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Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 Book Two – Programme Outline

Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 Book Two Programme Outline



You can buy tickets for European Capital of Culture 2015 events at:

Introduction  9 Opening Ceremony  22 What will the title of European Capital of Culture bring to Pilsen and the Pilsen Region?    26 Pilsen – European Capital of Culture   28

• Eventim network, • Pilsen ticket network, • Meeting Point on Republic Square • City of Pilsen Information Centre, 41 Republic Square, Pilsen • Peklo Culture House, 10 Pobřežní Street, Pilsen • Selected points of sale in the region in the Information Network

PROGRAMME  32 1st Flagship Project / New Circus Season   34 2nd Flagship Project / Public Space   42 3rd Flagship Project / The Hidden City   48 4th Flagship Project / Imagination Factories    52 5th Flagship Project / Jiří Trnka   56 6th Flagship Project / Gottfried Lindauer   60 7th Flagship Project / The Baroque Beauty of West Bohemia   64 8th Flagship Project / Festivals and the Cultural Wealth of Pilsen   68 Exhibitions  86 Events  94 Dance  104 Music  108 Children and Youth   118 Taste Pilsen  120 Where does Pilsen 2015 call home?   122 SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS  130 Sustainable projects  132 Artist residencies – OPEN A.i.R project   142 Education  146 FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND THE REGION   150 Culture Knows No Boundaries    152 European Networks  162 What is going on around Pilsen   164 VOLUNTEERS  168 BUILDINGS FOR PILSEN  172

First Publication, December 2014 ISBN: 978-80-905671-9-1 Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015

PRACTICAL INFORMATION  180 City of Pilsen   182 Get to know Pilsen   184 Ticket sales, transport and accommodation   188 Partnering cultural institutions in Pilsen   192 Contacts  194 Partners  196

Dear readers, People often ask me how the preparations are going, just looking forward to “when the whole thing kicks off ”. And I’m comfortable to reply that the whole thing has already started. Because Pilsen 2015 is not just a one-year festival; it is a long-term process our beautiful city is going through, a joyful process which is, however, often pretty painful, too. It is the most extensive cultural project in the modern history of the Czech Republic; it is a project of Central European significance. By coincidence, Pilsen won’t be alone in celebrating an important milestone in the upcoming year; the European Capital of Culture project itself also has a significant anniversary. Its history goes back to thirty years ago when Greece’s then Minister for Culture and famous actress Melina Mercouri came up with the idea of using culture as a means of bringing European cities closer together. She is the person we have to thank for Pilsen finding itself in the company of Athens, Madrid, Bruges and Liverpool. Just as other cities before us have done, we will be able to take advantage of the cultural and socio-economic benefits the title brings, thanks to high numbers of visitors and the new opportunities the project offers. The purpose is not to show as much as possible of the local culture in a single year but, rather, to help local players in the cultural field grow to a European level and involve the highest possible number of local residents. Only a few know that Pilsen 2015 contributes a significant portion of financial and other resources to the Festival Theatre, Festival Finále, Lively Street, Animánie, Bienále kresby (Biennial of Drawing), Summer of Theatre under the Pilsen Sky and Waterfront to the World, or that the company has trained more than 300 cultural managers in Arts Management courses so far. In this publication, you will also find information on dozens of projects we are preparing in collaboration with Pilsen’s cultural institutions, foreign partners or in our own production. We will introduce artists from not just Europe but also Japan and New Zealand, and from the towns of Nepomuk and Svojšín. Our aim is not to expand the already rich cultural scene in Pilsen and thereby to create unhealthy competition. What we want to do is to fill in the gaps, in a smart way. This, too, is one of the reasons that already this year we are organising a festival of 6 Weeks of Baroque tailored just to the Pilsen Region, we have breathed new life into the former Municipal River Baths, we are holding European Neighbours' Day, introducing new ways of funding cultural projects and running an embryonic-stage incubator designed to help young people from the creative branches find employment in future. The Czech Republic’s next turn to avail itself of the European Capital of Culture title will not come until 2028, and for this reason we have to also capitalise on this opportunity from an economic perspective. The City of Pilsen is investing over 300 million crowns in the programme and marketing of the project. Together with other investors, primarily the Ministry of Culture, the Pilsen Region, the European Commission and private sponsors, the total investment will exceed 500 million crowns over a period of six years. Our aim is, among other things, to increase the number of tourists staying in Pilsen overnight in 2015 by 35%. If we successfully achieve this, one of our many targets, this will mean these tourists will spend an extra 250 million crowns here. In the long term, the expected increase may even exceed ten per cent. The positive impact on the city’s image is hard to even articulate. The prestigious guide Lonely Planet, for example, ranked Pilsen among its top ten destinations in 2014 and some hotels have reported record sales in the first half of this year alone. I am confident, simply, that this investment will pay off for the city. I am convinced that 2015 will be an exceptional and successful year for Pilsen and that Pilsen will present itself as a city proud of its traditions of virtuous crafts, fine culture and sports achievements as well as exquisite beer. As a city that is slowly opening up to Europe. As a city, which is fully deserving of the European Capital of Culture title! Jiří Suchánek, Director of the Pilsen 2015 public benefit organisation

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Every city is different and has something for which it is known or which makes it exceptional. Pilsen is no different in this respect; it was a renowned city in Central Europe during the late Middle Ages and early modern times. Pilsen was one of the hubs of the Industrial Revolution, with the local Škoda Works earning a reputation in Europe as well as worldwide, as did the Pilsner Urquell Brewery where world-famous beer has been brewed since 1842. But the past has also left us with some beautiful monuments such as the St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral and the Great Synagogue. We are certainly able to find more rarities of this kind that distinguish Pilsen from other cities. But the Pilsen of 2015 will be particularly rare, when all of cultural Europe will fix its eyes on it as our city becomes its centre, its capital. We expect 2015 to be a period stocked with cultural and social events, happenings and projects introducing artists from Pilsen, the Czech Republic and abroad. Pilsen will be brought face-toface with modern European and world art and vice versa, and Pilseners will have an opportunity to show visitors the culture of their city as well as the city itself. There will be the rediscovering of world-famous Pilsen figures including Ladislav Sutnar, Jiří Trnka, Gottfried Lindauer and others, the discovery of Baroque treasures and monuments in the Pilsen Region, new circus ensembles and their magnificent and astounding acrobatic and dramatic acts, unique exhibition projects, festivals, theatres, performances, top-class concerts offering all kinds of music, the meaningful revitalisation of public spaces and tours of rare Loos interiors. In short, the spotlight of Pilsen in 2015 will be on creativity, excitement, experiences, encounters, learning and enlightenment. Living up to the motto “Pilsen – Open Up!” under which we acquired the prestigious title of the European Capital of Culture, Pilsen will open up to the world and the world will open up to Pilsen. Nevertheless, the European Capital of Culture is not a one-year project. It is also a vision of a way to further cultivate the city, to develop Pilsen, nearly doomed to perish by the previous totalitarian regime, into a truly European, open and modern city; to turn Pilsen into a place where the proud relationship Pilseners have with their city is wedded to a European dimension; a city of independent, responsible, educated and creative citizens who know why they live here and that they want to live here. It’s a challenging vision but, at the same time, a chance that will not come again. Pilsen is and always will be different from other cities: a city of its own, unique. But in the end it is precisely this diversity, this otherness, and the tolerance of it, that is the main idea of a united Europe. Welcome to Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015.

Martin Baxa, First Deputy-Mayor for Culture, Tourism, Heritage Preservation and the European Capital of Culture 2015 and Chairman of the Administrative Board of the project



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Dear citizens and visitors to Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015, After months of preparations, this extraordinary event is a reality. Expectations are coming to a head, nervousness is growing in the active participants: Will people like the events prepared? Will everything turn out as imagined? Will all the scheduled happenings attract as many tourists as everyone is wishing? I am confident that the answer is yes. And I also wish it upon Pilsen that things turn out as such. Because when Pilsen thrives, with it thrives the entire surrounding region where Pilsen has been the natural centre for centuries. I am delighted that it is to be our region where the heart of European cultural life will beat this year. I take pride in being able to say that our regional capital is the European cultural metropolis for 2015. Because Pilsen has always occupied a prominent position on the cultural map of Europe. And as long as Pilsen can be found on that map, so can the Pilsen Region. A region that will contribute a host of interesting programmes at attractive locations to the events held during 2015. Shortly, it will, in a sort of neighbourly fashion, contribute its cultural bit. And it might be the kind of bit which the magic mill in Koloveč can do: Once it all has happened in the 365 days, Pilsen and the entire region will be there looking younger, more beautiful, and charged with new energy. Václav Šlajs, the President of the Pilsen Region


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Dear friends of culture, 2015 will soon be upon us and along with it also the grand finale of the six-year preparations of the European Capital of Culture Pilsen 2015 project. As its name suggests, every year the projects presents two European cities with the opportunity to become a true cultural metropolis. The winners for the upcoming year are Pilsen, the Czech Republic, and Mons, Belgium. Rather than competing with each other, though, they will partner in their efforts to introduce to the public several projects from the cultural and technical domains, to involve the young population of both cities and to create a virtual bridge spanning across Europe. The purpose of the entire project of the European Capital of Culture is to bring in European values, entwine them with the local ones, and encourage the active involvement of the people living in the relevant areas. Here lies an opportunity for us as the Czech Republic to learn many a thing. It’s an opportune moment for us to realise the relevance of European values in our lives and learn to be more active as citizens as well as to be a progressive cultural audience which has long since ceased to be a mere observer to the events on the stage. Experience from other cities, which became European Capitals of Culture in previous years shows that we can expect an increased interest from visitors, and not just confined to the orthodox cultural tourist class. The city and region alike will enhance their appeal, in particular thanks to the extraordinary selection of the diverse cultural programme within a relatively short time frame. Hand in hand with tourism comes also the mobilisation of the local population, a chance to revive areas formerly less popular, and to realise our sense of belonging to the landscape and to Europe as such; to explore ourselves, e.g. through minorities in the neighbourhood or through reviving our own traditions thanks to their modern adaptation. Culture is closely tied to creativity. In the modern, globalised world this is one of the last competitive advantages Europe retains. 2015 is a challenge to the creative potential of Pilsen as well as the entire Czech Republic. A concentration of excellence makes the best spawning ground. And every single one of you can be a part of it. For several years now, organisers have been compiling a programme for the paramount year and thanks to them a myriad of cultural events will fill the city and the region. There will be quite a selection to choose from. Everyone will be able to find something that captivates, enriches and resonates with them. The particular events build on local traditions and significant personalities whilst also bringing a lot of the fresh and the new. I am personally looking forward to the New Circus Season which will join the Festival Theatre, an event with a longstanding tradition in Pilsen. I also hope to pay a visit to some of the events of 9 Weeks of Baroque, which will gradually animate the entire Pilsen Region and underline its specific architectural history against a backdrop of music, dance, colours, lights, flavours and aromas. I am looking forward to seeing you in Pilsen in 2015. Daniel Herman, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic



Evropské hlavní město kultury Plzeň 2015  

Dear culture fans and visitors to Pilsen, I have the honour of welcoming you on behalf of the European Commission to Pilsen – the European Capital of Culture 2015 – and inviting you to enjoy the diverse programme in which domestic, European and other international artists and guests will participate. Some of you may remember that Prague was one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2000. Pilsen is following only now. For the first time since our accession to the EU in 2004, we have an opportunity in the Czech Republic to savour the fruits of the European cultural project that has become a prestigious affair which a number of cities compete for well beforehand. Along with Pilsen, the Belgian city of Mons will boast the same title in 2015. The preparation is an extremely challenging task, which is reflected also in the fact that the decision to choose Pilsen was made as early as in 2010. Pilsen developed a plan which aroused interest both in the draft cultural programme and the emphasis on the restoration and long-term development of the city. This may bring benefits to the city itself as well as to the Pilsen Region and even the entire Czech Republic. To achieve this, the project cannot be just a short-lived experience for Pilseners and visitors to the city; it should be reflected also in a raised profile of Pilsen and its increased attractiveness as a place for living, tourism and business. The programme as prepared demonstrates that this won’t be a mere national or regional creative showcase but an event that will indeed expose and connect artists, cultural operators and cities across Europe. It also promises to be a testimony to the cultural diversity of Europe and a reflection of European integration as something that does not entail unification of creative production or pose a threat to creative freedom; on the contrary, it is something that implies the promotion of cultural diversity. Come and see for yourself if you can make it to Pilsen. I personally am not going to miss the Lively Street music festival, the French Cirque Trottola and Petit Théâtre Baraque, and a visit to the New Theatre. I wish you an abundance of inspiring cultural moments and great entertainment. Jan Michal, Head of Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic



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Pilsen and beer. These two words are inseparable. More than one and a half centuries ago, a story started unfolding in Pilsen which has been written down in golden letters in the history of the Czech nation and the global history of brewing: the story of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. At the beginning, this was a story of courage to blaze a new and unexplored trail which led to the creation of a brand new type of beer – a bottom-fermented pale lager. Later on, the beer was named after the place of its birth – Pilsner Urquell; today, it is the worldwide best-selling type of beer. The beer which has shown the way for all the beers branded Pils, Pilsner or Pilsener has retained its uniqueness up to this day and spreads the glory of Pilsen around the world! Many a person has found inspiration in the story of Pilsner Urquell and helped to write its new chapters. Part of this grand fellowship is also the European Capital of Culture Pilsen 2015 project. Over this and the following year, Pilsen will come alive with a number of events and programmes which will encourage cultural and community life in Pilsen immensely. At the same time, these activities will help to attract large numbers of domestic and foreign tourists to Pilsen. We are confident all of this will benefit the entire city and its surroundings, deepening the glory of the city of Pilsen at home and abroad. For over 170 years, people in Pilsen and around the world have believed in the great story of Pilsner Urquell and every generation helps to write its new lines; equally, one the of the important objectives of Pilsen 2015 is creating values in Pilsen which will outlive the project. These values are also familiar to our company, which has been supporting community development at the locations where our breweries have been operating for many years. We are confident that the entire project will make a positive contribution to the city of Pilsen and its residents. Paolo Lanzarotti, CEO of Plzeňský Prazdroj, a. s.



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A personal invitation from Petr Forman: “The late afternoon, evening and night of Saturday will proceed in three stages.

Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015

The Pilsen Paradise will be opened on 17 January 17 January 2015 is a date everyone knows by heart by now. It’s the day, after five years of preparations, which will see the full rollout of all the events of Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015. At the heart of the opening will be Pilsen itself. Under the baton of Petr Forman, the Artistic Chief of Pilsen 2015, a spectacle celebrating the European Capital of Culture will unfold. Join us! The opening of the city will be enacted over the following three days:

During the first stage in the late afternoon, citizens and visitors alike will be gathering at five locations around the city centre: • U Prazdroje Street opposite the OMV petrol station (in the direction of Doubravka) • Sirková Street opposite the Main Railway Station (in the direction of Slovany) • Drivers – nám. Míru (Peace Square) (opposite the Český rozhlas building), walkers – T. G. Masaryk Square (in the direction of Bory) • Emil Škoda Square (in the direction of Skvrňany) • Lochotínská Street – the parking lot at Kaufland (in the direction of Lochotín) FRIDAY 16 JANUARY 2015 Warming Up Pilsen! Art’s Birthday A party hosted by Pilsen at the Pap-rna Cultural Centre that will make the city part of a world-wide celebration of the birthday of arts, traditionally organised on behalf of the Czech Republic by the Český rozhlas (Czech Radio) Vltava broadcasting station. Attendees can look forward to contemporary music, sounds and arts. SATURDAY 17 JANUARY 2015 Opening Pilsen – Symphony of Bells


Petr Forman, the Artistic Chief of Pilsen 2015, has been devoted to the script and direction of the opening ceremony in the city centre since– late 2013. He has invited several eminent personalities and ensembles from the Pilsen, Czech and European cultural spheres to collaborate, among them the Swiss tightrope walker David Dimitri, whose performances will be complemented by other domestic and foreign acrobats; Robert Magro, the Artistic Director of La Central del Circ in Barcelona; cameramen Jan Malíř and Martin Šácha; lyricist Jiří Suchý; the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra; organist Adam Viktora; the Pilsen School of Music; and other prominent personalities from various domains.

At 5 p.m., we will set out to the city centre together, in five processions inspired by everything that the city, its surroundings and the region hold. The five processions will present a variety of interests, activities and initiatives of the city, the region and its residents. Among those participating will be more than fifty elementary schools, interest groups and children’s homes contributing their creations inspired by the opening. There will be a party of enthusiasts with their mopeds, interest and social associations, cultural societies, dance ensembles, clients of social organisations, the Alfa Theatre, the J. K. Tyl Theatre, sportsmen and youth engaging in more than 20 kinds of sports, a DinoPark carriage showcasing a dinosaur on a float, historic public transport vehicles and buses and coaches of the ČSAD transport services company, the historical fleet of the fire rescue service and much more. We invite everyone who wants to experience the roughly 40-minute long highlight of the evening amidst the city decorations right on the square! The second stage, which we call the shared moment, will take place on Republic Square where the crowd with the processions will arrive. The original music for this festive moment will have its world premiere to mark the occasion and be performed live on the square by a grand orchestra. The music is being written by Marko Ivanovič, one of the most prominent

contemporary Czech composers and conductors. The piece culminates in the much anticipated first sounding of the new bells in the Pilsen cathedral. The music, along with the imagery projected on the wall of the cathedral and the facades of the houses surrounding the square, forms the foundation for a surprise to be staged over the spectators’ heads and around them. Revealing it in this book would be a shame. We can hope, though, that if every one of us still harbours at least a little dormant desire for miracles, thrills and emotions, it will be well worth meeting on the square and the surrounding places and collectively experiencing the moment that will finally kick off the European Capital of Culture project. In the third stage of the evening, the city will open itself to all the people present and the celebrations will move further along to the surrounding parts of the city – including outdoor areas turned into pedestrian zones especially for this day as well as the premises of historical buildings, courtyards, culture halls, museums, galleries, libraries, pubs and music clubs. Pilsen will be celebrating with not only beer but also music, singing, dancing, theatre and poetry. For those who don’t mind the cold, there will be an outdoor ice bar by the Pilsen sculptor František Bálek, various interest groups and social associations will be serving warm drinks and the city centre will play host to tastings of European and Czech cuisine. There will be dancing on the square and in the City Clubhouse (Měšťanská beseda), featuring the Dance Floor by Petr Píša, as well as at the Peklo Culture House. During the evening and the night, you can warm yourself up at any time in the popular clubs of Pilsen, such as ACW Saloon, Anděl Music Café, Buena Vista, Divadlo Pod Lampou (Theatre under the Lamp), Hifi Club, Jabloň (Appletree), Jazz Rock Café, Inkognito Café, Mazaný Králíček, Papírna (The Paper Mill), PH+, Zach’s Pub and Pohoda, or you can simply savour peaceful moments at selected sites throughout the city centre. This is just to give you a taste of some of the attractions and events of the evening and the night.”


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The Bells of the Pilsen Cathedral – the Word of Msgr František Radkovský, the Bishop of Pilsen Bells are the voice of the heart of every church and cathedral, city and village. A voice ceremonial or plain, joyous or sorrowful, a voice which accompanies the various moments in the life of a city and its residents. This requires, however, an entire group of them, small and big bells alike. Only then are they capable of making a glorious, constantly changing harmony, a majestic melody which will never lose its appeal as it is always new. There is always a connection between bells and the history of the city which they are a part of. In times of fires, wars and other tragedies, bells often die; when a city thrives and prospers, new bells are a joyful sign of success and good times. Pilsen is no different. Two fires and two wars destroyed the bells of St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral during its history. The group of bells now to be installed in the tower is the fifth in the series. What’s more, the new bells of the Pilsen cathedral, being procured in a joint effort by many Pilsen residents, businesses and institutions, have become the collective cause of these stakeholders. Additionally, the bells will sound festively for the first time to mark the opening of a fruitful new chapter in the contemporary history of the city – becoming the European Capital of Culture 2015. Is there a symbol that could be more meaningful in expressing the interconnection of Pilsen’s cultural history with the present?

SUNDAY 18 JANUARY 2015 Enjoy Pilsen! The peaceful Sunday will offer visits to interesting sites around Pilsen. You can have a sitdown in a café in the company of distinguished personalities from Pilsen and the Pilsen Region, take a walk through Pilsen’s hidden places or just roam around Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015. A Coffee with... Come and have a chat with personalities from Pilsen and the Pilsen Region over a nice cup of tea or coffee. Prominent figures from Pilsen, Czech and foreign cultural (and other) life will devote their time to you. Hidden City Walk through the unrevealed nooks of Pilsen and discover with us all there is that our city holds. Open City Visit other locations in the city centre which belong inherently to Pilsen.



Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015

What will the title of European Capital of Culture bring to Pilsen and the Pilsen Region?

Over the course of its existence so far, the European Capital of Culture project has been proven to bring valuable benefits to those cities that did not underestimate the preparation process and that also kept in mind the aim for the sustainable development of the city and the region on the basis of creativity. The title has so far had a positive long-term impact on all host cities in the areas of economic and social development, an increase in tourism, restoration of cultural facilities, and the infrastructure and development of the creative industry bringing jobs. For example, in 2008 the city of Liverpool attracted an extra 9.7 million tourists and made a net profit of 800 million pounds from the title, whilst the cost of the project was 117 million pounds. In Graz, Austria, the European Capital of Culture project generated additional revenues from tourism reaching 74 million Euros and brought long-term economic benefits to the local GDP (the expenses of tourists visiting for several days amounted to about €21 million). The Ruhr-Essen area attracted over 6.5 million tourists (an increase of 13.4%) thanks to the project, and these tourists created an additional gross revenue of about €90 million by staying in hotels. 2015 is therefore going to be a year of opportunities for Pilsen. It is going to be up to local economic entities as to how they rise to the challenge. We will inarguably see much higher numbers of people coming to visit us in 2015 than we have in the preceding years, coming from across the Czech Republic as well as from abroad – the prestigious tourist guide Lonely Planet has already chosen Pilsen as one of the top ten European destinations for 2014. The economic effect of the project can be separated in a simplified way into three categories: an increase in the numbers of visitors; the longer these visitors stay in the city; and an increase in the number of overnight stays. These will all have a direct effect on the economic results of service providers. The high profile of the project on a worldwide scale will provide a substantial service to traditional local products. The next year gives us the opportunity to remind the world of why beers worldwide have “Pils” in their names, of the flavour of sauerkraut from Křimice, of the origin of Přeštice pork, and of where the pastry called Chodský koláč is baked, not to mention where Škoda workers manufacture trams. Another thing local entrepreneurs should not miss is the import of what is known as cultural diplomacy. A number of congress and conference organisers have already reported that Pilsen is their place of choice for their meetings in the next year. A city filled with culture also attracts experts and businesspeople. A common cultural and emotional experience has the power to cement a business relationship better than anything else. Japanese companies, among others, are investing millions into the project in order to present culture in a dignified fashion. Business certainly goes hand in hand with this, and when again will Pilsen be lucky enough to welcome representatives of companies reporting turnovers nearing the levels of a smaller Central European republic? The European Capital of Culture project has often become a target of criticism as a megalomaniacal event funded from the public purse. And it may indeed prove to be an expensive and needless event if we fail to make the most of the potential it offers. In 2015 and the following years, Pilsen will try hard to translate the invested resources and energy into an economic boom for the city and the region. To see every invested crown returning many times over. Radovan Auer Director of Marketing and Communication for the project Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015



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Pilsen European Capital of Culture

Dear visitors, Pilsen is inviting you to enjoy over 600 events in 2015. Theatre, concerts, exhibitions, public space happenings, artistic interventions. But there is one important thing here: as people say, “there is more to culture”. The European Capital of Culture project is more than a festival, more than a presentation of artists, more than a one-off revival of the city, more than an advertising space for sponsors. It is a project which has the power to change how Pilsen is perceived and how the role of culture is perceived, and to become a milestone in the evolution of the city. The year-long programme of the European Capital of Culture creates the scope for supporting Pilsen as a new international cultural centre. The world will see, hear and taste the beauty of its unique mix of tradition and innovation. The lively reminder of iconic personalities connected to the cultural and creative life in Pilsen combined with innovative and original ideas of artists and organisers from all over Europe creates a unique mix of big and small events, cultural events for the general public as well as experts, one-off experiences as well as long-term development projects. This transformation of Pilsen, its citizens, administrators and partners on all levels has been developing since the first impulse of the candidacy. During this process, people have come to realise that culture is an everyday part of human life and a society-wide theme. What else would cause us to every day discuss the importance of investment in culture and cultural infrastructure? What else would cause us to every day search for arguments for balancing high quality culture with supporting talents and community art? What else would cause us to construct a new building for the Faculty of Design and Art, or the New Theatre? What else would cause the municipal council and its officers to every day debate and decide about culture and art, about the European idea? This is the great effect of the European Capital of Culture project. It has made culture one of the main social topics. The European Capital of Culture is a great opportunity to discover what culture means and brings, and whom it addresses and engages. There will not be a better chance for a long time to show that culture is an everyday part of the lives of all the people we see around us. That it significantly increases the quality of life of the whole of society through its ability to answer peoples’ questions in different ways than by tables, numbers, diagrams and schedules. The year 2015 in Pilsen will show how opera can move people to tears, how an exhibition can teach people to tolerate other cultures, how art in the public space discovers new contexts in old places, and what emotions you will experience during European Neighbours’ Day. Pilsen 2015 and our partner projects also show that there is a bit of the artist and creative personality in every one of us – whether you are organising a small festival using the Everfund platform, a handy designer making your first prototype at DEPO2015, a busker playing in Kopeckého sady, one of more than 300 students of Arts Management courses gaining experience for developing your own projects, a group of grammar school students taking part in the opening ceremony, or a curious visitor to the city who is captivated by a guided tour with the Hidden City mobile application. Just as Pilsen has been transformed over the last twenty years, from the greyness of totalitarianism into a truly normal European city full of colours, it is high time for people to go through the same change as well. The Pilsen 2015 programme shows what a journey we have made from totalitarianism to creativity, and the way we can go further. If our identity is formed by individual historical moments, we can now experience one such moment that will enable us to experiment with new contexts and to prepare for the future, to open up, to discover and, once more, to define it. The European Capital of Culture is an opportunity for all artists, organisers and spectators to invite and host European artists and audiences, to debate European topics, to add our perspective and to inspire Europe with our abilities and originality. I hope that we will capitalise on this opportunity with joy and pride, in the process entertaining ourselves, audiences and participants, and that we can create a legacy for the future that will be worth developing further. Jiří Sulženko, Programme Director of Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015


Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015

The Four Pilsen Streams


Since the very preparation of Pilsen’s entry into the competition for the European Capital of Culture title, we have been working with four themes: Arts and Technologies; Relationships and Emotions; Transit and Minorities; and Stories and Sources. Through the language of art, the Flagship Projects reveal the meanings of those themes related both to Pilsen and the European debate. We build on the heritage of personalities connected with Pilsen, using it as inspiration for looking into the future, as motivation for new ideas. The theme of Arts and Technologies also encourages communication with what is inherent to Pilsen and that is industry, crafts, and business. With this in mind, we are seeking a way to link these two worlds at the Centre for Support of Creative Business – the creative incubator at DEPO2015. Relationships and Emotions refers to public space in the most general sense – what public space looks like (from art in public space to urbanism), how we treat it (from neighbours to city officials). The theme of Transit and Minorities will be examining our relations with minorities living close to or far from us, certainly determined also by the fact that Pilsen lies on a busy route to Europe and is rich enough that it needs plenty of foreigners to live and work here. Stories and Sources are then the connection linking all the above themes. Without searching and exerting effort to understand our history, identity and memory, we are hardly able to look into the future. It is thanks to this theme that we can discover the hidden Pilsen and the Baroque treasures in its surroundings as well as explore our position in Europe!

The focus of the first stream of the programme, Arts and Technologies, is on the creation of sustainable jobs in the creative and cultural branch and the build-up of the city’s image in European contexts. We concentrate on the value of responsibility and promote the creative domain in general, and matters such as skill and creativity more specifically. Here you will find a large retrospective exhibition of Jiří Trnka, a magnificent New Circus Season festival and a series of projects making reference to the industrial history of Pilsen, collectively titled Imagination Factories. The programme stream Relationships and Emotions focuses on public space in general – the transformation of the physical public space in a collective effort with citizens, officials and architects – as well as on moderating a discussion of European issues. The programme stream Relationships and Emotions introduces a Flagship Project under the title Public Space consisting of several component projects and stages: the Foster the City programme invites the public to engage in a discussion about public space and has been running since 2012; Melina Mercouri Day, presenting active initiatives in the city, has been held since 2011 and assumed an updated format this year – European Neighbours’ Day. The artistic programme will culminate in a presentation called Zen Pilsen – The City as an Exhibition. The second Flagship Project, Hidden City, is a broad participation platform as well as a tool for tourism innovation and services. An important part of the project is also our current effort to create a legacy in the form of a large archive, the content of which will be available for future reference. The third stream of the programme, Transit and Minorities, shows the power of diversity and interculturality through projects centred on minorities and a series of moderated discussions, open workshops and exhibitions. The Flagship Project is simply named Lindauer and is comprised of three exhibitions. The West Bohemian Gallery is preparing an exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer. His portraits will be exhibited for the first time in Europe. There are

a separate two further exhibitions based on the story of Gottfried Lindauer or drawing inspiration from his work. The last stream of the programme is Stories and Sources, intended to promote tourism based on personalities connected with Pilsen, such as Adolf Loos and Ladislav Sutnar. It also attracts attention to the Pilsen Region where we utilise the riches of the vast Baroque heritage. 6 Weeks of Baroque, promoting the West Bohemian Baroque brand, was held in 2014, giving visitors a taste of the Baroque festival which in 2015 will be expanded to 9 Weeks of Baroque, filled with music, fireworks, tours and festivities across the Pilsen Region.



