List of activities
List of activities Cultural Village of Europe 1999 Wijk aan Zee
20.11.1998 - Expertmeeting about villages in Sonnevanck.
09.01.1999 - Official opening; a big meal for all the workers (ca 500 people) and representatives of 11 european villages prepared by a team of cooks of the village.
09.01 - International conference of 11 mayors of the eleven European villages.
16-18.01 - During the annual Hoogovens Chess-tournement in Wijk aan Zee a special match between Wijk aan Zee and Schachdorf Ströbeck.
27.02-01.03 - Visit of the Danish village Tommerup to Wijk aan Zee.
19-22.03 - Visit of the Greek isle Paxos.
20.03 - Start of the internetdiscussion about human measure.
16-19.04 - Visit of the English village Aldenburgh.
17.04 - Performance of an opera written especially for this opportunity by musicians of Wijk aan Zee and performed by singers from Wijk aan Zee and Aldeburgh (home of Benjamin Britten).
18.04 - Ikon tv recording of a Divine Service in the Church of Wijk aan Zee, a cooperation of Protestants, Catholics and Anglicans.
01-31.05 - Symposium of sculptors in connection with the sculpture project a Sea of Steel.
14-17.05 - Visit of the Italian Village Pergine Valdarno.
11- 14.06 - Visit of the Hungarian Village Palkonya.
16.06 - Official opening of the Sculpturepark A Sea of Steel by the Queen of the Netherlands.
17.06 - Expert meeting about the development of the countryside.
02-05.07 - Visit of the French village Mellionnec.
02-05.07 - Festival of Music.
09.07 - Big Dinner at the Seaside for everybody who is at this moment in Wijk aan Zee.
19-21.08 - Performance of Lunatics in the open air.
03-06.09 - Visit of the Estonian town-village Kilingi-Nõmme.
09.10 - Anouncement of the winner of the Award, Opening of Villageportrait by Antonio Trevin, mayor of Llanes.
08-11.10 - Visit of the Spanish village Porrua.
31.10 - Filmfestival amateur films and videos.
04-08.11 - International Filmfestival about villages. Also visit of the village of Bystré, Czech Republic.
02.12 - Expertmeeting in the building of the Province in Haarlem.
10.12 - Third European Mayor Conference.
10-13.12 - Visit of the German Schachdorf Ströbeck.
19.12 - Performance of the Christ-Mass of the Czech composer J.J.Ryba for orchestra and choir and final concert of the cultural year.
08.01.2000 - Final party for the workers. With a dinner in De Moriaan.