FOLKLOVE GAMES
The program includes animations, i.e. games with the folk ensembles, which will arrive to the festival. Participants will be able to learn traditional songs and dances, as well as see outfits from the given country or familiarize themselves with a culture of invited folk groups.
Please visit us from 24 to 27 July 2017 from 11.00 a.m. – 12.30 a.m. at the square by the City Hall
24 July (Monday) – stories about folklore, folk plays for kids featuring bands, cooking and degustation – Belarus
25 July (Tuesday) – stories about folklore, folk plays for kids featuring bands, cooking and degustation – the Czech Republic and Georgia
26 July (Wednesday) – stories about folklore, folk plays for kids featuring bands, cooking and degustation – Turkey and Poland
27 July (Thursday) – stories about folklore, folk plays for kids featuring bands, cooking and degustation – Ghana and Serbia


EXHIBITION OF HANDICRAFT
The program also includes exhibitions and the fair of the folk art during which the exhibitors will display folk design jewellery, clothes, furniture, home additions and toys. This undertaking will be promotion of the handicraft products and the folk craft from the border region of Lubuskie Province and Wielkopolska Province.
Please visit us from 24 to 27 July 2017, 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. at the square by the City Hall.
This year’s authors:
  • Ewa Piechel – handcraft
  • Pamiątki kurpiowskie i nie tylko /Warsaw/ www.pamiatki.kurpiowskie.pl
  • Miętowy Królik /Sulechów/ www.facebook.com/mietowykrolik/
  • Daruma /Zielona Góra/www.facebook.com/darumaglass/
  • Paleta Kolorów /Zielona Góra/ www.facebook.com/paletakolorow/
  • Leśna Pakamera /Zielona Góra/ www.lesnapakamera.blogspot.com
  • Ino ino & Na schodku chwili /Zielona Góra/ www.kasiainoino.blogspot.com
  • Niezapominajka – cheeses


ARTISTIC ACADEMY
There’s also a special place of creative manual work planned for the youngest participants – painting of artistic elements, glass elements and felting. Education of the youth about folk artistic work and showing the beauty of objects performed manually is a main purpose of these workshops.
Please visit us from 24 to 27 July 2017, 12.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. at the square by the City Hall.
24 July Monday Kurpie souvenirs and more 
Paper cut-outs from Kurpie were decorating cottages after spring repainting of walls in the northern part of Mazowsze region. Participants of the workshop can try themselves and come to grips with patterns like leluje, stars, and more. Not only can you create a paper wonder, but also pause for a moment and relax, since making paper cut-outs is a great way to calm down.
Dedicated for: 3-4 years old children.
Host: Michał Parda www.pamiatki.kurpiowskie.pl
25 July Tuesday “Beautiful Lubuskie – tinkering with wood”
Participants create reliefs or sculptures presenting the most beautiful Lubuskie Architectural Monuments. Each partaker will take his/her creation home. It will be a great time with tinkering, woodwork, and materials.
Dedicated for: 5-12 years old children under parental supervision.
Hosts: Wkręceni/Zakręceni www.wkrecenizakreceni.pl
26 July Wednesday Colourful sewing
Creative sewing workshop for children. Felt will be in the centre of attention; participants can sew a felt phone case or a pendant by themselves. The little ones will create pillows, on which they can paint their colourful dreams.
Host: Ewa Piechel
27 July Thursday “WINDMILLS, princess, and other losses”
One of the towns on a map of Lubuskie voivodeship is Wschowa… – partakers of creative workshops arranged by Wschowa Land Museum will discover true colours of its royal history and rich traditions.
Host: Magda Birut, Wschowa Land Museum www.muzeum.wschowa.pl


MUSICAL ETNOPRESENTATIONS
Performances of the artists associated with folklore will be presented in the evenings. We will see unconventional instruments and listen to the folk music, as well as musical hybrids containing the folk elements. At the stage, you will see innovations with traditional folklore elements.
Please join us at the concerts from 24 to 27 July 2017, 8.00 p.m. in the area by the City Hall.
24 July, Concert of Spanish music, Stanisław Jordanow & Borja Soto
What makes flamenco and Spanish music phenomenal is the fact that they are experienced, even though they are not necessairily entirely understood. Most of all, they express feelings and emotions, and these are always true. We invite you to the world of inimitable, very sensational and essentional Spanish music, which makes people forget about every-day duties and lets them stop for a moment and get some rest in sunny, lively, energetic, surrounded by the fragrance of oranges Andalusia.
Stanisław Jordanow: guitar teacher, student of the Wrocław Academy of Music.
Bojra Soto: Currently he is the only flamenco singer who lives in Poland and comes from a famous Gypsy family from Seville.
25 July, Concert folk & rock, “Zespół” from Świebodzin
“Zespół” is a vocal-theatre group which has been active for 7 years at the Public Gymnasium no. 1 in Świebodzin, and for one year it has acted for Development Foundation through Culture and Art “Against this time”. The group consists of students, graduates, teachers, and parents from Gymnasium no. 1 in Świebodzin. Every year we present to the local community a music performance, which is the effect of our annual work. This year, it was the folk rock musical “Dwa serduszka,” which was inspired by folk music, culture and fairy tales, as well as Slavic mythology. Music played an important role in this musical; we used folk songs which, for the purposes of the performance, were modified to slightly more heavy, rock convention. The author of the arrangement is one of the group members, Jakub Dumanowski.
26 July, Concert World Music ZOZULA i GUDA
Zozula is a young, fast developing band which came into being due to initiative of the front woman Olga Olejnik, who musically goes back to her origins – Ukrainian folk songs. Simplicity and honesty of beautiful eastern folk melodies, blended with electronic music makes them individual, giving them a unique character. The idea of the band is the creative search for new sounds, and, at the same time, remembering about the tradition which constitutes a foundation of the band.
Olga Olejnik – vocal, Krzysztof Gumienny – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Stanisław Zimniewicz – cajon, udu, percussion, Roman Beta – keyboard instruments
GUDA will present us songs about the annual cycle of nature for rituals in 4 seasons. Between the songs we will hear sounds of nature and clocks, which will show the passing time.
27 July, Concert World Music GYOKURO
In the beginning, there is an emotion, and this releases a sound. Silence is also a sound- it is no less important. Sound fascinates us as a phenomenon itself. By means of sound we can reach our own feelings better, and describe what for us is indescribable. Music is our method to express ourselves. With the use of music we would like to reach people’s imagination and to carry them away for a magical trip around the world.
Julia Kulpa – vocal, Krzysztof Gumienny – guitars, Konrad Rogiński – various instruments