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Jakarta | ASEAN Literary Festival

Jakarta | ASEAN Literary Festival

Date: March 21, 2014 - March 23, 2014

The first ASEAN Literary Festival takes place in Jakarta 21-23 March 2014. This year’s theme of the festival is “Anthems for the Common People”, which is inspired by “Song of the Grassroots” by Indonesia’s abducted and still-missing but influential poet and activist Wiji Thukul. With the theme, ASEAN Literary Festival wants to dedicate itself to […]  More

Posted: March 10, 2014
Poland | 18th ASSITEJ World Congress | theatre for young people conference

Poland | 18th ASSITEJ World Congress | theatre for young people conference

Date: May 23, 2014 - May 31, 2014

Register now for 18th ASSITEJ World Congress in Warsaw, Poland 23-31 May 2014, bringing professionals worldwide who are involved in theatre with children and young people to meet, debate and engage with the theme: “FACING THE AUDIENCE”. The World Congress theme engages with theatre for children and young people that understands the changes its viewers […]  More

Riga 2014 | time lapse video scans the European Capital of Culture

Date: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Riga 2014 | time lapse video scans the European Capital of Culture

If you are thinking of visiting Riga one of the 2014 European Capitals of Culture, check out this brilliant video of time lapse photography which takes you into the heart of the Latvian capital. It makes you want to experience those huge skies and night reflections for real. Start planning your trip to Riga now! […]  More

Posted: February 24, 2014

New Delhi | Street Art Festival

Date: January 18, 2014 - February 28, 2014

New Delhi | Street Art Festival

St.ART Delhi is an urban art festival that brings together some of the best Indian and International street artists for a month of murals, installations, performances, workshops, walks and talks on the streets. The festival runs 18 January – 28 February 2014 and aims to promote street art and graffiti on Indian landscapes, as well […]  More

Bangkok | BUKRUK / Thai – Europe Connection | street art festival

Date: February 16, 2013 - March 17, 2013

Bangkok | BUKRUK / Thai - Europe Connection | street art festival

Bukruk is a one month street art festival in Bangkok with 27 European and Thai artists, 16th February to 17th March, with indoor and outdoor exhibition, concert and live painting.  More

Posted: February 14, 2014

New Zealand International Arts Festival

Date: February 21, 2014 - March 16, 2014

New Zealand International Arts Festival

New Zealand Festival Welcomes the World in 2014 for 24 spectacular days to Wellington, New Zealand (21 Feb – 16 Mar). The programme includes music, theatre, dance, visual arts, film and a Writers Week. Performers and artists from Ireland, the UK, Australia, France, Germany and Spain, among others. In the performing arts, there’s a great […]  More

Posted: February 11, 2014

2014 Hong Kong Arts Festival

Date: February 18, 2014 - March 22, 2014

2014 Hong Kong Arts Festival

The 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival takes place 18 February – 22 March 2014. The extensive programme features opera, music, theatre and dance, with performers from the Netherlands, France, Russia, Italy, Korea, Scotland, England, Germany, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland, alongside Cantonese Opera and the National Theatre of China. One of the premiere events this year […]  More

Posted: February 10, 2014

2nd Lahore Literary Festival

Date: February 21, 2014 - February 23, 2014

2nd Lahore Literary Festival

The second annual Lahore Literary Festival takes place on Feb 21, 22, and 23. The Lahore Literary Festival celebrates the pure power of the written word and explores the interconnections between literature and art, theater, film, television, journalism, and activism. The festival is held in Pakistan’s creative capital. Lahore has a proud and long tradition […]  More

Posted: February 3, 2014

Brisbane | World Theatre Festival 2014

Date: February 13, 2014 - February 23, 2014

Brisbane | World Theatre Festival 2014

Running over 11 days from 13-23 February 2014, World  Theatre Festival (WTF) is a festival of performance – Brisbane Powerhouse’s iconic global contemporary performance event where culture and spectacle collide. Featuring works that challenge the traditional definitions of theatre, WTF14 brings together a worldly ensemble of irreverent, iconoclastic performance artists unlike any other. Programme includes: Abandon […]  More

Posted: January 29, 2014

Copenhagen | Wondercool Cultural February 2014

Date: February 1, 2014 - February 28, 2014

Copenhagen | Wondercool Cultural February 2014

Wondercool is a great cultural partnership event that installs a Cultural February in chilly Copenhagen for the whole of the winter month. Nine festivals and institutions join forces to bring you events that will tempt the ears, delight the taste buds and indulge the aesthetic senses. Visitors will have the chance to sample a cocktail […]  More

