08.09.2005 - 08.09.2005

Festival of World Cultures "Window onto the world"

Artistic Director: Lawrence Okey Ugwu
Organizer: The Balic Sea Cultural Centre Gdańsk, Regional Government Office of the Marshal of Pomorskie Vivodeship, City Departament in Gdynia, Radio Gdańsk S.A.

Gdynia – port city – widely open to the Word has always been a European city to the core. On the anniversary of twenty five years of the Agrement In July it is necessary to have a look once again at the meaning of the word „SOLIDARITY”. We would like to touch upon multiweft of the idea, based on the hormony of the outlook of life as well as atitudes and aspirations bringing about the feeling of contribution and responsibility. We must consider „SOLIDARITY” as an undivided activity in order to respekt different cultures, traditions and the outlook on life. The main assumption of the festival is to present the most interesting artistic productions, made by foreign artists living in Poland. In relation to the tradition and cultures of their countries, they enrich our Polish culture and point out brand new trends of its development.

First events of the Festival - "Reading in Jan" - 8th of September at 6 p.m. in St. Jan Centre in Gdańsk , 50 ?więtojańska Street. During the meeting the following authors: Dubravka Ugresić (Croatia), Jachym Topol (Czechoslovakia), Serhij żadan (Ukraine) will read some of episodes from their books.

Next events of the Festival - see the Calendar