Narracje - Oliwa

During the Narracje Festival, Gdańsk’s cityscape turns into a theatre of architecture and light. The Narracje artists work in visual art using light tech­nology presented on well-known or lesser-known Gdańsk buildings and street recesses, shop windows and in galleries. Their work can often be very surprising.
 
More information:
www.narracje.eu
 

Mozartiana International Mozart Festival

Poland’s only festival to present the music of W.A. Mozart in original interiors from the Classical era is now an important and highly-rated music event. This year’s edition will feature over a dozen concerts with pieces by the Master himself and works inspired by Mozart’s music. The concerts will take place not only in the period interiors of the Oliwa Cathedral and the Abbots’ Palace, but also in the open-air surroundings of the historical Oliwa Park as a natural setting for Mozart’s music.

Gdańsk Music Summer

The Gdańsk Music Summer is a series of concerts that have been taking place in various parts of the city for over 10 years now. It gives both tourists and locals the opportunity to listen to the most beautiful classical music compositions. It is rightly said that music has charms to soothe even the savage beast. The Gdańsk Music Summer is about throngs of music lovers relaxing to the sounds of classical music.
 
More information:
www.filharmonia.gda.pl
 

Solidarity of Arts

Gdańsk is an excellent place to speak of the solidarity of artists, about art’s universal dimension, which transcends political, ethnic and religious boundaries. This is the idea behind this August festival, whose ambition is to unite artists and the public around high art.

More information:
www.solidarityofarts.pl
 

St Dominic’s Fair

The tradition of St Dominic’s Fair dates back to the 13th century. On the final Saturday of July, throngs of merchants from Germany, France, England and even Spain and Portugal would come arrive in Gdańsk. Over 400 ships were known to call at the harbour with French and Spanish wine, silk, preserves, Portuguese spices, English tin and cloth. Circus acts, acrobats, jugglers and actors’ troupes would come from far and wide. Today, St Dominic’s Fair is also an attraction for tourists and locals alike, combining a flea market with a huge agenda of cultural and sports events.

Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival

Held since 1997, the year of Gdańsk’s Millennium Celebration, the Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival is a return to the Renaissance tours of English theatre troupes to our city. The Festival is an international review of the most intriguing adaptations of the plays of the Swan of Avon, from the traditional to the experimental. For the second time, the spirit of Shakespeare will descend upon the new building of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, a modern multi-purpose building designed by visionary Italian architect Renato Rizzi.

FETA International Festival of Street and Open-Air Theatres

For years now, theatre productions have been traversing Gdańsk, often to discover lesser-known cityscapes for their audiences. From small juggler scenes to monumentally expressive spectaculars, mimes, stilt-walkers and dancers, stories from around the world: the rich landscape of the Gdańsk celebration of open-air theatre has been attracting its faithful audiences for years regardless of the weather and the time of day or night. FETA’s repertory includes many engaging productions from celebrated international street theatre artists.

Baltic Sail

This annual international sail rally takes place in Gdańsk, Halmstad, Klaipeda, Karlskrona, Rostock and Lubeck and is dedicated to seafarers and sailing ships. The Gdańsk part of the event - Sail Gdańsk - is a colourful celebration of sailing in the historical city centre, with races, parades, shanty music concerts and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to visit the yachts, get to know the sailors, see up close the customs and diverse traditions which have governed the harsh sailors’ life for centuries.

Gdańsk Docfilm Festival /Dignity and Work/

The Gdańsk DocFilm Festival is the world’s only documentary film festival to focus on people in their workplace environment, human activity, and means of survival in various environments and situations. The DocFilm Festival is an opportunity to showcase the achievements of international cinema and to debate on the role and importance of the human being in the workplace.

More information:
www.gdanskdocfilm.pl