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SAINT WENCESLAS CELEBRATIONS (7th Anniversary), International Folk Music Festival Český Krumlov (2nd Anniversary)

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2006, photo by Lubor Mrázek

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38101 Český Krumlov
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Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Highlights 2008 - Archive




ORGANIZERS AND PARTNERS OF THE EVENT





Fotogallery of Saint Wenceslas Celebrations and International Folklore Festival 2008





FRIDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2008





St. WENCESLAS’ FAIR

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26.09.2008   (Fr) 12:00 - 18:00
27.09.2008   (Sa) 10:00 - 18:00
28.09.2008   (Su) 10:00 - 16:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek




OPENING OF THE CELEBRATIONS

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26.08.2008   (Fr) 19:00

Ing. Jitka Zikmundová, Vice-Mayor of the town




FOLK INSPIRATION – INSPIRATION BY FOLK MUSIC

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26.09.2008   (Fr) 19:00 - 22:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

19:00 – 20:30
Svítání Band - Original Czech Music – a sonic mixture of cymbals, cello, guitars, accordion and rich five-part vocals – blended together in colourful combinations

21:00 – 22:00
Taliesyn Band – a distinctive essence of world music, folk music, Celtic music and jazz based around the rich tradition of Anglo-American folk as well as Czech and Moravian traditional songs. The listeners will be captivated by strong melodies and songs accompanied by a number of interesting musical instruments.




DANCING TOWN

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26.09.2008   (Fr) 19:00 - 21:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

HISTORICAL TOWN CENTER
Various streets and corners of the historical town center of Český Krumlov will be lit up by dancing performed by the International Folk Music Festival participants.
Performances will take place in front of the “Belevue - U Města Vídně” Hotel, on the IInd Castle Courtyard, on the “Ostrov” Island, in Široká Street, in the Hotel “Růže” atrium and in front of the Café Veneti in Hradební Street.
Organized by the House of Children and Youth Český Krumlov and the Folk Music Group Růže Český Krumlov.




St. WENCESLAS “ŠÍPKOVÁNÍ “

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26.09.2008   (Fr) 13:00 - 18:00
27.09.2008   (Sa) 10:00 - 18:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

HRADEBNÍ STREET, children playground
Ecology education through play, organized by the Šípek Ecocenter




CONCERT SEASON OF THE SOUTH BOHEMIAN REGION – PERFORMING FOR YOU IN SOUTHERN BOHEMIA

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26.09.2008   (Fr) 20:00

Musica bellissima Band (Artistic director Eva Čierna - Tornová) and Irena Troupová - Wilke (soprán). Music from the baroque France.
In addition, listeners can view the traveling exhibition of photographs by the students from the St. Agnes Art School.
In co-operation with the Belidis Agency. Supported by the South Bohemian Region grant.




SATURDAY 27 September





MEETING OF VÁCLAVS AND VÁCLAVKAS

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 10:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Registration of all the men and women bearing the names Václav and Václavka and their signing of the Memorial Book of the St. Wenceslas Celebrations (next to the names of personalities from the cultural and social scene).




INTERNATIONAL FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 10:00 - 17:45

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Performances by the following folk music groups: Růže Český Krumlov, Jitřenka Český Krumlov, Úsviťáček České Budějovice, Turiec (Martin, Slovakia), Krušpánek Velká Bystřice and others.
This Festival is held under the auspices of Senator Mr. Tomáš Jirsa, Governor of the South Bohemian Region Mr. Jan Zahradník and the chief health officer of the Czech Republic Mr. Michael Vít.
Organized by the House of Children and Youth Český Krumlov and the Folk Music Group Růže Český Krumlov.




MEETING OF VÁCLAVS AND VÁCLAVKAS

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 17:45

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

A meeting and photo session of all men named Václav (Wenceslas) and women named Václavka who come to the meeting point. An attempt will be made to reach a record number of Václavs and Václavkas on one spot.




FOLK INSPIRATION – INSPIRATION BY FOLK MUSIC

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 19:00 - 22:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

19:00
BUFO Dance Theatre (the future of folklore) – Letí smetí (“Flying Dust”) - a selection of the best scenes performed by the most original domestic amateur dance ensemble

20:30
Artistic Happening by Karel Dvořák – local Český Krumlov artist, musician and a Jack-of-all-trades personality will create another part of the St. Wenceslas statue (in the last years, he has already created the St. Wenceslas spear, flag and a helmet). This year, he will add the horse harness to the statue.

