The Festival of Europe is a cultural celebration spanning the diversity of the European continent. It is for all those for whom Europe is home. It is founded on shared cultures and values, inviting exchanges which transcend borders of every kind. Our vision is one of unity, cooperation and friendship now and in the future.
The Festival of Europe’s inaugural summer festivities take place throughout the UK from the end of April until the end of September 2022.
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Building on the success of the Summer of Europe 2022, we are back again with Summer of Europe 2023. This is a programme of inter-connected events taking place throughout the UK from the end of April to the end of September 2023.
One of the last year’s highlights was the opportunity to enjoy a series of performances by the United Strings of Europe , including a new composition entitled Freedom & Movement – created by Howard Goodall for the Festival of Europe – and new works by young composers.
Other events across the country included musical concerts, talks, walks, workshops, poetry, theatre, exhibitions, food, music, dance and more….. See our Summer of Europe page for more information.
Award-winning composer and Patron of the Festival of Europe Howard Goodall is an EMMY, BRIT and BAFTA award-winning composer of choral music, stage musicals, film and TV scores.
He is a distinguished music historian and broadcaster. In recent years he has been England’s first ever National Ambassador for Singing, the Classical Brit Composer of the Year and was Classic FM’s Composer-in-Residence for 6 years. In the 2011 New Year Honours he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to music education.