​In the thirteenth annual White Night celebration, the Delegation of the European Union to the State of Israel and EU Member State embassies in Israel joined forces with the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality to produce ‘White Night Europa’, a celebration of European culture and European–Israeli collaboration.

Up All Night at Tel Aviv 2015 White Night Europa

 

Copyright: Tel Aviv-Yaffo Municipality

(Communicated by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Spokesperson)
The urban center of Tel Aviv-Yafo contains the largest concentration in the world of buildings designed in the International Style (also known as Bauhaus architecture,) which give the city its special standing in the architectural heritage of the modern period. In recognition of this, in 2003 Tel Aviv’s White City was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Ever since, for 13 consecutive years, the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality has marked UNESCO’s declaration with a series of White Night events that incorporate the city’s energy and vitality that earned it the title of Israel’s "nonstop city."
This year, the Delegation of the European Union to the State of Israel and EU Member State embassies in Israel joined forces with the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality to produce ‘White Night Europa’, a celebration of European culture and European–Israeli collaboration.
 
Tel Aviv-Yafo offers a warm home to many cultural institutions, as well as artists and creators, who are nurtured by the city and keep its pulse going. The city is the source of inspiration for abundant and diverse cultural undertakings, and is open to any display of original thinking.
White Night is a celebration featuring dozens of events that take place at the same time throughout the city – both outdoors and in cultural centers – beginning in the early hours of the evening and continuing through the night until the next morning.  The events are open to the public, either free of charge or for a nominal fee, and invite everyone to enjoy a wide and unique variety of performances.
 
Five events took place under the ‘White Night Europa’ banner on 25 June:
 
•    Delishow, at Rothschild 1 Plaza – a fashion and culinary mash-up in which Israeli and European chefs and designers from eight EU member states (France, Belgium, Austria, Portugal, Lithuania, Greece, Romania and Czech Republic) prepared jointly created dishes and put on a fashion show of items designed especially for the event
 
•    Touch Me Baby! at the Jaffa Port –  an exhibition of video art with the participation of  Israeli and European students of the Video and New Media Studies, Screen-Based Arts Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
 
•    A Really Quiet Headphones Party at Rabin Square. Based on smartphones and Radio 102 FM’s smartphone app and featuring top DJs from Belgium and the Netherlands.
 
•    The Execution of Clown X took place at Bialik Square: A rabble-rousing wild and urban theater-circus show from Reaction Circus together with circus performers from Germany and France.
 
•    Italian Jazz on the Boulevard, at 17 Ben Gurion Boulevard.
 
White Night Europa 2015 was a huge success. Tens of thousands of visitors came to experience the Nonstop City, resulting in a surge of participants in the citywide cultural festivities.