This year’s European Day of Languages events in Romania will take place on Saturday, September 28, between 11.00 - 17.00, in the garden of the city’s most popular bookshop, Cărturești. The events are organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute, "Vito Grasso" Italian Institute for Culture, British Council, the Polish Institute, the Czech Centre, the Hellenic Foundation of Culture, Goethe-Institut, Cervantes Institute, the French Institute, Délégation Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Centre. Theme for this year’s event is "European Year of Citizens". All the activities –games, competitions and quizzes are connected with the topic of travelling.
On the 26th of September, the European Cultural Institutes in EUNIC Spain will open their doors once again to celebrate European Day of Languages. Twenty cultural institutes based in Madrid are taking part in the activities this year, whose aim is to promote interest in language learning, showcase lesser well known cultures, and allow the public to discover artists and gastronomy from other parts of Europe. Throughout the day over 40 activities will take place, including: plays, food tasting, cinema workshops for kids, guided tours, language classes, storytelling…..the list goes on!
The TRANSPOESIE poetry festival, organized for the third consecutive year by EUNIC Brussels (the European Network of National Institutes for Culture), officially starts on September 26, the European Day of Languages. This year, no fewer than twenty-five countries have joined in to offer the population of Brussels and the users of the public transport in the capital, a series of 25 poems in their original language (23 languages in total) and in their French and Dutch translations.
The poems will be available:
EUNIC cluster India will organize several photo exhibitions starting the 26th of September, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. The exhibition brings together the works of artists all over the world, such as: Fabien Charuau, Hugo and Diego Cifuentes, Orian Zerah, Brothers Vargas or Shantanu Das. One of the photo exhibition is dedicated to Iran and it will host a talk by Shuddabrata Sengupta.
The exhibition will be open to visitors until the 27th of October.
More information can be found in the brochure.
"Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance" - The Dance Festival is taking place for the third time and is already a major event in the cultural calendar of Hanoi. Received by both media and the public with enthusiasm and applause, this festival has successfully contributed to a growing awareness of contemporary dance in Hanoi since 2011. "Europe meets Asia in Contemporary Dance" is an initiative of EUNIC, the Network of European cultural institutes and embassies in Hanoi, in cooperation with the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNBO) and this year will be coordinated by the Goethe Institute.
The launch of this discussion paper intends to continue a process of debate on how to further include culture into the European integration process. Secondly, the Cultural Coalition will utilize the outcomes of this debate to agree on a clear agenda and actions proposals called for by citizens on how culture and Europe can further develop their mutually beneficial relationship in the next 5 year political cycle. The ideal final outcome of the process would be the drafting and adopting of a real resolution in the European Parliament during the next political term.
Unsound London is a four-day event across four venues, featuring cutting-edge artists from Poland, UK, Germany and Austria. It is a festival of advanced and experimental sounds and visuals organised for the first time in London.
Leading up to the annual Unsound Krakow festival in October, Unsound is headed to London for a special edition between 26-29 September 2013. A EUNIC London project, the programme has been produced in association with the Polish Cultural Institute in London, Unsound Productions and Fundacja Tone. It spans events at the BFI Southbank, Barbican Centre and Dalston's Café Oto, along with a night presented with BleeD. Unsound London follows three successful editions in New York, as well as a 2013 edition as part of the prestigious Adelaide Festival.
The Getting to Know Europe project invites residents for an Exhibition Opening: Hamburg: A Journey Into the CityAnew. The event will be held on Monday, September 16, 5:00 PM at University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation Building 145, College Park, Maryland 20742.
The European Book Ottawa meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. These meetings are held at the Ottawa Public Library, in Program B – Lower Level of Sunnyside Branch, 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa.
The members of the European Book Club in Ottawa are: The Austrian Cultural Forum, The Romanian Cultural Institute, Instituto Camões of Portugal, Societá Dante Alighieri, Embassy of the Republic of Poland and The French Embassy.
Next Book Clubs in Ottawa:
October 16, 6 p.m.
Acting as promoters of plurilinguism in the GTA, the Goethe-Institut Toronto, Alliance Française de Toronto, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto, Spanish Centre Toronto and Camões Toronto will be hosting their 4th European Day of Languages in Toronto on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Spanish Centre, 46 Hayden Street,Toronto, ON.
Young audience 1-3pm (by invitation only)
Interactive live performance with Mark Ford, singer-songwriter, presented by Prologue to the Performing Arts, where children from Toronto schools will participate in “composing” a song together with Mark Ford in various European Languages. They will also be participating in a Rhythm, Dance & Music workshop by Dalilyn Martinez.
Adult audience 5-8pm