September 14 (Friday) 12 o’clock
The festival shall begin with a great parade, to which all citizens are invited. The parade will be organized as a dancing procession. We will start from under Aleksander Fredro’s statue in the Market Square and then circle it to enter Świdnicka Street, via which the parade will walk to the Oldtown Park.
September 14 (Friday) – from 12 to 6 PM
September 15 (Saturday) – from 11 AM to 5 PM
The Oldtown Park will become the centre of all that’s going to happen during the Festival. When entering the park, you will in fact enter the land of Wrocław dwarves and feel the magical atmosphere. Although most of the attractions are aimed at the young dwarves, the adults are also going to be entertained by various events and contests.
The festival’s programme includes the following amongst other things:
- pottery workshops – making dwarf figures using clay
- a competition for schools – decorating models of dwarf houses
- an individual contest – “Colorizing Wrocław”
- creating a large scale dwarf garden
- games in the mini-household surrounded by illustrations from the book „Gnomes”
- in the “Little Dwarf” city, the part for children, animators will have many interesting games and toys for kids to offer – there will be special spots with crayons, paints and cut-outs.
- A tour for adults – “Murals of Wrocław – those who paint at night” (starting from the park, Saturday at 3 PM).
Apart from that, you can enjoy the stands provided by the fashionable Wrocław cafés: Sweet Hocus Pocus, Little Red Table and Muffinery. At all these spots you can expect special dwarf products in low prices.
VRATISLAVIA FOR DWARVES (DWARFISLAVIA CANTANS ??? ) – a festival of not-so-serious songs
Tickets for this event are available at the Lower Silesian Tourist Information Office (PL: Dolnośląska Informacja Turystyczna) located at Cloth Halls 12 (PL: Sukiennice 12).
Wrocław Puppet Theatre
September 14 (Friday) – 7 PM
September 15 (Saturday) – 6 PM
The evening section of our festival will consist of cabaret shows. This year under the theme “Dwarfislavia Cantans – a festival of not-so-serious songs”. The first day we will see a couple of very gifted artists such as Czesuaf, Żak and Szpak or Liquidmime. The second day the Wrocław Puppet Theatre will host a cabaret gala. It will begin with Artur Andrus’s performance, after whom the artists from Hrabi will take on. The last attraction of that evening will be a live performance of the well-known Polish cabaret TV show: Heirs.
DWARF STATIONS OF AMAZING SHOWS
On the second day don’t forget to visit the route Market Square, Świdnicka Street, Wrocław Puppet Theatre and Oldtown Park there will be a lot of special dwarf stations. Figures of dwarves will point tourists and citizens towards the Oldtown Park where the main part of our festival will take place.
At each of these stations (they present a scene from the Wrocław dwarves ) you will get a chance to take a picture. Each station is a different kind of surprise. Passers-by will see amongst others the:
- An illusionist’s show
- Freestylers who will present their tricks with a football.
- Pupetters of Wrocław
- A specially made two-metre tall figure of a dwarf
- A stall with home-made stuff and a fortune lottery.
- A special show of tee stilt-walkers.
Urban Game „Save the dwarves”
The second main attraction of day two during the festival is the role-playing urban game in a special setting. The script designed solely for the III dwarf festival will use the city centre as a giant playing board – the vast dwarf land!
200 players enrolled online will have the same task – of locating a dozen or more colourful figures in any order. Each of the figures will give the teams a task to be made, after which they can get another clue. The entire set of clues will lead the team towards a great treasure.
In the evening of both days, those who walk into the right bar with a hand-made dwarf hat will get a special price on drinks from a special menu. It’s our way of appreciating the older dwarves. After all we are all dwarves…