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French encrusts Wall-to-Wall in Sofia

Submitted on Thursday, 18 September 2008No Comment
French encrusts Wall-to-Wall in Sofia

Moving verses by French poet Paul Г‰luard adorned one of the walls of the capital’s Little City Theatre “Off the Channel” on Wednesday.

France’s Ambassador Etienne de Poncins and Bulgaria’s EU Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova unveiled the verses, encrusted both in French and in Bulgarian.

The event is part of the Wall-to-Wall Poetry initiative, a project of the embassies of the EU-member states, the candidate member states and the European Commission.

Each embassy has adopted a wall in the centre of Sofia, which is decorated with a poem in the language of its country. The aim of the project is to promote the diversity of European languages and literature.

So far dozens of EU countries have decorated various Sofia buildings’ facades with poetry from their homeland – the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Greece, UK, Luxembourg, Sweden, Portugal and Hungary among them.

The initiative was launched in 2004.

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