Programme  1st Flagship Project   New Circus Season

David Dimitri L’Homme Cirque


New Circus Season The programme of the season has been prepared by the Artistic Chief Petr Forman. New circus has already won over a number of fans in the Czech Republic, also thanks to The Forman Brothers' Theatre which captivated audiences with their Obludárium (Freak Show), The Purple Sails and La Baraque – Bouda. Petr Forman has invited the most remarkable ensembles of the new circus universe to travel to various places around Pilsen. For over 50 evenings, you will be immersed in live music, acrobatic performances, and the delicate theatre atmosphere and ambience of circus tents. Performances will be accompanied by public workshops offering you the chance to try out the particular circus techniques yourself.

The Swiss tightrope walker and acrobat David Dimitri will open the new circus season right on the European City of Culture ceremonial launch day, Saturday 17 January. The fifty-oneyear-old artist has no problem with letting himself be shot out of a canon or performing a high-wire act. Starting less than a week after the opening ceremony, there will be ten evenings of Dimitri’s solo family show L’Homme Cirque, which he will perform in a tent on Republic Square, combining bravura with the art of clowning, acting and a sense for gags and detail. David Dimitri comes from a famed clown family. He studied in Budapest and New York, and combines his excellence with the education he received from these two different schools in his projects. This internationally renowned artist has performed on stages across the world – for example on Broadway in New York and with famous ensembles such as Canada's Cirque du Soleil. He was only seven when he made his debut in the legendary Swiss National Cirkus Knie at his father's side. Republic Square 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31 January 1, 3, 4, 5 February


Programme  1st Flagship Project   New Circus Season

Cirque Trottola & Petit Théâtre Baraque Matamore In co-production with the equally well-known duo of Branlo & Niglo, alias Petit Théâtre Baraque, the French Cirque Trottola has created a piece called Matamore, boasting peculiarity, unique ideas and highly professional acrobatic skills. Audiences can look forward to a circus overflowing with fantasy, exquisite costumes, burlesque clowns and acrobats who have no problem juggling whilst flying high in the air. Matamore is also going to be a great emotional experience for spectators, as Cirque Trottola tends to captivate the audience by the power of emotions and experiences rather than by pulling off a grand show. The circular stage where the circus members perform their acts lends a feeling of intimacy between the viewers and the acrobats, as they are almost within arm’s reach of all those present. Cirque Trottola was formed in central western France. There were only three people at the beginning of the story, with an inherited circus tent and an orchestra on the balcony above the entrance. Today, its more than ten-year tradition ranks the circus among the global elite in the field. Its strong attachment to the past and fondness for everything contemporary define Trottola as a meticulous storyteller, combining narratives of the human soul with very fine circus skills. Pilsen Plaza 27, 30, 31 January 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12 February

PSiRC Acrometria A trio of Catalan performers (Wanja Kahlert, Adria Montaña and Anna Pascual Fernandez) joined forces in the PsiRC troupe. The Spanish ensemble will bring a fifty-minute show called Acrometria to Pilsen, characterised in particular by the ease with which they launch into complicated and sophisticated acrobatic acts. “I feel, therefore I am” is the motto of the artists who aspire to embody on the stage the dream hidden in each one of them. Acrometria throws the artists into a trap which offers no escape. They do not know when or even if they will ever get away. The audience can thus follow the ways in which the performers cope with the challenging situation and the language they fabricate in a world detached from reality. The project is built on visual poetry grounded in work with objects and exacting techniques such as juggling, acrobatics, music, and dance. The PSiRC ensemble was formed in Barcelona in March 2011. DEPO2015 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 April



Programme  1st Flagship Project   New Circus Season

Akoreacro Klaxon


At the core of the French ensemble Akoreacro are four acrobats who will arrive in Pilsen to perform their Klaxon show. This ensemble is not used to creating under a single director; every one of them adds their ideas, views, thoughts, and inspirations to the mix. The resulting shape of the performance is then moulded further, even by the audience itself. Klaxon offers a showcase of very vivid and swift acrobatics, with the entire ensemble flying through the air, its members sometimes ending up at truly perilous heights. Feast your eyes as the stage hosts a literal swarm of acrobatic pieces and feats. The tremendous energy of the artists is bolstered by a live musical accompaniment performed right on the stage; the circus increased its ranks in 2009 with four musicians, Guilhem Fontes, Boris Vassalucci, Guillaume Thiolliere, and Mathieu Santa Cruz, all of them coming from different corners of France, Italy and Portugal. Akoreacro has been living new circus for almost ten years. Whilst the playful and rather complicated name of the ensemble has no specific meaning, you can notice allusions to certain terms such as accord (chord), corps (body), and acro (acrobat). It is those three words exactly which form the essence of the entire philosophy and artistic work of the group.

MagdaClan ERA – Sonnet for a Clown A name from a 1970s Italian movie inspired the young Italian circus ensemble MagdaClan, which is scheduled to visit Pilsen in May. The main female character, Magda, keeps repeating in the movie: “I can’t any more, I can’t any more”, a statement also intimately familiar to the founders of the group: Robert Magry, Alessandro Maida, Giorgio Bertolotti, Erika Bettin, Daniele Sorisi, Giulio Lanfranco and Davide De Bardi. These performers from the younger generation of the phenomenon called Le Cirque Nouveau have settled permanently in Belgium.

Their work offers the audience a spectacle of acrobatics coupled with a powerful story, as the existing modern circus schools, with their stronger emphasis on the dramatic drill of the graduates, are increasing the appetite for narration. The show called Sonnet for a Clown was created by the team in 2012 in collaboration with the Czech director Petr Forman and is the first collective work of the fresh graduates. Viewers can look forward to a project charged with the energy of youth, interspersed with ingenious acrobatics and intimate gestures. You may even become a part of the show! The artists sometimes involve the audience in their conversations. Chvojkovy lomy (Chvojka’s Quarries) 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 May

Košutka housing development 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 November

Bêtes de foire You can look forward to a broad spectrum of emotions stirred up by the world of classic circus. The acoustic experience (drumming, an orchestra or a saw as a musical instrument) will complement visual emotions (sequins, observation of lights, circular and vertical motions manipulating a certain space) as well as pure emotions, such as fear of the void, wavering balance, and impossible and multifaceted movement. But there will also be laughter. In the rhythm of a circus performance, you will be shown a sequence of spectacular feats arranged to leave the strongest possible impression on the viewer. 23 July — 18 August

Cirque Aïtal Pour le meilleur et pour le pire The French-Finnish duo of Victor Cathala and Kati Pikkarainen comprise Cirque Aïtal, a name of Occitan origin which translates as follows: That’s how it is. In January and February 2015, they will arrive to bring joy to audiences in Pilsen. The young couple will offer breath-taking acrobatics and, above all else, humour. Saying and creating things simply, truthfully and naturally is their characteristic way. Concerns about any language barrier are misplaced here as everything is very straightforward. Cirque Aïtal was founded by the duo of Victor Cathala and Kati Pikkarainen in 2004, and since then they have worked with a very authentic expression. Their precise bodywork literally transforms their language. Badische Zeitung published an article in 2013 describing how the audience in the tent roared with laughter. U Ježíška 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30 September, 1 October


Dae Men Losers Losers is a playful and daring new circus show about handsome, strong and rather clumsy men, two femmes fatales and an air hostess who, in the manner of a chameleon, changes her role, pulling off a concert of sounds and songs to entertain travellers en route from Prague to Barcelona. The travellers are the viewers themselves, accompanied on their trip by a sequence of masterful acrobatic acts, physical exercise pieces directed and choreographed by Jarek Cemerek and with a beatbox combined with live music at the loopstation of the musician and singer En.Dru.

1. vlajkový projekt   Sezona nového cirkusu

The New Theatre 22 October


Žongléros – Cirkulárium The centre for new circus in Pilsen Fish have their aquarium, reptiles have their terrarium and we have our Cirkulárium, for small and grown-up circus performers alike! Cirkulárium is the new circus centre in Pilsen! The Žonglér civic association has been involved in juggling, acrobatic and drumming workshops for several years. Two years ago, they were among the founding members of the Cirkonet programme bringing together organisations pursuing Social and Youth Circus in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. They also gain expertise abroad, their instructors are regular attendees at the European Juggling Convention and also have completed certified social circus training in Alicante, Spain, where they helped to found a low-threshold centre pursuing social circus as a method of working. This year in spring, they started collaborating with Ledovec o. s. (Glacier, a civic association) and since then they have been running longterm courses for children from the Dobřany Psychiatric Hospital. In addition, they run courses for the general public, including an age bracket as young as pre-school children. Their instructors are graduates from faculties of education. At the beginning of summer, Žongléros (Juggleros)

hold a regular two-day multi-genre festival, Žonglobalizace (Jugglobalisation), which has already introduced a variety of musicians, jugglers, acrobats and other artists from the Czech Republic as well as from abroad. Course list Physical: Aerial Silk Acrobatics, Ground Acrobatics in Pairs, Hoop Dance, Children and Youth Circus School, Club and Poi Swinging Musical: Playing the Didgeridoo, the Basics of Afro-Cuban Music

Cirk La Putyka Family (premiere) Family is an intergenerational project featuring representatives of classic circus alongside new circus performers, comprising several generations of actors, acrobats, and dancers. This performance is part of a long-term theme pursued by the ringmaster of Cirk La Putyka, Rosťa Novák, who himself is already the eighth generation of the family of puppet master Matěj Kopecký and, as such, naturally examines his relationship to his family’s roots and traditions as well as a desire to tear himself away from it and go his own way. At a time when traditional and new circus may at first glance appear to be in opposition to one another and the term new circus is starting to lose validity, being replaced with the term contemporary, the creation of the production Family is a daring artistic step towards the bridging of the gap between different approaches and generations. As a bonus to the new premiere, Cirk La Putyka will introduce itself to Pilsen audiences at the beginning of December 2015 at the New Theatre with the original version of their hit La Putyka, with their senior cast and special guests. DEPO2015, the New Theatre September and December


Programme  2nd Flagship Project   Public Space

Public Space From a work of art in the street to collective landscaping of a park, from a neighbourhood event in front of a clubhouse to an architectonic intervention at a busy place. Public space falls within the realm of interest of artists, officials and activists as well as its everyday users. All of these groups have a say in one of the projects focused on public space. We will be looking for ways to develop a stronger relationship with the place where we live. Pilsen's citizens have become accustomed to being regularly involved in Foster the City, a project that will continue in 2015 in an innovative form. Artists will be involved in the transformation of the city thanks to the Zen Pilsen – The City as an Exhibition initiative. European Neighbours' Day has won the hearts of hundreds of Pilsen’s residents and is set to grow again in 2015.

Festival of Light The Festival of Light will illuminate the Pilsen winter in February. At eight locations in the zone between the Depot and Pilsner Urquell, light installations, mapping, luminous objects and interactive applications will await walkers taking a pleasant stroll along the Radbuza River, helping them to get through the gloomiest days of the year. We are working on the festival programme with the Prague Signal Festival, ranked among the top ten European light art festivals by The Guardian. 20 – 21 February

Containers to the World

Foster the City

In 2013, Containers to the World became the ultimate event enlivening public space in the Czech Republic. Dozens of storage containers cropped up during May and June across a total of seven cities, the aim being to bring life back to the streets and attract attention to places that have been left untended. Streets, squares and parks are not supposed to serve as mere passageways. On the contrary, as the organisers see it, it is right here where the social, cultural and political life currently concealed behind the walls of houses should be happening. The containers should become small meeting centres linking lifeless locations and breathing life into them; they should expose the potential need of the given place for a facility such as a café, a cinema or a music club. Ideally, they might stay there permanently and serve as, for example, a unique coffee shop. Organised by: k světu.

For life in the city to be of good quality, it is important that residents care about where and how they live. This is precisely what Foster the City aims to do: to improve the perception of public space, mobilise citizens to take up its transformation and upkeep, and encourage cooperation among citizens, the city’s administration and experts. The principal tool of the programme is an open call, the aim of which is gathering meaningful suggestions from citizens as to how to enhance public spaces around Pilsen and help implement those of the greatest benefit. With the help of Pilsen’s residents and volunteers from around the world as well as local non-profit organisations, there has been the successful implementation of, for example, the renovation of the Forgotten Garden in Lochotín, the transformation of the U Ježíška Mound and the construction and installation of deckchairs and a dance floor in the park ring. The international work camp focused on the renovation of the former Municipal River Baths turned out to be one of the major events of 2014. Some other suggestions have already been implemented by the city itself. A grant programme supporting

Pilsen May – June


the selected ideas will, in the course of 2014, enable the realisation of works enhancing the area around the railway stop by the ice hockey arena and the neighbourhood cleaning of the springs in Roudná. For several months now, a special Closet offering leisure equipment has been travelling around Pilsen. In this and the next year, we can also look forward to a map of little sacral treasures and works of art from the era of socialism, outdoor games in the natural setting of the České údolí valley and lawns studded with early blooming bulbs in the spring of 2015. Further great suggestions will subsequently be appraised within the new open call for Foster the City 2014/2015. Even those suggestions which have not been selected for implementation have not been forgotten. They are transferred into the hands of the city’s administration, which may use them as inspiration or may make use of them in other projects of Pilsen 2015. An important facet of Foster the City is also educating citizens on the subject of public space and architecture; every year, there are dozens of lectures, seminars and guided tours taking place as part of this initiative.


Programme  2nd Flagship Project   Public Space

Creative Democratic School: Foster the City


Even children should learn to perceive public space as a part of their lives, realise their responsibility for it and, at the same time, learn to master democratic decision-making processes. These seemingly simple foundations form the basis of the joint programme of the Centre for Community Organising West Bohemia and Pilsen 2015 called the Creative Democratic School: Foster the City. Its point is simple. School teams pick a site of public space which in their opinion is worth transforming and propose a possible solution, including a budget. During the process, they are helped by the project organisers, architects and other specialists. The schoolchildren visit authorities and communicate with land owners. They try to win the backing of local citizens living around the selected area to support their activities. There is no project development without compromising and democratic decision-making. The project has been running since 2012, and over the two years it has received applications from nineteen teams from twelve Pilsen schools. The first year generated two projects which are already headed towards implementation. Representatives of Masaryk Elementary School continue their support for the Dominican Order, helping with the work in the Convent Garden on Jiráskovo náměstí (Jirásek Square) which is planned to be open to the public. The proposal of the team of the 21st Elementary School concerning the re-development of their school-front area has been elaborated on thanks to an experimental competition involving the collaboration of teams of architects with the school’s pupils. A part of the proposed adjustments is expected to be implemented as early as in the academic year 2014/2015. From the second year of the programme, applicants who intend to carry on in their projects include students of the Church Grammar School Pilsen, who proposed a transformation of the underpass at the Main Railway Station and the promotion of busking in Pilsen, and students of the Secondary School of Information Technology and Financial Services (SŠINFIS) with their plan of renovating a wall enclosing their school premises.

European Neighbours' Day

Zen Pilsen: The City as an Exhibition The fact that art has the power to change our world has been well understood for a long time. Another known truth is that if we routinely pass through an unappealing or even unsafe place over a long period, we grow accustomed to it, eventually perceiving it as a common part of our lives. The intention of The City as an Exhibition is to expose the neglected and shabby places in the centre of Pilsen and draw attention to them through the use of artistic interventions. In the period from April to October 2015, a variety of artistic interventions will gradually animate a total of seven locations around Pilsen. The public can look forward to playful installations responding to the genius loci of the given environment. A group under the leadership of Rostislav Koryčánek as curator (who, besides other things, implemented the Brno project Sculptures in the Streets) will enter the Pilsen space to try and use their artistic intervention to showcase the problematic locations in a new light. Every month, a part of the city centre will thus be transformed and the artistic interventions will gradually accumulate in the city’s “interiors”. Six city points will be shaped by top-class professional artists; one location will be attended to by students of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art. Artists: Matěj Al-Ali, Prof. Jiří Beránek, Petr Dub, Pavel Karous, Eva Koťátková, Dominik Lang, Michal Moravčík, Tomáš Moravec, Michal Pěchouček, Pavla Scéranková, Michal Šeba, Benedikt Tolar, Dušan Zahoranský, Martin Zet. April – October

Come and meet your neighbours! That is the motto of European Neighbours' Day. In its first year, the event took place on 31st May 2014, when this neighbourhood festivity replaced Melina Mercouri Day, which, annually from 2010 – the first year of the candidacy, would on one Saturday in June turn busy Americká Avenue into a pedestrian boulevard animated with culture. But Pilsen is not confined to the city centre alone and many organisations and associations operate in the separate urban districts, so why not use their help and enliven the entire city? This idea was at the heart of the inception of a new feast of neighbours, one which has been emerging across Europe for the last couple of decades. The first-year programme offered day-long activities including guided tours through urban districts, a rich afternoon programme prepared by more than 20 local organisations within epicentres scattered across Pilsen and an evening devoted primarily to neighbourhood festivities. This significant innovation consisted of a call trying to involve all Pilseners who could prepare dinner with their neighbours right in the streets in front of their houses. Over 5,000 Pilseners joined the day-long programme in 2014. European Neighbours' Day is an excellent opportunity to promote activities and skills in the place where you live. Also, 2015 will see us opening a call for the implementation of the focal points of the programme and for the involvement of those active and interested from the ranks of the general public. In the meantime, you can look forward to our continued support during the neighbourhood dinners prepared by you yourselves. So, if you fancy joining the neighbourly atmosphere, remember to keep an eye out for our participation calls and set aside the last weekend in May. 29 – 30 May


Programme  2nd Flagship Project   Public Space

Landscape restoration in the Czech-German borderlands of Výškovice / Wischkowitz


The territory stretching along the Czech-German border, in the heart of Europe settled and cultivated since time immemorial, is a place where Czechs and Germans have lived together for many centuries. The events of World War II, the expulsion of the native population after the war and the subsequent communist regime in the former Czechoslovakia brought an interruption to the natural ongoing development of the territory. Pilsen 2015 is creating a space for opening a discussion on what to do next with this land, its cultural landscape and its people. This means seeking ideas to find a way to revive this landscape, to make it once more a home to its inhabitants. And this issue is far from limited to just the Czech-German landscape. Abandonment of the countryside is a pan-European problem. The international landscaping call resonated with stakeholders around the world. The village of Výškovice/Wischkowitz by Chodová Planá (Kuttenplan) is our model territory. In June 2014, a workshop took place for the best five teams selected by an international committee. The best Land Art project will be implemented in 2015 right in Výškovice; a travelling exhibition is under preparation as well as round tables, as we are going to be discussing the issue with the public. The project will culminate in a conference held between 14 and 17 May 2015, open to everyone interested in landscape and landscape architecture in the Czech-German borderlands. Our aim is to establish a close cross-border collaboration, to find friends and collaborators to join us in a collective effort to address the issues of settlement and landscape management. We live in the same region, we breathe the same air, and we share the same rivers. We want to have a collective think about the further development of the countryside and its cultural and social aspects as well as the values of cultural landscape. The project has the support of the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Objective 3 Czech Republic – Free State of Bavaria.

Patronage of the project has been assumed by the Czech Chamber of Architects (ČKA), the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), the Federation of German Landscape Architects (BDLA), Oberpfalz Bezirk, District Cham, CIVILSCAPE and ILBA. Partners of the project are Bayerischer Landesverein für Heimatpflege e.V. and the town of Chodová Planá.

Islands of Land Art The rare character of the West Bohemian landscape needs to be talked about. We need to talk about a landscape which is entirely unique, with all the traces of human existence in the local unique natural environment. Within the processes made possible to launch thanks to the European Capital of Culture project, an opportunity presents itself to do a great deal of good for the landscape, and not just from a cultural point of view. Even in economic terms, this is capital on which we can live and trade in today’s world. It is just important to grasp and apply the entire idea of a return to our roots correctly. The basis of the project is St. George Park in Pilsen at the confluence of the Úslava and Berounka Rivers, where in 2015 international Land Art residencies will be held, with the aim of drawing attention to the place and its cultural, historical, environmental and social importance. Other islands will be created in the landscape of the towns of Nečtiny, Planá, and Dýšina near Pilsen. In these locations, children are being involved through workshops aimed at developing creativity in kids whilst drawing attention to the problems of the given location.

Defunct and Endangered Churches The “Defunct and Endangered Churches” project has formed part of the European Capital of Culture 2015 since 2012. Due to artistic interventions of Prof. Jiří Beránek and his students at the sculpture studio of Ladislav Sutnar Arts and Design Faculty, churches in Otín u Plané, Luková u Manětína, Všekary and Branišov and last year also Loreta u Týnce and Pořejov u Tachova have been made accessible for the public. Another four will be opened up in November 2014. The climax of the project in 2015 should be the new pilgrimage route connecting twenty sacral places the former regime condemned to demise. These derelict or completely destroyed buildings have been chosen from among 122 desolate church constructions within the Pilsen diocese. The number of intentionally derelict buildings in the Pilsen Region is terrifying but the aim of the project is not, and could not even be, their complete restoration or renovation. The significance of these places today lies in something else. Despite their troubled fate they keep memories.


Hidden City

Hidden City An unconventional guide to Pilsen

Programme  3rd Flagship Project   Hidden City


From the outset, the idea has been to provide the residents of Pilsen and their guests with a mobile application to guide them through the unfamiliar secluded places of Pilsen, telling them about stories somewhat forgotten and showing them the city from an unexpected perspective. Working on the guide brings us together with many people, those who witnessed the past and active citizens, as well as archives, making Hidden City one of the projects generating the strongest collaborative engagement of Pilsen’s residents. To help discover the hidden identity of Pilsen, there will be also the Pilsen Family Photo Album exhibition and a programme of guided tours around the city led by those who still remember, by anthropologists or even by you. Get involved!

Hidden City is an unconventional guide to Pilsen filled with stories, memories and interesting encounters. The curious explorer will be taken through surprising recesses of Pilsen’s history and present. The guide will present us with a cocktail of themes, events, places and personalities, and will demonstrate that there is more to Pilsen than meets the eye. Pilsen does have stories to tell; it is abounding with contrasts and mirrors the history of not just our country but Europe as a whole. While working on Hidden City, we collected stories from the ordinary lives of Pilseners and looked for notable places and the specific cultural and social aspects of the city. We looked into the past as well as the present in order to create an interactive map available on the web and a mobile application encouraging the user to discover and experience the city. The interactive map will bring the visitor to particular places attached to significant events and powerful human stories; places with a unique memory which are, however, known just a little or not at all. The mobile app will offer everyone the opportunity to get into the shoes of nine different Pilseners and walk through the city looking through their eyes, meeting the people these Pilseners meet, seeing what they see, visiting their favourite haunts. The individual characters represent different views of the city. Decide for yourself whom you want to be your guide. Maybe you will find Johnny the Škoda Worker (Honza Škodovák) interesting; he has been working at Škoda since graduating from his apprenticeship and is an accomplished expert on the history of the Škoda Works. Architect Martina is a perfectionist – she is

interested in creative ideas and their rendering. She knows virtually every house of significance in her native Pilsen. Tommy the Veteran, on the other hand, recalls the wartime period in his stories, the liberation of Pilsen and changes over time. You can also choose to explore the city through the eyes of the artist Veronica, who will mainly show visitors the cultural side of Pilsen. After years spent on maternity leave, she is looking forward to implementing her own project, in the process also encouraging others to embark on creative activities. The interactive map is available at www.mapa. You can look forward to the launch of the mobile application in spring 2015. It will be available at Apart from stories and routes, the app will also offer some quite handy tourist information. Partners: The Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of the University of West Bohemia (FF ZČU), the Pilsen City Library, Archiv města Plzně (the Archives of the City of Pilsen), Starý most s.r.o., Český rozhlas (Czech Radio), MF Dnes, Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s. (Pilsner Urquell), Plzeň zastávka, the urban districts Městská část Plzeň 1, Městská část Plzeň 2, Městská část Plzeň 3, Městská část Plzeň 4, the Faculty of Design and Art (FUD), the Faculty of Cybernetics, the Department of Sociology,, the West Bohemian Museum, Státní oblastní archiv (State Regional Archives), Paseka Publishers, the J. K. Tyl Theatre, ABS – Security Services Archive, Totem – Regional th for Volunteering, Maják Plzně (Pilsen Lighthouse)

The Hospitality of Pilsen Residents revealing Pilsen to you The Hospitality of Pilsen project offers citizens an opportunity to present to visitors the city where they live, their customs and their culture. They are encouraged to invite visitors to their homes or workplaces, buy them a beer or invite them to a tasting of local specialities, take them for a walk around their neighbourhood or tell them about their own city experiences. Neighbourhood strolls will be arranged for Pilsen’s citizens on the first Saturday of every

month, starting in March 2015. Those interested will be taken to places outside the city centre, among residents, to housing development areas, to places an ordinary tourist has no opportunity to visit. They will discover the memories and identities of the individual urban districts. We will ride through some of them on bikes or scooters, mention some iconic Pilsen bars or prepare a fun stroll for kids as well as a walk focused on discovering Pilsen from the viewpoint of people with disabilities. The project is committed to a sustainable form of tourism, the social and economic benefits of which directly target local residents. With this in mind, another part of the programme will include the offer of accommodation. A visitor to Pilsen will be able to stay with selected residents around the city, granting an excellent opportunity to discover the given location, the community, the customs and the lives of the local residents. Neighbourhood dinners will also be organised in a similar fashion, accompanied by narrations about the local cuisine, its traditions and culinary methods. Visitors will be able to taste and compare, gaining an even deeper insight into the history and tradition of Pilseners. They will also be able to choose souvenirs from a unique range collaboratively created by a designer and the residents, capturing the distinctive character of the city and its culture.

PAM The Pilsen Architecture Manual is a younger sibling of the more famous Brno Architecture Manual, an interactive guide to interesting city architecture. A database of over 140 of the most significant architectural objects and construction complexes of the first half of the 20th century is being created in Pilsen. These objects are linked to three trails which will guide you through the historic core of the city and the wider city centre, the southern suburbs and Bezovka. The backbone of the project connecting these individual trails is a special Loosian line connecting the places where interiors designed by Adolf Loos and his associates were installed. To find out more, please visit


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Programme  4th Flagship Project   Imagination Factories

Imagination Factories


There are at least five industrial estates in Pilsen which will open to the public in 2015, doubling as places dedicated to art: The Pilsner Urquell Brewery invites you to come for concerts at the Visitor Centre or enjoy tours and stories connected with the craft of brewing; a cutting-edge science centre and planetarium has been created within the premises of Škoda Pilsen; the culture centre Pap–rna is expanding in the compound of Papírna (the paper mill); and the former depot of the Pilsen City Transport Company is undergoing a transformation into the creative zone of DEPO2015 – Creative Business Support Centre, one of the largest exhibition venues in Pilsen. A lot of determination is also being channelled into the completion of the reconstruction transforming Světovar into a cultural centre. We are working to demonstrate that the success of Pilsen as a city of industry is connected with an environment that nurtures openness, creativity, art and education. In April 2015, we will kick things off with the DOMUS exhibition at the DEPO2015, which should become a year-round place of pilgrimage for visitors to Pilsen. Pap-rna will offer an exhibition called Mud, Misery and Bohemians (Bahno, bída, bohémové) presenting the fate of the citizens of the town of Stod on their journey to New Zealand as well as a range of new independent projects. We believe that you will all share a picture from your family photo album so that you can come and see the exhibition called Pilsen Family Photo Album at DEPO2015. DEPO2015 will offer also a range of concerts and theatrical pieces presenting individual cultures from Europe and beyond.

Domus The pilgrimage site of design The story of this exhibition comes from the idea of creating, in a city context, a contemporary parallel and a kind of a symbolic starting point for journeys to the blissful excitement of the Baroque gems in the Pilsen Region. The magical space of the glass-walled hall for heavy equipment repairs at the DEPO2015 will witness the creation of a unique installation and a spatial sculpture by four inspiring personalities of contemporary European design. The German author Werner Aisslinger works with a sketch of an enclosed meditation space; Jiří Příhoda will be changing the perspective from which the space and the entire exhibition installation is viewed; other grand inventive objects are being prepared by Henry Wielgus with Jan Plecháč, and Maxim Velčovský. From April through to December 2015, we are creating one of the major visual projects of the European Capital of Culture at the DEPO2015, which looks into the future. The Domus installation invites you to experience something different to a mere exhibition: it’s an invitation to savour the enchanting quality of the rich morphology of a physical space and to be immersed in meditation surrounded by beauty. DEPO2015 22 April – 31 December


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Pilsen Family Photo Album A Paradise between Four Rivers Everyone has some pictures saved at home, capturing their holidays, cottages, family, friends, favourite places: images describing episodes of our lives, private pictures which in a way describe the lives of us all. What these shots illustrate, though, is not just our private life. They reveal also the life of Pilsen. The Pilsen Family Photo Album offers an opportunity to create a collective album from our individual albums, an album of the lives of Pilsen’s residents, a collective picture of the city of Pilsen. From autumn 2014 until June 2015, residents will be able to scan their photos at various points around the city, such as at branches of the Pilsen City Library and the Meeting Point, or, alternatively, send them directly to the web gallery of the project: Two exhibitions will be compiled from the photos, set in the premises of the Pilsen Depot. The first exhibition, subtitled Hidden City, will showcase the outcomes of the first stage of the gathering of photos from residents of Pilsen and display materials retrieved from Pilsen archives and student works. The exhibition will also be accompanied by discussions and presentations of the Hidden City project. The final exhibition called A Paradise between Four Rivers will present a vast selection of the family photos collected. Partners: The Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of the University of West Bohemia (FF ZČU), West Bohemian Museum, the Pilsen City Library, Archiv města Plzně (the Archives of the City of Pilsen), the Czech News Agency (ČTK)

The Depot on Cukrovarská Street will be given a new raison d'être in 2015, a fresh start which is also the perfect moment for the work of Čestmír Suška (*1952, a sculptor from the group Tvrdohlaví – Hardheads) to take the floor. Suška has been working in recent years with discarded metal objects, transforming them into sculptures which, besides the customary audience, will also captivate the general public. Nowadays, Čestmír Suška is a globally renowned sculptor. In 2012, there was a retrospective exhibition of his works at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and 2015 will see his exhibition being a part of the opening of a new phase in the existence of the DEPO2015 creative zone. Other events, courses and guided tours will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition has both an exterior and interior part. The objects outside will roll in all directions around the depot yard, staying here to become a part of the other scheduled events. The interior part will explain the background of the whole project and present some smaller objects. The exhibition is co-financed by the Pilsen Region, Plzeň 2015 o.p.s. and sponsors., Organised by: Bubec Studio and Pilsen 2015 DEPO2015 26 April – 31 December

Hidden City, DEPO2015 16 April – 17 July


A Paradise between Four Rivers, DEPO2015 20 October – January 2016


Programme  5th Flagship Project   Jiří Trnka

Jiří Trnka


The Flagship Project Jiří Trnka and the World of Animation presents the art and craft of puppetry and film animation from their origins to the most modern forms.

