European Lab | Nuits Sonores in Lyon
from: WED 13 / 05 / 2015
to: FRI 15 / 05 / 2015
1 Esplanade François Mitterrand
Consult the festival website for details.
At the conference, we’ll be talking about a new opening at NInA, and at the festival we’ll be busy presenting alternative urban culture that permeates this year’s special guest — the city of Warsaw.
European Lab conference is a forum for both professionals and the public with everybody who contributes to tomorrow’s culture. It involves new generations of European cultural stakeholders defending their critical independence from politics, finance, religion and institutions. François Pirola, the event director, commented:
At the Cultural Change Makers panel, we’ll be represented by Agata Kołacz who’ll be speaking about a new opening at NInA and the transition process that every institution interested in entering into a lively dialogue with the public has to endure.
Warsaw at Nuits Sonores
This is the 13th Nuits Sonores festival, the second biggest musical event in France. This year, Warsaw is a special guest.
To celebrate the honor, in collaboration with our co-organizers, the Polish Institute in Paris and LADO ABC, we prepared a hard-hitting dose of culture straight out of Warsaw. For three whole days, Lyon will be a listening to a veritable host of fresh Polish bands, including The Very Polish Cut Outs, Warszawska Orkiestra Rozrywkowa, Mitch&Mitch, Baaba, and many others. In the Ciné Warsaw section, we’ll be hosting a special preview of movies about Warsaw, both documentaries representing the Polish School of Documentary Filmmaking (including Andrzej Munk’s A Walk in the Old City of Warsaw and Sunday Morning) as well as the works of young creatives working under the Munk Studio umbrella (including movies from the First Documentary and 30 Minutes series), all of them well-known to NINATEKA users. Additionally, the Polish Institute in Paris will present a selection of reportages, video clips, short flicks and concert recordings that will round out the overview of Warsaw’s audiovisual culture. Also in the programme: a mural created by the Chazme/Otecki duo, an exhibition of Polish posters, and a bar mleczny, a special kind of cafeteria right out of Warsaw.
The festival organisers commented:
In order to represent the diversity of Warsaw to its full potential, Arty Farty has invited thirty musicians, a dozen designers, two painters and a number of professionals to speak about their city and share ideas on the outlook for culture at the European Lab forum.
And to top it all off, there’ll be plenty of Polish food on the menu to really bring out that Warsaw feeling.