The Early Music Festival in Ubeda and Baeza (FMAUB) was born in 1997 with the idea of boosting the candidacy of both cities as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The high international body approved the declaration of Ubeda and Baeza cities as World Heritage Site on July 3, 2003. In its report, UNESCO stressed the union culture and the important contribution of both cities in Spain for the introduction of ideas from Renaissance Italy. A highly innovative and distinctive programming often built upon musicological research is the main feature of the FMAUB.
European Festival of Humour and Satire KREMNICA GAGS is a unique international multigenre event with a long tradition of presenting cultivated humour, independent satire and lively fun. It is held annually for 3 days at the end of August in the centre of the medieval mining and coin-producing town Kremnica. Around 300 established authors, musicians, mimes, dancers, clowns, reciters and street artists from many European countries perform their best productions on stages indoors and out.
Journeys Festival International celebrates the creative talents of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists, sharing refugee experiences through great art and culture. Journeys Festival International is a multi-art form festival that takes place annually in Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth (UK). In 2017, strands of activity will take place in Palermo, Rome (Italy), Hamburg (Germany) and Budapest (Hungary) as part of the European partnership project JOURNEYS.