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Event

Solidarity with Belarus

University of Gdansk, Baltic Sea Cultural Centre. Club Buffet, 21-03-2013 - 23-03-2013

Action "Solidarity with Belarus" has already grown into the program of cultural events in Gdansk. This year edition is going to take place under a shared slogan "Independent culture of Belarus" . The events within this action will take place at the University of Gdansk, at the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre and club Buffet.

The date for this action, the weekend between 21-st and 23-rd of March has been chosen purposely. This date relates to the date of establishing Belarus People's Republic, considered to be marking the beginning of Belarusian  state. Today, celebrating the beginning of Belarusian Republic is forbidden by dictatorial  government of Alexander Lukaszenko, and the events organized around "Solidarity with Belarus" are meant to remind present political situation in Belarus.

But Belarus is not just dictatorship. In this year, directed by the slogan "Independent culture of Belarus", we want to introduce audience in Gdansk to independent Belarusian artists creating despite the regime.

On 21-st of March at University of Gdansk Library Conference Hall, a debate devoted to Belarusian engaged culture will take place. Among the guests of the debate are the painter Nika Sandros, Belarusian culture manger in Poland: Igor Znyk and the singer of FolkRoll band: Nasta Nikrasava. The debate will be lead by Pawel Pieniazek( Krytyka Polityczna). The debate will be accompanied by screening of a documentary about the performance of Pawel Althamer ( 2012), the video of legendary Belarusian band NRM Pramien ( shot at the performance) and the newest movie about young rock music in Belarus "Language. Music. Youth."

On 22-nd of March, at the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre the works of Niki Sandros- "Scraches"-will be displayed-she is a Belarusian painter, blogger and an activist, and a concert of FolkRoll and Nasta Niakrasava will take place. The band is creating using authentic recordings from Belarusian village. In 2009 the band was awarded Grand Prix at XII Folk Festival of Polish Radio Nowa Tradycja. FolkRoll is a project of a guitarist and composer Pawel Ryzykowski and a singer Nasta Niakrasava, known to wider public form project R.U.T.A.

On 23-rd of March, in the historic Gdansk Shipyard at club Buffet two bands are going to perform: a charismatic band Hrotnica- joining elements of ska, jazz and classical music, and :B:N: ( no name ), a band performing alternative rock, presenting itself to Polish public at Basowiszcza( Grodek, Poland 2012 - winner of competition), Union of Rock ( Wegorzewo, Polnad 2006), IV Flader Pop Festival ( Gdansk, Poland 2006) and Festiwal of Rock Music in July 2011.

Program:

Thursday 21.03.2013 at 17:00-ceremonious opening

place: University of Gdansk Library Hall ( Wita Stwosza 53 street)

- Screening of a documentary about a performance of Pawel Alhamer in Minsk and screening of video of NMR Pramien band, shot at the performance.
- A debate on Belorussian engaged culture. Guests: a painter Nika Sandros, singer Nasta Niakrasava, a manager of Belorussian culture in Poland Igor Znyk. Debate moderated by Paweł Pieniążek( Krytyka Polityczna)
- Screening of a movie "Language. Music. Youth", 40 min


Friday 22.03.2013 at 19:00 - opening exhibition and concert

place : the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre ( Korzenna 33/35)

events:

19:00 exhibition of works of Nika Sandros "Scratches"
20:00 concert of FolkRoll and Nasta Niakrasava


Saturday 23.03.2013 at 20:00 - final concert

place: Gdansk Shipyard, club Buffet ( Doki 1 street)

Harotnica (jazz, ska)
:B:N: (rock)


Organization : Studenckie Koło Naukowe UG “Mozaika”, Gdańskie Towarzystwo Promocji Kultury Akademickiej, Kulturalny Kolektyw UG, ACK “Alternator”, Europejskie Centrum Solidarności, Nadbałtyckie Centrum Kultury.

Cooperation: Świetlica Krytyki Politycznej w Trójmieście, Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Klub Buffet, Inicjatywa Wolna Białoruś.

Project realized with financial support of Gdansk City Council and University of Gdansk