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What’s happening on the European cultural scene?

If you’re the sort of person who likes to give a focus to a weekend break by taking in an exhibition or two, there’s plenty for you to see this spring without having to travel very far. At home in London, the Tate Modern is displaying 150 pictures, drawings and sculptures by the famous Spanish painter Joan Miró. Named after one of his works, The Ladder of Escape, the exhibition runs until the 10th of July before moving on to Barcelona and Washington.

Meanwhile in Paris, cinema buffs can see ‘Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition’, at the Cinémathèque Française, the largest show ever held on the British film director, with letters, costumes and props on display from his films, including the astronaut’s suit from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Jack Nicholson’s typewriter from The Shining.

In Berlin, The Pergamon Museum is showing a reconstructed collection of banker and archaeologist Max von Oppenheimer’s Asian art works that were destroyed by a bomb in 1943. The restorers have ‘stuck together’ 27,000 pieces which will be on display.

And in Budapest, its spring festival promises great things this year as it’s the 200th anniversary of Hungary’s most illustrious musician, Franz Lizst. Visit his house and music academy where he spent the last five years of his life, now a museum (pictured).

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