Copenhagen News

Free state museums.

After a successful trial period, which saw an increase in the number of visitors, the Danish government has decided to make free admission to state museums a permanent fixture. For visitors to Copenha...
Dublin News

Abbey Theatre to get 25.7 million.

Dublins Abbey Theatre will be receiving 25.7 million from the Arts Council over the next three years to allow it to provide "the highest quality theatre as an expression of national artistic vibrancy"...
Paris News

Museum of Modern Art reopens.

The Muse dArt moderne of the Ville de Paris has reopened after two years of restoration. The permanent collection has been given a new layout and new security measures have been introduced, to a total...
Berlin News

Short films on the underground.

Berlins underground network is playing host to a series of international short films until 7 February as part of the Going Underground film festival, now in its fifth year. The short films, shown on s...
Vienna News

Mozart booths hit the streets.

Visitors and residents can now enjoy the delights of Mozarts genius as they are walking down the street thanks to 50 bright red "Calling Mozart" booths placed strategically around Vienna. The booths,...
Vienna News

Mozart celebrations begin.

An enormous party to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart is planned in Salzburg on 27 January. In Vienna on this same day the capital will officially reopen the restored downtown house w...
Barcelona News

Articket to include Picasso Museum.

The Picasso Museum will be added to the special Articket system from 2 January 2006. The validity of the Articket will also be extended from its current three to six months so as to encourage local Ca...
Madrid News

Off to the theatre.

A two-week campaign to get people back to the theatre is underway in Madrid sponsored by the town council. Over 1,500 banners will be hung in the busiest parts of the city to promote the 23 privately-...
Berlin News

Bode Museum officially re-opens.

The new minister for transport, construction and housing, Wolfgang Tiefensee, has officially opened the renovated Bode Museum on Berlins museum island on the Spree river. The opening ceremony offered...
Dublin News

Yeats paintings break records.

A Jack Yeats oil, A Blackbird Bathing in Tr na ng from 1943, fetched a record price of 820,000 at an auction held by de Veres art auctioneers at the Royal Hiberian Academy on 30 November. The Little...
Vienna News

Opera House celebrates.

Viennas beautiful state opera house in Ring Avenue has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its official reopening after world war two, when it was flattened by Allied bombing. Placido Domingo, Bryn Ter...
Paris News

Scorsese opens the Paris film centre.

The American film director, Martin Scorsese, recently presided over the inauguration of the new home of the Cinematheque Francaise film centre. The "spiritual home" of film buffs the world over has mo...
London News

London sites cost less for commuters.

The dramatic fall in revenue suffered by the London tourist industry following the 7 July bombings in the capital has prompted the London city council to discount entrance fees to Londons top attracti...
Paris News

Standing room at the Opera.

The director of the Paris Opera, Gerard Mortier has just proposed a novel approach to bringing high culture to a larger public. The Paris Opera is offering standing-room only tickets at the cost of 5...
Oxford News

Oxford Naturist Club is booming.

The Oxford Naturist Club (Oxnat), located just outside the city centre, is thriving, with an increase in activities and in the association itself. There are now a total of 200 members. According to Br...
Oxford News

Mosques to be opened.

Muslims in Oxford are planning to open the doors of local mosques to the public. A group of Muslim men who recently set up an Islamic educational stand in Oxford city centre are planning a series of o...
Dublin News

Irish heritage week online.

The Irish environment and heritage minister, Dick Roche, has launched a new website to inform people about the myriad events and activities on offer planned for this years Irish heritage week this yea...
Dublin News

Irish writers nominated for Booker Prize.

The long list of nominations for this year's prestigious Man Booker prize includes the names of three Irish writers; John Banville, for whom it is the second Booker nomination, Sebastian Barry and Wil...
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