Traditional dance music is a priceless and vivid part of Poland’s heritage, and has had a significant yet undervalued impact on European and world culture. Thanks to their extraordinary ability to migrate, “mazurka rhythms” have become part of global culture.
Bealtaine is a national festival celebrating creativity as we age. The festival invites older people throughout Ireland to participate in arts events and programmes during May. All art forms are on offer to inspire older people to engage with the arts, as art-makers and audiences.
Lucca, a medieval Tuscan town rich in history and culture, is also the largest paper production centre in Europe. Its unique mix of production, history, tradition and art gives Lucca the title of “world capital of paper”.
Based on the principle of lifelong learning and love for amateur creativity, FAKS – the Amateur Cultural Creation Festival is an international cultural, educational and entertaining event uniting choral singing, brass band, dancing and acting festivals.
MADE is an international, eclectic festival for performing arts at NorrlandsOperan in Umeå, Northern Sweden. Programming takes its vision from the slogan “tradition, innovation, provocation, creativity and accessibility”.
Aalborg Carnival is Northern Europe’s biggest carnival, a week crammed with festivities for all age. The carnival kicks off with the Battle of the Carnival Bands, where the best carnival groups from all over Europe perform in a parade.