Posts Tagged ‘ European City of Culture ’

Could Milton Keynes be the European City of Culture in 2023?

Sep 28th, 2017 | By

Milton Keynes is going to bid to become European City of Culture in 2023. But can it? What about Brexit? What about the culture part of the award?

Tallinn and 2011

Jan 4th, 2011 | By

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, began it’s co-reign as one of the European Capitals of Culture by hosting a fireworks extravaganza on New Year’s Eve. It even set up a new organisation some three years ago just to organise events throughout this year. And this is a big year for Estonia as well since in August it celebrates 20 years as an independent country. So there are two reasons why Estonia will probably welcome a greater number of tourists this year;they are estimating an additional 200,000 visitors.

Silver Anniversary of Capitals of Culture

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By

It doesn’t seem that it has been 25 years since the Greek actress, Melina Mercouri, and the French culture minister of the time, Jack Lang jointly conceived of the idea of having, each year, a European Capital of Culture. Starting tomorrow, the European Union will be celebrating the idea with a conference in Brussels to consider the achievements and what might be done in the future.
This year there are three capitals of culture per year, Essen in Germany, Istanbul in Turkey and Pecs in Hungary. The idea has been copied in the Middle East, where Alexandria in Egypt is this year’s beneficiary, and the Americas where this year Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic is the winner. As British Tourism Week has ended what next to celebrate tourism? Margaret Hodge our minister for culture, has announced that we will have our own British capital of culture from 2013.