The VIII Festival of the Protestant Culture ”The Spaces of Freedom”

It is 100 years since Poland regained its independence. The year 2018 also abounds in many other important anniversaries that are related to freedom – the main theme of this year’s Festival of the Protestant Culture.

The rich program of the Festival is the result of the cooperation of churches, institutions and organizations in Wroclaw, which have prepared a total of over 20 events. The scientific conference, debate, performances and film screenings, concerts, exhibitions, lectures, walks and family events – everyone will be able to find something interesting for themselves. The nature of the events is also diverse – from entertainment, through cultural and religious events, to the meetings of scientists and people dealing with social problems and politics.

– In preparing the program of this year’s Festival of the Protestant Culture, we tried to reflect not only the unique character of the Jubilee of 100 years of independence, but also to focus on the theme of freedom and refer to the open, ecumenical image of Wroclaw – said Professor Wojciech Szczerba, Rector of the Evangelical School of Theology. – The program therefore includes events for children, young people, adults and seniors. They are organized not only by Protestant churches – our partners are, among others, the University of Wroclaw, the National Forum of Music and the Bente Kahan Foundation.

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On the Martin Luther Comment on "Magnificat”
On the Martin Luther Comment on "Magnificat”

The 8th Festival of the Protestant Culture ”The Spaces of Freedom”

About the 8th Festival of Protestant Culture

Timetable of Events

May 6 (Sunday)

10.00 God called us up for Freedom – The VIII Festival of the Protestant Culture opening service (read more)

Lutheran Church, Kazimierza Wlk. 29, Wroclaw

18.00 Synagogue Music of the Orient – concert of the band ”The Piyut Ensemble” (Event organized by Bente Kahan Foundation within Israel’s Day) (read more)*

White Stork Synagogue, Pawla Wlodkowica 7, Wroclaw

May 7 (Monday)

The Spaces of Freedom – an open symposium

9:00 Opening of the exhibition dedicated to Albert Schweitzer, Peace Nobel Prize winner

EWST, sw. Jadwigi 12, Wroclaw

10.00 – 16. 00 Freedom and Responsibility – international scientific conference (read more)

Lecture Hall at EWST,  sw. Jadwigi 12, Wroclaw

18.00 – 20. 00 Let’s Talk about Freedomdiscussion panel with the participation of the President of Wroclaw, Rafal Dutkiewicz, the Bishop of the Lutheran church, Waldemar Pytel and a Special Guest.****

Moderating the debate ­– Prof. Dr. hab. Adam Jezierski, Rector of the University of Wrocław, Prof. Dr. hab. Wojciech Szczerba, Rector of the Evangelical School of Theology.

Introductory lecture – Difficult Freedom, Rev. Prof. Tomáš Halík, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Oratorium Marianum Hall at University of Wroclaw, Plac Uniwersytecki 1

May 8 (Tuesday)

9.00 – 11.30  Freedom’s Witnesses – a walk in Wroclaw

The walk will start at Edyta Stein’s House, Nowowiejska 38, Wroclaw

19.00 Storm and Luther’s Forbidden Letter – an open family film screening**

New Horizons Cinema, Kazimierza Wielkiego 19a-21, Wroclaw

May 9 (Wednesday)

09.00 Storm and Luther’s Forbidden Letter – a screening for schools **

New Horizons Cinema, Kazimierza Wielkiego 19a-21, Wroclaw

17.00  Jan Amos Komenski in Poland meeting with Manfred Richter, the author of a book on Comenius

Lutheran Church, Kazimierza Wlk. 29, Wroclaw

19.00 A Mighty Fortress – jazz concert by Jagodzinski Trio featuring Agnieszka Wilczynska

Church of Christ in Poland, Rev. Brzoski 1, Wroclaw

May 10 (Thursday)

18.00 Love in the Time of Resistance – Freya – special screening of the film about von Moltke family and discussion on civil responsibility

Lutheran Church, Kazimierza Wlk. 29, Wroclaw

May 11 (Friday)

9.00 – 11.30  Freedom’s Witnesses – a walk in Wroclaw

The walk will start at Edyta Stein’s House, Nowowiejska 38, Wroclaw

16.00 The Bible and Nationalism – lecture by Dr. Slawomir Torbus, ending with discussion

Academy of Third Age, EWST, sw. Jadwigi 12, Wroclaw

18.00 The Puzzle – musical for children

First Baptist Church in Wroclaw, Klodnicka 2, Wroclaw

19.00 On the Martin Luther Comment on Maria’s hymn „Magnificat” – lecture by Krzysztof Rzonca and Aleksander Rzonca

Lutheran Church, Kazimierza Wlk. 29, Wroclaw

20.30 Free and Independent – laser show

Lutheran Church, Kazimierza Wlk. 29, Wroclaw

May 12 (Saturday)

11.00 – 15.00 The Space-time of Joy

The workshop of occupational therapy ”Marina” opening ceremony and three exhibitions dedicated to the Reformation
Festivities – animations, games, fair of handicrafts, sports competitions, shows (rugby in wheelchairs, hand bikes, old cars, motorcycles, uniformed services) and other attractions

ECDE Foundation, Ksiedza Marcina Lutra 2-8, Wroclaw

18.00 RAPformation – rap concert by Nikos Obrazoburca (Mikolaj Papatolios)

Pentecostal Church „Antiochia”, Sepia 2/6, Wroclaw

May 13 (Sunday)

18.00 Harmonischer Gottesdienst – musical service – concert of the band „Overtone” and the tenor Maciej Gocman ending the VIII Festival of the Protestant Culture. The program includes the compositions by Baroque composers (D. Buxtehude, S. Capricornus, P. H. Erlebach, J. S. Bach, G. P. Telemann).
The concert is co-organized by the National Forum of Music***

The Red Hall, National Forum of Music, Plac Wolnosci 1

 

* Ticketed event, for more information please visit the site of Bente Kahan Foundation http://fbk.org.pl

** You need a free ticket, for more information please visit the site www.fkp.wroclaw.pl/storm or call +48 71 394 74 42

*** Ticketed event, for more information please visit the site of the National Forum of Music https://bilety.nfm.wroclaw.pl

**** You need to register, for more information please visit the site www.fkp.wroclaw.pl/rejestracja

 

The project is co-financed from the budget of the Culture Department of the City of Wroclaw.

The project is co-financed from the budget of the Lower Silesia Voivodship.

 

Join us in Wroclaw!

Most of the events are free but some require registration or tickets