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St. Wenceslas Celebrations and International Folklore Festival

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náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
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E-mail: info@ckrumlov.cz

Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Highlights 2014 - Archive

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In addition to being the patron saint of the lands of Bohemia, Saint Wenceslas is the patron saint of brewers and winemakers, which is commemorated by the traditional autumn festivities offering a cultural as well as a rich gourmet experience. The pleasant atmosphere of the autumn festivities is augmented by the festival of folk ensembles and the Saint Wenceslas Fair. The cherry on top is certainly the unforgettable evening excursion to the town’s museums and galleries, garnished with an impressive accompanying programme.



During the event run:





ST. WENCESLAS FAIR

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26.09.2014   (Fr) 12:00 - 22:00
27.09.2014   (Sa) 10:00 - 22:00
28.09.2014   (Su) 10:00 - 16:00




ADRENALINE ROPE RAILWAY ABOVE VLTAVA RIVER

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26.09.2014   (Fr) 14:00 - 19:00
27.09.2014   (Sa) 10:00 - 19:00
28.09.2014   (Su) 10:00 - 17:00

Take a ride on this certified rope railway in a total length of 120 meters. Get on in the park behind the Municipal Theatre and get off at the Eggenberg Brewery gardens. Railway suitable for persons up to 100 kg weight adhering to the operational instructions. Fee applies – 50 CZK.




Friday 26. 9.





OPENING OF THE CELEBRATIONS

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26.09.2014   (Fr) 17:00

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Celebrations will be opened by the Town Mayor Mr. Dalibor Carda




BLACK BOTTOM

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26.09.2014   (Fr) 17:15 - 18:30

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Local swing band performing classic international and domestic songs from the beginning of 20th century




ROMAN DRAGOUN

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26.09.2014   (Fr) 19:00 - 20:00

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Czech rock music legend, singer, composer and keyboard performer has been active on the musical scene since mid 70´s. He has performed in bands Regenerace, Progres 2, Futurum, Stromboli and since 1990 he has participated in a number of musical projects: he has been cooperating with Bára Basiková, Michal Pavlíček, Raven, Marakana, Pavla Kapitánová, Leona Machálková and others. He has been playing the lead role in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar since spring 1996. In 2001 he has cooperated on the Apocalypse musical by the Bratří Karamazovi band from Český Krumlov.
The music performed by Dragoun can be likened to the styles emulated by Sting, Stevie Wonder or Phil Collins. This means a melodic music with elements of jazz, funky and rock accompanied by poetical lyrics with spiritual subtext whose authors are Roman´s father the painter František Roman Dragoun and the poet Milan Princ from Písek. This is a music for sensitive and receptive listeners of all generations. The music of Roman Dragoun resonates with faith, love and humility. Open your hearts since music can have a cleansing effect and stop the time for a while.




SUPERGROUP.CZ

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26.09.2014   (Fr) 20:30 - 22:00

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Percussion: Miloš Meier (Dymytry, BSP, ex-Leaders! Trio Michala Pavlíčka); Bass guitar: Vladimír “Guma” Kulhánek (T4, Anna K, ETC, Krausberry, Flamengo); Guitar: Michal Pavlíček (Strombol, Pražský výběr, BSP, Big Heads); Keyboard: Roman Dragoun (T4, Progres 2, Stromboli, Futurum); Violin: Jan Hrubý (ETC, Blues Band of Luboš Andršt, Framus 5); Vocals: Kamil Střihavka (BSP, No Guitars!, Leaders!, Motorband). Prepare for Czech and international rock music classics performed by the first Czech Supergroup. Here is a sample of the playlist – All Right Now, You Keep on Moving, Come Together, Večernice, Bratři, Tetrman, Zdroj. Message in a Bottle, People Get Ready, Whole Lotta Love, Highway to Hell, Oh Darling, Země vzdálená and others.




DANCING TOWN

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26.09.2014   (Fr) 16:00 - 19:00

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The International Folklore Festival participants will revive the streets and corners of Český Krumlov historical town centre with their dancing (Hradební Street, Castle courtyard, Na Ostrově, Vltava river bank). In case of rain the event will take place in the House of Children and Youth.




SONGS AND DANCES OF BRITTANY

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26.09.2014   (Fr) 15:00
26.09.2014   (Fr) 16:00
26.09.2014   (Fr) 17:00

Old Brittany songs and dances with live music: accordion, bass, violin. guitar, lyre, flute, vocals. Performing: Czech – Brittany Group.