Together with the Ministry of Culture and the National Film Archive, Pilsen 2015 will present the digitised form of Trnka’s Old Czech Legends as part of the festival Finále Plzeň in the year 2015. The colour puppet film based on the book “Ancient Bohemian Legends” by Alois Jirásek includes legends about the forefather Čech, Bivoj, The Maidens' War, Libuše and Přemysl, Horymír, Čestmír and The Lucan Wars. The restoration will allow the film to be shown in digitised cinemas, with a broad distribution both in the Czech Republic and abroad, in a form as close as possible to the original one seen by audiences during the first cinema release of the film. Through the restoration of Trnka’s film, Pilsen 2015 will help to permanently reduce the debt the Czech Republic has in the preservation of its national film heritage. You will be able to try animation and using the new technologies for yourself – whether by participating in workshops and festival editorials of the festival Animánie or in courses organised by the House of Digital Skills. The accompanying programme for both of the exhibitions will also be rich.


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Jiří Trnka’s Studio

Garden 2

Although Jiří Trnka is considered to be one of the most important personalities of European animated film, and one whose contribution influenced the history of art, his work has not yet been presented in a complex and suitably representative form. The exhibition entitled Jiří Trnka’s Studio intends to repay the debt owed to such a significant artist. The exhibition, which will be displayed at the same time in the Gallery of the City of Pilsen and the Gallery of Jiří Trnka, has been created on the basis of an author’s concept of the son of Jiří Trnka, Jan Trnka. Jiří Trnka’s Studio will become a comprehensive exhibition of original works by Jiří Trnka, relating to the key creative chapters of this famous native of Pilsen. This collection of unique, yetto-be exhibited works of Trnka overlaps various art disciplines and genres. The exhibition covers Trnka’s film, illustration, painting, graphic, sculpture and theatre works. The collection will be thus consist of film puppets, film and technical scripts, theatre puppets, theatre designs, illustrations, images, graphics, sculptures, plastics, photographs, props and decorations. Interactive elements of the exhibition will aim to give visitors a sense of the place where Tranka’s work used to be created, to give the feeling of being in touch with the creations and, at the same time, to offer an opportunity to try out the techniques in practice. The exhibition will also feature Kinoautomat with extracts from Trnka’s films. Author: Jan Trnka; collaboration on the script: Jakub Hora; curatorial concept: Marcel Fisher, Michaela Mertová; architect: Peter Fuchs; writer and artist of AV projections: Jan Trnka; director of AV projections: Noro Držiak. The exhibition shows Jiří Trnka not only as an artist but also as a man. Based on the concept of memories and opinions of Jiří Trnka and his family, it covers Trnka's whole life story, including both serious and light-hearted moments.

What would it be like to meet the heroes from the fairy tale The Garden by Jiří Trnka? The answer to this question can be easily obtained at the exhibition called Trnka’s Garden 2, which has been prepared by Jan and Matyáš Trnka. The installation is distributed into six rooms presenting all the significant characters and storylines of the book. The only ones you will not meet are the Boys, because you will become one of them for a while. In so doing, you and your children will become part of the adventure. The creators of the scenario respect the author; however, they are aware that a mere transfer of the characters into the space would not be adequate. Therefore, they have tried to revive the installation through using contemporary instruments in order to better reach out to the younger generation. Each room is different and has its own unique atmosphere. The authors place an emphasis on interactivity, attractiveness and action, with many animations and audio-visual effects. You will be able to see the evil cat for yourself and hear the whale reciting poems backwards; you can also witness elephants giving circus performances or look into the hollow head of a dwarf. More information can be found at

Gallery of the City of Pilsen and Jiří Trnka Gallery Republic Square 17 January – 10 May

West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen 26 February – 24 May


Programme  6th Flagship Project   Gottfried Lindauer

Gottfried Lindauer The story of Gottfried Lindauer inspired the West Bohemian Gallery to realise this unique exhibition, for the first time bringing around 40 portraits of Maoris from the late 19th century from New Zealand to Europe. The emigration of Czechs to New Zealand is also presented in the interactive exhibition in Pap-rna, prepared by Pavel Anděl as part of an investigation into the fate of Stod’s inhabitants. Due to the fact that one of the main themes of the project Pilsen 2015 is “Transit and Minorities”, we asked eight contemporary painters to use the work of Lindauer as an inspiration and to prepare a separate exhibition of portraits of minorities living with us in Pilsen.

Gottfried Lindauer, Pilsen painter of New Zealand Maoris Gottfried Lindauer (1839–1926) is an artist with a remarkable life story who has, nevertheless, been waiting until now for a full appreciation of his work. The West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen is organising the first retrospective exhibition of this Pilsen native, who left to New Zealand in 1874 and created a unique collection of portraits of the Maori population there which has since been considered to be part of the local national heritage. Lindauer himself ranks among the most popular painters of the colonial period in New Zealand. Gottfried Lindauer is one of the few painters who, having had a European academic training, left the old continent and started developing his talent and career in an unfamiliar environment of nonEuropean culture. The West Bohemian Gallery will display 44 Maori portraits at the exhibition 44 Maori, loaned exclusively from the Auckland Art Gallery and complemented by works created on Czech soil before the painter left overseas (portraits of Pilsen burghers and the CyrilMethodius series from Valašské Klobouky). West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen 6 May – 20 September



Programme  6th Flagship Project   Gottfried Lindauer

Mud, Misery and Bohemians In 1863, 83 inhabitants of Stod, a town near Pilsen, decided to move to New Zealand. The project Mud, Misery and Bohemians tells the story about what led to such a rough journey, how they survived, what was waiting for them in their dream country and how they managed to do the impossible – to build a new village in the middle of wilderness and loads of pervasive mud. The mysterious captain Martin Krippner has not been forgotten. He was the impetus behind the whole journey and played a vital role in the history of the Czech-German community in New Zealand. In cooperation with the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, another epic interactive exhibition is being prepared in Pilsen, and perhaps even in Stod itself, to commemorate the exodus of the former Stod inhabitants. Using film projections, historical objects, real memories and a distinctive artistic concept, it will recall long outlived emotions. The project includes the creation of a comic book version of the story. Organised by: EALLIN TV, LLC, in cooperation with the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen Pap–rna April – June

Face of Pilsen Inspired by the exhibition of paintings by Gottfried Lindauer in the West Bohemian Gallery, the Community Gallery in Lochotín will host an exhibition of portraits of Pilsen foreigners and minorities by contemporary painters, based on meetings of the artists with representatives of these communities. These portraits have been promised by Jan Mikulka, Jan Uldrych, Alžběta Josefi, Zdeněk Trs, Tomáš Němec and Aleš Brázdil. June – July



Programme  7th Flagship Project   The Baroque Beauty of West Bohemia


The Baroque Beauty of West Bohemia The Pilsen Region abounds with Baroque treasures; it was the meeting place of the architects Santini and Dietzenhofer. The Baroque landscape has its unique atmosphere and the churches, monasteries and cities are awaiting new visitors. The festival 9 Weeks of Baroque brings a unique opportunity to encounter Baroque and contemporary culture in the environment of Baroque monuments, with the aim of creating a brand out of West Bohemian Baroque which will attract visitors from all over Europe.

9 Weeks of Baroque Experience Baroque with All Your Senses Smells, tastes, music, buildings, paintings and the Baroque landscape await you during 9 summer weeks in 9 areas of the Pilsen Region. A phenomenal complex of Baroque monuments will play the main role during a great summer festival. Visitors can look forward to Baroque Nights with historic fireworks and top-class music productions accompanied by, among other things, exquisite Czech cuisine. Visitors will be offered the selection of the TOP 63 places which represent the best of the Bohemian Baroque and are “must-sees”. Each week-long term will focus on a single area. The start is symbolically dedicated to the area of Nepomuk/Spálené Poříčí – the cradle of St. John of Nepomuk, the most famous Czech saint, whose myth has its origins in the Baroque period. The next week will be focused on the Klatovy region. The main topics here are the Jesuits and the miraculous Madonna Klatovská. Chotěšov/Přeštice is the third area presented, located at a junction of pilgrim paths and another miraculous Madonna – Divotvůrkyně Přeštická. The area of Tachov/Planá invites us on a journey towards springs and a Baroque pilgrimage. The Domažlice area is associated with the tradition of the Chods (Chodové), a still lively folklore with Baroque roots. The Stříbro/Kladruby area is dominated by its unique monastery Kladruby, just now celebrating the nine hundredth anniversary of its foundation, as well as by Baroque castles. You can encounter dozens of Santini's stars in the form of unique buildings in the area of Plasy/Mariánská Týnice/Radnice. A landscape of Baroque statues awaits you in the area of Nečtiny and Manětín, decorated by the pearl

in its centre – Manětín Chateau. The festival will be concluded by the programme in the area of Sušice, in the countryside under the wings of the Guardian Angel. From Monday to Wednesday and on Sundays, individual areas will come to life thanks to the various programmes of our organising partners. The main programme will be prepared every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, taking place at the most significant sights and places. In addition to the aforementioned Baroque nights, visitors will be able to enjoy the main musical programme. Audiences will be offered several large musical events, concerts, operas and masses performed by the best Czech music ensembles engaging in so-called authentic, as well as modern interpretations. Foremost of the most significant events will be the renewed world premiere of the Baroque coronation opera by J. J. Fux “Costanza e fortezza” at the historically accurate replica of the wooden Baroque theatre (Musica Florea & Theatrum floreum, Světce Riding School in Tachov), “Mass in B Minor” by J. S. Bach (Collegium 1704, Kladruby Monastery), the Baroque puppet opera by F. Cavalli “La Calisto” (Collegium Marianum & Buchty a loutky, Zelená Hora at Nepomuk), the oratorio “Messiah” by G. F. Händel (Czech Ensemble Baroque, Manětín) and “Water Music” by the same composer (Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Kozel Chateau), and the renewed world premiere of “Requiem” by the Dobřany native J. J. I. Brentner, whose music spread through Jesuit missions as far afield as Argentina and Bolivia (Ensemble Inégal, Přeštice).

Nepomuk / Spálené Poříčí 29 June – 5 July Klatovy region 6 – 12 July Chotěšov / Dobřany / Přeštice 13 – 19 July Tachov / Planá 20 – 26 July Konstantinovy Lázně / Stříbro 27 July – 2 August Domažlice 3 – 9 August Plasy / Mariánská Týnice / Radnice 10 – 16 August Manětín / Nečtiny / Rabštejn 17 – 23 August Sušice 24 – 30 August


Programme  7th Flagship Project   The Baroque Beauty of West Bohemia

Costanza e fortezza


The Baroque coronation opera by J. J. Fux and P. Pariati will be performed on a wooden, historically accurate copy of the theatre stage of Florea Theatrum, based on unique construction technology from the peak of the Baroque era in accordance with stage design parameters in Český Krumlov, Litomyšl and the Swedish Royal Palace in Drottningholm. The renewed world premiere of this opera, the first since its one-off performance in the year 1723 during the coronation of Charles VI as Czech King in Jelení příkop (Deer Ditch) at Prague Castle, will be set in the unique premises of the Světce Riding School in Tachov. It is an example of contemporary European culture being shared within the field of culture as well as research and science. The music will be played by the world's most renowned Czech music ensemble of authentic interpretation, Musica Florea, and the best soloists of the Czech music scene, led by Marek Štryncl. The accompanying dance will be performed by the respected Ensemble Hartig under the guidance of Helena Kazárová, a specialist in Baroque dance and gestures. The festival’s partners are Brána Jízdárny otevřená (The Opened Gate of the Riding School), the Municipal Cultural Centre of Tachov and the town of Tachov. Světce Riding School in Tachov 31 July


Programme  8th Flagship Project   Festivals and The Cultural Wealth of Pilsen


Festivals and the Cultural Wealth of Pilsen Pilsen can boast many significant and high-quality cultural institutions which are engaged in the programme of the European Capital of Culture Pilsen 2015: the Theatre of J. K. Tyl with its modern New Theatre and the programme of the European Theatre Season, further productions and the rich programme of the Festival Theatre; the Alfa Theatre with a special edition of the festival Skupa’s Pilsen; the Gallery of the City of Pilsen with exhibitions of Jiří Trnka, Ladislav Sutnar and contemporary artists; the West Bohemian Gallery with its series of exhibitions also mentioned among the Flagship Projects; the West Bohemian Museum with new permanent exhibits, as well as a rich programme of exhibitions at its various branches; the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra with special concerts and an extended programme of The Smetana Days Festival; the Pilsen City Library cooperates on literary events; the Education and Research Library hosts exhibitions and projects; and the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of

West Bohemia presents exhibitions and educational programmes. Pilsen’s cultural wealth is also increasing in its independent scene, where every evening comes alive in music clubs and non-profit organisations such as Johan, Pap–rna, Zastávka, Divadlo pod lampou (Theatre under the Lamp), Envic, Žonglér and Ledovec, as well as festivals such as Lively Street, Summer of Theatre under the Pilsen Sky and many others. All of these organisations and many more are involved in preparation of the programme for the European Capital of Culture, demonstrating the long journey to Europe the city has had to undertake during the project’s preparation. These are the institutions and actions that will carry the legacy of the European Capital of Culture into the future. Open your heart to them and enjoy a rich programme in their company!


Programme  8th Flagship Project   Festivals and The Cultural Wealth of Pilsen


International Festival Theatre

Film Festival Finále

Over the past twenty one years the International Festival Theatre has earned a reputation as a significant Central European theatre festival and has created a platform for regular meetings of theatre cultures and artists from both European and non-European countries. The Festival Theatre has presented more than 150 artistic bodies from 20 countries. The festival primarily strives to present outstanding foreign productions and, at the same time, show domestic productions with a wide range of themes, styles and genres. The domestic part of the programme is conceived to showcase Czech dramatic theatre. The festival provides translations (captioning) into English and offers consultations and materials to foreign guests in order to choose suitable productions for international festivals. In so doing, it significantly helps to promote Czech theatre abroad. The accompanying events include, beside exhibitions and discussions, workshops for students of tertiary vocational schools such as the Workshop of Theatre Photography and the international Videoworkshop. Organised by: International Festival Theatre

Finále Pilsen is an annual film festival presenting new Czech and Slovak feature films and documentaries. Candidates to win the festival prizes, the Golden Kingfishers, will this year also include Czech and Slovak television workers. Industry Days, designated for film professionals, will be an additional part of the festival. The programme is traditionally enhanced also by a section focused on the cinematography of a European country. The entire film week is then supplemented by retrospectives of major film personalities, exceptional achievements of Czech cinematography and forums with the filmmakers. 2015 will already be the 28th season of the festival Finále Pilsen. In 2015, the festival will be further extended to Peklo, where visitors can enjoy a special programme entitled the Long Night of Short Films, held on 29 April. Organised by: Dominik Centre, LLC

The Great Theatre, The New Theatre, Theatre Alfa, DEPO2015, Pap-rna and other locations 9 – 17 September

Summer of Theatre under the Pilsen Sky Summer of Theatre under the Pilsen Sky is an original theatre festival, every year playing host to new drama productions tailor-made for one of the beautiful outdoor areas in the centre of Pilsen. For seven summer seasons already, actors from Pilsen theatres have been meeting up with their colleagues from Prague and elsewhere. The dramaturgy of the festival focuses on light and fun summer comedies from classic playwrights. Audiences have already been able to see, for example, the Three Musketeers by A. Dumas, the Government Inspector by N. V. Gogol and Shakespeare’s Love's Labour's Lost. In 2015, the festival will offer a brand new production directed by Peter Svojtka, a reprise of Goldoni’s Liar from 2014, and several new additions, including The Summer of Dance under the Pilsen Sky. This project has been created in cooperation with the organisations PaNaMo, Tanec Praha and Pilsen 2015, and will showcase the already established performance of M. Vacovská, L. Dusilová and the Spitfire Company, and DAMÚZY titled One Step before the Fall. It will also include a performance by actors and dancers of The Summer of Theatre led by the choreographer Adéla Stodolová and the director Vilém Dubnička. Another new feature will be the live broadcast of Goldoni’s Liar on the Square, in towns in the Pilsen Region far from theatres, in larger cities in the Czech Republic and, thanks to cooperation with Czech Centres, also abroad. Organised by: PaNaMo Pilsen City Centre 28 June – 24 July

Měšťanská beseda 26 April – 2 May

Pilsen Tunes The festival of choral singing Pilsen Tunes (Plzeňské Notování) is trying to establish space to present choral music of different genres, arrange meetings of choirs and introduce choir singing to the general public. The festival is unique in being professionally evaluated but, at the same time, a non-competitive show. Pilsen Tunes, organised by the mixed choir Canticorum from Pilsen, offers an opportunity primarily for junior or less experienced choirs that do not have the possibility to perform at major festivals. At the same time, it presents music stars and experienced choirs from the Pilsen Region, or possibly from the whole Czech Republic or from abroad. The show also includes a choral workshop, where all participants practise a common song which they sing together at the final ceremony and which will become the symbolic closing of the entire festival. The audience will be able to listen not only to classical music and modern styles but also to a variety of modifications to spirituals, jazz and swing songs, songs from popular music and unusual techniques, such as overtone singing. House of Music, Měšťanská beseda (City Clubhouse) 29 – 30 May


Programme  8th Flagship Project   Festivals and The Cultural Wealth of Pilsen

Smetana Days 2015

Concert Tips

The international festival Smetana Days has ranked among the most important cultural events held in Pilsen for more than thirty years. Listeners can enjoy masterpieces in both traditional and new contexts, and new music pieces performed by major ensembles and leading artists of the domestic and foreign scene. Interdisciplinary, the concept from the very beginning of the festival in the form of a scientific symposium dedicated to the issue of Czech culture of the 19th century, still remains the basis of the festival. An integral part of the festival is the connection of artistic, literary and dramatic areas, as well as the involvement of Pilsen creators and performers. The main theme of the 35th season will be the phenomenon of coexistence between Austrians, Germans and Czechs in the context of Czech culture. Since 2013, the festival has been organised by the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra public benefit organisation. This year, the festival will offer a rich concert programme with great visiting symphony orchestras, solo recitals and crossover projects which combine the classics with contemporary music. Venue of the concerts: Měšťanská beseda ICity Clubhouse), House of Music, Choir of the Brethren Church in Pilsen, Gallery of the City of Pilsen, the Visitors’ Centre of Pilsen Urquell and more Organised by: Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra together with other partners (West Bohemian Gallery, West Bohemian Museum, etc.)

2 March, Měšťanská beseda, Opening Concert Staatskapelle Weimar, Catherine Manoukian (violin), Stefan Solyom (conductor)

2 – 29 March


3 March, ČRo (Czech Radio), Ensemble Musique Nouvelles (BE) – an evening of contemporary Belgian composers, Jean Paul Dessy (conductor) 5 March, Měšťanská beseda, Vivat Mozart! Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Hana Hložková (violin), Vít Hošek (viola), Lukáš Pavlíček (oboe), Jan Oblištil (clarinet), Václav Kapusta (bassoon), Kateřina Javůrková (French horn), Ronald Zollman (conductor) 19 March, Měšťanská beseda, Broadway Came to Us! Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Lindsey Falduto and Daniel Fosha (vocals), Carl Topilow (conductor) 23 March, House of Music, Prague Wind Octet Dinis Schemann (piano), Petr Nouzovský (cello) 24 March, House of Music, Schemann Klavierduo Jazz without Borders Pilsner fest The traditional celebration of the birth of the unique beer Pilsner Urquell. The birthday celebration of the first batch of Pilsner Urquell offers music and an accompanying programme inspired by the history and production of this Pilsen lager. The famous Pilsner beer was brewed for the first time on the 5th of October, 1842, by the brewer Josef Groll. The celebrations in the Pilsen brewery will commemorate the historical tradition of the brewing craft and show what lies behind the worldwide success of Pilsner lager. Organised by: Pilsen Urquell, joint-stock company courtyard of Pilsen Urquell 3 October

The festival Jazz without Borders searches for young jazz musicians and tries to develop their talent at workshops, performances and educational concerts and, at the same time, supports already seasoned Pilsen jazz musicians. Seminars of the Pilsen Jazz Club are prepared for those interested in the history of jazz. As a highlight, this international jazz festival brings together the best artists from all over the world – interpreters of various genres, ranging from traditional jazz to mainstream and avant garde. In addition to Pilsen, the festival also takes place in other cities of the Pilsen Region, Schönsee and Zwiesel. The partners of the project are the J. K. Tyl Theatre and the Conservatory in Pilsen, Sing- und Musikschule in Regensburg, Jazz and More in Deggendorf, Jazz Zirkel in Weiden and

the prestigious Glen Buschmann Jazzakademie in Dortmund. The main foreign partner of the project is the Jazz Club in Regensburg. During the past eight years, the festival Jazz without Borders has been visited by nine recipients of a total of twenty-four Grammy Awards. In 2015, the project will celebrate its tenth anniversary by featuring an important new addition, an international show of big bands. Organised by: Jazz without Borders October – November


Animánie International Folklore festival CIOFF

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Lively Street The multi-genre festival Lively Street – Pilsen Meetings follows the 18-year tradition of its predecessor, the festival On the Street, which over the course of its existence built up an excellent reputation throughout Pilsen. For three months, visitors of the festival will be able to enjoy 22 days full of music, theatre and a rich accompanying programme. The August programme of Lively Street is primarily dominated by music, which will be accompanied by theatrical performances (not only) for children. Lively Street also involves an event called Behind the Door is Pilsen! which comprises several days of echoes of the international festival of street theatre Behind the Door taking place in Proluka. Pilsen will thus be visited by some of the world’s leading performers of street theatre, presenting shows with dancing, acting and singing. The programme of the festival will continue until September, when it is rounded off by the Soup Festival. Admission to the event is free and the programme is also suitable for younger visitors. Organised by: ArtProm, LLC Behind the Door is Pilsen! Proluka, Šafaříkovy sady 13 – 19 July Lively Street Open scenes on Republic Square, Park Ring, Zach’s Pub 10 – 23 August


Since 1997, Pilsen has been a meeting place for lovers of folklore and folk art, each year attracting around twenty adult and children’s folklore groups from all over the Czech Republic and abroad, including participants from exotic countries. Since 2008, the festival has been a regular member of the prestigious worldwide organisation CIOFF®, acting under the framework of UNESCO. Individual festival events take place in the historic centre of the city, while part of the programme is situated in the picturesque environs of the towns Vrčeň, Dýšina and Konstantinovy Lázně. The main festival events are supported by a rich accompanying programme, including dance workshops for the public, educational concerts for schools, performances for seniors, art competitions for children and much more. Organised by: Plzeňská folklorní scéna, registered association U Branky 3 – 7 June

International Skupa’s Pilsen The traditional Biennial of the puppet theatre Skupa’s Pilsen is preparing a special international edition for the year 2015. From 3 to 6 September, Pilsen will host around three dozen foreign productions dedicated to puppetry and figurative theatre, showing the theme from many original points of view. Guests not only from neighbouring countries but also, for example, from Japan will join the event in the Alfa Theatre, the New Theatre and other places. 3 – 6 September 2015

Festival Akcent Festival Akcent creates a platform for art which crosses the boundaries between artistic creation, social issues and politics. Festival Akcent considers art as a unique means of communication, which is not limited to traditional consumers of art, theatregoers, galleries and concert halls. Festival Accent wants to provide space for documentary theatre, community art, social interventions and art in the public space, and to present activities which enter the realm of socially beneficial or socially critical activities by artistic means. Festival Akcent wants to promote a new approach to the function of art in the social context. The festival is produced by the Prague Archa Theatre with European partners and, during the years 2014 and 2015, some of the events of the festival will be also presented to audiences in Pilsen.

The year-round activities of Animánie consist of clubs and courses focusing on animation, photography and film, as well as workshops and educational seminars for school groups and the public. An integral part includes regular projections of animated films in the Anděl Cafe Music Bar in Pilsen. In 2015, the Animánie project will enter its tenth season. For the entire year, the project will encourage the original creative work of children and youth in the field of animated film. Films from the production of Animánie have successfully represented Pilsen at Czech and foreign festivals. Regular summer animation camps are planned to cooperate closely this year with the project MiniPilsen, which will take place within the first three weeks of the summer holiday season. Here, children from Animánie will be in charge of their own cinema and photographic and film studio. The popular Animaraton, which is a 24-hour animation taking place in Pilsen streets, will be held for what will already be the third time. The next highlight of the project will be the Autumn Harvest Festival, which will this time be completely focused on Japanese creations and a story in images – a comic book. Another part of the festival is a competitive presentation of audio-visual works of children and youth under 26 years of age, which will become an international event from the year 2015. Organised by: Ocet, public benefit organisation, in cooperation with Animánie, registered association Autumn Harvest Festival 14 – 22 November

November 2014 and 2015 / Prague and Pilsen


Biennial of Pilsen

Africa Live

Biennial is a unique project, the only one in Europe dealing with monochrome artwork. The comprehensive exhibition entitled The World of Drawings in Pilsen / Biennial Laureates 1996–2014 will showcase works of previous laureates in the context of their artistic focus. The selection of 3-4 works from each of the authors, including the award-winning artworks, will represent the development of the artist’s production from winning the award until now. This exhibition will also be supported by a printed catalogue with all the exhibited authors, which will include a biography with photos and reproductions of each artist's works. Organised by: Biennial of Drawing Pilsen

The festival Africa Live is dedicated to showing the culture, customs and the world of Africa to the Pilsen populace and, at the same time, commemorating the home country to African citizens living in Pilsen. The programme of the festival is aimed not only at adults, but also at younger audiences as it involves fairy tales for children, dance and drum workshops, a cooking school, lectures, film nights, concerts and dancing. The festival is a continuation of the Black History Month from the year 2006, which was followed by the festival Bawala in 2007, 2011 and 2012 and which has continued since 2013 under the new name Africa Live.

15 October – 29 November

Festival Mediterránea The Festival Mediterránea aims to convey to Pilsen’s inhabitants the beauty and culture of Mediterranean countries, including but not limited to Spain and France. The Festival Mediterránea, which is co-organised by the Centre of Spanish Culture and Education and the Alliance Française de Pilsen, shows Pilseners the culture of these places, but it also offers an opportunity to become acquainted with a real Mediterranean market or to participate in the international dance competition Flamencopa within the framework of this festival. New Theatre, Měšťanská beseda, Education and Research Library, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts and Faculty of Law of the University of West Bohemia 12 – 30 May

Arabfest This festival of Arabic culture is already a traditional cultural/educational event taking place at various locations throughout Pilsen each year in the spring. Originally, it was founded as a modest event of students of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, but gradually it has managed to become a multi-level festival for the general public. The weekly programme of Arabfest includes concerts, lectures by Czech and foreign experts, film projections, dance performances, exhibitions, workshops, contests, food tastings and much more, all related to the culture of the Middle East. The main aim of the festival is to introduce the Arabic world and its culture to the public as it has a lot to offer.


10 – 17 April

12 – 30 April

Weeks of Hispanic Culture In 2015, the Centre of Spanish Culture and Education will organises what will be the 5th season of this exhibition of Hispanic art, representing this Spanish language region in its broad range of cultures, genres and nations. The festival will be launched on 1 October 2015 by Creole Mass at the St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral on Republic Square in Pilsen. The programme further includes premieres of Spanish films and an exhibition dedicated to the Way of St. James. 1 – 20 October


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Departures – Trips for Culture to DEPO2015


It will be very easy to travel towards a foreign culture during the year 2015. You can just hop on trolleybus number 13 or 14, or go on foot, and you will suddenly arrive in Austria, southeast Europe, the UK, Poland, or even Israel or distant Asia. Welcome to the DEPO2015! The project Departures cooperates with already established festivals presenting foreign cultures in Pilsen, and the space of the former depot is set to provide an interesting backdrop for presenting these activities. Visitors can look forward to the Week of Austrian Culture, Jerusalem Days, Bonjour Pilsen and Arabfest. Departures will also introduce other interesting foreign events in cooperation with embassies, foreign ministries and cultural institutes. Departures is a group of mini-festivals taking place for several days on the premises of the DEPO2015. It represents the current cultural scene of each relevant country, whether it be art, dance, theatre or music, as well as traditional aspects, which will be showcased to visitors in an interesting and modern way. What is a workshop in yodelling like? The mini-festivals of Departures will begin in March 2015 with a trip towards Austrian culture, in particular its music and art. In April, visitors will travel to the southeast of Europe. In June, they will encounter the culture of the British Isles and Israel, combining art and technology. July will entice visitors to come to China with a colourful programme. In September, the programme returns to Central Europe, namely to Poland, and then moves on to Belgium. October is dedicated to France. Then, in November, allow yourself some time to visit Japan. The festival ends in December with Belgium. Our trip around the world is a complicated task, so please understand if we have to suddenly change direction, stay a little longer at a certain place or visit other destinations. The journey will certainly bring many interesting cultural experiences, but also a variety of flavours and aromas since food is such an integral part of cultures. Time to depart!

