Festival Readings

The Festival Academy

In partnership with The Festival Academy, the Festival of Flanders Mechelen is organising a series of Festival Readings. These readings have been held previously in Sochi, Yerevan, Sibiu and Bari. Immerse yourself in the world of festivals for three days. Renowned festival makers explain their vision and provide more insight into the social role of festivals. You can also find out more about Lunalia behind the scenes.

The Festival Readings are not just aimed at people who have already taken their first steps in the festival world, but also at students of culture management, dramaturgy or production. And of course anyone else who is simply curious about how festivals work is warmly welcome to attend.


Friday 27 April
READING 1: Marta Keil (Polen) curator, dramatist, researcher - City Hall (afternoon - exact schedule tbc)
What if none of the conditions and ways of working that we know is left?
On the festival as common art institution.
20:30 LUNALIA concert: Qntal - A moonparty - Cultural Centre

Saturday 28 April
READING 2: Eva Neklyaeva (Italy) Artistic director Santarcangelofestival - City Hall (morning - exact schedule tbc)
Talks about her experiences as a festival maker
14:00 Workshop Sigrid Hausen - Voice in residence LUNALIA - Cultural Centre
----Visit Mechelen---
19:00 Reading Bruno Tersago (in Dutch) - City Theatre
20:15 LUNALIA concert/documentary - Xenitia - Greece, mon amour - City Theatre
---Closing drink---

Sunday 29 April
READING 3: Andrea Voets (Netherlands) musician and founder Resonate Productions - City Hall(morning - exact schedule tbc)
Musical journalism: identifying emotional blind spots of today
---Closing drink---

27.04.2018 — 29.04.2018
00:00 — 00:00

Festival house De Zalm
Zoutwerf 5
2800 Mechelen

25 euro
The price includes: all the lectures, the concert by Qntal (27 April), the workshop by Sigrid Hausen (28 April) and the concert Xenitia (28 April).

English (except Bruno Tersago: Dutch)

Send a short motivational letter to mechelen@festival.be
Max. 30 participants

The Festival Academy is an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA).