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About the festival
"The Beirut Spring Festival", created and launched in 2009 by the Samir Kassir Foundation, is inspired by the title of one of the last articles written by Samir Kassir, shortly before his assassination in 2005.

This event, targeting the broad general public, is unique both in its concept and program.The goals of the Festival and its particular character have generated such a warm welcome from the public.

The Festival is the first of its kind in Beirut.

The Festival features multidisciplinary international performances (theater, music, dance, conferences...) revolving around the themes of tolerance and cultural diversity, especially in societies facing violence and injustice.

The Festival features exclusive one-night performances scheduled over a week in different venues across Beirut.

The Festival supports contemporary art creation and energizes Lebanon’s cultural and artistic life, built on the belief that art is the ultimate way to tolerance.

The Festival thrives on the young generation’s interest in maintaining ties with the vision and thoughts of Samir Kassir.

The free admission to the Festival provides all categories of the Lebanese society with unrestricted access to original, non commercial art works.
This festival has grown thanks to the financial and moral support of friends, sponsors and especially the civil society.

Thank you for your loyalty,

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September
1
9:00 pm

The event is available for replay on our Facebook page:

 https://www.facebook.com/BeirutSpringFestival

It is with a heavy heart that we address our condolences and thoughts to every person affected by the devastating blast that changed Beirut forever on August 4, 2020. 

This year has been tough on all of us with the economic, political and sanitary crisis, and has left the cultural industry along with all its actors on the verge of collapse. 

Like many other festivals, the Beirut Spring Festival was put on hold for the first time in 12 years. We were hoping to postpone it later this year. The horrendous explosion has once again jeopardized long term planning but it is our duty to stand against. 

Samir Kassir believed that freedom of expression and the role of culture were the crucial condition for any resilience, any modern society, and especially for the prosperity of Lebanon, to thrive beyond the state of despair.

We are glad to announce that we are organizing two live online shows to offer a glimpse of light in this everlasting darkness the whole country is facing. The show is made possible by several international artists who took part in Beirut Spring Festival from 2009 until 2019 and who are eager to share today a message of hope with all of you: 

A virtual live festival on August 25 and September 1, 2020 at 9:00PM. The program will be announced very soon.

Stay tuned to reconnect with some of the international artists who accepted generously to honor their friendship and affinity to Beirut and its people with special new performances. 

Save the dates!

Thanks for your wonderful solidarity.


The Beirut Spring Festival Team.

Samir Kassir Foundation.



August
25
9:00 pm

The event is available for replay on our Facebook page:

 https://www.facebook.com/BeirutSpringFestival

It is with a heavy heart that we address our condolences and thoughts to every person affected by the devastating blast that changed Beirut forever on August 4, 2020. 

This year has been tough on all of us with the economic, political and sanitary crisis, and has left the cultural industry along with all its actors on the verge of collapse. 

Like many other festivals, the Beirut Spring Festival was put on hold for the first time in 12 years. We were hoping to postpone it later this year. The horrendous explosion has once again jeopardized long term planning but it is our duty to stand against. 

Samir Kassir believed that freedom of expression and the role of culture were the crucial condition for any resilience, any modern society, and especially for the prosperity of Lebanon, to thrive beyond the state of despair.

We are glad to announce that we are organizing two live online shows to offer a glimpse of light in this everlasting darkness the whole country is facing. The show is made possible by several international artists who took part in Beirut Spring Festival from 2009 until 2019 and who are eager to share today a message of hope with all of you: 

A virtual live festival on August 25 and September 1, 2020 at 9:00PM. The program will be announced very soon.

Stay tuned to reconnect with some of the international artists who accepted generously to honor their friendship and affinity to Beirut and its people with special new performances. 

Save the dates!

Thanks for your wonderful solidarity.


The Beirut Spring Festival Team.

Samir Kassir Foundation.



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