Swan Upping, the Queen’s swans
Sep06

Swan Upping, the Queen’s swans

The ceremony of the Swan Upping has gone back to its original form…But do you know what it’s all about?

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Christmas in different European countries
Jan17

Christmas in different European countries

At Meeting Halfway, we’re very curious about how people celebrate Christmas around Europe and decided to ask our collaborators about it. Are you curious too?

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‘Ode to Joy’ and the European Anthem
Mar29

‘Ode to Joy’ and the European Anthem

If you were to ask any EU citizen born before the fall of the Berlin Wall about the anthem of Europe, it’s likely that you’d get very different answers depending on their origin. If, for example, that citizen were Spanish, they may call to mind a song by rocker Miguel Ríos that has something to do with Europe, Beethoven, and the idea of brotherhood between human beings. Perhaps someone from a different country would recall a song or melody that also has something to do with Beethoven, and with peace and respect between brothers, although they may not be able to recall why. These testimonies help explain the European Anthem and of the anthem of the European Union; why they are what they are and how they have come to define our identity.

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A tour of Britain
Jan29

A tour of Britain

Beyond the aftermath of Brexit and the restrictions associated with the Coronavirus pandemic, Meeting Halfway explores the wonderful Britain…

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Going back to reading after years on social media
Jan11

Going back to reading after years on social media

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

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The Marvels of Switzerland: a rich historical heritage
Nov18

The Marvels of Switzerland: a rich historical heritage

Switzerland is a rather small state. Nevertheless, it offers numerous sights worth discovering. With the third and last article of this short series being about northwestern Switzerland we will lead you to St. Gallen, the capital of the homonymous canton.

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The Past, Present and Future of Live Music During the Pandemic
Oct16

The Past, Present and Future of Live Music During the Pandemic

Musical production has traditionally been marked by the seasons, both in terms of education and on stage. Every year, two different periods can be distinguished: between the months of September and June, when the school year and concert seasons take place, and the summer period, consisting of holidays and festivals. This year, as we all know, the situation that has generated the pandemic caused by Covid-19 has resulted in a series of changes in the live music scene. Will these changes alter our cultural habits forever?

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The marvels of Switzerland: The discovery of a hidden treasure
Oct13

The marvels of Switzerland: The discovery of a hidden treasure

Switzerland is a rather small state. Nevertheless, it offers numerous sights worth discovering. Today, we will introduce you to a marvelous treasure, located on the banks of the Rhine and well guarded by the local community.

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The marvels of Switzerland: Schaffhausen and the Rhine Falls
Aug26

The marvels of Switzerland: Schaffhausen and the Rhine Falls

Switzerland is a rather small state. Nevertheless, it still offers numerous sights worth discovering. Meeting Halfway takes you on an imaginary journey of discovery to the Northeast of the country, which shares a border with Germany.

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Let’s explore Alsace: Colmar
Apr07

Let’s explore Alsace: Colmar

Alsace, a region located on the eastern border of France close to Germany and Switzerland, is a magical place full of surprises. In this new series, we will take you to this very special place and give you a taste of the many wonders it has to offer.

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