Have you ever watched a film and thought, that really inspired me but what does this mean in the real world?
Have you ever been to a party and thought, wouldn't it be great if politics could be as exciting as this?
Well guess what, all of this is happening this Sunday at one of the coolest venues in London. On the 7th September between 1pm and midnight, come and join us at Cargo, London for a free festival of political and cultural debate, film and live music. ThIs is part of a one-off series of exceptional and unique all day long mini-festivals in London, Northampton and Bristol, organised with European Alternatives to mark the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
LoveDifference Festival will bring the best contemporary music, video art and film from the UK and Europe to three diverse English towns and cities, each of which has a unique recent experience of European immigration.
Mixing UK acts such as The Blessing and hot London electronica sensation Christopher D Ashley with successful Central European acts such as Muzykoterapia (Poland) and Ohm Square (Czech Republic), as well as dialogue artists, writers and filmmakers such as TS Eliot prize-winning poet George Szirtes (Hungary/UK), legendary British filmmaker Ken Loach and Polish artist Joanna Rajkowska (famous for installing a palm tree on Jerusalem Avenue in Warsaw) the festival celebrates cultural exchange and innovation like no other festival is currently attempting.
The Festival also brings together different cultural and political movements and organisations in England and Europe, including Compass Youth, the cultural representations of Poland and Hungary, Pulse Festival of Eastern European music, the Watershed Cinema in Bristol and the Northampton Arts Collective.
With a political as well as cultural edge, the LoveDifference Festival is a long overdue, updated take on an old-fashioned debate to promote a new European ideal of culture, travel, youth and exchange. It pulls European discussion away from tired clichés and into exciting fresh and young venues such as Cargo in London and The Fishmarket Gallery in Northampton. LoveDifference Festival brings the political agenda down from the distant EU bureaucracy to grassroots level of the people whose everyday lives are affected by each and every decision.
In the firm belief that cultural diversity is to be celebrated and cherished, LoveDifference Festival aims to promote the benefits and inspirations that a diverse and unique community can have. Creating a bridge for UK understanding of European cultures and arts, food and lifestyles, LoveDifference Festival is at the forefront of understanding across borders and The European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
Text 'pledge lovedifference' to 60022 (in the UK only)