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EBRD: BBC Ukrainian launches its 13th annual literary prize for the best works of fiction in Ukrainian language

LONDON, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BBC Ukrainian has launched its 13th annual literary prize for the best works of fiction in the Ukrainian language – BBC Book of the Year (Книга року BBC 2017) and BBC Children’s Book of the Year (Дитяча … Read the full press release

Eni honored to be the Sole Official Sponsor of the Teatro alla Scala tour in Astana, Kazakhstan

Eni’s commitment to the Teatro alla Scala tour in Astana is demonstrated by its involvement and active participation to an event that takes place during EXPO-2017. During the Astana tour, from the 1st until 9th of September, Teatro alla Scala will perform … Read the full press release

“Heillandi Peking” Ljósmyndasýning um ferðalög haldin í Reykjavík

(Aðeins sem tilvísun og háð viðburðinum) Reykjavík, Íslandi, 02-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — „Heillandi Peking“, ljósmyndasýning um ferðalög var haldin í Reykjavík þann 11. ágúst í boði framkvæmdastjórnar Peking um þróun ferðamála (Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development). Zhang Weidong, kínverski … Read the full press release

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Van Gogh Museum placed first in the reputation ranking for Europe by Erasmus University

Van Gogh Museum number one in Europe. AMSTERDAM, 01-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Erasmus University today published a large-scale study of the reputation of the 18 most famous art museums around the world. European respondents placed the Van Gogh Museum first in … Read the full press release

Grammy Winner Coolio & Wrestling Legend Virgil on an Adult Star’s Presidential Ticket – Press Conference

Embarrassed by the state of the country, adult star Cherie DeVille wants to lead by example, bringing change to the country – a Real Person for the People DeVille’s Team features Coolio as Vice President, with WWE great Virgil as … Read the full press release

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BMW Motorrad: The Pure&Crafted Festival’s third edition in Berlin with new home at Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg

MUNICH, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Pure&Crafted Festival’s third edition went out with a bang under yesterday’s starry late summer night sky. On the grounds of the Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg in Berlin, the festival appealed to its audience with a … Read the full press release

Bertelsmann Stiftung: 16th Salzburg Trilogue to discuss how to actively shape globalization

Leading figures from politics, business and culture came together at the 16th Salzburg Trilogue to discuss how to actively shape globalization. A debate on sustainable and fair globalization was essential for the future. The participants agreed that active support for … Read the full press release

EBU: Programmes from 13 different countries nominated for the Rose d’Or award at the 56th annual ceremony in Berlin

Programmes from 13 different countries have been nominated to win a coveted Rose d’Or award at the 56th annual ceremony in Berlin, on 19 September, organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). GENEVA, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The list of 40 nominees in … Read the full press release

Amber Valletta, Hartmut Esslinger and Amber Mac at The me Convention organized by Mercedes-Benz and SXSW

FRANKFURT, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The me Convention, initiated and organized by Mercedes-Benz and South by Southwest (SXSW), has recruited more high-calibre speakers: Amber Valletta, fashion icon and entrepreneur, will speak about the circular economy in the fashion industry as part … Read the full press release

Blind photographer Pete Eckert placed the new Volkswagen Arteon on the stage in a very special way

Award-winning photographer’s first automobile project International campaign features 10 extraordinary Arteon motifs and a making-of clip WOLFSBURG, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is today expanding the international marketing campaign for its new Arteon. The blind American photographer Pete Eckert has placed … Read the full press release

Writer Jon Berry second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection

Bristol-based playwright and writer Jon Berry has been named as the second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by the University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection. BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The award, created in the memory of the renowned playwright, … Read the full press release

Blind Children Find New Hope Through Music in Wuhan, China

Beijing, China, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it … Read the full press release

University of Dundee: Cooper Summer Residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design goes online

DUNDEE, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This year’s Cooper Summer Residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design will be unfolding online as writer and creator Seán Elder shares his work across the internet. Seán will be showcasing ‘Encountering’, an online art … Read the full press release

Artwork by renowned street artist Joe Caslin installed in Trinity College Dublin’s Front Square

DUBLIN, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest large-scale piece of artwork by renowned street artist Joe Caslin was installed in Trinity College Dublin’s Front Square from 2 June to 3 July. This new piece, which was commissioned as part of the Trinity … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Exhibition: The John Lennon Phantom V will travel from Canada to London to join The Great Eight Phantoms

