World Event Young Artists
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World Event Young Artists (WEYA), a new international arts festival, launched in Nottingham on 7 September 2012 as a finale to the Cultural Olympiad. A thousand artists from 100 nations were selected to take part in this unprecedented showcase of creative talent. The artists, all aged between 18 and 30, work across every art form – from visual art, music, dance and photography to film, spoken word, theatre and gastronomy – and brought their work to Nottingham for a 10-day festival hosted in 30 world class venues and alternative spaces across the city.
The 1,000 artists hail from all four corners of the world, including the UK, France, Russia, the US, China, Cuba and Namibia. Representatives from the largest countries, including India and Brazil, to the smallest, including Andorra and Liberia visited Nottingham in September 2012. A painter and decorator, an acclaimed pioneer of Black folk music, a tweeting Town Crier and a Chinese computer game designer are among the 1,000 emerging creatives selected for the event.