The Danish town, located in the immediate vicinity of Copenhagen, has been a sister city of Veszprém since 1973. Therefore, our team was delighted to be invited by the organisers. Our colleagues, Júlia Bucz, International Relations Manager, and Zsolt Neu, International Relations Assistant, introduced the cultural specialities we are preparing for the VEB2023 ECoC programme year and convinced them that it is worth visiting the region not only for a one-off visit, but also for a longer period.
The Gladsaxedagen is organised annually. This is the biggest community cultural event of the municipality and it is the traditional occasion for municipal leaders to announce their plans for the coming year and celebrate the community with local NGOs, arts groups and residents. This time, VEB2023 was also in the spotlight, anticipating the attention given to the year-long celebration of creativity. Many people visited our stand, which promotes our programme and our goals moreover, we were happy to welcome Trine Græse, Mayor of Gladsaxe, as our special guest.
Our colleagues at the ECoC booth also welcomed visitors with a quiz prepared especially for this occasion, the winner of the competition will be able to visit Veszprém for a long weekend in 2023, courtesy of the Gladsaxe Municipality and the VEB 2023 ECoC.
The presence of the VEB2023 ECoC was enhanced by the guest appearance of the Kabóca Puppet Theatre with the performance The Carnival of Animals, which was a great success at the event in the Danish city. They performed twice, and the audience, made up mainly of families, thanked them for their artistic gift with a huge round of applause. We hope that, thanks to their exciting show, many people will visit Veszprém and the Bakony-Balaton region in 2023.
On behalf of the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture project, we thank Gladsaxe for the invitation and the Embassy of Hungary in Copenhagen for the support and promotion!