Malta Festival Poznan
Sunday 24 June 2018 -
16:00 to 19:00

CREATIVITY TALKS: What kind of festivals do we need in these turbulent times?

Join our debate!

In the history of post-war Europe, theatre festivals have played an important social role. Renowned cultural events like the Avignon and Edinburgh Festivals or the LIFT in London have integrated people and opened them to the world through art. What role should festivals play today, in times of doubt in the existence of community and the marginalisation of art by politicians? How can a festival respond to the needs of local communities whilst maintaining a relation to the socio-political situation in the world?

Speakers: Rose Fenton (UK), Hugo De Greef (Belgium), Bernard Faivre d’Arcier (France), Nele Hertling (Germany), Marta Keil (Poland), Michał Merczyński (Poland), Grzegorz Reske (Poland)

CREATIVITY TALK is an event taking place as part of the Malta Festival, partnered by the British Council.