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The title of European Capital of Culture 2024 is both an honour and a huge responsibility. Through their successful application, with a focus on Salt.Water and the 4 Programme lines (Power of Tradition, Strength of Counter Culture, Impact of (Hyper)Tourism, Flow to Retreat), the region has come together to invite Europe to the Salzkammergut.

Nitra is one of the three candidate cities for European Capital of Culture 2026 for Slovakia. In this interview Slávka Civáňová, the dramaturge of Andrej Bagar Theatre, presented a new educational play Until Silence Comes and talks about Nitra and what this city wants to offer to Europe.

Trencin 2026 launches a social contest on Facebook and Instagram among citizens on the theme: Will Europe in 5 years be…?

Macnas, master storytellers in spectacle, present Gilgamesh, a film which will premiere on Sunday 12 September at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway. A 22-minute film shot on location in the west of Ireland, Gilgamesh will be screened in front of a live, socially distanced, in-person audience, followed by a live ‘In Conversation’ with director Noeline Kavanagh and playwright Marina Carr. There will be three screenings throughout the day, with a limited in-person audience per government guidelines. 

Aveiro is one of portuguese cities that bidding to become the European Capital of Culture in 2027. They believe that Aveiro 2027 will be the transformation they all want for the City, for Europe and for the World.

The Culture Summit is organized by the world organisation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) to guarantee the place of culture in global debates on sustainable development and to encourage networking, peer-learning and the sharing of good practices between cities and local governments from across the world. Held in Bilbao, Jeju and Buenos Aires in previous years, the 4th UCLG Culture Summit will be hosted by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality on 9-11 September 2021 in Izmir, a global actor of local cultural policies.

Distinguished sculptor Andreas Lolis presents, for the first time ever in Elefsina, the visual arts installation “Behind the theater,” highlighting the theatrical side of everyday life.

Continuing the remarkable tradition of Elefsina in Installation Art, as it was developed through the Aeschylia Festival, the courtyard of the Old Olive Mill opens up once again, to welcome internationally renowned sculptor, Andreas Lolis, for a site-specific installation, titled “Behind the theater,” produced by Eleusis 2023 European Capital of Culture and co-organized with Aeschylia Festival. The official opening will take place on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 20.30, behind the open theater of the Old Olive Mill.

Žilina is one of three city candidate in Slovakia, together Nitra and Trencin, for European Capital of culture 2026 title. The winner will be chosen on December 9, 2021. Žilina Beskydy 2026 team is going to present at Culture Forum within the competition for a title the European Capital of Culture a 100-page bidbook – strategy and plan of cultural activities.

In 2022, the Kaunas 2022 program “Memory Office” will invite the audience to a year-long cultural research of Kaunas DNA. An extremely rich and multi-layered artistic program will lead to a brave confrontation with the city’s complex past like a mirror that helps you get to know yourself and your humanity better.

In accordance with the calendar set out in the Annex to the Decision, in 2027 the European Capital of Culture will be given the name of one Latvian and one Portuguese city. For Latvia, this is the second opportunity to give the name of the European Capital of Culture to one of the cities. In short list there are four cities: Valmiera, Liepāja, Daugavpils, Jūrmala. Portugal had 3 European Capitals of Culture: Lisbon, in 1994, Porto, in 2001, and Guimarães, in 2012.

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