Sommerblut is a cultural forerunner. The Cologne based festival thinks ahead if it comes to developments in society. Sommerblut shares the vision of cultural participation for all human beings – irrespective of physical or mental abilities, ethnic or social background, age, gender or religion. Sommerblut is experimental and touching. The festival takes risks, breaks up with conventional ways of presenting art and unites diverse perspectives. Sommerblut presents dance, music, visual arts, performance, theatre and literature.
Festival Terras sem Sombra – “Lands Without Shadows” – makes accessible to a wide audience the religious monuments of the Diocese of Beja as prime locations for the enjoyment of sacred music. Since 2003, the festival has pursued a dialogue between the past and present; making links between the arts and the rescue of musical heritage are key elements of this project. Protection of natural resources is another priority: each performance is associated with an action to safeguard local biodiversity.