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Košice - European Capital of Culture 2013 welcomes the world
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 1 - 10 May 2013

Košice is the first Slovak city to be awarded the title of the European Capital of Culture which it will share with Marseille in 2013. Thanks to this prestigious European initiative the second largest city in Slovakia is now on the verge of a new era of its development. Non-profit organization Kosice – European Capital of Culture 2013 has prepared a photographic exhibition in order to show a rich cultural background of Kosice and the surrounding region with its historical monuments and renowned personalities as well as its current transformation into a vibrant place welcoming artists and creative people.

    Košice - European Capital of Culture 2013 welcomes the world

    The exhibition reflects the main pillars of the winning European Capital of Culture project – transformation, dialogue, openness and environment. It presents the main investment projects including the reconstruction and revitalisation of several non-functioning buildings such as Kulturpark (former military barracks), Kunsthalle (an unused swimming-pool) or SPOTs – outdated heat exchangers which have been transformed into a chain of small cultural and community centres bringing culture closer to people living in the suburbs. The former industrial city of Kosice has embraced the opportunities offered by the European Capital of Culture project and pays a lot of attention to reinforcing the international cooperation and mobility of artists. At the same time it focuses on the promotion of creative economy in the region of Eastern Slovakia by connecting arts and culture with science, research and innovation. The exhibition also captures the atmosphere of the main events and festivals established already during the preparatory period such as the Concert 2 in 1, Convergences, Summer in the Park or the White Night, thus giving a taste of the rich cultural programme prepared for the year 2013.


    Organised by the Embassy of Slovakia

    12 Star Gallery 
    The 12 Star Gallery is located at Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU and shows work which celebrates the creativity and cultural diversity that is the hallmark of the European Union. The gallery is open from 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday.

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