September 2017


8:00 – 12:00, Regional Edifying Centre
:) Day of Friendship in KOS
theatre performances and creative workshops for children 

9.00 – 15.00, Centre of Assyrian Christians, Samova St. 4
:)September Tulip
daylong creative workshop for children of the A Tulip for You project and children of Iraqi refugees  

10.00 – 12.00, The Karol Kmeťko Regional Library
Amnesty International
Live Library on the topic of Tolerance and Solidarity
#tolerance #solidarity
In the ‘living library’ organised by Amnesty International, young people can borrow not a printed publication but a person – a ‘live book’ with an interesting life story, whom they probably would not have an opportunity to talk in their daily life. The people whom students will get to know are members of minorities who live in Slovakia – of various ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, employment or lifestyle. The Living Library aids in overcoming the fear of the unknown and counteracts stereotypes.

10.40 – 11.25, SPŠ stavebná, Cabajská St. 4,
Karol Spišák Old Theatre in Nitra
Klamm´s War 
#responsibility #education
A unique contemporary monodrama that probes the ever more relevant issue of the position of the teacher in our day’s society, his competences and moral principles, and the relationship of teacher and student. A tragedy has happened at school. A student who had not been admitted to his secondary school leaving examinations hanged himself. His fellow students blame Professor Klamm, who would not allow him to graduate. The whole situation appears clear – the tragedy would not have occurred had the professor turned a favourable eye, had he been less principled, had he not thought of his work as a mission… The piece addresses the purpose of education and schooling, and raises questions. It does not take sides or lay blame, neither on the teacher, nor the student. The Karol Spišák Old Theatre in Nitra stages this monodrama in actual classrooms, which bolsters an authentic experience of the production and inspires students and teachers to lead direct discussions on the topic.
directed by Peter Chmela
author: Kai Hensel
translation: Daniela Müglová
dramaturgy: Petra Zichová, Petra Babulícová
set design and costume: Tereza A. Hudáková
cast: Roman Valkovič

14.00 – 19.00, Kupecká ul.
Bookshop and Antiquarian Bookshop "Pod Vŕškom", Literary-drama Department of J. Rosinský Elementary Arts School
continuos poetry and prose on the street

15.00 – 17.00, 
Memory of Iraq
graffiti painting by children of the A Tulip for You” project and children of Iraqi refugees 

18.00 – 18.30, The Svätopluk Square, Foyer of Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra
Echoes of Grassy Uplands
#tradition #beauty #nation
The opening musical happening, during which sounds of the traditional shepherds’ signal instrument – the ‘trombita’, some of which will be 1.5 to 5 metres long, and which have been used in the past for communication at herdsmen’s huts – will be heard from different corners of Svätopluk Square. The foyer of the Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra will resound with the song of the unique gem of traditional Slovak musical culture – the ‘fujara’, which was listed in 2005 among the masterworks of intangible cultural heritage UNESCO.
concept: Drahoš Daloš
Trombitas: Trombitáši,  Štefánik brothersfrom Púchovská dolina
Fujaras: Drahoš Daloš, Paľo Tokár, Ján Tulipán, Marek Moravčík 

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