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Wrocław Uncut’s Weekend Event Picks: July 20th-22nd

Festivals, concerts, sporting events and more

 

Every weekend Wrocław is home to countless events from different genres, whether it be sport, art, culture, music or film.

Here's just a sample of a few things going on in Wrocław between Friday and Sunday:

Śląsk Wrocław vs Cracovia Kraków

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The Ekstraklasa returns as Śląsk Wrocław take on Crakovia Kraków. 

Tickets, which vary between 20 and 40zł, can be bought online here. Wrocław Uncut recommends watching in sector C or sector D (the latter of which is dedicated to families).

Those who fancy a dose of the 'ultras' experience can go to sector B, but must remember to follow the 'rules' laid out by the hardcore fans who occupy the stand every matchday. 


Bogdan's Journey at Nowy Horyzonty Cinema & Q&A
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Tonight at 6pm cinemagoers have the chance to catch a special screening of Bogdan's Journey, directed by Michal Jaskulski and Lawrence Loewinger. 

The movie tells the true story of a Catholic Pole who launched a crusade to reconcile Poles and Jews over a massacre that happened 69 years ago.

Bogdan Białek, whom the film is based on, will be present at the event and he is also scheduled to take part in an English-language Q&A after the screening.


Brave Festival


The Brave Festival is an ethnic festival that strives to promote art, music and culture from persecuted groups. Every year the festival has sought to showcase colourful performances from artists and performers from all over the globe, bringing some truly unique acts to Wroclaw along the way.

The Brave Festival – the festival of the brave, of the people who say where they are from, what their values are, their traditions and spirituality. This is not a festival about works of art but about the art which can save and protect thousands of forgotten, abandoned, lonely cultures and people.

We had to create the Brave Festival to fight against people being chased away from their own culture, from their own sensitivity; the festival is about the world that is dying, which will pass away if we don't do anything to stop this process at least a little. It's the Festival of the people who do not agree to follow models promoted by mass culture, who seek for the deepest possible sources of inspiration – inner inspiration. Sensitive and tolerant people who are not afraid to deepen their sensitivity.

Brave Festival Organisers

The 2018 Brave Festival is being held under the banner 'Invisible' and will feature a series of "unique, almost unaccessible artistic performances". According to Brave Festival organisers, 11 of the invited artists or artistic groups are connected together by social aspects as well as fact they all use art to facilitate social change.

For more info on the festival, check out the offical website, where you can find details on the full programme in English.


Czillen am Grillen 2018


On Saturday Wrocław's Partynice racecourse hosts the fourth edition of Czillen am Grillen by WrocLOW.pl.

Every year the event is a festival of car tuning and live hip-hop. Entrance is free and you can find more info here.


Silent Disco In The Neon Gallery Courtyard

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Surowiec are organising another edition of silent disco in the neon courtyard tonight. 

House, funk and techno music will all be available on 3 seperate wireless headphone channels.

To rent the headphones, you can fill in a form with personal data, leave an ID card or pay a 200zł deposit.


Vertigo Summer Jazz Festival

Live jazz music is set to be a part of public life in Wrocław in July thanks to the upcoming Vertigo Summer Jazz festival.

The 31-day festival will see numerous jazz bands and artists perform at a variety of disparate locations. Every Friday concerts will be held at Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant, however on every other day of the week live jazz will be playing out somewhere else in town.

On Mondays concerts are to take place in beach bars, while Tuesdays will see live jazz performed on various different means of transport – a boat, a tram, a train and even a bus. On Wednesdays and Thursdays the focus then moves to various indoor venues. Parks will be the scene of live jazz on Saturdays, followed by concerts on Daliowa Island every Sunday.

All of the outdoor concerts are free to attend, as are performances on the Vertigo Jazz tram, bus and train. Tickets for the indoor gigs and the jazz boat, which cost between 20 and 50zł, can be bought online here. Festival passes are also available for 159zł.


Open-air cinema

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You can catch free open-air cinema screenings every Friday this summer at the History centre on Grabiszynka street (formely the bus depot).

Tonight's film, Moonrise Kingdom, will be screened at 21.30.


Wake'n'Night VOL.8

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Watersports venue WakePark Wrocław are organising another night party tomorrow evening, when there'll be live djs and watersports stunts under the lights. 


Gastro Miasto

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The third edition of Gastro Miasto also takes place this weekend. 

Held at Browar Mieszczański, the culinary gathering features a number of street-food vendors from across the city:

Seafood Bar&Market
Studio Kulinarne Browar Mieszczański
Thali
SeeSea
KRASNOLÓD
Plastrami
Chingu – Korean BBQ (tylko piątek i sobota)
Curry Karma
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Wartburger
Petits Fours
Olszewskiego 128
Korba Kuchnia
Dim Sum Garden
Głodne Wilki
Grabtogo – brunch, lunch i kawa
Kartel
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They'll also be beer on tap from local brewery wBrew, and live music from the Hoodoo Band on Friday night.

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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