Posted: January 27, 2014

Mumbai | Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014

Date: February 1, 2014 - February 9, 2014

Mumbai | Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, now in its 16th year, is a community celebration of the arts within one of the most beautiful and historic precincts of Mumbai, The Kala Ghoda Art District.  The Festival has grown into a hugely successful event, drawing over 150,000 people from all over the city and visitors to 350 […]  More

Toulouse | Festival Made in Asia | focus on Viet Nam

Date: January 30, 2014 - February 15, 2014

Toulouse | Festival Made in Asia | focus on Viet Nam

Since 2008, the festival Made in Asia offers an opportunity to discover the cultures of Asia, by inviting to Toulouse artists and high level cultural specialists from Asia. In 2014, the Made in Asia Festival discovers Viet Nam, as part of the Year of Viet Nam in France. With a strong programming of arts and […]  More

Posted: January 10, 2014

Mandalay | Irrawaddy Literature Festival 2014

Date: February 14, 2014 - February 16, 2014

Mandalay | Irrawaddy Literature Festival 2014

Following the success of the inaugural Irrawaddy Literature Festival in Yangon, the ILF 2014 heads to Mandalay for Myanmar’s next literary event from 14-16 February 2014. The Irrawaddy Literary Festival 2014 will be held in the grounds of the magnificent Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay. The world’s largest book, inscribed on 729 white marble tablets, dots the […]  More

Posted: January 9, 2014

Karachi Literature Festival

Venue: Beach Luxury Hotel, Karachi

Date: February 7, 2014 - February 9, 2014

Karachi Literature Festival

The Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) in Pakistan was launched in 2010 and is open to all and free. In 2014, the 5th KLF runs 7-9 February. It brings together and celebrates authors writing in diverse languages, genres and traditions and features debates, discussions, lectures, mushairah, a book fair, book launches, readings, signings, comedy, satire, theatre […]  More

Posted: January 6, 2014

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014

Date: January 8, 2014 - January 19, 2014

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014 explores and exults in the different aspects of the relationship between ‘Art and the People’ and runs 8-19 January in various venues across the city.  The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014 marks the 10th year that The Necessary Stage (TNS) and M1 have been presenting the festival to the […]  More

Amsterdam | Murakami Festival

Date: January 11, 2014

Amsterdam | Murakami Festival

The Dutch literary magazine Das Magazin turns Amsterdam into a gigantic Murakami reading club. On Saturday the 11th of January the Murakami Festival will take place in venues across the city.  Join the Murakami reading club! A month before the festival, five hundred readers will receive Murakami’s newest book, a month before it will be […]  More

Posted: January 2, 2014

India | Jaipur Literature Festival

Date: January 17, 2014 - January 21, 2014

India | Jaipur Literature Festival

DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific, and the most prestigious celebration of national and international literature to be held in India. 2014 Jaipur Literature Festival takes place 17-21 January 2014. JLF encompasses a range of readings, talks, debates, performances, children’s workshops and interactive activities held in the beautiful heritage property, […]  More

Posted: December 30, 2013

Shenzhen | 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture

Date: December 6, 2013 - February 28, 2014

Shenzhen | 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture

The 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB) opened on 6th December in Shenzhen, China and runs to 28 February 2014. Adhering to his manifesto statement of “Biennale as risk”, the Creative Director and Co-Curator of the Biennale, Dutch curator Ole Bouman has overseen the transformation of a derelict Shenzhen glass factory into a ‘Value Factory’, […]  More

Posted: December 9, 2013

Hanoi New Music Festival

Date: November 30, 2013 - December 8, 2013

Hanoi New Music Festival

The Hanoi New Music Festival is the first ever experimental music festival to be held in Vietnam. From November 30th to December 8th 2013, the festival is a focal point for both emerging and established local and international experimental musicians. The aim of the Hanoi New Music Festival is to present outstanding international productions as […]  More

Posted: December 1, 2013

Malaysia | George Town Literary Festival 2013

Date: November 29, 2013 - December 1, 2013

Malaysia | George Town Literary Festival 2013

George Town Literary Festival on the theme The Ties That Bind will be held over three days (29 November to 1 December 2013) in the historic city of George Town, Penang. The Festival will host 18 acclaimed writers from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, India, Australia, Italy, Malaysia, the United States and Canada. The inaugural festival […]  More

Posted: November 8, 2013

Berlin | Cyberfest 2013 | international cyber art festival

Date: November 13, 2013 - November 17, 2013

Berlin | Cyberfest 2013 | international cyber art festival

Held annually since 2007, CYBERFEST is the first and biggest festival for technologically-based art in Russia. For the first time, CYBERFEST 2013 moves from St Petersburg to Berlin for the festival 13-17 November, strengthening interntional cultural exchange between Art and Technology creatives. A moment of change… Art & Tech innovators unite to share history and […]  More

