art in the world. The CMNA holds a collection of around 1,600 works of naive art. Most of the works are of Croatian artists, combined with a few items from celebrated foreign naive painters.

 Click here to read more about this groundbreaking museum

 A diamond anniversary for the Grafički Kolektiv - Belgrade: August 2009
In the fall of 2009, Belgrade will host a large exhibition dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Serbia's printmakers and graphic designers collective – the Grafički Kolektiv - one of Southeast Europe's most renowned and influential establishments in this field of visual arts.

 Click here to read more about the anniversary and the exhibition

What’s on - Upcoming Festivals 2009

 Montenegro - FIAT - Festival of International Alternative Theatre / Podgorica: 1 - 30 September

Festival of theatrical experiments, ideas, actions and the game, accompanied by visiting domestic, former Yugoslav and European theatre groups in Podgorica.
 Click here to read more.

 Bosnia and Herzegovina - International Theatre Festival 2009 in Demoludy/Poland / Demoludy: 14-19 September

This festival creates a space for multicultural dialogue in East European countries. Theatre plays from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia & Poland will be shown at the festival. There will also be workshops for actors, meetings with authors and a discussion on gestures for political independence in contemporary theatre and media.
 Click here to read more.

 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - 30th International Cinematographers’ Film Festival, “Manaki Brothers” / Bilota: 26 September – 3 October

The International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “MANAKI BROTHERS” is the oldest festival dedicated to cinematographers and presents the most recent works of film professionals from all over the world to their colleagues, as well as to film fans, from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Western Balkans region. It also encourages the cooperation between local and international filmmakers.
 Click here to read more.

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Recipe From The Region

Have you tried the Turkish favourite, Yogurt Çorbasi? This delicious yogurt soup is an integral part of Turkey’s culinary culture and is very easy to prepare. Have a look at  this recipe and try it for yourself.

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European Young Journalist Award 2009

The national winners of the 2009 European Young Journalist Award will be making their way to Berlin, Germany for a cultural and historical prize trip from 29 August to 2 September 2009.

As Europe is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the iron curtain, symbolised by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, a visit to Berlin provides the national winners with an opportunity to learn from the past as we celebrate a unified democratic Europe. At the same time, this year marks the 5th anniversary of the accession to the EU of ten countries, mainly from Central and Eastern Europe.

The “2009 European Young Journalist Award“ is a project of the European Commission's Directorate General Enlargement, organised in co-operation with the European Youth Press and Café Babel.

Visit the  official EYJA 2009 website to read more.

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