21:00
IYASA (Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts, Zimbabwe, Africa) – Spirit of Africa – a captivating performance filled with songs, dances, rhythm and scenes inspired by the African folklore. Prepare to be thrilled by this exciting ensemble.




INTERNATIONAL FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 11:00 - 16:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

VIEWING SPOT NEAR THE HOTEL RŮŽE
Short dancing scenes and other performances by the International Folk Music Festival participants.




CARMENTIS DANCE ENSEMBLE

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 10:00 - 20:00

This local dance ensemble from Český Krumlov will present thein Square dance routines.
Perfromances will begin every hour on the hour.




MIMIBAR – families welcome!

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 10:00 - 18:00

A new service designed for families with small children. In the “mimibar” you will find a quite corner to unwind and rest when your baby wants to be fed or have a nappy changed. And if you forget a nappy or a similar baby-related item, never mind. We have various baby supplies in sufficient stock and in addition, our friendly volunteers stand by to aid you with almost anything you require. We look forward to welcoming the youngest visitors of the St. Wenceslas celebrations as well as their parents and siblings. For more information, please view: www.mimibar.cz




SPIRITUAL MUSIC CONCERT

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 18:00

Capella Moraviae – this chamber music ensemble under the choirmaster Josef Gerbich specializes in works by Renaissance composers and Gregorian hymns

Municipal Choir Perchta – local Český Krumlov singing choir under the choirmaster Mrs. Šárka Kodýmová, winners of the Town of Český Krumlov Prize for 2007 and silver medal winners from the International Singing Choir Festival held in July 2008 in the Greek town of Preveza




St. WENCECLAS OPEN DOOR NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 20:00 - 24:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Viewing of all important galleries and museums in Český Krumlov with accompanying programme

• Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Široká Street - Music by Kvinterna, a band specialized in period music
• Regional Museum in Český Krumlov, Horní Street - Music by Krumlov Classic guitar Duo (entry from 19.00 to 24.00 hours, last viewing begins at 23.15 hours)
• International Art Studio (Na Fortně) - Made in Český Krumlov
• Czech Culture Gallery (Máselnice), IInd Castle Courtyard - New Aesthetics
• International Art Gallery (Wenceslas Cellars), IVth Castle Courtyard - Statue and A Jewel
• Doxa Gallery, Ist Castle Courtyard - performances by the Mimotaurus Theatre Band
• Minorite Monastery - Monastery Cloister with the St. Agnes School of Art Gallery
• Český Krumlov Museum of Architecture and Craft, Dlouhá Street - music and singing by the Exfanta Band (Town of Kaplice), a vocal band specialized in European Renaissance songs
• Český Krumlov Municipal Theatre - an exhibition by Jiří Lahodný and Jaroslav Běle - „From Our Travels“. The band KALTENECKER ORGAN TRIO (Hungary) will be performing at the Ántré Theatre Club - playing authentic pieces as well as songs by Pink Floyd or Beatles in a jazz makeover (the concert concludes at 10 pm)
• Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau - Lapidary, Ist Castle Courtyard - Music by Lakomá Barka - folk group
• Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau - The Tower, IInd Castle Courtyard (18.00 - 24.00 hours. Admission to children bellow 15 years of age only if accompanied by an adult. Entry to persons under the influence of alcohol is prohibited.)
• St. Martin Chapel in the Municipal Park - performances by the Duo Pré and DuoDam (20.00 - 21.30 hours)
• Art Gallery, Municipal Park - František Vlček, Angels in the Park - exposition in the park
• Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, Linecká Street 272 - Guided tours every half an hour with a maximum of 20 persons per tour. Last tour begins at 11 pm. Tour bookings needed at www.ckrumlov.cz/seidel - Reservation form or by e-mail at info@seidel.cz. Telephone bookings at +420/380 712 354.




WENCESLAS EVENING FLATBOAT RIDE

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 20:00 - 20:50
27.09.2008   (Sa) 21:00 - 21:50
27.09.2008   (Sa) 22:00 - 22:50
27.09.2008   (Sa) 23:00 - 23:50

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2006, photo by Lubor Mrázek

VLTAVA RIVER, at the “Rumyší díra” (Pension Myší díra, Roosevelt Street)
PRICE: 350 CZK/person, reserve before 5 pm in the Pension Myší díra in Roosevelt Street No. 28 (telephone +420/380 712 508) or in the Official Infocenter Český Krumlov on the náměstí Svornosti (telephone +420/380 704 622-3). Departure times: 20.00, 21.00, 22.00, 23.00. Length: 50 - 60 minutes. Organized by the Flatboat Association, Český Krumlov.




