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EMBASSY FESTIVAL – LIFTING GLOBAL CULTURE

Saturday 6 September 2014

A wave of global culture will sweep through The Hague during the second annual Embassy Festival, taking place on Saturday, 6 September 2014 from 12:00 – 20:00 on the picturesque Lange Voorhout. Tempt the senses through an exploration of international music, cuisine and culture in a varied, FREE of charge programme which promises to delight and entertain audiences of all ages. Expect an innovative musical programme featuring pop, jazz, folk and classical music, as well as culinary delights, theatre, literature, art and activities spanning all corners of the globe. Stroll the tree-lined boulevard of the Lange Voorhout and soak up the many charms our beautiful world has to offer.

 

The Embassy Festival is organized in close co-operation with the Municipality of The Hague’s Department of International Affairs and the city’s many embassies, spotlighting the different cultures that reside in the Dutch administrative capital.

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Programme

CONTEMPORARY STAGE

 

The musical experience of this stage offers a rich palette of currents from the most diverse countries. Elements of jazz, singer-songwriter, indie pop, flamenco, folk and blues intertwine in an innovative and, at times unexpected, programme.

 

CLASSICAL
STAGE

 

A stone’s throw away from the city’s historic concert halls, opera houses and art galleries, The Hague’s Lange Voorhout makes the perfect backdrop for the international classical programme. In this setting, audiences have the opportunity to savour some the world’s most exciting contemporary performers in engaging concerts celebrating the vitality and diversity of musical culture.

CREATIVE

ARENA

 

In the Creative Arena almost anything goes, from authors reading from their unique travelling stories to traditional dancing and even to ancient literature brought to life.

INTERNATIONAL MARKET

 

The International market is the heart of the Embassy Festival, this is where you can surf the wave of global delights. Meander across the tree-lined boulevard and expect to feel like you’re in ten different countries at once. You will experience the most unique aspects of various parts of the world, with culinary delights, worldly handicrafts, wines from undiscovered regions and special coffees: You will feel like an absolute world traveller!

KIDS COMPOUND

 

The Embassy Festival is an enjoyable getaway for the whole family, with a programme that will delight both young and old. The Kids Compound is especially created for our youngest visitors. Kids can train their sense of rhythm during a cracking Capoeira workshop and in the Musical Playground. Or they start tinkering and use their imagination and creativity to create a new world. Or they get turned into a real bear, princess or crocodile with the aid of skilfully make-up artists.

 

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