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Witness the Cultural Evolution in Rijeka by 2020

Witness the Cultural Evolution in Rijeka by 2020

What is ECC?

The European Capital of Culture program was brought to life by Melina Mercouri (RIP) – famous actress and former minstress of culture in Greece – with the mission to promote and embrace common culture in the world. Henceforward, nominations of all past cities as ECC’s proved to be, not only a delicious moment of encashing star-spangled €€€, yet also as a long-term improvement of cultural scene, touristic attractiveness, economic situation and public image.

Rijeka Socialist Architecture

Why Rijeka?

Once an industrial power, later a shadow of its old self, Rijeka was brought back on the map just because of its cultural developement. A city with more or less 1,30,000 inhabitans owns a theatre with opera and ballet (Hrvatsko narodno kazalište Ivana pl. Zajca) which changed its name to “Croatian LGBT Theatre” on Croatia’s Independence Day. 

It has a cinema dedicated to art-movies and the slogan “Proud to be antiplex!” explains why they compare it with cinéma parisien. Furthermore there is a library that teaches kids how to use 3D printers, a International Festival of Small Theatres (of which the capacity for its audience is long since exceeded). World-famous actor Rade Šerbedžija (Eyes Wide Shut) runs acting studies in town and musicians like Let 3, Jonathan and Nord belong to a class of musicians known beyond croatian borders. People like Slaven Tolj and Oliver Frljić (deutsch). This city has a soul. This city has balls.

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