St. WENCESLAS EVENINGTIME PROGRAMME

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 18:00

Performing: Swingtrio - Libor Petřvalský – violin, Libor Heřman – bass, Jan Vaněček – guitar; vocals: Kateřina Chromčáková and Romana Strnadová, soloists of the South Bohemian Theatre; guest: Martin Peschik, chief conductor of the South Bohemian Theatre orchestra, piano.
To remember the 110th anniversary of George Gershwin´s birth, his music will be played during the concert. Also, the new book by Jan Vaněček called “White Memories” will be christened. This book has been published under the auspices of the vice-governor of the South Bohemian Region Mr. Robin Schinko. Both the programme and the book publication are also supported by the municipal grant of Český Krumlov.




EGGENBERG BREWERY GARDENS

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 15:00 - 19:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Presented by Miroslav Valha
15:00 – 18:00 ŠUMAVANKA – a popular South Bohemian Brass Music Band
15:00 – 19:00 CZECH CARP – OUR DOMESTIC FISH – fishing competition for children where Theky can also learn to know the various kinds of fish living in our water. In co-opearation with MVP Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.
15:00 – 19:00 KlasA – national mark of quality. Product presentations, information, tasting.
15:00 – 19:00 Pony rides for children (fees apply).




SOUTH BOHEMIAN SPARROW 2008

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 19:00 - 22:00

SOUTH BOHEMIAN SPARROW 2008 – 12 performers will present themselves to the public during the 3rd semifinal of this South Bohemian singing competition. The viewers will vote on the finalists. The rich programme will present among others the TS Storm Dancers Band form Český Krumlov, ABBA Rocks Revival, Martin Korčák, Pavel Steffal and others. The jury will be composed out of the Vice-Mayor Mrs. Jitka Zikmundová, Alena Brožová, Zdeňka Litvanová, Pavel Steffal and other well-know local personalities. The Band Good Company will accompany the performers. Narrated by Mr. Míra Valha. Organized under the auspices of the South Bohemian Region governor Mr. Jan Zahradní and the Vice-Mayor of Český Krumlov Mrs. Jitka Zikmundová by Petr A. Jirotka.




EGGENBERG BREWERY EXCURSIONS

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27.09.2008   (Sa) 20:00 - 20:45
27.09.2008   (Sa) 21:00 - 21:45
27.09.2008   (Sa) 22:00 - 22:45
27.09.2008   (Sa) 23:00 - 23:45

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2006, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Viewings begin on the Brewery courtyard




SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER





FAIRYTALE VIEWING WITH THE MIMOTAURUS THEATRE

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28.09.2008   (Su) 10:00 - 10:35
28.09.2008   (Su) 11:00 - 11:35
28.09.2008   (Su) 12:00 - 12:35

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2006, photo by Lubor Mrázek

Viewing of authentic marionettes from the Theatrical Department of the National and Náprstkovo Museums, concluded by the performances of the Mimotaurus Theatre.

Performances begin at 10, 11 and 12 a.m. Maximum capacity per performance is 35 children, and therefore advance seat reservation in the Museum ticket office is mandatory. Length of the performance is 35 minutes. It is also possible to view the Museum without the performance.
Free entry for children and one accompanying person above 18 years of age.

Number of person in the tour: To 35




LITTLE TRAVELLER or FROM BOHEMIA TO THE NEW WORLD

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28.09.2008   (Su) 10:00 - 13:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

An entertaining competitive game for children and adults alike through the Museum exhibits. Small awards and refreshment arit the visitors along the way, as in the previous years.
Free entry for the competition participants.




RENAISSANCE HOUSE

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28.09.2008   (Su) 10:00 - 12:00
28.09.2008   (Su) 13:00 - 16:00

Horse stable with an exhibit of various vehicles - free entry.
Also on show are props from the Baroque Theatre - tours at 10, 11 am and 1, 2, 3, 4 pm. Before the tour please take a free ticket at the castle cash desk, capacity 25 persons per tour.

Possibilities: Admission free




GRAPHITE MINE UNDERGROUND VIEWING

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28.09.2008   (Su) 10:00 - 14:00

Viewing of the graphite mine from a mine train, accompanied by experienced guides. Included in the tour is lending of miners´gear including shoes and protective head covers.
Refreshments will be served in the Graphite Mine area, including baking of sausages on the fire. Country band will be performing. Free entry for children and one accompanying person above 18 years of age.
For more information, please view: www.ckrumlov.cz/grafitovydul




MIMOTAURUS THEATRE- LOST CHILD

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28.09.2008   (Su) 11:00

Saint Wenceslas Celebrations 2007, photo by Lubor Mrázek

A playful marionette performance filled with grotesque, which will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. This performance has been awarded the “Zlomvaz” prize by the DAMU Prague. Length of performance: 50 minutes.
In co-operation with the Český Krumlov Foundation of Malý Vítek




NAIVNÍ THEATRE LIBEREC – LETTER FAIRYTALE

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28.09.2008   (Su) 15:00

“We make the soup, making it from letters. We only pretend to know how to cook. We cook up stories or even a song made up from words picked from the letter soups….”. This performance is intended for the youngest pre-school children.

