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World Event Young Artists festival launched

World Event Young Artists launched in Nottingham (photo credit Anthony Hopwood)

Early in the month the Four Colman Getty team were in Nottingham to help launch the first ever World Event Young Artists (WEYA). The 10-day interdisciplinary arts festival invited 1,000 of the best emerging artists from 100 nations all over the world to the city for the event, which took place across more than 30 cultural venues and alternative spaces.Some of the many highlights included literature readings from European and South American writers at Backlit on Friday, a huge party curated by Gilles Peterson and including performances by Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Flavio Renegado at the beautiful Barton’s Bus Depot on Saturday and a spectacular Mandala performance in the Market Square on Sunday, marking the end to the Cultural Olympiad in the East Midlands.As well as features in the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times and Independent on Sunday, the festival received extensive international coverage with agencies from Russia, China and the Middle East joining us on the press trip.

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