The Eminescu Poetry and Art Festival is taking place between the 15th and 17th of June 2011. The Eminescu Festival is a bi-lingual event, and will showcase poetry, film and art.

Mihai Eminescu is a late Romantic poet, novelist and journalist, and regarded as Romania's most famous and influential poet. The festival will celebrate the life and work of Eminescu and the Romanian cultural heritage.

The Eminescu Festival draws parallels between the cultural heritage of both Romania and Australia and will highlight both countries shared passion for poetry. Romanian poets, artists and musicians living in Sydney will perform and exhibit alongside leading contemporary Australian poets.

Mihai Eminescu poet romantic

Lazar Dubinovschi

The Australian poet Christian Brimo will perform some of his own poems and English translations from Mihai Eminescu's work alongside Romanian-Australian poets and performers Loredana Tudor-Tomescu, Luminita Banu and Tudor Bucea who will interpret Eminescu's poems in their original Romanian version.

The film night held as part of the festival will showcase documentaries and dramas focusing on Romanian customs and culture.

Subzero - a travel documentary, an Indie Studio production, with Răzvan Marc
Migratorii - a political documentary, an Indie Studio production, with Adina Vălean
The Merry Cemetery - a documentary about folklore and customs, a Călin Vrabie film

The Eminescu Festival is hosted by the The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre , Level 4, 1 Horwood Place, Parramatta , just a short walk away from Parramatta train station.

The Eminescu festival is proudly supported by the Romanian Consulate General and the Australian Romanian Association.