Žebřík Žebřík (Ladder) is a prestigious music poll with a tradition going back over twenty years. Since 1992, the ceremony has taken place exclusively in Pilsen and annually lures the elite of the Czech and Slovak music (film) scene. An announcement about the coming year will take place in March 2015. Organised by: iREPORT, LLC

Cathedral, as well as rock musicians in local clubs. DEPO2015 will host an exhibition of design, dance performances, authors’ readings, workshops for schools and programmes for families with children. The festival will officially end on Sunday with Flowers for Pilsen, conceived as an acknowledgement of the cross-border cooperation. Organised by: Pilsen 2015 in cooperation with the Centre Bavaria Bohemia, Tandem Pilsen and Bavarian partners

DEPO2015 13 March

20 – 26 April

One World Festival


The One World international festival of documentary films on human rights is organised by the association People in Need. Currently, this is one of the biggest festivals of documentary films with the theme of human rights. The festival was attended by more than 117 thousand people in the Czech Republic last year. One World is not held only in Prague but also in other cities in the Czech Republic, including Pilsen. In 2015, the festival will take place in three places in Pilsen. Visitors can go to the Dialogue Theatre (Divadlo Dialog), the Pilsen City Library or to the Meeting Point of the Pilsen 2015 organisation. An integral part of the programme involves morning projections for schools and moderated debates on given topics. Organised by: People in Need, public benefit organisation

Khamoro is the most famous Roma festival in the world. It has existed in Prague since 1999 and, during that time, has involved performers from more than forty countries. Khamoro in Pilsen in 2015 will offer an exhibition, a concert by a gypsy jazz band, a series of unique workshops – aimed at art, dance, the creation of jewellery, basics of Roma history and Romani language, all under the guidance of Roma experts. There will also be a live installation

of the giant cake Dort Mandala. The festival will culminate in a final ceremonial concert featuring three Romany bands, two of which will be from abroad. Khamoro will also show the theatre group ARA ART, which will take the audience into a world of mythical characters and will convey a deeply emotional experience. The performance brings the myth of a fictional Romany figure Guľi daj (the Sweet Mother) to the present time and metaphorically demonstrates issues the Roma people currently have to deal with. The theatrical performance will be followed by a debate in the format “students to students”. Discussions will be moderated by David Tišer, the director of the theatre group and a Romany activist. The goal of the festival is to show the wealth and diversity of Romany culture and traditions, to encourage establishing multicultural societies and to improve relations between the majority and the Roma people. Organised by: Slovo 21, registered association

U Branky, Republic Square. House of Blues, Peklo Culture House 27 – 29 May

Theatre Dialogue, Pilsen City Library, Meeting Point 23 – 31 March

Bavarian Days This one-week festival will present contemporary artists from Bavaria and projects of Bavarian-Czech cultural cooperation at various places in Pilsen. It will include performances by a world-famous boys' choir in the


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Tanec Praha in Pilsen Since 1989, the renowned international festival Tanec Praha (Prague Dance) has been bringing top world dance and motion scenes to the Czech Republic. Each year, the festival culminates in the Event of the Season, presenting some of the most prominent personalities from all over the world. The aim of the extensive programme of the festival Tanec Praha 2015 in Pilsen is to build on the rich experience of previous years, cooperating with local partners and artists (Moving Station, Pap-rna, The Summer of Theatre under the Pilsen Sky, k světu. and others) and introducing foreign and Czech projects in their full variety and high quality. For the first time, Pilsen will host the Event of the Season, the group Sasha Waltz and Guests with their production Travelogue I – Twenty to Eight on 15 June 2015, as well as the top piece of work of the Walloon pair Mossoux-Bonté. The festival Tanec Praha in Pilsen plans to open new forms of cooperation with non-profit organisations from the Pilsen Region and, thanks to better spatial conditions, immediately in the following year 2016 to bring to Pilsen the largest existing platform of young European choreographers, Aerowaves, presented by the “TOP 20 priority companies” at the festival Spring Forward. Organised by: Tanec Praha DEPO2015, New Theatre, Náplavka 15 – 25 June



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Music Feast

Bohemia Jazz Fest

My Life with...

Slam Poetry International

The Music Feast began in France and spread through Europe and around the world in 1982. Its main purpose is to revitalise public space in a city centre through music. The Pilsen organiser Alliance Française de Pilsen, and thus Pilsen as a whole, joined this tradition for the first time in the second half of the 1990s and followed this in 2012. In 2015, the festival will be held for the fifth time already, enriched by concerts by foreign artists, mainly from France and Belgium. Street concerts will always be free and the principle of the entire concept is to search for interesting locations in Pilsen, as the performances will take place in the vacant lots, yards and passages of Pilsen. Organised by: Alliance Française de Pilsen

The Bohemia Jazz Fest is one of the biggest summer jazz music festivals in Europe. The magazine Downbeat even mentions this festival as one of the world's most important cultural events. This festival was founded in 2005, when the acclaimed jazz guitarist Rudy Linka wanted to introduce and promote the best of world jazz in the Czech Republic. In 2010, the festival attracted more than 70,000 jazz fans to historic squares throughout the country, bringing with it a significant economic impact. All of the “open-air” concerts were visited by international musicians performing on grand, medieval squares. All concerts are free of charge.

My Life with... is a festival of life with a difference. It shows the public some burning social issues through culture. Each season of the festival is dedicated to a single main topic. There is a whole range of relevant topics suitable for the year 2015. My life with death, diet, illness, family... We would like to choose the most up-to-date issue with regard to the state of today’s society and social situations. The aim is to break down the barriers and stereotypes of the topic, through art in particular supported by forums and workshops for the public and schools. In the course of one month, visitors can attend an exhibition, theatrical performance or film, or they can delve into selected books as part of the event Reading to People. Organised by: PaNaMo

Slam Poetry International is an original Pilsen project containing an international symposium lasting one week, which will be dedicated to the phenomenon of slam poetry from the perspective of literature, theatre, sociology, cultural and social anthropology. The symposium of Slam Poetry International will utilise several years of experience of Pilsen as a slam city, bringing to life some of the key personalities of the Czech Slam Poetry scene. The symposium of Slam Poetry tries to connect the Czech scene with foreign elements. The symposium will include, in addition to theoretical discussions, slam workshops held at secondary schools and at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. The axis of international cooperation will be a joint event of Czech (Pilsen) slam poets with colleagues from Mons in Belgium. The entire symposium will culminate in a ceremonial event with the participation of the best slam poetry artists from Belgium and the Visegrad countries as well as France and the USA. Organised by: JOHAN, civic association

Republic Square July

21 June

October – November PilsAlive 2015

Waterfront to the World The multi-genre festival Waterfront to the World (Náplavka k světu) offers visitors not only a much improved riverbank of the Radbuza River, but also a varied cultural programme for children and adults. The aim of this festival is to revive and modify the central part of the Náplavka and present it as a unique place suitable for relaxation and active rest. A café on the riverbank, a rental service for boats and scooters, swings, acrobats on the bridge, concerts, fairs and fashion shows! In the future, the festival has the ambition to expand further to other banks and surrounding areas of Pilsen’s rivers. In Pilsen, a city situated on the confluence of four rivers, water has a very prominent location. Organised by: k světu.

Bonjour Plzeň! The Christian music festival PilsAlive strives to promote musicians from a broad variety of rhythmic groups who play and sing during worship services, and also to emphasise the beauty and culture of our time. The festival is intended for all musical groups, regardless of their level of professionalism and ages. PilsAlive is organised by the Diocese of Pilsen and 2015 will be its seventh season. Organised by: Bishopric of Pilsen Teplá Monastery 5 September

This festival of French culture and gastronomy is trying to imbue the idea of an international dialogue between inhabitants of the Pilsen Region and residents coming from Francophone countries through sociocultural and artistic projects. Preparation of the festival involves the partner cities of Pilsen, the French city Limoges and Liège in Belgium. In the year 2015, this close cooperation will be joined by Mons 2015. Organised by: Alliance française de Pilsen

Moving Station, City Centre 26 October – 1 November

19 October – 8 November

Anglické nábřeží, central riverbank of the Radbuza June – September



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Over more than two decades, Days of Japanese Culture in Pilsen has become one of the city's significant cultural pillars. It blossomed from the very prolific partnership of Pilsen with the Japanese city of Takasaki. The partnership will celebrate a quarter of a century in 2015. This Czech-Japanese collaboration has also been supported by the very popular Tea Culture Festival organised by Bezejmenná čajovna (the No Name Tearoom) at Kozel Chateau since 2002 together with the Czech-Japanese Association. Japan Fest 2015 continues this living cultural tradition. The extraordinary year of 2015 will offer a European programme in this area. At the beginning of the year, Pilsen will welcome two significant Japanese personalities: a jazz legend, Yōsuke Yamashita; and an Oscar-winning director, Yōjirō Takita. He will present a retrospective of his films as part of the Eigasai Festival in Pilsen. A prestigious event of Japan Fest 2015 will be the concert by the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra on 3 June in the Grand Hall of Měšťanské beseda. It will be followed by a unique event, the International Bonsai Exhibition with a starstudded guest list from around the world. The rich supporting programme will offer visitors the premiere of the traditional Japanese farce Kulíci by Kjógen Small Theatre and a performance by Irifuneteie Sentatsua, a master of the classic humorous narration rakugo, and a chance to play the Japanese board game šógi. The Jiří Trnka Gallery will open an exhibition called Šo – Masters of Modern Japanese Calligraphy on 2 June, and the Atrium of Měšťanská Beseda will offer an installation of water kinetic objects by František Svátek. Ryūzō Fukuhara, guest professor at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of Ljubljana University, will teach Pilseners how to dance butó. The experimental Japanese dancers Yukio Suzuki and Ayano Honda will visit Pilsen as part of the Tanec Praha festival. The performance by the theatre group Nanohach will be inspired by the famous Japanese novel The Woman in the Dunes. The Central European

premiere of the ancient dance Iwami kagura will be an extraordinary event, taking visitors back to a world of living myths. The world-famous artist and electronic music composer Ryoji Ikeda will set up his audio-visual installation for the first time in the Czech Republic. His “exhibition” titled Test Pattern [No 8] will be presented in the New Theatre’s Black Box between 3 July and 11 August 2015. The West Bohemian Museum will open an exhibition on 11 September 2015 presenting, for the first time in Europe, the unique works of the Japanese calligrapher Shōko Kanazawa and the author herself. Her congenital Down syndrome opened the doors for her to unprecedented creative freedom. Her large-format calligraphies will be accompanied by an installation of ceramic and glass kimonos by the New York artist Karen LaMonte. At the same time, a group of traditional art tutors from Takasaki will arrive in Pilsen to celebrate the anniversary of the collaboration between these two cities. Other premieres will include the puppet show Gauche the Cellist by the Japanese puppeteer Noriyuki Sawa, a screening of Keiichi Hara’s film Miss Hokusai as part of the Animánie festival, and the light art show Smart Illumination as part of the Light Festival Pilsen. And much more, of course. Organised by: Pilsen 2015, the No Name Tearoom and the Czech-Japanese Association with the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, the Embassy of Japan in the Czech Republic, the cities of Pilsen, Takasaki and Kyoto, the Czech Bonsai Association, the Alfa Theatre and other organisations. Supported by: The Japan Foundation, The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Pilsen Region Měšťanská beseda, the New Theatre, the West Bohemian Museum, Moveing Station, the Jiří Trnka Gallery, DEPO2015, Dům hudby, Kozel Chateau park, the Alfa Theatre, Pap–rna.


Munich Shining Metropolis of Art


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Jiří Trnka’s Studio This famous Pilsen native will for the first time have a comprehensive profile exhibition, bringing a new perspective on Trnka’s animation, illustration, painting and sculptural work. The exhibition of Jiří Trnka’s Studio will showcase the Pilsen native not only as a creator of animated films, but also as a painter, sculptor, illustrator and puppeteer, and will be blended with the exhibition of Trnka’s Garden 2, a perfect event for children which brings Trnka’s famous book to life in an interactive way. Both exhibitions will be accompanied by a rich programme. In addition to regular animation and art workshops, you will be able to attend the premiere of the newly digitised film Old Czech Legends. Organised by: Gallery of the City of Pilsen, Gallery of Jiří Trnka Gallery of the City of Pilsen, Gallery of Jiří Trnka 17 January – 10 May

In the second half of the 19th century, Munich became one of the main European artistic centres, internationally recognised and appreciated particularly due to the paintings of the Munich School. It was sought out by young artists from all over the world, strongly represented also by the Czech community. The Exhibition Munich – the Shining Metropolis of Art encompasses the period from 1870 to 1918, which is the timeframe from the famous era of the Munich School until the start of the avantgarde period. Attention will mainly be concentrated on painting, which had a privileged position in Munich, as well as on sculpture, drawing and applied graphics. Visitors to the exhibition can enjoy works by the following artists: Lovis Corinth, Ludwig Dill, Alexej von Jawlensky, Vasilij Kandinskij, Paul Klee, Alfred Kubin, Wilhelm Leibl, Franz von Lenbach, Gabriel von Max, Václav Brožík, Luděk Marold, Alfons Mucha, Hugo Steiner-Prag, Carl Thiemann, Joža Uprka and many others. West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen Exhibition Hall Masné krámy 28 January – 6 April

Homo urbanus Europeanus This exhibition of the French photographer Jean Paul Carracci consists of 31 collections representing 31 European Capital Cities of Culture, photographed in an identical, modest style, demonstrating and underlining sameness compared to variety – thus Europeanism against diversity. Even though it focuses primarily on aesthetics, it also deals with political topics. The project Homo Urbanus Europeanus is an artistic tool which underlines the similar characteristics of European countries. The exhibition travels from place to place and it will make it to Pilsen at the beginning of 2015. January



Invisible Loyalty? Austrians, Germans and Czechs in Pilsen Culture of the 19th Century This exhibition is already a traditional contribution of the West Bohemian Museum to the issue for the annual multidisciplinary symposium of art and science held as part of the Smetana Days festival. West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen, Kopeckého sady 19 February – 3 May

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Garden 2


This family-friendly interactive exhibit, inspired by The Garden by Jiří Trnka, will open up the original world of this famous fairy tale to everyone wishing to experience it in the flesh. Six interactive rooms beckon visitors to meet elephants, a whale and a dwarf. It shows how inspiring the writing of Jiří Trnka is even today, in a form newly retold by the brothers Jan and Matyáš Trnka. West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen, Kopeckého sady 26 February – 24 May

Gustav Klimt Pioneer of Modernism

The Pilsen Population and World War II

Ladislav Sutnar Applied Art

Gustav Klimt is a symbol of modernism. He made his mark mainly in Vienna and, together with his peers, vitally influenced the face of the period around the year 1900. As the main residential city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna was the spiritual centre of Europe and, with more than two million inhabitants in 1910, it was the fifth largest city in the world. Art, literature, music, architecture and science experienced an unusual prosperity; the amount of innovative and pioneering achievements, as well as the pace with which they were achieved, has no equivalent today. The work of Gustav Klimt reflects, in an artistic way, this unique path from the historicism of Vienna’s Ringstrasse to the origins of abstraction. The exhibition maps the most important milestones of this path to Gesamtkunstwerk – the total work of art. Organised by: Education and Research Library of the Pilsen Region

This exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by the U.S. Army is dedicated to the citizens of Pilsen, who went through hard war years. It will show the normal life of a Pilsen citizen during the period of World War II, with its joys and woes, period clothes, food, work and entertainment. It will also involve a presentation of historical photos by the amateur photographer Vojtěch Houda with the title Pilsen through the Eyes of an Old-Timer.

This exhibition is one of the pillars of the project Ladislav Sutnar – Return, devoted to the life and work of this world-famous Pilsen native. It will show the beginning of Sutnar’s artistic work and subsequently present his design creations in various fields of applied art in an extensive way, especially porcelain, glass and metal objects. It will highlight the contribution of Sutnar to the development of functionalist housing culture and the purposeful promotion of the modern lifestyle.

West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen, Exhibition Hall of the Ethnographic Museum of Pilsen, Republic Square 23 April – 23 August

West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen, Kopeckého sady 14 May – 8 November

European House Gallery 4 – 28 March

Czech amateur and professional photographers capture natural scenery in all European countries, including the Czech Republic. Their images of natural beauty will become part of three photo contests for which the jury will include representatives of Pilsen who are known for their photographs of nature. Each round of the competition will be accompanied by an exhibition of the best photographs from the Pilsen Bílé nároží. A large final exhibition will be installed in the gallery in Světovar, which will show the diversity of nature on our continent. The project is accompanied by lectures with nature photographers and photography workshops. The last output of the project will be a closing publication. Organised by: Jsme částí Země, civic association

The legacy of Ladislav Sutnar goes beyond the boundaries of the European region. Sutnar’s work had a clear impact on global cultural events. He was one of the few Czech artists to also achieve success in the USA. This exhibition will present paintings and posters which go beyond the limits of classical design until becoming almost free art. The main focus, in addition to several oils on canvas where the author experiments with geometric features in space, will also be on his famous series of women's nudes called Venus. The exhibition will present a selection of paintings and posters from public and private collections. The location of the exhibition on the premises of the Gallery of the City of Pilsen provides another dimension. The building of the gallery is the place where the famous artist was born in 1897, and today the house bears his memorial plaque. Thus, the exhibition literally returns the works of this famous Pilsen native to the place of his birth. Organised by: Gallery of the City of Pilsen, public benefit organisation

Gallery Bílé nároží / April DEPO2015 / November

Gallery of the City of Pilsen 21 May – 6 August

Natural Beauties of Europe

From the Hospital to the Gallery Ladislav Sutnar Return

This exhibition will present the construction and historical development of the Pilsen locality U Zvonu during the period from the beginning of the 14th century until today, and will bring the latest findings from archaeological rescue excavations carried out by the West Bohemian Museum from 2010 to 2014. Highlights of the exhibition will include the 3D reconstruction of the defunct hospital church of St. Mary Magdalene, uncovering graves and presenting an approximate appearance of the faces of several buried people. West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen, Kopeckého sady 4 June – 30 August


Jan Hus in 1415 and 600 Years Later On the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the death of Jan Hus, a mobile exhibition prepared by the Husmuseem Konstanz and the Hussite Museum in Tábor will arrive in Pilsen to show the historical background of the life and work of Jan Hus. The exhibition consists of 14 text image panels, which will be supplemented by exhibits relating to the life and work of Jan Hus gathered from the collections of the West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen. The exhibition also includes an educational programme for schools. Museum of Ecclesiastic Art, Pilsen Diocese 16 June – 3 July

100 years of the Ethnographic Museum of the Pilsen Region

History of Europe Time Machine

A century ago, during the Feast of St. Wenceslas on the 28th of September 1915, the gates of the Ethnographic Museum of the Pilsen Region were opened to Pilsen inhabitants for the first time. This exhibition will be introducing the difficult process of the opening of the museum, with the gradual build-up of its extensive and unique collections, and personalities standing at its inception, led by Ladislav Lábek. It will thus encourage thoughts about the past and the future of one of the most important ethnographic centres in the Czech Republic. The accompanying programme How to Become a Museum Worker will offer pupils from primary schools the opportunity to penetrate the mysteries of museum work through enjoyment.

The concept of an interactive exhibition for young people called History of Europe is based on the emotional illustrations of Renáta Fučíková and her distinctive inner theatricality. The exposition strives to remove the prejudice that teaching about the past has to be based solely on memorising dates and names. The History of Europe will present six theatrical scenes describing historical twists and turns in everyday life from prehistoric times until today. The aim is not to provide an exhaustive interpretation of facts to children, but rather to show glimpses of moments and places in time from a child's perspective. Children will have the opportunity to experience the everyday life of each period, to meet with historical figures of their own age and participate in their activities. They can put on historical clothes, work with period tools and learn how to work at a market or handle animals. There will even be a time machine. The exhibition History of Europe has been prepared in cooperation with Sladovna Písek (Písek Malt House) and is intended primarily for children from six to sixteen years of age.

Programme  Exhibitions

Colour on the Street The international exhibition Colour on the Street presents art outside exhibition halls. Artists from the Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, Slovakia and Austria create 18 largeformat paintings, which are then displayed on the castle wall in Proluka. The exhibition has been organised since 2008 and is now a part of the Lively Street festival. Afterwards, the exhibit will move to the walls of the Centrum Bavaria Bohemia in Schönsee. Organised by: Union of Artists of the Pilsen Region

West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen, Exhibition Hall of the Ethnographic Museum of the Pilsen Region, Republic Square No. 13 3 September – 15 November

Depo2015 13 August – 11 October

Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2015 Proluka July – August


The retrospective exhibition of award-winning artists involves a total of around 60 artists represented by 120 drawings from all around the world. The exhibition will present works selected by an international jury to mark the occasion of the tenth year of the International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2015. This unique collection will be open to visitors in Pilsen in the Gallery of the City of Pilsen and the Gallery of Jiří Trnka. The main exhibition will be accompanied by a number of interesting supporting programmes. Gallery of the City of Pilsen 15 October – 29 November

Baroque in West Bohemia West Bohemia, with its location between the Prague centre and prominent Bavarian centres (Regensburg, Munich and Nuremberg) is a region with a specific cultural character. The exhibition Baroque in West Bohemia will focus on relevant thematic and artistic units, localities and the relevant ordering bodies: cities, monasteries and nobility. West Bohemia is an area of important monasteries (Kladruby, Plasy, Chotěšov) which in the 18th century were under the leadership of ambitious abbots. Through extensive artistic restorations, these abbots brought leading artistic personalities here. An important role in terms of commissioning this work in the Pilsen Region was also played by the noble families of the Lažanští and Vrtbové, as well as some of the cities (Pilsen, Klatovy, Domažlice). The exhibition and its accompanying publication will present all of the fields of creative activities from the period between around 1650–1780 in the territory of today's Pilsen Region: architecture, sculpture, painting, wall painting, graphics and artistic craft. A significant part of the exhibition is represented by the project Baroque and its World of Inter-regional Importance. This presents the architecture of Jan Blažej rd in the northern part of the Pilsen Region. The exhibition has been prepared by the Museum and Gallery of the Northern Pilsen Region in Mariánská Týnice and it will be presented in the second half of the year 2015. Organised by: West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen 28 October 2015 – 13 March 2016


Bilance 2015

Fresh Air Gallery

The Union of Visual Artists of the Pilsen Region celebrates the 25th anniversary of its foundation in 2015. For the occasion, it is organising a presentation of the latest works of its members. The exposition will show contemporary collections of paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, textiles, photography and applied arts by artists from the Pilsen Region. There will be accompanying information and promotional activities scheduled as part of the Balance exhibition, such as discussions with authors and music performances right in the exhibition venue. Organised by: Union of Visual Artists of the Pilsen Region

The unsightly venue of an underpass can also be a great place to showcase fine art. The curators of this unusual exhibition hall, Dagmar Štrosová and Hana Kršňáková, approach groups and individuals living in Pilsen in order to allow them to reflect important topics, expressed in an artistic or non-artistic form in a public space. They consider the process of creation to be much more important than the resulting piece of art itself. An underpass is an ideal backdrop for communication between artistic groups and the public. Organised by: k světu.


The underpass between Resslova and Radobyčická Streets

Programme  Exhibitions

Design Meeting


Design Meeting 2015 will be the first year of regular meetings of representatives, educators and students of art schools. The following symposia of the Design Meeting will take place in other European Capitals of Culture. This significant union will return to Pilsen four years later, in 2019 during the event Quadrennial of Design. Design Meeting will be centred in the new building of the Faculty of Design and Art of Ladislav Sutnar of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. It will bring together representatives of European schools of art and design and offer a common platform for the cooperation of schools, the professional public and the business sector. An exhibitions of works created at individual schools, lectures and a symposium will also be an integral part of the programme. During the opening ceremony, the Award of Ladislav Sutnar and the National Award for Student Design will be granted to students, new designers, and also well-established artists for their lifetime contribution in the relevant field. Organised by: The Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia The Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia 2 – 6 November

Community Gallery A gallery in the centre of a housing development A gallery in the midst of a housing development? To find some art, you don’t have to travel exclusively to the city centre any more. The unconventional setting of Pilsen’s housing development in Lochotín will house a busy cultural centre and exhibition venue created in collaboration with Pilsen’s citizens. Schoolchildren, students, seniors, families with kids and minorities will be involved in the preparation and running of the exhibitions, workshops and other events. They will go the whole way through the creative process, meeting with artists and their works, becoming involved in exhibition installation and the preparation of vernissages, and gaining an insight into the background of the gallery’s operation. The exhibitions at the Community Gallery will turn the spotlight on current affairs as well as issues in the neighbourhood. And what will Lochotín have to offer to those interested in the arts? Floods will be the theme of the Wawa Project, presenting illustrations from the history of floods in the Pilsen Region in comparison with Japanese materials related to tsunamis.

In response to the exhibition of paintings by the Pilsen native Gottfried Lindauer at the West Bohemian Gallery, the Community Gallery will offer an exhibition showcasing portraits of indigenous Pilseners, minorities and foreigners living in Pilsen, created by contemporary young painters. The gallery will also present the outputs of several artist residencies within the Open A.i.R. programme taking place in Pilsen throughout the course of 2015. Partners: Urban District Pilsen 1, West Bohemian Museum, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, EU-Japan Fest, Totem – Regional Centre for Volunteering, The Chemistry Gallery Outputs of the residential stay of an artist at Totem – Regional Centre for Volunteering May Portraits of contemporary Pilseners June – July Wawa Project September – October Outputs of the residential stay of an artist in Pilsen listopad


Night of Literature


Programme  Events

PechaKucha Night Regular meetings with inspiring creators in the format of 20 × 20, reviving long-closed spaces or discovering new ones: that is PechaKucha in Pilsen. 20 × 20 is a simple presentation format – 20 images within 20 seconds. A total of 400 seconds for the presentation of a project, activity or work. The goal is to enjoy an informal and entertaining event where you can encounter creative people sharing their ideas in this new, quick style. One of the main purposes of this project is to open spaces that it is not normally possible to enter. In the past it has involved, for example, the premises of the former brewery Světovar, the Elektra Cinema, the City Spa, Korandův sbor and the former Hvězda Cinema. Our city offers many other such locations for the future. The Pecha Kucha night in Pilsen has already introduced the designer Rony Plesl, the group Ztohoven, the photographer Bet Orten and the architect Josef Pleskota. Alongside prominent and well-established names in their respective fields, the dramaturgy of the event focuses on emerging creators and inspirational projects. Organised by: k světu. 26 February 24 May 25 September 27 November


The Night of Literature presents contemporary European literature in a non-traditional way through a series of public readings. Participants in the event include famous personalities, especially actors, who read samples from selected books in half-hour blocks. This concept, initiated in Czech centres in 2006, has proven successful and has grown over time, also inspiring organisers in other countries of Europe. Every year, the project engages with libraries and other institutions across our country. All places start their readings at 6 p.m. This readers’ happening takes place on the evening before the major Czech literary event of the year, the largest book fair in the country – Book World. The European Capital of Culture would, therefore, not omit such an important event. 14 May Liberation Festival The 70th anniversary jubilee of Pilsen’s liberation by the US Army and the end of World War II will be celebrated in Pilsen in a spectacular way! Visitors can look forward to a varied cultural programme, themed exhibitions and, most of all, meetings with war veterans. The celebrations will be opened unconventionally by the legendary American band Lynyrd Skynyrd, who will play their hits such as Sweet Home Alabama at a free, large concert on 1 May. Afterwards, the whole city will be immersed in the atmosphere of the year 1945, with presentations of military camps of the era and a cultural programme in the style of genres popular at the end of the war. The unique Convoy of Liberty, with more than 300 vehicles, and presentations of the current and historical military equipment of the Army of the Czech Republic should not be missed. A monument to General Patton will be unveiled on this occasion and the celebrations will culminate on 6 May in an act of remembrance at the “Thank you, America!” memorial., 1 – 6 May


Museum Night The doors to all the areas of the West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen will be open for one night at unusual times. All displays and exhibitions will be freely accessible for this night, accompanied by an interesting additional programme. Museum Night in Pilsen already has a firmly established tradition and has become a very popular cultural and educational event for numerous Pilsen inhabitants. Organised by: West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen West Bohemian Museum May

Programme  Events

The Night of Churches Selected religious and spiritual spaces, and locations which are not normally accessible, will open for one night. Visitors can familiarise themselves with the cultural and spiritual wealth of the city and the heritage of our ancestors; furthermore, they can also get acquainted with churches opening up to people and attend places with soul. The Diocese of Pilsen, which is the main organiser of this event, tries to offer spaces of peace and calm where everyone can stop, regardless of their religion. It is also intended to be an opportunity to promote and improve cooperation between various churches and organisations aiming to develop spiritual and moral values. Organised by: Bishopric of Pilsen 29 May

Historical Weekend The background of this weekend full of ghosts, historical costumes and swordsmen is the historic centre of the city. Children will be able to set off on a fairy tale journey and, after the whirl of spooks on Saturday evening, the strangest creatures will pass through Pilsen on their parade. The Historical Weekend will also include a historical marketplace, jousts by fencers, period music and other events from a varied programme that will be amusing for all. Organised by: 700 Years of Pilsen City Foundation Republic Square 12 – 14 June

Week with Czech Radio In parallel with the Liberation Festival, Český rozhlas (Czech Radio) will make use of the strategic location of its broadcasting studio on Republic Square at the Meeting Point. The broadcast from Pilsen will be shared by all stations, from Rádio Junior to Wave, from Vltava to Radiožurnál. There will be live music shows, discussions, news and special formats, all with the theme of Pilsen and with the active participation of Pilsen residents. 1 – 6 May



Program  Akce

Live broadcast of the Eurovision Young Dancers competition from the New Theatre

Weekend of Opened Gardens For one weekend in June, interesting or littleknown gardens that are normally inaccessible will be open to the general public. In addition to excursions and walks through these beautiful green areas of the city, visitors will have the opportunity to take part in an interesting programme in the form of guided tours and cultural events. In 2015, this weekend will be accompanied by a truly exceptional and unique event. Visitors will be able to come to the monastery garden on Jiráskovo Square for the opening ceremony to observe the unveiling of a statue of the Virgin Mary. There has been a vacant space for a statue on the facade of the monastery building for more than 100 years, waiting until the present time for the installation of the statue of Virgin Mary, to whom the monastery is dedicated. Organised by: Endowment Fund Zelený poklad


