Exhibition: Art & Heritage of the Town of Split – 19th October 2010

Tomorrow, 19th October 2010, the Gallery at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in London will host a private view of the exhibition Art and Heritage of the town of Split, featuring paintings by Split artist Vjekoslav Stipica, with accompanying lectures.

The private view will commence at 6pm, with introductory speeches given at 6.45pm. At 7pm, Dr Josko Belamaric will present his lecture Tribute to Robert Adam, followed at 7.30pm by Mr Vedran Matosic’s lecture, Split – The big event.

The event is being hosted by The British Croatian Society, and The Croatian British Society from Split.

Art and Heritage of the town of Split
Tuesday, 19th October 2010 from 6pm
Gallery of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia
21 Conway Street, London W1N 6BN

Klapa Motovun Concert in London tonight, 15th October 2010

Organised by the British Croatian Society, Klapa Motovun will be performing a concert tonight, 15th October, at St Elthelburga’s Centre of Reconciliation and Peace in London (78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG; nearest underground station is Liverpool Street).

The concert starts at 7.30pm to 10pm (doors 6.45pm), and tickets cost £10. They can be purchased online at http://stethelburgas.org/civicrm/event/info?id=208&reset=1 and will also be available on the door.

Klapa Motovun is an a cappella group that has taken this type of singing to a high level; klapa itself is a traditional form of singing that has grown out of folk music, and is usually in the style of unaccompanied male singers. This group come from the beautiful hilltop town of Motovun in Istria, and their visit will provide a rare opportunity for audiences in the UK to experience klapa singing.

Croatian Theatre Group at The Barbican, London, 21-28 October 2010

Those based in London or elsewhere in the UK may be interested in news that a Croatian children’s theatre group are to perform at the prestigious Barbican in London for a week in October.

Parachutists or On The Art of Falling, performed by theatre group Theatre Mala Scena, has played in a number of cities across the globe, including Buenos Airies, Washington D.C., Madrid and Sydney to great acclaim. The wordless piece, aimed at children aged between three and eight years old, asks: what force keeps everything in the world together?

Parachutists is performed by Kristina Bajza Marcinko and Tomislav Krstanovic who spin, tumble and float during the performance, playing with gravity flying and falling. It is directed by Ivica Simic, music by Alen Kraljic and costumes by Hana Letica.

Taking place during school half-term week, there will also be a drop-in art activity taking place in the foyer outside the theatre – where children can make their own parachutist!

Theatre Mala Scena was founded in 1989 in Zagreb, and has become one of Croatia’s leading theatres for children and young people. They offer their audiences a chance to explore and understand the world around them, sparking curiosity and encouraging communication.

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