Wrocław to take on role of European Culture Capital
PR dla Zagranicy
The south-western city of Wrocław is the 2016 European Capital of Culture.
Wrocław. Photo: Flickr.com/Klearchos Kapoutsis
It will officially receive the title during a series of events in ten days’ time, culminating in a large-scale performance on 17 January titled “Awakening”.
It is the work of Chris Baldwin, one of the curators of the year-long Wrocław festival.
The three-day opening gala comprises of over 100 events, including an exhibition “Made in Europe.
Twenty five years of the European Union Award for Contemporary Architecture” and a one-man show of the San Sebastian-born Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillidy.
San Sebastian is, alongside Wrocław, the 2016 European Capital of Culture.
Later in the year, Wrocław will host an international theatre festival and the European Film Awards presentation ceremony, among many other events.
According to City President Rafał Dutkiewicz the European Capital of Culture project is one of the most important events in the city’s post-war history. (mk/rg)