Programme of Events released for Rhythms of the City: The Mediterranean Dimension (2018)

ARC Research & Consultancy has published its programme of events for the second edition of ‘The Mediterranean Dimension’ project. This year's events are being held between the 27 February - 6 March and in view of Valletta's title of European Capital of Culture in 2018, the theme surrounding this year's events is 'Rhythms of the City'. The project continues to aim towards providing a platform for the promotion of intercultural elements, both through artistic opportunities as well as the creation of dialogue.

The Intercultural Music Residency will include the participation of various Mediterranean artists and will this year be led by Syrian composer and Oud player Hassan Taha. Applications for local artists interested in participating in this 8-day residency at Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta (Malta) are open until Friday 2 February 2018. The list of criteria and further details may be accessed through the ARC website:

The residency will culminate in MED Combo Valletta 2: a concert of ethnic music being held on Tuesday 6 March 2018, 19:30 at the Concert Hall, Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta (Malta). Entrance is €10 (general public) and €5 (concessions) - - the event will be followed by a reception in the Courtyard. Bookings open in the coming weeks:

Rhythms of the City is also the theme of a public debate being held on Saturday 3 March between 10:30 - 12:30 at the Cinema, St James Cavalier, Valletta (Malta). The debate draws from Henri Lefebvre's provocations in 'Attempts at the Rhythmanalysis of Mediterranean Cities' and will bring together a number of professionals/experts in the fields of interculturalism, multilingualism, cultural festivals and cities. The debate will start with three main provocations, then move into reactions from a number of professionals/experts and evolve into a public debate. The event is free of charge and open on a first come first served basis. More information:

The Mediterranean Dimension is an ARC Research & Consultancy project supported by Arts Council Malta and the Valletta 2018 - European Capital of Culture Multi‐Annual Support Grant (Malta Arts Fund), in collaboration with Medinea, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Spazju Kreattiv, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, A Soul for Europe, Centre for Research in Culture and Performance at the School of Performing Arts - University of Malta and Malta Society of Arts.​

More information can be accessed through the following link:

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