DERBY, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — #GreatPhantoms Today (13.07.2017), Rolls-Royce has announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its own way by bringing the colourful Rolls-Royce Phantom V, famous for being … Read the full press release

Photography: HfG Fotoförderpreis presented to Annika Grabold

FRANKFURT, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation together with the Offenbach University of Art and Design (HfG) presented the HfG Fotoförderpreis to Annika Grabold on 30 June. The award, with prize money of €2,500, has been presented since … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP): Brexit – the Musical to debut at this Summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2-28 August

LONDON, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An EU lawyer has written an all-singing, all-dancing account of the most divisive ask of the UK’s electorate in modern political history: to Leave or not to Leave, that is the question. Brexit – the Musical … Read the full press release

Exhibition on the role of Canadian servicemen in Folkestone during the Great War at Folkestone Town Hall

KENT, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University’s Gateways to the First World War research centre has helped put together a fascinating exhibition on the role of Canadian servicemen in Folkestone during the Great War. The exhibition, entitled Canada, Folkestone and the Great … Read the full press release

Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the life of Pierre de L’Estoile

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The journals and scrapbooks of Pierre de L’Estoile have for generations provided a vivid picture of France in a time of religious upheaval. Now Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the … Read the full press release

Contemporary artists Jane and Louise Wilson appointed to Newcastle University’s pioneering Fine Art Department

NEWCASTLE, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading contemporary artists Jane and Louise Wilson have been appointed to Newcastle University’s pioneering Fine Art Department. Wonderful acknowledgement Twins Jane and Louise have a national and international reputation, forged over the past two decades as … Read the full press release

British street artist spray-painted ghost image of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library

Artwork allows visitors to interact one-on-one and reflect on legacy of writer LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A renowned street artist has spray-painted a ‘ghost image’ of playwright Joe Orton in the University of Leicester Library – which he hopes will … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham: Claude Monet and Henri Matisse paintings on display at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Beautiful landscape paintings by two of the most important artists of the last 150 years are being welcomed into the galleries at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts this summer. A stunning early oil painting by … Read the full press release

50 meters long cotton scroll paintings with Buddha’s story on display at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich

ZURICH, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For more than 2,000 years, it has been the source of Asian literature and art: the story of Prince Vessantara, who renounced everything to become the Buddha. Cotton scroll paintings containing this story, up to 50 … Read the full press release

Swedish author and artist Jonas Gardell is this year’s recipient of the KTH Stora Pris (Great Prize)

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish author, playwright, comedian and artist Jonas Gardell was named as this year’s recipient of the KTH Stora Pris (Great Prize). Gardell has worked on behalf of the disenfranchised for many years and been recognized … Read the full press release

The Gaps Between art installation to celebrate Oxford’s alternative and often hidden stories

OXFORD, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Framed images will appear in public spaces in Oxford tomorrow (14 June), as part of an art installation called ‘The Gaps Between’ which has been set up by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics Teams Up With Australia-based Artists for Innovative Art Installation in Sydney

ST’s Time-of-Flight proximity sensors and microcontrollers enable innovative gesture control in interactive artistic experience Australia’s major winter event, Vivid Sydney is acknowledged to be the world’s largest event combining light, music, and ideas SYDNEY, Australia, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Student Acapella Group To Perform At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August

EXETER, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A student a cappella group based at the University of Exeter is set to perform at the world’s largest arts festival. Illuminations will showcase their energetic and eclectic set, A Pitch Piper’s Guide to the Melody, … Read the full press release

Professors Claudius Stein and Hans-Georg Hermann researched the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität’s symbols of independence

LMU’s history goes back over 500 years, and its list of official insignia is long. It includes the Rector’s gold chain of office, matriculation registers and even scepters. Most of these testify to the University’s independent legal status. München, 09-Jun-2017 … Read the full press release

Tributes paid to the poet and author Helen Dunmore who has died at the age of 64

Tributes have been paid to the poet and author Helen Dunmore who has died of cancer at the age of 64. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Born in Beverley, East Yorkshire in 1952, Dunmore studied English at the University of … Read the full press release

WW1: Choral performance involving professional singers and local performers at Newhaven Fort, East Sussex on 9-11 June

BRIGHTON, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A choral performance that explores the experiences of conscientious objectors during the First World War is being performed at Newhaven Fort in East Sussex on 9-11 June. Composer and artist Verity Standen worked with English Heritage … Read the full press release