EU Grants 1.5 Million Euros For Culture Year

The European Commission has ear-marked 1.5 million euros for Tallinn's hosting of the European Capital of Culture in 2011.

The award is a sign that EU representatives are happy with the preparations for next year's event, which seems to be developing far better than the Euro 2012 Football Championships set to be staged in Poland and Ukraine.

The Estonian capital is rustling up a wide-ranging roster of entertainment for the big year. Amongst the numerous attractions in store are a Rooftop Cinema programme, "51 surprises and ideas", and even some forays into the world of reggae.

Typically, two places are granted the opportunity to stage the event each year. In 2011, the Swedish city of Turku will join Tallinn as a host.

To keep tabs on what's happening, have a browse through the event's official site.

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