23.02.2011 -

XXVIIth edition of the International Festival “Sarajevo Winter”. Sarajevo, BiH. 7-28 February 2011

UNESCO Venice Office is supporting this event organised by the International Peace Center Sarajevo within the framework of the UN Joint Programme “Improving cultural understanding in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, implemented by UNESCO through its Project Office in Sarajevo, and seeks to promote intercultural dialogue as well as creativity and diversity of cultural expressions.


The Sarajevo Festival is a traditional meeting place for artists and citizens from the region and beyond, featuring exhibits and performances, and is placed this year under the theme “Art of Love”.  Programme of events includes theatre plays, concerts, movies, fine arts, architecture and video exhibitions, panel discussions, literary events.

The Festival is held under the auspices of UNESCO, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the European Union, the Presidency of BiH, The Federation of BiH, the Council of Ministers of BiH, Sarajevo Canton, City of Sarajevo and Stari Grad Municipality.

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, has sent a message of support for the closing of the Sarajevo Winter Festival, emphasizing that this festival is “a yearly reminder of the power of culture to amaze, stimulate, question and unite”. The message is available for download from the right menu.

Links : http://sarajevskazima.ba

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