South East European Festival

Experience South East European vibrancy live on stage. Dive into laughter with a top stand-up comedian, and savor traditional cuisine from food trucks. Dynamic allure of South East European live entertainment with a popular performer on stage. Enjoy family-friendly activities and indulge in our diverse food trucks for a complete festival delight.

Saturday 2nd March 2024

TimeEventLocation
3:00pmOfficial Opening of the Festival
Welcome by Dragan Marinkovic – actor
All dayArt exhibition “All the same, but Different”
Presentation of artworks by local artists Nenad Maksimovic & Melita Jovancevic
Turbine Hall
Free entry
3:00 – 5:00pmJosie Zarb – Music Around the World
Performance of world music
Josie is a popular musician, a guitar magician and singer, performing music from various countries in many languages.
With Josie’s music, we can travel around the music world.
Turbine Hall
Free entry
3:00 – 5:00pm Music Workshop for Children 
Workshop: “Music as a Universal Language” by Nela Trifkovic 
& Bosnian Language School students  
Room 1 – ground floor
Free entry
3:30 – 4:30pmDocumentary Film Screening
“Generations of Borovo, 30 years later” by Isidora Pekić
A Canberran’s journey back to her hometown in Croatia, exploring the impact of the civil war in Yugoslavia on the community, with English subtitles
After the screening – Q & A with the Author of the documentary film – Isidora Pekic
Theatre – Level 1
Free entry
4:30 – 5:00pmSouth East Europe – digital – video presentation of countries from the region, geographical, historical and culturalTheatre – Level 1
Free entry
5:00 – 6:00pmDocumentary Film Screening
“Kopaci” (“Diggers”) The life of the miners in Coober Pedy, with English subtitles
Q & A with the Author of the documentary film – Dragan Gavrilovic
Theatre – Level 1
Free entry
6:00 – 7:00pmMusic from Macedonia
Peco Petar Markovski Trio – Amazing Drumming performance
Theatre – Level 1
Free entry
7:00– 7:30pmNela Trifkovic – music of Bosnia – “Sevdalinka with love”+
Performance with children from Bosnian Language school
Theatre – Level 1
Free entry
7:30pmDragan Marinkovic Maca – Theatre Performance – Comedy – Kakva ti je zena, takav ti je zivot” ( “Such is your wife – Such your life”)Theatre
Ticketed event

Sunday 3rd March 2024

TimeEventLocation
3:00pm – 5:00pmJosie Zarb and Milan Gligoric
Music Around the World
Special appearance – Amira Medunjanin and Antonio Vrbicki
Turbine Hall
Free entry
All dayArt exhibition “All the same but Different” and presentation of artworks by local artists Nenad Maksimovic & Melita JovancevicTurbine Hall
Free entry
3:00 – 5:00pmMusic Workshop for Children
Workshop: “Music as an Universal Language” by Nela Trifkovic & Bosnian Language School students
Room 1 – ground floor
Free entry
4:00 – 5:00mPerformance of Traditional music and instruments from Bulgaria – Ivaylo Karamanliev, Silvia Entcheva and Alister PriceTheatre – Level 1
Free entry
5:00 – 6:00pmPerformance of Music Group “Boza Limunada”, Music from Balkan/ special performanceTheatre – Level 1
Free entry
6:00 – 6:30pmSouth East Europe – digital – video presentation of countries from the region, geographical, historical and culturalTheatre – Level 1
Free entry
Presentation of local community services – STARTTS – Jasmina BarjaktarevicTheatre – Level 1
Free entry
6:30pm – 7:30pmFestival Closing Ceremony
SARAY Iluminado Femme – Irine Vela – Greek laouto, Kelly Dowall – ney flute 
& Performance with children from Bosnian Language school
Theatre – Level 1
Free entry
7:30pmAmira Medunjanin & Antonio Vrbicki – ConcertTheatre
Ticketed event