Events in Lublin - what still ahead of us in 2018?
Night of Culture has passed. Fabulous artistic installations took over the city, arousing delight and surprise. Beautiful memories remain, captured in photographs and hidden in hearts. However, this is only the beginning of what awaits us in Lublin this season.
In search of musical impressions, it is worth to participate in the "East of Culture" - Different Sounds Art'n'Music Festival (28 June - 1 July). There will be some good sounds, including funk precursor musician George Clinton, who is going to play with more than twenty people orchestra Parliament Funkadelic, and pioneers of the digital hardcore trend - Atari Teenage Riot. The program also includes film screenings, literary meetings, exhibitions and family workshops.
At the end of July the city streets and squares will turn into one big stage, and that's because of the Magicians' Canrival (26 - 29 July), which is the biggest festival in Poland devoted to the street and circus art. The artists will once again surprise with their creativity, and the spectators will have an opportunity to face this unique art, for example by taking part in juggling workshops. Additionally, the participants of the Urban Slackline Festival, will provide some exciting atmosphere with their walks above the heads of the passers-by.
All those interested in traditional culture are invited to the Jagiellonian Fair (17-19 August). The city streets will be filled with various patterns and colors thanks to the folk artists from Poland and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Music will resound spontaneously and during organized dances and concerts. This year's edition will be connected to lace-making - through shows and workshops, the participants will learn about this difficult art. The program will also include a zone of traditional games and plays, and performances for entire families at the fair yard.
After tasting in art and culture, it's time to taste in the full sense of the word! This can be done during the European Festival of Flavour (3-9 September). During the event we will get to know the culinary heritage of the Lublin region in the context of European and Eastern Partnership countries' cuisine. Our feast will be accompanied by a rich cultural program. This year, the tenth, jubilee edition of the festival will take place. Various impressions - not only those concerning flavors - certainly will not be lacking.
During the "Theatre Confrontations" International Festival (October 6-15) the public will have an opportunity to see outstanding works - the achievements of the most interesting theatrical personalities. The festival will be accompanied by the film series "Confrontations Cinema", concerts from the "Musical Confrontations at Night" series, exhibitions in the "Confrontation Gallery" and meetings with artists.
International Dance Theater Festival (November 12-18) is one of the most important dance art festivals in Poland and Europe. It allows the exchange of experiences between countries and shows that contemporary dance is a universal form of communication and perfectly transmits emotions. We will see artistic propositions from professional dance theaters from around the world.
The above are just some of the events worth taking part in this year. See you in Lublin.