In October, Raycho Stanev, designer with the New Culture Foundation team, received the Special Award of the Union of Bulgarian Artists for the graphic design on the project ‘The Bell of Bela Rechka’. The award was given during the first Biennale of Bulgarian Design in Sofia. www.design-biennial.com
In November, Beverly and Brendan from Laundry worked with a group of young cultural animators in Warsaw at the Institute of Polish Culture, Warsaw University. Twenty participants will be visiting England in March, half of the group will be working with the Creative Communities Unit at Staffordshire University, and half will be working on the Intercultural Dialogue project in Birmingham. These sessions were undertaken in preparation for their visit.
From Warsaw, Brendan and Beverley went to Sejny for a partner meeting and to participate in a series of presentations from a range of organisations who had attended the New Agora Symposium. The main topic of discussion was how to develop a network of these groups and how they might take part in the Open Laboratory in Baku next year.
And finally, here is a series of images from the Open Laboratory in Birmingham, the results of which were presented in Sejny.