This sounds like an interesting event in the Czech Republic this summer:
Mixing screenings, readings, concerts, performances and exhibitions, the intimate nature of this event forms an essential part of its vision. In an increasingly fragmented and alienating contemporary landscape, the need for a meeting on a human scale, for an experience that unfolds over several days in a distinctive space and atmosphere, outside of the turbulence and distraction of the modern urban zone, seems more important than ever, and one felt by many people, in numerous ways, worldwide. Under the Linden is about building an international community of mutual intent, about defending and promoting what matters.
Participants include John Berger, Don DeLillo, and Sally Potter, among others.
Under the Linden: A Gathering for the Enduring Arts takes place on August 20-25, 2008 in Kamenice nad Lipou, Czech Republic. Additional information is available at their web site.
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