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The International Festival of Organ “Non Sola Scripta” – Wroclaw’s Summer of Organ 2010 starts again in July 2010. Artists from some European and world countries and from Poland will take part in it. Besides organs’ recitals the audience can listen to chamber concerts with grand piano or traditional oriental instruments.

The programme includes also the music by Chopin in organ’s transcription, his thoughts and words that can be found in his letters and themes from his compositions in improvisations and paraphrases.

Not only Wroclaw’s inhabitants but also a lot of tourists from others countries will come to the concerts. They will be at 7.30 p.m. on Sundays in beautiful University Church that is located 250 m from the Market Square.

Tickets price: 10 and 15 PLN

Time: 04.07-05.09.2010


04.07 Opening concert – Man Choir from University of Cardinal Wyszyński In Warsaw

11.07 Douglas Lawrence      /Melbourne/ – organs

18.07 Bernhard  Gfrerer      /Salzburg/ – organs

25.07 Bogusław  Raba        /Wroclaw/ – organs
Bogusław Kierc – poetic improvisations

01.08 “Chopin on 5 continents”

Ludmila Golub         /Moscow/ – organs
Band of traditional oriental in the direction of Maria Pomianowska

08.08 Heinrich Wimmer        /Altoetting/ – organs

15.08 Karstein Askeland      /Bergen/ – organs
Vocal band “The Sunday Singers”

UPDATE!(Jose Enrique Ayarra won’t come)

22.08 Jean-Christophe Geiser /Switzerland/ – organs
Zdzisław  Madej        /Wroclaw/ – vocal improvisations

Jan van Mol    /Antwerp/ – organs

Adam Makowicz – grand piano improvisations
Andrzej Chorosiński – organs
Michał Chorosiński – recitations

Source: PIK

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Japanese Garden is one of few traces left after the World Exibition in 1913 that remained in Wroclaw’s Szczytnicki Park. The garden prepared and arranged by the enthusiast of Japan, count Fritz von Hochberg, with the help of a Japanese gardener, Mankichi Arai, was a pearl of the exibition. After the exibition most of the buildings were destroyed because of their provisional nature and borrowed elements of the equipments. The paths, the shape of the pond and the south part of the garden with its hilly landscape, watercourses and flora were saved.

Japanese Garden photos

In 1994 Wroclaw authorities started the renovation of the Japanese Garden with the substantive help form the embassy of Japan in Warsaw.

Due to the presence of Japanese specialists the whole projects and works correspond to the original Japanese garden art. Each element has its own place and meaning – often invisible for Europeans.

Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (from 1 April to 31 October)

The tickets price: adult ticket – 3 PLN

Half-price ticket 1,5 PLN

Source: Wikipedia

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For the sixth time in Wroclaw there will take place amazing Brave Festival, this year named “Enchanters”. It will be a journey to the shamans’ land, szeptuchy, ritual dances and singing that will accompany authentic rites.

The festival’s audience will have a unique chance to see Bi Kidude, 100 year old singer from Zanzibar, Egyptian’s band which consists of the signers of music that accompanies the healing ritual of Zar. It was practiced before Islam came in Egypt. Szeptuchy are women from Podlasie in Poland who celebrate the whispering ritual of treatment.

For the first time Nuna tribe from Burkina Faso will leave their bush and perform in front of the audience in a dance in masks. Besides them the audience will be able to see several dozen of artists from different countries such as: Burundi, Chile and South Korea .

Brave Festival 2010 photos

The main programme will be accompanied by a block of 21 documentary films that common motif is“a word”. The other stream will be BraveDoc – the cycle of documents that present the fight of an individual with reality in the name of protection of tradition, their ideas and values.

Besides the cultural events, the festival will have a new helpful project. Except giving money to the International Organization “Rokpa” that helps children in Tibet, the organizers have created their own project – Brave Kids. It is the project in which artistic groups of children from regions that have been experienced by history take part. This year Wroclaw will host children from Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Nepal and Sweden and two theatre groups from Poland: Chechnya’s children supported by culture practicians and Warsaw Centre for Refugees and Wroclaw’s group of young jugglers. For two weeks these groups of children will exchange their artistic skills and learn different forms of art under the eye of Swedish artists from Awake Youth Project. For the final of the festival they will prepare a special performance.


Time: 2-9.07.2010

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Bi Kidude

Source: PIK

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