A little bit of Hvar in the city of London.
As we reported for Google News ealier this year, a major press trip took place on Hvar, as part of the Adristorical Lands project, promoting the cultural values of the countries of the Adriatic, from Albania to Italy. The only part of Croatia included in the project is the island of Hvar. Read about the press trip here.
The focus of the project has now moved to London, in the form of a photography exhibition. In the words of the British-Croatian Society:
A Photography Exhibition on the History, Culture, Tourism, Arts and Ancient Crafts in the European Adriatic Territory
30 October – 8 November 2013
Adristorical Lands is an EU-funded project that promotes the cultural values of the Adriatic territories, enhancing local identities and promoting tourism based on the appeal of historical villages, walled cities, castles and cultural sites.
This exhibition focuses on the hidden treasures of countries bordering the Adriatic including Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Renowned photographers from these countries have been asked to capture the most significant sites, including ancient walled towns and artists’ homes and studios. Come on a visual journey to see and experience the Adriatic’s east and west coasts and understand how they are linked by a strong bridge of communication and culture.
The exhibition also covers multimedia work that illustrates cultural cross border projects between all countries mentioned, including Android smartphone apps for public and private monuments and videos showing the real experience of the “Adriatic crossing”, the aim of this 3-year project.
Organised by Project Partners: Regione Molise, Veneto Region, Informest, Veneto Walled Towns Association, Ravenna Province, Marche Region, Le Marche Segrete Association, Abruzzo Region, Confesercenti Abruzzo, Bari Province, Marittime Museum of Pirano “Sergej Masera”, Regional Development Agency of Split-Dalmatia County, Tourist Board of Hercegovina-Neretva Canton, Lezha Municipality.
The 12 Star Gallery is located at Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU and shows work which celebrates the creativity and cultural diversity that is the hallmark of the European Union. The gallery is open from 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday.