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Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, 6th anniversary

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2006, photo by Lubor Mrázek

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Type: Highlights 2007 - Archive



Photogallery - Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007





SAINT WENCESLAS MENU

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28.09.2007 - 30.09.2007   (Fr-Su)

Traditional Bohemian specialities in selected cosy Český Krumlov eateries for the time of the celebrations




FRIDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER - ST VITUS CHURCH

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28.09.2007 - 28.08.2007   (Fr) 15:30 - 19:00

St. Vitus Church, photo by Lubor Mrázek

15.30 GALA CONCERT IN CELEBRATION OF ST WENCESLAS' NAME-DAY
Dyškanti Choir - Sacred music of the Renaissance and Baroque (1500 - 1700)

18.00 ST WENCESLAS HOLY MASS




FRIDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER - SVORNOSTI TOWN SQUARE, compere Petr Kronika

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28.09.2007   (Fr) 10:00 - 21:00

Art happening Kukulín

10.00 - 17.00 SAINT WENCESLAS FAIR

18.00 - 22.00 FOLKLORE INSPIRATION
Chodská vlna - folk music
Jan Hrubý and Kukulín - Czech, Moravian and Celtic musical mix by the fiddler and composer Jan Hrubý, and his Kukulín band

19.30 ST WENCESLAS' NAME-DAY ART HAPPENING
Having forged a St Wenceslas lance last year, the sculptor Karel Dvořák and his friends will now fashion a helmet - as part of an ongoing project towards a full sculpture of SW.




FRIDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER - HRADEBNÍ STREET, the children's playground

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28.09.2007   (Fr) 13:00 - 18:00

13.00 - 18.00 SAINT WENCESLAS ECO DAY
Ecologically-minded activities for children by Ekocentre Šípek: entertainments, book-stalls, and merchandise




FRIDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER - ČESKÝ KRUMLOV HISTORIC CENTRE

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28.09.2007   (Fr) 18:00 - 21:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations, photo by Lubor Mrázek

18.00 - 21.00 DANCING IN THE STREETS
The International Folklore Festival participants will bring their dances to the town's streets and alleyways (in front of the Hotel U Města Vídně, at the 2nd Castle courtyard, at the Island, at Široka street, at the Hotel Růže atrium, in front of Café Veneti in Hradební street). Organisers: The house of Children and Youth Český Krumlov, and the folklore ensemble Růže Český Krumlov




SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER - INFOCENTRE, TOWN SQUARE

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29.09.2007   (Sa) 10:00 - 13:00

Infocentrum Český Krumlov

from 10.00 A SPECIAL GATHERING OF WENCESLASES
Local people as well as visiting cultural and social celebrities, all by the name of Wenceslas, will attend a special ceremony registering their names in the special St Wenceslas Celebrations' Registry.
c. 13.00 The Finish of a special Trek from Vyšný hills. Organisers: Czech tourist Club




SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER - SVORNOSTI TOWN SQUARE, compere Petr Kronika

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29.09.2007   (Sa) 10:00 - 23:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations, photo by Aleš Motejl Saint Wenceslas Celebrations, photo by Lubor Mrázek

10.00 - 18.30 SAINT WENCESLAS MARKET
10.00 - 17.00 THE INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
Participating ensembles: Růže Český Krumlov, Jitřenka Český Krumlov, Úsviťáček České Budějovice, Perníček Pardubice, Ovečky Valašské Meziříčí, Krakowiak (Poland) and others
12.00 - 13.00 Interval
13.45 - 14.00 BARÁČNÍK PAGEANT - TO MARK THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PATRIOTIC CHARITABLE COMPANY OF ČESKÝ KRUMLOV'S 'VITORAZ' BARÁČNÍKS
17.00 A SPECIAL GATHERING OF WENCESLASES
Special photo-session for all the Wenceslases attending, with an attempt for a record number of Wenceslases gathered in one place at the same time
17.30 - 18.15 FOLKLORE ENSEMBLE RŮŽE ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
19.00 - 22.00 FOLKLORE INSPIRATION
Lakomá Barka - The girls' ensemble from Český Krumlov presents historic folk music and traditional songs.
Tomáš KOČKO & ORCHESTRA - ethno-folk band inspired by music from the Moravia region




SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER - SAINT VITUS CHURCH

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29.09.2007   (Sa) 11:00 - 14:00

11.00 and 14.00 SPECIAL TOURS OF THE ST VITUS CHURCH AND THE ST WENCESLAS CHAPEL
With Mgr. Petr Pavelec as expert guide




SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER - HRADEBNÍ STREET, the children's playground

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29.09.2007   (Sa) 10:00 - 18:00

10.00 - 18.00 SAINT WENCESLAS ECO DAY
Ecologically-minded activities for children by Ekocentre Šípek: entertainments, book-stalls, and merchandise




SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER - ISLAND (OSTROV)

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29.09.2007   (Sa) 12:00 - 16:00

12, 14 and 16.00 THE FUSILIERS OF FREYUNG
The historic Fusilier troupe from Germany - each performance lasts 10 minutes




SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER - EGGENBERG BREWERY GARDENS

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29.09.2007   (Sa) 13:00 - 24:00

Eggenberg Brewery tour, photo by Lubor Mrázek Šumavanka

13.00 - 22.00 BARÁČNÍK PAGEANT
Programme to mark the 85th Anniversary of the Patriotic Charitable Company of Český Krumlov's 'Vitoraz' Baráčníks (under the leadership of the Bailiff, Václav Hrdlička)
13.00 - 14.15 Performances by the International Folklore Festival participants
14.30 - 15.00 Bohemian jamboree, by the patriotic Charitable Company of Baráčníks Věžovatá Pláně
15.00 - 17.00 Šumavanka - the popular brass band from South Bohemia
17.00 - 18.00 Brewery fun and games with Miroslav Valha
18.00 - 22.00 Nešlapeto - Prague street-songs of yesteryear
20.00 - 24.00 Brewery tours, with beer-tasting in the Brewery cellars.
Tours assemble at the Brewery yard each 30 minutes after 8pm. Last tour at 11.30pm.




SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER - REGIONAL MUSEUM, Horní street

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29.09.2007   (Sa) 18:00

Regional Museum in Český Krumlov, photo by Aleš Motejl

18.00 EVENTIDE WITH SAINT WENCESLAS
Performers: Swingtrio - Libor Petřvalský (violin), Jan Vaněček (guitar), Libor Heřman (double bass), Romana Strnadová (principal of S.Bohemia Theatre, voice), Kateřina Chromčáková (principal of S.Bohemia Theatre, voice). Guests: Martin Peschik (conductor, S.Bohemia Theatre, piano), Radka Hájková (cello). During the concert a book-launch of Jan Vaněček's „Stories from Krumlov lands“




SATURDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER - ST WENCESLAS' NIGHT OF OPEN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

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29.09.2007   (Sa) 20:00 - 24:00

Egon Schiele Art Centrum, photo by Lubor Mrázek Castle Lapidarium, photo by Aleš Motejl

Tours of Český Krumlov's important galleries, some with musical offerings
- Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Široká street, music: Junior string quartet
- International Art Studio Na Fortně - Karel Hrubeš: Paintings - do not knock, we're open. (with the artist present)
- The Buttery - 2nd Castle courtyard - Miroslav Páral: New aesthetics - do not knock, we're open. (with the artist present)
- Regional museum in Český Krumlov, Horní street - music: Krumlov classic guitar duo
- Gallery Doxa, 1st Castle courtyard - music: Musica Vitis brass trio
- Český Krumlov Castle - Lapidary, Castle toner
- The Municipal Theatre Český Krumlov, Horní street - Photo gallery: Jan Maroušek - photographs. Music: Jazz Efterrätt, at the Antré Club (entry 90 CZK)
- Prokyš Hall and Gothic Hall, the Prelature, Horní street - night tour with music performed by Privatissima Kolín
- R. gallery, Dlouhá street - music: Bryce Belcher
- Museum of Building Crafts , Dlouhá street - music: Duo Pré (flute, violin)