CZECH MUSIC CONCERT

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26.09.2014   (Fr) 19:00

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Krumlov Chamber Orchestra under Lucie Sirová performs. The programme includes pieces by the following authors: J. Suk, K. Kohout, B. Martinů, J. Krček, A. Dvořák, J. V. Stamic, Z. Zahradník and E. Dřízga




Saturday 27. 9.





INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL

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27.09.2014   (Sa) 10:00 - 14:00
27.09.2014   (Sa) 18:00 - 20:00

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Performing folklore ensembles:
Ansambul Folcloric Flori Muresene (Romania),
Trachtenverein Lindenthaler Hebertsfelden (Germany),
Maguráčik (Slovakia),
Polajenka Hodonín,
Lučinka Praha,
Úsviťáček České Budějovice and l
ocal folklore ensembles Jitřenka and Růže.




MEETING OF ALL VÁCLAVS AND VÁCLAVKAS

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27.09.2014   (Sa) 10:00 - 17:30

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10 am – 5 pm Registration and signatures of all present Václavs and Václavkas in the Memorial Book of St. Wenceslas Celebrations.

5.30 pm Joint meeting and photo session of all Václavs and Václavkas and declaration of results




CHLAPI V SOBĚ and MEDVÍĎATA

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27.09.2014   (Sa) 20:30 - 22:00

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Chlapi v sobě (chlapi-v-sobe.webnode.cz) is a new band from Český Krumlov. It combines experienced musicians with youthful energy and talent. Genius loci of this magical place has attracted a group of diverse musicians differing in age, musical opinion and experience and produced a stream of new musical energy and experiences.

On the occasion of the 13th St. Wenceslas Celebrations Chlapi v sobě have prepared a unique evening concert. Following lengthy rehearsals they will perform together on stage with the successful local children’s singing choir Mevíďata managed by Mr. Lukáš Holec. Medvíďata choir will celebrate 20th birthday next year and they have been enjoying considerable success abroad lately.

During the evening they will perform many greatest hits of the Czechoslovak rock and pop music scene with the occasional trip into international waters with a new setting for a band and a singing choir. There will be songs by Petr Muk, David Koller, Michal Hrůza, Petr Kalandra, Tomáš Klus, Vladimír Mišík and others.

Come enjoy this pleasant evening full of well-know melodies, energy and joy. We trust you will have a great time with us!




INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL

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27.09.2014   (Sa) 11:00 - 16:00

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Short dancing demonstrations by the International Folklore Festival participants




BENGA ČAVE and 407

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27.09.2014   (Sa) 17:00 - 18:00

Performance by local Romany folk ensembles led by Josef Toušek and Kristýna Toušková




WINE YARD

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27.09.2014   (Sa) 13:00 - 19:00

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Wine grapes processing demonstrations – Miroslav Valha
Demonstrations commence at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm
Wine juice tastings
Stum and Moravian wine tastings
Zrcadla band perform at 2 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm – 8 pm




FUN-FILLED AFTERNOON FOR CHILDREN WITH JEDNOTA

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27.09.2014   (Sa) 10:00 - 17:00

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Games for children with presents and prizes from the event partner –Jednota COOP consumers cooperative in Kaplice




ST. WENCESLAS PHOTO SESSION AT THE MUSEUM PHOTOATELIER SEIDEL

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27.09.2014   (Sa) 09:00 - 12:00
27.09.2014   (Sa) 13:00 - 15:00

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Experience the unique atmosphere of the early 20th century with the flavour of autumn. Get a unique period photograph for your family album. Entry fee applies, reservations required (+420 380 712 354, info@seidel.cz).




ST. WENCESLAS OPEN DOOR NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

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27.09.2014   (Sa) 20:00 - 24:00

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• Regional Museum Český Krumlov, Horní Street – exhibitions Zdeněk Burian – traces of prehistoric ages and 1st World War in the Český Krumlov region. Performances by Krumlov Classic Guitar Duo.

