Seven European festivals make the best of their locations and the late-summer timing to show off al fresco programmes this September – Visa Pour l’Image, Getxophoto, BredaPhoto, Festival Images Vevey, Landskrona Foto Festival, Guernsey Photo Festival, and Brighton Photo Biennial
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Start making your foodie plan of attack by perusing the newly released menus for this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The event will be held from Aug. 30-Nov. 12. Park admission is required.
This year’s festival doesn’t have as many new marketplaces as last year: the Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar. The Festival Center Wine Shop will serve food and drink as well.
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The L.A. Film Festival announced its 2018 competition lineup Tuesday, with 40 feature films, 41 short films and 10 short episodic works from around the world screening over the course of the eight-day event.
Of the festival’s films, 42% are directed by women and 39% are directed by people of color.
“Our mission of finding fresh new voices from different geographical and cultural axes remains true,” festival director Jennifer Cochis said in a statement. “These storytellers are united by their ability to transport, impact and inspire audiences with the power of their craft.”
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The Outlaw Music Festival, a revolving consortium of progressive-country and Americana acts topped by Willie Nelson, will reach Los Angeles for the first time this fall with a stop on Oct. 21 at the Hollywood Bowl.
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Isn’t the entire world just one big “complex political climate” these days?
Inaugurated at last year’s Jerusalem Film Festival (JFF), Think Fest, Jerusalem’s platform to discuss the future of film festivals, was back for its second edition on Friday (July 27).
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50 booths, 50 food items, one from each state
If you had to pick one food item to represent Ohio, what would it be?
Cincinnati chili, pierogi, corn on the cob? Good answers all, but Richard Gore, a native New Yorker, came up with a sweeter choice: Buckeyes, the chocolate and peanut butter concoction made to look like a nut.
You’ll get to sample Ohio buckeyes – plus a food item representing each of the country’s 49 other states – at the inaugural Flavored Nation food event, coming to Columbus next month.
There will be 50 booths with 50 chefs creating one iconic food dish from every state.
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Very excited to hear about this and hope the idea spreads. I’ve wanted to do something similar for years. I used to have a notebook of “literary themes” to work from for parties, especially viewing parties with books made into films. Love the idea of whole festivals built around it! If you want to “escape” reality, why not go “all in”, eh? 🙂
I’d really like to see regional literary festivals throughout the USA much the way you find Renaissance Festivals with a different book chosen each year for each festival. Would be so much fun! Books would have to be chosen a year or two in advance though to allow time for cosplayers and set designs, but so fun!
A new literature events company called Story Machine Productions plans to “revolutionise the experience of books” by creating “immersive performances” at festivals inspired by book content alone.
The outfit – spearheaded by Norwich publisher Sam Ruddock (pictured), a former Waterstones bookseller – aims “to do for literature and human knowledge what Secret Cinema has done for film: create exciting celebrations of the written word”. This it will do by remaining “100% faithful” to chosen texts while working with filmmakers, dancers, actors, musicians and visual artists to widen their appeal, presenting what it hopes will be a creative new platform for publishers and authors to promote their books and “stand out in a crowded marketplace”.
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