Since 2002, Mons has been the cultural capital of Wallonia (BE). A city with a stunning amount of historical and cultural heritage, Mons will write a new chapter of its history on 24 January 2015 by becoming European Capital of Culture. The event will start with a ceremony that already promises to be spectacular, with phosphorescent dragons, aerial acrobatics and many more surprises.
The city of Mons has been concocting a rich programme for several years. The aim is to bring together for this project, all the ideas and effort of all people, including those from further afield than Mons. Already today the programme is copious and the festivities promise to be mouth-watering and innovative: 100 projects, 14 partnering towns and cities, 23 institutions and… thousands of participants and visitors.