The UK has long been a hospitable destination for emigrating Croatians so it makes sense that the British Croatian Society is going all out to celebrate Croatia’s forthcoming admission to the EU, scheduled to take place on July 1 of this year. Welcome Croatia is a series of events covering Croatian art, literature, and archaeological history that are taking place in various London venues. More than just sun and sea, Croatia also has a rich cultural history that deserves to be explored whether you’re ready to get inspired for your Croatian holiday this year or you would just like to see what the EU’s newest member is all about. Here are some of the highlights:
Lecture on Croatian Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer
The man and his fine art collection belonging to the Strossmayer Gallery in Zagreb is the subject here.
Urban Planning of Trogir in the early Renaissance
Croatia’s most beautiful city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site will be discussed.
Croatian Writers Society at the London Book Fair
The Croatian Writers Society has taken a booth at the London Book Fair. Croatian writer Josip Novakovic is in the spotlight this year as he has been shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker prize.
Croatia at the Crossroads
Find out all about historical Croatian through its archaeological finds. Featuring 25 archaeologists.
And there’s more! Check out the Welcome Croatia website for updated schedules, events and ticket information.