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Art connecting people across Kosovo
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Ambassador Cliff opened an exhibition of paintings by young people from different ethnic communities
On 11 October 2014 in Pristina, Ambassador Ian Cliff opened an exhibition of paintings put on as part of the project “Art Connecting People”, implemented by the Youth Center “Pjeter Bogdani”, supported by the British Embassy and designed to bring together young people from different communities across Kosovo and show the power of art to overcome barriers. The pictures were also exhibited in Gracanica on 12 October.
The project brought together young people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds from Gjilan, Lipjan, Shtime, Gjakova, Mamusha, Dragash, Obiliq and Fushe Kosoves. Before producing the paintings, the participants attended a workshop in Pristina to learn about drawing techniques and visited various religious and cultural monuments.
Speaking at the event the Ambassador said:
I’m happy to see that a new generation in Kosovo have similar interests and are ready to work together. Language remains something of a barrier to communication, but I can see that there is a will among the younger generation to overcome this. I’m very happy that the British Embassy was able to support this project.
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