13 – 14 June 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Czech Republic will host the Eurovision Young Dancers competition in 2015 for the first time. Organising the Eurovision competition has been entrusted to Czech Television, which, together with Český rozhlas (Czech Radio), is represented in the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Besides the popular Eurovision Song Contest, every two years the EBU also organises the competitions called Eurovision Young Musicians and Eurovision Young Dancers. The tradition of this competition, dating back to 1956, last time attracted over a million viewers across all countries to their television screens, and its popularity is still increasing. Young musicians and dancers alternate annually, with odd years dedicated to dance. The competition will be attended by dancers from 16 to 21 years of age, from 15 member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. They will prepare solo dances and group performances, which they will rehearse right in Pilsen and subsequently present at the New Theatre. Partners: Czech Television, the City of Pilsen, Pilsen Region 15 – 20 June Live broadcast from the New Theatre 19 June

City in Motion Sokol Meeting Members of Sokol will meet as part of the Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 project. They will just put on a modern coat for this occasion. In June 2015, on the premises of the ice hockey arena, the Sokol Meeting will perform several traditional choreography acts. The highlight of the evening will be the song “I'm not Alone”, performed by more than 500 seniors under the direction of the choreographer and dancer Peter Jaško. The music for the original piece has been composed by the young composer Simon Thierrée, who together with Peter Jaško has also been cooperating with the dance group Les Slovaks for many years. The Sokol Meeting will also be accompanied by the project City in Motion, where participants from the public will have an opportunity to exercise on Republic Square in Pilsen as well as at nearby gyms and stadiums. Ice Hockey Arena, Republic Square 27 – 28 June


Domažlice Celebrations of Chodsko

Program  Akce

Royal de Luxe Royal de Luxe is a three-day parade of giant puppets through the city. This exhibition balances exceptional attractions, artistic performances, perfect technology and fine art arrangements. It is scheduled for the end of summer and is set to be probably the biggest event of the entire Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 project. Royal de Luxe is a unique French street theatre company. The artistic director and creator of the project is Jean-Luc Courcoult. Since 1979, it has been travelling all around the world, entering the hearts of cities and surprising all generations of spectators by allowing them to break free from reality for a while. In 1993, the company indelibly entered the minds of viewers with its unique giant puppets, for a few days bringing an original story to the streets of cities and towns. Since then, millions of viewers around the world have been enchanted by their courage and poetics. Performances and parades of several gigantic puppets at different places in the city change the streets and parks into places full of incredible fantasy. The Royal de Luxe company is considered to be a symbol of street theatre and a jewel of French culture. During the company’s existence, its projects have been seen by more than 18 million people in more than 170 cities, in 40 countries on five continents. On the streets of the city of Pilsen 28 – 30 August


Vavřinecká Fair, a.k.a. Celebrations of Chodsko, is the largest festival in Domažlice and the entire Chodsko region. Over five hundred performers from domestic and foreign folk ensembles alike will gather on five stages. Festival visitors can enjoy the folklore atmosphere with all its related attractions, as well as various musical and social genres associated with this jolly event. The forerunner to this large-scale festival will be the sculpture symposium held in early July, where visitors will have the opportunity to see artists at work in the heart of Domažlice. Municipal Cultural Centre in Domažlice 24 – 30 August

European Day of Languages This two-and-a-half hour city game with interactive stations aims to motivate students to learn a foreign language and to inform them about opportunities to travel within the European Union. Possible themes of the stations are, on the one hand, the European Voluntary Service, work camps and exchange programmes for young people and, on the other hand, an introduction to the languages of neighbouring countries supported by a language animation, as well as presentations of basic information about the European Union. Students will be accompanied by European Capital of Culture volunteers on their journey around the city. The European House on Republic Square is the start and finish of the city game. This day is scheduled for approximately 300 students, who will form groups with a maximum of 10 members. In conjunction with the programme for pupils, teachers can attend seminars about opportunities for schools in the framework of the European programme ERASMUS+. This event is held every year to mark the occasion of the European Day of Languages. Organised by: Education and Research Library of the Pilsen Region in cooperation with Europe Direct, Tandem, Eurocentrum Pilsen, Alliance Francaise and other partners. City Centre 25 September


The Role of Art and Culture in European Identity This international conference, The Role of Art and Culture in European Identity, is the climax of the past almost 20 years of common activities and cooperation between the Biennial of Drawing in Pilsen and Czech and foreign partners. The topic will reflect education through art and new approaches towards education in Europe. The programme will be assembled into thematic blocks spread over two days. West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen, Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia 14 – 16 October

Programme  Events

The Network of European Museum Organisations The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) is an international organisation which brings together European national professional organisations of museums and galleries. It protects the interests of more than 30,000 museums and galleries throughout Europe. The international conference is held once a year at the invitation of member states. Pilsen, as the European Capital of Culture, has been selected for the year 2015. The conference will be attended by representatives of individual countries, universities, scientific institutions and authorities of European Governments. Organised by: West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen 6 – 8 November


Pilsen is also Female

Fires of Pilsen The international competition of stylised fireworks Fires of Pilsen will be taking place for what will already be the tenth time. This event with a rich cultural programme is aimed at visitors of all ages. In addition to fireworks, visitors can enjoy the musical programme and an exhibition of historical vehicles of the U.S. Army. Organised by: Ladislav Kincl, LAKI Škodaland 19 September

Why We Are Talking to Animals This series of public experiments, carried out by the Mobile Academy of Berlin, demonstrates that our survival depends on innumerable nonhuman partners, from intestinal flora to highly developed animals, which serve as a reference variable for anthropological self-definition. Selected people from among zoo visitors, biologists, nurses and philosophers, and also well-known animal breeders, will demonstrate that a human can perceive and understand himself/herself only through their relationship to animals. People are human animals and animals are non-human animals! Talk to animals! After Vienna, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Toronto, New Delhi and Istanbul, the Mobile Academy arrives from Berlin to Pilsen and declares it the first European Capital of Culture and Nature. Organised by: Mobile Academy of Berlin and the Goethe Institute Prague Amphitheatre of Pilsen September

The social and educational conference Pilsen is also Female builds on the successful conference Excellent Woman, which has been held in Pilsen since 2002. Each year, the conference presents significant Czech women who have managed to succeed in the world, as well as Pilsen women who are successful in their professions and exceptional, although the public does not know them very well. Interesting lectures, workshops and networking meetings are carried out throughout the day. Men are also welcome! Organised by: Excellent Plzeň, LLC

Advent and Christmas in St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral

New Theatre October

Advent and Christmas is a time when almost everyone searches to satisfy their need for spiritual enrichment. In light of this, the Diocese of Pilsen is endeavouring to offer the public Advent half-hours, hymns of worship, concerts, music productions, the passing of the Light of Bethlehem, an appearance of the living Bethlehem, midnight worship and Christmas concerts. Some of the programmes will include the spiritual word of the Diocesan Bishop, Mons. František Radkovský. During Advent, the cathedral will also become a place for events organised in cooperation with art schools and other entities. Organised by: Bishopric of Pilsen

The Europe Ball

St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral 1 – 31 December

The Europe Ball, an important formal social event, will be held at the conclusion of the significant year of 2015 to commemorate Europe and its cultural and social aspects. This cultural experience will be full of music, dance, interesting appearances and meetings between representatives of European countries. Men coming to the ball will not be merely men, but also cavaliers. They will escort their partners to this ceremony, which has a completely magical character in the context of everyday life. Prominent guests of the ball will include leading authorities of the City of Pilsen and Pilsen Region, ambassadors of European countries and notable entrepreneurs. The Europe Ball will be a formal social event, which in its scale will go beyond the boundaries of the Pilsen city and Pilsen Region. Organised by: Excellent Plzeň, LLC Měšťanská beseda 21 November



Programme  Dance

Les Slovaks Fragments A dancer can do anything he/she wants during the dance. This is exactly the rule governing the group of dancers Les Slovaks. This currently very successful group was founded in 2006 by the Slovaks Martin Kilvády, Milan Tomášik, Peter Jaško, Anton Lachký and Milan Herich, who previously worked in famous contemporary dance groups such as Ultima Vez Wima Vandekeybuse and the Akram Khan Company. What they have in common, in addition to many years of hard dance work and diligence, is their nationality, freedom and huge enthusiasm for dance. These former graduates of the Conservatory of J. L. Bella in Banská Bystrica and the prestigious school P.A.R.T.S. in Belgium currently live in Brussels. The performance Fragments is a tragicomedy reflecting the complexity and contradictions of human life; it is an entertaining show full of professional dance, expressive humour and magical moments. The five dancers, who are also the creators and choreographers of the performance, are accompanied by forty members of a string orchestra – which in Pilsen in January 2015 will be the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra with the conductor Steven Decraene. Organised by: Pilsen 2015, public benefit organisation J. K. Tyl Theatre, New Theatre 22 – 23 January



Programme  Dance

Les Ballets Bubeníček

Gala Concert 2014

Jiří and Otto Bubeníček belong among the ranks of internationally acclaimed dancers, true masters in their field. Both brothers possess an extraordinary vitality, playfulness and openness to new elements, which helps them not only in their profession as dance performers but also in other artistic fields. In 1993, they both entered the ensemble of John Neumeier in Hamburg, which began their careers as stars. After thirteen years of dancing in Hamburg, Jiří Bubeníček decided to change his residency and in 2006 he joined the Semperoper in Dresden as first soloist. These two strong, artistic individuals have recently reunited to prepare the project Les Ballets Bubeníček, with Jiří Bubeníček as choreographer and Otto in charge of the art concept and composing music for some of his brother's works. Both of the artists dance in the performance, thereby giving the audience a truly extraordinary opportunity to admire the full range of their creativity concentrated into a few dozen minutes. For 2015, they are preparing a completely new programme with guests, such as soloists from the Semperoper Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet. Organised by: Pilsen 2015, public benefit organisation

in the historical building of the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen. This, the eighth year, will see 120 young talents in 30 choreographed acts presented, coming not only from the Czech Republic but also from abroad. The Gala Concert will also include dance workshops with the participation of ballet soloists from the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen. J. K. Tyl Theatre, 2014 22 November

J. K. Tyl Theatre, New Theatre 18 – 19 July





Programme  Music

Lynyrd Skynyrd The best Southern rock band will perform for the first time in the Czech Republic as part of the project Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015. The concert will start the programme of the Liberation Festival held to mark the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by the American Army. The band caught the attention of the whole world in the 1970s with hits such as “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama”. The song “Free Bird” is in third place on the list of the world's best guitar solos published in the magazine Guitar World. In 2006, the band was inducted into the Rock’n’roll Hall of Fame. Their songs were used in the film Forrest Gump and in the television series My Name is Earl. The historic first appearance of the world's most famous Southern rock band will take place in Pilsen thanks to Tomáš Paclík and the football club Viktorie Plzeň, who are putting on this concert for the city of Pilsen and their fans as a gift.

This British rock band, which throughout its long career has influenced dozens of artists and thousands of amateurs, will perform for the first time in Pilsen. Their records have significantly influenced (not only) the hard rock scene all around the world and their sales have exceeded 100 million copies. Not many bands can boast almost two dozen albums. They have created hits such as “Black Night”, “Hush”, “Child in Time” and “Smoke on the Water” that belong among the fundamental pillars of rock music. ČEZ Aréna Plzeň 28 October

1 May



Pilsen Club Night I and II

Programme  Music

Over two weekends in January and September 2015, Pilsen clubs will resound with live music. Selected bands from various genres and styles ranging from pop music to jazz, world music, folk and country, electronic music and dance music, hard and heavy music to experimental music and good old big beat will not let anyone stay seated! In January, you can look forward to hip-hop in the Divadlo Pod Lampou, Schrammelmusik in Zach's Pub, hard and heavy weekend in Šeříkovce, a multicultural programme in the tearoom U Pekla, alternative electro in Anděl, bigbeat in the House of Blues, a large party in the Pantheon, folk nights in the HiFi club, funky evenings in Buena Vista, international indie in Papírna, and blues and jazz in the Jazzrock Café. 30 – 31 January 18 – 19 September

Concerts by international stars in Měšťanská beseda Concerts by international stars who have never previously performed in Pilsen and who are still actively contributing to the genres of blues, jazz, funk, rock, chanson etc. The event will begin already in the year 2014 with a concert by the funk legend Maceo Parker (9. 11.2014), and a concert by the original members of the former band of Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention (30.11.2014). Organised by: Dominik Centrum, LLC Partners: Pilsen Region, Pilsen 2015


Camera Machine The Beauty of the Unforgiving Times This concert by the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra takes place in an industrial area. It features a composition for soloists, sign language, an orchestra, contemporary dance, recitations and the audio-visual art of the composer and conductor Roman Z. Novák. The project of the multimedia music performance CAMERA MACHINE links a wide variety of artistic means of expression in mutual communication. All components will use innovative contemporary technical processes of artistic creation with the opportunity to involve new technologies. The performances will be conceived as a site-specific project and the main topic will be the industrial and technical history of the city of Pilsen and the whole region in a generalised form in relation to man and machine, the man machine, the mechanics of movement, the movement of sound, the sounds of machinery etc. The musical component will utilise compositional techniques of the 20th and 21st centuries, both in instrumental parts and in work with the human voice, and recitation in the form of presentations of text fragments on the given subject. The art component works with a previously prepared animation as well as with manipulations created live and scanned by a camera. Organised by: Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra Partners: Studio of Animated Work of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia; Studio of Applied Art of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia; Studio of Drama Education for the Deaf of the Theatre Faculty of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts; Theatre Neslyším DEPO2015 25 April

Week of Euroradio In cooperation with Czech Radio VLTAVA and the European Broadcasting Union, there will be live broadcasts of selected classical music concerts and some recordings of both older and more modern music, including the following: 20. 4. Symphonic concert – live stream 21. 4. Contemporary music – broadcast of a recorded performance 22. 4. Old music – broadcast of the recorded performance of Ensemble Inégal (J. J. I. Brentner: Requiem) 23. 4. Jewish music – broadcast of a performance recorded in the Old Synagogue on 18. 3. (Czech songs, the chamber ensemble Variace: old and contemporary music by Jewish composers) 24. 4. Jazz – live stream 25. 4. Opera – live stream 26. 4. Folklore – broadcast of a recorded performance Concert of the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra (přímý přenos), sál KD Peklo Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra: A. Dvořák, L. Janáček 20. dubna

Marcel Bárta & Vertigo Quintet: original compositions 24 April House of Music of the Pilsen Conservatory (live stream) Organised by: Jazz without Borders B. Smetana: Bartered Bride (live stream), J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen 25 April Folklore set of songs and dances by the Jiskra Folk Ensemble Pilsen and the Mladina Folk Group Pilsen & guests – broadcast of a recorded performance on the radio station ČRo Pilsen 26 April Organised by: Smetana Days in Pilsen


Radio Wave Stimul festival Within the framework of the Radio Wave Stimul Festival, quite unique in its dramaturgy, Radio Wave has always invited listeners to Prague clubs in autumn to join significant names from the international contemporary music scene (CocoRosie, Shearwater, DJ Shadow), often in their domestic premieres (These New Puritans, Hudson Mohawke, Shabazz Palaces). In 2015, the festival will be launched in spring by a special concert from the programme of the Pilsen 2015 project, as part of the Week with Czech Radio. Organised by: Český rozhlas

Programme  Music



Singing Gardens

5 Rivers

The German composer Carl Orff is in particular famous for his work Carmina Burana. As an educator, he promoted the connection of music education with physical education, music with movement and action, and this legacy is followed by this international course with a tradition dating back to 1996. The goal of the seminar is to develop principles of holistic and elementary music education at schools and other facilities. This course, led mostly by foreign lecturers, is open to participants from all over the world. The accompanying programme (various studios, lectures, performances) and the final presentation are available to the general public. This year Pilsen is trying to make its “green spaces” (gardens and parks) visible, and to utilise them for cultural experiences. Singing Gardens strives to show foreign participants and visitors this interesting, and perhaps less familiar, face of the West Bohemian metropolis. Organised by: OCET, public benefit organisation

The year of the city of Pilsen’s founding contains the number five. The year 2015 is also an important milestone in the life of our city. We approached five Pilsen composers who, each inspired by one of the five rivers of Pilsen, composed five symphonic movements. Together with a choir, these will be presented by an orchestra consisting of students from music schools from five European cities, including the host city of Pilsen. The final arrangement of songs will take place in Pilsen over the course of five days under the direction of Norman Gamboa, a conductor of Latin-American origin who wants to dedicate his work on the project to the memory of one of his gifted students. The closing ceremony of the event will be preceded by many activities, such as literature competitions, a music festival of children’s groups, and exhibitions of artworks by pupils and students of art schools from the Pilsen Region – with the theme of water as the bearer of information, and thus of life. Organised by: The World according to Jakub

Parks and Gardens in Pilsen 28 July – 2 August

Great Synagogue 10 October Kozel Chateau 17 October

The Artist and Totalitarianism Freedom of Speech and the Power of Totalitarianism A music/literature/film project of the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra and Czech Nonet. These works, composed in the extreme conditions of the Terezín Ghetto, Pankrác Prison or under the pressure of totalitarian power, will be accompanied by texts from Václav Havel, Ivan Klíma and other major Czech writers whose distinctive work written under the totalitarian regime clearly demonstrates the contradiction between free artistic expression and the totalitarian intent to bind and control. Musical part Rudolf Karel – Nonet g moll (written in Pankrác Prison and delivered from the prison on rolls of toilet paper before the author's death) Hans Krása – Three Songs (written in the ghetto of Terezín) Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 4 (from the 1930s, labelled by the Stalinist critique as vulgar naturalism. Another performance as late as 1961) – section An ideal venue for this project is the building of the New Theatre or the concert hall. The concert will include a video projection. 17 November

Water Music The premiere of a newly composed piece of work intended as a reworking of Water Music by George Friedrich Händel. The purpose of the event is to show how artistic perceptions of this work have shifted when compared with the past. The dramaturgy of the concert will therefore be built on presenting the original composition by Händel and modern compositions inspired by the same theme by the composer Petr Vajsara. This premiere piece of work connects multiple artistic trends; in addition to music, it is also making use of spoken word, light production, art components (installations), video projections, video mapping and scenographic components. Organised by: Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra as the opening concert of the 9 Weeks of Baroque festival Kozel Chateau 3 July


Circle of Friends of Music



The Conservatory in Pilsen organises regular concerts, called “Circle of Friends of Music”, taking place in the beautiful and modern music hall of Antonín Dvořák in the House of Music. These concerts will launch what will already be the 51st season of the event.

Zach’s Pub

Šeříkovka, established on 14. 5. 1971., is currently the only fully barrier-free club in Pilsen since a major reconstruction realised during the summer of 2013. This multicultural venue with a capacity of up to 700 people is a retro object with an atmosphere strongly evoking the era of normalisation. It is a venue for various cultural events, concerts, balls, etc. Traditionally, it is associated with the hard and heavy music scene which is familiar to all fans of big beat. In recent times, it has had a new gust of wind in its sails. The best way to get here is from the Milady Horákové Square. If you want to get off your battered Harley to stop at a place for music and food, this is the right destination.

Jiří Bárta – cello, Terezie Fialová – piano INTIMATE MOMENTS WITH DVOŘÁK 24 September, 2014 Schola Gregoriana Pragensis, With remarks by David Eben MAESTAS DEI 15 October, 2014

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Jitka Hosprová – viola, Kateřina Englichová – harp POEMS OF THE NIGHT 26 November, 2014 Ensemble Inégal, Artistic Director Adam Viktora BAROQUE PEARLS OF MUSIC ARCHIVES 10 December, 2014 Piano trio (Petr Novák, Jana Vonášková, Václav Vonášek) TALENT OF THE YEAR 2000 and TALENT OF THE YEAR 2002 21 January, 2015 Marta Reichlová vocal recital FROM THE CHARTER OF YOUNG ARTISTS February 2015


Zach's Pub is the oldest non-subsidised private club in Pilsen and will celebrate 20 years of its existence in 2015. This Irish pub is the only place in Pilsen tapping the most famous dark beer in the world, Guinness. It has the largest publicly accessible collection of historical advertising signs, it offers regular concerts on its summer stage as well as in its original interior and, with its home environment and unique atmosphere, it is an iconic place with alternative music styles and genres ranging from reggae and ska to progressive world music and jazz.

20th birthday of the club 21 February, 2015

Divadlo pod lampou (Theatre under the Lamp) was established in 1990 as one of the first theatre clubs in the former Czechoslovakia. It is currently the only such facility outside Prague which has been continuously operating from its launch until today. It has a unique position on the Pilsen scene as the only multipurpose facility which is regularly and professionally devoted to a broad spectrum of musical genres, and which is largely giving space in its programme to emerging groups from the region and the whole country (as much as 80% of the performers). It maps events especially in cultural movements that are by minorities or alternative and outside the scope of major media; it provides contact for audience and artists with current trends and offers them the opportunity to compare their own work with leading performers in their respective genres.

Lenka Dusilová 5 March, 2015

Music Bar Anděl

Opening of Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015 17 January, 2015 Limbo 28 January Club Night of Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015, the concert Urband 31 January, 2015

St. Patrick's Day – Unreel concert 17 March, 2015


Sto zvířat 19 August, 2015


Mňága a Žďorp 3 September, 2015

Clarinet Factory 13 May, 2015

Divadlo pod lampou

Pipes and Pints 26 August, 2015

Vypsaná fixa 10 September, 2015

The Music Bar Anděl is another cultural mainstay in Pilsen and a place where you can always find good music, be it from Czech or foreign bands on tour, jazz jam sessions, performances from the progressive alternative scene, unforgettable slam poetry battles or concerts by bands from Pilsen and the region. The programme of the club offers interesting music and inspires close encounters with bands; in this more intimate club they are extremely close to you. In addition to musical experiences, the building on Bezručova Street attracts visitors for good coffee, a vegetarian bistro and fresh homemade cakes, as well as to the cosy non-smoking café on the first floor.

Tearoom U Pekla The virtues of this inconspicuous teahouse are the quality and, most of all, the freshness of its tea, the finest water pipes and something good to eat. You can sit or lie on platforms, or you can enjoy comfortable chairs and couches. During warm days you can also sit in the yard to feel the atmosphere of the calm evening city. This modifiable, intimate space hosts concerts, lectures, workshops and many other cultural events requiring close contact between the audience and performers. It is located in the city centre of Pilsen, near Sady Pětatřicátníků, right next to the Peklo Culture House. The oasis of calm with a cup of tea in the middle of the bustling centre.


Pantheon Club

Jazz Rock Café

Music Club Pantheon has a unique concept for a music club in Pilsen: It will attract you primarily with its unusual layout, diversity and interior offering music stages on two levels, a dance hall and a live stage for DJs and bands, two resting zones of VIP lounges (Champagne) on the third floor with an outstanding view of the river and the night life in Pilsen, another VIP lounge (the Kiss Proton zone) with a private bar and a view of the main stage, an outdoor garden with a seating area and bar, and a terrace above the river. Visitors can also appreciate the exquisite service and gastronomy here. If you want to experience Pilsen in a different way, visit the club on Fridays and Saturdays on Anglické nábřeží.

Due to its concept, it has quickly become an iconic place for night owls, as well as business travellers looking for a place with high-quality recorded music at a bar, playing a well-balanced dose of funk, soul, rhythm and blues, Latin jazz and acid jazz, and providing a warm atmosphere. The professional service and quality of dramaturgy of traditional jazz Wednesdays offers the best of both the domestic and world music scene, where you can encounter the top artists in their field, such as Rudy Linka, Miles Evans, Milan Svoboda, Radek Krampl, Jan Spálený and others. Jazz Rock Café was also the first bar in Pilsen where one could taste a proper cocktail, and it still leads the pack in the scope of its menu. You will have fun here.

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Hi-fi Club Pilsen


Hi-fi Club belongs among the foundation places of Pilsen’s club history, with the best location in the city, and it is where the past happened, including the unforgettable composed Zappa sessions in the days of stiff nylons and skirt-jackets with the pattern 62. This unmistakable basement locality with an arched vault and gradually differentiated spaces, entered by steep stairs, is now a mecca for folk and country music but the local landlord is able to surprise his local audience with an unexpectedly successful and friendly punk session, as well as the popular disco of Jan Rejžka. An iconic place for all fans of a live cellar atmosphere.

Buena Vista Club Even before you enter the club, you will be attracted by the unique architecture of the building itself. The exterior and interior is richly decorated with original details in an avant-garde style inspired by the famous artists Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Antonio Gaudi. The ubiquitous mosaic and billowy strip of the gallery and ceiling in the shape of a fish belly will attract you as well as the high quality sound hovering above the podium and echoing from the interior walls of both bars above it. Buena Vista is the meeting place for fans of the best Czech pop, funk and hip hop music, hard & heavy rock and alternative, along with salsa music and well-crafted jazz concerts hosted during the festival season. During the week, it is also possible to take in a film at the club cinema. If you want to enjoy good sounds and good contact with the artists, this is the right place.

Pap–rna Pilsen This fresh breeze in the local club scene, in the unusually arranged premises of the brick building of the former Pilsen paper mill, includes a bar, a small lounge on the mezzanine floor, a large space on the first floor and go-kart tracks in the adjoining ground floor. It hosts a very diverse range of programmes of distinctive styles and visions, such as Tanec Praha, design exhibitions, presentations and cultural programmes of the indie and progressive music scene, art events, music and movement workshops, slam poetry and Bizzar Bazaar. The unique atmosphere unites followers of refined taste and alternative culture in big city style.

House of Blues Since 2003, House of Blues has provided a fresh interior space with a large hall, a bar under the stage and a VIP lounge (the red room) on the first floor with a good view of the stage. It hosts concerts of hard & heavy music, as well as rock, blues and pop rock from the Czech and local music scene. You can watch video projections here with film makers (perhaps about sharks), eat and drink – be it well-kept beers or cocktails. If you want a place just for yourself, you can arrange it here and even order the band of your own choice. If you intend to stay in the city near the centre, you can stop here on your way back from, for example, Šeříkovka.


Kinetic Courtyard

Children and Youth

The sculptors’ symposium Kinetic Courtyard has already witnessed two successful seasons. During both of them a space inspiring children and adults alike to play was created in the courtyard of the Puppet Museum. The 2015 season will be a special one, during which the museum’s courtyard and balconies will be transformed into an inspiring oasis for a further five years with the ambition of becoming a new tourist attraction in Pilsen and the region. The assignment for the symposium is seemingly simple – to create a set of exterior objects with moving parts which are safe for children. Organised by: The West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen

The 7 th Summer Olympic Games for Children and Youth 2015

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More than 3,000 young athletes between 10 and 17 years of age from all regions of the Czech Republic will take part in the largest and most significant sporting event for children and youth. They will compete in eighteen different sports. The opening ceremony will take place in the ČEZ Arena in Pilsen, the medal ceremonies and the closing ceremony on Republic Square. Organised by: the Pilsen Region Republic Square, Techmania Science Centre, amphitheatre behind Plaza shopping centre 2015 14 – 19 June

Mini Pilsen 2015 The Children’s City Children between 8 and 15 will become regular citizens of Pilsen for three weeks. The model of the city will offer the children a chance to try various roles and professions, to discuss cultural and political questions about their city, and to experiment with its functioning. Up to 400 children per day can take part in the game. Adult assistants (teachers, artists, craftspeople, scientists etc.) will maintain only those structures that are essential for managing the flow of the games and ensuring the safety of the whole project. The project will take place for the first time in the Czech Republic in Pilsen. Organised by: TRK o. s. Peklo Culture House 29 June – 17 July


The Puppet Museum July

Stories of our Neighbours The student documentary project Stories of our Neighbours brings primary and secondary school pupils to people who tell them their life stories. The student teams will make an audio or video recording, mostly in the home environment of these memories, which will then be stored in the collection at www.pametnaroda. cz and subsequently processed by the children. The pupils, with the help of their teachers and a coordinator from Post Bellum o.p.s., will interview the witness, record his/her memories, digitalise period photographs, search through archives and find a way to tell their stories. Some will make a comic strip out of the story, others will go to Czech Radio and edit a radio report. They will then present their work to an audience, the public and a panel of experts. This project has been realised in Pilsen from January to June 2014 and information about it, including photographs, can be found at ­ It will continue in Pilsen from September 2014.

The Paletka Gallery The first Czechoslovak gallery of children’s art in Pilsen has been systematically devoted to the art of children and youth over the last 35 years. It is the only one in Pilsen and the Czech Republic and it is unique even on an international scale. It has organised more than 400 exhibitions, and aims to present and develop the standard of aesthetics education of children and youth as well as to enrich the cultural life of Pilsen. In collaboration with the Jagellonská Elementary Art School, the Paletka Gallery is preparing a Jiří Trnka exhibition, a display of children’s work inspired by Trnka’s work and an exhibition called Europe – Our Home aimed at the city’s competition for children and youth with the topic of Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015.


