A Serenade for a Factory Chimney - on the 9th of May

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As part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the factory chimneys have been placed centrally in the campaign for industrial heritage during the month of May, asking everybody to organize an event to put a factory chimney in the spotlights.

But, in addition to other activities, EFAITH, the European Federation of Associations of Industrial and Technical Heritage promoted a 'Serenade for a Factory Chimney' on the 9th of May.

This action was in line with the call launched by Placido Domingo and Europa Nostra, the #Ode2Joy Challenge. One 9 May, Day of Europe, they ask everybody to perform in a creative way the "Ode an die Freude" from the 9th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven in front of or in a historical monument or site.EFAITH translates this call into a campaign to call attention to the factory chimneys, and asks everyone to have on the 9th of May this famous piece of music performed near a chimney, by (a) musician(s) or (a) singer(s) .

We asked or members and everybody who cares for the industrial heritage to be creative, and to do something fun and attractive that makes the neighbourhood to look to and become interested for the saving the chimney.
To register the event on film or take a series of photos of it.
Share these via social media.

To send the video or the links to the EFAITH secretariat - who organised a poll to elect the most popular one...

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The winning site will receive a free
Industriana label with QR-code
The European industrial heritage label with QR code




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