Polish Folklore Weekend

Date and Time: 
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 20:00 to Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 16:00

 

THE MAGIC CARPATHIANS AND BRING THE FIRE PROJECT

Saturday 19th of July 

This colourful weekend celebrating Polish Midsummer traditions and held as a part of Liverpool Polish Midsummer Festival will turn Liverpool for two days, 19th and 20th July, into city of Polish folk music and arts and crafts. The old Slavic celebration, very much rooted in old pagan rituals, is a feast associated with the summer, water, fire and light. Inspired by reach Midsummer traditions, Liverpool will host Polish folk musicians, fire artists as well as the workshop in flower garland making.

On Saturday, 19th of July Liverpool audience will have an opportunity to listen to live Polish band and experience an atmospheric night fire show.  The Krak√≥w based  Magic Carpathians influenced by musical traditions of Eastern and Central Europe (most notably the multicultural region of Carpathians mountains, spanning through Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia) been considered to be one of the most exciting music projects in Poland exploring ethnic music. 

Bring the Fire Project is a new bright spot on entertainment map of Liverpool. Created by a couple of dedicated fire dancers Szymon & Kalina, not only give you a chance to see modern fire performance at its best but also spread the idea of flow arts in Liverpool by organising workshops. Enjoy the beauty of fire in motion.  Artists from Bring the Fire Project ( Liverpool ) represent exceptional level of competency in use of fire equipment like poi, staff, double staff, palms, fans, torches and levitation stick. The magical atmosphere intensifies carefully selected music, costumes and stage arrangements.

More about the band: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Projekt_Karpaty_Magiczne__Magic_Carpat...

Bring the Fire Project: http://bringthefireproject.wix.com/bringthefireproject

CAMP AND FURNACE 

67 Greenland St, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 0BY

Doors: 8PM

 Free Entry 

 

MIDSUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS

Sunday 20th of July

 

Next day, on Sunday, 20th of July, Merseyside Polonia will engage everyone in the workshop in flower garland making which will offer everyone to make their flower headdress using fresh blossom, herbs, twigs and find out more about the origin of the garlands tradition. During the day there will be live shows of Polish Dance group presenting traditional folk dances such as Polkas and Mazurkas performed in colourful traditional costumes and for anybody interested, an opportunity to learn one of them. The Midsummer Celebration will provide activities for both children and adults, engaging the whole family in the international environment. After the workshops everybody will gather by the Museum by the Canal to let the flower headdresses to the water.

 MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL 

Pier Head, Liverpool, UK - Douglas, Isle of Man, Liverpool, L3 1DG

2PM - 4PM

Free Entry

Polish Folklore Weekend is funded by International Festival For Business ,  Liverpool Vision and supported by Liverpool City Council , Museum of Liverpool and Camp and Furnace.