EU launches "EU Week of Culture 2015" across Georgia (30/10/2015)

Emphasising the cultural bonds between Georgia and EU, over 20 events will take place in 7 cities across Georgia: Tbilisi, Akhaltsikhe, Telavi, Kutaisi, Sighnaghi, Rustavi and Poti between 31/10 - 08/11.

On Saturday 31 October 2015, the European Union   Delegation to Georgia in cooperation will the EU Member States will launch   the 2015 EU Week of Culture with   the theme: Cultural Bonds. 

With over 30 different artists from 8 EU member   states presenting 20 events in 7 cities in Georgia, EU Week of Culture reaches   out to Georgians all over the country to emphasise the common cultural values   between Georgia and European Union member states through music, visual arts,   literature and theatre.

The event offers something for everyone, with classic   guitar music by the Baltic Guitar Quartet, to a traditional Portuguese   musical ensemble Suest' Arte and the progressive techno or DJ Tripeo/Dark   Esser;  Three photography exhibitions,   include a Homage to August Sander in Tbilisi, and two parts of the "Enduring   Bonds" exhibition; Fire Street Theatre from Bulgaria, a Homage to   Tadeusz Kantor and Modern Theatre Talks all look at performance theatre in   different ways; Virtual Reality based Cinekid workshops and Fun and Games   encourage creativity in youth, and literature is well covered by the   presentation of Austrian writer Richard Schuberth presenting the first   chapter of his new book, translated by Georgian writer Anna   Kordzaia-Samadashvili.

Events will take place in Tbilisi, Akhaltsikhe,   Telavi, Kutaisi, Sighnaghi, Rustavi and Poti from 31 October to 08 November   and will feature a   line-up of events from Lithuania, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Poland, the   Netherlands, Bulgaria and France.

The press conference will take place at 18:00 at the   State Conservatory in Tbilisi with a statement by the Ambassador of the   European Union to Georgia, Janos Herman, followed by a concert of the Baltic   Guitar Quartet at 19:00.  

All events are free, and their wide diversity makes   it possible for everyone to experience the culture that bonds us.

For more information about events across Georgia,   please visit www.euculture.ge

For additional information, please see: www.eeas.europa.eu/delegations/georgia

 or contact:

Delegation of the European Union to Georgia Communications Manager: Mikolaj Bekasiak, Mikolaj-Swietopelek.BEKASIAK@eeas.europa.eu

 Cultural coordinator for "Let's Meet   Europe": Nino Dzandzava Nino.Dzandzava@ecorys.com; tel:+995 599640689