7th European Festival of Taste in Lublin Tries Georgia
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A creative mixture of food, art, and music, the 7th edition of the European Festival of Taste will be held in Lublin from 2 to 6 September 2015.
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The European Festival of Taste will present the variety and diversity of the Lublin area and Georgia. While strolling the streets of Lublin's Old Town, you will have a chance to meet Katie Melua, Mela Koteluk, Georgian winemakers, Israeli musicians, Ukrainian haidamakas, Macedonian trumpeters and puppeteers from Wrocław, as well as chefs from all around the world.
“The aim of the 7th festival is to present the culture of Georgia to the Polish people. It is their most popular holiday destination, a place from dreams. Dreams of slowing down and tasting life”.
-says Waldemar Sulisz, the director of the festival.
The 7th edition of the European Festival of Taste spans five days and includes over 100 events associated with taste and the magnetic and inspiring culture of Georgia, such as the Inspiration Fair (with over 100 exhibitors from all over Europe), a fish market, a slow food fair, and castle gardens. The fair and exhibition will be held in the courtyard of the Lublin Castle. The Georgian Town of Taste will be erected next to the Brama Krakowska and will offer various cooking shows, concerts, and wine tastings. Georgian food will be cooked in 15 different restaurants by local chefs trained by Georgian Nana Kolbai.
Lublin also boasts a cooking theatre, called JemTeatr, that will perform a play based on Ryszard Kapuściński’s book on Kirghizstan directed by Waldemar Sulisz. The cast includes Ellen Chkhitadze from Georgia, seven Polish traditional dishes cooked by Dorota Otachel and seven Georgian wines.
The European Festival of Taste in Lublin has always presented lively, energetic music. Among the musicians who have performed at the festival are Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa, Stanisław Soyka, Dagadana, Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra, Sanja Ilić & Balkanika, and Czesław Śpiewa. In 2014, an audience of 23 thousand people attended a concert by the legendary Omega and Shantel & Bukovina Club Orchester.
The main star of the 7th edition is Georgian singer Katie Melua, who is to perform on 3 September 2015 at the Arena Lublin, supported by charismatic Mela Koteluk. Israeli A-Wa will play their Hebrew-Arabic music the next day and a concert by the Ukrainian artists Haydamaky and Rokiczanka is scheduled on 6 September. Macedonian trumpeter Džambo Agušev and his brass band are also scheduled to show their innovative take on Balkan music.
Photography exhibitions are also a part of the festival, presenting Georgia and the Crimean Peninsula alike. Pinhole photography workshops will be organized and the Literary Salon will host meetings with writers. Theatre performances, such as Ali Baba and the four robbers puppet show, will also be a part of the festival.
The European Festival of Taste is supported by the Georgian Ministry of Culture and is co-organized by Culture.pl.
Lublin, 2-6 September 2015
Detailed program of the festival HERE
Source: press release, edit. AW
Translated by Paweł Trzaskowski, July 2015.