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EFFE Laureate - FMM Sines, Festival Músicas do Mundo
For most of the last five hundred years Sines has been best known as the birthplace of the explorer Vasco da Gama, the first European to find his way to India by sailing round the Cape of Good Hope.
EFFE Laureate - Gender Bender International Festival
It is rare for a theme to come first and then have a festival started to develop it. That is the case, though, with Gender Bender.
EFFE Laureate - Asalto International Festival of Public Art
Asalto International Festival of Public Art began a dozen years ago with a group of young graphic artists who used to “do some 'vandalism' in the streets,” but who were more ambitious for their art and surroundings.
EFFE Laureate - Gogolfest Annual Multidisciplinary International Festival of Contemporary Art
The EFFE jury said, “in a country with no tradition of contemporary culture... Gogolfest has a huge impact on Ukrainian society."
EFFE Laureate - Les Eurockéennes de Belfort
It was with just a touch of pride that Hervé Castéran admitted that, “we used to have a strong reputation as the muddiest festival in France”. Hervé is Communications Director of Les Eurockéennes and the comparison with Glastonbury is one that he relishes.
EFFE Laureate - Africtions, captured by dance
Africtions is neither the largest nor the most established festival on the menu but, if it continues along the way it has been going, it may turn out to have some of the most lasting benefits of any.
EFFE Laureate European Film Festival Palić
Often it seems to be true that the less likely the location, the more interesting and daring is its festival. This is certainly the case with Palić, a small lakeside town a few kilometres from the Hungarian border in the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina.
EFFE Laureate - Bábkarská Bystrica Tour Double Impulse
The Babkarska Bystrica tour transferred its work out into the countryside, taking performers from all over the world into six small towns and villages.
EFFE Laureate - Athens Digital Arts Festival
The Athens Digital Arts Festival describes itself as celebrating 'digital culture through an annual gathering bringing together a global community of artists and audiences'.
EFFE Laureate - 12 Points Jazz Festival
One of the clever things about Dublin's 12 Points jazz festival is that it does not always happen in Dublin.
EFFE Laureate - Festival of Wonder
One of the most upmarket districts of Jutland is a surprising place to find Denmark's main festival of puppetry: the Festival of Wonder.