The European Tradition of New Wine in Czech Colours

Taste Pilsen

Programme  Taste Pilsen

Farmers’ Markets Pilsen Farmers’ Markets are a place where you can buy the best seasonal and local produce. It is sold directly by farmers, fruit and vegetable growers, cheese makers, butchers, bakers, small producers of jams, delicatessens… Come and enjoy the tastes of our region. Pilsen Farmers’ Markets offers authentic food and its producers. You can taste goat, cow and sheep cheese, seasonal fruit and vegetables, beef, smoked meats – beef ham, sausages, Czech pork specialties - black and white pudding, traditional sourdough bread, Czech and Moravian cakes, fresh pasta. And much, much more. Organised by: ENVIC Republic Square 28 March 11 and 25 April 9 and 23 May 6 and 20 June 4 and 18 July 1, 15 and 29 August 12 and 26 September 10 and 24 October 7 and 21 November 5 and 19 December

The traditional Czech celebration of St Martin's wines will be linked with the famous Beaujolais Nouveau celebration in autumn 2015. Fine wine lovers and novices can enjoy an all-day programme at the market hall in Malá Street. Pilsen’s wine celebrations will include a St Martin's wine tasting, gastronomic specialties, a crafts market and live animals. The supporting programme will offer an art workshop for children, a cooking workshop and a show of French and Czech musicians and comedians. The event and the supporting programme will be free of charge to attend. Stará sladovna, Malá Street 22 November

Soup Festival Apetit Festival The first ever Czech soup festival! There are several mobile grates built on Republic Square every September and above them 40-litre cauldrons for cooking many types of wonderful soups. Soup is great, so come and taste these unique Pilsen soups. The festival also includes a rich cultural programme. Organised by: ArtProm, LLC Republic Square 6 September

Apetit Festival Pilsen is the biggest gourmet festival in West Bohemia. The festival presents the best winemakers, top restaurants and breweries, regional produce, cafés, cocktail bars, gourmet and local specialties, and farmers’ markets. The programme includes a prize for the Best West Bohemian Restaurant of the Year, the Best Brewery of the Year and a competition for catering schools. The supporting programme: a celebrity cooking show, a show of the best Czech chefs, a sommelier presentation, new gastronomic trends and a bar show. Each year, the festival also offers a children’s corner and a programme for the littlest visitors. The area is equipped with relaxation zones for the utmost in visitor comfort. Organised by: Pigs Production, LLC The park behind Plaza shopping centre, Radčická 2 22 – 24 May



Programme   Where does Pilsen 2015 call home?


Where does Pilsen 2015 call home?

Meeting Point

Peklo Culture House

Since September 2014, Meeting Point has been the place to meet in the Small Pilsen Paradise. The temporary structure on Republic Square is a new point on the map of Pilsen, where the paths of visitors to Pilsen, guests of the project, artists, journalists and Pilseners intersect. It serves as a source of information about the project, a place to buy tickets, promotional items and refreshments and a room for press conferences, debates, exhibitions and smaller musical performances. It also houses a studio for the broadcasting of Český rozhlas (Czech Radio). Tourists from abroad have the opportunity to taste delicacies from the Pilsen Region here, whilst domestic visitors can taste a bit of Europe. In addition, the Meeting Point roof terrace offers an unconventional view of one of the largest squares in the Czech Republic. As Pilsen 2015 is committed to opening Meeting Point to absolutely everyone, the place has been designed with wheelchair accessibility in mind.

Peklo Culture House is a complex of three notable, mutually interlinked buildings in Pobřežní Street. Its eastern section is formed by the Villa of Emilian Fischer whilst the western section houses meeting rooms, lecture rooms and halls. The middle part is the interconnecting section. The construction of the house was carried out in 1905–1907 under the management of architects Hůla and Auster. You can go out to Peklo to enjoy lectures, seminars or courses as well as theatre. The heritagelisted great hall is used primarily as a venue for larger cultural events. In 2014, Cafe & bar Nebe, featuring donated antique furniture, opened in Peklo Culture House. The ground floor houses the Patton Memorial Pilsen – a memorial to the U.S. Army which was ceremonially opened on 5 May 2005 to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen and South West Bohemia. The museum includes more than 1,000 exhibits from private collections. Part of the building also serves as offices and as facilities for Pilsen 2015. And why Peklo, i.e. Hell? Ages ago, this was how a housing development on the bank of the Mže River, in today’s Pobřežní Street, was dubbed. It consisted mainly of houses of craftsmen and, because they were situated closer down by the water, one couldn’t see them when looking from the city. The only thing that could be spotted was smoke rising from their chimneys to the sky. The scenery therefore created the impression that the smoke was rising from some kind of a pit in the ground – from hell.

wo–co husovka Creative people do not create alone; often they work in collaboration. For this reason, in May 2014 Pilsen 2015 opened a shared working space as a place to meet. Coworking wo–co husovka is a place for work, workshops, discussions, meetings, connecting with people from other domains, or refreshments at the community bar. Wo–co hosts events open to the public as well as work events for wo–co members. The wo–co monthly membership fee includes access to the rooms and the opportunity to hold one’s own workshop or lecture. Common dinners combined with consultations about participants’ projects represent another occasion to find ideas and people to collaborate with. Wo–co husovka is a place for getting together and supporting inspiring, creative ideas which have the potential to be translated into business. The temporary headquarters are housed in the former gymnasium on Husovo Square until the gates of the cultural factory on the premises of the former DEPO2015 and the first creative incubator in the Czech Republic open.


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Evropské hlavní město kultury Plzeň 2015   Kde je doma Plzeň 2015?

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DEPO2015 — creative zone


The end of August 2014 saw the last buses, trolleybuses and trams leave the gates of the premises of the Pilsen City Transport Company on Cukrovarská Street. The hall for heavy equipment repairs and the bus garage began to be adapted for a new purpose, as they are to become a prototype of a creative centre operation. A combination of cultural events, exhibitions, the possibility of using a shared workspace to pursue one’s own activity, the running of workshops for the public as well as for creative entrepreneurs, artists’ studios, pop-up shops and refreshment stalls, and art in public space – these are the pieces of the jigsaw which will in effect materialise the idea of a new functional model for this factory which had ceased being able to fulfil its original purpose. A bit unexpectedly, a bit hastily, but still with determination and full-blown zeal, Pilsen 2015 is developing the background facilities for the programme and the audience for 2015 and beyond here, with a vision into the future. The DEPO2015 creative zone will house projects which are to remain after 2015, such as the artist residencies programme OPEN A.i.R., the Everfund portal, the coworking centre Wo–co and a creative incubator. DEPO2015 is an interim solution for the project, considering the unclear future of the Světovar project at the time of the publishing deadline for this book. In 2015, DEPO2015 will come alive with the Domus exhibitions, where cutting-edge designers will meet, and two instalments of the Pilsen Family Photo Album presenting Pilsen from the perspective of home photos. Čestmír Suška will introduce his Rusty Flowers at the reSTART exhibition and artists from Sladovna (Malt House) in Písek will invite you into their Time Machine so that you can experience the History of Europe. Apart from this, DEPO2015 will be the home for presentations of diverse European cultures during the Departures series as well as a place for the day-to-day work of creative people, who will find the facilities here to implement their ideas and projects and be able to make their dreams come true. And of course, there will be no lack of exquisite food and drink to satisfy your taste buds!

The excellent accessibility from the centre of Pilsen, whereby the site is reachable by walking along the Radbuza River or by public transport – getting off at the Zimní stadion (Ice Hockey Arena) stop – and its close vicinity to Pap–rna will make DEPO2015 a place hard to avoid in 2015. The programme of Pilsen 2015 will also be available at the New Theatre, the Gallery of the City of Pilsen, Jiří Trnka Gallery, West Bohemian Gallery, West Bohemian Museum and its branches, Pap–rna, Moving Station – South Suburbs, Plzeň zastávka (Pilsen Stop), Techmania, the premises of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, in Pilsen’s public spaces, in Adolf Loos’ interiors, at music clubs in Pilsen, in the Pilsen Region and at dozens of other spots that you will learn about in this book.

Pap–rna The paper mill chimney on the Radbuza River rises to a height of fifty meters, making it quite simple to find your way to the new cultural venue in Pilsen. The pleasant stroll along the river and across the pedestrian bridge is a bonus, in addition to what awaits the viewers inside. Three years ago, young people from the graphic and design studio Petrohrad and the civic association Pilsen Live surrendered to the charm of the site of the Pilsen paper mill and rented an entire floor in one of the buildings from the private owner. Today, the paper mill is one of the sites of greatest importance in Pilsen, one you should certainly visit to enjoy a concert or an exhibition. The concert programme is primarily the domain of Roman Werner’s promotion project Soul at Zero. Their deeds to date include concerts by Astronautalis, SIMS and Rickolus. Pap–rna is, however, not just for passive audiences. There are five band rehearsal rooms and a ballroom where about fifteen bands and several dance ensembles rehearse. The main area houses a theatre black box which can accommodate performances for up to 200 visitors. There is also a 220m2 photo studio available for use.

Pilsen is almost synonymous with industrial heritage. It is just as well that old factories were able to survive and be made available to the public thanks to projects such as these. Whilst the forthcoming attitude of the owner of KRPA Investment has been indispensable in making this possible, without the drive with which the associates from the Petrohrad Studio bring themselves joy, in addition to their everyday commercial work, the map of Pilsen might have just featured yet another warehouse.

Nečtiny Chapel After sixteen years of continuous activity by the Kaple Studio (Chapel Studio) under the leadership of Prof. Ctibor Turba, the St. Anna Chapel in Nečtiny has become not just a cultural institution but also an iconic venue which has seen performances by the most illustrious legends of European pantomime and physical theatre. Due to a lack of financial means, the Kaple Studio had firstly reduced and subsequently ceased its work several years ago. This rare regional cultural venue is now returning to life thanks to the activities of the Baroko v Čechách (Baroque in Bohemia) association. The chapel, along with its hospital, once again serves up culture and arts and is used for Pilsen 2015 workshops as well as for the residential stays of artists, events for the public and the 9 Weeks of Baroque festival. The Nečtiny Chapel thus became the first official residential space of Pilsen 2015 in the Pilsen Region. Currently, the St. Anna Chapel is undergoing preparations for a major renovation which is expected to turn this legendary site into a venue open year-round.


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The New Theatre


The new building of the Josef Kajetán Tyl Theatre on Jízdecká Street was under construction for two years as part of the Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 project. On the occasion of its festive opening, the Minister of Culture Daniel Herman said: “When we open new theatres, it is a sign that times are good. Considering that an environment and zone of destruction is not that far from us geographically, we have to appreciate this.” Pilseners have always cherished their theatre – the J. K. Tyl Theatre boasts the greatest number of season ticket holders of all theatres across the Czech Republic. Thanks to the New Theatre, interest in the dramatic arts will now expand beyond the boundaries of the city and the region and will reach even foreign visitors.


Sustainable projects

Sustainable projects

The Creative Incubator

Sustainable projects

Pilsen is a city of creative people. The Creative Incubator strives to enable these creative people to develop and share their work. Through its services, it can help to start companies or develop existing ones. It enables management skills to be boosted and creative capabilities to be developed, and supports cooperation among companies from different sectors. Due to the fact that creative people do not just work by themselves but often cooperate with others, an integral part of The Creative Incubator is a shared workspace for meeting people for what is known as coworking. It is a place where, for example, a designer meets a scooter manufacturer and they prepare a competitive product, or an architect meets with local inhabitants to create a playful urban facility. The coworking space and The Creative Incubator are open to users from all over the Czech Republic and from abroad. In 2015, it will be part of the Cultural Factory in the former Depot. Until then, the shared space of Pilsen 2015 is being operated by wo–co husovka on Hus Square and it is still open to new members. Since May 2014, it has served as a place for workshops and courses, meetings of members, consultations on projects of the Everfund platform and regular meetings of Everfund Offline, presenting interesting projects in Pilsen.

WO–CO Husovka & Everfund Where your ideas are fulfilled Michaela Mixová: “Wo–co Husovka is a coworking space where we want to hear your ideas and help you realise a project you can present on the Everfund web platform. We welcome everyone who is proactive and wants to change the city. We will connect you and your projects with the right people.” Ondřej Kašpárek: “The Everfund project is not just a web platform for the presentation of your ideas; we primarily offer a personal contact and consultation regardless of the place or theme of the project. It is up to you to be brave and create an interesting environment.”

One of the most important criteria for the success of the European Capital of Culture project is its sustainability. “Projects 2015+” includes projects which should continue on and further develop cultural life in Pilsen. Some of the projects are mentioned in previous chapters (European Neighbours’ Day, artist residencies, The Hidden City, Foster the City, etc.); others relate to creative industries in Pilsen.



Pilsen – zastávka Stop by for inspiration Petra Štěpánová: “We want to create an inspiring and creative space for everyone. We are a “Stop” for your meetings, and for sharing and realising your ideas. Come and see an exhibition or publish a book with us.”

Faculty of Design and Arts, Sculpture and Space A slightly different studio Benedikt Tolar: “The Sculpture and Space studio engages not only in classical sculpting approaches, methods and space creation but also tends towards land-art projects and the landscape.”


Adam Drbušek: “What is different here? Nobody pushes anybody anywhere. We are free to develop in our own way and it is not essentially important what we do but how we do it.”


We are changing Pilsen to the world Jakub Mareš: “The civic association k světu. (to the world) is trying to improve public space, connect people and change the city for the better. It is well known that Pilsen is situated on the confluence of four rivers but unfortunately they are not used very much in the city centre. So we are looking for various ways to change the riverbanks into spaces for leisure activities and communication.”

Young Studio Not just for students


Petr Rubáček: “We try to participate in student life at school and help not only students. The aim of our Young Studio is to create an environment which we will enjoy; it will also move us further along and we want to offer this opportunity to the next generation of students as well.”


Pap–rna The place for your culture Lukáš Pumpr: “We wanted to do something wilder that our usual work at Petrohrad studio. We found this beautiful industrial space at the former Pilsen paper mill and decided to use it for non-commercial purposes.” Jarda Bláha: “The future concept of Papírna is based on an ongoing exhibition supported by concerts and workshops. We have an exhibition hall and a dance hall, video and photographic studio and music rehearsal rooms. There are currently 13 bands using the rehearsing space.”

Pilsen coopers every barrel has a story


Jindriška Eliášková: “We have managed to keep the cooper’s craft alive in the Pilsner Urquell Brewery despite all modernisation. Our barrels travel the globe and then return to us because only in Pilsen can we treat them right.”


Sustainable projects




Pilsen for Bees

The National Theatre was restored after a fire thanks to numerous small and large financial contributions from the public. The largest encyclopaedia in the world, Wikipedia, was founded thanks to thousands of people who contributed just by adding a piece of information. Everyone does what they can, but nobody can do everything. With the motto “Sharing Resources”, the new internet portal aims to connect people and help to realise ideas which would otherwise remain in a drawer. Crowdsourcing, or the sharing of resources within a community, enables active people to find colleagues and supporters who want to participate in their project or support it somehow. How? For example by providing soil for the construction of community gardens, graphic processing of posters for a music festival, contributing CZK 250 to make a film about the development of Pilsen, or renting a van for the transportation of a printing machine... That is not all. Everfund offers help and advice in the process of project preparation and provides a shared workspace as a meeting place. The goal is not only to implement projects but also to foster functioning and friendly relations between people which will outlive the duration of these projects themselves. You don’t have a project? Never mind, you'll find plenty of them at the link! Just choose one and hop on! Everfund is not limited by place or time, the platform was launched on the 1st of April 2014 and it should be in operation well beyond the year 2015. Successfully completed projects involve, for example, renovation of a burnt-out clubhouse for 40 scout children in České údolí in Pilsen, where people donated over CZK 80,000, and help with renovation of the building of the Waldorf School in Dobromysl. Thanks to supportive responses from the public and the interest of the media, the photo-club in Pilsen was able to get rid of the darkness in their newly established studio by purchasing the required flashlights. Dozens of other projects are gathering support right now!

The project KREKR (Creativity for Development) is intended for businesses and state-owned enterprises that want to engage with their employees in an unusual way, increasing their loyalty, creativity and dedication but also improving workplace relationships and shifting the company, and its operations, closer not only to their employees but also to customers. Based on the instructions of a company’s manager, a creative artist is selected and becomes a valid part of the company for some time. The artist observes the patterns, stereotypes and relations in the company and tries to uncover defects in communication and other problems. Then, the artist attempts to resolve these problems within the framework of a project realised in cooperation with the employees. The employees can then try to put on a theatre performance, write a novel or paint a picture. Of far greater importance are the changes that happen in the minds of the employees thanks to the artist's work, which are then projected into the work team as a whole. The project is part of the European initiative Creative Clash and takes place in 17 countries. Our coach is the Swedish company TILLT, which works on artistic interventions, for example, in cooperation with the automaker Volvo. Two interventions have been implemented in the Czech Republic so far - in the language school Polygot in Pilsen and in a retirement home in Kdyně. Companies which participate in this project will not only achieve improvements among the working collective but will also gain benefits in the form of media coverage of the company. The company will receive materials for company promotion, it will engage in a socially responsible activity sponsored by the European initiative Creative Clash, and it will attract a great deal of attention to its business in the region and in the media.

There is more about bees than just honey; our lives are connected with them. This nontraditional programme is built on the gradual forming of confidence in the safety and benefits of the whole project. Our lives are directly dependent on bees, as they pollinate 40% of the food we eat. This act, which most people do not realise, provides us with a daily supply of sufficient fruit, vegetables, vitamins and minerals. Bees constitute a delicate fabric leading through our lives but an increase in the use of chemicals in agriculture has had devastating consequences. The essence of the project is to spread knowledge about the importance of bees in our lives through cultural and environmental lectures and practical demonstrations of breeding colonies of bees. This is done in order to teach both children and adults to be responsible and to prevent allergic reactions. No similar project has been implemented anywhere in Europe to date. Therefore, we can be one of the first few cities in the world where people realise that human society cannot exist without bees.


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Artists-in-residence Project OPEN A.i.R.


Thanks to the residency programme OPEN A.i.R., since 2012 artists have been able to open up the scene in Pilsen and to exchange ideas, creative experiences, procedures, techniques and contacts. The project enables Czech artists to work abroad and artists from around the world to come to Pilsen to create. The aim of the programme is to form sitespecific works, especially in a public space context. Productions presented in public spaces offer a variety of options as to how to involve the general public in the creative processes. Various artists from different genres gather at the residence, including in particular from the performing arts, new circus, new media and community art. The programme of OPEN A.i.R. does not neglect working with the audience and education. Residencies are a tool used to reveal the creative process and the role of the artist in our society. Through regular meetings with artists and visits to their workshops, people will be able to familiarise themselves with the procedures with which current art is made, where artists draw their inspiration from, how they proceed in their work and why. People are not just mere spectators or observers but active participants in the creative process and resulting works.

We think it is important to be part of an international network of partners who are interested in bilateral cooperation and artistic exchanges related to the aforementioned topics and approaches. We are currently closely cooperating with residential programmes and centres in Slovakia (Košice 2013), Poland (Wroclaw 2016), Germany (Kunstverein GRAZ e.V, Regensburg, Kulturforum, Potsdam), the Netherlands (Morel Spatie, Arnhem), Japan (Youkobo ArtSpace), France (CEAAC, Strasbourg), Belgium (RAVI, Liège) and more.


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Umělecké rezidence Projekt OPEN A.i.R


Sustainable projects  Education

Arts Management


Lifelong learning courses of Arts Management take place at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art in Pilsen in collaboration with Pilsen 2015. The courses offer a variety of cultural topics customised for everyone working in the cultural field – non-profit organisations, public administrators, teachers, artists and cultural animators. The participants discuss their projects and latest theoretical findings as well as best practice from home and abroad. Between 2012 and 2014, about 300 participants passed through the courses. Besides management, the cycle includes creative and inspirational courses. The aim of the management modules is to perfect the managerial skills necessary to lead a cultural organisation or project. The inspirational courses stimulate the creation of interdisciplinary projects. All modules include theoretical preparation, creative workshops, teamwork on a given project and analysis of examples, and allow participants to work on their own project as well. In the first two years, participants had the chance to receive a small financial contribution from Pilsen 2015 by way of a micro-grant. The third year will offer participants full assistance by providing funds for their projects through the portal Everfund. Organised by: Pilsen 2015 and the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia

ArtCamp 2015 International Summer School of Art Since 2005, the international summer art school ArtCamp, organised by the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, has been offering a chance for Czech and foreign art lovers to spend part of the summer in a creative and inspirational environment, to discover or develop their talent, to meet interesting Czech and foreign art personalities, and to prepare for the entrance exams for art universities. ArtCamp always takes place in July; the deadline for applications is the middle of May. The courses, led by tutors from the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art and guest lecturers from home and abroad, offer participants of all ages, nationalities and interests a place to meet and create together. The classwork takes place in the attractive buildings of the Faculty as well as outside; the courses are suitable for the broader public, from beginners to advanced levels, as well as for current or future art students. The varied courses on offer include traditional and modern art techniques and preparatory courses for entry exams. The courses are usually week-long and the participants themselves can choose a suitable combination and length of up to three weeks for their summer course at the Faculty. The summer school also includes a rich programme for leisure time including lectures, exhibitions, film nights etc. Organised by: the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen 13 – 31 July


Sustainable projects  Education

Uncle Tom’s Cabin The project’s title – Uncle Tom’s Cabin – has been inspired by the eponymous book by Harriet Beecher Stowe, who in her time influenced America and the UK in the fight against slavery. This programme offers foreigners and minorities in Pilsen the opportunity to participate in various cultural activities and further personal development. It supports organisations that work with foreigners and minorities in Pilsen and offer various art workshops. The Faculty of Education of the University of West Bohemia supports these creative educational activities by offering internships for their students who learn to work with disadvantaged children. Since January 2014, the Peklo Culture House has been offering a drama workshop, Alone amongst People, based on a project of the theatre lecturer Blanka Luňáková. The artist is preparing a theatre show with a group of young foreigners, mostly from the former Soviet Union, reflecting their experiences with life in our culture. The premiere of the show will take place in February 2015 at Peklo. The project also included a debate in June 2014 about inclusive education and an exposition of photos by Bulgarian children called bulHraní (bulPlay). A conference where the outcome of these workshops will be presented is being prepared for May 2015 and will be attended by representatives from the University, non-profit organisations and the municipal council. The theatre workshop of Blanka Luňáková January 2014 – February 2015 The premiere of the show in February 2015 Shows until June 2015 Music, art and movement workshops October 2014 – May 2015 Conference and shows Outcomes from the workshop May 2015


Student Model of the UN General Assembly The Student Model of the UN General Assembly is an event based on the principles of informal education, aimed at informing students about current international affairs and thereby initiating discussion about these topics, teaching them how to use arguments or form and defend their opinions, and developing their abilities to work in a team. The participants take up the roles of delegates of various countries and discuss predefined topics and agendas in three UN councils. The event is divided into two main parts. The first preparatory part allows the participants to familiarise themselves with the topics and to try and discuss them with experts in these fields. The second part is the official discussion where the delegates take up the roles of diplomats representing their countries and prepare final documents. Organised by: Pilsen Diplomatic Simulation Masarykovo gymnasium (Masaryk Grammar School) Pilsen Town Hall September

A Forged Time This project of the civic association Falzum STOP is in the field of prevention of parasitism and fraud, and not only in art. The project will include educational events/workshops for elementary and grammar schools and an exhibition of art forgeries and related objects. The problem of forgery in art is part of a wider problem, with forgery being not only of art but of almost every product on the market in an effort to gain an undeserved profit. It includes breaches of copyright in all aspects of intellectual property. This is a dangerous trend which we have to inform the public about, especially the youth. Venue: workshops in schools, the exhibition space for 2015 has not yet been appointed

Lecture programmes in the Gallery of the City of Pilsen Education programmes for the broader public at the Gallery of the City of Pilsen. Animations, works of art and short programmes. Venue: The Gallery of the City of Pilsen Organised by: The Gallery of the City of Pilsen

Education programmes at the West Bohemian Museum Educational programmes for nursery, elementary and grammar schools as well as vocational schools; children’s workshops; a summer suburban camp; a school for young archaeologists; a seminar for history teachers. Venue: The West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen Organised by: The West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen

The House of Digital Skills The House of Digital Skills is a modern leisuretime centre aimed at education using stateof-the-art IT technologies. If offers leisure activities in Pilsen for children, adults and the elderly, and also offers a special programme for nursery and elementary schools as well as parents. It is a unique project in the Czech Republic due to its wide engagement. More at

Literature Corners The project of the Education and Research Library of the Pilsen Region called Literature Corners introduces European literature to Pilsen. The idea of the project is to collect books from across Europe and then place them in cafés, bars and other cultural places in Pilsen. It also creates a map of all Literature Corners to inform all interested people about European literature. Visitors are also able to visit an on-line list of all the authors included in Czech, English and other languages. The aim of the project isn’t just to spend some quality time with a coffee and a book but also to support people in learning foreign languages.


Foreign countries and the region

Foreign countries and the region   Culture Knows No Boundaries

Culture Knows No Boundaries


The Pilsen 2015 project is mostly based on collaboration with foreign partners and their connection with local artists and cultural agents. This collaboration works on several levels and is projected into the main programme as well as smaller events. We can see examples of the international collaboration on every page of this publication. We would like to present two main areas where we have managed to create new activities or support existing ones: the collaboration with Mons in Belgium, the other European Capital of Culture in 2015; and a very strong connection with our Bavarian partners.

Ailleurs en Folie Pilsen The city of Mons in Belgium will share the title of European Capital of Culture 2015 with Pilsen. For this reason, Pilsen keeps in regular contact with Mons and is preparing international projects which will be presented in both cities and countries. These projects are supported by Wallonie Bruxelles International. The main event is a show called UBUS, prepared through the collaboration of Belgian and Czech artists for this occasion. At the same time as UBUS in Pilsen, Mons will be presented in Pilsen in a shared event called Together in One Courtyard. A chosen space will be transformed for a few days so that visitors feel like they have been transported 800 km away to the Wallonian city. This will be supported by modern live art (dance, music, street art, design) as well gastronomy including the excellent Mons beer brewed especially for 2015. Just as Mons will be presented in Pilsen, Pilsen will introduce itself to Mons between the 12th and 15th of November. The programme shall show that both cities have a lot in common, including their industrial history, experience with transforming the city and successfully winning the title of European Capital of Culture. We will take projects based on characteristic cultural facts in Pilsen to Mons, such as puppets and puppet theatre, and film animation (Jiří Trnka, Animánie). On each festival day,

our programme will offer authentic creative meetings with the Pilsen music scene and modern dance (we have prepared an original joint Czech-Belgian project by the choreographer Petra Hauerová) and a Czech-Belgian slam poetry battle. Children and families with children will enjoy creative workshops (puppets, juggling and animation) and an educational game about Pilsen. This will all be accompanied by the typical Pilsen cuisine and the unique beer. The European Capital of Culture 2015 connects young citizens of both cities. In March 2015, the result of a long-term collaboration between Gymnázium Františka Křižíka from Pilsen and Ecole du Futur from Mons will be presented: I Will Turn 20 in 2015 is a play inspired by the dreams, ambitions, wishes and experiences of young people from Belgium and the Czech Republic prepared during a few visits of young Belgians in Pilsen and young Czechs in Mons with the support of the Pilsen director Vilém Dubnička.

I Will Turn 20 in 2015 A theatrical performance prepared jointly by Czech and Belgian students. Ecole du Futur from Mons addressed Gymnázium Františka Křižíka from Pilsen and consequently 25 Czech and Belgian students are preparing a play, with the help of a theatre director, to be performed in 2015 in Pilsen and Mons. Artistic meetings take place in both cities in turn so that the students have a chance to encounter the culture and environment of the other country and city as well as learning and developing theatre skills. The language of the show is English mixed with Czech and French and the topics include the experiences, dreams, wishes and ideas of young people from the two European cities. I Will Turn 20 in 2015 is a multi-year project inspired by Mons 2015 as part of the activities connected to the European Capital of Culture. It wishes to address the 2015 generation and to actively include them in public life. February – March


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UBUS This project, connecting Czech and Belgian artists within Pilsen and Mons 2015, is based on the proposal of Maggy Jacot and Axel De Booseré. The show is inspired by reflection on the capriciousness of the current political and economic power, and will be presented as a sequence of short, simultaneously performed extracts. The scenes are divided into two groups. The play Ubu the King by Alfred Jarry is staged on one side while on the other side three short plays by Jean-Marie Piemme are performed as current variants on Jarry. Who is standing more on the edge? Ubu or his current forms inspired by Berlusconi, Madoff and bankers selling high-risk products? Which one of them is a bigger caricature – a boor imagined in 1896 or those hatched from modern literature? A high degree of shocking behaviour is generally accepted today. In some cases these fraudsters are even democratically elected. But nobody openly accepts the behaviour of Ubu. How is it possible? Manipulation, lies and the power of money arm those who can misuse fragile democracy or malfunctioning public control. As a whole, it reveals a gigantic arena where roles are freely interchangeable in an improbable social game with the participation of an audience that knows that not everything can be measured by the value of money. Pap–rna 3 – 17 September

Aladin A creative production called Aladin is the product of a Czech-French team led by the artist and theatre actor Matěj Forman. The show was developed in 2013 and 2014 in Theatre du Jeu de Paume in Aix-en-Provence in France. The impulse for this collaboration was the moment when Marseille became the European Capital of Culture. This epic production for the whole family will be presented to audiences in Pilsen in February and March. The viewer, via the narrator and a changing set, enters the fascinating and ever-inspiring tales from One Thousand and One Nights. The show is full of puppets, exotic props, melodies and images, and will entertain viewers of all ages. The adventures of Aladdin and his wonderful lamp and the tales of brave Scheherazade remain enticing and evoke a world of stories and adventures in adults and children alike. The scenography, costumes, masks and puppets have been produced by the Forman Brothers Theatre and Andrea and Josef Sodomka. The music was composed by the young Czech composer Daniel Wunsch. Animation for this production is by Anna Krtičková. The group is made up of the Czech dancers, actors and puppeteers Veronika Švábová, Tereza Hradilková, Jakub Hradilek, Jan Bárta and Miroslav Kochánek. The stories of One Thousand and One Nights were created over several centuries along the path from the Far East to Europe. This production also includes a strong travel theme. The Alfa Theatre 26 February – 2 March



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Flowers for Pilsen

Regio2015 is a programme covering forty Czech-Bavarian projects. The most significant activities include the Train for Culture, Flowers for Pilsen and the concert of the boys’ choir Domspatzen from Regensburg. Regio2015 includes activities based on the collaboration of individual artists and artistic associations from the Pilsen Region and Bavaria as well as large-scale events representing various genres. Regio2015 is produced by the Pilsen 2015 organisation, the Bavaria Bohemia Centre and the city of Regensburg. Finances are provided by the funding programme Target 3 Czech Republic – Free State Bavaria 2007-2013.

