Stavanger 2008 - European Capital of Culture
16 July 2008
We are in the middle of the summer festival season in Stavanger - the
Beach Volleyball has finished and
Gladmat starts next week, with ONS next month.
Gladmat is the biggest - and
best - food festival in Scandinavia, and
ONS is the largest Oil industry conference,
exhibition and festival in Europe.
This year the Stavanger region is also the (non-EU)
European Capital of Culture, so
watch out for extra events and exhibitions
Please contact us if you have questions or comments.
Coming up soon is
"Adventures in Landscape",
or "Eventyr i landskap", as it is known in Norwegian.
Not every cruise ship will be met by ballet dancers this year - although that
would have been a fun project to propose - but the "rusty man" is part of Antony
Gormley's "Broken Column" exhibit and he is there every day.
is a sequence of 24 body spaces placed around Stavanger, each 1.95 meters higher than the last,
with the lowest one having just his head above the sea. You can find a
location map of Broken Column
at Stavanger Guide.