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The Time and the Place

Date: 17/04/2013

The Time and the Place: Culture and Identity in Today's Europe, is series of concerts and creative events from a Europe-wide choice of artists. This series is a response to a conference that took place at Kings Place by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) that celebrated the closing of the first round of HERA funded projects. These Projects, which were co-funded by the AHRC, aimed to establish modern cultural identities in a rapidly evolving Europe. The unique series of performances will focus on two key ideas, how the past relates to the present and how creativity can lead to new forms of innovation. The Artists taking part reflect their cultural roots across a large and varied landscape from Northern Scandinavia to Eastern Europe.

The Time and Place will feature artistic responses, performance events, film screenings, panel discussions and exhibitions from projects funded by Humanities in the European Research Area' (HERA) Joint Research Programme. HERA is supported by a consortium of national Arts and Humanities research councils, and exists to push the boundaries of research at an international level. This joint research programme endeavours to show why the humanities have profound importance in our lives today as they respond to questions that cannot be easily tackled by the hard sciences. Ultimately, projects aims to contribute to our understanding of what it means to be human today in an ever-changing world.

Budapest Bár is a world class gypsy band inspired by the evocative and eccentric Budapest café culture of the 1920s and 30s. The Band, who are very popular in Hungary, are returning to London, following a highly commended performance last July for the BT River of Music festival, to take part as the first performance of The Time and The Place. This is just one example of the varied performances that taking place at Kings Place.

The Artists taking part demonstrate their own unique cultural heritage, from the Countryside to the modern multi-cultural cities of modern Europe. For more information about up and coming events, please visit our events page.

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