The West Bohemian city of Pilsen has become one of the two European cities of culture for 2015, along with Belgium's Mons. The opening ceremony will take place on January 17. As part of the programme, the city will offer more than 600 events, such as the festival of new circus or the exhibition of the famous illustrator and puppet maker Jiří Trnka. The city has also constructed some new venues, such as the European house of culture, Světovar, for the event. The project, whose budget is around 430 million crowns, will end on December 12.
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