The History of Byzantium
1/10/12 – 15:46 | No Comment

This wonderfully rich and well researched story telling has been a pleasure to listen to recently.
There are a lot of unfamiliar names for people and places but if you let yourself go with the flow …

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Tippaleivät (May Day Cookies)
22/4/09 – 19:15 | No Comment
Tippaleivät (May Day Cookies)

Okay, there’s a few days left before May Day we admit, but why not kick off our recipe collection with something tasty and sweet from one of our northern countries, Finland? Perhaps this will give you a few days to get them ready and share on the holiday?

Stieg Larsson’s millennial success
16/4/09 – 08:00 | No Comment
Stieg Larsson’s millennial success

The hype around Stieg Larsson’s Millennium book trilogy is in full swing with millions of copies sold — and the first movie adaptation a Scandinavian blockbuster. But the author, who died before he got to …

Exhibition to Mark 320 Years of Slovenia’s First Encyclopaedia
15/4/09 – 16:00 | No Comment
Exhibition to Mark 320 Years of Slovenia’s First Encyclopaedia

A ceremony to mark the 320th anniversary of “The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola”, an encyclopaedia of Slovenian history, folklore and natural science, compiled by the celebrated Slovenian 17th century polymath Janez Vajkard Valvasor, …

Kandinsky Exhibition
15/4/09 – 09:40 | No Comment
Kandinsky Exhibition

Another month, another excellent exhibition in Paris. This time it’s at the Centre Pompidou and it’s the marvellous work of Vassilli Kandinsky (1866-1944).

The Reykjavík Blues Festival 2009
2/4/09 – 09:45 | No Comment
The Reykjavík Blues Festival 2009

Looking for an interesting event around Easter break? Are you a fan of blues ? Be a part of the annual Blues Festival in Reykjavik, a spring tradition in Iceland. Watch blues artists from Europe, Iceland and North America perform together in some of the most unique jam sessions in the Northern Hemisphere. Also catch performances from young and promising blues artists of the future.

Jazz in Sofia
2/4/09 – 06:57 | No Comment
Jazz in Sofia

There are many great things to enjoy in Sofia. St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the colourful street markets, Roman remains, great Opera Houses, theatres and for a short while Sofia Jazz Peak.