Program

Programme for the 49th Days of national costumes and clothing heritage

Exhibits

Samostan Mekinje (Mekinje Monastery)

ACROSS THE BORDER – Clothing heritage on the other side of the national border

The intense cultural impacts of various national communities that surround the national minorities contribute to the shaping of the clothing culture. The exhibit will display the clothing culture of Croatian minorities in neighbouring countries. Featured will be the selection of clothing from the collections of the Posudionica i radionica narodnih nošnji, (National costume rental and production workshop) and Folklorni ansambel Zagreb Markovac (Zagreb Markovac folklore ensemble).

Due to its size, the exhibition is divided between two areas, the second taking part in the Galerija nad Kavarno Veronika (Gallery above Veronica Café).

The exhibit opens Friday, 23 August, at 17:00. Visitors are invited to attend the exhibition until 20 September during Samostan Mekinje (Mekinje Monastery) business hours, i.e. Mondays 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00, Wednesdays 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 17:00 and Fridays 8:00 to 13:00. Attendance by large groups outside working hours possible upon agreement. Between 6 and 8 September, the exhibition will be open between 10:00 and 18:00.

 

Galerija nad Kavarno Veronika (Gallery above Veronica Café)

ACROSS THE BORDER – Clothing heritage on the other side of the national border and antique pocket watch exhibition

The intense cultural impacts of various national communities that surround the national minorities contribute to the shaping of the clothing culture. The exhibit will display the clothing culture of the Slovenian minorities in neighbouring countries. Featured will be the selection of clothing from the collections of the AFS France Marolt (France Marolt Student Folk Dance Group). In collaboration with Cerar Clocksmith’s celebrating its hundredth anniversary in 2019, antique pocket watches will also be exhibited.

Due to its size, the exhibition is divided between two areas, the first taking part at the Samostan Mekinje (Mekinje Monastery).

The exhibit opens Thursday, 5 September, at 18:00. The exhibition will be open until 8 September every day between 10:00 and 18:00.

 

Galerija Dika (Dika Gallery)

WHITE AND GOLD – Bonnet exhibit and traditional peča headdress production

Peča is a traditional headscarf, the oldest and most widespread headdress in Slovenia. In the Middle Ages, the peča featured a plain design and was simply placed on the head; while at the end of the 19th century, designs began to feature intricate embroidery and expensive lace hemming. Women would tie the peča in various manners, the so-called “rooster style” (na petelina) being the most common. In Kamnik, the style of tying the peča was known as the “Kamnik flower” (kamniška roža). A bonnet featuring a gold or black woven front brim, or gold brocade, is a festive headdress worn by well-off women during the most important holidays. The most lavish bonnets were worn particularly by brides.

The exhibit opens Thursday, 5 September, at 17:00. Visitors can attend the exhibit on Friday, 6 September, between 13:00 and 19:00, Saturday, 7 September, between 10:00 and 19:00, and Sunday, 8 September, between 10:00 and 19:00.

 

Municipality of Kamnik

TRADITIONAL MUSIC INSTRUMENTS – Photo exhibition

With the help of CIOFF National Sections, including the Slovenian ZLTSS (Union of Slovene Folklore Groups), CIOFF Youth has joined forces to organise the Traditional Music Instruments exhibit. The exhibition presents traditional music instruments from 27 countries, complete with photographs and descriptions of the instruments in four languages, Slovenian, English, Spanish and French.

The exhibit opens Friday, 23 August, at 16:00. Visitors are invited to attend the exhibition until 20 September during Municipality of Kamnik business hours, i.e. Mondays 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 15:00, Wednesdays 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 17:00 and Fridays 8:00 to 13:00.

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Accompanying programme during the entire festival

ŠUTNA STREET

Traditional arts and craft fair

Craft corner – Demonstration of various traditional crafts (in front of the church on Šutna street)

Street music

MAISTROVA ULICA (Maister Street)

Trade fair

GLAVNI TRG (Main Square)

Diversity – Express yourself fair

Street music

FRANČIŠKANSKI TRG (Franciscan Square)

Amusement park

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Friday, 6 September

SAMOSTAN MEKINJE (Mekinje Monastery)

20:00 Film and Heritage: Na svoji zemlji (On Our Own Land) – At the 100th anniversary of the birth of France Štiglic

France Štiglic / Slovenia / 1948 / 106 min / Slovenian

The epic by France Štiglic adapted after the novella and screenplay by Ciril Kosmač features actors with no previous training and Slovene stage actors in their very first film roles. The first Slovene sound feature film On Our Own Land was entered in 1949 as the first Slovenian (or Yugoslav) film into the Cannes Film Festival feature film competition.

