Copenhagen: More than a little mermaid

Copenhagen’s modern opera house (© barnyz)

Copenhagen currently holds the title of Cultural Capital of Europe, and Denmark’s capital is grabbing this opportunity to put on the biggest cultural event in its history. Throughout the year, hundreds of projects ranging from Hamlet in a shipyard, a Hans Christian Andersen musical, a world string quartet series and a Cutty Shark tall ships race will all showcase Danish achievement and bring together an international range of artists, thinkers, architects and athletes.

Marijke van der Meer focuses on Copenhagen’s unique cultural position at the crossroads of two of Europe’s most rapidly developing areas: the Baltic and Nordic regions.

Producer: Marijke van der Meer

Broadcast: November 1995