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EFFE Laureate - Edinburgh Festival Fringe
To many the Edinburgh Fringe is the antithesis of a festival; uncurated, shambolic, insanely eclectic and limited only by the physical spaces able to pass the local Council's fire regulations. To others it is the ultimate extravaganza of democratic showmanship.
EFFE Laureate - Walk & Talk Azores
The Walk & Talk Festival began in 2011 as a reaction to the desperation caused by the financial crash and austerity.
EFFE Laureate - Edinburgh International Festival
At the end of August 1972, shortly after my 18th birthday, I went with my school friend James (now the BBC's Diplomatic Editor) to the Edinburgh Festival for the first time.
EFFE Laureate - Buffer Fringe Festival
There are very few events which symbolise the role of the arts in a divided society as succinctly or as effectively as the Buffer Fringe Festival.
EFFE Laureate – Theaterfestival Boulevard s’Hertogenbosch
“The rain cleared and the sun was so bright nobody could see me against it – the cameras were useless,” said Viktorien van Hulst, the Director of Theaterfestival Boulevard.
EFFE Laureate - Gdansk Shakespeare Festival
It will be a surprise to many that one of the world's most important festivals devoted to Shakespeare happens not in an English speaking centre but in Poland's northern industrial port, Gdansk.
EFFE Laureate - Mittelfest
The International Jury for EFFE noted that Mittelfest renews “a dialogue that makes the festival unique, devoted not to an artistic genre, not to a city or an author, but to a precise idea of European citizenship.
26 EFFE Laureates announced
The International Jury of EFFE selects 26 Laureates from amongst the 715 EFFE Labelled Festivals
European Festivals Association’s International Jury announces the EFFE Labels 2017-2018
The International Jury intends to give the greatest diversity of festivals the opportunity to move forward as part of this European festival community.