Along the way

A tour through Europe: Valletta 2018

A tour through Europe: Valletta 2018

Valletta is the capital of the Mediterranean island country of Malta. The city has 400 000 inhabitants; 90 percent of Malta's population. Given this, it wasn't exactly surprising that Valletta was...

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A tour through Europe: Mons 2015

A tour through Europe: Mons 2015

Mons, Belgium, is an old city; it grew around a castrum dating back to Roman times, and the growth only accelerated following the founding of an abbey by St Waltrude in about 650 AD. In 2015, Mons...

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A tour through Europe: Aarhus 2017

A tour through Europe: Aarhus 2017

Aarhus, located in Mid-Jutland in Denmark, is a city of 333 684 citizens (2017). It was chosen to be the European Capital of Culture 2017 along with Paphos from Cyprus. Aarhus's theme was "Let's...

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Inequality in Cultural Funding

Inequality in Cultural Funding

Oulu is preparing the application for the 2026 European Capital of Culture, which is when the next title-holder will be chosen from Finland. Currently, Tampere, together with Mänttä-Vilppula, and...

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Unique Oulu

Unique Oulu

How is Oulu recognised? Well, the tar business was an essential makeup of the city as well as the numerous fires that destroyed the city at various times in our history. Fortunately, we cannot live...

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