Cultural events

20
Sep

INVENT CONFERENCE ROTTERDAM – Session V

Do you think shopping malls belong to culture or not? Data from our cross-national survey show that Europeans were most indecisive about this question. At session 5 of the INVENT Conference 2021 we will be exploring the extents and boundaries of what constitutes “culture” for residents of a variety of European countries. Come join the conversation! One of the core

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14
Sep

Creating culture – in poverty and precariousness? | International Art and Cultural Workers Congress 2021 (Zagreb, Croatia)

The prevalence of precarious working conditions in the sector of arts and culture across Europe were recently addressed by Art and Cultural Workers Congress, held in Zagreb between June 30th and July 2nd, 2021. The Congress brought together representatives of professional associations, initiatives, and trade unions active in promoting better working conditions for artists and cultural workers from seven European

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29
Jun

European Football Championship 2021 – A tournament for everyone?

In June and July of 2021, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) holds its championship tournament, and fans across the globe have been captivated with exciting matches for almost two weeks now. Long before the last whistle is blown, the event has sparked quite a number of controversies already, particularly on social media platforms – and not all of

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24
Jun

Cultural institutions reopening across Europe

After being closed for a long time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many cultural institutions across Europe resume their operations these days. Thus, it becomes possible again to attend live concerts, to visit museums, or to watch movies at the cinema for people in many European countries. In several places, even events with large audiences can already take place again

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31
May

UK – Nil Points

On the 22nd of May, the Eurovision Song Contest held its Grand Final. On this occasion, the British representative James Newman received nil points from both the country juries and the general audience. Viewers went on Twitter arguing that the low score was linked to Brexit, with comments such as: “everyone hates the UK”. Such a mixture of politics and

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