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EMBASSY FESTIVAL - LIFTING GLOBAL CULTURE

Saturday 6 September 2014

 

We would kindly like to invite you to the second edition of Embassy Festival in The Hague on Saturday, 6 September 2014 and let your senses be tempted in many different ways. Exploring, enjoying, getting amazed and learning is what this exciting international event is all about. Be immersed in a wave of global culture that will sweep through the picturesque lanes of Lange Voorhout absorbing the most stunning musical performances, trying the tastiest dishes and sampling drinks from all over the world. Expect a truly innovative, transnational one-day program presenting music (pop, jazz, folk and classical), culinary delights, theatre, literature, art and various activities. Embassy Festival is organized in close cooperation with the Municipality of The Hague’s Department of International Affairs and The Hague’s embassies, spotlighting a range of different cultures that reside in the Dutch administrative capital. Once again, be welcome to take a relaxed stroll down Holland’s most internationally colored boulevard and enjoy the many charms our beautiful world has to offer. The festival, which is a sequel to last year’s The European Life I Live, plans to evolve into an annual event taking visitors all around the world in one exciting weekend at t he start of every cultural season.

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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 many participating Hague-based embassies and organisations form the basis of this surprising and unique event, so it’s little surprise that visitors will be treated to a fully-fledged international market where the most unique aspects of various parts of the world will be represented through characteristic features, activities and products.