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
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