The Bavarian compliments for the European Capital of Culture called Flowers for Pilsen will arrive in Republic Square on 26 April 2015. This Sunday full of arts and culture will symbolically close the Bavarian culture days. The aim of the Bavaria Bohemia Centre in Schönsee, the organisers of the event, is to entice several thousand Bavarian visitors to Pilsen. A special train pulled by a steam engine will arrive from Maxhütte-Haidhof carrying 700 visitors. As the event’s title suggests, on this day the citizens of Pilsen will receive thousands of spring flowers from Bavaria as a sign of friendship. The day’s rich programme will present the diverse cultural scene of Bavaria and will try to engage as many citizens of Pilsen and the region as possible. The programme will include installation of the flower logo of the European Capital of Culture on the Square, a brass band and music groups from Bavaria, a show called Organ & Light in the St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, artistic performances, open-air theatre shows, children’s games, presentations of foreign tourist destinations and gourmet experiences.

The Train for Culture The daily train connection between Munich and Prague on the Regensburg–Pilsen route will turn into the Train for Culture for 40 weekends in 2015. A special carriage will offer a rich cultural programme inviting people to visit Pilsen, the European Capital of Culture 2015. The programme will present the cultural diversity of the neighbouring regions – Pilsen and Bavaria. Each train journey will be accompanied by music (soloists or small groups and bigger bands), dance, literature, theatre, action art, magic shows, performances, arts and crafts, pantomime, paintings or photography. The Train for Culture will offer passengers the services of a guide speaking German, Czech and English who will inform them about the programme of the European Capital of Culture 2015. The Train for Culture has the potential to address many people interested in culture, make them enthusiastic about the project of the European Capital of Culture 2015 and turn the journey from Regensburg to Pilsen into a cultural and cross-border social experience. This train will be the mobile ambassador of Pilsen 2015.

26 April

Café Europa Try to imagine that you are sitting in Pilsen drinking coffee and talking to someone who is sitting in Mons, Kaliningrad, Amsterdam or Sarajevo. And you are listening to the lecture of a great French winemaker, taking part in a workshop learning how to make Belgian chocolate, visiting an alternative cultural centre in the Netherlands… All of this is possible thanks to Café Europa. The Café Europa project utilises modern digital technologies and allows people to share adventures, experiences and entertainment at the same time in various European cities. Thanks to the audio-visual link, people can discuss various topics with people from other European cities while drinking coffee as well as regularly meeting or working on joint projects. The guarantor of the project is the partner city of Mons which, thanks to its focus on “digital

technologies for the broader public”, is moving this programme closer to open source and modern DIY – i.e. 3D printers, prototype creation, user manual sharing etc., making it accessible to people who have not yet heard about it. The first link took place in March 2014; other themed links will be organised in 2015 and everyone can take part. Café Europa in Pilsen is situated in the Husovka Centre (Hus Square No. 9) at the coworking space and it will be moved to DEPO2015 in 2015 and regularly function there.


Other events within česko-bavorské the Czech-Bavarian collaboration

Dance performance News garden – info reload

The Tree of Wishes on a Journey

The Fairy-tale Wandering

A small artistic workshop in the form of a tree with hidden wishes will be placed around six Bavarian and Czech cities and villages. The authors of the idea, Philipp Klein and Andy Dünne, and students at individual schools will erect a tree with colourful pegs with hidden wishes for Pilsen 2015.

The Czech-German telling of fairy tales at schools on the Czech and Bavarian (Upper Palatinate) side of the border. The fairy storyteller Oliver Machander and his Czech colleague Jana Věžníková entertain and educate children. The tour around Czech schools will end during Bavarian Days 2015 in Pilsen. April

The show by the choreographer Michi Purucker is in a commercial shop window, taking place at the intersection of public and private space and reflecting a local dimension, world events and intimate emotions.

Zoes Bio Box II

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Look Me in the Eyes June

Theatre Camp Chotěšov – Pilsen This theatre and music project will use up to 70 rooms at the Chotěšov Monastery. Artists and students from specialised and vocational schools and academies from the CzechBavarian neighbouring regions will create a theatrical and acoustic landscape and a crossborder theatrical play. April – September

Acoustic Bridges The conductor and artistic director of Ostbayerisches Jugendorchester (the East Bavarian Youth Orchestra) will arrange a meeting of professional musicians, disabled children and top managers from various fields on one stage. The aim is to connect the seemingly disconnected and to try and go beyond our limits. 19 September


Meetings of Czech and Bavarian youth art schools have been conducted in 2014 by Irene Fritz from the Kalmreuth art workshop on both sides of the border. It will culminate in 2015 in the first Czech-Bavarian day of art schools, full of workshops for children and teachers.

The dance performance of the choreographer Alexandra Karabelas will allow Czech and German dancers to address their (sometimes shared?) Czech-German roots, their own identities, their connection to the place and also to engage the audience. April


Meeting places Cultural places 2015 Ten to twelve breaks in the border region and the revival of interesting places by culture: ­castle ruins, empty industrial spaces, wild nature and public spaces in the city.

Musical Bridge 2015 Bridges between the Bavarian and Czech partner cities will be created by music. There will be ten to fifteen musical performances with Czech and Bavarian musicians of various styles at interesting places corresponding to Pilsen 2015 themes: Baroque, industrial heritage, land art etc.


The Document for the Capital of Culture Following the tradition of the Regensburg World Heritage Document, calligrapher Hans Maierhofer will create the Capital of Culture 2015 Document with a friendship quotation. The ceremonial handover to the partner city will take place on the Flowers for Pilsen day.

Crime Stories on Beer Mats Four German authors will write a short detective story about Pilsen, a story short enough to fit on one side of a beer mat. Literature and the programme of the European Capital of Culture will be distributed among the broader public.

EXPO 2015 Milan 26 April


Kultura nezná hranic

Thanks to a collaboration with Kunstverein Graz in Regensburg, one artist from Pilsen will have the opportunity to stay and create in Regensburg and Pilsen will invite an artist from Regensburg in reciprocity. The output will be a joint catalogue.

The Czech pavilion in Milan will be transformed into a piece of Pilsen Paradise for 2 weeks in June 2015. The interactive presentation and live culture will be presented together by the Pilsen Region, Pilsen – Tourism and Pilsen 2015.

Literature in Boots Writers from the Association of East Bavarian and West Bohemian writers will travel together from Regensburg to Pilsen. There will be CzechBavarian author readings at individual stops in the open countryside as well as at schools and cultural buildings. September

Sparrows from Regensburg A concert by the world-famous boys’ choir from the Regensburg cathedral will be one of the highlights of Bavarian Days 2015. 23 April



European Networks

Foreign countries and the region   European Networks

The programme of Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 has been compiled to support the partnerships of programme organisers in European cultural networks:


• P  ilsen 2015 is a proud member of In Situ, an European network for art creation in public space. In Situ is supported by the European Commission in the frame of the new Creative Europe´s program European Platforms. The network is now composed of 18 members from 13 countries and is coordinated by Lieux Publics in Marseille. Pilsen 2015 will host a In Situ meeting of emerging artists and art directors in March 2015 and different public discussions with ambassadors of the network during the year 2015.

We are working on co-productions with the following European partners: • L  e Théâtre Du Jeu De Paume, Aix en Provence – a co-production of the theatre show Beau Matin Aladin • Théâtre Manége Mons – a co-production of the UBUdneS show • Cirk La Putyka and Cirkus Cirkör – preparatory work on the co-production of a new show inspired by puppets

• W  e are members of the international platform In Situ focusing on art in the public space. • The Pilsen independent centre Johan is a member of the Trans Europe Halles network. • We are working with the Prague Art Institute on a networking and education project in arts management called SPACE. • We are members of the strategic initiative A Soul for Europe (Duše pro Evropu). • Pilsen 2015 is partnering with the Cross Invitation project, which explores art sectors in Europe and has a strong link to the knowhow for the Culture Factory Světovar as an intermediary for creative industry in Pilsen. • Together with other members of the ECoC family, we are processing an application for the Creative Europe programme for artist residencies and networks for workers’ exchanges. • Thanks to a renewed collaboration with the Tanec Praha festival, we have been able to organise the Aerowaves meeting for spring 2016 in Pilsen. • In the wake of the conference called Culture-friendly City, which we organised, we are developing an informal network of Czech cultural centres in order to support our position within the creative industry, knowledge exchange and meetings. • In 2014, Pilsen 2015 became a member of the international network ResArtis associating residency centres world-wide.


What is happening around Pilsen

Foreign countries and the region   What is happening around Pilsen

Information network of Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 project Close cooperation and mutual support between subjects in the Pilsen Region and the Pilsen 2015 organisation is the main purpose of the newly created regional information network. The network’s aim is to increase awareness about the ECoC project in the Pilsen Region as well as to support events organised in the region and highlight them to Czech and foreign tourists coming to Pilsen. The partnership is based on mutual publicity and the reciprocal sale of tickets and promotional materials. The official partner spots (known as Official Regional Partners) marked in Pilsen 2015’s colours will offer three types of services: ticket sales, sales of promotional materials and information services.

The list of partners:


Bezdružice LAG MAS Český západ (Czech West) – local partnership Blovice The Museum of the Southern Pilsen Region Dobřany Dobřany Cultural and Information Centre Domažlice Domažlice Cultural Centre Darovanský Dvůr Darovanský dvůr Resort

Bus Line 2015 Horšovský Týn Municipal Cultural Centre Klenová Klatovy Gallery, Klenová Klenčí pod Čerchovem Information centre (does not sell tickets or promotional material) Manětín Information centre Mariánský Týnec Museum and Gallery of Northern Pilsen Region in Marinská Týnice Nepomuk Cultural and Information Centre U Zeleného stromu Hotel Nečtiny Nečtiny Regional Museum Nýrsko Nýrsko Cultural and Information Centre Planá Hafan studio Plasy Plasy Library Radnice Radnice and Radnice Micro-region Information Centre Rokycany Information centre Spálené Poříčí Spálené Poříčí Information Centre Stříbro Municipal Cultural Centre Sušice City Information Centre (does not sell tickets or promotional material) Sirkus – Sušice Cultural Centre Tachov The Museum of Czech Forests Železná Ruda Information and Tourist Centre

The original culture bus realised from the artistic draft of Petr Nikl and Ondřej Smeykal has been touring the region since September 2012. It is no accident that Bus Line 2015 looks like a sales vehicle. It has been designed in the same way but it brings culture instead of bread to the more remote corners of the region. The bus is equipped with a stage, sound system, lights, its own electro stations and a roof – a big inflatable “bubble” that can offer a dry space for up to 90 viewers. It has a permanent technical and acting crew ensuring the smooth running of individual journeys. You can see the bus at various regional cultural events of local organisers but also in Bavarian border areas and at significant events and festivals in the Czech Republic. The programme is customised each time for the particular place and organiser. The main programme is based on theatre and dance shows, musical productions and concerts, and creative workshops for children. In the summer of 2014, this mobile community, information and culture centre accompanied the festival 6 Weeks of Baroque.

Rural EXPO In the same way that individual countries present their history and skills at international EXPO exhibitions, rural regions represented by local action groups and other local agents are also interested in showing to Pilsen and the whole of Europe that the Pilsen Region has something to offer. Rural EXPO aims to present the rural region as a live cultural space and the event is an unconventional invitation for visiting the whole region. The EXPO will present real artefacts – sculptures, models and installations – in a complete exposition complemented by performances by regional professional and amateur artists and groups. The RURAL REGION TO PILSEN project arose from an initiative of a few associations of municipalities, non-profit organisations and local action groups (LAGs) working in the rural areas of the Pilsen Region. Its aim is to follow regional programmes within the Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 project (West Bohemian Baroque, land-art and industrial heritage) and develop them within the region. LAGs associate a number of local agents and citizens who are interested in the development of the region where they live and work, and they offer a rather detailed knowledge of the local potential and conditions for the preparation and organisation of the regional programme. DEPO2015 16 – 18 April



Join in

WE CREATE CULTURE TOGETHER We have prepared informal training programmes for students in Years 8 and 9 and grammar schools. The basic workshop will teach the applicants presentation skills and inform them about the project and programme of Pilsen 2015. They are then able to present their knowledge to their peers. Applicants can then join the Club of Guardian Angels, and there are journalism and photography workshops led by experts that are open to all interested parties. All volunteers will be able to contribute their articles, reports, interviews and photos to a special blog and document the events of 2015 through their eyes. The best work will be published on the Pilsen 2015 website and Facebook page and in the local press.

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The Club of Guardian Angels The Club of Guardian Angels is open to everyone who wants to join the Pilsen 2015 project. It includes a voluntary programme, supporting activities and celebrity patrons – ambassadors. Why angels? Pilsen is linked with the theme of angels. An angel is holding the city coat of arms, the angel of St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral symbolises wishes come true, there are many places with angels in their names... As much as everyone believes that the angel on the cathedral will grant their wishes, the Pilsen 2015 team believes in the successful development of the city thanks to the European Capital of Culture project. If you help us realise it, you who love your city – you live here, work here and come here to visit - then success is certain! Everyone who is interested and wants to contribute can join in either as a volunteer who will actively engage in the running of Pilsen 2015 events or as a supporter sharing information about the Pilsen 2015 project. It is a great opportunity to be a part of it!

Become a member of the Club of Guardian Angels and register online at www.plzen2015. cz/andele and you can choose a voluntary or support programme, or you can contact the coordinator Eva Kraftová at As a volunteer, you can gain valuable experience with organising events (production preparation, technical preparation, ticket checks, organisation at a venue etc.), looking after guests (artists, experts and the broader public from the Czech Republic and abroad), with cultural and social mapping (viewer satisfaction surveys) etc. You can also take part in special training programmes and get involved creatively (presentation, photography, writing reports, guide services). Each new volunteer goes through initial training (running every two weeks) where they learn all necessary information and then they can get involved and help at events of their own choosing according to their schedules, skills and interests. Contact: Eva Kraftová How to get involved: join-us-as-a-guardian-angel-of-pilsen-europeancapital-of-culture-2015



Nestůjte stranou / zapojte se

Angel Fest


The city we live in deserves our attention. Angel Fest is a festival of volunteer activities with a clear aim: to contribute to the repair and beautification of public space in Pilsen and to promote volunteering and socio-cultural non-profit organisations in our city. Apart from various interventions in the public space, the project will also include further social, cultural and other beneficial activities. Let’s give the city more colour and greenery; let’s contribute to a better coexistence, more comfortable handicapped mobility around the city; let’s inform people about the opportunities to volunteer; and let’s open Pilsen up to the world! The greater we are in number, the more visible the result. We create our city together! The second season of the festival will take place in September 2015. Follow our website at www. You can get involved as a volunteer for one or more events listed, by submitting your own project or by supplying work material. We will clean up and improve Pilsen’s parks, paint underpasses, repair and paint benches, construct wheelchair ramps and much more. Join in as an individual, send your employees to help, submit your own project! There is also a supporting programme including a concert, a rich programme of non-profit organisations, open days, debates etc. Partners: The City of Pilsen, Public Goods of Pilsen City Administration, Pilsner Urquell, Plzeňská teplárenská, Totem – RDC, DoRA (Regional Volunteering Agency), 72 hours and all lovely applicants with their own volunteering projects who can join the festival.


Buildings for Pilsen

Buildings for Pilsen

Buildings for Pilsen


Infrastructure will have a big influence on the successful realisation of the ECoC 2015 project and it will support the programme part. Pilsen City and other entities have invested large funds into this metropolis makeover with the help of European grants and realised several projects between 2010 and 2015: the riverbank cultivation Greenways plus revitalisation of Štruncovy sady; reconstruction of Světovar which allows Pilsen to open itself to new directions and trends in contemporary art, and to support social and community activities; the building of Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art; reconstruction of the natural amphitheatre; and last but not least, building the New Theatre with a modern main and studio stage and a backstage for the Philharmonic Orchestra.

The New Theatre The New Theatre building blossomed just next to the city centre in Jízdecká Street. The impulse for the new building came from the fact that the old Chamber Theatre in Prokopova Street ceased to comply with the requirements for operating a modern theatre and had serious health and safety deficiencies. The New Theatre building includes a grand auditorium for 500 spectators, a smaller studio room for 150 spectators, main audience spaces, and rehearsal rooms for drama, opera, musicals and ballet as well as for the orchestras and choirs. The operation’s five-storey building is linked with the theatre building by a shared underground basement and by footbridges. The operational building also includes the theatre backstage facilities, theatre club and a shared storage space in the basement. Pilsen theatre put itself on the European cultural map as the organiser of the International Festival Theatre, which is seen as one of the most important regular events of the theatre season in Central Europe. The Festival has been taking place annually since 1993, presenting the best of current Czech theatre productions as well as remarkable productions from top foreign theatre companies. At the time of Pilsen’s cultural presidency, the Festival will take place in the new building as well as the project’s opening ceremony in January 2015 and several productions of prominent dance and theatre companies (Les Slovaks, the Bubenicek brothers etc.).


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Buildings for Pilsen

The new building of Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen


The former Arts and Design Institute (UUD) of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, which has significantly supported the Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 project since the candidacy period, moved in October 2012 to a new and unique building that looks like an art factory. One year later, the institute was transformed into the Arts Faculty building recognising the legacy of a Pilsen figure, globally recognised designer Ladislav Sutnar. The new Faculty of Design and Art building is interesting due to the unique disposition of its studios and workshops. The progressive design of the building as an industrial hall reflects the most modern European trends. Its flexible equipment allows a quick change of the studio’s ground plan or reorganisation of the whole gallery space. The southern wall of the building is attached to a natural amphitheatre. By moving away a part of this wall you get a stage with basic infrastructure. The building not only serves the 500 students of the Faculty but is also a sought-after education centre for the new generation of Czech artists and Arts Management students as well as being another cultural point in the city.

Relax Centre Štruncovy sady

Techmania science center

Štruncovy sady forms a green space between the historical city centre and Pilsner Urquell Brewery at the confluence of the Mže and Radbuza Rivers. The space was revitalised between 2011 and 2012 with the aim of making the city centre more attractive, while also offering visitors sporting and relaxation opportunities that have both a cultural and aesthetic touch. The park has been extended up to the river confluence with access to both rivers, a new footbridge has been built to connect it to the brewery, and more activity areas have been created around the walking and cycling tracks including a freestyle sport centre with multipurpose playground, a children's playground, in-line ring, fitness track, skateboard centre and a climbing and boulder wall. A new outdoor gallery, exhibition stands and a space for outdoor theatre has opened up this space for other cultural activities.

Techmania is an experimental space for curious people that is a combination of informal education and tourist destination. Its aim is to help children and adults develop their relationship with science and technology through their own experiences and playing. It has found a home in the oldest part of the Škoda factory and in its six years of existence has become an important institution for informal education and a favourite leisure alternative. Recently, the premises have undergone an extensive reconstruction and today comprise two buildings and a spacious car park. The former Škoda canteen in the heritage-listed building has been changed into the first 3D Planetarium in the Czech Republic, opening in November 2013. Since March 2014, visitors have also been welcome in the science centre created by transforming an old factory hall. The Science Centre’s 10,000m2 premises present natural sciences, renewable energy sources and historical technology. Interactive

expositions, science shows, workshops and technical seminars are complemented by state-of-the-art labs and workrooms for the public and schools. The 3D Planetarium offers a variety of popular yet educational 3D/2D films. The whole experience is crowned by the Space exposition and the interactive globe Science on a Sphere. The Techmania Science Centre was founded by Škoda and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Long-term partners include the Pilsen Region and the Municipality of Pilsen. The construction of the Science Centre and 3D Planetarium was funded by the Operational programme called Research and Development for Innovations of the Ministry of Education with a total investment of CZK 576 million.

The rebuilding of Lochotín amphitheatre Pilsen is proud to have the largest outdoor stage and auditorium in the Czech Republic, with a capacity of 20,000 spectators. It was built in the 1950s and hosted the legendary folk & country festival Porta from 1983 until the late 1990s, which was attended by tens of thousands of people every year. Recently it has hosted Majáles student music festivals, Metalfest and summer open-air cinema screenings. The main aim of the renovation project planned to take place from September 2014 to June 2015 is to protect a significant cultural phenomenon and to create a modern audio-visual centre. The place should take the form of an ancient amphitheatre with a seating capacity of 6,000 places. The new look will open up new possibilities for educational programmes and leisure activities including amateur drama shows, concerts and festivals beyond the scope of the region.


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A city of history, a city with tradition. A city of culture and art. A city of sports. A city of research and development. A university city. The city that gave the beer its name. The city where the Škoda brand was born. A city where life is good. The royal city of Pilsen was founded in 1295 by King Wenceslas II at the confluence of four rivers: the Radbuza, Mže, Úhlava, and Úslava. The city enjoyed various privileges granted to it by kings, emperors and even the Pope himself, which reinforced the local pride and independence, with crafts and trade booming. This tradition was followed up on later by famous enterprises such as Škoda and the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. The industrial tradition of the city also contributed to its economic strength and the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century can be marked down as the golden era of Pilsen, which saw the construction of the Great Synagogue, the theatre, the City Clubhouse (Měšťanská beseda), a number of school buildings... The city was living culture and Pilseners were getting richer and paying attention to the style and the beauty around them. Among the unique heritage from this period are the interiors of Adolf Loos, who frequently stayed in Pilsen in the period at the turn of the 1920s and 1930s, and it was right here where he found a cultured clientele. It is not a coincidence that artists with world-famous names such as Ladislav Sutnar,

Jiří Trnka, Josef Skupa and a number of others come from Pilsen. World War II and the subsequent years of communism set Pilsen’s growth back, and the political division of Europe positioned the city on the hem of the Iron Curtain. Despite persecution, though, Pilseners never forgot the liberation of their city by the U.S. Army in 1945, and in 1953 even found the courage to revolt against the currency reform of the communist regime. After the fall of communism in 1989, they returned again with pride to their old traditions and Pilsen followed up on its successful history. The Pilsen of today is almost 140 km2 in area and has a population exceeding 168,000. It is the seat of a bishopric and a university. Continuing the industrial tradition of the city are enterprises such as Škoda Transportation a.s., Doosan Škoda Power s.r.o and a number of new businesses specialising in power engineering and transportation systems; the city is also growing into a major centre of research and development. Pilsen boasts the Techmania Science Centre, which contributes to the popularisation of science and technology among the general public. Brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Bohemia Sekt and Stock have a great tradition in Pilsen. Conditions facilitating the development of entrepreneurship are also supported by sufficient numbers of qualified workers, often graduates from the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen where over 17,000 students pursue their studies every year. Also, the Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University operates in Pilsen and has opened an advanced biomedical centre here. In the sporting arena, Pilsen has earned renown thanks to the likes of FC Viktoria Plzeň, HC Škoda Plzeň, Kateřina Emmons, David Křížek and a number of other successful sportspeople. Culture aficionados come to Pilsen for its rich spectrum of festivals and its museums, clubs, theatres and galleries. The Zoological and Botanical Gardens of the City of Pilsen invite you to relax and learn. The Pilsner Urquell Brewery is one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations in the Czech Republic and further spreads the reputation of the city whose name is concealed in the name of the world famous Pilsner Urquell beer. The area

surrounding the city boasts beautiful nature and invites you to discover sights commemorating, among other things, the illustrious Baroque era and the presence of Jan Blažej Santini Aichel. In 2015, Pilsen becomes the European Capital of Culture. It will open up to fresh cultural impulses, and welcome artists from various domains and corners of the world. Don’t miss out on the action and take a peek at what the small paradise of Pilsen has in store for you.


Adolf Loos’s interiors

Discover Pilsen For beer connoisseurs

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• Th  e Pilsner Urquell Brewery • The Gambrinus Brewery • The historic Brewery Museum and the Pilsen Historical Underground • The unique pubs and taverns with their own tradition and dozens of other pleasant places that you can find at


For those interested in history and historic sights • Th  e St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral featuring the tallest church spire in the Czech Republic • Th  e Renaissance Town Hall on Republic Square • The Franciscan Monastery with the Museum of Religious Art • The West Bohemian Gallery (The galleries Masné krámy – Medieval Meat Market Hall – and Galerie 13 – Exhibition Hall 13) • The West Bohemian Museum, featuring permanent exhibitions of archaeology, history, the municipal armoury and puppets. • The Ethnography Museum • The romantic ring of parks surrounding the historical centre (Proluka – The Gap – and Mlýnská strouha – The Mill Ditch) • Měšťanská beseda (The City Clubhouse) • The Great Theatre • The New Theatre • Patton Memorial Pilsen • The Meditation Garden • The Great Synagogue, fourth largest in the world • The Old Synagogue • Loos’s interiors in Pilsen (The apartment of J. Vogel at Klatovská 12, the apartment of V. Kraus at Bendova 10, the apartment of J. Brummel at Husova 58 and the house of O. Semler, Klatovská 110)

For parents and children • • • • • • • •

 lfa Theatre A The Puppet Museum The Museum of Ghosts and Fairy Tales The Zoological and Botanical Gardens of the City of Pilsen Dinopark West Park Techmania Science Centre and 3D Planetarium Air Park by the town of Zruč featuring dozens of aircraft and armoured equipment

Adolf Loos (1870–1933) is considered one the most outstanding Central European architects of the first third of the 20th century and a forerunner of functionalism, with a very progressive creative philosophy. In Pilsen, the creator of the famous Prague Villa Müller built about thirteen apartment interiors. Unfortunately, only some of them are still preserved. A new sightseeing route allows architecture aficionados to take a tour of some of these interiors. It was the present Klatovská Avenue, and its surroundings with a concentration of the majority of Loos’s interiors, that was the most sought-after Pilsen address in the period between the two World Wars, where distinguished businesspeople, doctors and factory owners resided. All of them wanted their apartments to be unique, modern and luxurious. And Adolf Loos was the one architect able to fulfil their visions and meet their demands.

The sightseeing route maps precisely this area, taking visitors to the apartment at 10 Bendova Street (the apartment of Vilém and Gerda Kraus) featuring a lounge tiled with rare marble, further to two rooms with Loos’s interiors at 12 Klatovská Avenue (a lounge and a dining room preserved from the original apartment of Doctor Vogel), and on to the apartment of Oskar Semmler at 110 Klatovská Avenue – the only property in Pilsen incorporating a typically Loosian feature, the so called Raumplan. Tours will be permitted also by the private owner of a house at 58 Husova Street, one of the best preserved works implemented by Loos in Pilsen. Organised by: Plzeň-TURISMUS For more details please visit

For sportspeople • • • • • • •

Slovany Swimming Pool Borský park Škoda Sport Park Škodaland Relax Park Štruncovy sady Football stadium (Doosan Arena) Ice hockey arena (ČEZ Aréna),


Plzeň – Evropské hlavní město kultury 2015   Poznejte Plzeň


Open your eyes


Not only has St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral become the symbol of the city, it also attracts the attention of all visitors to Pilsen. For all admirers of this magnificent Gothic edifice, the Bishopric of Pilsen has prepared guided tours designed to familiarise not just tourists but also Pilsen residents and students with the history of this Pilsen landmark and present the jewels hidden inside. Over the period from May to September 2015, there will be a guided tour once a month, in Czech and German, combined with an organ concert. On weekends, volunteers are scheduled to offer guide services in the cathedral. Organised by: Biskupství plzeňské (Bishopric of Pilsen)

Hidden City is an unconventional guide to Pilsen filled with stories, memories and interesting encounters. You will be taken through surprising recesses of Pilsen’s history and present. The guide will present you with a unique cocktail of themes, events, places and personalities, and show that there is more to Pilsen than meets the eye. Get under its skin... You can find the interactive map online at ­ In spring 2015, you can look forward to the launch of a mobile application also offering quite handy tourist information. For more information on the project please go to page 48.

Experience Pilsen Interactive city tours with a trained guide who will present the city from his/her own point of view, known as the city rally, are an offbeat way to discover the West Bohemian metropolis. A group of interested attendants move through the city following pre-prepared worksheets and working with language animation techniques during the tours so that they can familiarise themselves with the Czech or the German language very easily. This way of discovering Pilsen is intended primarily for German, Czech and mixed Czech-German groups during their visit to the West Bohemian metropolis. Organised by: Tandem Plzeň


How to get to Pilsen

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Tickets for European Capital of Culture 2015 events are available from:

Contact person: Eva Fürbachová Pilsen 2015 email: telephone: +420 727 968 651)

• Eventim network, • Pilsen ticket network, • Meeting Point on Republic Square • City of Pilsen Information Centre, 41 Republic Square, Pilsen • Peklo Culture House, 10 Pobřežní Street, Pilsen • Selected points of sale in the region in the Information Network

Tourist Information Centre TIC provides full information and tourist services, including tourist brochures, maps and souvenirs. náměstí Republiky 41 (next to the City Hall) 301 00 Plzeň web: email: telephone: +420 378 035 330 Opening hours: April – September: Mon – Sun / 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. October – March: Mon – Sun / 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


By car Distance from Prague: 91km, driving on D5 by car – 1 hour

Access to the programme for disabled people Pilsen 2015 is trying to make as much of its programme as possible accessible for people with disabilities. You can get more information at the Pilsen 2015 Meeting Point on Republic Square. They also offer leaflets with information about wheelchair access and routes, sign language options, audio guides and leaflets for visually impaired and blind people. There is also a list of contacts for local organisations offering other services such as walking assistance or city walks. The booth also includes a wheelchair accessible toilet. Pilsen 2015 will be issuing regular information brochures about the programme every three months, highlighting recommended activities for people with various types of disabilities and for families with children as well as people with limited mobility. We will also organise regular events for disabled people throughout the year in conjunction with specialised organisations. These will include walks and theatre shows translated into sign language, guided tours of exhibitions and special information leaflets with descriptions for visually impaired people.

