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Schedule "Wrocław - European Capital of Culture 2016" (16/0100)

A preview of scheduled events and performances

Preview to the event schedule Wrocław 2016

Wrocław has approximately 650,000 inhabitants, is the fourth largest city in Poland and is located directly at the Odra river and its four tributaries. In the metropolitan area there are 12 islands and 117 bridges. A peculiarity of the events during the festival "European Capital of Culture 2016" is the fact that all inhabitants of Wrocław are actively involved in the preparations and implementation. The curators have defined a total of eight thematic areas: theater, film, music, opera, visual arts, literature and reading, performance, architecture. The official program will be published in July 2015.

 

January

  • Spirits of Wrocław: Opening ceremony. An action-packed show with a creative participation of thousands inhabitants, which takes place in urban areas. The incredible local history and the diversity of urban development will be presented.

  •  Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

  •  MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

  •  Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

  •  Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

  •  Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

  •  Project Wrocław-Lwów: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

  •  Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations

 

February

  • Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

  • MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

  • Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

  • Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

  • Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

  • Project Wrocław-Lwów: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

  • Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations.

 

March

  • Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

  • MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

  • Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

  • Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

  • Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

  • Project Wrocław-Lwów: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

  • Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations.


April

  • Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

  • MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

  • Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

  • Wrocław – UNESCO Word Capital of Books: A presentation of works and authors of contemporary literature. Advertising for reading – many big events and literary festivals.

  • World Jazz Day: One of the oldest and biggest festivals in Europe, with world-famous jazz stars.

  • Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

  • Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

  • Project Wrocław-Lwów: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

  • Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations.

 

May

    • Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

    • MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

    • Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

    • Wrocław – UNESCO Word Capital of Books: A presentation of works and authors of contemporary literature. Advertising for reading – many big events and literary festivals.

    • Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

    • Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

    • Project Wrocław-Lwów: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

    • Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations.

 

June

  • Bridges: An untypical city performance consisting of 30 artistic events that takes place on the bridges of Wrocław. Thousands of residents are involved in the preparations.

  • Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

  • MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

  • Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

  • Wrocław – UNESCO Word Capital of Books: A presentation of works and authors of contemporary literature. Advertising for reading – many big events and literary festivals.

  • Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

  • Zarzuela – A Spanish night with Carmen: A big opera performance at the Municipal Stadium with over 100 choirs and dance ensembles. About 40,000 spectators are expected.

  • European Literature night: A special evening, when public characters will present fragments of the best works of contemporary European literature in the urban area.

  • Flow: A performance that will be prepared by hundreds of participants to celebrate the half time of the festival “European Capital of Culture 2016”. At the riverbanks, in the parks and gardens, on the bridges and in the courtyards of the area more than 60 performances, happenings and cultural encounters will take place.

  • Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

  • Project Wrocław-Lwów: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

  • Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations.

 

July

  • Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

  • MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

  • Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

  • Wrocław – UNESCO Word Capital of Books: A presentation of works and authors of contemporary literature. Advertising for reading – many big events and literary festivals.

  • Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

  • BASK – Open Studio of Basque Culture: The only festival of its kind in Europe. A special edition will take place in 2016 and the Basque culture will be shown from an unknown side. Subjects, among many others, are sports, contemporary music and film art, literature and even culinary arts.

  • Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

  • Project Wrocław-Lwów: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

  • Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations.

 

August

  • Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

  • MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

  • Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

  • Wrocław – UNESCO Word Capital of Books: A presentation of works and authors of contemporary literature. Advertising for reading – many big events and literary festivals.

  • Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

  • Singing Europe: A project for thousands of singers and song lovers, which is concentrated in the urban areas of Wrocław.

  • Polcon – Convention of fans of Utopian Literature: One of the biggest gatherings of fans of literature, cinema and pop culture in European fantasy section.

  • Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

  • Project Wrocław-Lwów“: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

  • Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations.

 

September

  • Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

  • MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

  • Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

  • Wrocław – UNESCO Word Capital of Books: A presentation of works and authors of contemporary literature. Advertising for reading – many big events and literary festivals.

  • Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

  • Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

  • Project Wrocław-Lwów: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

  • Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations.

 

October

  • Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

  • MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

  • Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

  • Wrocław – UNESCO Word Capital of Books: A presentation of works and authors of contemporary literature. Advertising for reading – many big events and literary festivals.

  • Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

  • Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

  • Project Wrocław-Lwów: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

  • Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations.

 

November

  • Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

  • MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

  • Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

  • Wrocław – UNESCO Word Capital of Books: A presentation of works and authors of contemporary literature. Advertising for reading – many big events and literary festivals.

  • Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

  • International Theatre Olympics: One of the most important theater events worldwide with presentations of the best stage plays and encounters with the best theater artists in the world.

  • Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

  • Project Wrocław-Lwów: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

  • Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations.

 

December

  • Wrocław – Entrance from the Courtyard: A number of cultural events held in cozy public urban spaces. Prepared by artists and inhabitants.

  • MikroGRANTS: Many projects that are changing the cultural image of the city and be implemented as part of an urban development program.

