British Council rolls out art initiative across Europe
Creative Collaboration, a partnership project created by the British Council spanning 18 countries in Europe, including the UK, launches today at King’s Place, London.
Following a series of workshop sessions held by the British Council in 2007-2008 creative professionals from around the region were invited to work together to create cross-border art projects between South East Europe and the UK.
17 large and 11 smaller scale projects have now been developed to form Creative Collaboration, these include performances, publications, exhibitions, installations, networks, websites and workshops.
Among these projects is an inspiring, new piece of theatre, “Tales from the Bar of Lost Souls”, produced by the National Theatre of Greece, Cyprus Theatre Organisation and UK theatre company Imitating the God which will be performed in all 3 countries.
Another project is “Word Express”, a series of train journeys undertaken by writers and translators from different countries starting in Ljubljana, Bucharest and Sarajevo and all ending in Istanbul in an attempt to connect countries and areas where political conflicts has previously prevented cultural contact.