Contact person for wheelchair users and people with disabilities: Miroslav Valina Czech National Disability Council email: telephone: +420 728 553 526 Contact person for visually impaired people: Hana Dostálová TyfloCentrum Pilsen email: telephone: +420 732 381 585 Contact person for hearing impaired people: Miroslav Hanzlíček Association for Deaf People Pilsen email: telephone: +420 731 147 645 Contact person for people with intellectual disabilities: Barbora Hrdonková Diakonie ČCE email: telephone: +420 734 280 835

GPS: Information Centre: 49°44‘53.412“N, 13°22‘39.129“E Paid parking lots and parking garages Sady Pětatřicátníků: 49°44‘51.999“N, 13°22‘23.531“E Parking garage Rychtářka: 49°44‘59.849“N, 13°22‘52.255“E Opening hours: 24/7 By train Direct lines from Prague Main Station to Pilsen every hour, the duration of the journey is 95 minutes. Pilsen Main Railway Station – Czech Rail: Information tel.: +420 972 522 579, international desk tel.: +420 972 524 235. From the Main Railway Station in Pilsen to the city centre: from the station to the right, by underpass to the tram stop (tram lines 1 and 2 towards Skvrňany, Bolevec). It is two stops to Republic Square. Public transport tickets are sold in the railway station hall (back left), desk No. 10 (Pilsen card/ Czech Rail courier), tel: +420 972 524 232. By bus Direct route from Prague: from Florenc and Zličín at least once an hour, duration 60 minutes. International links to and from all neighbouring capitals and many other European cities (Munich, Nuremberg, Cologne, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Geneva etc.). Pilsen Central Bus Station, Husova 60. Information tel.: +420 377 324 142. From the Central Bus Station to the city centre: trolleybuses 12, 11 (Americká stop), or tram 2 (Republic Square stop), or 15 minutes on foot. Public transport tickets are sold at desk 2, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, tel.: +420 377 327 272.


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How to get around Pilsen


Public transport Fares for public transport (bus, trolleybus and tram). A paper ticket for a single-journey adult fare is CZK 18, a fare for children aged 6–15 is CZK 9. An all-day adult fare is CZK 70 and must be filled in before travelling. Tickets are sold at the Information Centre on Republic Square, at the Central Bus Station, Main Railway Station and at some tobacconists. Tickets can be bought from the driver for an extra charge. Multi-journey SMS tickets for 35 minutes or 24 hours can be bought by sending a text message to 90206.

Pilsen’s accommodation facilities are renowned for their quality and comprise more than 5,500 beds in various categories, including 3,000 beds in modern hotels and B&Bs.

Scooters Instead of getting around Pilsen by car or public transport, you can opt for an alternative, healthy way. Don’t walk, try our scooters! There will be several rental points around Pilsen where you can hire a scooter with your Pilsen Card. Thanks to our unique information system, during 2015 you will be able to return the scooter to a different point.

Victoria Hotel Borská 19, +420 377 221 010 Rango Hotel Pražská 10, +420 377 221 188

The official hotel of Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 Ibis Hotel Pilsen Univerzitní 65, +420 377 887 777

U Zvonu Hotel Pražská 27, +420 378 011 855

Recommended hotels:

Rous Hotel Zbrojnická 7, +420 377 320 260

Courtyard by Marriott Sady 5. května 57, +420 373 370 100 Hotel Central Republic Square 33, +420 377 226 757 Angelo Hotel Pilsen U Prazdroje 6, +420 378 016 111

Golden Fish Hotel U Borského parku 27, +420 373 725 555 Purkmistr Hotel Selská náves 2, Pilsen – Černice, +420 377 994 311 B&B U Salzmannů Pražská 8, +420 377 235 476

Parkhotel U Borského parku 31 +420 378 722 977 Primavera Hotel Nepomucká 128, +420 378 020 500 Gondola Hotel Pallova 12, +420 377 994 211 U Pramenů Hotel Na Roudné 123, +420 377 522 255 Roudná Hotel Na Roudné 13, +420 377 259 926


Palace Hotel Na Roudné 23, +420 377 539 669


The Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen The gallery was founded in 1954 and has two exhibition premises: Masné krámy and House No. 13, both on Pražská Street. Under the leadership of the current director Roman Musil, only the third director in the gallery’s history, it stages ambitious, high quality exhibitions and publishes award-winning catalogues. A rich programme of exhibitions and accompanying events is being prepared for the year 2015.

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West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen


Partner Cultural Institutions in Pilsen

The West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen was established in 1878 and ranks among the largest museum institutions in the Czech Republic. The museum holds over 2 million objects in its collections from all fields of development of nature and society. Currently, visitors can find a total of eight permanent exhibitions here that are located in five different buildings. The museum also organises temporary exhibitions, events, workshops, fairs and concerts of classical music. The museum is an important centre for scientific work in a wide variety of disciplines.

J. K. Tyl Theatre

Gallery Vestředu

Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra The Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra ranks among the leading orchestras in the Czech Republic. The roots of the history of its predecessors date back well into the 19th century. The Philharmonic Association of Pilsen was founded in 1882 based on an incentive from Hynek Palla. Each season, the Philharmonic Orchestra organises over 80 concerts in Pilsen, the Pilsen Region and abroad, within four subscription series and beyond. The history of the orchestra has involved significant personalities in terms of its conductors and soloists; the current Chief Conductor of the orchestra is Thomas Brauner. In cooperation with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Pilsen 2015 is preparing special concerts and other events, such as a joint performance with the dance group Les Slovaks in the New Theatre in January 2015.

This centre of young art culture in Pilsen has recently moved to a new location on Martinská Street. The gallery, founded by students and graduates of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, organises all its important events on Wednesdays but is open for the whole week except Mondays. The diverse programme maps out different styles and genres, and presents the most interesting works to be seen from artists from the coming generation. In the gallery VESTŘEDU, you can expect important guests, such as Kateřina Šedá, Aleš Najbrt, Milena Dopitová and many more. If you feel well among young people of all styles, appearances and talents, the Vestředu gallery is the best place to find them. Although the space of the gallery is modest, the concentration of interesting exhibitions, installations and multimedia projects pulls you into a world which had been absent from Pilsen for a long time.

Beseda Cinema Gallery of the City of Pilsen

The J. K. Tyl Theatre consists of five ensembles which each year produce around 500 performances of drama, opera, operetta, musicals and ballet. Titles which constitute the backbone repertoire of theatre scenes around the world are rotated with original novelties and Czech premieres of plays by foreign playwrights. The J. K. Tyl Theatre continues to also present opera, symphony, operetta and musical concerts, and builds on its tradition of Sunday concert matinees. On 2 September 2014, the building of the New Theatre was inaugurated, together with the Grand Theatre, providing the facilities for the work of theatre artists and comfort for audiences.

The Gallery of the City of Pilsen presents current art events to the public. It brings a unique perspective on contemporary visual arts in a regional context. It focuses mainly on contemporary Czech and foreign artists, presenting up-to-date trends in contemporary art to the public. The gallery organises special events and education programmes, and publishes expert catalogues accompanying current exhibitions.

The Beseda Cinema with its 100 seat capacity and unique programme, differs from both of the other multiplex cinemas in Pilsen. While multiplex cinemas are geared towards new films, Beseda focuses on a carefully selected and profiled programme with an alternative content. It aims to attract audiences with film screenings presenting interesting film personalities, topics and films which cannot usually be seen. Beseda also broadcasts live performances from theatres and concerts, and recordings of exceptional cultural events including, for example, world exhibitions. Other popular events involve afternoon film projections with a discount for seniors.


Contacts Jiří Suchánek Director Jiří Sulženko Programme Director

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Petr Forman Artistic Chief Christian Potiron Participation Manager and Deputy Programme Director Radovan Auer Director of Marketing and Communication

Contacts for other Pilsen 2015 team members and members of the Administrative and Supervisory Board can be found at Please follow Pilsen 2015 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest for the latest info!




Practical Information  Partners

European Neighbours’ Day

Josef Kajetan Tyl Theatre

European Theatre Season

Divadlo pod lampou


Dominik Centre

Finále festival



DOMUS – family centre

Melina Mercouri Day

21st School Pilsen

Preschool of the 21st Elementary School in Pilsen

Kdyně Retirement Home


24, o. s.

reMIND festival


Mud, Poverty and Bohemians

3331 Arts Chiyoda

Community Gallery

Envic, o. s.

700 Years of Pilsen City Foundation

Historical Weekend

Forgotten Garden; Blossoming Pilsen; Wardrobe of Wonders (Foster the City)


Melina Mercouri Day

A.S.L. Livingstone, spol. s r. o.


EU-Japan Foundation

EU-Japan Fest

Aleš Hejna

Crosses and Intruders; Green Map of Pilsen (Foster the City)

EuroNova & Partners spol. s r.o.

Europe Day

Alliance francaise

Literature projects / Bonjour Pilsen / Music Fest

Eva Štýbrová

Světovar; Melina Mercouri Day

Anděl café

Literature Night


Hidden City, European Neighbours’ Day, Foster the City



Architects in school + Proměny Foundation + Czech Architect Association

Memorandum Architecture in Education

Pilsen City archive

Hidden City; Pilsen Photo Album

ART Prom

Lively Street


Green Map of Pilsen

Balet, o. s. Baroque in Bohemia

Nečtiny Chapel

Bayern Design, Gmbh

Know-how exchange

Benedikt Tolar


NoName Tearoom

Eigasai – festival of current Japanese films

Pilsen Drawing Biennial Pilsen Episcopacy – Pilsen Diocese

Pilsen Drawing Biennial CITY'S SOUL (Pilsen Night of Churches, Pils Alive, Advent and Christmas in St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, Open Your Eyes)


Melina Mercouri Day


Pilsen Tunes; Melina Mercouri Day

Bavaria Bohemia Centre


European Information Centre Europe Direct Pilsen Excellent Pilsen

Europe Ball; Pilsen is also a Woman

FAIAR / In Situ Network

Art school in public space

Falzum stop, o. s.

A Forged Time

Farma v jeskyni, o. s.


Fotoklub Plzeň, o. s.

Melina Mercouri Day; European Neighbours’ Day; photography courses

Fresh Films Ltd.

Festival of Light Pilsen

Jiří Trnka Gallery Klatovy Gallery, Klenová The Gallery of the City of Pilsen

Jiří Trnka’s Studio; tutoring programmes

The Gallery of the City of Pilsen


Vestředu Gallery

Support for a student gallery; European Neighbours’ Day

Goethe Institut

Locop, Pilsen Wanderings

František Křižík Grammar School

I Will Turn 20 in 2015

Hafan studio Planá

Information network

Chemistry Gallery Prague

We Around Us

Svržno horse breeding

Centenary of Hostouň horse-breeding farm and 70th anniversary of Lipican breed preservation

Community Work Centre for West Bohemia

Creative Democratic School; Foster the City; Containers to the World.

Antidrug Prevention and Therapeutic Centre

Municipal River Baths ALIVE!


International volunteer workcamps

Spanish Culture and Education Centre

Mediterranean festival; Week of Hispanic Culture

Pilsen Region Information Centre

Cirk La Putyka


Information network - Klenčí pod Čerchovem, Manětín, Rokycany, Infocentrum of Radnice and the micro region, Spálené Poříčí, Železná Ruda Information and Tourist Centre

Církevní gymnasium


Art Institute – Drama Department

Creative industries

i-report, s. r. o.

Žebřík music awards

Melina Mercouri Day; Africa Live! festival

Jaromír Čížek

Spring cultivation in Roudná (Foster the City)

Literature Night


Jazz Without Borders

OTTA (Activism and participation; Education)

Polyglot language school


Conference: Collaboration of neighbouring countries in water management and flood protection

Jean-Marc Caracci

Homo Urbanus Europeanus

JOHAN, z. s.

Slam Poetry International

cojc gGmbH – Czech-Bavarian theatre network Cultura Africa Czech Centres Czech Architect Association Czech Chamber of Chartered Engineers and Technicians


Divadlo Dialog Plzeň, o. s.

Czech Sokol Community, Pilsen branch

Sokol Meeting

Czech sport 21

Stop zevling festival

Český západ, o.p. s.

Melina Mercouri Day

Člověk v tísni

One World


Pilsen Photo Album

Darovanský dvůr Resort

Information network

DC Eagle

Melina Mercouri Day

Del Arte

Melina Mercouri Day


Summer City Fest

The Alfa Theatre The Archa Theatre

Jsme částí Země, o. s.

Bees for Pilsen; Europe’s Natural Wonders

Junák, Střela Pilsen branch

Skaut valley; European Neighbours’ Day (Foster the City)



Foligno 35th infantry band

European Neighbours’ Day

Klášter Chotěšov, o. s.


Pilsen City Library

Pilsen Photo Album

Regional Economic Chamber of the Pilsen Region k světu.

Containers to the World; Pecha Kucha nights in Pilsen; Waterfront to the World; scooter hire

Skupa’s Pilsen

Nepomuk Cultural and Information Centre

Information network

Akcent festival

Nýrsko Culture and Information Centre


Practical Information  Partners

KVAS, z.s.

Hidden City

Pilsen Children’s Choir with Bedřich Smetana Art School

Musica Acalantis

La Cabra Loca

European Neighbours’ Day

The Pilsen Region

Ladislav Kincl

Pilsen Fires

9 Weeks of Baroque; Regional network; Summer Olympic Games for Children and Youth 2015

POL Agency

“Saint” Costume exhibition


European Neighbours’ Day



Ledovec, o. s.

European Neighbours’ Day

Post Bellum

Stories of our Neighbours

Lions Club

Melina Mercouri Day



Lukáš Červenka

Melina Mercouri Day

Profil Media, s. r. o.

Domus – design exhibition

Mad Cirkus


Maison en Folie, Mons

Presentations of Pilsen in Mons and of Mons in Pilsen

Maják Plzně

Municipal River Baths ALIVE!

Mobile architectonic office

Municipal River Baths ALIVE!


Touch maps

MAS Český západ

Rural region to Pilsen; Information network


Melina Mercouri Day

Town of Plasy

Information network (Plasy Municipal Library)

Domažlice City Cultural Centre

Chod Fest; information network

International Drawing Biennial Pilsen

Drawing Biennial

International Festival THEATRE Pilsen, legal entities association

International Festival THEATRE

Dobřany municipal cultural and information centre

Information network

Horšovský Týn municipal cultural centre

Information network

Stříbro municipal cultural centre

Information network

Sušice municipal information centre

Information network

Mgr. Helena Dienstbierová Šimicová

The story of Světovar

Mgr. Renata Vordová

Open book readings

Místní borci, o. s.

Concerts in Nebe

The Museum of the Southern Pilsen Region

Information network

Museum and Gallery of Northern Pilsen Region in Marinská Týnice

Information network; 6 and 9 Weeks of Baroque

Museum of Czech Forests in Tachov

Information network

Customs Museum

Hidden City

Sporting Youth Foundation

Festival of sport

Green Treasure Foundation

Open Gardens weekend

National Monument Preservation Institute National Technical Museum – Centre of Architectural Heritage in Plasy Ocet, o. p. s.

Animania; Singing Gardens

District Economic Chamber of the Pilsen Region Oupn Ér, o. s.

Summer festival Šídlovák Open Air

p. Šlesinger

New Wine celebrations


Summer of Theatre; My life with…

Paradisus, o. s.

Monastery garden

Pavel Černý

European Neighbours’ Day

Pavel Trnka


Petr Triner

Pilsen through the eyes of Karel Votlučka

Pěstuj prostor, z. s.

Succession organisation ensuring the sustainability of the Foster the City programme

Hana Boříková

Documentary – Thank you, America! memorial / Jan Kovařík

Pilsen on a Bicycle

Melina Mercouri Day; Foster the City

Pilsen Diplomatic Simulation


Regional Economic Chamber of the Pilsen Region Nečtiny Regional Museum

Information network

Regional Development Agency of the Pilsen Region Robert Hořínek

European Neighbours’ Day

Salesian Youth Centre

Philatelic Olympiad


Frost does not burn the nettle

Pilsen Stop association

European Neighbours’ Day; Foster the City


Melina Mercouri Day

Sport Club Slavia Pilsen

Sporting Youth


For the salvation of St Giles church

Písek Malt House

Time Machine – History of Europe

Czech-Slovak Club

Czech-Slovak Days

Word 21


Public Goods of Pilsen City Administration

DEPO2015; public space; Linden twig 2015

Education and Research Library of the Pilsen Region

European Language Day; Literature Corners in Pilsen; Literature Night

Art School Zámeček

Sculpting symposium; Melina Mercouri Day

Sirkus – Sušice Cultural Centre

Information network

World According to Jacob

5 Rivers

Šárka Korunková, Pavel Cvrček

Map of unofficial cycle paths (Foster the City)

Tandem – Czech-German Youth Exchange Coordination centre

Experience Pilsen!; Melina Mercouri Day

Tanec Praha, o. s.

Tanec Praha in Pilsen

NO-TA dance company

Světovar – artist residency

Techmania Science Centre

Meeting of science centre directors

Theatre Le Manege Mons


Totem- regional volunteer centre

Community Gallery; European Neighbours’ Day

TRK, o. s.

Mini Pilsen

Uličník, o. s.

Pianos in public spaces

Artist Union of the Pilsen Region

Colour on the Streets

The Division of Concept and Development of Pilsen City

Open Up conference; Foster the City

V boudě

Melina Mercouri Day

Veteran Car Club

European Neighbours’ Day

Waldorfská Primary School Dobromysl, o. p. s.

European Neighbours’ Day; wo–co Husovka

Zach’s Pub


The West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen

Exhibitions in Munich; Lindauer and West Bohemian Baroque

The University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

Arts Management (FDU); Invenio (FDU); Ladislav Sutnar (FDU); Literature Night (University Library); Pilsen Photo Album (FF); Uncle Tom’s Cottage (PFE); Journalist workshop (FF)

The West Bohemian Museum in Pilsen

Animation programmers at the Museum; Pilsen Photo Album; Community Gallery; Puppet’s Memory; NeMo Conference; Museum Night etc.

Zdeněk Raboch

How they Played in Pilsen (and Play) – photo exhibition

Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra

Smetana Days

Jagellonská Art School

Pilsen Folklore Scene


Trnka Art School

European Neighbours’ Day

Pilsen Deaf Union

Literature Night

Zuzana Zbořilová

Architecture education in Pilsen schools

Pilsen Municipal Public Transport Authority

Conference: “Clever and healthy public transport in the city” 2015; Pilsen ticket

Jewish community Žonglér, o. s.

New circus workshops in Pilsen


Practical Information  Partners

The Region


TOPland Brd, o. s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Horšovský Týn Chateau

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Baroko v Čechách, o. s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Hrádek u Sušice Chateau

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Bart, o. s. - master classes of organ playing in Úterý

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Manětín Chateau NPÚ

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

NoName Tearoom Šťáhlavice

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Nebílovy Chateau NPÚ

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Czech Conservation Association in Radnice

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Kozel Chateau NPÚ

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Dvůr gigant Záluží

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Rochlov Castle

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Manětín Parish, Plasy

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Týnec Castle

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Klatovy Gallery, Klenová

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Žinkovy Castle

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Chodsko žije, z.s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Světce Riding School / the town of Tachov

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Kladruby Monastery, National Heritage Institute

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Plasy Monastery, National Heritage Institute

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Klatovské katakomby, o. s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

aedec Strasbourg

Kolegium pro duchovní hudbu Klatovy, o. s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Brave Kids Wroclaw

KOS, o. s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

British Chambers of Commerce

Lamberská stezka, o. s. Žihobce

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Bulgarian Culture Institute

MAS Český západ – local partnership

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Bavaria Bohemia Schönsee Centre

MAS Radbuza

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Czech Centres

MěKS Domažlice

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Danish Embassy in the Czech Republic

The town of Horažďovice

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Jerusalem Days in Prague

The town and museum of Přeštice

9 Weeks of Baroque festival


The town of Planá

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

French Institute / Institut Français de Prague

The town of Rokycany

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Goethe Institut

Dobřany Municipal Library and information centre

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

L’Ecole du Futur Mons

The town of Chudenice

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Maison Folie Mons

The museum and village of Nečtiny

9 Weeks of Baroque festival


Nepomuk micro-region

9 Weeks of Baroque festival


Monte verde, o. s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival


Museum of Czech Forests in Tachov

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Mons 2015 and a network of other European Capitals of Culture

Blovice Museum

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Numédiart Mons

Domažlice Museum

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Austrian Culture Forum

Mariánská Týnice Museum

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Romanian Culture Institute

Přeštice Museum

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Theaterpädagogische Zentrum das Ei + A-BASTA!, o. s.

Sušice Museum

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Transcultures Mons

Czech Forest Publishing

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Embassy of Finland

Nícov / Foundation

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Embassy of Latvia

The village of Chotěšov

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Embassy of Macedonia

The village of Klášter

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Embassy of Norway

The village of Strašín

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Embassy of Germany

The village of Svojšín

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Embassy of Israel

The village of Spálené Poříčí

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Embassy of Sweden

The village of Vejprnice

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Embassy of Switzerland

Štědrý amateur company / M. Anton

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Wallonie-Bruxelles International

OTISK, o. s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Postřelí, o. s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Rašelina, o. s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Sdružení Lochotínský pavilon, o. s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Stará cesta, o. s.

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Býkov farm

9 Weeks of Baroque festival

Foreign partners


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Policejní pro začal jubilejní Skalka. na chebském Mykologové čal v Ostrově, „Důvodem mluvčí nevyvrátila, kterou landr andr na obviněníMiroslav Fi- kendu sídlišti Výstavu v Mariánských o víže počet pro tuto nosti předvedli široké veřejfilmového45. ročník li členové Dnes ník Dětského snaha obviněných tu uspořádaplatku reagoval, z přijímání ních pořádal Lázpřes 400 druhů může ještě vzrůst. úplatku změnu zm 12 oslovit Mykologic a / 16 televizního hub valu bu že takový je která vizního Mluví se o nejen z Chebska. Mykologický počet dětí mnohem Slavkovský Oty kého kluutek se nestal. tom, že úplatky skutek festimá a jejich větší „Peníze jsem klub (MK) Slavkovský je letos Hofmana. les. „Lidi dost obdivovali mohly sehrát a. Do soutěže zvat je rodičů rodič ří milují oslovit všechny, les ve přihlášeno spolupráci se roli i v dalších po žádné firmě a ani ke společným ...2 a přitřeba Bio ať již klasických o osm obří, 40kilový stavebnici městských kteěl,“ řekl v pátek osobě ne- něné krajinné Správou chrávějířovec obveřejných zakáz- chtěl,“ filmů, tám, jako 1ních, aktivi- Živo bude Merkur. směremks rovský a nebezpečný, kách. nebo televiz- To je také jsou hry a volný Filandr. oblasti Slav„Jde o nichž e o výmysl a voln čas. Točna a rovněž v divadélku Pokud lyšícívětšině. letos hlavním Počasí přesto já dlouho pře- kovský les. rozhodovat atraktivní hřib bude de tradičně tem festivalu,“ Policisté obsadili mýšlím Ostrově. na dalších místech lím o tom, kdo grafiku jde o vizuální v regionu satan,“ uvedl Hosty tradičně několik Zítra Městský spělá, Pošmura. „Pro tento za tím stojí. úřad v Oloví festivalu, ik porot. na Pavlasová uvedla téma- ročník styl a jakékoli pomoci lákala možv 12 složená / ná zástupci 16 nost zvítězil ve čtvrtek. Kri- Možná MartiDo- týmu. 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Během Chebu je nádhernáOpekara z změnou Varech. oba dny jsme měnou ré dokumenty zajistili někte- ci starosty, kých filmů písničkam v 01:56 /ganizaci 16:22 festivalu rosty, odpovědělna funk- nezastavili,“ i z čes- je účast dětí se v ora počítač v kannovinkou jetím zapojoval Ten svýmKar- vali veškeré Bio žáci prezentosnaha a hájení nadšení lidí, usmíval jedno- seda tvůrčí dílny z Multimedi značně, přesunuté je jeho za- na něm bude pohádek. Rušno kteří akci pořá-a tivalového ě, že se k tomu detaily účastníky po- vrhu, MK Jiří Pošmurase před- dohromady 1 i v dalšíchRu nechystá. svého logicky na neděli. valových asi 1200 návštěv- dají. „Důležitá je ta fes- odpovídali rá se svým pro neslyšící, ální by. Letos dění přímo z Chebu. „Na naši a profesioná nádnech. festikonfronfe tace nás méně do expozici dorazilo níků. Je to více než ktepojetím areálu vznikla V klášterním 13227 porovat kláštern jiné roky. zkušených house uskuteční snaží pod- interní soutěž, ve škole tvor- tazy učitelů,na nepříjemné lně Zítra Velký zájem rozvoj bařů s opravdovými také je zejména o neslyšících komunikac ším půdorysu. ale na dovýstava, výstav kteří se tvorby 13 / 17 ra- ky,“ pochvaloval odbornítentokrát jak svých svěřenců e vlastní Úkol byl vážněj- nezúčastňo si. minoritě směrem k třetího ročníku 9 771210 (kuč) žákům Východ a západ 920037 a kultuře, vali, takže vůbec klauzura, Slunce: 07:09 tak vyhrazen takže zadán jako nezaujatou hlavouhod mohli s Východ a západ / 18:26 měli Filmový jeden týden,na práci Měsíce: 09:57 festival notit. / 19:38 kdy bez mana vyvrcholí Oty HofBošov – Dvakrát B hlášenímv ve ýsledků. středu vyzahajovat jednu slavnostně má být za řidičům za dva a tutéž stav(mel) 1323 bu? bu Možné to roky,“ potěšilo. 3 je, což potvrdilo uvedl při repríze „I když se páteční pá zahájení tahle oficiální obnovení stavby ředitel karlovarské stavba přímo Lubence skončení stavby VÁCLAVA 9 771 prací pr nedotkne, bočky Ředitelství po- protože na modernizaci 210 51 SIMEONOVÁ dopravu. Kromě sloužit pro končí 5035 silnic a dálR6 mezi Karlovými silnice nic(ŘSD) úseku Lubebencem, je to těsně před Lu- nec – Bošov MartinLeichter. Cheb – Vary a sedou signál, že se Prahou Pr se ale připravují Letošní Jedním z řady o zvláštních poblíž Bošova. tury s i kritiků poči- stavbou R6 bude snad dál se další stavby. Podle První nu bývalého pokus pok názvem festival litera- zvířat. smyslech bylo fiasko. Leichtera po- by v roce v chebském Knihobran ministra dopravy kračovat,“konstato Krátce po A kdo 2015 měly být zahájení zah a blokování stavbu přišel hned připraPůvodně měla val. lem přírody. muzeu točil í se ku, veny stavby výstavby R6 nistr nis dopravy stopnul exmi- hejtman silnice R6 v úseku měl jedinečnou stavba stát byl přes 1,6 ze začátkoJosef Vít totiž Jako Nové Bárta, Novotný. „Když miliardy. ŘSD Strašecí – Řevničov oblíbená vyvolalo vyv tradičně projít si aktuální možnost se ale lavinu protestů což se stavba zastavila, před začátkem akce souvisela s aktuální za zvem 'Ptáci regi- ni být musely na výstavu onálních oná její obnovy do- předpokládanou cenu výstavou. politiků, a dokonce hodlo se společností peníze. Tři 1,9 mii 'p 'ptačí' expozice. se vracejí!...' s náliardy vznikla vzn A tou je borným komentáře Eurovia, čova korun a obchvat Řevnipetice za pokračování chlapci z tehdejší roky měli která je hlavním i s odJak uvedla zice mezi koalice na to, včetně obchvatu stavby. stav m. Expoaby ji zase spustili, Nyní jsou údajně na částečném dodavatelem, vic za k ková a neudělali z Muzea Simona Liptá- dila velmi návštěvníky 2,16 miliardy Krušoruky že se nic ruky, zásnížení ceny. vzbuŘidiče ještě kladné korun. Cheb, zá zájem podobného ne- to. 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Change of programme reserved. Published by: Plzeň 2015, o.p.s. in December 2014. Contact address: Pražská 19, Pilsen 301 00, Czech republic Print: ASTRON print, s. r. o. Veselská 699, Prague-Letňany 19900 Editorial staff: Jiří Sulženko, Jiří Suchánek, Petr Forman, Radovan Auer, Mirka Reifová, Zuzana Filípkováand other Pilsen 2015 team members. Programme supervision: Jiří Sulženko, Petr Forman Text edit: Kateřina Kvasničková, Mirka Reifová Translation: Ing. Petra Borovanská, Filip Miller Photographs: Michal Šeba, Václav Šváb, Miroslav Chaloupka, Gabriela Homolová, Roman Pekař, Libor Nesvadba, Josef Němec, Josef Adlt, Václav Hynčík, Bart Grietens (LesSlovaks), Jana Lábrová-Rabenhauptová (Manège Carre Senart), Philip Ducap (Maceo Parker), Pascal Victor (Royal de Luxe), Philippe Laurençon (Cirque Trottola), Mario Del Curto (David Dimitri), Martin Faltus (La Putyka), Robin Shoen Heřman (Japan Fest), Vojtěch Brtnický (Dance Prague), Pavel Křivánek (JK Tyl Theatre; Jazz Without Borders), Lukáš Fuchman (k světu.), Lucie Pumprová (Studio Petrohrad; Pap–rna: představení Mah hunt, Lenka Vágnerová&Company); Karel Funda (DEPO); Petr Novotný (Dae Men); Rebbeca Hopé (Les Ballets Bubeníček) etc. Illustration: p. 58: Garden 2: Slonograf. Used with the permission of Matyáš Trnka. p. 61: Gottfried Lindauer: Rewi Manga Maniapoto, 1882. Used with the permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift by Henry E. Partridge, 1915. p. 62: Gottfried Lindauer: Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, undated. Used with the permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift by Henry E. Partridge, 1915. p. 87: Munich: E. K. Liška, Hagar and Izmael in the Desert, 1883. From the collection of the West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen. Graphics: Martin Bušek, Jan Dienstbier, Petr Rožánek ISBN: 978-80-905671-9-1

Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 Book Two – Programme Outline First Publication, December 2014 ISBN: 978-80-905671-9-1

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Book Two – Programme Outline  

Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 Book Two Programme Outline

Book Two – Programme Outline  

Pilsen – European Capital of Culture 2015 Book Two Programme Outline


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