• Egon Schiele Art Centre, Široká Street – JIŘÍ KOLÁŘ (1914-2002) REMAINS OF PARADISE – collages, objects, poems – and exhibition and a catalogue to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of the artist. / JIŘÍ SPOKO (b. 1942) TIME IN IMAGES paintings, objects, drawings / GUNTER DAMISCH (b. 1958) COSMOLOGY paintings, objects, prints / Works of art by Vienna and Prague Art Academies graduates led by Professors Jiří Sopek and Professors Gunter Damisch

• Synagogue, Za Soudem Street 282 – Petr and Pavel Wohl – Images; World of Jews of Český Krumlov – permanent exhibition

• State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov – Castle Museum and Tower, 2nd Castle courtyard (6 pm – 11 pm. Children up to 15 years of age may enter only accompanied by am adult person; entry will be denied to persons under the influence of alcohol). Café open.

• R.galerie, Dlouhá Street 30

• Museum Photoatelier Seidel, Linecká Street 272 – guided tours from 8 pm to 11 pm (last tour commences). Tours commence at 8, 8.30, 9, 9.30, 10, 10.30 and 11 pm. Maximum capacity 20 persons per group. Reserve your spot starting from 1 September 2014 at www.seidel.cz or alternatively by e-mailing info@seidel.cz or telephoning 380 712 354. You may turn up without a reservation although spot is not guaranteed in this case.

• Municipal Theatre Český Krumlov, Horní Street – photo gallery – exhibition by Jaroslav Vojtíšek




Sunday 28. 9.


10.00 - 16.00 ST. WENCESLAS FAIR

10.00 - 17.00 ADRENALINE ROPE LANE ABOVE THE VLTAVA RIVER

18.00 WENCESLAS MASS and FESTIVE CONCERT IN HONOUR OF ST. WENCESLAS




ST. WENCESLAS HOLY MASS

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28.09.2014   (Sa) 09:30




FESTIVE CONCERT TO HONOUR ST. WENCESLAS

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28.09.2014   (Su) 18:00

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Municipal choir Perchta




PRORADOST UNDERGROUND

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28.09.2014   (Su)

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The PRORADOST group have prepared another event for your enjoyment taking you to places which you may not be familiar with and which are usually not accessible. We invite you to visit the following places in cooperation with the State Castle and Chrateau Český Krumlov, Regional Museum Český Krumlov, ČEVAK a.s., Kámen a písek spol. s r. o. and the Graphite mine:

• THE CAVE OF DOBRKOVICE – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE MAMMOTH HUNTERS
Visit this pre-historic location and inspect the findings, witness demonstrations of flint blade carving and setting a fire with pre-historic techniques. You can also visit the pre-historic shooting ground.
1 pm - 5 pm

• COLLECTOR CHANNEL UNDERGROUND
Tour of this mining artifact under the historical town centre. Maximum capacity per tour is 7 persons of over 15 years of age. Entry from P2 parking place – Pod poštou Street. Important notice: the environment is chilly with temperatures around 10 degrees. Smoking and entry of drunk persons is prohibited. Tours comments at 10 am, 10.30 am, 11 am, 11.30 am, 12 pm, 12.30 pm, 2 pm, 2.30 pm, 3 pm, 3.30 pm, 4 pm and 4.30 pm. Reservations required – e-mail info@ckrumlov.cz

• GRAPHITE MINE UNDERGROUND TOURS
Tours commence at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Free entry for children. Mine tours from a mining train with experienced guides including loan of mining overalls, shoes and protective gear. Refreshments and relaxation area available on premises. Reservation required, e-mail: grafitovydul@seznam.cz. For more information on tours: www.grafitovydul.cz

• SCHWARZENBERG WINE CELLARS, Renaissance House on the 5th Castle courtyard
Entry between 10 am and 2 pm. In cooperation with Kámen a písek, spol. s r. o. company.

• CELLARS OF THE 3RD CASTLE COURTYARD
Tours of the Castle cellars for groups of max. 15 persons. Entry from 10 am to 2 pm in 30 minute intervals. Free tickets available in the Castle cash desk located in the 2nd Castle courtyard on Sunday 28 September from 8.45 am.

• UNDERGROUND OF THE BELLARIE VILLA IN THE CASTLE GARDENS
Invite to visit the Grotta – an artificial cave, kitchens and a room with food lift forming the so-called magic table located on the ground floor of the Bellarie villa. Entry between 10 am and 2 pm.




