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This year Kaunas, Lithuania has become the European Capital of Culture, and to mark the  occasion, the Lizdas nightclub has prepared a huge urban festival called AUDRA (eng. the  Storm). Contemporary art installations, exhibitions, events and live performances scattered  throughout the city’s spaces will rock the streets of the European Capital of Culture for five  days – 29 June – 3 July. 

Liepāja is one of the four latvians cities in short list for European Capital of culture 2027. This year, Liepāja Culture Department evaluated 63 project applications that were submitted to the Culture Projects Competition and 14 of them received the municipality's support. These projects will be allocated the competition funding of EUR 50 000.

For the first time, the works by leading names in national art such as Uroš Predić and Paja Jovanović, the greats of European art El Greco, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and Marc Chagall, as well as contemporary artists Mladen Miljanović, Vladan Jeremić, Rene Redle, Safet Zec and Taus Makhacheva will be presented in this year’s European Capital of Culture.

Coloring the Clock, the monumental landmark of the city that dominates the hill of the Archaeological Site of Elefsina, the Clock Tower Voices hosted in their third edition, on Sunday, November 21, 2021, a great interpreter of Greek texts, Lydia Koniordou.

The special performance is part of a series of original sound performances, interpretations of landmark texts of Greek literature by distinguished artists, which mark the Mystery 2 | Clock Tower Voces 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture and it is screen free of charge from Tuesday 22 February at 18.00 p.m. on the official YouTube channel of 2023 ELEUSIS.

European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 celebrated the birth of its programme in Tartu with an Ice Rave. The residents of Tartu and the organisers of the events gathered on the skating rink in Town Hall Square, where the energetic and unpredictable band REDEL gave a wild concert from the windows of the former dental clinic. This was followed by the audiovisual band OOPUS premiering their new track ‘Maailma loomine’, after which DJ Kersten Kõrge closed the night with pulsating rave music.  

Creative Institute Trenčín is a newly-formed organisation that is responsible for the implementation of European Capital of Culture Trenčín 2026. In close collaboration with stakeholders in the private, public and third sector, they focus on the development of culture and creative industries in the city and Europe, as well as fulfilling the goals of Trenčín 2026.

Under the Christmas tree, French cities have found the announcement which officially opens the race for European capital of culture for 2028. At the moment these are the cities that have officially expressed interest in applying: Reims, Rouen, Bourges, Clermont-Ferrand, Banlieue, Saint Denis, Amiens. Today the EcocNews focus is about Bourges.

As is now known, in 2022 there will be three European capitals of culture, Novi Sad, kaunas and Esch. The first city to inaugurate the program will be Novi Sad, on January 13 at 20.22. Kaunas will follow on January 22 and then Esch on February 22 with a ceremony that will culminate on February 26. After Novi Sad today focus on the Opening Ceremony of Kaunas. On 22 January 2022, Kaunas will officially become the European Capital of Culture. The year’s programme, rich in events, happenings and experiences, will kick off with “Confusion”, a unique show of music, light, video and dance.

As is now known, in 2022 there will be three European capitals of culture, Novi Sad, kaunas and Esch. The first city to inaugurate the program will be Novi Sad, on January 13 at 20.22. Kaunas will follow on January 22 and then Esch on February 22 with a ceremony that will culminate on February 26. Today focus on the Opening Ceremony of Novi Sad.

Under the Christmas tree, French cities have found the announcement which officially opens the race for European capital of culture for 2028.

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