Posted: November 6, 2013

Singapore Biennale 2013

Date: October 26, 2013 - February 16, 2014

Singapore Biennale 2013

Against a backdrop of past and continuous change in Southeast Asia, artists have been reflecting, mediating, envisioning, and making propositions. If The World Changed, the title of the 4th Singapore Biennale (26 October – 16 February), is an invitation to artists to respond to and reconsider the worlds we live in, and the worlds we […]  More

Posted: October 25, 2013

Tokyo Designers Week 2013

Date: October 26, 2013 - November 4, 2013

Tokyo Designers Week 2013

TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK (26 October – 4 November 2013) is an international design event that gathers the excellent design and art from all over the world in areas close to our every-day lives, such as architecture, interior, product design, graphic design and art. The winners will be announced for the Asia Awards, the Asia Awards […]  More

Posted: October 23, 2013

London | South Asian Literature Festival

Date: October 23, 2013 - November 1, 2013

London | South Asian Literature Festival

The South Asian Literature Festival, London’s premier event for writing and discussion on the Indian Sub-continent returns to the capital for the fourth consecutive year from October 23rd to November 1st 2013. Major themes this year include Indo-Caribbean literature, the ‘Other’ in Asian Britain, Partition and Mythology. The Festival opens with a look at Asian […]  More

Posted: October 22, 2013

Kyoto Experiment 2013 | international performing arts festival

Date: September 28, 2013 - October 27, 2013

Kyoto Experiment 2013 | international performing arts festival

Kyoto Experiment 2013 international performing arts festival runs in September/October 2013. Kyoto Experiment is celebrating its 4th year. It brings together cutting edge performing arts and artists from Brazil, Germany, England, Argentina as well as Japan. Encountering unconventional work that expands existing notions and genres is at the heart of this experiment. In addition to […]  More

Posted: October 11, 2013

Festival / Tokyo 2013

Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Owlspot Theater, Nishi-Sugamo Arts Factory, Theater Green, Asahi Art Square

Date: November 9, 2013 - December 8, 2013

Festival / Tokyo 2013

The 2013 edition of Festival / Tokyo takes Travels in Narrative as a theme. Launched in February 2009, F/T is based mainly in the area of Ikebukuro in northwest Tokyo. Over its previous five festivals it has staged 104 productions and 780 performances, achieving audiences of over 260,000 people.  More

Posted: October 10, 2013

France | 12th Biennale de Lyon of Contemporary Art

Date: September 12, 2013 - January 5, 2014

France | 12th Biennale de Lyon of Contemporary Art

Meanwhile … Suddenly and Then …. For the Biennale de Lyon 2013, curator Gunnar B. Kvaran has invited artists from all over the world who work in the narrative field and use art to experiment with the modalities and mechanisms of storytelling. The Biennale runs in Lyon, France from 12 September 2013 to 5 January […]  More

Posted: October 7, 2013

Belgium | europalia.india

Date: October 4, 2013 - January 26, 2014

Belgium | europalia.india

For its 24th biennial, Europalia International will bring India to the heart of Europe. During 4 months (October 4 2013 – January 26 2014) you can discover this mysterious and fascinating country, where different cultures meet, interact and bring about a unique creativity. europalia.india will translate India’s immense cultural wealth into a multidisciplinary programme comprising […]  More

Posted: October 1, 2013

Japan | KOBE Biennale 2013

Date: October 1, 2013 - December 1, 2013

Japan | KOBE Biennale 2013

KOBE Biennale 2013 runs 1 October – 1 December. It aims to use the power of art to inspire people to reconsider and re-evaluate local resources, and to spread the word about the wonderful resources that Kobe has; to serve as a gathering of creative talent; to serve as forum for interaction of Art Culture […]  More

Posted: September 27, 2013

Bali | Ubud Writers and Readers Festival | Asia-Europe Short Story Contest Winners presentation

Date: October 11, 2013 - October 15, 2013

Bali | Ubud Writers and Readers Festival | Asia-Europe Short Story Contest Winners presentation

The 2013 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (11-15 October) brings with it the spirit of coming home, and pulls together the best Indonesian, South East Asian and international voices as it celebrates its 10-year anniversary. The winners of the Asia-Europe Short Story Contest will attend and receive their awards from ASEF. LONG WAY HOME – […]  More

Posted: September 26, 2013

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