Free Public Transport On Saturday (But Only If You Are Reading)

Anyone reading a book or e-book on a bus or tram will not need a ticket

MPK Wrocław have announced that public transport will be free on Saturday for anyone who is reading onboard the city's buses and trams.

The motivation for the initiative is European Literature Night, which is being held this Saturday evening. 

In a Facebook post published yesterday morning, MPK Wrocław revealed that anyone reading a book or e-book on an MPK tram or bus will be able to travel on Saturday without a ticket. The rules apply for the whole day.

A number of special cultural events are also planned for European Literature Night in Wrocław.

Among the highlights of the programme is a series of readings of William Shakespeare works. The English readings will take place throughout the day (7am – midnight) every 15 minutes at various different locations.

According to Wrocław Go, the Shakespeare excerpts will be recited at the following locations: 

  • Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw, ul. Bernardyńska 5
  • Pieśń Kozła Theatre, ul. Purkyniego 1
  • St Christopher’s Evangelical Church, Pl. Św. Krzysztofa 1
  • Church of Mary Magdalene, ul. Szewska 10
  • Aula Leopoldina, Pl. Uniwersytecki 1
  • Kalambur, ul. Kuźnicza 29a
  • Klub Proza, ul. Przejście Garncarskie 2
  • Rynek 25
  • Old Fair Building, pl. Solny 16
  • Mleczarnia, ul. Włodkowica 5

Gregor Gowans

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