The film focuses on the final two years of the liberation struggles in the Slovene Littoral during World War II. It begins with the arrival of German officer Kutschera to Baška grapa where he plans to eradicate the local “bandits”. However, all of the villagers have sided with the resistance. The only person left hesitant is Drejc, who finally gives in due to his love for Tildica, a member of the partisan forces.

Directed by France Štiglic, Written by Ciril Kosmač (based on the novella Grandpa Orel), Cinematography by Ivan Marinček, Edited by Ivan Marinček, Music by Marijan Kozina, Starring Lojze Potokar, Franc Presetnik, Mileva Zakrajšek, Štefka Drolc, Miro Kopač, Avgusta Danilova, Majda Potokar, Boris Sešek, Stane Sever, Metka Bučar, Jože Gale, Andrej Kurent, Ivan Ivo Belec, Film restoration by Iridium Film for the Slovenian Film Centre

MAIN STAGE AT GLAVNI TRG (Main Square)

17:00 Performance by Folklorna skupina Kamnik (Kamnik folklore group)

19:00 Festival opening ceremony

  • Address by Kamnik Tourism, Sports and Culture Agency Director, Dr. Tomaž Simetinger, and Mayor of the Municipality of Kamnik, Matej Slapar
  • Trofaiach and Andech sister cities award ceremony
  • Performance by Mestna godba Kamnik (Kamnik Brass Band) and Društvo kamniških mažoretk Veronika (Veronika Majorette Troupe Kamnik)

21:00 Evening entertainment

  • Ansambel Domačini
  • Skupina Harmonk’n’roll
  • Skupina Špica

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Saturday, 7 September

ŠUTNA STREET

14:00, 16:00 and 18:00 Wanna dance? – Short street dance workshops with AFS France Marolt (France Marolt Student Folk Dance Group)

DOM KULTURE KAMNIK (Kamnik Culture Centre)

9:00–19:00 Can you make a zavijača? – Zavijača, traditional headdress production

The workshop is intended for folklore costume designers, folklore group directors engaged in costume design and costume designers, folklore group members in cultural and art organisations interested in costume design as well as others wanting to become involved in folklore costume design. The participation fee of €30.00 includes material and mentor costs. Registration deadline: 28 August 2019

PARK EVROPA (EUROPE PARK) – Children’s FRESH refreshment corner

10:00–18:00 Bees, our friends children’s workshops

  • Painted beehive panels: Maya the Bee will help children paint beehive panels, which are part of Slovenian cultural heritage.
  • Eco bee: Children will create and name their own bees. The bees will be made from recycled materials. The bee symbolizes diligence and honesty.
  • Beeswax artwork: From the bees, we’ll borrow a bit of beeswax while children will attempt to create candles, animal sculptures etc., developing their motor skills as well imaginations.
  • Large bee paintings: Children will paint large bee paintings for a gigantic art exhibition. The three best bee paintings will be nominated and awarded with delicious bee products.
  • Making of flowers from colourful balloons: For every child, Tinka and Tonka the Bees will make a wonderful keepsake of the festival – a flower.

16:00 Čebelici Tinka and Tonka (Tinka and Tonka the Bees) interactive children’s performance

The queen bee has instructed her bees to tackle an abundance of responsibilities. While Tinka the Bee diligently collects honey, Tonka is up to nothing but mischief. Instead of gathering the sweet nectar, Tonka engages in frolicking and cavorting; and when it’s time to deliver honey to the beehive, she “borrows” diligent Tinka’s jar. Luckily, the children witness everything and let Tinka know about the thief. Next, Tinka sets up a trap to catch the crook.

MAIN STAGE AT GLAVNI TRG (Main Square)

10:00 Ansambel Lojzeta Ogorevca

11:10 Gledališka in folklorna skupina gluhih Ljubljana (Ljubljana deaf theatre and folklore group)

11:45 Folklorna skupina Leščeček iz Veržeja (Leščeček folklore group from Veržej)

12:30 Ansambel Veseljaki

14:15 Ansambel Upanje

16:00 Ansambel Lunca

17:45 Pomurskih 5 quintet

20:30 Evening entertainment

  • Obvezna smer
  • Manouche
  • Andrej Šifrer with supporting band

SAMOSTAN MEKINJE (Mekinje Monastery)

20:00 Film and Heritage: Cold War

Paweł Pawlikowski / Poland, United Kingdom, France / 2018 / 88 min / French, Croatian, Italian, German, Polish, Russian

Cold War, a film dedicated to the director’s parents and inspired by their life stories, is a profoundly personal story of an impossible love in an impossible time riddled with music. At Cannes, the film by Academy Award winner Paweł Pawlikowski (Ida) won Best Director.