  • Jutropera – Voice of the Outsiders: A program designed to motivate the socially excluded groups to artistic activities. As an effect of the work, theatre and opera spectacles will be performed on the best stages of the city.

  • Wrocław – UNESCO Word Capital of Books: A presentation of works and authors of contemporary literature. Advertising for reading – many big events and literary festivals.

  • Wild Spring – Stories of Wrocław avant-garde: A mobile exhibition showing the efforts of artistic avant-garde.

  • European Film Awards: A great gala ceremony with prestigious prices for the best European films and film artists by members of the European Film Academy.

  • Artist Residence: An exchange and residence project to dedicate as efforts of art and cultural activities to the city of Wrocław.

  • Project Wrocław-Lwów: Many artistic and cultural events that are organized jointly by the Polish city of Wroclaw and the Ukrainian city of Lviv.

  • Nowe Żerniki: Important architectural project and model housing estate. Designed by 44 eminent architects to satisfy all the needs of modern society. The model housing estate should be ecofriendly and helpful in building social relations.

 

 

The above mentioned events are accompanied by cultural festivals held annually in Wrocław: 

Winter

  • New Year’s Eve: Big public New Year’s Eve concert at the market square.

  • Shantys in Wrocław: An encounter with shanties and folk music.

  • Festival of Actors and Songs: Songs in versions of and performed by film and theater actors.

  • Wrocław Christmas Market: Fine-lit booths and stands around the market square.

 

Spring

  • Jazz at Odra river: One of the biggest jazz festivals in Central Europe.

  • KAN: Festival of amateur and independent films and cinemas.

  • Literature Port Wrocław: One of the biggest literary festivals in Poland.

  • Musica Polonia Nova: Festival of contemporary Polish music.

  • Clarimania: International Clarinet Festival.

  • Thanks Jimi Festival: Guitar Guinness record.

  • Asymmetry Festival: Festival of young and alternative rock bands.

  • Wroclove Design: International Designer Festival.

  • Musica Electronica Nova: Festival of contemporary electro-acoustic music.

  • WRO: International New Media Art Biennale.

  • May of Old Music:Original presentations of historical musical works.

  • International Meeting of Theatre Schools: A meeting of students and teachers of the faculties of puppetry.

  • Museum Night: Nightly visits of cultural institutions of the city.

  • International Thriller Festival: Presentations of the crime and sensation literature.

  • Good Sides: Buchmesse für Kinder und Jugendliche.

  • Festival of High Temperatures: Art served hot.

  • Leo Festival: Interdisciplinary Festival of Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra Wrocław.

  • Simcha: Festival of Jewish Culture.

  • Europa on the Fork: Culinary Festival on the Main Market Square.

  • Islamic Culture Days: Promotion of Islamic Culture.

  • Wrocław under Water: Festival of alternative culture.

  • Cultural Kaleidoscope: Festival of ethnic and national minorities.

  • Summer Opera Festival: Super productions on the Odra islands.

  • Survival: Presentation of young art under extreme conditions.

 

Summer

  • Wrocław City Festival: Celebrations of the Day of John the Baptist, patron of Wrocław.

  • Nights in the Arsenal: Chamber music presentations in the courtyard of the Arsenal.

  • Non Sola Scripta: International Organ Summer.

  • Brave Festival: A voice against expulsion from the culture.

  • T-Mobile New Horizons: International Film Festival.

  • Contrabass World Festival: Musicians from around the world playing contrabass.

  • Forum Musicum: Festival of historical music.

  • International Festival Wratislavia Cantans: Oldest and most famous festival in Wrocław for vocal, choir and oratorio music tradition.

  • Dwarf Festival: A festival for young and old with the funny goblins and dwarfs in downtown.

  • Lower Silesian Festival of Science: A scientific event for everyone.

  • Festival of Contemporary Opera: The boldest opera performances.

  • wRock for Freedom: Polish rock legends in Wrocław.

  • International Festival of Tales: A festival of short literary.

  • Avant Art Festival: Music in all aggregate states, forms and contexts.

 

Autumn

  • Pax et Bonum per Musicam: International festival of musical culture encounters.

  • Bruno Scholz. Festival: International art and literature festival.

  • Dialogue Wrocław: International theatre festival. The most interesting Polish and European theatre performances.

  • Guitar+: Guitar Festival.

  • One-man Theatrical Encounters: Mono dramas performed by the best artists of Polish theatre.

  • American Film Festival: American Film Festival.

  • Wrocław Industrial Festival: A festival of industrial music.

  • Jazztopad / Jazzvember: One of the most important jazz festivals in Poland.

  • One Love Sound Festival:The biggest indoor reggae festival in Europe.

  • International Ambiences Festival: An event against the superficiality of art.

  • Ethno Jazz Festival: Great artists, eerie concerts.

  • Good Books Exhibition: Christmas book fair.

  • Wrocek: International Cabaret Festival.

 

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