ST. WENCESLAS FAIRYTALE CELEBRATION

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28.09.2014   (Su) 16:00

A fairytale interpretation of the St. Wenceslas legend; a poetic musical story with a fairytale twist followed by the arrival of St. Wenceslas calling his soldiers to arms. Attending children will become the soldiers; they will be knighted by Wenceslas and join him in a quest to defeat their evil enemy represented by a dragon. The jointly defeat this evil and follow St. Wenceslas. Take your swords or come make your own on Friday 26 September from 10 am at the Pansofie on Svornosti Square 15. Prepared by the Pansofie cultural and educational centre with the parents and children.




ST. WENCESLAS PHOTO SESSION AT THE MUSEUMATELIER SEIDEL

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28.09.2014   (Su) 09:00 - 12:00
28.09.2014   (Su) 13:00 - 15:00

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Experience the unique atmosphere of the early 20th century with the flavour of autumn. Get a unique period photograph for your family album. Entry fee applies, reservations required (+420 380 712 354, info@seidel.cz).




18th Annual Meeting of Mining and Metallurgy Towns of Czech Republic


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FRIDAY 26 September

Programme in the Brewery gardens

18.00 - 23.00 Musical program

20.00 Festive opening

21.00 “Buried Miner” – a competition of individual guild teams

SATURDAY 27 September

All-day programme in Brewery gardens

10.00 - 14.00, 17.00 - 18.45, 21.00 - 23.00 Musical programme

11.00 - 12.00 Festive concert at the St. Vitus Cathedral

14.00 - 15.00 Festive procession through the town. Processional route: Horní Street – Svornosti Square – Na Louži – Široká Street – Dlouhá Street – Latrán – Eggenberg brewery gardens

15.00 - 15.10 Audience at the Sovereign – historical performance

15.30 - 16.00 Consecration of St. Barbara statue and blessing to the ribbons of the guild flags

19.00 - 20.00 Festive Czech Knockler Awards ceremony

20.45 - 21.00 Fire show – official conclusion

Accompanying programme:

Graphite mine Český Krumlov – tours of the underground

Moldavite Museum – postal stamp exhibition with the theme mining history, permanent moldavite exhibition

Regional museum in Český Krumlov - Exhibition Traces of prehistoric ages




Organizers


Town of Český Krumlov
Municipal Theatre Český Krumlov
Českokrumlovský rozvojový fond, spol. s r.o.
Hana Pelzová – St. Wenceslas Fair




General partner


Budějovický Budvar, n. p.




Main partners


ČEVAK, a.s.
Madeta, a.s.
Schwan Cosmetics CR, s. r. o.
JEDNOTA Consumers co-operative Kaplice




Partners


Linde Pohony, s. r. o.
Eggenberg Brewery, a.s.
Proradost group




Media partners


Frekvence 1, Českokrumlovský deník, TV of Český Krumlov, South Bohemian TV, Ozvěny z měst a obcí Českokrumlovska, OIS Český Krumlov, South Bohemian calendar




INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS:


Folklore ensemble Růže
Folklore Association of the Czech Republic
House of Children and Youth Český Krumlov




International Folklore Festival supported by:


Regional office of South Bohemian Region, Folklore Association of the Czech Republic, town of Český Krumlov, Youth Clubs Association, Stabex




International Folklore Festival partners


International Council of Folklore and Folk Craft Festivals Organizers, International Union of Folklore Associations, International Organization for Folk Arts, Folklor magazine, Children Press Agency, ACR Alfa, HALÓ newspaper, Literary papers, TV Noe, Czech Radio, radio Proglas, Information Centre Borovice.cz, CzechTourism, Czech Tourist Club, OSA, Association of Firemen of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, Yellow Pages




ANNUAL MEETING OF MINING AND METALLURGY TOWNS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC


Mining Guild Český Krumlov
Held under the auspices of: Jan Hamáček – Chairman of the House of Commons of the Czech Republic Parliament, Přemysl Sobotka – Vice-chairman of the Senate of the Czech Republic Parliament.
General Partner:
Graphite Mine Český Krumlov, s.r.o.
Main partners:
Town of Český Krumlov
Kámen a písek, s.r.o. Český Krumlov
Eggenberg Brewery
Madeta a.s.
Partners:
CB Destrukce, s.r.o.
Barbora n. o.
Czech Gold Diggers Club
České Budějovice Episcopate, Vicariate of Český Krumlov
Municipal Theatre Český Krumlov
Media partners:
South Bohemian TV
MCU publishers and wholesalers