Stavanger 2008 European Capital of Culture
2008 the Stavanger region of Norway
- including Sandnes and the rest of Rogaland - is the
(non-EU) European Capital of Culture. Liverpool
England is the (EU) European Capital of Culture.
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were 702 registered suggestions (including
our own) for projects in 2008, of which about 72 were accepted.|
The celebrations kick off on 11-12 January 2008, with parades, displays and fireworks across the region.
When: January 2008 - December 2008
Where: Stavanger, Sandnes and the whole county of Rogaland, Norway
Timetable of highlighted events:
11-12 Jan: opening ceremony in Stavanger and around the region, with big parades, displays and fireworks. Review page here. "Watercolours" in Sandnes also switched on.
19 Jan - 31 Jul: "Landet Innenfor" - The Land Within - 5m cube exhibit you explore through
8 - 28 February: residence by Musiektheater Transparant, from Belgium
6 - 8 March: Mot Himlaleite in Sauda - song, dance, music and ski acrobatics
5 - 13 March: Passion plays, and medieval players in Stavanger complete with jugglers, jousting knights and fire-eaters.
19 - 26 August: Eventyr i landskap (Fairytales in Landscape) - open-air theatre at Lundsneset on Hundvåg
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during the year:
Watercolours - light displays in and around Sandnes.
Landet Innenfor - 5 metre cube sculpture exhibit
Musikkteater Transparant - unusual operatic performance
Mot Himlaleite - ski show in Sauda.
Passion 08 - passion plays before Easter
Eventyr i landskap - open-air theatre in August
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