Europe culture news roundup

Danube’s roundup of the week’s Europe culture news includes anti-Semitism among the gilets jaunes, an attack on Karl Marx’s memorial and a chance to see some Bauhaus art in London.


For The Local France, John Lichfield looked at whether the “worrying rise in anti-Semitic acts” in France is linked to the gilets jaunes protests that have been raging in the country for many weeks now.

The Highgate Cemetery memorial for Karl Marx in London has been vandalised for the second time in two weeks. Lots of media covered it; here’s the BBC’s story.

Staying in London, Sotheby’s auction house is going to be exhibiting and then selling a collection of rarely seen Bauhaus artists, Kate Connolly reports for The Guardian.

Another highly preserved 2,000-year-old artwork, this time a fresco of Narcissus, has been discovered in Pompeii, ANSA reports.

Venice’s annual carnival, with a theme of “blame the moon”, has begun with a night-time canal parade, Reuters tells us.

The UK and Italy look set to have a mozzarella fight, according to AFP.

And last but by no means least, The Guardian has a photo series of the 2019 European Tree of the Year contest, including many entries that are several hundred years old. Plant yourself in a good spot, take a leaf out of our book and enjoy the specimens.

Words: Craig Nicholson

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