International Day for Cultural Development conveys the importance and urgency of closing the gap between cultures to be able to have a peaceful and stable environment to live in.
We celebrate this day to raise awareness of the fact that everybody is equal no matter the different cultures that people follow.
Various events are organised to share information on this day and to have everybody be able to take part in. Molly and the Owl, being shown at the Dugdale Centre on Saturday 2 June, is a jazz piece for children where a young girl comes across a saxophone playing owl. The story that the performance conveys shows the different cultural backgrounds that both characters have and is great to watch by young children as it is vital for the next generation to learn about the development of different cultural appreciation.
Sommerfugl is another great performance to come and watch as it shows two mothers restarting their life fresh after both going through divorces. The performances will be shown on both Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June at the Dugdale Centre and is a must watch show!
Another performance, Neruda, is a wonderful piece that transcends on the traditional biopic structure to look at the meaning beyond the details of the subject of life which relates massively to the topic of the International Day for Cultural Development so why not come along with friends and celebrate the day accepting and recognising cultural diversity and its growth on Thursday 7 June.
An exhibition which explores two artists sharing their differing approaches to art despite an apparent shared experience is another great excuse for a fun and educational day out. The Intricate Identities exhibition will be held from Monday 7 May to Friday 1 June and links in perfectly with the 20 May International Day for Cultural Development, come down to the Dugdale Centre and wonder around the magnificent pieces of artwork for free to learn more about Sam Jevon’s and Errol Drysdale’s lives in paintings and self-portraits.