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Imagining Europe, including European Souvenirs

For nearly 60 years the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) has worked with artists and thinkers from across the globe. Now, as Europe faces one of the most challenging periods in its existence, we want to unravel some of the burning questions confronting contemporary Europe.

Europeans are questioning what it means to be part of Europe and whether they want to continue to be part of it, while people around the world are talking about Europe’s economic and cultural future.

In response, ECF initiates a four-day event – Imagining Europe – that will bring together leading artists and thinkers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to explore these issues, through music, performance, film, exhibitions and debates.

Imagining Europe will take place on the 4–7 October 2012 at the renowned cultural space, De Balie in Amsterdam. Save the date and join us for a long weekend of thought-provoking encounters.

Featuring Indian-born author Amitav Ghosh, Syrian composer and musician Kinan Azmeh, Dutch trumpet player Eric Vloeimans, Belarus Free Theatre, British-based filmmaker John Akomfrah and many more exciting guests.

BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival (also known as just the London Film Festival) is the UK‘s largest public film event, screening more than 300 features, documentaries and shorts from almost 50 countries. The festival, (the LFF), currently in its 55th year, is run every year in the second half of October under the umbrella of the British Film Institute. The Festival showcases the best of world cinema to champion creativity, originality, vision and imagination, and presents the finest contemporary international cinema from both established and emerging film-makers. Set in the Autumn, the festival hosts high profile awards contenders, screens recently restored archive films, champions new discoveries and combines curatorial strength with red carpet glamour. It also provides an extensive programme of industry events, public forums, education events, lectures, masterclasses and Q&As with film-makers and film talent.