Six intriguing festivals, beautiful exhibitions, theater performances, workshops and dozens of other events. This is the Festival Connoisseur’s Summer program in a nutshell. During this year’s holidays of Centrum Praskie Koneser, many attractions for adults, children and the whole family are planned. And importantly – access to the vast majority of them is free!
The beginning of summer this year spoils Warsaw residents and tourists with real holiday temperatures. And it gets even hotter! The countless events of the Koneser Summer Festival, in the atmospheric space of the revitalized Praga Koneser Center, are a sea of great ideas to spend your free time in a creative way.
June 29 (Wednesday) begins Festival of Nieponura Culture. As part of this initiative, art, music and acting workshops will be held throughout the month from Wednesday to Sunday. The highlight of the event is the stage concert, which will take place on July 23 at 7:00 PM Koneserplein† Earlier, on July 9 in collaboration with Legal Culture Foundation a screening of the movie “Songs of Love” is planned. Immediately after – a meeting with the director Tomasz Habowski and a lawyer who will talk about the legal sources of culture. However, these are not the only attractions associated with the “tenth muse”. July 11 starts Festival Koneser Cinema in the cinema hall of the Polish Vodka Museum (free entrance, tickets required). Then the picture “Riders of Justice” (dir. Anders Thomas Jensen) with the genius Mads Mikkelsen is shown. On July 25, a screening of the Korean film “Minari” (5 nominations for the Oscars). The evening-long productions are accompanied by short works, presented in the context of the On Art Festival. On Saturday (2.9, 16 July, stage under the chimney, 5.30-19.30 h) children and their carers Festival of Agility† These are unique, free circus workshops, where you can have a lot of fun together. However, this is not the end! In August, Koneser Centrum visits Praskie Polish stand-up festival† Good climate festival and Street art festival – more information about these events coming soon!
Treats for art lovers
Festival summer of the connoisseur – contrary to appearances – it is not only at festivals. Art lovers are sure to find something for themselves in the post-industrial space of Centrum Praskie Koneser. The exhibition lasts until September 4th Fantastic Art in Warsaw (tickets are available on ebilet.pl and on the spot), inaugurating the activity of the Museum of Fantastic Art, completely new on the cultural map of Warsaw. More than 60 paintings can be seen during this exhibition not presented before wide audience, artists like Zdzislaw Beksinskic† Jerzy Duda-Gracz if Maksymilian Novak-Zemplinski. It is a real treat for both true art connoisseurs and those just starting their fascinating adventure with art. Soon, on July 7, the next edition will start Urban art area† It’s a great meeting with the biggest street art artists. As part of this event, exhibitions are planned in Butelkownia (entrance fee) and Koneser Square (entrance free). In addition, v creative zone The Urban Art Area in Koneser Square is planned free (limited number of places, tickets required) classes in the creative zone (July 9th, July 16th, 23rd and 30th, 12:00pm-3:00pm) and meetings with the leading artists and experts in street art (July 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th) July, at 8 p.m.).
Koneser is also a great event in Centrum Praskie Sculpture Laboratory, organized by the ToTuart Gallery (free entry). It is the largest commercial review of sculpture in Poland. From July 9 (Saturday), the Workshop will present the works of the most prominent representatives of this art trend. At Koneser Square, it’s worth a read”The field of windmills(Entrance free, from 7 July). It is a series of kinetic sculptures, prepared in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts. Wladyslaw Strzemiński in Lodz. As part of the initiative, a total of 19 spatial compositions are presented, raised to a height of 2 to 4 meters. It is a variety of spatial forms, color palette, materials (from steel, via mirrors to clothing fabrics) and compositional solutions.
This is great news for fans of acting with a capital “A”. The cycle will be inaugurated on July 18 freeoutdoor performances Oh-Theatre and From the Polonia Theaterwhich are run by the Krystyna Janda Foundation for Culture† At the beginning of – “lament” (July 18, 6 p.m.). In the coming days and weeks, Koneser will be on the podium of Centrum Praskie seven pieces:
- July 26 at 6 p.m.,”Open Union†
- July 29, 6 p.m.,”Little Red Riding Hood†
- July 30 at 6 p.m.,”yesś and małgosia†
- August 2 at 6 p.m.,”old age is beautiful†
- August 4 at 6 p.m.,”2,000,000 steps†
- August 7 at 6 p.m.,”Szelmostwa by Lisa Witalis†
- August 9 at 6 p.m.,”Flamenco passionate†
In addition, every Wednesday (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm) is presented on the stage of Centrum Praskie Konesera Body Art’s Flying Theater (Koneserplein, free entrance).
Among other attractions Festival Connoisseurs Summer you will find many interesting events. On Thursdays (4-8pm) – the Holiday Workshop Series in the creative zone “Praga Station” (free entry, Koneser Square). In turn, workshops for the littlest ones (every Thursday in July, 12.00-14.00) are planned Painting at home with a connoisseur with art (free tickets apply). In addition, in Koneser:
- band concert Ladies and gentlemenOn July 1, at 20.00, Koneserplein (free entry);
- concert Joanna Mioduchowska and Krzysztof TkaczykOn July 19, 7:00 PM, Koneserplein (free entry);
- Mornings with Bolek and Lolekevery Saturday at 11:00-12:00, The Gallery of Illustrations and Comics PolishComicArt.pl (free entry, for children);
- GIGA GAMES zoneavailable daily, Koneserplein (free);
- Magic Mind Museum Magic Academy5, 12 and 19 July at 5.30-6.30 pm, Koneserplein (free entrance, for children).
- Przerób-My GarażówkaJuly 2 and 17 at 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Koneserplein (free entry);
- Fashion in Warsaw – Summer Fair of Polish Fashion, July 17 at 11am-6pm, Filtration (free entry);
- IV Classic connoisseur (tourist rally and exhibition on classic motorization, July 3, 12 noon, Koneserplein (free entry);
- Comic Gatherings in PragueJuly 23 (11am-6pm) and July 24 (12am-5pm), Koneser Passage (free entry);
- A dance party with historyOn July 22, 5pm, Filtration (free event, tickets required);
- # come to dance – Swing Step dance showsevery Sunday in July at 16.00-19.30, Koneserplein (free entrance).
More information about the Koneser Summer Festival events can be found at: koneser.eu.
Koneser Praga Center is the most awarded mixed-use investment in Poland and the heart of the resurgent Warsaw Praga. Located on the site of a nineteenth-century vodka factory, it brought historic buildings back to life and created a new point on the capital’s entertainment, gastronomic, museum, cultural and shopping map. Here you will find many restaurants and bars serving food from around the world: AZIA, Bombaj Masala, Ferment Praski, Frankie’s, ORZO, Koneser Grill, Syreni Śpiew, as well as unique shops and Polish brands created by local producers, such as Centrum Twórcze Przerób- We . The publicly accessible Koneserplein, which is the core of the investment, is a venue for numerous exhibitions, fairs and various types of events and art exhibitions. Centrum Praskie Koneser is one of the most important places on the cultural map of Poland, with the Museum of Polish Vodka, the Museum of Fantastic Art, the Nova Ars Poloniae Foundation and extraordinary galleries: Art Sułek Space, House with Art, ToTuart, Leonarda Art Gallery and Zwierz.
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