The Eurocultured street culture event series will reach its conclusion with a grand festival on the River Aura banks. The free public event will introduce as many as 300 artists from over 10 different European countries.
The festival celebrates European street culture through live visual art, urban dance, live music, DJ sets, hip hop theatre and various action sports. Additionally, the festival also features great food, local arts and crafts and free workshops. Led by top artists, the workshops will allow the participants to test their skills in a range of activities from graffiti art to break dance. The audience will also get the chance to witness European contemporary artists working live as boats, buoys and temporary walls are painted. This unique festival has a soundtrack to appeal to everyone as it showcases the best emerging bands in Finland and Europe alongside some more established names in numerous genres.
In the 12 months building up to this event, short films and animations, graffiti murals, puppets, new music and dance routines have been created in workshops in Finland, UK, Romania, Slovakia and Northern Ireland with artists working directly with young people. As part of the project, six of these international artists have been commissioned to create a brand new piece of collaborative work based on their experiences. This piece of multi disciplinary artwork will be completed during a residency in Turku in May, the new work will be premiered at the Eurocultured event in Turku and later shown in Manchester.
Part of the Eurocultured street culture event belongs to the pan European 'The Eurocultured Project 2010-2011', funded by the EU Culture Programme.
The main responsibility for the event series is with Spearfish Ltd from Manchester, in cooperation with Soul Production Oy.
May: Artist residences
21–22 May: River Aura banks, free admission