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Gdansk Neighbour Days break another record!

Gdansk Neighbour Days break another record!

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Over 25,000 people (4 thousand more than last year) took part in neighbourly barbecues, street holidays, picnics and festivals of Gdansk Neighbour Days 2016. 221 meetings were organised, most of them in Wrzeszcz (23), Chełm (15) and Gdańsk Śródmieście (15). How did neighbours spend time together?

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Friends from the Seaside (Znajomi znad morza) in Wroclaw

Friends from the Seaside (Znajomi znad morza) in Wroclaw

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Friends from the Seaside (Znajomi znad morza) is a project presenting Tricity artists in Wroclaw as part of the Koalicja Miast initiative, which includes Gdansk – the twinned town of the ECC Wroclaw 2016. The project is a combination of various ideas from the four people behind the All Inclusive collective building on their artistic, promotional, and curatorial experience.

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Interviews with artists from Monumental Art Festival 2016

Interviews with artists from Monumental Art Festival 2016

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What are they waiting for, what did they paint and how was it to work on the scaffoldings reaching 12 floors? On July 8, Monumental Art Collection in Zaspa expanded with 4 murals, which altogether gives 58 large-format works. The eighth and the last edition of Monumental Art organized by City Culture Institute was seen off by over one hundred people. The parade, accompanied by live music, followed the traces of murals, which have been changing Zaspa for almost 20 years.

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Opening of Monumental Art Festival. Last time in Zaspa

Opening of Monumental Art Festival. Last time in Zaspa

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– This is the end of the Festival, but not the end of the collection – says Barbara Sroka from the City Culture Institute. The last opening parade with live music will take place on July 8 at 6:00pm next to Kamil Kuzko’s mural at ul. Skarżyńskiego 12d. All in all, Monumental Art Collection will count 58 large format works. The opening will end with the picnic next to Plama GAK and dance party for the citizens, who could enjoy the music from 70s, 80s, and 90s performed by Zespół Cieśni i Tańca. Admission free!

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New murals are to be created in Zaspa. Who? Where? What?

New murals are to be created in Zaspa. Who? Where? What?

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Geometrical patterns, mural as a stained glass, flags of countries, ethnic groups, regions, or people looking for the simplest solutions – these are the projects proposed by the artists of the eighth and last edition of Monumental Art Festival in Gdansk Zaspa. City Centre Institute encourages to visit Zaspa in the summer and take part in walks with Local Guides, especially between June 27 and July 8, when we’re going to see artists from Poland and Argentina working on festival murals.

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NARRACJE in Biskupia Górka. Whose works are we going to see in October?

NARRACJE in Biskupia Górka. Whose works are we going to see in October?

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We already know the artists for the eighth edition of the NARRACJE festival, which is going to take place on 21 and 22 October 2016 in Biskupia Górka in Gdańsk. Who is going to present the works which will relate to the curator’s, Stach Szabłowski, concept Królestwo 60,8 m n.p.m/Kingdom at 60.8 m.a.s.l.? City Culture Institute and Gdansk City Gallery are proud to present the artists who are going to perform at this year’s edition of NARRACJE.

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Visit districts of Gdańsk with Local Guides

Visit districts of Gdańsk with Local Guides

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City Culture Institute introduces the sixth summer season of free walks with Local Guides. You can visit Biskupia Górka, Dolne Miasto, Zaspa, and Nowy Port from June 20th. From July Orunia will join in as a new district on the map of alternative walks in Gdańsk. Dates of particular walks can be found here: www.ikm.gda.pl/alternatywne-spacery/.

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Waiting – the 2016 edition of the Monumental Art festival in Zaspa

Waiting – the 2016 edition of the Monumental Art festival in Zaspa

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The eighth – and the last – edition of the Monumental Art festival titled Waiting is going to take place from 27 June to 8 July in Gdansk, in the Zaspa residential area. Four new, large-scale works are going to be painted by artists from Argentina, Colombia, Italy, and Poland. The biggest integrated gallery of murals will therefore have the total of 58 works. This year’s event is going to be the last one held in Zaspa where murals have been made for 19 years.

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The unknown stories of city districts – new open lectures of the Local Guides

The unknown stories of city districts – new open lectures of the Local Guides

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The everyday life in Nowy Port, its historic tram depot and architecture, the history of street names in Dolne Miasto and the craft of a piano maker, sports clubs and fortifications of Biskupia Górka will be the themes of open lectures of the Local Guides, given not only by specialists: architects and historians, but also by district dwellers. The City Culture Institute launches a new season of alternative urban walks and lectures. Soon the project will be joined by another district of Gdańsk!

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NARRACJE 2016 in Biskupia Górka in Gdansk! Curated by Stach Szabłowski

NARRACJE 2016 in Biskupia Górka in Gdansk! Curated by Stach Szabłowski

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The eighth edition of the NARRACJE festival is going to take place in Biskupia Górka in Gdansk on 21 and 22 October 2016. Its curator and the creator of the winning concept (Królestwo 60,8 m n.p.m/Kingdom at 60.8 m.a.s.l.) is Stach Szabłowski – an art critic, a columnist, and the curator at the Centre For Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. The CCI and Gdansk City Gallery proudly present another episode of our urban narrations!

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