Góbéfest is a vibrant festival of arts and culture from the Carpathian Basin presenting a rich variety of music, dance and arts from Eastern and Central Europe. Now in it’s third year the festival is fast becoming an established event, attracting a lively diverse crowd to Albert Square. The family festival with it's unique Transylvanian theme, offers plenty of activities and entertainment for children and adults alike. In 2017 10,000 people attended the festival and in 2018 there were 17,000 visitors and this continued in 2018.
The festival appeals to a multicultural audience attracting people from all over the UK. Although it boasts a Transylvanian Theme, it has from the very start brought a wealth of cultures to the city centre, from Hungarians, Romanians, Polish, Bulgarians.
Góbéfest has also introduced the little known Székely culture to Mancunians and the UK, raising awareness, exploring and highlighting the deeper meanings of diversity. The Székelys are ethnic Hungarians living in Transylvania, Romania.
The festival has a fantastic atmosphere, serving up not just a perfect blend of music, dance and colourful costumes, but also original authentic tastes and flavours, a colourful makers market, hot food stalls with a tasty cuisine wine bars and Transylvanian craft beer.
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FUTURE SOUNDS YOUTH MUSIC SHOWCASE | Friday 15th July | Dancehouse Theatre
COME AND WITNESS YOUNG MUSIC TALENT AT IT’S BEST
The Future Sounds project worked in partnership with several youth organisations from around Manchester and delivered 10 weeks of music making activities in each area, enabling young people to express themselves creatively through music and write their own songs.
Appearing on the night will be:
GVANI, ZAZAMUNDA, JAMES SMART, ELEANOR EVERY, ATIYA, SAM KIRKPATRICK, SAM-SHI, LEWIS, BONES From Forbidden Prophecies,
plus special guests JUSTIN BOOTH, KAYA
& Musicians From the Manchester Camerata Youth Forum,
more acts to be announced
From Partington Seed Studios, Wythenshawe Lifestyle Centre, Sale Moor Development Centre, Included Learning (Moss Side) & Beat Bazaar Projects
Music produced by Awaken DnB, Sierro, GVANI and other talented young Beat Makers.
Funded by the Youth Aspirations Fund GMPCC
Friday 15th July 7PM - Dancehouse theatre, Oxford Rd
Tickets £3 from : www.thedancehouse.co.uk | box office: 01618321111