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On June 28, the Mayor of the City of Lublin, Mr. Krzysztof Żuk, officially signed a letter of intent regarding the cooperation between the Lublin Commune, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University and New York University. The agreement was signed by the President of the MCSU, Professor Andrzej Dąbrowski, and by Professor Ulrich Baer, Vice Provost for Globalization and Multicultural Affairs. The letter of intent is a first step towards an agreement on the foundation of bilateral advisory teams that would deal with innovation, entrepreneurship, and transfer of technology, as well as creating common educational programs at MCSU and NYU, which would also be responsible for the student and faculty member exchange programs.
The main goal is to create a positive image of Lublin among the participants of events scheduled under the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union from July 1 to December 31, 2011, by promoting our cultural, economic and tourism values in Poland and in Europe. This will be achieved by the means of: substantive and organizational cooperation with the Lublin Province Office, Marshal’s Office of the Lublin Province and competent ministries, as well as other institutions, including the Regional Centre of European Information in Lublin, which will be related to the participation of the City of Lublin in various events of the Polish EU Presidency in Lublin and the Lublin region, including, in particular, the idea of the Eastern Partnership; conducting a promotion and information campaign among the residents of Lublin related to the Polish Presidency. According to the estimates, during the Polish EU Presidency, approximately 1200 visitors from abroad will come to Lublin to participate in expert meetings and cultural events.
Although Lublin lost the competition yesterday, our city still comes out a winner. Lublin has changed, and its residents changed as well. There will be no end to that change. The programme presented in the application for the title of the European Capital of Culture will still be implemented. ‘When we decided to enter the competition, I heard that we were to sit at a poker table with the big names who had aces and jokers up their sleeves. But we took the chance and sat down to play with them. We have decided to continue our work, but instead of aiming at the “sixteen” (2016), we will focus on the “seventeen” (2017 – the 700th anniversary of Lublin’s City Charter). Now we need to knuckle down and get to work,’ said Mr Rafał “KoZa” Koziński at the today’s press conference.
Conjurers’ shows, theatre performances, fire juggling, tightrope walking, clowns at their best… On July 28 Lublin will be filled with magic of words, sounds, fire and high-wire acts. During the four days of the Magicians’ Carnival (“Carnaval Sztuk-Mistrzów”), 45 events will take place in several locations – from the Litewski Square to the Castle Greens: performances, shows, buskers' performances, workshops and tightrope walking performances. The Carnival will bridge the gap between the audience and the artists. During the contemporary circus day in July, there will also be shows prepared and directed especially for this year’s edition of the Carnival. The main attraction of the evening will be a performance by 5 Polish female aerial silk dancers. This will be the first such performance in Poland!
From Thursday (June 2) on, all venues participating in the Place of Inspiration Programme will offer the tourists and residents of Lublin a chance to try the specially prepared Inspiration Tea, preparation of which was commissioned by the Office of the Mayor of Lublin. Inspiration Tea is a unique, aromatic, grape-flavoured drink which perfectly reflects the image of Lublin, which is an exceptional place where history mingles with the present, and where rich cultural heritage influences everyday lives of the local population. To understand it, you need to taste and experience it.
We encourage you to use the tourist information website. The portal provides you with 24-hour access to information materials in several language versions: Polish, English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and Ukrainian. You can find here leaflets, tourist guides, cultural events brochures and maps which can help you orientate yourself around the city and plan your stay in Lublin. The materials are available as pdf files, so you can download and use them in full version at home.
Lublin is participating in the project “Viva Europa Live Opera for European Cities.” Owing to that, residents of Lublin will have the opportunity to admire “Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini live from Valencia (Spain). The event will take place on June 13 at the Po Farze Square. Free admission. The performance starts at 8.00 PM. The cast includes: Oksana Dyka, Jorge de León and Bryn Terfel. The Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana will be conducted by maestro Zubin Mehta.
There is only one plan for the upcoming weekend: the Night of Culture. It is an event so extraordinary that on Monday we presented its advantages during a conference in Warsaw. Humanbomber, KLOSZ-ART or maybe Lublin in a comic book or in 3D version? The Night of Culture is the only city carnival in Poland which takes place in the entire city. It is like a show in which the stage covers the space of the entire city, and the actors include both the artists and the audience. This year’s edition of the Night of Culture will begin on June 4. Its goal is to illustrate the key ideas included in our application for the 2016 European Capital of Culture competition “The City in a Dialogue.” Various media will accompany all visitors to the event, which will be covered by Radio Lublin and an open studio at the Old Town Market Square.
All enthusiasts of cycling are invited to come at Litewski Square on Sunday, May 29 at 9 o’clock. A family event promoting Lublin Bicycle Paths and other tourist attractions will start there. At about 7 o’clock the registration of participants of Lublin-Nałęczów-Kazimierz Dolny trial will take place. All enthusiasts of cycling are welcome to take part in Cycling Parade. The organizers of the event are: • Therapeutic Institution "Spa Nałęczów", • Lublin Marshal Office, • Lublin Regional Tourism Organisation, • Lang Team, • Local Tourist Organisation "Land of loess ravines" • Nałęczowianka, • Lublin Voivodeship Police Headquarters, • Voivodeship Traffic Centre.
PTTK City Branch in Lublin invites children and young people from Lublin schools to explore the Constitution of May 3 trail. The guides will show them sites that commemorate the 220th anniversary of the Constitution enactment. They will also talk about the historical figures who contributed to the first in Europe and the world's second constitution. The tour began on May 3 at Litewski Square and it continued as follows: ul. 3 Maja, Kołłątaja, Kościuszki, Staszica, Królewska, Gruella and the Old Town Square.

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