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Europe Day 2018 - events in the UK

Each year thousands of people take part in visits, debates, concerts and other events to mark the day and raise awareness about the EU - here's the list of Europe Day events in the UK

Europe Day is the name of an annual celebration, held on 9 May across all the European Union countries. It is also known as Schuman Day, in commemoration of the 1950 Schuman Declaration. You will see a lot of sapphire EU flags with yellow stars on them, and it is all about celebrating our shared values, as well as getting to know how the EU works, and, of course, having loads of fun together!

To celebrate Europe Day, the EU institutions open their doors to the public, so you might have heard of all the events taking place in Brussels. Europe Day is a unique opportunity for everyone from the young to the not-so-young to discover how the European institutions work, what their priorities are and how they affect the lives of Europeans. Throughout the day, visitors can step inside the institutions’ buildings to take part in special activities such as public debates and enjoy guided tours of the buildings, all in a festive atmosphere.

There is also quite a variety of things to do in the UK throughout May this year - here's the list of interesting events from the European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom:


Lyydia, solo contemporary circus piece

When: 04/05/2018 - 07/05/2018 (7 performances)
Who organises: Finnish Institute
Where: Brighton
What is it about:A contemporary circus piece by Jenni Lehtinen, performed together with Väkevä/ Sasu The Strongman in a dome tent. Held at The Spire. Age suitability 6+. "Circus up close: experience the power of the strongman and the beauty of the aerial artist in this world premiere from Finland. Audiences are invited to enter a little dome tent to get a very special glimpse into the worlds of these circus disciplines. Admission free.
Contact & Address: TOM The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove, BN3 1 AS; 01273 201 800


BRUT Europe

When: 07/05/2018, 3-9 pm
Who organises:  Lithuanian Embassy
Where: Glasgow
What is it about: BRUT Europe, a day of talks, screenings and workshops exploring the phenomenon of European Modernist architecture in contemporary cities. Part of Glasgow International, BRUT Europe will host an exciting array of speakers who will examine the complexities of Modernist architecture across Europe, with examples ranging from St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross and the disappearing high-rises of Glasgow, to block multi-story houses in Kaunas, Lithuania. Confirmed speakers include: Edward Hollis, Chris Leslie, Hussein Mitha, Evelina Simkute and Owen Hatherley. Screen-printing workshops will accompany the lectures, and you will have a chance to print your own personalised tote bag featuring Jamie Temple’s poster design. The event will conclude with a small reception and a screening of Chris Leslie's award winning film Disappearing Glasgow. The event is a fascinating glimpse into the legacy of Modernist architecture throughout Europe. Free and open to all. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Contact & Address: The Art School, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow G3 6PE

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Women of the Future: Hero(ïne)s in comic art

When: 07/05/2018 - 21/05/2018 - exhibition and workshops, 10/05/2018 - Opening Party
Who organises: Finnish Institute
Where: Cumbria
What is it aboutHero(in)es project creates alternatives for the male heroes and raises discussion on gender roles. The comic art exhibition will be open at Vallum Gallery at University of Cumbria campus on May 7–21. On 10th of May artists Leka, Vanderbroucke and Appleby will run free comic workshops for the students.
Contact & AddressInstitute of the Arts, University of Cumbria, Brampton Road Campus, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 9AY



When: 10/05/2018, 2pm-12am
Who organises: Lithuanian Embassy
Where: Liverpool
What is it aboutSound City are delighted to present ‘Sound of Europe’- a one day event on touring and festival opportunities in Europe. As the UK continues to face an uncertain future in regard to Brexit and how it will affect daily life and aspirations, the music industry is likely to be one of the most affected areas as artists touring from and into the UK and promoting their music beyond boundaries is essential to keeping music diverse. But in the face of uncertainty, there are surely still opportunities for UK and international artists to work together and to tour and for young people who want to work in Europe to do so. Hosted by the UK’s leading independent festival for new music, Sound City, ‘EU and Me’ is a one day event which will explore the possibilities that continue to exist in Europe and will bring together artists and industry professionals to meet, discuss and create new opportunities. Panels feature UK and EU representatives on: Working in Europe, Touring in Europe, Festivals in Europe. A drinks reception will follow at along with artist performances from Garbanotas Bositas (Lithuania) and Papaver Cousins (Hungary) until late. Please RSVP to: by Monday 7th May to confirm your attendance.
Contact & AddressDistrict, Baltic Traingle, 61 Jordan Street, Liverpool L1 0BW; 0151 558 0422

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