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archive,category,category-news,category-56,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,vertical_menu_enabled,qode-title-hidden,side_area_uncovered_from_content,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-11.2,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.2.1,vc_responsive
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The Embassy Festival has been selected to receive the EFFE label 2017 – 2018.  Results were announced by the International Jury chaired by Sir Jonathan Mills.  EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, is Europe’s Label for remarkable festivals initiated by the European Festivals Association. Festivals from 39 countries received the EFFE Label 2017-2018 as ‘remarkable festivals’ in Europe.

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Do you love music and embrace the cultural sector in The Hague? Then this job is definitely for you! We are looking for an ambitious candidate to strengthen our publicity team. As a member of our publicity team you will be responsible for carrying out various activities for our cultural festivals, including the Embassy Festival. The position requires someone who is creative with publicity and passionate about events. You are responsible for writing press releases, making artists bio’s for the website, social media promotions etc.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2017 A wave of global culture will sweep through The Hague during the fifth annual Embassy Festival, taking place on the picturesque Lange Voorhout  from 12:00 – 20:00. Expect an innovative, free of charge musical programme featuring pop, funk, soul, jazz and classical music, as well as culinary delights, theatre, literature, art, a kids compound and activities spanning all corners of the globe. Stroll the tree-lined boulevard of Lange Voorhout and soak up the many charms our beautiful world has to offer.With this cultural richness concentrated on 500 metres, the festival strives to set an important social statement; cultural diversity brings atmosphere and togetherness.
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2 & 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

This year the Embassy Festival coincides with the Haags UIT Festival, starting on Saturday evening the 2nd of September until Sunday, September 3rd. So, after your visit to the Embassy festival, you can experience even more culture!
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Tomorrow we will receive the Jacques Senf award. This price is intended for creative and innovative cultural entrepreneurs in The Hague, initiated by six The Hague based theatres. A great ending to this year and a kick-start for 2017.