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SPRING 2016 – A Blossoming New Edition!
28 April – 26 May 2016

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Renowned for being a platform to engage in art, change, borders and freedom, Spring Festival returns this year with a diverse line-up of artists and events that will take Beirut into a blossoming cultural season. Organized by the Cultural Cooperative Association for Youth in Theater and Cinema (SHAMS) in partnership with Culture Resource, the month-long biennial festival runs from 28 April 2016 until 26 May 2016.


We have a lot going on this year. For a quick look at all the events taking place in Beirut, Nabatiyeh and Tyre, check the programme below.

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Three showcases form the Spring Festival program fro 2016:

////Main Program: Where the global meets the local

This program represents the ‘big event’ of the festival, introducing the creative, the eclectic and the global to Spring Festival audiences. As one of the few regional programs focused on connecting audiences with the global stage, this section of the Spring Festival emphasized the importance of cultural dialogue and collaborations.

Main program artists and info can be found here.

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////Tazamon: Showcasing Culture Resource Artists

This is a new component for 2016 and arose from the need to promote artists supported through various Culture Resource programs. Over the past ten years, Culture Resource has worked to develop the regional independent arts scene through its diverse programs and services. As an extension of this development, Tazamon spotlights the exciting work of artists supported through the various grant programs.

Tazamon showcase artists and info can be found here.

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In collaboration with Norway’s Kirkelig Kulturverksted (KKV), Redzone is a festival that “focuses on freedom of expression through the arts and emphasizes the ability of the arts to dig deeply into the darkness of oblivion and concealment in the history of mankind.” This year’s showcase continues with the theme of freedom of expression, drawing attention to the artists whose art focuses delve into this. Many of the artists in this showcase also highlight the idea of ‘overcoming barriers’ as both a common global theme and one that is especially relevant to the region. An interesting aspect of this showcase is the particular emphasis on the ideas of inclusion and dialogue to conquer the barriers that separate us.

Redzone showcase artists and info can be found here.

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For more details on performances and artists coming to Beirut for Spring Festival 2016,  please visit the Beirut Facebook page.


Tickets are  available at all branches of Librairie Antoine and on www.antointicketing.com

A limited amount of tickets will also be available at the door.

Sunflower Theatre

SAMI EL SOLH Avenue, Beirut

+961 1 381290 springfestivalbeirut@gmail.com


Jisr  El Wati – Beirut.

+961 71 684 218 info@stationbeirut.com

Radio Beirut

Rue d’Armenie, Mar Mikhael, Beirut

+961 1 570 277 live@radiobeirut.net


Sioufi, Beirut

+961 1 398 986


Rue du Liban, Beirut

+961 71 861 874

Metro Al Madina

Sarolla Building, Minus 2, Hamra, Beirut

+961 76 30 93 63

Metropolis Empire Sofil

Centre Sofil, Ground floor, Achrafieh,  Beirut

+961 1 204080

Collège Notre Dame des Soeurs Antonines, Nabatiyeh

Istanbouli Theatre,  Tyre

Tyre, Lebanon

+961 70 903 846


In and around Beirut, keep an eye out for our festival poster with a quick look at lineup and dates. But, you can also check it out here!

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Pick up a copy of your pocket program for all the details on the events and venues. You can also have a quick look here!

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Kindly contact Nasri  Sayegh or Abraham Zeitoun at: info@bekult.com / +961 3 035 298

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Spring Festival 2016 was made possible with the help of the following sponsors and partners:


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