Culture does good - also during the summer.
Programme for 2011 nearly completed
The majority of the Capital of Culture year programme has now been published. The versatile programme provides a breathtaking number of interesting events for both Turku residents as well as visitors to the city. 2011 will add on top of the existing Turku cultural offering, making 2011 an exceptional year of culture that will not be forgotten!
The published programme has been compiled into a book that is available for 10 euros at the Turku 2011 online shop. The programme and an accompanying tabloid magazine are also available on the Turku 2011 web site as online versions:
Tickets for the first events are now available at Lippupiste offices and at www.lippu.fi.
EU recommends Capital of Culture Turku to be awarded 1.5 million euros
The European Capital of Culture Monitoring and Advisory Panel has received a status update from Turku regarding the upcoming Capital of Culture year programme and the related administration work. Based on the evaluation, the panel decided to recommend that Turku is awarded with the Melina Mercouri prize of 1.5 million euros. Read more about the award.
Turku Design Now! takes over 2011 Corner
From July to September, the 2011 Corner design shop is run by Turku Design Now!, a group of ten independent Turku-based design companies. The available products include colourful designs by KUI Design and KLO Design, for example. The 2011 Corner design shop, info and cafe terrace are located on the River Aura banks at Kristiinankatu 1. Come and visit 2011 Corner during the summer!
Downhill racing and the People of Turku to kick off in August
On Sunday, 15th August, the Turku Art Museum hill will become a track and pit area for downhill racing cars. The Turku Grand Prix downhill racing is an action-packed event for the whole family. You can take part as a member of the audience, or as a race car driver! If you are into racing, read more on the cars and the racing rules at the Turku GP web site (in Finnish).
The Turku identity will finally be revealed to the general public with the touring People of Turku exhibition by the Serlachius Museum. Visit the exhibition to discover the Southwest Finland personality and accomplishments. Remember to leave your own greetings for Turku!
The autumn tour schedule for the People of Turku exhibition:
- Week 34: Helsinki, Kiasma square
- Week 36: Rovaniemi, Lordi square
- Week 37: Oulu, Market Square
- Week 38: Jyväskylä, pedestrian street
- Week 39: Lahti, Market Square
- Week 40: Tampere, Central Square
Before August, there's plenty of time to enjoy the summer. For example, you can lay down on the grass and complete the cloud part of Turku 365 summer competition that is available in the Turku 2011 magazine. Have a wonderful summer!
The sense of the city?
Neighbourhood Weeks together with Artist as Neighbour -project invite the citizens of Turku to share opinions and experiences about their own neighbourhood and the city in general. The sense of the city query is open until August 8th 2010.
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