Sanje ('Dreams') Festival
|Alešovčeva 37, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 514 1628, 386 (0) 1 514 1629|
|Organised by||Sanje ('Dreams') Publishing House|
|Festival dates||27.8.2015 - 29.8.2015|
30.6.2016 - 3.7.2016
29.6.2017 - 1.7.2017
29.6.2018 - 1.7.2018
27.6.2019 - 30.6.2019
25.6.2020 - 28.6.2020
|Rok Zavrtanik, Director and Managing Editor|
|Nika Logar, Festival Sanje Programme Director|
More than a literature festival
For many years this non-profit summer festival has combined literature with music and theatre. Starting with 12 afternoon events and 23 concerts in 2002, the number of events in 2010 exceeded expectations after reaching more than a hundred.
With many international guest writers and musicians, the festival celebrates the universal message of written and spoken words. In 2006 the festival presented its programme in several thematic areas, one of them being "The Continents" (Africa, Sahara, India, Homelessness, The Unknown).
For the first time in 2006 the festival also expanded to other Slovene regions, with the photographic exhibition Sahara – Contemporary Nomads by Tuareg photographer Mohamed Souleyman from Niger being presented at Murska Sobota Regional Museum.
Festival programme highlights
In 2010, the year when Ljubljana held the title of UNESCO's World Book Capital, the festival spread to other locations around Slovenia (including the villages Šmartno and Medana in the Goriška Brda area near the Italian border, taking the name "Dreams in Medana" (Sanje v Medani)). In the same year Fantazija Express was introduced – a travelling bookshop and a stage on wheels inspired by the writer . In 2011, Fantazija Express made its way through Slovenia once again, this time visiting the festival HISTeRIA in Istria, continuing on to Medana and Šmartno for Dreams in Medana, and eventually onto Maribor.