festivals


Festivals

Every year in May, within the framework of the Amateur Culture Week, we organize the Kamishibai Festival – Dragon Kamishibai Theater, where you can watch the best performances from Ljubljana for free.

However, when the House of Children and Arts closes its doors in the summer, you can socialize with us at the many festivals that are being produced by our association. You can listen to quality music for children at PicniConcert Festival, you can visit a hidden place in Ljubljana at Fairytales above the city Festival, and for nineteen years in a row you can have fun with us at the Emona Promenade Festival.

Emona Promenade Festival is an international street festival that has become well established in Slovenia and internationally in the last nineteen years. It is one of the most recognizable international festivals for children and families in the city of Ljubljana which with its concept of socializing and creating on the street attracts more visitors every year.

The basis of Emona Promenade Festival which traditionally takes place on the last weekend in August before the start of a new school year consists of a selected
programme of plays, creative workshops and interactive games for all ages. We pay special attention to the mini-forms of “small size” performances and performances that already have their home in the House of Children and Arts: fairytales, traditional Japanese
theatre Kamishibai, puppet shows for adults, street theatre and creative workshops in the open.

The program of the Dragon Kamishibai festival offers the latest production of the kamishibai makers from Ljubljana. It’s speciality is a large number of premieres. In addition to the novelties of the established Kamishibaykari, we will present the production of the Little School of Kamishibai, which takes place at the House of Children and Art.

The festival takes place in May at the House of Children and Art.

PicniConcert is a family meeting with good music, food and drinks. PicniConcert is a different form of spending free time together since it enables quality cultural experience that is intertwined with relaxed socializing and ecological awareness. In the summer months we invite you to retreat from the summer heat, relax under the pine trees in park Tivoli near Tivoli promenade and enjoy a snack while listening to ethno and folk concerts. Two of the concerts are performed at Ljubljana Castle. We will provide great music and you will familiarize yourself with the music from all over the world, traditional instruments and different singing techniques. Bring full picnic baskets and blankets with you and if you are a musical enthusiast your instruments as well since the stage is open for all after the concerts.

Fairytales performed with Kamishibai theatre provide a pleasant transition from holidays to a new school year. In 2017 we celebrated architect Plečnik and climbed above the city of Ljubljana. In 2018 we got closer to the water and visited bridges of Ljubljanica river with fairytales on small wooden stages. Last year we took our stories in front of the walls of Ljubljana wich separate us metaphorically (and in reality), but also provide shelter.