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Fairy Tale Bus is a unique idea in Europe – a mobile theater stage for kids that is a miniature version of Wroclaw Dolls Theatre. All details of superstructure are painted and handmade. The first stage of work was connected with changing a car and creating a special platform where there was installed replica of Wroclaw’s Dolls Theatre. The second stage was connected with handmade work.
Two different, independent theater stages are situated in the Fairy Tale Bus. Its mobility helps to accomplish its main idea: to present shows anywhere kids are waiting for it, coming with great stories about dwarfs or others Wroclaw’s stories.
“The return of the Mammoth” – 30th May 2010 (Market Square next to Pręgież)
The seller of ice cream who works in Wroclaw Market Square finds a little frozen mammoth in a pack of ice from Antarctica. The history complicates when the little mammoth thaws and speaks in human language. He leaves ice cream shop and goes for search of his parents. He has a lot of interesting, funny adventures and meets a lot of nice people and even he makes friends with Wroclaw dwarf. How does his travel end? See yourself.
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The mixture of Jewish jazz and rock, kosher meals and Hebrew workshops – it’s going to happen during the 12th edition of Jewish Culture Festival “Simcha”. Simcha is a Hebrew word which means joy. For the first time one part of the festival is dedicated to poetry in “Yiddish” language. The poems will be recited by Katarzyna Michalska an actress from Teatr Współczesny in Wroclaw. The organizators have prepared Jewish Papper-Cutting workshop and Jewish comics and graphic workshop. The theme will concern the life and culture of Jewish nation. The last workshop will be carried on by Tomasz Jakub Sysło.
Musicians and bands from the whole Poland and abroad are invited at Simcha Festival. We can listen to for example Jascha Lieberman Trio and Klezzmates band, both from Cracow. Wroclaw’s residents will have a chance to get to know the charm of Sepharadic Jewish cantos on Wednesday. The choir of White Stork Synagogue directed by Stanisław Rybarczyk will sing at the end of the festival, at Sabbath.
Noteworthy is the International Film Festival “Jewish Motifs” that took place in Warsaw last year and that is going to take place during Simcha Festival. It will consist of documentaries or short films such as “Rozwód po żydowsku”, “Dana”, “Czarodziejka”, “Zabójczy honor” and “Gefilte Fish”.
Programme of the Festival: Simcha – time schedule
The Festival will take place in:
Włodkowica Street no 5(‘Mleczarnia’)– Films from Festival “Jewish motifs”(Free entry);
Poetry “Yiddish” language (Free entry).
Jewish dance workshop (Free entry);
Klezzmates Band (tickets price: 20/25zl);
Sepharadic’s Jewish cantos (tickets price: 20/25zl);
The White Stork Synagogue Choir (Free entry).
Włodkowica Street no 9 – The Jewish comics and graphic workshop (Free entry);
Hebrew workshop (Free entry);
Jewish Paper-Cutting (Free entry);
Tora reading workshop (Free entry).
The Salt Square is a former medieval marketplace in Wroclaw adjoining the Market Square. The Salt Square had originally the size of 84,5 m. by 94 m. It was probably built in 1242 and was called Salzring or Salzplatz. The monument of Marshal Blücher was erected on the square in 1827 and the square got his name. After the World War II the square got historical name again and the monument of Marshal Blücher had been destroyed by Germans earlier.
In the south part there is a classical dome of the Old Stock Exchange. It was designed by Carl Ferdinand Langhans in 1822. Under the Salt Square there is located a 1000 square meter shelter designed by Richard Konwiarz. It can house up to 300 people. In the war time the shelter had its own toilets, a sewage system and two exits.
Nowadays the square is a place of a flower market. It stays open every day till late at night. You can buy different types of flowers there and enjoy their beauty.
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