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Pilsen and Mons: meet Europe's cultural capitals for 2015 #Mons2015 #Pilsen2015 #CulturalCapital

Pilsen (Plzeň) in the Czech Republic and Mons in Belgium are Europe’s cultural capitals for 2015. Inaugurated in 1985, cultural capitals highlight the diversity and richness of European culture, while also fostering a European identity. 398 more words


Van Gogh: What impact is the artist having on the rural Belgian landscape?

In 2012 I (somewhat reluctantly,) agreed to go on a cycling holiday in the Netherlands with my dad. The stand-out experience of the trip was undoubtedly our visit to the… 528 more words


Mons: European Capital of Culture

Meet Mons, Belgium – a city of less than 100,000 people, about an hour’s train ride south of Brussels in the French-speaking part of Belgium known as Wallonia. 32 more words


Marseille, France

In 2013 Marseille and Provence were named the European Capital of Culture by the European Union. Commonly referred to as MP2013, this prestigious designation brought about a year’s worth of culture events to highlight the diversity of this part of southern France.  151 more words


Mons (5): disco on the Grand Place

Mons, Belgium. Weekend of inauguration of Mons as European Capital of Culture 2015 (24 January 2015). Pictured here, following the main opening ceremony performance of Envolée chromatique, the Grand Place (main square) turns into a huge euphoric dance party. 66 more words


That Leeds capital of culture bid: couldn't we do it another way?

The deed is almost done. Sometime soon, maybe in the next couple of weeks, the responses to the grand consultation will have been published and council bosses will be giving their thumbs up to Leeds bidding to become the European Capital of Culture in 2023. 693 more words

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Mons (4): Hot tubs

Mons, Belgium. Visitors brave January temperatures (it was snowing in the morning) to enjoy an outdoor Finnish hot tub (and a few cans of Jupiler). Shot last weekend during the inauguration of… 76 more words