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What's on in Lublin in October?

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What's on in Lublin in October?

During October days, in Lublin you will find everything that will stimulate, activate and satisfy you! See you in Lublin!

1-6.10 (Tue-Sun) – 8. Andrzej Nikodemowicz Time and Sound International Festival

The festival places the works of its patron, professor Andrzej Nikodemowicz, a distinguished composer of European sacred music and the Honorary Citizen of Lublin, in the rich context of music of all times. The programme presents outstanding artists, orchestras, choirs and chamber orchestras from Poland and abroad.

Henryk Wieniawski Music Association/ul. Rynek 17/admission free

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5-15.10 (Sat-Tue) – 24. Theatre Confrontations Festival

The foreign programme concentrates on the East. A renowned Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov shows his play for the first time in Poland, whereas Eimuntas Nekrošius steals the festival’s finale. This year’s edition will commemorate the late director, whose unique imagination has made a clear and lasting mark on contemporary European theatre.

Centre for Culture/ul. Peowiaków 12

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11.10 (Fri), 7 pm – Wojciech Ireneusz Sobczyk – Atlas of Weeds – exhibition opening

The artist carefully studies marks left by history, to then transform them into equivocal, though provoking artworks. The exhibition was inspired by the pre and post-war history of the tenement house that currently hosts the gallery. At the beginning of the 1941 it was populated by 79 residents of Jewish origin. When the war ends, the residents’ list has only Polish names on it.

Galeria Labirynt 2/ul. Grodzka 3/Tue-Sun; 15.00-19.00

11-12.10 (Fri-Sat) - Chatka Blues Festival

Great news for those who like blues tunes. Another edition of Chatka Blues Festival. You can’t miss it!

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18-20.10 (Fri-Sun) – 12. Kontestacje Impro Student Theatre Festival

The festival presents Polish and foreign artists presenting the range of possibilities offered by improvisation in theatre. Each day will be summed up during discussion panels with the artists. Workshops and meetings of improvisers, during which everyone might become part of the performance, are an important part of the programme. The festival was created as a space for co-creation, community and self-expression.

“Chatka Żaka” MSCU Student Culture / ul. Radziszewskiego 16 / admission free

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25-27.10 (Fri-Sun) – 23. Bakcynalia Student and Tourist Song Festival

Festival directed at hikers who love singing whilst walking across the mesmerising landscapes. The programme presents the groups: Wolna Grupa Bukowina, Lubelska Federacja Bardów, Dom o Zielonych Prograch, Na Piątym Progu as well as a music competition, meetings with travellers, photography competition and Kids’ Bakcynalia.

“Chatka Żaka” MSCU Student Culture/ul. Radziszewskiego 16

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25-27.10 (Fri-Sun) - Circulations: East European Competition of New Circus Stunts

Circulations is a celebration of the New Circus. During the competition artists perform contemporary circus stunts.

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26.10 (Sat), 19.00 – A Streetcar Named Desire – premiere

Directed by: Kuba Kowalski; stage design, costumes: Kornelia Dzikowska; music: Borys Kunkiewicz; cast: Justyna Janowska, Marta Ledwoń, Edyta Ostojak, Jolanta Rychłowska, Daniel Dobosz, Maciej Grubich, Krzysztof Olchawa, Daniel Salman, Marek Szkoda

New Orleans, 1947. A streetcar, called “Desire” by the locals, arrives with a passenger – an emotionally unstable, neurotic and aging teacher, Blanche Dubois. She came to stay with her sister, Stella and her husband Stanley Kowalski – a hasty and simple

man with undeniable charm and vitality. The overstayed visit at the Kowalskis’ leads to a brutal clash of two worlds.

Juliusz Osterwa Theatre/ul. Narutowicza 17

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