Gemeente Toerisme Damme

'NIEMAND IS EEN EILAND' / Art festival Damme 2021

ARTS FESTIVAL
24 SEPTEMBER - 12 DECEMBER 2021
Each year, the Damme arts festival presents collected stories. The power of words and the power of images play the main roles. With a combination of literature, poetry, visual arts, photography, philosophy, heritage, nature and gastronomy, the Kunstenfestival Damme is an experience for young and old. Damme likes to give you time to relax, discover and meet people.

NOBODY IS AN ISLAND
Nobody is an island' reflects the sensitive connection between fauna and flora and everything that is. The duality of everything that exists reinforces the fragility of that great connection. As in previous editions, the artistic content of the Damme City Festival grows organically around the vision of artists, writers, poets and other creative partners.
The visitor looks, sees, reads, listens, hears, feels, thinks, chooses, interprets, reflects: he goes home with his memories and reflections. This is precisely where the power and value of art lies: it adds something to our own being. For those who look and read carefully, artists, writers and poets reveal a piece of their soul. They tell us how they see life and the world, how they experience success, failure, challenge, threat, joy, sorrow, passion and loneliness. Their stories breaks down barriers and connect people. They help us in our never-ending search for identity and authenticity.
Our language and images are also an amalgam. Every day, we are faced with an overwhelming flow of information. Every day, we must select, organise and interpret this information. These are times of absurd abundance. The perception of all this is our own personal reality.
Kunstenfestival Damme 2021 is about freedom, loneliness and connectedness; about absurd abundance, about the extraordinary and the ordinary, about choices, about being yourself, about manipulation, about perception and reality, about the omnipresent media, about desire, change and transience, about our eternal battle between thinking and feeling. About all of us; about how it is that we can be together or alone, happy or unhappy, and if that doesn't lead to accidents.

PRACTICAL
Opening hours:
Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
from 12h to 18h
IJsberg Foundation
Burgstraat 5
8340 Damme
A visit to the City Festival starts at IJsberg. Besides the reception of the festival you will also find a cosy meeting place here. With a reading café, a book shop and an exhibition space, there is something for young and old at IJsberg.

When

  • from Fri 24 September 2021 till Sun 12 December 2021
    Monday
    closed
    Tuesday
    closed
    Wednesday
    from 12 till 18 uur
    Thursday
    from 12 till 18 uur
    Friday
    from 12 till 18 uur
    Saturday
    from 12 till 18 uur
    Sunday
    from 12 till 18 uur

Where

Stichting IJsberg
Burgstraat 5, 8340 Damme

Organizer

Stadsfestival Damme / Stichting IJsberg

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