Gulbenkian’s Eutopia Festival 28 March – 2 April

Gulbenkian is leaving the bickering to the politicians next week, as we choose instead to celebrate the creativity and shared humanity that crosses borders.

  • Thursday 28 March, 19.30 – An Evening of European Poetry. Dynamic, innovative, collaborative poetry from over a dozen of Europe’s most interesting poets marks the night when the UK may or may not leave its own continent. Tickets £5.
  • Friday 29 March, 18.30 – Karlheinz Stockhausen: “Hymnem”. Electronic and concrete music (1966-7), created at the height of the Cold War.  Preceded by free music from Centre for Music and Audio Technology. Tickets: Full £8 / Student £5.
  • Saturday 30 March, 10.00-16.00 -Translating Europe: Hear four European plays translated into English, performed throughout the day. Free admission.
  • Sunday 31 March, 12 noon – Dash Café: Eutopia. Join us for an afternoon of FREE live music, delicious food, storytelling, comedy and short animated films. Free admission.
  • Thursday 2 April, 20.00 – Xylouris White. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, Xylouris White consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Full  admission £20 / Concessions £15

European Films as part of Eutopia

  • Thursday 28 March, 19.00Happy End (15) – A Michael Haneke drama about a family set in Calais with the European Refugee crisis as the backdrop.
  • Friday 29 March, 19.00  – Girl (15) – Lucas Dhont’s transgender coming of age story of a 15 year old girsl, born in the body of a by, who dreams of being a ballerina.
  • Saturday 30 March, 17.15 – Loro (18) – A film by Paolo Sorrentino about the life of Silvio Berlosconi.
  • Saturday 30 March, 20.30The Favourite (15) – Yorgos Lanthimos’ splendid drama around the court of Queen Anne includes Oscar winning performance by Olivia Colman.

Find out more about these and other events on the Gulbenkian webpages.