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🎉🐜🎪Mini Art Fest, the unique festival for Contemporary Circus in Sofia returns with its Anniversary edition celebrating 10 years from October 2-18 in the circus tent of “Circus Ivanov", with the beautiful festival venue at South Park 2/ Hilton Park in Sofia. 🎭🎶🎪As the last year's edition of the festival was a gift for the children of Sofia, now the event will be for literally everyone, with an emphasis on the city man who wants and immerses himself in the atmosphere of mystery called "contemporary circus art”, to learn its mechanisms, to understand its messages, to experience its emotion. Despite the objective challenges of all kinds - health, social, financial, etc., Mini Art Fest 10 invites you not just to share the idea of contemporary circus, but to celebrate it live! 🤝Mini Art Fest 10 is part of the calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality for 2020. The festival is organized with the support of Sofia Municipality - Program Europe, The French Institute in Sofia, The French Embassy in Sofia, Italian Cultural Institute in Sofia, Teatroskop - regional program for contemporary performing arts and Circus Ivanov. ✨Over the years, the Bulgarian audience has had really rare opportunities to get in touch with contemporary circus and this has usually been in the context of contemporary theater and dance festivals/events. Now, however, Mini Art will take care of this again, and the audience will be able to peek symbolically, but also in essence, in the circus courtyards of France and Italy with touring international artists who are part of the cream of the world contemporary circus. 📌The festival begins on Friday, October 2, with the performance "Freaks" by the French artist Paul Keaton, based on movements, manipulation of objects and magic. Photographic exhibition of eccentric costumes and a corresponding performance "Clothes for Transcendence". The futuristic and even post-apocalyptic and post-punk concept belongs to the British artist Nicholas MacArthur, and the photos - to the Bulgarian Photographer Geo Kalev. We will experience the style and aesthetics of the abandoned and lonely, inhabiting abandoned factories, swampy viaducts and marginal landfills. The photos will be on view throughout the festival. 📌On Saturday we will watch 2 performances - Bulgarian and Italian. First, the native name the artist Ashton Ka will present the attraction of the living statue, and in the evening the Italian company Duo Masawa - Hand-to-Hand acrobats will impress the audience with their show "V.O.G.O.T", which is based on the sensory connection between man and woman as a challenge, adventure and wealth of human communication. 📌On Sunday night, the culmination of Mini Art Fest 10 with the highlight in the program is the performance "Unstable" by "Les Hommes Penches" from France, which problematizes the vulnerable life of the artist and poet, self-building in the surrounding prosaic world. Currently, the show is touring the Balkans, and one of its stops is Bulgaria and Mini Art Fest. Of course, on the last night the prize of the festival - Golden Ant will be awarded. 🎶There will also be an accompanying diverse music program with concerts by The band The Bedlam Club improviser from "Create Me" by Konstantin Kuchev, The singer Mihaela Mártin, The musician, producer and composer Ivan Shopov with his new music project -TRIGAIDA and DJ Africando. 🍔🍟🥙 🍩🧇🥞🥐🥤🍻🍹 We will enjoy drinks and culinary specialties over the whole weekend from Burgers on The Road and Lolly - Sweet Bar Caravan. 🎫Tickets through EVENTIM.bg Festival Workshops 🎪🤸🤹 Unicycling - Sofia Unicycle Club Acro Yoga - Acro Yoga Sofia Glass balancing - Duo "Sense" Circus Playground - Mini Art Foundation Handstand - Galina Ryom-Røjbek Juggling - Dimitar Germanov Another exciting part of the Mini Art Festival is the opportunity to participate in workshops with local and international artists. Some workshops are with free entrance some are with a small participation fee. At all workshops there will be easy access to disinfection, gloves and water. Read more about all the workshops at miniartfest.com 🎫Tickets through EVENTIM.bg
International online seminar “Active European Citizens Against Hate Speech”, 5 October, 11.00 - 16.00 EEST Latvian Human Rights Centre in cooperation with its partner organizations “Multi Kulti Collective” (Bulgaria), “Human Rights House Zagreb” (Croatia), “Estonian Human Rights Centre” (Estonia), “Participation for All” (Latvia), “Human Rights Monitoring Institute” (Lithuania), “Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania - PATRIR” (Romania) is organizing an online international seminar “Active European Citizens Against Hate Speech” on hate speech and its impact on vulnerable groups, young people and society in general on 5th October. Hate speech is often used as a tool to target different vulnerable groups, especially minorities, immigrants and refugees. It causes their alienation and exclusion which leads to marginalization. Such narratives weaken democracy and strengthen positions of far-right and radical right populists and Eurosceptics. During the interactive seminar participants will: • Discover the latest trends and developments in regard to hate speech in the European Union and European countries in particular; • Learn how hate speech promotes Euroscepticism and threatens democratic values; • Discuss what actions needed to be taken to combat hate speech effectively and strengthen democratic values; • Share best practices on youth work approaches in combating hate speech and civil participation of vulnerable groups in the prevention of hate speech/promotion of tolerance. The seminar will be attended by participants-experts from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia. The seminar is open for a diverse group of participants - human rights organizations, NGOs working with vulnerable groups (minorities, migrants, refugees etc.), youth organizations and youth workers, experts and policymakers working with the topic of intolerance and hate speech. The seminar is based on methods of non-formal education and envisages active participation of each participant. During the seminar, everyone will have the opportunity to be actively involved, express their own views, share experience, work in groups, and take part in one of the workshops. Therefore, we would like to ask the participants to join the online seminar using computer, camera and microphone in order to be able to take part in interactive activities. Organizers of the event expect participants to be present for all sessions of the seminar. The participants who will take part in all sessions, will receive certificates of attendance. The programme is here. The working language of the seminar is English. To register for the online seminar, please fill in the online registration form https://forms.gle/CQDXzy3kZdkHF9qB9 until 27 September. We highly appreciate your participation! The seminar is organized in the framework of the project “Active European Citizens Against Hate Speech”. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the new generation of European citizens about the impact of hate speech on democratic participation and European values. The project is implemented by the “Latvian Centre for Human Rights” (project coordinator), “Participation for All” (Latvia), “Estonian Human Rights Centre”, “Human Rights Monitoring Institute” (Lithuania), “Multi Kulti Collective” (Bulgaria), “Human Rights House Zagreb” (Croatia), “Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania - PATRIR”. The project is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.