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Helsinki 2000

Official text of the European Commission:

„The programme includes no fewer than 500 events – post-modern opera, street carnivals, concerts of Orthodox religious music, Iron Age crafts, and KIDE – a huge interactive area of glass and light designed for sculptures and exhibitions.

The 125th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius will be commerated by a competition for conducting the master's works in May and a violin competition in December.

During the Night of the arts, which will be organised in August, a street festival will gon on until dawn.

A high-tech interactive exhibition on the impact of the new technologies on communication will be opened in Helsinki and will then go on tour to the eight other European Cities of Culture.“



Also more information about Helsinki 2000 can be obtained from the report by Giannalia Gogliandro at


Helsinki 2000 participated as well on 5th of May as marking this as “Day of Culture – Freedom of Expression and Dialogue”.


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