European Cultural Days to enliven Black Sea

European Cultural Days to enliven Black Sea

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
European Cultural Days to enliven Black Sea

This photo shows a scene from ‘Fados,’ one of the films at the event, which wil continue unti May 22.

Fifteen prestigious European films will be screened in the Black Sea region through May 22. Screenings of the films from eight European countries will take place as part of “European Culture Days: Art in Movement,” which is organized by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC).

The events will run for 10 days in five Black Sea provinces including Sinop, Trabzon, Ordu, Samsun (language events only) and the eastern province of Erzurum. In addition to the film screenings, the program also includes exhibitions, concerts and events to celebrate European Languages Days.

Art in Movement 2013 is being held by EUNIC members, including the embassy of Austria, British Council, Institut Français, Goethe Institut, embassy of Greece, Instituti Italiani di Cultura di Ankara e di Istanbul, Camoes - Institute for Cooperation and Language and Institutul Cultural Român Dimitrie Cantemir Istanbul. The festival aims to strengthen cultural relations between Turkey and European Union countries and provide greater understanding of contemporary European art and artists.

Diversity of culture

“Through Art in Movement, EUNIC goes to different cities each year to share the diversity and richness of European culture with new audiences across Turkey. The festival highlights how much we all have in common and connects people through the arts,’’ said Anne-Elisabeth Gautier-Budai, president of EUNIC Turkey and director of the French Institute of Turkey.

Film screenings will take place in Deniz Cinema in Sinop, Lara Cinema in Trabzon, Ordu Municipality’s Karadeniz Theater Hall in Ordu and Atatürk University’s Culture Center in Erzurum.

Visual arts enthusiasts can visit the exhibition “Post-Oil City,” from May 14 to 25 at the Fine Arts Gallery, Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate of the Sinop Governorate in Sinop.

The Nadishana and Kuckhermann Duo, which combines the techniques of the hang and handpan instrument group with the ancient Khuzebar music tradition, will offer a unique musical experience to audiences at Ordu Municipality Karadeniz Theater Hall on May 16 and in Sinop Community Center on May 18.

As part of European Languages Days, German teacher and musician from Prague, Jens Krüger, will sing in a variety of European languages with an accordion accompaniment, encouraging audiences to take part and better understand how songs can enhance language learning. Krüger will be in Samsun on May 13, Ordu on May 14 and Trabzon on May 15.