Wiktor and Zula meet in 1949 in the ruins of post-war Poland. Wiktor a classically trained musician searching for candidates for a state-sponsored folklore group, Zula a young singer who enchants him with her temperament and self-sufficient attitude. Even though it might appear they aren’t meant to be, at the same time, they cannot exist without each other. The story follows their turbulent love affair from Poland into East Berlin, Yugoslavia and fifties’ Paris jazz joints.

Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, Written by Paweł Pawlikowski, Janusz Głowacki, Piotr Borkowski, Cinematography by Łukasz Żal, Editing by Jarosław Kamiński, Music arrangement by Marcin Masecki, Produced by Tanya Seghatchian, Ewa Puszczyńska, Starring Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cèdric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar, Distribution by FIVIA – Vojnik

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Sunday, 8 September

ROJSTNA HIŠA RUDOLFA MAISTRA (Rudolf Maister’s Birth House)

9:15 Reveille: Godba Dobrova-Polhov Gradec (Dobrova-Polhov Gradec Brass Band)

The Reveille will be sounded from Rudolf Maister’s Birth House to the Rudolf Maister Monument at Medvedova ulica (Medved Street).

DOM KULTURE KAMNIK (Kamnik Culture Centre)

9:00–13:00 Can you make a zavijača? – Zavijača, traditional headdress production

The workshop is intended for folklore costume designers, folklore group directors engaged in costume design and costume designers, folklore group members in cultural and art organisations interested in costume design as well as others wanting to become involved in folklore costume design. The participation fee of €30.00 includes material and mentor costs Registration deadline: 28 August 2019

PARK EVROPA (Europe Park) – Children’s FRESH refreshment corner

10:00–18:00 Fantastic playground and treasure hunt

  • Ethnological and skill puzzles workshops: Skill puzzles and entertainment featuring forgotten as well as new games and natural materials
  • Fairy-tale land: Selection of folk tales associated with the event topic from Slovenia and from around the world
  • Art workshop
  • Music workshop

11:00 Performance by Ribič Pepe (Pepe The Fisherman)

16:00–18.00 Interactive plays

In the performance, children participate as dancers to create a dancing fairy-tale together with the author. During the play, they are introduced to craft, music instruments, clothing, the story, traditions etc.

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TRADITIONAL NATIONAL COSTUMES PARADE

15:00 Formal addresses – Samčev prehod (Samec Passage)

  • Guest of honor: President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor
  • Ceremonious speeches will take place before the parade at Samčev prehod (Samec Passage)

The parade will take off from the beginning of Ljubljanska cesta (Ljubljana Street) at the so-called Svetilnik (Lighthouse). Participants will parade through Šutna, via Samčev prehod (Samec Passage) and past Glavni trg (Main Square). Equestrians and floats will continue towards the Kamnik Culture Centre while other participants will take a turn at the courthouse towards Trg prijateljstva (Friendship Square).

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MAIN STAGE AT GLAVNI TRG (Main Square)

10:00 Performances by foreign folklore groups

  • KUSD Lučka (BiH)
  • KULA Ostrožac (BiH)
  • Gastinets (Rakau, Belarus)
  • Aegeanfolk (Kocasinan Kayseri, Turkey)
  • Priština folklore group (Kosovo)
  • Bistritsa folklore group (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Heimat und Trachtenverein Trofaiach (Austria)

16:30 Performances by folk-pop ensembles

·         Carinthia Live

·         Party Buam

·         Die Untersteirer

National costume ball starts at 18:00 at Glavni trg (Main Square).

20:40 Festival closing ceremony with Ansambel Poljanšek

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Also recommended

Friday, 6 September

Active Friday at the Natural Health Resort Tunjice

  • 9:00 Relaxation techniques
  • 10:15 Nordic walking
  • 12:00 Strength training
  • 11:00–13:00 Blood pressure measurement

Saturday, 7 September

Slovenian Day at Terme Snovik

  • 7:30–10:00 Slovenian breakfast
  • 12:00–15:00 Slovenian lunch
  • 19:00 Slovenian evening featuring live music

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All events in the context of the festival are free of admission fees. The organiser holds the right of programme changes.