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    Avanti! Summer Sounds Festival

    The southern Finnish town of Porvoo will once again host the annual Avanti Summer Sounds Festival for five days, starting next Wednesday 27th June. With an exciting programme of works spanning 400 years, the entertainment will...[more]


    Rigas Ritmi

    Rigas Ritmi has earned its place as one of the Baltic region’s most beloved music festivals and it returns once again in 2018, starting next Thursday and running all weekend until Saturday 30th June.[more]


    Gaudeamus Student Festival 2018

    By happy coincidence, the immense song and dance festival Gaudeamus, held only every 4 years, returns once again in June 2018 to make Estonia’s centenary anniversary even more of a celebration.[more]



    Discover the unique sounds of Baltic regional jazz, while celebrating the first weekend of the summer by the sea! JazzBaltica returns once again this summer to the picturesque town of Timmendorfer Strand in northern Germany from...[more]


    Warsaw Improv Festival

    The Warsaw Improv Festival returns to the Polish capital this month with 5 fun filled days of creative and dynamic comedic adventure. The festival opens on Wednesday 20th June and runs for 5 days until Sunday 24th June.[more]


    Matters_ Open Call for Sound Artists

    Sound artists wanting to explore, discover and add urban and industrial-style sounds to their repertoire are invited to apply for a 2-week residency being held in Kaunas, Lithuania in August. The deadline for applications is...[more]


    Intl Jazz Platform Application Open Call

    Applications for the International Jazz Platform creative jazz workshop to be held in July in Poland are currently open, with the deadline of June 28th for all submissions to be received. [more]


    European Cultural Heritage Summit

    Europe’s cultural agenda will take front of stage next week in Berlin as the European Cultural Heritage Summit takes place in the capital from the 18th to the 24th of June. [more]


    Culture Night Lithuania

    Vilnius’ festive Culture Night returns this week to once again put the best of the city’s art and cultural treasures in the spotlight, with the added magic of nighttime surroundings. Culture Night 2018 will be held this Friday...[more]


    LiteratureXchange Festival

    Aarhus will become the literary heart of the Baltics in June as its International Literature Festival takes place between 14th and 24th June at various venues around the Danish city. [more]


    Helsinki Day

    If you are lucky enough to be in Finland next week you can take part in its capital’s biggest party as Helsinki day is celebrated all over the city on Tuesday 12th June.[more]


    Tallinn Art Week

    Tallinn Art Week is a week-long contemporary art festival held in the Estonian capital, launching this Sunday and organised by the Estonian Contemporary Art Center NOAR.[more]


    Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival

    The beginning of summer is of course a celebration throughout the Baltic region but in Lithuania it is celebrated every year with the Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival. The festival kicks off this Thursday 7th June for 3 days of...[more]


    Baltic Pride 2018

    Celebrations of International LGBT+ Pride Month are underway all over the world, and nothing makes the blue Baltic sky look finer than a sea of rainbow flags, which will be in abundance at Riga’s Baltic Pride event next weekend. [more]


    Sharing Heritage through Digitalisation at the 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR

    June 4th and 5th will see Tallinn hosting the 9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). “Sharing Heritage through Digitalisation,” a seminar co-organised by the Policy Areas of Culture and Innovation...[more]


    Open Call: Sam Rit Residency - Are You Cold? หนาวไหม -

    Artists, art professionals, researchers and students from the Baltic region and Russia are invited to apply for a position at the Sam Rit residency “Are You Cold?”, being held in Sam Rit, northern Thailand this European winter. [more]


    Vilnius Festival

    After celebrating 20 years last year, in 2018 the Vilnius Festival returns, bringing some of the finest classical and contemporary music to Lithuanians. Launching this Sunday, the festival will run for just over 2 weeks until...[more]


    Reykjavik Arts Festival

    In June 2018, Reykjavik will enjoy the return of the Reykjavik Arts festival, with a focus on the concepts of home and its meaning to all of us. The festival opens on Friday 1st June and runs for two weeks. [more]


    ELBJAZZ Festival 2018

    The picturesque surrounds of Hamburg harbour and the stunning Elbphilharmonie provide the backdrop once again for the much-loved ELBJAZZ festival this weekend.[more]


    Klang - Copenhagen Avant-garde Music Festival

    The cities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg are currently deep in preparations to once again host Denmark’s largest contemporary music festival. Klang kicks off on next Tuesday with 12 days of great music, entertainment and...[more]


    CPH Stage 2018

    CPH stage returns to Copenhagen next week, presenting 12 days of exciting Danish and international theatre to local and non-Danish audiences. The festival kicks off next Thursday and runs until the 9th of June.[more]


    Call for Papers: Rethinking the Mobility of Aesthetics

    The call for papers is now open for the Rethinking the Mobility of Aesthetics conference in Warsaw, Poland in October. Submissions are currently being accepted and the deadline is Wednesday 20th June 2018.[more]


    European Festival of the First Novel

    For the 16th year running, the annual European Festival of the First Novel will take place this week in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany. The festival starts on Thursday and runs for 4 days. [more]


    Tallinn HeadRead Literary Festival

    Estonia’s capital will welcome writers, publishers, and translators from all over the world this week to the annual Tallinn HeadRead literary festival, starting Wednesday and running for five days.[more]


    Classical Beat Festival

    The Classical Beat Festival has been on all this week in the HanseBelt region of Germany, with the best yet to come this weekend, including finale concerts on Saturday night in Lübeck, Germany and Sunday in Lund, Sweden.[more]


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