Posts Tagged ‘ European Capital of Culture ’

Did you know that?

Jan 16th, 2020 | By

Pre-dating the accession by the UK and Ireland to the EU, this agreement allows citizens of Great Britain and Ireland to freely travel between the two islands without a passport and without visa restrictions.



Bringing Salford to Turku

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By

Turku is one of two cities which are the new European Capitals of Culture in 2011, the other being Tallinn in Estonia. That alone should guarantee them at least an additional 10% extra visitors as curious visitors go to see what each has to offer. They replace the three who shared the honour in 2010, Essen, Istanbul and Pecs.
Tomorrow, an introduction to Tallinn, today Turku.



European Capitals of Culture

Jan 11th, 2010 | By

This year there are 3 capitals, Istanbul in Turkey, Essen in Germany and Pecs in Hungary. Now that there are so many countries in the EU it is getting to the point where one place each year will mean it will take 27 years to get around to the same country again. So we will have at least two per year and probably three. Yes I know Turkey isn’t in the EU but the definition they use of Europe is wider than the geographical or political definitions.
So, a little about each.