Please reserve your seats 30 minutes prior to the performance maximum. Reservation information at: www.divadlo.ckrumlov.cz
Length of performance: 45 minutes.




HOLY MASS AND RE-CONSECRATION OF THE ORGAN

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28.09.2008   (Su) 09:30

HOLY MASS AND RE-CONSECRATION OF THE ORGAN – holy mass served by the Vicar General of the České Budějovice Episcopate Father Jan Baxant




VIEWINGS OF THE CHURCH AND CHAPEL OF St. VITUS

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28.09.2008   (Su) 11:00
28.09.2008   (Su) 14:00

VIEWINGS OF THE CHURCH AND CHAPEL OF St. VITUS – viewings narrated by Mr. Petr Pavelec, director of the National Heritage Institute, České Budějovice local department .




ORGAN CONCERT – VLADIMÍR ROUBAL

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28.09.2008   (Su) 17:00

ORGAN CONCERT – VLADIMÍR ROUBAL, regenschori of the Strahov Monastery in Prague. Presented by the Roman Catholic parish in Český Krumlov.




ORGANIZERS AND PARTNERS OF THE EVENT





St. Wenceslas Celebration Organizers:


The Town Český Krumlov
Municipal Theatre Český Krumlov o.p.s.
Českokrumlovský rozvojový fond spol. s r.o.
Hana Pelzová – St. Wenceslas´Fair




International Folk Music Festival Organizers:


House of Children and Youth Český Krumlov
Folk Music Group Růže Český Krumlov




GENERAL PARTNER OF THE EVENT - Budweiser Budvar


Budweiser Budvar

Budějovický Budvar, n.p.




The International Folk Music Festival is Supported By:


Regional Office of the South Bohemian Region
Folk Music Association of the Czech Republic
The Town of Český Krumlov

This Festival is held under the auspices of Senator Mr. Tomáš Jirsa, the Governor of the South Bohemian Region Mr. Jan Zahradník and the chief health officer of the Czech Republic Mr. Michael Vít.




Main Event Partners:





CzechTourism


..




Schwan Cosmetics CR, Ltd





Vodovody a kanalizace, Jižní Čechy, a.s.





Vidox, s.r.o.





ČEČETKA, v.o.s.





Event Partners:


Schwan - STABILO ČR, s.r.o.
Schwan Cosmetics CR, s.r.o.
VodVodovody a kanalizace, Jižní Čechy, a.s.
Vidox, s.r.o.
ČEČETKA, v.o.s.
Eggenberg Brewery

Belidis Agency, Czech Ceramic Design Agency, Český Krumlov Malý Vítek Foundation, Ántré Theatre Club, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Ekoncetrum Šípek, Art Gallery, Doxa Gallery, Graphite Mine Český Krumlov, Hotel and Pub U malého Vítka, Hotel Arcadie, Tavern Na Louži, Tavern in Šatlavská Street, Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, Marionette Theatre - Fairytale House, Český Krumlov Museum of Architecture and Craft, Oblastní spolek Českého červeného kříže, Petr A. Jirotka - South Bohemian Sparrow, mimibar organizers, Regional Museum in Český Krumlov, Restaurant Maštal, Restaurant Na Ostrově, Restaurant Pod radnicí, Restaurant Švamberský dům, Roman Catholic Parish - Český Krumlov Prelature, Czech Hussite Church Parish Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau, St. Agnes of Bohemia School of Art and Design, St. Wenceslas Evening Time - Jan Vaněček, Dance Club Carmentis, Flatboat Association Český Krumlov




Media Partners of the St. Wenceslas Celebrations:


Český rozhlas České Budějovice, Hitrádio Faktor, Ozvěny Českokrumlovska, Oficiální informační systém Český Krumlov, Jihočeský kurýr, Deník




Media Partners of the International Folk Music Festival:


Český rozhlas
Mediatel
Radio Proglas




We reserve the right to change this programme without further notice!


ENTRY FEE: Free of charge during the entire duration of the Celebrations (Exceptions clearly marked)