23 September 2015 The Conrad Festival without children? Never!
Without children, literature has no future, and neither do literary festivals. The Conrad Festival is an initiative that has been fully aware of that fact from the very beginning. This is why there is a steadily growing children’s literature presence at the festival.
We will dedicate two days of the festival – Saturday and Sunday – to the youngest members of the audience. The first day, the children’s programming will start with the fresh and original take on The Little Prince, directed by Mark Osborne, at the Kino pod Baranami cinema. Later, there will be a meeting with Benjamin Chaude and Ramona Bădescu, creators of the Pomelo book series – they will tell us about where he came from and how he captured children’s imaginations.
What connects Conrad and the youngest viewers? That’s simple: they like to travel. This is why we’re inviting the children to a short cruise through Krakow’s Main Square –All ahead: literary journeys with Conrad. As part of the workshop meetings, we will talk about the modes and destinations of travel, but also about how not to get lost on the way. Helping us will be two renowned travellers: Agnieszka Taborska and Agnieszka Stelmaszyk. There are even more events for the youngest festival-goers, which will develop their imaginations and awaken their desire to travel! At the cartographic-literary workshops, the children will meet with Szymon Kloska.
On Sunday, we will journey to the Fascinating world of bees – we will find out about the unusual customs of these useful insects, thanks to Piotr Socha, the author of the new large-format album Pszczoły [Bees]. During the workshops, the young participants will take on the role of beginner beekeepers and build their own bee hives.
During the theatrical workshops Spin a tale! with Wioletta Szuba-Franczak, participants will be invited to improvise their own story (the starting point will be Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are) about wondrous monsters and to create a sound and movement illustration.
Grzegorz Kasdepke is (or should be!) known as a long-time editor of children’s magazine Świerszczyk and an author of children’s books. During the meeting The storyteller and other oddities, he will talk about what he knows best. It is also worth attending the second Literackie Baranki Dzieciom event, with a screening of Przygody Pyzy Mazowieckiej [The Adventures of Pyza Mazowiecka]. What’s more, after the show, there will be art activities for the children.
Come and join the Conrad Festival and the Children’s Literature Festival!
Children’s programming at the Conrad Festival is organised in cooperation with the Children’s Literature Festival.
Entrance to all events is free, with prior reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (12) 421-29-41