Form 3rd to 10th of February Kirkenes’ town center will transform into a stage for music and art as well as political debates. Barents Spektakel 2010 is a festival that combines cultural and political topics. Here, contemporary art, performances, literature, theatre and film meet seminars, debates and conferences dealing with current issues related to the Barents Region and the High North in general.



To map opportunities for better growth and life quality in the Southern Norwegian areas is the main goal of the debate “Talking North” with Morten Strøksnes, Arne O. Holm and Aslak Nore. The three Norwegian writers will come to Barents Spektakel to talk about issues related to the changing of borders. Furthermore the Kirkenes Conference 2011 will be held on 2nd and 3rd of February. This year’s headline: PoliticsInnovationEnergy/IndustryLogistics in the High North.

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