Saint Wenceslas Celebrations | Saturday 24. 9.

Saturday programme of the 20th Český Krumlov St. Wenceslas Celebrations

Svornosti Square

10:00–22:00 St. Wenceslas Fair
10:00–12:00 The International Folklore Festival
Performances by folklore ensembles: Tata – Zaza Dance Emek Hayarden (Izrael), Ludiwy zespól piesni i tanca Skowronki (Poland), Mazurian Song and Dance Ensemble EŁK (Poland), Šáteček Nymburk, Furiant České Budějovice, Podjavořičan Telč, Malé Zálesí Luhačovice and Český Krumlov ensembles Jitřenka and Růže.
12:45–18:00 The International Folklore Festival
Performances by folklore ensembles. Intermission 16:00-16:30.
18:00–18:15 Schwarzenberg Grenadier Guard
Traditional handing over of the portepee - ornament of grenadier sabres in the festive colours of Český Krumlov and the Schwarzenberg family - to new members of the Guard and their induction into service. The Schwarzenberg grenadiers contributed to the revival of St. Wenceslas Day celebrations during the First Republic.
18:15–18:30 Meeting of All Václavs and Václavkas
All bearers of the name Václav and Václavka are invited to the stage to meet and take photos together.
19:15–22:00 Small Brass Band Doubravanka
The repertoire of the band from the South Bohemian village of Jáma in the Prachatice region consists of traditional brass compositions and modern compositions of various genres.

3+ Gallery, Český Krumlov Monasteries

10:00–18:00 Craft Fair and Delicacies at the Monastery Courtyard
Try your hand at traditional crafts under the guidance of experienced bag makers, blacksmiths, beekeepers, glass makers and dyers. In addition, the craftsmen will present their own products, which will be available for purchase on site. There will be traditional Ukrainian delicacies to taste in addition to homemade ones. 
10:00–18:00 Creative Workshops for Kids and Adults
Creative workshops open to enthusiastic makers of all ages. Make your own cotton bracelets, wooden candle holders, pouches, paper kites, pinwheels, incenses and other decorations from natural materials. Outdoor spaces in the 3+Gallery in the Poor Clares Courtyard.
11:00–15:00 The Dancing Town | The International Folklore Festival
Participants of the Český Krumlov International Folklore Festival will enliven the Monastery Courtyard and the Poor Clares Courtyard with their dancing.
14:00–17:00 Karel Dvořák: A Small St. Wenceslas Happening – creating the St. Wenceslas bust
Come to the Monastery Courtyard to see the craftsmen and perhaps even to participate in making accessories for the statue of St. Wenceslas. Helmet, spear, banner and other characteristic accessories will be made in the bag maker's and shoe maker's workshop, pottery workshop, glass workshop, forge and dye shop.
10:00–18:00 Jiří Havlík: The Draft of Krumlov Monasteries | exhibition
Exhibition of black and white photographs by a Český Krumlov artist. Cloister of the former Convent of the Poor Clares (entrance from the Poor Clares Courtyard). Free entry. 
19:00–23:00 Monastery museum | St. Wenceslas Open Museum and Gallery Night
Take the opportunity to explore the Minorite Monastery in the evening atmosphere. Currently limited capacity, free admission. Entry denied to persons under the influence of alcohol.

Monastery Garden

14:00–22:00 Wine Tasting in the Garden
Taste a wide range of rosé, white and red wines from Bohemia, Moravia, Austria, Italy, Germany and Spain. Free wine tasting in the form of paid samples directly at the stalls, glasses for rent on site, hot and cold refreshments available. The garden wine tasting is an invitation to the 10th anniversary edition of the Wine Festival, which will be held in Český Krumlov from 7 October to 26 November 2022.

Hotel Růže Seminary Garden

10:00–15:30 The Dancing Town | The International Folklore Festival
Short dance performances and presenations by the Český Krumlov International Folklore Festival participants.
17:00–18:00 Amare Romane Čave
Český Krumlov Romani dance and music ensemble.

Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

9:00–12:00 and 13:00–16:00 St. Wenceslas Photo Shoot in Museum Fotoatelier Seidel
Experience the unrepeatable atmosphere of the early 20th century and get a unique period photograph for your family album. Price: 1st composition 390 CZK, each additional 230 CZK, reservation required –, +420 736 503 871 nebo

Wooden Raft Museum, St. Jost Church

11:00–14:00 and 19:00–23:00 Free entry to KrumlovLive Gallery
A tour of the exhibition Rafting - Craft and Tradition and a tour of the Renaissance timber truss, a view from the tower of the Church of St. Jost.

Magical Herbs Garden

10:00–14:00 Garden tours
Unique opportunity to visit the garden, admission fee voluntary.

Museums and Galleries

19:00–23:00 St. Wenceslas Open Museum and Gallery Night
Free entry to the listed venues as part of the St.Wenceslas Open Museum and Gallery Night. In case of exceeding the maximum capacity, possible delays.
Egon Schiele Art Centrum: Andrej Bělocvětov (1923–1997) – paintings and drawings, Tets Ohnari (1980) – Crane, Josef Seidel (1859-1935) – Krumlov at the Time of Egon Schiele
Český Krumlov Regional Museum: Museum night with a tour of the photographic exhibitions "60 Years of the Photoclub of the Czech Republic", "60 Years of the Photographic Competition of the Nekázanka Map Circle" and "Taras" (Kuščynskyj)
Český Krumlov Monasteries: Evening tour of the Monastery Museum in the former Minorite monastery. Free tickets must be picked up at the Monasteries Visitor Centre.
Český Krumlov Wood Rafting Museum, St. Jost Church: The exposition of the museum introduces the history of wood rafting in the country, the traditions of wood rafting and the construction of rafts. There is also the second largest model of a raft in the Czech Republic on exhibit.
Prádelna Cultural Centre: Agnes in the Plein Air - an exhibition of the most recent works by students of the St. Agnes of Bohemia Art College with an accompanying programme. The exhibition is open every day from 23rd to 30th September from 13:00-18:00.
Český Krumlov Synagogue: Czech Republic - UNESCO Heritage - exhibition of photographs by Libor Sváček on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the inscription of the first three Czech heritage sites (Prague, Český Krumlov, Telč) on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Musical performance by Miší Trio at 19:30 and 21:00.

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