Culture by the water
The harbour city of Turku, surrounding the mouth of the River Aura, is known for its shipbuilding, biotechnology and universities, but also as a city of culture.
The Turku 2011 Capital of Culture Programme consists of 160 projects including approximately 5,000 individual events. Several Capital of Culture productions take place near water, both the surrounding sea and the river. For example, various music festivals organised in the western coast of Finland will come together with the Lights Concert Series from April to July. The concerts, set in the unique Baltic Sea archipelago, will range from classical music to jazz.
An international contemporary art exhibition Contemporary Art Archipelago (CAA) will be held in Turku archipelago during the summer of 2011. The exhibition can be experienced from cruise ships as well as small boats, along the roads and virtually, on a remote islet, on ferries or on radio waves.
- Culture is At Home by the Water
- Music in Spheres and Under Water
- What’s That Floating in the River?
- Steaming Hot Art
- Short Films on Multilingualism