THE RIVER VLTAVA, (Pension Myší díra, Rooseveltova street)

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29.09.2007   (Sa) 20:00 - 24:00

Wooden Raft - Sightseeing Cruises, photo by Lubor Mrázek

20.00 - 24.00 St Wenceslas' Night - evening river voyage by rafts. Tickets: 350 CZK/person, reservations by 5pm at Pension Myší díra, Rooseveltova street 28 (tel. +420/380 712 508) or at Infocentre Český Krumlov at the Town Square (tel.: +420/380 704 622-3)




SUNDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER - DAY OF THE OPEN HEARTS - FAIRYTALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE TOWN

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30.09.2007   (Su) 09:00 - 15:00

The Puppet Museum - Fairy Tale House, photo by Lubor Mrázek Regional Museum in Český Krumlov, photo by Lubor Mrázek

- Entry to events free to children and one accompanying adult (unless stated otherwise)
- Get your fairytale logbook at the Infocentre in Town Square, collect a stamp at each fairytale event, and present your completed book back at the Infocentre to receive a free gift.
- Fairytale characters will accompany you through each leg of your journey:
- Pohádkový dům (Fairytale House), Radniční street: 9 - 12am
- Regional Museum in Český Krumlov, Horní street: 10am - 1pm, „Seeking the secrets of the Baroque pharmacy - or Magical herbs and spices“ - solve a small riddle on a walk through the Museum and get a big surprise. For people of all ages. Entry free.
- Marionette Museum Latrán: 9 - 12am
- Český Krumlov Castle:
- Castle Tower 10am - 3pm, children only if accompanied by adults, free only to children up to 15 years with paying parents. Due to restricted access please collect tickets at the ticket office.
- Renesanční dům (Renaissance house), 5th Castle courtyard: 10am - 3pm, entry free. Due to restricted access please collect tickets at the ticket office.
- Fairytale raft-voyage down the River Vltava, 10 - 12:00 h: for accompanied children up to 15 years - embark at the Mysi Dira, Municipal Park.




SUNDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER - SVORNOSTI TOWN SQUARE, compere Petr Kronika

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30.09.2007   (Su) 10:00 - 17:00

Saint Wenceslas Market, photo by Lubor Mrázek Saint Wenceslas Celebrations, photo by Aleš Motejl

10.00 - 17.00 SAINT WENCESLAS FAIR
13.00 KOKOSY KOLÍN
Popular film tunes performed by the youth light orchestra from Kolin under the baton of Jiří Novák.
14.00 KAMARÁDI BRNO - ENTERTAINMENT FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN
Interactive fun and games
15.30 THE KRUMLOVIAN BEAR - WITH SONGS
Performed by the winners of this year's national children's Porta competition and the České Budějovice folk group, Nezmari. Compere Pavel Jim Drengubák.




SUNDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER - ST VITUS CHURCH

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30.09.2007   (Su) 11:00 - 14:00

11.00 and 14.00 SPECIAL TOURS OF THE ST VITUS CHURCH AND THE ST WENCESLAS CHAPEL
With Mgr. Petr Pavelec as expert guide




SUNDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER - THE COURTYARD OF U MALÉHO VÍTKA HOTEL, Panská street

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30.09.2007   (Su) 11:00 - 17:00

Hotýlek U malého Vítka, photo by Lubor Mrázek

In collaboration with Český Krumlov's U Malého Vítka foundation
11.00 - 12.00 DIVADELNÍ SPOLEČNOST KOŇMO (THE HORSEBACK THEATRE):
THE ITINERANT EGG
A jolly romp with unconventional-sized puppets, conventional-sized thieves, whose blood-lust knows no bounds, and extremely dramatic music.
16.00 - 17.00 DIVADELNÍ SPOLEČNOST KOŇMO (THE HORSEBACK THEATRE):
THE MILLER AND HIS DAUGHTER
Family show for all ages




PORK FEST - SALON ŠNEK, Panská street

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28.09.2007   (Fr) 12:00 - 22:00

PORK FEST
Traditional pig-roast event, young wine from the Blatnička cellars, and oldy-worldy street-songs by the Nešlapeto band