1. Facebook: we will try to do our best and update information about the meetings and program. All your comments are needed and welcomed!
2. Cinema Röda Kvarn: there you can see a series of lithographs “Cards” by an amazing artist Maryna Kapilava, completed with a workshop, café, concert of Akana-NHS at the vernissage and presentation – not necessarily in this particular order.
3. RumEtt, Dunkers kulturhus: exhibition of students’ works, batik and oil paintings this year with – if lucky – several models of animals done in different materials Akana-NHS is an honorable guest of the festival and this year they are coming again. Don’t miss the concert at the vernissage! In the last day of the festival young people are going to go wild on each others bodies: what did you think of? I meant bodyart. Come and see!
Year 2011 experiences Helsingborg the shortest invasion ever.
Between the 25 of August and the 3 of September it is fresh breeze of Belarusian culture that comes to the city.
For the first time ever the message it brings along is written by women: curious, creative and all so different: in age, backgrounds, interests, occupations and visions.
Why are we here? Because at some point one you get tired of being surprised with peoples awareness of Belarus - also known in Sweden as Vitryssland, legasy of Soviet Union. At some point - nearly a generation after the old empire fall into pieces - it is logical to expect that an independent country will get it's independence in the minds of west europeans as well.
Sometimes we like certains things, just when we don't have a choice.
Sometimes we hate certain things, just because we never really had a choice.
To be forced to make up your mind is something which is common for both West and East Europe.
The purpose with the festival is not to make Belarus look better. It is about giving you a choice. Something many of us have never been given.
Two simple flowers blue as water in oh so many lakes of Belarus inspired the name of the festival Lin&Blåklint (Flax&Cornflower).
The idea behind is the more you look in history of two coutries, their people's way of thinking and way of liking things, the more and more similarities you will find.
Festival unites several activities, all in Helsingborg, most of them in the centre within 5 minutes walk from each other.
A sneaky start we will have with a concert of ethno-jazz music in S:a Anna chirch on the 24th of August. Two more conserts are taking place, one at Dunkers culture house (Vernissage day on August, 25) and one in Maria chirch (August, 26).
The exhibition og aquarell paintings and children books you will be able to see during the whole festival time in Dunkers.
Walk upphill towards the tower: you might find interesting the photoexhibition: how do you think rural life looks like in Belarus? Have a look at the cinema Röda Kvarn, second floor.
Do absolutely not miss the exhibition of lithographs, design dolls and jewellery in the Purpur gallery in Råå. It is an old fishing district with cosy narrow streets and little houses - just like one on the postcard you get every christmas, and just 5 minutes drive from the centre. Gallery is open Thursday - Saturday.
You will find the schedule of activities in NEWS. Feel free to skip a lot of reading and just enjoy pictures in the Gallery.
We are happy to have such partners, sponsors and supporters as:
Bauder Text& Kommunikation
See you at the festival!