This is a very comprehensive Summer newsletter. Enjoy the holidays, but before you leave make sure that you are registered for the Euro Fed congress in Ghent and make your hotel and travel arrangements. If you are taking part in the ISPL-2016 meeting in Göttingen next week we wish you safe travels and an interesting Plant Lipid meeting which is attended by almost 250 persons.
"Fats, Oils and Lipids: Innovative Approaches towards a Sustainable Future"
18-21 September 2016, Ghent, Belgium
Table Top Exhibition
When and Where: Ghent, 15 - 24 July 2016
1.5 million people attended the Ghent Festival in 2007 - making it the largest open air cultural and popular festival in Europe.
In 2005, the Ghent Festival was 162 years old, and consisted of 4 festivals going on at once in the center of Ghent: the Blue Note Festival (jazz), the International Street Theatre Festival, the International Puppetbuskersfestival and the dance festival 10 Days Off.
The Ghent Festival and Its Evolution
The Ghent Festival has its origins in the 19th century, when Ghent city fathers decided to consolidate the weekly neighborhood Sunday celebrations (often beer-fueled) by grossly underpaid common folk into a general fair, thinking such a strategy might cut down some of the rampant Monday absenteeism of the times. But the idea of a cathartic release for the peasants comes from the medieval period, where mid-lent celebrations--like carnival or the feast of fools--were meant to be a sort of reversal, with the common folk gaining status and achieving temporary freedom from their nose-to-the-grindstone misery while the rich were shuffled off into the background.
For more details click here: https://gentsefeesten.stad.gent/en
Congress Calendar next 12 Months
Euro Fed Lipid e.V.
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Phone: +49 69 79 17 -345, Fax -564
Amtsgericht Frankfurt, Vereinsregister VR 12887
Managing Director: Dr. Frank Amoneit
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