Theater, opera, and a myriad of performances of all kinds at Kilden Teater og Konserthus, Buen Kulturhus and Kulturhuset in Grimstad, Arendal, Lyngdal and Flekkefjord. In addition, there are spectacular outdoor stages that provide magical surroundings either in Fjæreheia or in Kjuttaviga in Dyreparken. The summer revue is a great success in Grimstad or out on the reefs in Ny Hellesund. And Ravnedans offers contemporary dance in a number of different places, but preferably in Ravnedalen.
The region has a number of museums with various exhibitions: Sørlandet Art Museum, Bomuldsfabriken, Kristiansand Kunsthall and ARTendal to name a few. The Vest-Agder Museum has several locations and there are a large number of studios and galleries throughout the region.
There are a wide variety of other festivals in the region throughout the year. Sup og Stup in Lillesand offers a great summer atmosphere, while the Grimstad Ski Festival brings the winter cold to life. The Children's Book Festival in Grimstad and the Children's Film Festival in Kristiansand are a must for families with young children. The Sørlandet Food Festival in July, the Shellfish Festival in August, and the Wine Harvest ensure good food and drink throughout the year.
Arendalsuka has established itself as an annual national arena where political, social and business actors meet to debate and shape policies for the present and future. The Protest Festival is another festival that engages and elevates the debates.
All this, as well as improv theater, quizzes, game clubs of all kinds, allows everyday life to be filled with varied culture throughout the year.
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